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About F'Amelia Ristorante

Our neighbourhood restaurant seats 100 people and offers northern Italian cuisine. In addition to our daily specials we serve 6-8 house made pastas each day and offer 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 an appetizer before dinner. Both F'Amelia and Extended F'Amelia are available for group functions. Weddings and holiday parties are welcome!
BRUNCH is served Saturdays and Sundays from 11am.

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: Open at 5pm, last seating 9:45
Brunch: Saturday and Sunday Open at 11am, last seating 1:45pm

Cross Street:
Parliament & Wellesley

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options:
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(416) 323-0666

Website:
http://www.famelia.com/

Parking Details:
FREE PARKING !
Street parking is free in the neighborhood until midnight and there are parking lots and pay spots also available.

Public Transport:
Wellesley and Parliament
We are located just one block south on the east side

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

F'Amelia Ristorante Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.4

Service

4.3

Ambience

4.4

Value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

Neighbourhood Gem (15)
Good for a Date (13)
Romance (10)
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Cozy (9)
Special Occasion (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Casual (7)
Authentic (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Outdoor Eating (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Group Bookings (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Brunch (2)
Child-Friendly (2)
Fun (2)
People Watching (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Late-Night Find (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Delicious food! Great service. Highly recommend this neighbourhood gem.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Our favourite neighbourhood spot, we have come to rely on F'Amelia for good food and great service. Once again, we were not disappointed. Both casual and polished, F'Amelia always makes us feel comfortable and special.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Fun
Food4
Ambience5
Service4
Value3

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We brought some friends to F'Amelia for the first time. We have been many times and each time feels special because the old house it is in so so lovely and the food is good, solid Italian fare.
The food was good, but as someone with a gluten sensitivity the choices were limited as they don't have gluten free pasta or pizza crust. The wine list is good and the chocolate mousse is rich and satisfying.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on November 13, 2017

We came there with a huge group of like 17 people and they accommodated us even tho we only had a reservation for 10-15 people, plus we were a little late. They setup a pizza menu for us with drinks and desert. The BBQ Chicken Pizza and Cacciatore Pizza was amazing. And we all had the best Tiramisu ever...it was so light and fluffy. The servers and staff were excellent and were really sweet. P.S I liked the romantic candle light dinner vibe, that was cool.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Like dining in Italy. The staff were stellar! The food was delicious particulatly the octopus salad!

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 28, 2017

F’amelia was nothing short of amazing. The service, the food, and the ambiance just took our breath away. THE BREAD IS TO DIE FOR! We will definitely be back!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Food was delicious and our server was really great. We did find the appetizers a bit pricey for the quantity.

Definitely recommend. House made pasta was fantastic.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Lovely patio seating on a quiet neighbourhood street. Freshly made excellent pasta. Fine seafood linguine, and a carbonara dish, the latter made with spinach and prosciutto. An enjoyable Indian summer experience.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on October 8, 2017

Excellent service combined with delicious food at a reasonable price. Pizza special of the day (pulled pork among other things) was absolutely delicious.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Casual
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great experience - amazing ambience - looks great lit up at night. Best to eat in good weather to enjoy the outdoors. Service was prompt and friendly, and professional.

Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
Food5
Ambience4
Service3
Value4

 
·Dined on October 7, 2017

Enjoyed the food and delicious pasta. Pizzas were also very good. Service a little spotty, but decent. Prices are in line with other comparable places. Great flavours and we left very satisfied.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays
Food4
Ambience2
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 30, 2017

It was very cold in the restaurant. The door to the patio was either always open or usually open. Hoped the pizza oven would warm things up but never did. Food was fantastic.

Tags: Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Excellent! They accommodated us on the patio even though we had not reserved the outside.

Food5
Ambience5
Service2
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Enjoyed the restaurant and would return - only complaint is the service. The waiter was very accommodating and friendly, except there was an issue with the wine order.

The bottle was advertised as a 2007 I believe, and the label said 2017. When questioned, the waiter said it did not make much of a difference, they would taste the same. There was no explanation as to why the wine was not as stated in the menu. I was very disappointed by this...

Otherwise I enjoyed the food, the ambience, and value of the meal and dining experience.

Tags: Casual, Cozy
Food2
Ambience2
Service3
Value1

 
·Dined on August 31, 2017

It was ridiculously cold in the restaurant. Sure, the people outside had heat lamps, but everyone inside was exposed to the cold from the open doors. They should really heat the inside too if they insist on leaving the patio open on a cold night. It was hard to enjoy my meal.

The food, on the other hand, came SCREAMING hot. I burned my mouth on the first bite of lasagna. The waitress only warned me not to touch the dish, but she should have warned me that the food would take at least 20 minutes to be edible. I had to nibble on my husband's dinner until mine was the appropriate temperature for consumption. His mushroom risotto was good, though mostly just salt flavoured. Didn't get any truffle flavour at all.

We also shared the salumi plate. Delicious, but so meager.

I wouldn't come here again, nor recommend it. Maybe if their pasta boiler was working it would have been a better experience. But it was way too expensive for a place that has more of a homey atmosphere.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Montreal)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Great brunch. One of my favourites in the city

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 20, 2017

We had a table outside on a perfect summer evening. Our server Katie was friendly and very attentive. The salumi starter with a sampling of cheese and breads was delicious. Pastas and pizzas were equally wonderful.

Food4
Ambience5
Service4
Value3

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Lovely little restaurant in a quiet residential street away from traffic and noise. We sat on the patio and had a lovely dinner.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Casual
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Always a great meal and experience

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 3, 2017

F'amilia is a nice casual Italian Restsurante that uses local ingredients where possible to serve delicious and somewhat unique meals.
Our server's knowledge of their wines and food was excellent.
Our 6pm dinner was perfect but after 8pm is does get busy and this was a Thursday night. They seem to cope perfectly with the increase in diners however.
A wonderful dinner with excellent service.

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 28, 2017

We went specifically for the Giro D'Italia prix fixe menu and were disappointed that it wasn't available (in fact, the server didn't even know what we were talking about and had to ask). It's odd, because it was on their web site and on the menu board outside the restaurant, so not sure why it wasn't available. Anyway, we ordered off the regular menu and the food was delicious. It was a perfect evening for al fresco dining. Antipasto board was wonderful. Yummy cocktails, decent wine list.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 21, 2017

A belated birthday celebration and to take in their Summerlicious menu, we enjoyed dinner on a Friday evening. Our server Gregory took the time to explain our selections and our hostess Tonya was friendly and had great taste in the music which was playing. Our appetizers and main courses were tasty; desserts were delightful and our inside table against the railing gave us access to both inside and patio ambience. Loved it and can't wait to visit F'Amelia again, perhaps to try a weekend brunch.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
Food3
Ambience3
Service4
Value1

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Food portions were very small for Summerlicious and we did comment on this issue to our server

Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Friendly and attentive staff, good food - the fried gnocchi was to die for.

Food3
Ambience4
Service4
Value1

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 15, 2017

We went for Summerlicious. My husband ordered the lamb which consisted of two small pieces of lamb covered with fat. I ordered a shrimp pasta off the regular menu which had four tiny shrimp in it. The pasta was tasty but $24.00 for a small dish with four shrimp is ridiculous. The peach salad appetizer consisted of a few thin slices of peach with buffalo mozzarella, a tiny portion. We sat outside on the patio which was the one redeeming aspect of the evening as it was a beautiful night. If Summerlicious is supposed to introduce people to new restaurants in the city, F'Amelia failed miserably.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
Food3
Ambience3
Service2
Value4

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 14, 2017

The server was not very nice and the service was slow.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 13, 2017

F'Amelia has become a favourite for my friend and I, particularly for pre-theatre dining. After fighting traffic into Toronto, it presents with a calming atmosphere (at least in the early evening). The service is attentive and friendly, and the food delicious, albeit a little pricey. I can't stop ordering the amazing lasagna, which is served in a bowl.

We'll be back!

Tags: Romantic, Comfort Food, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Healthy, Quick Bite
Food4
Ambience5
Service2
Value3

 
 (London)·Dined on July 11, 2017

I used to live round the corner from the restaurant, and dined there many times. I went back for dinner with friend. The kitchen was up to its usual standard, and that was impressive given that it was struggling with the 'Summerlicious 'crowds. But service was poor, from start to finish.

I booked on line, requesting a table on the terrace. We arrived to find the house 3/4 full, yet we had been assigned a table indoors. I mentioned this to the greeter and--without apology, and with obvious irritation--she said 'We don't take reservations for the patio.' I said, 'Fair enough, but I did put that down under 'special requests'; if you couldn't honour our request the thing to do would have been to call me back and tell me.' [And then we would have gone elsewhere--it was a patio evening.] Then she sneered, 'It was a REQUEST!' (I am not making this up.) I was, of course, well aware that my request was not, for example, a command. But the proper way to deal with a request--especially when the reservation form *invites* special requests--is to either *honour it* or *to contact the client in advance and explain why you cannot*. Deciding to simply ignore it till the guests arrive and then rudely deny it is just disgraceful. But it gets worse! Then, with increasing irritation that a guest dare express dissatisfaction, she said, 'NO restaurants in Toronto take reservations for patio tables.! So we went from incompetence, to rudeness, to an outright lie. Happily, at that point a couple on the terrace asked for their bill and, we eventually got our table as requested.

But then the server took over! It was just one error after another: didn't know the wine list, forgot the wine, returned to ask again which wine we wanted , forgot requests for bread, pepper.... Friendly enough, but not with it .

Its a good neighbourhood restaurant, with occasionally inventive cooking, but badly let down by front of house staff. It needs to get professional.

Food3
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Miami)·Dined on July 10, 2017

We loved the restaurant atmosphere. Greg, our server was excellent and Tonia gave us a very warm reception when we arrived.
Some of us thought that the menu was limited and one of us asked for a substitution, which was denied although I (the host) indicated that I would be happy to pay the cost for the substitution. It seemed a bit weird to be denied the substitution for which I would have happily paid but it did not spoil a very enjoyable evening and we just consumed more wine instead.
Having said that, I would probably not go back unless the menu offered more variety or flexibility. There was lots to choose from geared to pasta and pizza but outside that range, the menu was too limited for our particular group.
For people who have not visited the restaurant, it is worth at least one meal to form your own opinion.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Fun, Good for a Date, Cozy
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 7, 2017

we were meeting friends from Australia and felt the menu and ambience of F'Amelia was perfect to show off Toronto. and it didn't let us down. we will be back

Tags: Notable Wine List, Casual, Worth the Drive
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Amazing food, fantastic service. This was our first time visiting F'Amelia after moving to the area. We'll definitely be back.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fun, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
Food4
Ambience3
Service3
Value4

 
 (Sacramento)·Dined on June 25, 2017

After a chaotic start to our dinner service, we ended up having a wonderful experience. Staff seemed stretched thin, but the food was fresh and fabulous. Staff was friendly and accommodating even In the midst of the chaos. Enjoyable evening overall. Thank you!

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 24, 2017

One of fav locals! Great reception by a wonderful hostess. Nice selection of wines by the glass. Entree of grilled calamari and asparagus super yummy! Pizzas very tasty. Shrimp pasta excellent! We'll be back many more times!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Organic, Romantic, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
Food3
Ambience4
Service3
Value4

 
 (Montreal)·Dined on June 12, 2017

We had a lovely dinner, with very gracious service--excellent calarmari starter.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining
Food3
Ambience3
Service5
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Tasty , homey food , lovely atmosphere . Outstanding service - funny ,descreat , professional .
Very pleasant atmosphere .
Will be back.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Great Italian food, as good as in Europe. One of the best Italian restaurants in Toronto.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
Food2
Ambience2
Service2

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on May 19, 2017

We have been here before and liked it however on coming back we found the food very average , calamari not fresh at all and the price tag very high . Dessert expensive and really below average . In fact we were hungry when we left .

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Outstanding neighbourhood favourite that never disappoints. Great people, service and cuisine to celebrate Mother's Day. Thanks to the great staff! We'll be back! 😊

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
Food3
Ambience3
Service3
Value3

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Crowded entrance - somewhat uncomfortable having to move continually out of the way of waitstaff, who seemed disorganized. Pizzas very good, pastas good but not outstanding. Many wines by the glass but so-so quality.

Food3
Ambience2
Service4
Value2

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Meh. I try to like this place, but it's just not that great. Maybe if I lived in the area, I'd see the value. But, it's overpriced for the 'rustic' setting and the food just isn't good enough.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem

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