Great service. Lovely atmosphere and knowledgeable waiter. Delicious food nicely presented. We will return.
Somewhat expensive but great food and great service
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.
Great neighborhood restaurant. Good service, nice atmosphere, corkage, and food is really good!
Very enjoyable experience -- excellent food & service.
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.
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.
Food was good a bit on the pricy side but very tasty
Was a special occasion but no recognition was made
Outstanding. The food and the service were exceptional. Highly recommended
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.
As always, great food and good service. We eat there quite often and have never been disappointed.
Hard to hear yourself - and on a Monday night at 9:00 pm. Wonder how loud on a Saturday night!
No recognition of the birthday celebration but food was good and service was very good
The food was excellent.. very friendly staff. Patrick our server was fantastic!
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!!
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.
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#
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Lovely staff and delicious food. Looking forward to visiting again!
Very nice lunch, good service and hood ambience- good to have some good food uptown
We had the most delicious gnocchi outside of Italy. The Brussels sprout (garbage salad) was sensational.
Food did not have flavour. Similar to the type of dishes they serve at geriatric care centers.
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.
Food was outstanding and service was excellent. Highly recommend!
PERFECT - SERVICE ATTENTIVE -FOOD WELL PREPARED
RESTRICTED WINE LIST FOR THE PRICE RANGE -
NOISE IS A SERIOUS ISSUE
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.
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.
Wonderful experience....a bit loud but more then made up for by the fabulous food
Outstanding food and service every time. Patrick was great, as is the rest of the staff.
Excellent food, and atmosphere. Looking forward to returning.
Always happy to be there! Good food and amazing service!
Firstly, for those that need to book private parties or professional events I think that FRANCOBOLLO has the best small-medium sized private rooms in Toronto. I have probably attended >10 private events at the restaurant (many organized by myself) and the service, pricepoint, food quality, room qualithy and everything is always impeccable.
This however is a review on the main dining room. Great small restaurant with good food and inventive specials. Many plates are suitable for sharing and the staff is very sensitive to being flexible re sharing and also minor alterations to the menu and specials. The quality of the food is impeccable, always fresh and inventive. I have never had a bad meal there and btw The BURRATA is to die for. Only criticism is that the room has a rather cold atmosphere.
Amazing. I will be back. I need to try everything on the menu. Burrata and carpaccio were incredible!
I even think it would be a great venue for a private family function/party.
As usual everything was fantastic