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About F'Amelia Ristorante
Our neighbourhood restaurant seats 100 people and offers northern Italian cuisine. In addition to our daily specials we serve 6-8 house made pastas each day and offer a selection of 10 pizzas from our wood-burning pizza oven. Reservations are recommended but we also have walk-in space available !
Please visit our wine bar right next door for a casual drink or an appetizer before dinner. Both F'Amelia and Extended F'Amelia are available for group functions. Weddings and holiday parties are welcome!
BRUNCH is served Saturdays and Sundays from 11am.
Toronto, ON M4X 1E1
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: Open at 5pm, last seating 9:45
Brunch: Saturday and Sunday Open at 11am, last seating 1:45pm
Parliament & Wellesley
CAN$30 and under
FREE PARKING !
Street parking is free in the neighborhood until midnight and there are parking lots and pay spots also available.
Wellesley and Parliament
We are located just one block south on the east side
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
F'Amelia Ristorante Ratings and Reviews
We brought some friends to F'Amelia for the first time. We have been many times and each time feels special because the old house it is in so so lovely and the food is good, solid Italian fare.
The food was good, but as someone with a gluten sensitivity the choices were limited as they don't have gluten free pasta or pizza crust. The wine list is good and the chocolate mousse is rich and satisfying.
We came there with a huge group of like 17 people and they accommodated us even tho we only had a reservation for 10-15 people, plus we were a little late. They setup a pizza menu for us with drinks and desert. The BBQ Chicken Pizza and Cacciatore Pizza was amazing. And we all had the best Tiramisu ever...it was so light and fluffy. The servers and staff were excellent and were really sweet. P.S I liked the romantic candle light dinner vibe, that was cool.
Enjoyed the restaurant and would return - only complaint is the service. The waiter was very accommodating and friendly, except there was an issue with the wine order.
The bottle was advertised as a 2007 I believe, and the label said 2017. When questioned, the waiter said it did not make much of a difference, they would taste the same. There was no explanation as to why the wine was not as stated in the menu. I was very disappointed by this...
Otherwise I enjoyed the food, the ambience, and value of the meal and dining experience.
It was ridiculously cold in the restaurant. Sure, the people outside had heat lamps, but everyone inside was exposed to the cold from the open doors. They should really heat the inside too if they insist on leaving the patio open on a cold night. It was hard to enjoy my meal.
The food, on the other hand, came SCREAMING hot. I burned my mouth on the first bite of lasagna. The waitress only warned me not to touch the dish, but she should have warned me that the food would take at least 20 minutes to be edible. I had to nibble on my husband's dinner until mine was the appropriate temperature for consumption. His mushroom risotto was good, though mostly just salt flavoured. Didn't get any truffle flavour at all.
We also shared the salumi plate. Delicious, but so meager.
I wouldn't come here again, nor recommend it. Maybe if their pasta boiler was working it would have been a better experience. But it was way too expensive for a place that has more of a homey atmosphere.
F'amilia is a nice casual Italian Restsurante that uses local ingredients where possible to serve delicious and somewhat unique meals.
Our server's knowledge of their wines and food was excellent.
Our 6pm dinner was perfect but after 8pm is does get busy and this was a Thursday night. They seem to cope perfectly with the increase in diners however.
A wonderful dinner with excellent service.
We went specifically for the Giro D'Italia prix fixe menu and were disappointed that it wasn't available (in fact, the server didn't even know what we were talking about and had to ask). It's odd, because it was on their web site and on the menu board outside the restaurant, so not sure why it wasn't available. Anyway, we ordered off the regular menu and the food was delicious. It was a perfect evening for al fresco dining. Antipasto board was wonderful. Yummy cocktails, decent wine list.
A belated birthday celebration and to take in their Summerlicious menu, we enjoyed dinner on a Friday evening. Our server Gregory took the time to explain our selections and our hostess Tonya was friendly and had great taste in the music which was playing. Our appetizers and main courses were tasty; desserts were delightful and our inside table against the railing gave us access to both inside and patio ambience. Loved it and can't wait to visit F'Amelia again, perhaps to try a weekend brunch.
We went for Summerlicious. My husband ordered the lamb which consisted of two small pieces of lamb covered with fat. I ordered a shrimp pasta off the regular menu which had four tiny shrimp in it. The pasta was tasty but $24.00 for a small dish with four shrimp is ridiculous. The peach salad appetizer consisted of a few thin slices of peach with buffalo mozzarella, a tiny portion. We sat outside on the patio which was the one redeeming aspect of the evening as it was a beautiful night. If Summerlicious is supposed to introduce people to new restaurants in the city, F'Amelia failed miserably.
F'Amelia has become a favourite for my friend and I, particularly for pre-theatre dining. After fighting traffic into Toronto, it presents with a calming atmosphere (at least in the early evening). The service is attentive and friendly, and the food delicious, albeit a little pricey. I can't stop ordering the amazing lasagna, which is served in a bowl.
We'll be back!
I used to live round the corner from the restaurant, and dined there many times. I went back for dinner with friend. The kitchen was up to its usual standard, and that was impressive given that it was struggling with the 'Summerlicious 'crowds. But service was poor, from start to finish.
I booked on line, requesting a table on the terrace. We arrived to find the house 3/4 full, yet we had been assigned a table indoors. I mentioned this to the greeter and--without apology, and with obvious irritation--she said 'We don't take reservations for the patio.' I said, 'Fair enough, but I did put that down under 'special requests'; if you couldn't honour our request the thing to do would have been to call me back and tell me.' [And then we would have gone elsewhere--it was a patio evening.] Then she sneered, 'It was a REQUEST!' (I am not making this up.) I was, of course, well aware that my request was not, for example, a command. But the proper way to deal with a request--especially when the reservation form *invites* special requests--is to either *honour it* or *to contact the client in advance and explain why you cannot*. Deciding to simply ignore it till the guests arrive and then rudely deny it is just disgraceful. But it gets worse! Then, with increasing irritation that a guest dare express dissatisfaction, she said, 'NO restaurants in Toronto take reservations for patio tables.! So we went from incompetence, to rudeness, to an outright lie. Happily, at that point a couple on the terrace asked for their bill and, we eventually got our table as requested.
But then the server took over! It was just one error after another: didn't know the wine list, forgot the wine, returned to ask again which wine we wanted , forgot requests for bread, pepper.... Friendly enough, but not with it .
Its a good neighbourhood restaurant, with occasionally inventive cooking, but badly let down by front of house staff. It needs to get professional.
We loved the restaurant atmosphere. Greg, our server was excellent and Tonia gave us a very warm reception when we arrived.
Some of us thought that the menu was limited and one of us asked for a substitution, which was denied although I (the host) indicated that I would be happy to pay the cost for the substitution. It seemed a bit weird to be denied the substitution for which I would have happily paid but it did not spoil a very enjoyable evening and we just consumed more wine instead.
Having said that, I would probably not go back unless the menu offered more variety or flexibility. There was lots to choose from geared to pasta and pizza but outside that range, the menu was too limited for our particular group.
For people who have not visited the restaurant, it is worth at least one meal to form your own opinion.
After a chaotic start to our dinner service, we ended up having a wonderful experience. Staff seemed stretched thin, but the food was fresh and fabulous. Staff was friendly and accommodating even In the midst of the chaos. Enjoyable evening overall. Thank you!
One of fav locals! Great reception by a wonderful hostess. Nice selection of wines by the glass. Entree of grilled calamari and asparagus super yummy! Pizzas very tasty. Shrimp pasta excellent! We'll be back many more times!
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