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Ratings & Reviews - Frascati Restaurant

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  • Atmosphere: 4.3/5
  • Food: 4.1/5
  • Service: 4.5/5
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Restaurantica12
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Impressive.

I had a business lunch here a week ago. The food was excellent, the service attentive and the atmosphere was excellent for a private conversation. Frasciati is class act for a quite business or intimate meal. It's conveniently located in the downtown core, just half a block east of Yonge Street. I'll be back!

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While visiting from Windsor, myself and another...

While visiting from Windsor, myself and another happened upon Frascati. From the overall appearance of the restaurant, it looked as though it'd definitely be worth a visit. How wrong we were. As we were a younger party (early 20's) we were treated like second class citizens by the wait staff. Service was slow and did little besides spew out the night's specials. Service was incredibly slow in comparison to that received by other restaurant patrons. To start, we ordered the bruschetta, which tasted as if it came from a bulk restaurant food supplier. In other words, not a hint of freshness and the distinct taste of packaged bruschetta. I ordered the veal parmigiana, expecting to receive at least a respectable portion. Instead, my plate consisted of some pasta and three measly and tiny, overcooked veal slices, only one of which actually having melted mozzarella over it. None of the veal shreds were breaded as described on the menu. The dish was drenched in a thin, salty sauce that didn't taste freshly made whatsoever. The sauce was poorly seasoned and had overly strong amounts of oregano in it and tasted nearly as if it were canned. My companion ordered the spaghetti and meatballs, which were apparently palatable. The meatballs themselves were tiny and did not taste fresh at all. Proper spaghetti and meatballs (aka. "Sunday Gravy") consists of a rich sauce with massive, fresh and wonderfully flavored meatballs. One warning sign I should have picked up on was that the wait staff offered pre-shredded/powdered Parmesan cheese. A good Italian restaurant will have the wait staff grate blocks of fresh Parmigiano Reggiano cheese with hand-held graters to a guest's tastes. As a Windsor resident, I've been exposed to truly excellent Italian cuisine due to our large Italian community. I came to Frascati expecting a little taste of home and was sorely disappointed.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 2/5
Service: 3/5
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A decent italian restaurant. Found the food to be...

A decent italian restaurant. Found the food to be a little basic with the meal I had. The orders I had were literally exactly what was listed, so while it was still good, just not that extra bit of flavour you expect from eating outside of your own kitchen.

Atmosphere: 3/5
Food: 3/5
Service: 4/5
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Having been here many times i recently had a...

Having been here many times i recently had a dinner party of 26 people at Frascatis..the meal was excellent,the food hot, service nicely paced and attentive and the best Tiramisu many had ever eaten.The atmosphere was warm and the management made everything run smoothly.This place is a 'hidden gastronomic gem' on Elm Street right behind the Delta Chelsea hotel in central Toronto.( the BEST bruschetta with goat cheese on super crusty bread..of anywhere I've eaten!!

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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Excellent restraunt. Food, Servie & atmosphere...

Excellent restraunt. Food, Servie & atmosphere were excellent. Will definately visit again!

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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The service was very good, although the seating...

The service was very good, although the seating was odd. 3 couple in the place and they squished us all in a corner. The food was good, not disappointing at all. Even though the mushrooms looked to be from a can and not fresh and the garlic shrimp small and previously frozen, the whole meal just seemed to be good. Not very good, but good. If I lived in the area, I would go back, but we went there just before seeing a show at the Canon theatre. A curious place. There must be some signature dishes they do that are out of this world... We just didn't choose them... I guess... Or it's just average.

Atmosphere: 3/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 5/5
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We went to dinner here for a second time- we are...

We went to dinner here for a second time- we are not from Toronto, the first time was with my mom and aunt, this time was equally exceptional. The food- linguine alla pollo, bruschetta, mussels, penne frascati were all perfect. The service was excellent. We took our five year old to dine (the place is fairly intimate and seats a good number)- all the staff was wonderful with him, attentive and accomodating. We will definately make this a must-hit on our trips to Toronto- we go often- mostly to dine and often eat very high - end. We have been very happy with this choice on our visits as it is reasonable but fabulous.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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Very cozy restaurant on Elm St right next to the...

Very cozy restaurant on Elm St right next to the Delta Chelsea hotel. We intially went there because it was so close to the hotel and it looked very inviting from the outside. We were pleasantly surprised by the excellent food and friendly service. In fact, it was such a memorable meal on Sunday, we went back there on Monday night and had the exact same meal!! Would highly recommend this lovely little restaurant.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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July 9, 2018

Wow great place to bring elderly with hearing aides. Very nice place quiet so you can talk. It is not very big. Probably 12 tables but very intemit. Wine list is quite good very reasonable. Service is exceptionally good. Quite European. The menu is Italian. Fresh on site made pasta. All the entry’s we had were spectacular. Lobster ravioli, I had a tast of my 94 year old uncle’s and it was super. My wife had the salmon, my cousin had the spaghetti boulonase, fantastic. I had the linguine Frascati, absolutely terrific. Across from the Chelsea great location if you are staying there great place. If your looking to take you girl friend or wife or whatever great place . Priced very reasonable. You would pay more at some of the franchise places that don’t have home made pasta.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 2, 2018

Everything was at Should be To bad other restaurants can't have the same standards

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 26, 2018

Great Food Great atmosphere super service !

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

June 20, 2018

Very cosy and excellent service and food!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 15, 2018

bonus is the silence..........it is one of the few places in toronto where you can hear yourself

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 27, 2018

Good and atmosphere and food, but was a bit disappointed that on their website they lead you to believe there are 2 prix fixed menus but they don’t exist when you ask about them. They really should update their website to not mislead people.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

May 17, 2018

Great tasting food. Nice calm atmosphere and a funny and enjoyable server!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 14, 2018

A relaxing atmosphere. Service was attentive, but not over the top. A good selection of dishes, all of which are pleasingly presented and very tasty.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

April 17, 2018

Thanks to Abdoul, great service

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

March 11, 2018

Great food

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

March 11, 2018

First visit before going to the Ballet....service was fast, friendly and efficient. Meal was excellent. Definitely will be back! Highly recommend.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 5, 2018

Just luck of the draw ... mid week and miserable weather, so we had the restaurant to ourselves. As a consequence, the service was second to none because we were doted on. Food was delicious. Just what we expected.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 23, 2017

food and service excellent quality and cost quite reasonable

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 19, 2017

made a reservation with an important client and they are not open on Mondays. Very disappointed with this.

Ambiance: 1/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 1/5

December 15, 2017

very nice atmosphere, quite old world, and I feel our service was good considering the restaurant was obviously busy. Our bruschetta was delicious but our mains were a little off. My companion's veal was inconsistently cooked and I had vegetables that were severely overcooked to the point of mushy. I'd go again but most likely only order pasta dishes,

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 4/5

December 14, 2017

Consistently good. Tender pasta. Sauce full of flavour. Have been coming here for years.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

December 10, 2017

Fabulous evening. The food was great and service was superb. Very relaxed atmosphere. Staff are very attentive and fun without being a distraction. We ordered a blend of entrees and appetizers - all arrived really well cooked and flavourful. Timing of letting us finish appetizers without being rushed, and then prompt arrival of mains was great. We had a lingering and talking meal. Seafood dishes were cooked to perfection - the restaurant was moderately busy - enough people to feel like it was a lively environment, but well staffed to keep everyone happy. Very happy to recommend.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 9, 2017

A hidden gem! So suprised it wasn't packed!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 16, 2017

I booked lunch for a group of people on Monday. I learned later that the restaurant is normally not open on Mondays. Even though, the owner didn’t cancel the reservation. He opened just for us and made it very memorable. The food was excellent and the atmosphere fantastic. I would always recommend this restaurant to anybody.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 12, 2017

Food was delicious. Waitress was fun and quick.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 5, 2017

nice atmosphere food was just ok

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 3/5

November 6, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed Frascati. It was standard Italian salads and pasta but we found them extremely flavourful. The service was quick but attentive and gave us enough time to enjoy our conversation and company. We had not heard of the restaurant before trying it out and would definitely come again.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

November 2, 2017

We enjoyed the food and service. My first time but my wife highly recommended. She was correct! If in the area, suggest you try it. Good for a fair price.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 28, 2017

Prices were reasonable service was great atmosphere was good but the food was just OK

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 5/5

October 25, 2017

Mains and desserts for all were excellent. Had the gnocchi, lamb chops, salmon, chicken masala mains. Cheese cake, tiramisu for desserts. Side dishes were negative distractions for some of us - e.g. too salty potatoes, too hard carrots, too soft green beans.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 3/5

October 20, 2017

Yellow pages and Frascati did not communicate well and as a result I got a call on my drive downtown that there was a mistake with my onlin reservation and the restaurant was closed that night for a private function !! Very annoying !! Do NOT trust your reservations using yellowpages!!!

Ambiance: 1/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 1/5

October 17, 2017

Fabulous meal with just the right amount of food, attentive, friendly service. The atmosphere was small and quaint. We had a quiet table for two by the window but some of the other tables were a little close together and I would have preferred the lighting a bit more muted but overall a great experience. Would definitely go back.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 15, 2017

Very nice place.. our waitress was a lot of fun and was able to accommodate our dietary requests. Food was very good. Will definitely return!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

October 15, 2017

Lovely little restaurant we had dinner at before a show while staying at the Chelsea. Food was very good, I found portions generous and definitely good value for the prices. Would certainly return!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 6, 2017

I recommend this restuarant because its very nice because of music staff and food. Perfect place for couples diner and to impress. 5 stars hands down.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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