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Focaccia

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17 Hayden St, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 2P2, Canada
416-323-0179
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 5:00 am - 10:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: Focaccia has been serving customers for over 20 years. We serve great...
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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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Adorable hidden gem!

With only 8 tables this is truly a small space, but so warm,& cozy. It is intimate when full but I was not overwhelmed by the noises from the animated conversations happening around me. I stuck with the price fixe menu as I was in a hurry. The owner and waiter were sweetly attentive; I will return... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
MandM12345
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With only 8 tables this is truly a small space, but so warm,& cozy. It is intimate when full but I was not overwhelmed by the noises from the animated conversations happening around me. I stuck with the price fixe menu as I was in a hurry. The owner and waiter were sweetly attentive; I will return to this place.

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Thank MandM12345
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Service was outstanding as it has been over the years. Food was excellent and we are looking forward to returning. Always a pleasure to dine here.

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Thank Pauline T
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

A home cooking Italian Restaurant 1 block from Bloor and Yonge. Small, intimate, with excellent service. My favourites include; veal sandwich, caesar salad, home-made soup and cappuccino.

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Thank Rich B
Columbus, Indiana
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

My family ate dinner at this restaurant because it was close to where we were staying in Toronto. My husband and I both ordered the Veal Parmesan and my daughter ordered the Chicken Florentine. Our veal was tough and stringy and the pasta sauce tasted like it was from a jar. After eating a fair portion of her chicken, my... More 

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Thank AJA_Anderson
Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I attempted to go to this restaurant twice to use a Groupon. Both times the business was closed, even though their website and the phone automated machine confirmed that it was supposed to be open. Horrible experience considering the walk to this restaurant is 30 minutes both ways in the freezing cold!

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Thank 297SarahH
Toronto, Canada
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 via mobile

We went to this great little hideaway tonight on a Groupon and loved the food. Larry was our waiter and he took very good care of us and we enjoyed a good chat with him too. We would come back for sure with our friends. There is a GreenP parking lot right next door which made parking handy.

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Thank Itsus13
Bath
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83 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We have eaten Focaccia several times over the years on our visits to Toronto & we still really like it. The food quality is excellent & the prices are quite reasonable. Larry, the server, is a character - we enjoyed seeing him again.

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Thank swtravel
Toronto, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I purchased a Groupon months back and it was surely worth every penny! The drive there was not pleasant at all but the food totally made up for it. A quiet table for 2 with a candle, amazing service and the aroma of the food..amazing. I was impressed with the size of the starter Cesar Salad as well as the... More 

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Thank rosag433
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Bought a groupon there the food was terrible and the chicken was dry I never gave bad review but this place was my first

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Bill I, Owner at Focaccia, responded to this review

Hi there thank you for the feedback. I'm sorry you had an unfavourable experience. We would have gladly replaced the meal if you would have mentioned something when you were there. Please accept our apologies and know that your comments help us to improve for future customers. More 

London, Canada
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164 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 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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Thank Laura J

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 17 Hayden St, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 2P2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 416-323-0179

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 17
  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

Focaccia has been serving customers for over 20 years. We serve great tasting Italian dishes featuring a $20 two course prix fixe.
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 am - 10:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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