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17 Hayden St, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 2P2, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
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Ranked #769 of 6,636 Restaurants in Toronto
Price range: $14 - $22
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
Description: Focaccia has been serving customers for over 20 years. We serve great tasting Italian dishes featuring a $20 two course prix fixe.
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19 reviews from our community

84% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Ollantaytambo, Peru
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The food is incredibly tasty and very fresh. The pesto stuffed chicken breast served with lentils was delicious. Very friendly relaxed atmosphere. Bathroom could use a facelift. Owner accommodates requests.l

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Toronto, Canada
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72 reviews 72 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

I've been eating at Bill Iuele's delightful little Focaccia Restaurant for a little over 15 years. The restaurant has actually been around for twenty years at the time of this review. The kitchen is staffed mainly by Iuele family members who all learned to cook in Italy and who apparently have remembered everything they ever learned about great quality, careful... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Came here with 4 friends, and we were so gladly surprised, and although the place wasn't fancy it was very cozy and the food was excellent , and Larry our server was great! Will come back for sure!

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

This small restaurant just south of Bloor and east of Yonge is next to a parking garage and never interested me. Excellent value on the prix fix menu with choices that include their preferred dishes. Very tender Calamari and entrees we each had were excellent.

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Cork , Ireland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

Took me a while to get round to writing this review but here i am. Firstly , I'll give ithe obligatory Larry comment and say he is quite entertaining but in small doses ! Overall , I found food taste quite nice but my big gripe here is with quality of service from Larry and the chef. We were there... More

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Bill I, Owner at Focaccia, responded to this review

Hi there thank you for the review. I remember your party. We cut all our steaks in half. We order 12 ounce steaks and cut them in half. Our menu says 6 ounce steaks. Some guests ask for 12 ounce steaks so we serve the entire steak. The person that got the bigger steak must of asked for a larger... More

Rochester, New York
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

It's always nice to find a restaurant gem based on others' online reviews. Staying at the Marriot Bloor-Yorkville, we wanted something within a short walk and had Italian on our minds. Soon to be dwarfed by a high-rise accross the street, if you didn't have the address you might walk by. A small, but cozy dining room was staffed by... More

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Burlington, Canada
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

Larry truely makes this the most fun. His friendly nature is so refreshing. Had calamari and osobuco. Both excellent. Very cute little restaurant. Felt like I was in New York City.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2012

we found this restaurant through groupon. We're trying to check out different restaurants in the city and write a fair review about every place we have dined in. For this italian restaurant, the menu wasnt too extensive. For dinner we ordered the gnocchi bolognese and chicken penne. Usually you can't really go wrong with pasta, unless it's undercooked. But the... More

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2012

Larry is the best! This waiter; one of the best I have ever had really makes this dinning experience, something to remember. When we first arrived; he immediately took our coats, and our gym bags since we came from the gym.- It was a great first impression. He then sat us, and was very friendly, outgoing and witty.- He joked... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2012 via mobile

Cute! Decent food. Good service. Great small business feel.

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