|Lack Lustre - Jerry's Famous Tira Misu - the Factory Girl|
I checked out the menu in advance as I do when I'm not familiar with a place that I know I cannot leave because we're a group. I pick something on the menu before going just in case. I'm glad I did. Factory Girl is one of those restaurants that is trying to please too many people. That generally means to me, that you're not super at any one thing. A Pizza place that has great BBQ? or a Sushi place that's great at Burgers? No right? Well, Factory Girl suffers from such an identity crisis. I mean, it has the menu of a TGIFridays or Jack Astor's. Why would a place that has fresh Pasta and housemade sauces need to have Batterfried Calamari, Poutine, Nachos and Thai Shrimp on the Menu? I honestly couldn't tell you what kind of restaurant it is.
|Rib Special - the Factory Girl|
After a few questions about the menu, for which she had to go check with the kitchen, I settled on the Agnolotti. I was suprised how unfamiliar she seemed with the menu. Not a good sign because then you cannot ask for opinions with any certainty. The folks on my end of the table ordered the Rigatoni Al Vodka and Rigatoni Napa. K ordered the Rib Special. I asked about the pizza because I'm always looking for GOOD pizza. The website said their pizza was Italian Thin Crust style but when I asked what kind of oven, she said it was a regular oven, I knew it would never be as crispy as it should. One person at our table did order it and the crust looked a tad tough and she only ate half. I did come away with some great recommendations from the folks at the table for some #Toronto pizza places with woodfired ovens to visit though, yay!
|Spinach and Ricotta Angolotti - the Factory Girl|
|Rigatoni a la Vodka - the Factory Girl|
|Phyllo wrapped Cheesecake - the Factory Girl|
In all, if I'm in the area and fancy Fresh Pasta or a chilled drink with friends, I will go back. I would not go for the grill or the 'za.
Service: Excellent, friendly, patient yet present. Could have been more informed about menu.
193 Danforth Ave