Could have been a better assortment of appetizers. Mains were great. Dessert menu lacking a bit as well.
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
Another great meal from Forchetta. Roman and his staff are first rate. Great wine selection and wonderful pasta.
(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.
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.
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.
Spectacular as always!
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.
Lovely meal, very impressed with the food and atmosphere. Low key but very enjoyable Italian meal.
Very pleased. Showed up and the restaurant was fully booked. I was seated immediately considering I had a reservation. You won’t be disappointed.
Terrible service, food good but not worth the price.
Fantastic food and service, I’ll be back!
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.
Awesome service and great food. I will most definitely come back.
Great food. Great service. Quiet restaurant early in the evening, but even when it’s full, conversation is very good. Going back!!!
Food and service was excellent! Will definitely return.
Seafood dish was tasty but I expected a larger portion for the price
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.
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!
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.
Excellent friendly service
Food very tasty and good choice available
Fixed price meal not available to OT reservation
Overall very good but not outstanding
Food was okay nothing memorable or spectacular
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.
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
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!
The restaurant wasn’t busy, but the service was very poor. The food was truly outstanding!
Fantastic authentic food and atmosphere
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
The food was very good and service was excellent. Small but comfortable and not noisy
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.
Wonderful restaurant, 100% recommend.
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.
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.
We were the only customers but the food was very good and the service exemplorary.
Everything we ordered was excellent. Risotto a highlight. Will return for sure.
La Forchetta is a gem on Cottage ST. Roman is a great host. You will enjoy the food, service and drink! We will be back!!
Very good restaurant with very friendly yet professional staff. I had salmon which was served with a very nicely spiced dish of lentils, spinach and tomatoes . My only complaint is that the salmon was a "wee-tiny" bit too dry. The wine selection had quite a few options and the wine (Sancerre) I had was very good. The staff was very helpful and friendly but not intrusive. The atmosphere was very relaxed and the noise level low even with a birthday party going on a couple of tables away. Overall a very pleasant experience.
The food was excellent-and the service was very good as well. Really love the bread. My meal and my husband’s dinner was delicious.
Dined here for a birthday celebration with 7 of my friends. Food was amazing, and the service was as well. Would definitely recommend this restaurant and will definitely be going back in the future.