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Jan 28, 2012 06:12 PM

Dinner with bf and my parents

Hi everyone, I need your advise.. I am trying to pick a spot to take my parents and my bf's parents to dinner. The problem is my mother is a very picky eater.. but is fine as long as there is a plain salad, pizza or steak on the menu. Am trying to decide between F'amelia or le select or maybe sidecar. Which would have the best atmosphere, good service and not too noisy (so that we can chat).
Thanks in advance!!

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    1. Re: Sidecar - I love it. However the tables were very close in my opinion and you will find you are listening to conversations at the nearby tables and they yours. Not intimate, still has it's own charm and the close proximity to your neighbour makes for a different "local" type of experience with really good food.

      1. so F'amelia is not an appropriate atmosphere? is it noisy?

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        1. re: hungryabbey

          Would not recommend F'Amelia. Noisy, tight, awkward and cold. I would definitely go for Le Select.

          1. re: The Macallan 18

            good advise. I do NOT like cold so I will avoid this place all together ha.

          2. re: hungryabbey

            I recently went to F'amelia and was really disappointed. The pizza was delicious but somewhat lacking in toppings. Whatever you do, don't order the lasagne. My aunt had it and it was a giant pile of beef in a casserole basically. The service was lacking and the atmosphere was cold. Half of the table froze because we were by the windows and the other half baked because of an overly aggressive heater.

            I would much rather go to Libretto on the Danforth.

          3. Le Select or Sidecar either would be lovely and fitting for such a dinner.

            1. Agree with the Sidecar recc, and Le Select if you can request a quieter table on the edges and not in the middle of the resto. I find it can get kind of loud there and if people who don't know each other are seated in the tables in the middle of the room it can be very hard to talk.

              Other options to consider would be Trattoria Giancarlo in Little Italy (my parents love it there), Terroni or Pizza Libretto on Danforth. Perhaps also Harbord Room.