About Fraticelli's Italian Grill - Appleby

Fraticelli's Italian Grill and Bar is driven by one simple principle… create a great Italian impression. Or as the Italians often say… "fare una bella figura."
Like our 13 provinces and territories, Italy has 20 wonderful regions, each one more adamant than the other that they have the best food in the country. Our menu at Fraticelli's is to serve you the best of the best from these wonderful regions. Our steaks are cooked over a high heat wood-fire grill made famous in Tuscany. Our pastas are fresh and our sauces are homemade ranging from the classic northern dish Pappardelle Bolognese to the southern Sicilian style seafood pasta, Spaghetti Pescatore. The pizzas are served Napoletana; style, thin crust and stone baked at 750 degrees. All made with the freshest ingredients available, authenticated with imported Italian plum tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil, and the best grated cheeses.

1860 Appleby Line
Burlington, ON L7L 0B8
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Wednesday: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday - Friday: 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday: 3 pm - 12 am
Sunday : 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Cross Street:
Ironstone

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(905) 332-9769

Website:
http://www.fraticellis.ca/

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Fraticelli's Italian Grill - Appleby Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

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4.1

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4.0

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3.9

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Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (11)
Good for a Date (11)
Fun (9)
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Casual (9)
Notable Wine List (8)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Cozy (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Bar Seating (7)
Special Occasion (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Authentic (4)
Business Meals (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Romantic (4)
Live Sports (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great place and fantastic staff!! I'm so sad that they will be closing this month for good. This was always my favourite place to go!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 24, 2017

everything was very good - the appetizers were especially good

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 22, 2017

We have always had memorable times at Fraticelli's and all members of the family look forward to returning!

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

The restaurant was just okay. It was really noisy and tables are really close together. Word to the wise - don't order off menu. I wanted a simple spaghetti and meat ball dinner (it is an Italian restaurant after all). They charged me $27 (third most expensive meal on the menu). I didn't even get spaghetti - it was a thick doughy noodle that was under cooked. Disappointed.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Our server Sara was OK we saw her three times at the table take our order deliver our drinks half way through the application, and then after our meal. We had to ask for water twice and had to request cheese and pepper with our meals...unfortunate for an excellent meal

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Had a great meal here. Nice mix of booth seating and bar seating.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Late-night Find
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Food was good and service was fast. Our waitress had a bit of attitude. She wasn’t that friendly and when asked about a salad dish if it was changed, she said it’s always been like that, I’ve been here since the restaurant opened and that never changed in a very unfriendly tone.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Live Sports
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Have been to this restaurant at least 5 x's. Maybe just a bad night, not sure. Appetizer arrived as we were eating our 1st Course of Soup and Salad. Then had to wait 30 minutes for main course of pizza that was very oily and under cooked on top, but too crisp on bottom. It was actually burned black. Even if cooked in stone oven, this was unacceptable. This is the first time we have had a bad experience here.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

One of my worst dining experiences ever! Had a party of eleven. When entrees arrived only 9 plates were brought to the table and most of these were dry and appeared to have been sitting for some time under heat lamps. The remaining 2 plates were not brought to the table until virtually everyone was done their meal. Complained twice to manager and received a very insincere apology. The 2 late entrees were removed from the bill but no other concession was made to make up for the extreme delay and inconvenience it caused the whole party, and to entice us to come back in hopes of a better experience. We even indicated that, had everyone at the table waited to eat out meals together, we would have all would've had cold meals. Nevertheless the manager seemed not to care and undetermined to maintain a good customer experience. Plus, to top it all off, one guest was served a glass of wine where which smelled of bleach. Perhaps it was the remnants of chlorine from sanitization but it was undrinkable. We will NEVER return. 11 customers lost for good...and will do what we can to discourage others from patronizing this establishment. Horrible experience!!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 28, 2017

4 of us had your salmon
We all felt it was over cooked and blah tasting
We have been numerous times and felt this was the poorest meal we have had

Tags: Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Had a great Birthday dinner for my twelve year old son. Service was great and the food was delicious. Probably one of the best Caprese Salads I have ever had! We will be returning for sure!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Good appetizers. Good wine offerings. The brocolini was super salty. The seafood pasta was requested to be non-spicy but came with so little sauce there where plain white pasta clusters in the dish. Our waitress did not know how to open a wine bottle (did it for her so as to not break the cork). Very noisy, more bar level noise than sit down dinner levels expected.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We went for dinner and if it wasn't for the smoke coming from the pizza ovens, we would have rated it higher. Our server was lovely and the food was good (loved the bread!). If we came back we would definitely ask for a table on the other side away from the pizza ovens.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 6, 2017

We were seated right away for our reservation. Drinks and food were great. Lots of choices. Service a little long between courses but we were in no rush. It was a good night out.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Romantic, Live Sports, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Casual, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Good service, good food, comfortable booths. Only thing we didn't like was the noise level. Loud music, therefore people talking loud so they could be heard.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Fun, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Had a great experience, our servers were very good. Food was delicious as always.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We enjoy coming to Fraticelli's as the food has always been good. With our last visit this was not so much the case. The chicken marsala feature was a good as always, but the salmon meal was not as ordered. It was supposed to be medium well, but was overdone, and slightly burnt on the bottom. The potato wedges were dry, quite hard, and tasteless. Should have said something but did not as the service was excellent, as was our dessert.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

They need to review both the content and presentation of their pizzas. It was the worst one my husband has ever eaten. My brother asked for a slice of cucumber with his gin and was told "we donlt have any". Does the restaurant honestly not serve cucumber with their salads? We were served by at least 3 people - very confusing. The noise level was too high. Apart from the pizza, the food was good.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 16, 2017

I have dined at Fraticelli's several times. When it was my turn to choose a restaurant for our "alum" get together Fraticelli was at the top of my list!

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Was there for Anniversary and husbands birthday. Sat on patio, beautiful atmosphere, great food. Overall lovely evening!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great place to eat! The food has always remained top notch and the atmosphere is very comforting but the service is by far the best part! We were checked on regularly but not rushed and everyone was very friendly. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone! Great work

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Romantic, Quick Bite, Fun, Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 4, 2017

The service was fantastic! Not overbearing, just the right amount of contact. Drinks were replenished at appropriate times. Main course delivered shortly after the appetizers were finished. Highly recommend the Roasted Chicken Rotolo.

Tags: Quick Bite, Casual
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

We were there this past Saturday (September 2, 2017) which was our 3rd trip and we have never been let down yet.

The greeter was polite and the service overall was excellent.

I had the Gnocchi w/ four cheese sauce and it was amazing. The portion looked small at first glance but I was filled nicely by the end of it. I also split the Tuffo which is my favorite appetizer.

To close off the night I had the Cheesecake. Definitely a great overall performance and there will be many more returns.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We come to this restaurant on a regular basis, what keeps us coming back it the great Wine list which as our top favourites. The Menu is everything that an Italian family eats, everything is delicious well made and the right ingredients.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

I'd twice at this restaurant before with a friend for lunch during the week and had pleasant experience including good food and competent service at a reasonable price. On this occasion, a Sunday brunch, I'd invited friends for our 50 years of friendship celebration. The music was deafening and the volume didn't get turned down in spite of two requests. Our friends were upset as it was difficult environment for a good conversation. At one point we considered leaving in the middle of the meal. The food presentation from the kitchen was sloppy, large portions on a small plate and excessively greasy. One person didn't get what she had ordered for main course. Very poor overall.

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·Dined on August 27, 2017

We were celebrating a birthday. We ate at the Appleby location when it first opened and had
a very delicious dinner with excellent service. To celebrate our special occasion we knew we
had to return. This time the food was so-so. There was not enough sauce on the pasta and it
tasted blah. I was pretty sure that there used to be more items on their menu - this time it
was 1 page. I don't think we will be returning. What a disappointment as we were really looking
forward to a repeat of the first time.

Regards - K & M Adams (Burlington)

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·Dined on August 12, 2017

The food is very very rich and fatty. I have never in my life had a salad that was "too rich" but the freshly baked bread is absolutely to die for.

Tags: Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 11, 2017

I had an arugula salad with beets, goat cheese and steak. It was good, though a smaller portion size for a meal salad. I appreciated the decaf option for cappucino after dinner and it was very good, though was served with the tiniest biscotti I ever seen. A punishment for us not ordering dessert perhaps?? My friend and I were seated in a row, as opposed to a booth, and we couldn't see any reason for the hostess seating us there as the restaurant was not busy at all on a Friday evening and there were plenty of booths available. When we were first seated, there was an empty table between us and another large party, so we didn't ask to be moved, but later on, a couple was seated right next to us, less than 2 feet away. It was super awkward because one of the patrons was staring at me the entire time and trying to listen to our conversation (???). We had to shift our chairs over. Awkward!! I understand if it's a very busy place but really, it's Burlington and the restaurants was half empty at least. Anyway, our waitress was very friendly and pleasant, though I really think people in the food service industry should ensure they have clean hair for their shifts. I really hope this "no shampoo" craze ends soon.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Friendly waiter, just attentive enough.

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·Dined on August 5, 2017

The usual experience in that it was good service, well cooked food and we will of course go back yet again

Tags: Great for Brunch, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 4, 2017

I specified in my reservation that it was for a 14th Birthday we were with our grand daughter . There was no meantion from the waitress and no offer of dessert so a little disappointing. Also waitress was neglectful. At the end of our meal she actually asked me to pass her my plate I just looked at her in surprise. My husband said to her "do you think your at home". I said no I have a bad shoulder and she should come pick it up herself!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Portions too small even while we asked for the larger portion and extra chicken. Quality below normal, my pizza was not cooked and Too oily on the bottom with left a greasy and needed to be redone while my party finished eating. I ate a slice and packed the rest.
Not impressed.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Sat outside

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·Dined on July 26, 2017

Was able to reserve a table last minute - service was fantastic. It's a great place that has a balance between casual and upscale.

Tags: People Watching, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

Two of the meals were really good but my son's pizza was mainly arugula, hardly any prosciutto. He loves pizza and was very disappointed.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 21, 2017

The food at this place is fabulous. The pizzas are great! Attentive service. Will definitely be going back!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Great as always. Love the patio and service was great! Both loved our meal.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Overall good food. One dish came very spicy even though it was asked and double verified to be made not spicy. It was remade but came at the end of everyone else's meal. Waitress followed up asking if the remade dish was better not knowing it had not been provided yet (too busy / lack of attention to fixing errors). Sat in booth near bar. Although the bar was mostly empty (total of 2 people there) it was fairly noisy (echos from rest of restaurant?). Food was nicely hot unlike some reviews we read before going. We would go again, not for a quiet dinner though. Good food, with pub atmosphere, room to improve with service.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Overall one of my favourite restaurants in Burlington. Great service and food.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 11, 2017

We had a family birthday with 8 people - None of us have ever been, but have heard good reviews. IT WAS AMAZING - the food was delicious, our waitress "Marlie" was outstanding and put up with our craziness. We all said from now on all family get togethers will be a Fraticelli's.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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