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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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4.1

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (5)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Special Occasion (4)
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Authentic (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Casual (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Cozy (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Business Meals (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Romantic (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Really tasty food and excellent service

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Delightful and delicious meal in an intimate and welcoming setting.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 10, 2017

There was an event winding down as we were coming in, and the service reflected it. Even though I booked the table in the app and specified it was our anniversary, there was no special table set for us, not was the anniversary acknowledged. In the other hand, the food was great.

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·Dined on September 9, 2017

First time at Forchetta - food was amazing, our waiter was great !

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for Groups, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Cozy
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 6, 2017

I've been here several times and always enjoy the creative cooking, service,nice size portions and the ultra-delicious complementary garlic rosemary toast.
Good value too

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food
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 (London)·Dined on August 23, 2017

We rent here as it is close by our favourite Airbnb when we stay in Toronto and we didn't feel like driving again to another restaurant further out.
I was immediately put off when I was told on their prefix menu I can only have two courses because I booked on open table Weird?! I've never heard anything like that before. So people that didn't plan ahead that walked in off the street were able to enjoy the prefix with three courses .
There was a hair in my soup so I asked for them to put it into a new bowl. No mention of this and no compensation. I didn't make a big deal of it .
The food was fine for what it was. The Decour is a little bit dated . This isn't a trendy restaurant but more of an old-school Italian restaurant that may have had its heyday in the 80s. We had some trendier meals at Figo and Oretta for the same price. Dinner for four of us with a bottle of wine and desserts came to $400 . I would probably go back in a pinch but it's just not memorable. The food was good.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Appetizers are overpriced and not ideal for sharing.
Main courses and desserts were very good.
Waiter seemed overwhelmed our party of 9 and made the ordering experience slightly awkward.
Request for separate bills was not accommodated.
Good for couples, but not groups larger than 4.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 5, 2017

It was our first time and we were not disappointed. Service, food, and atmosphere all met or exceeded our expectations. We look forward to dining again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Salads were overdressed. So many fruit flies flying around the restaurant. One landed in my wine. Told the wait who just took my glass away and gave me a fresh glass. No replacement for the wine I couldn't drink. Seafood main course. The tiger shrimp were not tiger shrimp, the mussels were tiny, most of the dish was over cooked. We will not be returning!!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Had a great meal and a great time with friends. We all enjoyed it

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Food was average at best. Service was terrible. Waiter did not seem interested at all. He didn't even want to split our bill at the end of the night among the couples. He never asked how the food was or topped off our wine glasses ... the whole experience left a sour taste in our mouth and very surprised that others recommended this place ... it leaves me to think that all these recommendations are fake news ..

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Great food and service. Lovely Littlie Italy restaurant.

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Excellent cuisine done to perfection. Friendly service. Will definitely return

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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 7, 2017

One of my favourite restaurants. I love the food. I've tried the calamari, mussels, beef carpaccio, steamed clams with shrimp and scallops - very good. Risotto, seafood pasta, rosemary roasted pork tenderloin and orecchiette with sausage were all excellent. Very attentive service and friendly.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Great service, we had a young male waiter who was awesome! The seafood linguine was amazing!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 15, 2017

This was our third time visiting La Forchetta. Each time has been great! The wine list is diverse, the restaurant is intimate, the food and service are great. I had a beautiful citrus and cabbage salad and Salmon with lentils entrée. Others at the table had the Sweet Potato Gnocchi and the Linguine with Scallops, Shrimps and Mussels. Without exception everyone loved their meals. I would be remiss to not mention the bread that accompanies the meal...it is fresh served with oil and rosemary and it is wicked!

Love the restaurant for almost any occasion!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Wonderful dinner good service

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 (Toronto)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Excellent food! The taste was plentiful and having the cream sauce on my veal stuffed ravioli was to die for! Reasonably priced as well!

Would go back in an instant!

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 13, 2017

Ya lo habíamos probado. Es un italiano superior a la media. Maneles y servilletas de tela, comida rica y en su justa medida (no escasa). Muy bueno todo.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Everything was good, our waiter was ok.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 16, 2017

I made a reservation based on the reviews from Open Table. I was looking for a restaurant to celebrate a 95th and 10th birthday, so multi-generational. We were a small group of 5. From the moment we walked in the restaurant felt warm and cozy (literally warm rather than cold and drafty) and the waiters were so welcoming and friendly. The waiters are true professionals. The food was outstanding. For starters we ordered a Cesar salad, the polenta and mushrooms (their recommendation) and grilled calamari. Then we ordered seafood linguini (their recommendation), rigatoni bolognes, parpadelle with duck, spaghetti with Alfredo sauce (off the menu made for the kids) and smoked duck risotto. We ended with Americanos, tiramisu and crème brûlée. We ordered wine. The list was really good. Lots of decent options by the glass and half litres. The waiters put candles in the deserts so we could sing Happy Birthday. I was a little disappointed they ran out of chocolate cake though, but the other options were great. I really appreciated the respect between our kids and the wait staff. They treated our kids like little adults and I really felt that they genuinely wanted to make us happy which they did. I will be dreaming about the parpadelle with duck and the crème brûlé and can't wait to return.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly
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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 5, 2017

The calamari dish was by far the best I've ever had in Canada. The risotto dishes are very exceptionally executed, and the seafood is cooked perfectly

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 (Montreal)·Dined on March 3, 2017

Bonne cuisine typique italienne. Atmosphère sympathique. Excellent rapport qualité prix

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 24, 2017

We had a very enjoyable dinner at La Forchetta. The four of us ordered appetizers, a main course of either pasta or risotto and dessert, which we all thought was excellent. The service was very good and attentive. Because there were no other customers eating while we were there we found the ambience lacking. However, we will most certainly return for another meal.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 4, 2017

My husband and I went for a date here on a Saturday, the meal and service was lovely but I wish I'd not been sitting so close to the window and door on a cold winter evening. That said the wine, service and food were great.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Food was ok but not award winning. Service was very slow and waiter didn't make any suggestions or help in anyway with wine pairings or specials etc. Ok for a night out, but not to return

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 9, 2017

Really enjoyable meals and staff. Their dessert are done to perfection! Meals all made fresh and you can taste it. Love this place. :)

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 17, 2016

Everything was amazing

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Excellent is the only word that can describe my experience I went with a small group of friends to celebrate a special birthday. I was not disappointed. The service was respectful and not intrusive. The food was prepared with care and pride. The energy was positive. I will be returning to La Forchetta .

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 22, 2016

I left feeling cheesed off after dinner! The food is amazing but the service is slow and inattentive. Despite having four waiters in this small restaurant, menus came 10 minutes after we arrived, we had to flag down our waiter twice for bread, and it was just difficult to catch anyone's attention when we needed something. Beef up your service and I'd rate this place a 5 out of 5.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 6, 2016

A bit overpriced for the quality of food. My husband had the duck with papardelle which was good but his mussels were just ok. I had the calamari that several people said was good but I found it to be rubbery. My seafood pasta was just ok. Service was excellent though

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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 6, 2016

We have been there several times and the food is excellent and the service was as well

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 3, 2016

Excellent food. First rate. Service tried to stay out of the way, but very good as well.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 23, 2016

The waiters were very nice, Restaurant was accommodating. Some of us wanted do exchange some food from the dishes. 2 people ordered salmon and found the fish was small.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 19, 2016

Highly recommend!! Will definitely be coming back.

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 19, 2016

Ok place with excellant service. Food was fine. No a bad experience. Just ok.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 16, 2016

The food was delicious and the service was great. We were the only group there on a Thursday night but the food was worth it.

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 (Miami)·Dined on June 10, 2016

We were looking to carbo-load before a cycling event and were not disappointed. Salads were terrific and grilled calamari superb. The pasta dishes were perfectly al dente and flavourful. Portion sizes were above-average. The servers were all friendly and attentive but not overly so. There are a few tables out front so it was nice to eat al fresco. There is a sense of pride at this place so it comes through that they really want you to have an enjoyable and relaxing meal.

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 4, 2016

We ordered wine and appetizers and our mains altogether. After our appetizer was taken away, we waited for our mains. After 25 minutes, the bill was given to us but we hadn't even received our mains. They forgot to put in the order and do we had to wait another 20 min. The food was good but we couldn't enjoy it since we had a function to get to. We are our meals in 5 minutes. I wouldn't go back. No compensation was offered either.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 28, 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed dinner. I took the prix fixe dinner package. For appetizer I had the ceasar salad which I loved. For main I had the salmon with puy lentils. It was absolutely delicious. The only thing I didn't care for was the desert. I ordered a gelato and in my opinion it was ice cream and not gelato. It was too creamy and heavy to be called a gelato. Not a big deal - I guess desert was not a good idea to begin with! My husband had the lamb chops and really enjoyed the dish. He was a bit disappointed though by the fact that online they advertised whole fish on the menu and on that particular night they did not offer it. Our friends also enjoyed their meals. Overall, great experience, will definitely come back!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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