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About La Forchetta
La Forchetta Restaurant is located in the very heart of Little Italy district of Downtown Toronto. The restaurant offers variety of classic northern Italian dishes such as risottos and fine meat and game, while listing some great home made pasta choices from the southern fare. For five years in a raw, La Forchetta has won the prestigious "Best of Award of Excellence" from the Wine Spectator. The wine list offers over 650 wines by the bottle with a comprehensive wine by the glass and half bottle selections. We believe in bringing the best quality food ingredients on the market to the kitchen,and then transforming them with passion for cooking to meals evoking a memorable dining experience. The extensive wine list embraces and complements the diverse style of Italian dishes. Enjoy, and buon appetito!!!
Toronto, ON M6G 1B5
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
CAN$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
BYO Liquor, Corkage Fee, Takeout, Wine
La Forchetta Ratings and Reviews
It was a quiet night but we have nothing to say but great things about our experience at La Forchetta. Guests in from Europe loved the restaurant, the atmosphere and most importantly the food. As an Italian who hates to eat out at an Italian resto (as nothing is as good as Mom's..) the food was fantastic. We shall definitely be going back again.
My girlfriend & I visited Toronto from NYC on a Friday night and both felt like Italian. Coming from NY, it's hard to find comparable Italian but La Forchetta was good. Great service, great atmosphere, and the dishes were good. The dessert we got was not incredible, but the salad and Sicilian rolls were good, as were the pasta and risotto special we shared.
Definitely recommended if you're in the area. It's a nice little place. We walked in and our table had a little "Reserved" sign on it. Everyone was extremely friendly. Bill came to only $103 with 2 glasses of wine, salad, app, pasta, risotto, dessert, tea, cappuccino.
Great mix of key italian favourites - risottos, pastas, meats and fish.. but NOT too many. Just enough choices and pizzaz to the choices. Zuppa de pesca was unbelievable. All in the sauce, fresh fish... nice smaller restaurant , but best part, ... they don't rush you out! Maggie was our server and amazing. GREAT personality, fun and added little touches like dessert, even though we didn't want it - on the house - was a very nice gesture. great wine list too - loved the overall restaurant... can't wait to go back with friends... Cathy and George
Our waitress as well as the other two or three staff who attended at our table were wonderful; they made the evening a great success.
Our two couples had the 7:15 Saturday evening reservation. Two of us made good choices of delicious and creative plates: beef carpachio then la forchetta spaghetti; scallops appetizer (fabulous dish) then caesar salad (because I was not really hungry.)The other two made less inspired choices: soup (something missing) then veal rissotto (tasty enough but rather unappetizing colour); and same soup then linguini di mare (average sauce but generous and varied seafood).
Lots of customers. Make sure you have a reservation. And make sure you choose your dishes wisely.
The food was really good, I order pasta and it was one of the best dinners I ever had. The bread they serve at the beginning was delightful too, although I thought the little note in the menu about charging extra for bread (if ask for more bread) is a little inappropriate. Since we ALL know that restaurants make 100% profit on what they serve, so why go cheap on bread? Overall it was great.
The restaurant is good. The food is simple and solid. I had roasted salmon on a bed of lentils. The salmon was perfectly cooked the lentils tasty. My guest had the chicken and she was happy with that. The price point is reasonable. I asked the manager for a wine recommendation and gave him a moderate price point and the wine he chose was excellent. If you want a simple dinner with friends or family this would be a good choice.
Very cozy and intimate space. The menu extends beyond Italian so there was a nice selection of starters and entrees. The grilled calamari appetizer w/tiger shrimp was very good as was my linguini seafood entree. My wife was less enthusiastic about the sea bass but still thought it was okay. An extensive wine list with many affordable selections. The service was very attentive.
We went on a Wednesday night, two days after Valentine's Day, and the place was nearly empty which we loved as it was quite and relaxed - perfect for lingering over a nice meal.
We ordered off the prix fixe menu and quite enjoyed it. We had trouble deciding which two app's to order as there were three we liked the sounds of, and our waiter very kindly offered to give us scaled down portions of all three so we didn't have to miss out on one! It was amazing - when do you ever get that? Never! Especially not in a big resto or a 'chain', which is why we avoid them and enjoy places like this.
Overall the service was great, the food good - I would definitely go back and of course recommend it.
I had reserved a table here for an anniversary dinner with my girlfriend, and it was amazing. I hadn't been there before, but we were able to sit down to a great dinner, and the service was superb. It was very romantic, and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a place for a special occasion. The staff were very polite, and made a great suggestion for a wine with dinner. A+.
I Rated the Ambiance 4/5 and Noise 2/4 because (and this isn't at all the restaurant's fault) there was a small child in there who wasn't having a good night, shall we say. However, after they left we had a nice long, and relaxing evening.
Best find so far. The ambience was great for a romantic night for two. We ordered the Merlot from the wine list and were not disappointed. The food was from the prix fix menu.
Salad and Mussels for starters. The Mussles were the best I've ever had. Soft and tender. Main course was Salmon with Lentils and Veal. Both dishes were excellent! The sides including with the meat/fish complemented them perfectly! Dessert was the Creme Brule and the Vanilla Chocolate Gelato which left us speechless.
The food was terrible, poorly executed and the specials were badly conceived (hodgepodge of ingredients - gorgonzola rose sauce with veal and shrimp???). I assumed that the kitchen knew what it was doing and I took a chance on a special. It was amateurish. I was there on a Monday night. This really felt like a restaurant on a serious downward slide.
Our dinner was wonderful. Our server was attentive, knowledgeable, and helpful. The suggested wine was perfection. Martini (2 oz.) seemed short but was delicious and perfectly made. There are many wonderful sounding menu items and specials for the night, making it hard to decide. Selection of Crispy Duck proved an excellent choice. Husband's pasta with lobster and scallops was nicely prepared and generous in portion. Tiramisu dessert is luscious.
This has now become my favourite little Italian restaurant. Everything was fabulous! The appetizer - Sicilian Rolls was to die for. Our dishes were so good and the right portion. I definitely would recommend this spot for anyone living in the Little Italy area. Service was 'lovely' too! It was definitely worth the drive from Brampton!
I did have problem making the reservation for one initially through Open Table. When I got to the restaurant, I was the 1st customer to come in at 7pm for a sit down meal. There were only 2 other tables that night so it was quiet.
The service was excellent, everything I ordered was good: the portobello-goat cheese appetizer, the risotto, the creme brulee, wine and coffee as well.
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