In the mid-1990s, my then-boyfriend even did a co-op placement at the place, which serves fairly classic Italian fare. (He - the boyfriend - wanted to be a chef. I think he learned something. At the very least, how to chop a lot of garlic.... but I digress.)
Ferro is a nice place, but it's never top of mind when I find myself trying to think of where to go for dinner. I've had good experiences there... and less good experiences. I've popped in for wine with the girls, tried their much-lauded lobster dishes, and been overwhelmed by their antipasto platter (which is enourmous and way too full of veggies). It's always been... okay. Just okay. I haven't had any particularly bad experiences, but I never really loved it, either. And then, out of the blue, I had a GREAT experience there that completely turned me around.
It was delicious!
Nate had a linguini with a garlic cream sauce and parma ham. I had a mushroom risotto. Both were fantasic. (Okay, mine was just good. His was fantastic. The rice in my risotto was a tad undercooked, and while rich and dark, I found the mushrooms weren't as satisfing as meat, but all in all, I was very happy.) We both drank house white. which is the cheapest wine on the menu at about $6 or $7 a glass. The bill came to around $50, pre-tip.
Anyway. I recommend you go. That linguine was truly tasty. I've been dreaming about it ever since. Yum.
Ferro Bar and Cafe
769 St. Clair Ave.
Toronto, ON, M6B 1B4
* All images from the Ferro website.