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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!!!

613 College Street
Toronto, ON M6G 1B5
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(416) 534-3100

Website:
http://www.laforchetta.ca/

Executive Chef:
Roman Kolev

Additional:
BYO Liquor, Corkage Fee, Takeout, Wine

La Forchetta Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.1

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Groups (2)
Romantic (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 13, 2011

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 7, 2011

I can't understand why La Forchetta wasn't busier. What a great little place! The food was delicious and innovative. I can't wait to go back. Another plus, they don't allow smoking on their wee patio.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 5, 2011

Excellent food as usual. Wonderful and friendly service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 1, 2011

Great service.risotto excellent. $15 corkage fee a great advantage for those with a good wine cellar.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Montreal)·Dined on June 26, 2011

Food was average, same for service. Would I go back ? Probably not.

Tags: Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2011

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 23, 2011

The Food was very good... highly recommend it!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 4, 2011

Great food for the value. Will recommmend to my friends.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on May 15, 2011

one of my favorites, food is good wait staff is excellent, they know how to recommend all the right wines with food....cannot go wrong at la forcetta

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Hot Spot
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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 14, 2011

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 14, 2011

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.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 14, 2011

Excellent food. Wonderful service. Neighbourhood gem.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 9, 2011

Exceptional food, great Risotto in particular.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 6, 2011

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Toronto)·Dined on April 24, 2011

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on April 16, 2011

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Toronto)·Dined on April 15, 2011

The food was great, from start to finish. Our waiter was knowledgable and helpful. Only "issue" was the lack of ventilation from the kitchen which left the dining room a little hazy. But the excellent food more than made up it. Would definitely go back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 27, 2011

the best resturant i have been to in a year

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 13, 2011

Great Italian food and lots of selection.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 10, 2011

The food was excellent and outstanding. Will definitely return.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on February 21, 2011

Becoming a favorite for all occasions. Accomodating and attentive service from all staff. Delicious food and a wonderful wine list even if it's just to browse.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 19, 2011

we were looking for a new restaurant in toronto, found La Forchetta via on-line reviews. not very large so make a reservation but a very good restaurant. Attentive staff,wide menu,everything was very good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 16, 2011

food was exceptional, service - also very good

Tags: Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 16, 2011

Intimate dining with home cooking flavours. Very impressed with the service and food.

Well done La Forchetta!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 16, 2011

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 14, 2011

Delicious food but tables were spaced very closely, not a lot of privacy.

Tags: Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 12, 2011

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 10, 2011

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 31, 2011

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.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 28, 2011

The food was absolutely amazing! They also have the best Tiramisu I've ever eaten!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 26, 2011

The restaurant has an excellent ambiance but the food is horrible compared to other restaurants in Little Italy. The staff are pleasant and attentive.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2011

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 21, 2011

The food was good however it was very chilly in the restaurant. The curtain covering the front door area did not block out the cold air coming in from outside. The room temperature in the restaurant impacted the overall dining experience.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 21, 2011

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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 15, 2011

Very romantic atmosphere, great food, and nice staff. Makes for a good place to go for special occasions or a quiet night.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 13, 2011

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 9, 2011

Great that it is open Sunday; excellent but pricey wine list
fresh fish was delicious as was the pasta.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 26, 2010

They were very busy when we arrived so first approach was delayed. With the exception of this acceptable delay the service, food and energy of the restaurant was excellent. Special thanks to Maggy and Ron who took care of us.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 26, 2010

Excellent food but service was a bit lacking; luckily, the food more than makes up for it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 24, 2010

service was exceptinonal. Waitress/waiter attentive and quick with request. Thought my main course was very salty but friends also felt the same with theirs. Have had better Italian food in north part of the gta.

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