La Fenice

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La Fenice, located in the entertainment district of Toronto, serves hearty Italian dishes and pasta that stick to your ribs and give you a reason to return. The classy restaurant prides itself on its fresh ingredients and pasta, and the daily chef’s specials creatively redefine Italian cuisine. Pasta at La Fenice cover all of the bases, offering a veal ragu, linguini with fresh clams, and vegetarian dishes with olives, goat cheese, and anchovies. Rounding out the selection are gnocchi and risotto dishes, each bringing a new flavor to the traditional recipes. For Italian food that elevates the appetite, head to La Fenice before a night on the town.
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SM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous place for an I intimate dinner with loved ones or friends. The food was fantastic and perfectly cooked (I had the grilled salmon). The server did not rush us but keep in mind that we were off to a show later that evening.

PW
Toronto
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food with excellent service. Highly recommend te restaurant. Will definitely go again.

MS
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We will defeninately be going back.

MS
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the nicest experiences we have ever had out to dinner in Toronto! From the moment we walked in we felt like we were the only ones there. All of the staff was attentive and welcoming. The food (Seafood Mix and 5oz. Filet) were spectacular. We also noticed as other guests came in it was like they were coming home to dinner (a bit hard to explain) but several times we heard a server say “welcome back, it’s so good to see you again...”. It was our first time there but we got the distinct feeling that this place was special to many people there...it now is too for us as we will be traveling back to Toronto just to have dinner again at La Fenice!

N
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We were seated quickly. There were a several little things that distracted from a great review. The table had a ridge so plate was a bit tippy. We had to wait for water glasses to be refilled and when they were the water was warm. Lighting was very dim, hard to read the menu with out using my phone flashlight. However the food was nice and great options on the menu.

JM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and fantastic service from Paul...he looked after us, great suggestions...made for a great evening!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great atmosphere! Will definitely go again

OT
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service attentif nourriture excellente

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BB
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was impeccable Paul was just an awesome waiter. The food was outstanding thank you for an wonderful dining experience

RW
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was prompt our food sever was quite friendly. We had the rack of lamb and the the veal chop it was very very good. Very nice place will be back

MH
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great spot for pre-theatre dining! Delicious food and AMAZING service. TIramisu was wonderful.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My husband and I had dinner here Saturday evening and it was excellent from start to finish. Starters of Mussels in tomato/garlic broth and Caprese Salad was amazing. The Mussels were cooked to perfection, well prepared and very tender. Our entrees of Strip-loin and Veal Scallopini were delicious and well portioned. We ended our meal with the most beautiful Vanilla Brandy Creme Brûlée and Espresso Macchiato. The service was as you would expect from a fine dining experience but I think our waiter was exceptionally friendly and accommodating. We will definitely be coming back for our next theatrical show.

NL
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nicely situated near second city. Service was smooth. Professional servers but food was a bit slow in getting out of kitchen. Bruschetta came out as soon as we sat down. The main dishes were slow in getting out after the appetizers.

CC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, amazing service! Will definitely be back!

W
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

How wonderful to be in a relatively quiet room with such good food! Will be going to La Fenice again soon.

MJ
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful experience I was able to give family for a combination of birthday and Christmas gifts by taking them to La Fenice for supper before a show. The service was excellent and personal and the food absolutely delicious. Thank you so much for a great time - we will see you again soon!

TW
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paul our server was wonderful. Both of our mains were fantastic.

RG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Great value for the theatre district as well. Try the Cornish hen

OT
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food wasn’t very good for the price. Chicken was over-cooked and salty.

P
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Really good experience

Staff was friendly and engaged and did a great job

Food was very good

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Our server was absolutely fantastic. I believe his name was Andrew. I have to be honest, our food lacked a lot of flavor. My daughters pasta was good, but my veal with mushrooms was actually tasteless. I could taste the flour, sauce was completely bland and the meat was tough. I would never order meat here again but likely a pasta.
The atmosphere was wonderful.

TG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The host asked us about our time restrictions but did not share the information with our waiter. We still made it out in time for the theatre. Very congenial staff. Nice classy atmosphere. I ordered the shrimp and rapini fettuccine, which was very generous with all the ingredients but the shrimp were very slightly overcooked. The cappuccinos were huge and tasted great.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My second visit to this restaurant and was amazing just as the first time. Exactly service and food is so good. When I come to the city this is my place to have dinner.

TK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both the service and the food is exceptional! A must try restaurant. Sometimes a restaurant has good food but not the service. This restaurant's service is very impressive and always good. The staff are friendly and professional - they must have a secret tip in hiring their staff^^

TM
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s been quite some time since we have been to La Fenice. It was nice to see the changes. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and even though it’s the festive season we still had excellent service with excellent food! Well done for a very busy evening.

La Fenice
Responded on December 13, 2019

Thank you for sharing your experience, we're so glad you enjoyed your dinner at La Fenice. We hope you visit us again soon! Cheers

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WL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a family party of 6 out for a pre Christmas celebration. Paul and the rest of the staff could not have been more welcoming and gracious. We really appreciated Pauls dinner suggestions and loved the family style service. The serving staff were there when needed and disappeared to let us enjoy our dinner. The food was wonderful . It was just a delightful family dinner.

La Fenice
Responded on December 13, 2019

Thank you, Wendy, for sharing your experience at La Fenice. We're so glad you and your family enjoyed your evening, and it's lovely to know that Paul and our Service Team contributed to your delightful family dinner! Cheers and Merry Christmas!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the portions were generous. I'd recommend this restaurant for any special occasion.

La Fenice
Responded on December 9, 2019

Thank you so much for sharing you experience! We're so glad to know you enjoyed La Fenice. Cheers!

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s
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Perfect before a play dining. Hostess was very cognizant of our time. Everyone enjoyed theirs meal.

La Fenice
Responded on December 9, 2019

Thank you for sharing your experience! We're glad you enjoyed your pre-theatre dinner at La Fenice. We hope you join us again soon. Cheers!

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k
Toronto
35 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd visit to La Fenice after a previously great experience. This time didn't disappoint as well as I brought a good friend prior to an event @ Roy Thomson Hall. Food was excellent along with some great wine all priced reasonably. Ambiance and service was very good and enjoyable and attention to all details were very professional. A gem if downtown and off to a show. Speed of service was perfect to enjoy a nice meal and also leave enough time to get to the show. Will be back again for sure.

La Fenice
Responded on December 9, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! And thanks for the 5-star rating! We look forward to your next visit! Cheers!

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JP
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

L.a Fenice continues to provide well prepared food from an extensive menu. Although it was fairly busy, we had good service and a quiet table. Great place for a pre concert meal.

La Fenice
Responded on December 9, 2019

Thank you for your comments, Janice. We're glad to know you enjoyed your evening at La Fenice. Cheers!

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CB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner was very special

La Fenice
Responded on December 9, 2019

Thanks, Cristina, We're so glad you enjoyed your evening at La Fenice! We're happy to know that we shared in making your Birthday dinner special. Cheers!

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SM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the perfectly grilled, lightly seasoned salmon to the delicious rapini and the interesting burger with blue cheese, our group enjoyed every aspect of this meal and dining experience!

La Fenice
Responded on December 9, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to rate us and share your experience at La Fenice. We're so glad you enjoyed your evening! Cheers!

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S
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Food was just so so but I had never spent $24 for a martini in my life. Not going back there again

La Fenice
Responded on December 13, 2019

Hi Spencer, we're sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience at La Fenice. We are perplexed at your comment that you spent $24 on a single martini as $24 is not our martini price. We would love to speak with you to understand your concerns better. Please reach out to us at info@lafenice.ca. We hope to hear from you! Cheers!

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OT
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Très bon restaurant et sympathique.recommande à mes amis.

La Fenice
Responded on December 9, 2019

Thank you for sharing your experience! We're glad you enjoyed your evening at La Fenice. We hope you join us again soon. Cheers!

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MJ
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We like La Fenice so much that when we stay in Toronto we'll only pick a hotel if it's convenient to the restaurant.

J
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shayan took care of ya as always. Fabulous authentic Italian food and classy but comfortable and welcoming atmosphere.

RC
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Servers were attentive; food choices and quality was great, but the wine list could be more comprehensive.

DB
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went prior to theatre at the Royal Alexandra Theatre with friends we haven’t seen in 15 years. Paul customized a fabulous dinner. Tasty and elegant at a very reasonable price. Really....... what an awesome place. You have to go there!!!

T
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good restaurant. Well located. Service was excellent food was great

CH
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maitre d' and waiter welcomed us and recognized us from our previous visit eight months ago. Beautifully prepared dishes nicely presented by the waiter. Waiters are attentive without being intrusive. Varied wine list at reasonable prices. Atmosphere is quiet, unlike so many annoyingly noisy restaurants, and we could chat easily. Six very satisfied patrons.

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