La Forchetta

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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
La Forchetta Restaurant is located in the very heart of Little Italy district of Downtown Toronto. The restaurant offers variety of classic northern Italian dishes such as risottos and fine meat and game, while listing some great home made pasta choices from the southern fare. For five years in a raw, La Forchetta has won the prestigious "Best of Award of Excellence" from the Wine Spectator. The wine list offers over 650 wines by the bottle with a comprehensive wine by the glass and half bottle selections. We believe in bringing the best quality food ingredients on the market to the kitchen,and then transforming them with passion for cooking to meals evoking a memorable dining experience. The extensive wine list embraces and complements the diverse style of Italian dishes. Enjoy, and buon appetito!!!
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vipRajman
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The app (meats and cheese) 12-13/pp large amount serves 2 was flavourful... I had the rack of lamb... it was ok.... wish it was seasoned more or have a mint chutney instead of what they provided...the smashed potato was sub par and the green beans were green beans... what else can I say about it... ambience was nice (some loud patrons sitting around... kinda made it deafening). Waiter was nice and friendly and the staff wished everyone well when we were leaving... so, overall I would say 4/5.... my meal was nothing to brag about...however, the others order the linguini seafood and the pasta (noci) and they enjoyed it.... I’d try it again but a different meal...

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MSingh
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I find it very difficult to get good vegetarian fare. I’ve been to top restaurants that can’t seem to get it right. The mushroom ravioli here was spectacular and I didn’t pay an arm and a leg for it!

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DMarie
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of our favorite places to eat in Toronto. We have been several times. The food is fantastic! Mushroom risotto is my favorite dish there. The grilled calamari is so good.. the grill char tastes like a summer bbq even in the middle of winter. The service is very attentive and the waiters are so personable and nice to speak with. Will absolutely go again .. and even again and highly recommend La Forchetta!

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vipOutstanding
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

Restaurant was empty, dead quiet and it had no ambiance. food was good, nothing special

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John
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and atmosphere, very attentive, non-rushed service. Quality all around. Would recommend.

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DrKevinM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Could have been a better assortment of appetizers. Mains were great. Dessert menu lacking a bit as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very good service. Food was incredible and wine pairing was perfect. Was fairly quiet for a Friday night, which was nice. Dessert was phenomenal as well

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vipDave
Calgary
23 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another great meal from Forchetta. Roman and his staff are first rate. Great wine selection and wonderful pasta.

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Thomas
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

(It was boxing day and the place was almost empty.)

I had the specials: the mushroom soup and the pickerel. The mushroom soup was quite disappointing: it was watery and oily - you could really see and taste the oil that they had added. The pickerel was quite good, and was cooked just right; it was all cooked with lots of added fat/oil; yes, that is common and it certainly makes the dish rich but it didn't need it and it seems like a bit of a crutch to me.

The others were mostly positive about their meals, and when one of the party requested cheese on their seafood linguine (which was very good apparently) the waiter called them on it - noting that this was not right. We overruled the waiter but appreciated that he didn't hold back!

However, we were quite struck by how much they lean towards sweet dishes. Looking thru the meat and fish dishes I found that most of the dishes - not just the pork & duck as in most restaurants - were sweet, eg. the lamb dish is encrusted with "Honey, raw sugar...". On the whole, we enjoyed our food but alas would not go back because so many of the meat & fish dishes were sweet we were left with little to choose from.

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DAVIDD
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

Would recommend the Gnocchi and Rosemary Bread for sure. The fish dish I ordered the Calamari was a touch overcooked. Server from Venezuela was extremely personable, knowledgeable and friendly.

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vipPatrick
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Nice cozy restaurant. Food was good and reasonably priced. Offers a decent prix fixe meal (not available on weekends).

A word of caution for OpenTable users: for prix fixe menu, you must choose the 3-course option. Restaurant will not allow you to choose 2-course option if you reserved using OpenTable.

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RaymondR
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Spectacular as always!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wow! What a gem. Fantastic experience in a wonderful neighborhood restaurant. We felt like locals, and the staff treated us so well.

Rave reviews about the delicious risotto in our group. The rosemary bread was divine. Dessert was a treat as well (semifreddo).

Highly recommended for those looking for a terrific Toronto dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Lovely meal, very impressed with the food and atmosphere. Low key but very enjoyable Italian meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very pleased. Showed up and the restaurant was fully booked. I was seated immediately considering I had a reservation. You won’t be disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience3

Terrible service, food good but not worth the price.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and service, I’ll be back!

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vipLizB
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

Sticky table, server brought full water glasses on tray and grabbed cup by rim to serve. Appetizer was very good (Portabello Cap), Mains lacked appeal. Great and vibrant location.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome service and great food. I will most definitely come back.

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Gidi
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Great service. Quiet restaurant early in the evening, but even when it’s full, conversation is very good. Going back!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food and service was excellent! Will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Seafood dish was tasty but I expected a larger portion for the price

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GM24
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Really enjoyed the food. Service was great albeit it a touch slow. They were very helpful and were attentive to my pregnant wife. Would recommend to anyone.

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EncarnitaK
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We’ve celebrated our anniversary here for 11 years and it is always a delicious meal. What a fantastic place to celebrate any special occasion. The best Italian restaurant in the city!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

This place has solid food but this restaurant is tired and in need of a refresh and update. Despite the restaurant being dead, our meal took longer to get to us then it should have. The waiter claimed it was because of my medium rare duck breast, but when it arrived it was so over done, I could have used it as a door stop. He was talking to the bartender, checking his phone and wasn’t attentive at all. I actually had to go to the bartender to get my bill and at this point, there were less then 6 people in the entire restaurant. He made no attempt to connect, didn’t seem excited about the food, made no suggestions, didn’t come to ask how the food was or ask if we wanted more wine so we spent a solid $100 but it could have been more so from a sales perspective the owner might want to school their staff. This was a birthday and overall, I think I understand why you can always get a table on open table because it’s a solid three star. Used to love this place.

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vipRoxyChic
Atlantic Canada
17 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Excellent friendly service
Food very tasty and good choice available
Fixed price meal not available to OT reservation
Overall very good but not outstanding

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vipTrish
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Food was okay nothing memorable or spectacular

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TinaM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Quaint restaurant - we had a table in the front window overlooking bustling Friday night College street.

Food was fantastic - delicious steak - duck - pasta.

Service friendly and helpful.

A great date-night spot.

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JeanneC
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Pasta was great, seafood wasn’t great, scallops were small, shrimp cooked too long, didn’t have enough seafood in seafood linguini- services were excellent but waited long time for main course

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kas44685
Cleveland
13 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very cozy restaurant with great service and even better food. I will be dreaming of that roasted chicken for some time to come! Very good creme brulee. Perfect for my birthday dinner. Thank you!

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NeilT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

The restaurant wasn’t busy, but the service was very poor. The food was truly outstanding!

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jessicab
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Fantastic authentic food and atmosphere

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Arrpita
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Ambience and service was good!
The Rigatoni Bolognese, Butternut Squash Agnolotti Torinese and Over Roasted Atlantic Salmon were really good! We also order the Roasted Chicken Supreme, gnocchi arabiata and Farfalle con Pollo which were ok. The gnocchi tasted like it was out of those packets you get at the supermarket, clumped and doughy. Wished that would have been better

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LisaO
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The food was very good and service was excellent. Small but comfortable and not noisy

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first visit but definitely not our last. Started with red & orange salad and fennel & carrot soup, followed by grouper and sea bream. The appetizers were very enjoyable and the fish was cooked to perfection.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful restaurant, 100% recommend.

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vipMissy
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always good. Friendly staff. Menu varied. Service good. Food delicious. Good value. Nice experience. Tables abit too close together. Noise abit too much because of this.

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Booski1812
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place does not miss a beat. Old school charm, outstanding food. The beef carpaccio is to die for. Amazing wine list for the money. Good night back asap.

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Bryan
Oxford
15 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We were the only customers but the food was very good and the service exemplorary.

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safti
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent!!

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La Forchetta does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. La Forchetta also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 534-3100.

La Forchetta is rated 4.4 stars by 434 OpenTable diners.

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