Don't let the commercial business park surroundings fool you. This place feels like home.
I was looking for a restaurant with a great vibe, good food, and service with a smile. This warm welcoming eatery delivered on all levels. And some familiar Italian music made it that much more authentic.
One quirk about the restaurant: There is a tall cabinet filled with piglet ornaments. The symbolism here is not that they specialize in pork, but that you are encouraged to eat to your hearts content ("eat like a pig") which I found to be quite endearing. The ornaments have been collected from customers, local and abroad over the years who have remembered Il Porcellino on their travels.
There is something for everyone. And don't forget to cap your meal off with a shot of espresso or various other delicious options.
the restaurant, which is obviously above and beyond what they usually offer, and they catered to our every need. The ceremony table, bomboniere table and layout of the dinner tables was perfect. The use of their microphone system was extremely helpful. After the ceremony ended, the staff were quick to make sure everyone was comfortable and had everything they needed. We had several guests with special dietary needs and they were very accommodating. Everyone left our party satisfied and extremely full. The portion sizes were huge! The food was delicious! We highly recommend this restaurant for any function.
Awesome food, especially the pastas.
Fantastic home-style Italian food. Owners are friendly and everything on the menu is excellent (even basic things like the bread and spicy olive oil are just perfect). Treat yourself to a cappuccino and an almond cookie.
I used their office catering service and I cannot say enough great words about the quality of food and the service
Everything was five star plus.
I found this place online I googled them and here I am right now writing the next excellent review about them.
I have been to a little Excellent restaurant in the countryside in Italy in the Ascoli Piceno area, in 2010 when we visited Italy. In the Marche province.
Il Porcellino brings the same memories to me now.
I don't know how I could not find it earlier, I have been here now for almost 22 years.
But better late than never.
Thanks again my friends at Ill Porcellino
I travel to Brampton 3 or 4 times per year for business purposes and I always make sure I stop a have my favorite dish "Gambieri del Diavolo" which are spicy shrimps and pasta.....Fabulous!
High quality food and service
I had my baby shower at Il Porcellino and Fiorina was professional, accommodating and extremely helpful throughout the process. She was always quick to respond to any inquiries we had. The food was fantastic and the guests couldn’t get enough! The service throughout the shower was amazing and friendly. We had a great time and it turned our beautifully. I highly recommend hosting your event there!!!
Fabulous experience all around. The food, atmosphere and friendly staff!
We booked Il Porcellino Restaurant for my daughters First Communion luncheon and it was the perfect venue for my party of 33! From the moment we inquired about private events to the day we had our event, Fiorina and her family were amazing; attentive to details, prompt with communication, and provided a delicious meal and experience that was enjoyed by all. We would recommend Il Porcellino to anyone! We will definitely remember this restaurant for future events in our family!
We recently had our wedding service, dinner and dancing at this restaurant. Carmelo, Maria, Antonio, Fiorina and Daniel are the family members who run Il Porcellino and they were all completely amazing to work with and are such a huge part of how successful the entire event was. They met with us and answered countless questions and emails leading up to our wedding day and assisted in ways I would never have thought of and it was so professional and personal all at once. Every one of our guests could not stop raving about the place, the food, the family and the overall experience. I would recommend this venue for any of your events for a smaller group (I believe they can handle up to 65). The whole day was seamless and they took any stress away from my husband and I as they seemed like an extension of our family. I honestly could write about them for days on end. I am already trying to figure out if I can book another event there! The food is amazing and plentiful, the family was gracious and generous and even Dad came around offering his home grown (in the restaurant) hot peppers for people to try! The costs were incredibly good and from the service and quality we received, worth more than every penny!
Always a great experience
I've been going here for lunch, with my husband, several times this summer. It's my go to restaurant after a round of golf in Brampton. We're greeted as If we're part of their family. The food is delicious.
Amazing food, excellent service
I've been eating here for years and the food is consistently amazing. They have very high quality food and it always tastes amazing. The service Il porcellino offers is impeccable. I've eaten at their restaurant and ordered their catering for events and never had bad service. This is truly a great gem in the GTA!
Amazing Catering for Three days
The food was great, good selection to provide three days of catering lunch to office staff, Sales people and VP's it had to be different each day, the staff was fantastic and the pricing reasonable. Even with a last minute change they were able to accommodate this. They also took food allergies very seriously as well, which was extremely important as they are life threatening to some staff.
Felt like Home
On April 24th 2016 we celebrated my Daughters Confirmation at Il Porcellino's restaurant. It was a great experience for everyone. When searching for a Establishment to host a special occasion there is always a level of angst and unknown in the process and this time was no different. My wife and I sort of stumbled upon Il Porcellino's by accident and it turned out to be exactly what we had hoped. While many restaurants can offer good food or a nice atmosphere, few can combine those two things and a level of warm caring service like Il Porcellino's did. Carmen the elegant patriarch of Il Porcellino's and his Daughter Fiorina delivered on their promise of good food and great service. Attention to detail, cleanliness and family atmosphere was very apparent from the get go when we first had lunch to sample the food. We came for the Food but we stayed for the warm, friendly honest to goodness service. Along with Carmen, his wife, and daughter Fiorina. Daniel and Sue were very attentive to our needs and were extremely friendly and helpful. Daniel was pumping out fantastic Espresso's and Cappuccinos to everyone's delight. Overall it was exactly what we wanted and expected and by the reactions of all who attended we couldn't have asked for more. In closing, our whole family would like to take this opportunity to thank all the staff at Il Porcellino's for making my Daughters Confirmation a huge success. Bravo!!!!
Great Christmas Party thanks to Il Porcellino
Il Porcellio catered our company Christmas party. The food was delicious but the service was the best I have experienced. I would definitely recommend their services to anyone looking to have a turn key function.
First time at Il Porcellino and it was awesome can't wait to go back!!!! Food was excellent service was awesome. Made me feel like I was at home having Sunday dinner at my grandparents !!!!! Thanks for the great time !!!!!
We have been huge fans of Il Porcellino for many, many years now!!! It has a warm and friendly atmosphere and you are always greeted with a smile. If you love exceptional home cooked Italian food, this is the place. They love to cook here and it shows. They take pride in their food. The tiramisu is exceptional!!! If it was up to us, we would eat here 7 days a week.
Great food and service
We tried Il Porcellino a few years back for a training lunch and they are now our go-to caterer for our training meals, corporate BBQ and x-mas events. Their food is always freshly made (and yes, you can tell the difference), amazingly good, service is on-time and friendly. They go out of their way to accomodate our request and would recommend them highly.
Professional and warm catering service!
My catering experience with Il Porcellino was great ever since the beginning. Fiorina was very thorough, polite and helpful in selecting the right food for the business lunch & learn we were doing. The quality of food was very good and it was provided on time. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.
Our organization has been using Il Porcellino to cater special events for several years. Their food is excellent and reasonably priced with a variety of options for all foodies. Their staff are friendly and very accommodating to the needs of our guests and their food restrictions.
They always provide great services. Very nice to deal with. Carmelo is great! Always helps me with prepping the food before I serve it. Other companies just deliver their food and go.
better than mama
When walking into the restaurant, you are hugged with the beautiful aromas coming from the kitchen, the warmth from the staff and the delicious foods. With each visit I am taken back to my childhood, many great family meals and a lively atmosphere. They know what they are doing in that kitchen. it is magical. There has never been a meal that I did not enjoy and anyone that I have taken there are now repeat customers. The catering service is top notch. They work with you on your menu and there is always leftovers. I am of Italian decent and when it comes to Italian food, a critic, I want good food, feel satisfied and have a good time eating. It is an event, a special occasion and IL Porcellino does each and every time. good people and good food, what more can one ask for
Amazing food and atmosphere
This restaurant has amazing food, excellent prices and great people to serve you. I had lunch there and all I can say that this place is a gem, it is a family owned restaurant, they make everything from scratch and the food tastes so good and fresh!
Family Oriented, Amazing Food, Spectacular Atmosphere
I am amazed that each time I eat at Il Porcellino, the food is always consistently amazing. I always say "it is like eating with your family". The food is always so fresh and you can tell it is made with love. When I am eating, it feels like I am in Italy, with the music in the background and the décor. There is always a hostess / host to greet customers and it is always heartwarming to see a familiar face. The service is speedy yet relaxed, I never feel rushed. I always recommend Il Porcellino for caterings. They catered my work Christmas party and everyone was raving about the food and wanting more. They could not believe how accommodating Il Porcellino was with food allergies, vegans and gluten free eaters! It was amazing!
As I frantically looked around for the perfect restaurant for my daughter's First Communion, I stumbled upon Il Porcellino while doing a Google search and couldn't have been happier and luckier! I was looking for a restaurant that would allow for a private party, a good menu, and good prices. I got all that and more! The atmosphere in the restaurant was so warm and welcoming. Everyone was so friendly, I felt like I had known them for years! They took care of all the decorating, helped me immensely in picking the menu, were extremely accomodating for our vegetarian guests, and were even able to accommodate a last minute request for a guest who had an uncommon allergy. We started with the antipasto, then had their lasagna, and their veal marsala with potatos and veggies. The veal was so tender and juicy and the lasagna was to die for! Every one of our guests were beyond happy with the food and service that they received that night. They managed to impress even the pickiest of our guests!! Not only did we have the entire restaurant to ourselves, but were also able to use their patio outside which allowed a place for the kids to freely play. They also went as far as setting up an extra table just for the kids to use to draw and colour on! I would HIGHLY recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a place to host any private event or even just to have lunch with friends, family, coworkers. I myself, have returned since my daughter's First Communion for their incredible lasagna! Thank you again to all the staff at Il Porcellino, for exceeding my expectations and making my daughter's First Communion a huge success! You truly made us feel like a part of your family! See you again soon!
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