F'Amelia Ristorante

4.5
715 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Cozy
Our neighbourhood restaurant seats 100 people and offers northern Italian cuisine. We offer feature dishes Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays along with a selection of 10 pizzas from our wood-burning pizza oven.
Reservations are recommended but we also have walk-in space available!
Please visit our wine bar right next door for a casual drink or oysters before dinner. Both F'Amelia and Extended F'Amelia are available for group functions. Weddings and holiday parties are welcome!

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of Operation
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: Open at 5pm, last seating 9:45
Brunch: Saturday and Sunday Open at 11am, last seating 1:45pm
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Phone number
(416) 323-0666
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Parliament & Wellesley
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Parking Details
FREE PARKING !
Street parking is free in the neighborhood until midnight and there are parking lots and pay spots also available.
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Public Transit
Wellesley and Parliament
We are located just one block south on the east side
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Offers

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Ring in the New Year with great friends and our 4-course menu, priced at $65pp! A deposit will be required to confirm your reservation. Ciao!

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 715 People Are Saying
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j
Naples
37 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

F'Amelia is our very favourite neighbourhood restaurant. The food is fabulous, the staff are friendly and lovely and the restaurant feels like home

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PG
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and outstanding well prepared food. It had been too long since we were last there.

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RS
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Interesting menu, decent wine list with knowledgeable advice, unique ambience and great service.

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NW
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful wine list with a very educated waitress that really new her wine! Food was outstanding with phenomenal pricing! Fabulous atmosphere!

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MB
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of Toronto’s hidden Italian gems. Inventive dishes, rich in taste, and an amazing ambiance.

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AS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food - nice atmosphere - one of our favourites!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great food and comfortable environment

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PH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Good menu, although more vegetarian choices would be appreciated. Very professional staff.

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r
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service and food were great! Would definitely come again when in town!!

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SS
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Pizza was excellent: wait staff - perfect; low noise; great ambiance. One of our fave restaurants.

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RK
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great detailed touches- both food and service. Too noisy for a quiet dinner.

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R
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful little gem. We came here for a date night, celebrating. My girlfriend is a massive fan of Italian... everything, so I surprised her with this venue, which she had never heard of. The food overall was very impressive; appetizers are outstanding, the rabbit was exceptional, and the pizza's are fantastic as well. Dessert: was also good, but the flavours could have been more creative and dynamic. Other than that, the food was absolutley incredible.

Service: Our server had a wonderful knowledge of the menu, which is something I really appreciated, as we hadn't been here before, and wanted to spend a few hundred dollars. He had a fabulous recommendation for wine, which was a amazing choice (we both work in high end restaurants with a large wine menu, so we were impressed) with a great price considering how good the quality of the wine was. We ordered some prosecco as well, and we were brought two of the same instead of one rose and one regular, however, this was easily forgotten when considering how smooth the rest of service was. Amazing job.

Overall: Will definitely be back again, and would absolutely recommend for anyone looking for a cozy date night/ celebration, in a smaller venue, with great food, wine, and service.

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DO
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

We found it extremely noisy and loud seated next to the bar especially when we had requested a quiet spot. There were rooms father away from the bar that were much quieter

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s
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was here a few nights ago and enjoyed both the service and the food!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Delish, fresh, whole foods. Friendly and fun service.

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CD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was everything we hoped it would be -- casual yet classy ambiance, great food, enjoyable servers

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DR
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 3

I had not been for awhile. The food was sub-standard.

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C
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Food and atmosphere was good but the server wasn't that engaging. He introduces self but that was it

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MF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Our server said he’s been off for a while and was not familiar with some items on the menu. He lacked interest and enthusiasm. Not great service. Not terrible but indifferent.

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c
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service. Consistently good simple food.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this is place

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RP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

This is one of our neighborhood restaurants. We want to embrace it as an alternative to the other neighbor hood places that are also good or great but very casual. However we struggle to return more than once a year. Don't get us wrong. The food is excellent, the staff are great, and there is a lovely patio. Our frustration is that most of the wine list is in excess of $100 a bottle, which seems odd for a casual spot. And while the food is delicious, at $28 on average for a pasta dish, the portions are very modest and if they do contain meat, there is less than 2 oz per dish. We are not looking for third rate massive portions but when you want a pizza for dessert after shared starters and a pasta dish, this does not seem right. The large charcuterie platter had delicious meat and cheeses, but again the portions were absurdly modest with 3 crackers for 4 people. We really want to love this place but it just seems to miss the mark on price point.

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m
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Probably he best Italian food I have had outside of Italy!

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CZ
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An all round wonderful place: wonderful foo, wine, service and ambiencel

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MG
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were very pleased with everything service, food, quality

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NC
11 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Cabbagetown restaurant that does not disappoint. Good food and service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Even though I had a reservation for 7:15 it was almost 8 by the time we were seated at our table. But once seated the food and ambience were fantastic.

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MB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great authentic Italian neighborhood restaurant in a lovely little cottage with covered and uncovered patio. Seems to be a local haunt. Thoroughly enjoyed supper here. Would definitely return!

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CP
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

My friend and I came on a whim and it was a great choice. The service was excellent and the food was very good! Would come again in a heartbeat, we felt very welcome here, thanks for a lovely evening!!

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H
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We had a beautiful night here with the family. The staff were fantastic and the food was DELICIOUS! The wine was also fantastic. Thank you

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RM
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

very enjoyabe experience . Great food and excellent service . Relaxed atmosphere . Looking forward to a return visit

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m
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food. Excellent staff. Enjoyed a fabulous wine with dinner. F’Amelia never disappoints!!

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AM
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesomely delicious food and excellent service ..thanks for the great evening

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ES
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was my first time at F'Amelia and I will absolutely be back! We sat outside on the patio and it was lovely. We ordered the Octopus as an appetizer and the ladagna and linguine primavera for entrees. Everything was delicious and cooked perfectly!

Next time I will be trying the pizza!

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PB
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A great little spot off the beaten path in Cabbagetown.... outstanding food , service and ambiance.....have been several times and it consistently met all expectations...take a seat on the patio if you can...was there for a pre-wedding dinner with family & friends.....would highly recommend to anyone looking for an exceptional dining experience

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U
Toronto
52 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 5

Not our usual experience at this community “Local”! Plusses first! Our hostess at F’Amelia is, and always has been the best! We were seated promptly, served water and wine orders taken. Received our appetizers in good time and they were very good (the octopus salad is yummy). Then, a strange thing happened! We had to wait for over 45 minutes plus for our mains, while the neighbouring two tables (who arrived after us - actually one while we were having our salads) received their mains well before us! No explanation or apology from our waiter! Our second round of wine orders were mixed up as well! My pizza was very good, but my wife’s evening “special” consisted of halibut on a risotto that tasted of nothing at all!! Not the type of experience One expects after dropping over $250 on a dinner!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Friendly, accommodative, knowledgeable wait-staff.

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PU
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

This was a disappointing meal. We went to F'Amelia and ordered from the Summerlicious menu. Our first disappointment was to be told by our waiter that one of the three appetizers was not available that evening, nor was the fish main course, nor was one of the three desserts listed. The food we ordered was fine, especially the scallop ceviche appetizer, which was very good. The arugula salad was fine, just a pile of arugula with a bit of cheese on top. Our main courses arrived while our appetizer plates were still on the table, and had to be moved aside to make room for our food. (We were also told to hold on to our cutlery.) One of the main course we ordered was the osso bucco. This is typically a solid piece of veal, around a bone. One of the highlights of this dish is eating the marrow from the bone. F'Amelia's version came with maybe 4 oz. of shredded meat piled on to the centre of the plate of polenta. Whatever you can call that dish, it wasn't osso bucco. Ordering dessert, we were now told that a second of the three desserts was no longer available. If we had walked in to the restaurant past 10pm on a busy evening, it would be completely understandable that much of the menu was no longer available. When you sit down a 8pm on a Saturday evening, this is not acceptable.

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AP
London
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

The restaurant had very loud rock music . Unusual to expect in an Italian restaurant.
Food was OK but expensive in relation to everything else about the restaurant. Wine seemed very expensive.
Service was good and in fact a bit too speedy.

OK for a neighbourhood restaurant but otherwise not very unique.

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j
Naples
38 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is our favourite neighbourhood restaurant...always terrific ...food and service equally outstanding

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