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Ferro Bar & Cafe

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769 St Clair Ave W, Toronto, Ontario M6C 1B4, Canada
+1 416-654-9119
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11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 16:30 - 00:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been going to Ferro for 20 years. The food is always very good and it's a "happening" place. It can be loud and service can be slow, but the atmosphere is great.

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Thank APS1971
mississauga
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

The staff was very attentive and the food was great, we tried the grill calamari which came like a salad with beans and polenta, olives lettuce and the dressing was amazing, the mains were also very good, will return.

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1 Thank Coojoy
Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Eaten here dozens of times, food is almost invariably excellent - disappointed only once, never by their Italian food. Pizza is great, lots of inventive and delicious specials - veal saltimbocca always superb.

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1 Thank motleycow77
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

My brother and I enjoying coming to Ferro. Lunch time is always convenient and affordable. The atmosphere is hip and casual. Customer service always attentive. We'll be back for more soon!

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1 Thank Mike S
Toronto, Canada
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292 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

The food is OK. However, the place has lost some of its ambiance. It used to be a great place to meet, full of young professionals from the area. Now the crowd is a lot older. The olives for appetizer are very good, the pappardelle with mushrooms are great too. Wine is priced fairly. It is a good place but... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Went with a party of 10 - We did book but had to wait for prior party to leave - were accommodated well at the bar. Bar staff were great and knowledgeable about beers on tap.We had requested a round table and while unable to provide this, Ferro did provide a large square setup which allowed all to interact around... More 

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Thank reez69
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

They have a very solid customer base. The food is pretty good, their cooks have been there a long time. Although some of their service staff should have been long gone it manages to stay in business becaause of its food quality. It truly is a family business, the Father, a set of twins and the oldest son. Its a... More 

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Thank Marvin G
Toronto, Canada
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

Had the magic mushroom appetizer,,,superb, the main course took forever to be served ,even though, the restaurant was not busy. We kept asking about our order yet it seem to never arrive and waitress seemed to be completely indifferent. We then asked another server who only smiled and who either did not understand us and couldn't care .The main course... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

Ate here last night on a recommendation from a friend in the neighbourhood. Service was great, ambience was very eclectic and I loved the creativity that went into the decorating and design of this place! Food was authentic Italian. I am of Italian decent so I grew up eating my grandmother's cooking and I've also traveled to Italy on several... More 

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Thank Felicia G
Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

Let's start off that waiters and waitress were very rude and not approachable at all. Food was dipped in Salt and not taste at all, I personally do not paying for excellent food but this by far was nothing to brag about. Would I recommend to friends? NOT, also be aware the tip is included in the bill very small... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
16:30 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 769 St Clair Ave W, Toronto, Ontario M6C 1B4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > York-Crosstown
  • Neighbourhood: York-Crosstown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-654-9119
Description
Ferro has been established and family-operated since 1993.The Space: Originally a billiard hall of colorful yet dubious character which endured for over 20 years, the Pronesti family took possession over two decades ago and added eclectic yet tasteful elements of avant-garde, industrial design while maintaining the vibrancy and creative energy of the original location.The Food: Serving up traditional southern Italian cuisine with a spin wherever we feel it’s long overdue. Our original culinary ambitions have never changed: By holding true to the family recipes and dedication to fresh ingredients as passed down through the generations that have preceded us, we bring you authentic, honest, home-cooked food the very same way we enjoy it.Our Style: We believe in the traditional family-style of a crowded table filled with quality, delicious foods and plenty of welcoming hospitality. As many of our customers will confirm, we’re not shy when it comes to getting out front and setting the tone! We love being involved whenever it’s possible for us to interact with you – and yes, that may also mean catching us at the bar and toasting to a great evening!Groups? As the neighbourhood changes, so do we. An enlarged backroom space now allows us to accommodate various types of large group parties including corporate functions and celebrations of any kind.If there are any questions you have for us or anything that we can do for you; please call.Salute,The Pronesti Family

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York-Crosstown
York-Crosstown is a sleepy area of Toronto dotted gorgeously with hills and farmland, stately homes and parks. An affluent district in parts, the stately houses at Baby Point along Jane Street are especially breathtaking, and make for a lovely wander on a clear day. Parks are bountiful in York-Crosstown, which makes it a vibrant area for outdoor play and sports, providing a break from the hustle of Toronto's busy, jam-packed city center. For a little spice after a walk in the park, the Little Jamaica area of York sports cheap, authentic food from the Caribbean. This area is restful and more orientated towards outdoor activity and the exploration of nature.
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