Francobollo

4.5
200 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Comfort Food
From the creators of Terra, Rusty's and Sarpa restaurants comes Francobollo Posto Italiano. Although rooted in the classics this modern, casual, neighbourhood gem distinguishes itself from others with warmth and sincerity, present in all area of your dining experience.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Regional American (Northwest)
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Hours of Operation
Opening soon!
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Phone number
(416) 481-3888
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Giovanni Sarra
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Private Party Facilities
Francobollo offers four separate private dining areas from eight to fifty guests. All rooms are WI-FI friendly and outfitted with audio/visual equipment. Contact us today and let us show you how we can become your most entertaining partner.
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Private Party Contact
Ian Chase: (416) 481-3888
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Catering
Francobollo's food, service and signature style will travel to your home, office or unique venue to cater your special event. From Venue sourcing to customizing your menu selection Francobollo's team will coordinate all aspect of bring your vision to life.
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Three blocks south of Wilson on the east side
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Parking Details
There is a public 'Green P' parking lot directly across the street from Francobollo, accessed by the lane way. Parking is free of charge after 6:00PM.
Additional
Banquet, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
What 200 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.2
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4.1
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Toronto
1 review
1.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

The amount you pay for a salad $18.00 was not worth the amount of salad you get. Very over priced.

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M
Toronto
1 review
3.0Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

The food and ambience were fine. It was our anniversary and since it's close to home, we thought we'd try it. I did tell them it was our anniversary but because we didn't order dessert (I guess), they didn't acknowledge it in any way. Not even a chocolate or something. I mentioned this to the server but she just shrugged her shoulders. Quite disappointing. Its a neighbourhood restaurant and I'll tell people not to bother. There are better places in the area.

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M
Miami
16 reviews
3.0Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

It was extremely busy and noisy. The service was ok

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w
Toronto
10 reviews
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Always a great meal and great service.

We continue to go back regularly

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M
Miami
15 reviews
4.0Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great service. Lovely atmosphere and knowledgeable waiter. Delicious food nicely presented. We will return.

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Somewhat expensive but great food and great service

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AS
1 review
5.0Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a delightful evening. The chef came and spoke to us after dinner to make sure that we were happy with our meal. Everything was lovely.

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s
Toronto
1 review
5.0Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great neighborhood restaurant. Good service, nice atmosphere, corkage, and food is really good!

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MS
Toronto
1 review
4.0Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Very enjoyable experience -- excellent food & service.

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GS
New York Area
10 reviews
4.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 2

Apparently this restaurant belongs to the same group that operates Terra in Thornhill. There is very little to complain in terms of food. It was tasty, well presented, and good size. A bit dated in terms of the appetizers, but overall good quality Italian food as evidenced by many families in attendance.
The decor, however, is very dated. I am thinking perhaps present owners took over the space & did not renovate but will in time, I hope. Mirrored low ceilings, long darkish room, scuffed tables without the tablecloth, unidentifiable soundtrack does not make for fine dining. Anyways, I hope the owners will rethink the decor soon. Otherwise, a good choice for Italian on Avenue Road.

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WP
Chicago
3 reviews
4.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

It’s not the restaurants fault, it’s OpenTables fault. I clicked “Mother’s Day brunch” icon and this restaurant was given as an option so I booked it. But they don’t offer brunch. In fact they don’t even have a lunch menu. So we were stuck ordering from a menu that had heavy dinner type options for a Sunday noon brunch. Luckily the waiter made my wife a special off the menu omelette. So food was fine but we paid dinner prices for a makeshift omelette.

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H
Toronto
3 reviews
4.0Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Food was good a bit on the pricy side but very tasty

Was a special occasion but no recognition was made

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MK
Miami
1 review
5.0Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding. The food and the service were exceptional. Highly recommended

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f
Toronto
6 reviews
5.0Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent overall dining experience. Very attentive service.
Our server was friendly and did not rush us.
Best gnocchi in the city! The fettuccine with lobster were also excellent. The pistachio cannoli were a perfect ending to a great meal.

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G
Toronto
16 reviews
5.0Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

As always, great food and good service. We eat there quite often and have never been disappointed.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
3.0Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

Hard to hear yourself - and on a Monday night at 9:00 pm. Wonder how loud on a Saturday night!

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OT
Toronto
5 reviews
5.0Dined on March 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food

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H
Toronto
2 reviews
4.0Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

No recognition of the birthday celebration but food was good and service was very good

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AL
1 review
5.0Dined on February 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was excellent.. very friendly staff. Patrick our server was fantastic!

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G
Montreal
6 reviews
5.0Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It is one of our favourite go to places when we are visiting Toronto. The restaurant is intimate, and our service is always excellent. Great food, amazing ambiance, and always a wonderful experience! No need to venture anywhere else!!

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DV
Toronto
3 reviews
3.0Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

Went to Francobollo for Valentine’s Day. The ambience and the vibe was great! If you’re looking for a quiet and more intimate experience it probably won’t meet your needs. The food tasted amazing too! However the only issue we had was with our Beet Risotto. They add nuts on top of the risotto and I happened to get a shell in it. I was fortunate enough to not damage my teeth, cut my gums, or swallow the shell. The waitress just brushed off the situation and didn’t really seem to care in the moment. I decided to just end our dinner, asked for the bill and told her to pack my girlfriends dish. We were not pleased at the moment and I guess the manager saw. He came to apologize and gave us ice cream and cannoli.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
3.0Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Linguine with clams had quite a bit of sand and grit in it. A bit disappointing but I do like the other dishes we had. #Purge the clams#

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s
Toronto
2 reviews
5.0Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We had special requests on a busy evening, as well as a small child. The staff was amazing and extremely accommodating. We were made to feel very welcome and although I know that our child wasn't on his best behaviour, the staff made us feel as though he was not a problem at all. I likely wouldn't try to go back with very small children but I would certainly go back 100 times over with friends and family. Thank you for a great meal and experience.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
5.0Dined on February 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Stylish, electic, small yet cozy place with excellent authentic Italian food and personalized service. Perfect ambience for a dinner date. Toni was a very gracious and charming host and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Would certainly go back

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
5.0Dined on February 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Overall great service, food, ambience and great dinner experience. Would recommend if wanting to make a good impression for a business related meal or special occasion.

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BR
Toronto
2 reviews
5.0Dined on February 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and staff is ALWAYS exceptional at Francobollo. I have a difficult time choosing what to eat, because their specials are amazing - yet my torn, due to the fact that I have so many favorites in there regular menu

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
5.0Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Excellent meal and service. We live in the neighbourhood and are thrilled to have such a good restaurant close by. The only issue was the loud, thumping base, electronic music which doesn't suit the place at all. It is the first time that this was the case and I hope it doesn't happen again because it did bother us throughout the meal. Don't miss the whole grilled fish, it is always done to perfection and daily specials never disappoint.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
5.0Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely staff and delicious food. Looking forward to visiting again!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
4.0Dined on January 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very nice lunch, good service and hood ambience- good to have some good food uptown

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s
Toronto
6 reviews
4.0Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

We had the most delicious gnocchi outside of Italy. The Brussels sprout (garbage salad) was sensational.

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TO
Chicago
10 reviews
2.0Dined on December 28, 2017
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 2

Food did not have flavour. Similar to the type of dishes they serve at geriatric care centers.

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JP
Toronto
2 reviews
5.0Dined on December 14, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have enjoyed a “date night” every second Thursday for about 25 years. Francobollo is near our home and a favourite restaurant for our romantic evenings. I generally frequent restaurants that have a BYOB licence so I can bring a bottle from my cellar and Francobollo permits this. Corkage is $29 (a bit high) but I understand it from the servers’ perspective. The menu is excellent as is the ambiance.

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f
Toronto
5 reviews
5.0Dined on December 11, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was outstanding and service was excellent. Highly recommend!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
4.0Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

PERFECT - SERVICE ATTENTIVE -FOOD WELL PREPARED
RESTRICTED WINE LIST FOR THE PRICE RANGE -
NOISE IS A SERIOUS ISSUE

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j
Toronto
9 reviews
5.0Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was our first time at Francobollo! We had heard many good things about this restaurant. The experience exceeded our high expectations. Our server Johnathan was amazing! He had great knowledge of the cuisine and offered some very tasty suggestions. The food was wonderful especially the Lobster and Burrata Linguine! We will definitely be back and recommend Francobollo to our friends and family.

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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
4.0Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We had a lovely dinner. Service was very good and attentive. We will be back for sure.
The people we were entertaining have been a few times, this was our first time.
I told my friends it was like having dinner at a home.
Thx

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M
Toronto
1 review
5.0Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful experience....a bit loud but more then made up for by the fabulous food

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PM
Miami
55 reviews
5.0Dined on November 2, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding food and service every time. Patrick was great, as is the rest of the staff.

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B
Toronto
26 reviews
5.0Dined on November 1, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food, and atmosphere. Looking forward to returning.

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G
Toronto
14 reviews
5.0Dined on October 27, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Always happy to be there! Good food and amazing service!

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