Ferro Bar & Cafe

4.7
38 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
Ferro has been established and family-operated since 1993. The Space: Originally a billiard hall of colourful yet dubious character which endured for over 20 years, the Pronesti family took possession over two decades ago and added eclectic yet tasteful elements of industrial, avant-garde design while maintaining the vibrancy and creative energy of the original space. The Food: Serving up traditional southern Italian cuisine with a creative spin where we feel you will enjoy it! Our original culinary ambitions have never changed: By holding true to the family recipes and dedication to fresh ingredients as passed down through the generations that have preceded us, we bring you authentic, honest, home-cooked food the very same way we enjoy it.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Monday - Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sunday 4:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Phone number
(416) 654-9119
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Bathurst Street

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Join us for Valentine's Day dinner (or lunch) this year and make it extra special in our "perfect date place" with our eclectic candle lit dining room, a delicious a la carte menu and enchanting cocktails & wine! No set-menu or min. spend! Reserve for any group size early and ensure a priority table

Thursday, February 14, 2019

What 38 People Are Saying
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RK
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food. We had a mini engagement dinner here and the staff was super attentive and fantastic. Also the food was incredible! The eggplant parmigiana was super good and the wodfire pizzas are excellent.

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CA
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Although it was New Year’s Eve, we did not feel rushed. Service was great. Will return!

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MN
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Must order magic mushrooms. They’re life changing! Our waitress was amazing also! Can’t wait to go back again and again and again!

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CH
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Cousin and I went for lunch just before Christmas. The interior was very inviting and warm looking. Our waiter was friendly and very helpful. We had magic mushrooms, gnocci (sp?) and zupa di pesci. All excellent along with complimentary bread and olive oil, parmesan, balsamc dip. I had a glass of Proscecco. We sat near the door with only a thin wall between us and the area next door which is under construction. Power saws made a horrific noise and construction guys walked through noisily yelling out to each other. Definitely very off putting. Final opinion? Food excellent! Ambiance sucked eggs big time.

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ME
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great Food. Great service. The atmosphere is friendly and the food is tasty. Attention to detail is not a second thought. Price is fantastic too!

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L
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

One of my favourite spots for Italian in the city. High quality ingredients, their pizzas and pastas never disappoint. However, it is always a bit too noisy. When coming with a larger group you will need to shout over the noise if you want to talk to the person across the table. Not ideal place to bring your grandparents :)

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L
Toronto
70 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Took our friends there it was their first time. Food was good, not great. Same with service. I was there about a month ago and everything was excellent with 4 people. Not sure why it was so difficult with 6

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VS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful ambiance, excellent food, warm service. Never disappointed here.

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PF
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome restaurant. Awesome service. Awesome people who work at Ferro.

Awesome place

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RC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the ambiance and the food! Was in Rome, Sicily and Capri in September and Ferro was just as lovely as our favourite restaurant in Rome.

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BM
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best dining experience ever! Strongly recommend. Definitely will return!

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DL
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We had 19 people and the waitress was excellent. We were quite noisy and the staff was more than polite. Food was excellent!
We go to Ferro often and have always been more than pleased with everything.

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SB
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

Our server was awesome!!!!

The food was ok. Little too nosiey so we couldn't talk to each other. Plus it was quit hot inside but it was very hot outside as well.

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SL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We went for the prix fixe menu, but they were out of dessert (biscotti). We asked for a substitution and were able to have another dessert that we split in 2. That was a satisfactory deal. The food was excellent, but seating in front of the kitchen was extremely noisy, although the restaurant was practically empty.

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F
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Food was great, but service was VERY slow. Meal took almost 2hrs.
Out of character for this place.

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p
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great experience...table ready when we arrived...promptly looked after with beverage order...went for Mother's day dinner, great appetizers and main courses...noise level was loud but not overwhelming, super spot for lunch or dinner

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T
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

I've been to Ferro quite a few times and always enjoyed it. That's why I was so surprised by our experience this past Saturday. Our waiter got our orders mixed up, and then left our plates in front of us for about a half hour after we were finished eating. He seemed to completely forget about us, even though the place was pretty much empty at that point. Even worse, when we flagged down another server to try to order some coffee, she gave off a very annoyed vibe, as though we were bothering her. I'd say our lunch took about an hour longer than it would have if we'd had a more attentive server. I like Ferro and I'll definitely come back, but these two servers were really quite bad.

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JO
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was excellent. We were a large group and sat at the front. It was annoying when the door kept opening as it was cold. And people were standing waiting for the table. But in fairness, they did call to warn me before making the reservation. We would go back. But would sit further in the Reataurant.

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great been here many times love the food! Ambiance a like loud sometime, but always great food! Best mussels at Ferro’s 👍🏻

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C
Naples
8 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Haven’t been here in a while but is was good as ever!! Great food & really happy staff!! Will definitely become a regular again!

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and fast service!!!!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great cozy place but waiter was too busy
to be attentive and on time at peak dinner time.
Thankfully food is always amazing.

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FL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Their food is to die for. A must go for those not only seeking great Italian cuisine, but just amazing food in general. Their Mushroom Risotto is legit.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place, would go back everday if i had the money!

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DR
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2017
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

The Italian food was terrific mushroom appetizer was excellent. The problem was one of our party is 4 years old and if this is a family restaurant it needs to have a childrens menu which it doesn't. There was also a 45 minute wait between ordering our food and recieving the main course which is unacceptable especially if you have a young one with you. I think that the stafff forgot our order? Too bad for the food was excellent. Won't repeat with kids.

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OT
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time trying this restaurant and we weren't disappointed. Food and service were excellent. I would highly recommend.

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s
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

enjoyed a great meal that was not overpriced. loved the atmosphere. would definitely go back.

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D
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very Nice meal. I was disappointed that our reservation time the restaurant received was wrong. A table was not ready,fortunately, the time we arrived was after the regular dinner hour and the staff were able to scramble to prepare an open table. The reservation time the restaurant had on their "Tablet" device was for the time I placed the request with Open Table. (3 hours earlier), I wonder if this mistake has caused problems for others? Hopefully this glitch can be corrected.

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L
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for family gathering. The mushrooms are to die for. Everything is amazing. I love the pizza with crispy pork cheek. It's quite different and very tasty.

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B
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Creme brûlée......that's all I have to say!! The best.

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HT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Food is good and good value. Service is inconsistent.

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OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2017
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Requested a table at the front on the reservation. Also called the day off to confirm that the received that note and was told it was no problem. Seated at the back and owner said they don't check requests on Open Table. The place was busy and obviously understaffed. Told there was no bread when asked, so asked someone else. Meals took forever to arrive and then were cold. One meal never arrived - they forgot to place the order. Owner was at the bar the whole night while the waitress ran around. Awful service. We are regulars but won't go back until summer when it's a much less popular choice.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Came here for my wife's birthday. I left a note in the reservation that it was her birthday and reminded our waitress at the beginning of the meal, but despite both of those reminders they did not do anything special for the occasion, even though they did indeed bring a dessert with a candle in it to the table directly next to us for that person's birthday. She was also not very friendly in general, making us feel like I was being a bother when asking for recommendations or details about the meal options we were considering. Food and ambiance were great, but service leaves much to be desired.

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L
Toronto
28 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always delicious and the service is amazing

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b
London
46 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2016
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

This restaurant had been around for years and it's Getting tired. The food is mediocre, with no spark of creativity or newness. My pizza was ok, my mother's pasta was nothing much. Good for families with children where the only need is to get food into their mouths.

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N
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a family of 4 sitting on the bar. it was great! the food was outstanding. the service was top notch. there is nothing else to really ask for.

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VT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2016
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Worst service that we have ever experienced. The waiter was beyond rude, insulting and ruined the night for all seven of us. The food was ok but based on the service and the overall experience, I would never recommend this place to anyone. I was extremely disappointed.

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JN
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another fantastic dinner, we shall return. Next time cannolies and FERRO CUVEE PINOT NOIR’12

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