La Fenice

4.5
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215 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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Italian

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Pre/post-theatre
La Fenice, located in the entertainment district of Toronto, serves hearty Italian dishes and pasta that stick to your ribs and give you a reason to return. The classy restaurant prides itself on its fresh ingredients and pasta, and the daily chef’s specials creatively redefine Italian cuisine. Pasta at La Fenice cover all of the bases, offering a veal ragu, linguini with fresh clams, and vegetarian dishes with olives, goat cheese, and anchovies. Rounding out the selection are gnocchi and risotto dishes, each bringing a new flavor to the traditional recipes. For Italian food that elevates the appetite, head to La Fenice before a night on the town.

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What 215 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.5
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BA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Very good for pre/post theatre. Excellent server, not rushed. Made a dish that wasn’t on the menu, so enjoyable. Will definitely return!

MT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this restaurant. Must try the Branzino / European Sea Bass.

La Fenice
Responded on March 13, 2020

Hi there, thank you so much for the 5-star rating, we're so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience at La Fenice, as well as our Branzino (it's a favourite of ours, too!). Hope to see you again soon! Cheers!

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DB
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The wine list was extensive and the server very knowledgeable about the selection. The burrata was wonderful and I highly recommend the veal with lemon or mushrooms. Very nicely done.

La Fenice
Responded on March 5, 2020

Hi Diana, thank you so much for the 5-star rating, we're so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience at La Fenice. Hope to see you again soon! Cheers!

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LH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

Was not offered a menu or a drink until 20 minutes after being seated, and waited another 30 minutes to get our meal!

La Fenice
Responded on March 11, 2020

Hi Linda, we're sorry to hear that you had a negative experience. This is definitely not the norm and we apologize for any inconvenience it may have caused. We'd love to make it up to you during your next visit! We sincerely hope you'll give us another chance. Have a great day!

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BH
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food coupled with very personable service and great recommendations.

La Fenice
Responded on March 5, 2020

Hi Brian, thank you so much for the 5-star rating, we're happy to hear you enjoyed your experience at La Fenice. Hope to see you again soon! Cheers!

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AG
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent experience. Fabulous food. Very good service

La Fenice
Responded on March 5, 2020

Hi Adrienne, thank you so much for the 4-star rating, we're happy to hear you enjoyed your experience at La Fenice. Hope to see you again soon! Cheers!

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JM
Inverness
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was delicious, as usual. Service was excellent. Looking forward to going back soon !

La Fenice
Responded on March 5, 2020

Hi James, so glad you could join us for another meal! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your experience at La Fenice. Hope to see you again soon! Cheers!

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JG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Quiet ambience. We were the only ones there. Food was good but we found it pricey for what we had.

La Fenice
Responded on March 5, 2020

Hi Jeff! Thank you for your feedback. We're glad you enjoyed the service, but we are sorry that the value wasn't there for you. We take all feedback into consideration whenever assessing our menu and prices and we hope you'll give us another chance in the future!

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NO
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was spectacular! The food was delicious! Best scallops ever. We were there celebrating a birthday & they did not disappoint. We can’t wait to go back & have already told so many friends they have to go.

La Fenice
Responded on February 21, 2020

Hi Nic, thank you so much for the 5-star rating, we're happy to hear you enjoyed your experience at La Fenice. Hope to see you again soon! Cheers!

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JW
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing. No grit in mussels. Lamb was perfection and Sea Brean was tasty with very little oil on plate. Tiramisu was the best We’ve had.

La Fenice
Responded on February 21, 2020

Hi John, thank you so much for the 5-star rating, we're happy to hear you enjoyed your experience at La Fenice. Hope to see you again soon! Cheers!

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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and food!

La Fenice
Responded on March 5, 2020

Hi there, thank you so much for the 5-star rating, we're happy to hear you enjoyed your experience at La Fenice. Hope to see you again soon! Cheers!

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RO
Toronto
29 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Winterlicious menu. Overall, the food was excellent. Soup may have been over salted, but overall it was great. Service was fantastic snd they were in no hurry to rush us out.

La Fenice
Responded on February 21, 2020

Hi Randall! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your meal, and we're especially glad you enjoyed our Winterlicious menu. Thank you for coming in and we hope to see you again soon! Cheers!

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LL
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Went for Winterlicious. Service was good. A bit disappointed with the food. The taste and presentation are far from expectation. Not sure if it is different if order from their regular menu.

La Fenice
Responded on February 21, 2020

Hi there! Thank you for your feedback. We're sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your meal. We'd be more than happy to make it up to you during your next visit to our restaurant! We sincerely hope you'll give us another chance. Have a great day!

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JS
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, food was delicious, we ended up staying for a three hour dinner

La Fenice
Responded on February 21, 2020

Hi Jennifer! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your meal and your experience at La Fenice. Thank you for coming in and we hope to see you again soon! Cheers!

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EA
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Everything was lovely. Our food was good and came at an appropriate pace. Service was attentive but not intrusive. Best of all it was quiet and we could talk. Rare dim
Bought these days. We will be back.

H
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

I took my daughter out for a birthday dinner, and the Winterliciuos menu was terrific. We both had a delicious meal and the staff were attentive and very pleasant.

La Fenice
Responded on February 10, 2020

Hi there, thank you so much for the 5-star rating, we're happy to hear you enjoyed your experience at La Fenice. Hope to see you again soon! Cheers!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome restaurant

JS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super good, ask for Paul and order off menu

La Fenice
Responded on February 7, 2020

Hi Jonathan, thank you so much for the 5-star rating, we're happy to hear you enjoyed your experience at La Fenice. Hope to see you again soon! Cheers!

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AP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service were excellent. Arrived early but they unlocked the door and let us in before normal opening hour. Never been told before to take your time and relax...there is no rush. highly recommend this restaurant. We will be back.

La Fenice
Responded on February 7, 2020

Hi Alfred, thank you for coming in - we're so happy to hear you enjoyed your meal and the service! We hope to see you again soon!

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K
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We arrived late due to traffic issues but that was not a problem. Ambiance and food were great but the service was the best we have ever had at a restaurant. Thank you for an enjoyable evening.

La Fenice
Responded on February 7, 2020

Hi Krista, thank you for coming in - we're so happy you could join us for dinner! Great to hear you enjoyed your meal and the service! We hope to see you again soon!

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BC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An overall excellent experience. My companion had the pasta and I had the steak. Her pasta was superb, while my steak was a bit on the tough side, but still enjoyable. Desserts were out of this world, and the service was easily at the same level as a 5-star restaurant. I would highly recommend.

La Fenice
Responded on February 7, 2020

Hi Brian, thank you so much for coming in - we're so happy you enjoyed your meal and the service! We hope to see you again soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything about the restaurant was great! The food, the service, and the atmosphere were all great and conducive to a romantic night out on the town.

MJ
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I keep coming back because La Fenice never disappoints! Expectations are exceeded each time with delicious food and impeccable service. I’ll be back again soon!

SM
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous place for an I intimate dinner with loved ones or friends. The food was fantastic and perfectly cooked (I had the grilled salmon). The server did not rush us but keep in mind that we were off to a show later that evening.

PW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food with excellent service. Highly recommend te restaurant. Will definitely go again.

MS
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service. We will defeninately be going back.

MS
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the nicest experiences we have ever had out to dinner in Toronto! From the moment we walked in we felt like we were the only ones there. All of the staff was attentive and welcoming. The food (Seafood Mix and 5oz. Filet) were spectacular. We also noticed as other guests came in it was like they were coming home to dinner (a bit hard to explain) but several times we heard a server say “welcome back, it’s so good to see you again...”. It was our first time there but we got the distinct feeling that this place was special to many people there...it now is too for us as we will be traveling back to Toronto just to have dinner again at La Fenice!

N
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

We were seated quickly. There were a several little things that distracted from a great review. The table had a ridge so plate was a bit tippy. We had to wait for water glasses to be refilled and when they were the water was warm. Lighting was very dim, hard to read the menu with out using my phone flashlight. However the food was nice and great options on the menu.

JM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and fantastic service from Paul...he looked after us, great suggestions...made for a great evening!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food great atmosphere! Will definitely go again

OT
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Service attentif nourriture excellente

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BB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was impeccable Paul was just an awesome waiter. The food was outstanding thank you for an wonderful dining experience

RW
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was prompt our food sever was quite friendly. We had the rack of lamb and the the veal chop it was very very good. Very nice place will be back

MH
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Great spot for pre-theatre dining! Delicious food and AMAZING service. TIramisu was wonderful.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

My husband and I had dinner here Saturday evening and it was excellent from start to finish. Starters of Mussels in tomato/garlic broth and Caprese Salad was amazing. The Mussels were cooked to perfection, well prepared and very tender. Our entrees of Strip-loin and Veal Scallopini were delicious and well portioned. We ended our meal with the most beautiful Vanilla Brandy Creme Brûlée and Espresso Macchiato. The service was as you would expect from a fine dining experience but I think our waiter was exceptionally friendly and accommodating. We will definitely be coming back for our next theatrical show.

NL
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Nicely situated near second city. Service was smooth. Professional servers but food was a bit slow in getting out of kitchen. Bruschetta came out as soon as we sat down. The main dishes were slow in getting out after the appetizers.

CC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food, amazing service! Will definitely be back!

W
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

How wonderful to be in a relatively quiet room with such good food! Will be going to La Fenice again soon.

MJ
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a wonderful experience I was able to give family for a combination of birthday and Christmas gifts by taking them to La Fenice for supper before a show. The service was excellent and personal and the food absolutely delicious. Thank you so much for a great time - we will see you again soon!

TW
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Paul our server was wonderful. Both of our mains were fantastic.

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