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Focaccia

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17 Hayden St, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 2P2, Canada
+1 416-323-0179
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 21:00
Sat 05:00 - 10:00
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Toronto, Canada
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

When here for a quick dinner before a Panasonic theater experience. It was a small cozy establishment, that reminded me of a mom/pop restaurant. The service was great, they accommodated us and our very late dinner companions, and I heard them try and make everyone meal a special good one. We had the seafood risotto, veal parmigiana, mushroom salad and... More 

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London, Canada
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69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

Visited this restaurant, with a group of about 10 people and we almost filled the place. Food was good, everyone seemed to enjoy their meal and they had everything from seafood risotto, veal parmaigan, salmon, and chicken penne, banana cake with Nutella was a bit different.

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Toronto, Canada
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194 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

It is on Hayden Street, one block south of Bloor and Yonge almost across from the south entrance to the subway. Opera played in the background. I ordered the house salad ($7), seafood risotto ($22) and pot of tea ($2). The salad was baby greens, tomato with balsamic vinaigrette. The risotto came with calamari, shrimp and scallops. While it was... More 

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Peterborough, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

Focaccia is a small restaurant you might miss if you aren't looking for it~ but look! The food is wonder comfort food. I had the spaghetti with the sausage and tomato; it was spicy and wonderful. Exactly what I needed after a long day. This is one of those places that supports the theory "don't judge a book by its... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016

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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1 Thank MandM12345
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 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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1 Thank Pauline T
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 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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1 Thank Rich B
Columbus, Indiana
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 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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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 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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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 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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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$11 - US$18
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 21:00
Saturday
05:00 - 10:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Hayden St, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 2P2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-323-0179
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Downtown

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Downtown
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with a strong student influence from the Ryerson University Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities, with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of vintage cinemas, and a healthy nightlife centered on the area's Distillery District bar and clubs near the East End, it's both an easygoing daytime spot and a popular party place after sunset. It also features some of Toronto's best outdoor landmarks, including Yonge-Dundas Square and the Nathan Phillips Square: perfect for a concert, a skate, or a relaxing sit-down.
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