La Forchetta

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CAN$30 and under
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Italian

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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!!!
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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 14 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! What a gem. Fantastic experience in a wonderful neighborhood restaurant. We felt like locals, and the staff treated us so well.

Rave reviews about the delicious risotto in our group. The rosemary bread was divine. Dessert was a treat as well (semifreddo).

Highly recommended for those looking for a terrific Toronto dining experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely meal, very impressed with the food and atmosphere. Low key but very enjoyable Italian meal.

OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleased. Showed up and the restaurant was fully booked. I was seated immediately considering I had a reservation. You won’t be disappointed.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Terrible service, food good but not worth the price.

OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service, I’ll be back!

LB
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Sticky table, server brought full water glasses on tray and grabbed cup by rim to serve. Appetizer was very good (Portabello Cap), Mains lacked appeal. Great and vibrant location.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and great food. I will most definitely come back.

G
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Quiet restaurant early in the evening, but even when it’s full, conversation is very good. Going back!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was excellent! Will definitely return.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Seafood dish was tasty but I expected a larger portion for the price

GM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Really enjoyed the food. Service was great albeit it a touch slow. They were very helpful and were attentive to my pregnant wife. Would recommend to anyone.

EK
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve celebrated our anniversary here for 11 years and it is always a delicious meal. What a fantastic place to celebrate any special occasion. The best Italian restaurant in the city!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

This place has solid food but this restaurant is tired and in need of a refresh and update. Despite the restaurant being dead, our meal took longer to get to us then it should have. The waiter claimed it was because of my medium rare duck breast, but when it arrived it was so over done, I could have used it as a door stop. He was talking to the bartender, checking his phone and wasn’t attentive at all. I actually had to go to the bartender to get my bill and at this point, there were less then 6 people in the entire restaurant. He made no attempt to connect, didn’t seem excited about the food, made no suggestions, didn’t come to ask how the food was or ask if we wanted more wine so we spent a solid $100 but it could have been more so from a sales perspective the owner might want to school their staff. This was a birthday and overall, I think I understand why you can always get a table on open table because it’s a solid three star. Used to love this place.

RC
Atlantic Canada
16 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Excellent friendly service
Food very tasty and good choice available
Fixed price meal not available to OT reservation
Overall very good but not outstanding

T
Las Vegas
17 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was okay nothing memorable or spectacular

TM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quaint restaurant - we had a table in the front window overlooking bustling Friday night College street.

Food was fantastic - delicious steak - duck - pasta.

Service friendly and helpful.

A great date-night spot.

JC
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pasta was great, seafood wasn’t great, scallops were small, shrimp cooked too long, didn’t have enough seafood in seafood linguini- services were excellent but waited long time for main course

k
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cozy restaurant with great service and even better food. I will be dreaming of that roasted chicken for some time to come! Very good creme brulee. Perfect for my birthday dinner. Thank you!

NT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The restaurant wasn’t busy, but the service was very poor. The food was truly outstanding!

OT
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic authentic food and atmosphere

A
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Ambience and service was good!
The Rigatoni Bolognese, Butternut Squash Agnolotti Torinese and Over Roasted Atlantic Salmon were really good! We also order the Roasted Chicken Supreme, gnocchi arabiata and Farfalle con Pollo which were ok. The gnocchi tasted like it was out of those packets you get at the supermarket, clumped and doughy. Wished that would have been better

LO
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was very good and service was excellent. Small but comfortable and not noisy

OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit but definitely not our last. Started with red & orange salad and fennel & carrot soup, followed by grouper and sea bream. The appetizers were very enjoyable and the fish was cooked to perfection.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wonderful restaurant, 100% recommend.

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M
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always good. Friendly staff. Menu varied. Service good. Food delicious. Good value. Nice experience. Tables abit too close together. Noise abit too much because of this.

B
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place does not miss a beat. Old school charm, outstanding food. The beef carpaccio is to die for. Amazing wine list for the money. Good night back asap.

B
Oxford
15 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were the only customers but the food was very good and the service exemplorary.

s
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!

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SS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything we ordered was excellent. Risotto a highlight. Will return for sure.

B
Cleveland
17 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Forchetta is a gem on Cottage ST. Roman is a great host. You will enjoy the food, service and drink! We will be back!!

AG
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Very good restaurant with very friendly yet professional staff. I had salmon which was served with a very nicely spiced dish of lentils, spinach and tomatoes . My only complaint is that the salmon was a "wee-tiny" bit too dry. The wine selection had quite a few options and the wine (Sancerre) I had was very good. The staff was very helpful and friendly but not intrusive. The atmosphere was very relaxed and the noise level low even with a birthday party going on a couple of tables away. Overall a very pleasant experience.

LP
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent-and the service was very good as well. Really love the bread. My meal and my husband’s dinner was delicious.

TB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dined here for a birthday celebration with 7 of my friends. Food was amazing, and the service was as well. Would definitely recommend this restaurant and will definitely be going back in the future.

GM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hadn't been in Little Italy for a while and ended up here based on the reviews here. We had a great meal. My wife loved the flavour of the Caesar's salad and the lamb. I had the Caprese salad and rigatoni. Everything was excellent, including the bread with oil, salt and rosemary. A great restaurant in a character filled neighbourhood. Thanks!

OT
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Overall experience was ok. Portions of the mussels was quite small compared to other restaurants I have dined. Sauce was good. We felt the server was rushing us. The Pinot noir wine was definitely a hit. Food was homey. Slightly disappointed with the overall experience.

T
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a group of 8 who went to La Forchetta for New Year's Eve. The food was very good and the service was also good. I would definitely eat there again!

IT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience2

We really enjoyed our visit. The food was great, service was efficient. However, the place is pretty small and every time someone open the door it gets super cold in the whole place. I wish they had a curtain or something that blocks it somehow. The atmosphere overall was pretty cold.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration.

SC
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Place was really nice, but service was not great. Understandably they were very busy, but when the waiter came around to take our orders he didn't realize that he had not provided us menus. 2 of 6 ordered the crispy duck. Both said it was delicious, but far from crispy. 18% auto gratuity was put on the bill for 6 people. Perosnally not a fan of that, especially when it was not mentioned by the staff or anywhere in my reservation.

T
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was great and service was excellent. We'll be back for sure.