Frascati Restaurant

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Restaurant type

  • Fine Dining,

Cuisine type

  • Italian,

Dishes

  • Seafood,
  • Vegetarian Cuisine,
  • Pizza,
  • Pasta,

Features

  • Restaurant With Party Services,
  • Restaurant With Private Rooms,
  • Extensive Wine List,

Atmosphere

  • Casual,
  • Family,
  • Romantic,

Languages Spoken

  • English,
Location
13 Elm St, Toronto, ON M5G 1H1
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Opening Hours *Holiday hours

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Rates:

  • $11 To $25,

Methods of Payment:

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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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Restaurantica12
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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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August 18, 2019

Fabulous!!!!!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 11, 2019

Always excellent food and service!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 26, 2019

Very friendly hosts. Dinner was amazing would definitely return.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 23, 2019

Frascati’s is one of my favourite Toronto Restauraunts. The service this time, with Diane as our server, was excellent. She was friendly and efficient and accommodated our many requests for changes to our appetizers and entrees. The atmosphere and food certainly met our expectations for quality that I have come to know at Frascati’s

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 11, 2019

We enjoyed our dinner very much. The service was excellent, friendly and helpful. We were served our meal (appetizer, main and coffee) leisurely but still with plenty of time to get to the theatre. Food was excellent. Served hot, good portion size and reasonably priced. Very happy with our meal. We would return again!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 19, 2019

The food at Frascati is simply delicious! We enjoyed every bite!! Nice wine list too. The ambience is right for a couple or a group of frnends. The prices are reasonable. And its location is just right, slightly off the beaten path. As visitors to Toronto, we are so happy to have discovered this gem of a restaurant.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 27, 2019

Delicious food, relaxed atmosphere, excellent service, and reasonable prices.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 19, 2019

One of the best. Love the quiet atmosphere, the food is always great.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 17, 2019

Great atmosphere, incredible food. Wonderful service. Loved the ambiance of Frascati

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

February 15, 2019

Great experience. First time. Will recommend.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 11, 2019

Exceptional service, somewhat “old style” traditional Italian food. Caear was average but dessert outstanding.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

February 10, 2019

Very friendly and very attentive. The veal chop was excellent and done perfectly, and the lobster angel hair pasta was very tasty as well. A fairly strong wine selection with reasonable pricing.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 29, 2019

A long time favourite in downtown Toronto. Consistently good Italian food combined with attentive service and a relaxing atmosphere.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 25, 2019

Great value, great service.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 18, 2019

Lovely old-style place. Want to try their lunch!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

January 15, 2019

Loved it and will return ASAP

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 16, 2018

Good food , good place

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 15, 2018

My friend and I come every year for Christmas lunch. I wasn't too hungry this time so settled on soup (minestrone) and the house salad. Both were excellent. My friend had her usual penne arrabbiata. Most of the time, this restaurant is fairly quiet at lunchtime so we can visit without having to shout.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 28, 2018

Had a wonderful evening, great food, great service, will be back again. Thanks.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 19, 2018

Great place for a dinner with family and friends.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 16, 2018

A wonderful experience as always. Great food and excellent service in quiet beautiful environment. Thank you

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 20, 2018

I pre-booked a reservation online for a Saturday night, which I received confirmation for. When myself and my fiance arrived to the restaurant we found it was closed for a private event. When we called the restaurant to inquire, the person on the phone was minimally apologetic for the fact we had planned our entire night around this reservation. Would not recommend booking a reservation online due to this.

Ambiance: 1/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 1/5

October 15, 2018

This restaurant has a good, promising menu. Unfortunately, that's about all it has. The atmosphere is bland, service is ok, and food was not very good. The steak I had was overdone a bit, mushroom sauce lacked any flavour. The chicken Marsala my wife had tasted awful. It tasted of oil that was just used to fry up some sea food. When we mentioned this to the waiter he blamed it on the quality of chicken these days and that sometimes it's just not good, like when you're getting it from Costco. Huh? He did try to make up for it by not charging us for desert, which unfortunately was not very good either. Best part of the meal was the wine and bread, but that can be had at plenty of other restaurants. One more disappointing part of the experience was that it was my birthday, which was mentioned at time of making reservations, yet the waiter never said one thing about this. Earlier in the day I had gone to Denny's for lunch where I was very impressed with them remembering and treating me very well. Not at this place. I would not recommend it, nor would I come back.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 2/5

September 27, 2018

Wonderful food and service --recommend this place

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 11, 2018

Classic Italian restaurant complete with white tablecloths and jazz swing music. Attentive service, great food and fantastic prices!

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

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

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