Francobollo

4.6
196 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 196 People Are Saying
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4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.1
Value
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4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Somewhat expensive but great food and great service

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

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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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Very enjoyable experience -- excellent food & service.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

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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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

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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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

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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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

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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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on April 25, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Amazing food

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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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3.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

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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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

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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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on January 8, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

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

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2.0Dined on December 28, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 14, 2017

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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5.0Dined on December 11, 2017

Food was outstanding and service was excellent. Highly recommend!

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4.0Dined on December 9, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

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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4.0Dined on November 4, 2017

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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5.0Dined on November 4, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on November 2, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on November 1, 2017

Excellent food, and atmosphere. Looking forward to returning.

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5.0Dined on October 27, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on October 26, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on October 21, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on October 18, 2017

Wonderful meal!

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5.0Dined on October 14, 2017

As usual everything was fantastic

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