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Nonna Francesca's, Toronto, ON

Nonna Francesca's

4.0
4
31 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Italian
Nonna Francesca’s is built on the expectation and anticipation of a shared meal. Our menu mirrors that intention with dishes that are easily shared, delivered in a sequence that speaks to the italian art and production of eating. We hope that our guests have an opportunity to experience our style of service, beautiful Sicilian food, delivered by our own in-house family.

Join us for lunch and dinner in the heart of downtown, on the second floor at 1 York Street. Accessible through the PATH.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Sicilian
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (416) 258-6088
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Neighborhood
    Entertainment District
  • Cross street
    Harbour St
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Union Station - Follow the PATH to 1 York, Second floor
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 31 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.0
4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 3.7Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

31 Reviews
  1. Robyn

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The restaurant has no atmosphere - very similar to an office building cafeteria without the service line. At dinner time there were no people dining. We decided to go elsewhere.

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  2. AFM50

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a lovely and surprising "find" in my neighbourhood. It is difficult to find fully-operational restaurants during COVID times. I probably wouldn't have discovered Nonna's if it were "normal" times. The service was really, really excellent. The food was extremely fresh and beautifully prepared. This place will definitely become a regular eating spot for me.

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  3. Mike

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Horrible experience. I went for Valentine s day and they had a fixed price menu for the day with only a few choices (5 different main dishes only), however it was very difficult to learn this from the waiter who we had and there was lots of confusion on what was included, what we could chose and what were the prices. Parking was $35 even though the parking sign on entering said $15 and even tho the restaurant validated the parking ticket and we only stayed for 1.5 hrs total. I called the store but there was not assistance concerning the $35 dollar parking. The dinner basically cost a total of $200 total for a 6 oysters, 1 piece of halibut, 1 pasta and 1 piece of cheesecake.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Tasty; but extremely small portions.

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  5. MichelleS

    Toronto

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a gem of a restaurant hidden in the One York Sunlife tower. Great pizza, pasta, al fresh and tasty. Nice wines too.

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  6. MikeT

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Glad you have improved the Lighting much better. Sean is great.

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  7. TERIKI

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The service was terrible. After being seated, we had to ask for the menus. It took a very long time for a server to come by to take our order and it took 50 minutes before the food came to the table. Aside from the salad, the food Was lukewarm.The whole entire place were seated with patrons but there were only 2 servers. At one point, a server came by to take a extra chair away for another table but the manner he did that was very rude. Given the Christmas season and lunch celebrations at this time of the year, the restaurant should have been better prepared. Our lunch was a birthday celebration for our friend and unfortunately, it didn’t leave us with a positive experience.

    1 person found this helpful

  8. Taesters

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food. Good value. Superb service by Nalini. One thing, we're disappointed, the menu says spaghetti bolognese, but it came as fettuccini with chunks of ground beef. Wish they informed us a head of time.

    1 person found this helpful

  9. MF85

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was incredible food! It was quite busy when we arrived, but was still nice and quiet. This is a hidden gem!!

    1 person found this helpful

  10. EricF

    Toronto

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Horrible service where they forgot to serve my main meal which they charge on my bill without serving. I had to bring my meal home in a doggy bag. Horrible service. They need to pick up on the service fast. And they didn’t offer any rebates for such a poor service in forgetting the main meal of a client. Food is good if you’re a foody

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Business meal was noted in the reservation. It took >20mins to take our order... and then almost an hour to deliver. $24 for two thin, lukewarm slivers of veal with a couple capers. That’s it. No side. No salad. No... just, no.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent and plentiful. The Eggplant Parmesan is so good!

    1 person found this helpful

  13. EricS

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Love the restaurant.

    1 person found this helpful

  14. BrianR

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall great Restaurant is located on second floor

    1 person found this helpful

  15. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    0 atmosphere Only one person working soooo service WAS NOT GOOD. One person to seat people, take orders, serve food, bus tables, take payment ... food was decent but more than cancelled out by the lack of service and lack of atmosphere ... how about a little background music, seems pretty simple.

    2 people found this helpful

  16. ScotiabankGoodFoodCloseBy

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The server working was great however there were only two and this made it difficult/impossible to get a second drink or ask for something. The orders were exactly as we requested and the food was quite good. I would definitely go back or recommend it to a friend. Staff were super friendly and as helpful as they could be as I felt they were understaffed. Overall a good dining experience.

    1 person found this helpful

  17. MikeT

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Sean is excellent . location is very good for us . Lacks ambience , no windows and lighting in too harsh. Food was great and service outstanding.

    1 person found this helpful

  18. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    birthday we got gelato which was nice of the server.

    1 person found this helpful

  19. SR10101010

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I expect to pay these prices bases on the real estate, but the I wonder about the price point on your glasses of wine. I would come her a lot more if these were more competitive. There was a fly buzzing around in the dining room. But probably give this a second try.

    1 person found this helpful

  20. RachelN

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    I booked this reservation to celebrate my friend’s birthday (just the 2 of us so not a big party). Unfortunately for us the waiter we got said it was just his second day and the bad experience spoke to that fact. I booked a 12:15pm reservation and we ended up only ordering $35-40 mins later....not because we weren’t ready but because he never came by. I finally had to get up and go find him near the kitchen and ask if he was going to come take our order. He seemed to be very overwhelmed and our experience suffered because of it. After waiting another 20 mins...my food came without the toppings on the burger that were on the menu which then meant I had to wait for another 5-10 mins for the toppings to be made. My friend’s pasta was incredibly bland. Food quality was poor. Service was even worse. To note, another table beside ours said they would never come back. Disappointed in this establishment.

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  21. Dawn

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great and service was awesome. We enjoyed our business lunch. Location is super convenient for us.

    1 person found this helpful

  22. RachelL

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a beautiful, clean little restaurant that serves delicious, authentic Italian dishes. The service was attentive and informative. It was so yummy that we went back the next night!

    1 person found this helpful

  23. Lovemyfood

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Enjoyed the food (was with a friend and we split the kale salad and the spaghetti with eggplant meatballs -- this was just enough for me to fell satiated but not stuffed). The service was helpful but not cloying. I would certainly go back.

    1 person found this helpful

  24. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food, nice environment, a little loud, and hard to find, but worth the effort. Nice, romantic atmosphere.

    1 person found this helpful

  25. BritR

    New York City

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Overall experience was good until the manager started hitting on these two girls, told them they didn’t have to pay, kept giving them free drinks & then took them to a private area. Really weird vibe. Made my colleague and I uncomfortable.

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  26. Amanda

    Nashville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food. Impeccable service. We would definitely go there again.

    1 person found this helpful

  27. Alaness

    Cheshire

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good and tasty. Service was patchy, even although it was quiet. Prices were higher end than expected, but ok.

    1 person found this helpful

  28. margot

    Montreal

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was excellent. Fresh and very well prepared. the problem is the noise level and the ambiance. Those are both somewhat problematic. But in their defence, I can say that they haven't been open for long. So maybe they will work on the decor .....

    1 person found this helpful

  29. SandraJ

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The staff were great and really helpful. The food was delicious!

    2 people found this helpful

  30. AdrianaR

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good quality of food and service. Our waitress was amazing! I really enjoyed the food, my only thing is that I expected to have a better Starter - my Burrata was good, but I have had better. Being that this restaurant is located within an Italian grocery, I would have expected a fresh, very milky burrata. It was clearly kept in refrigeration too long and therefore, the taste was not as good. I was very happy with the available gluten free option and that the quality of that pasta was excellent. Great place for a nice meal where you can have a conversation and enjoy good food. Thank you!

    1 person found this helpful

  31. KatherineP

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Great location and good service however they have NO signage on the location. Located on the second floor of an office building No signage on STREET where all business are located. No signage in directory of building.

    2 people found this helpful

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Nonna Francesca's is rated 4 stars by 31 OpenTable diners.

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1 York Street, Toronto, ON M5J 0B6

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Harbour St
  • Neighborhood
    Entertainment District
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Sicilian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Union Station - Follow the PATH to 1 York, Second floor
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (416) 258-6088
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