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2901 Bayview Ave, Toronto, Ontario M2K 1E6, Canada
416-227-1271
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations

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  • 12
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  • 17
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great service and nice atmosphere

I have visited this place a number of times and the customer service they provided me with was always kept to the company standards. This place has a very nice and quiet atmosphere. The staff are very friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. I have tried most of the dishes on their menu and I loved... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
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38 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
139 reviews 139 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

During our recent visit to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Apr. 4-11, 2015, we must have had pizza three or four times, at PAN di Bacco, Los Estrellas (Esperanza Hotel and Spa) and Forno's Field Kitchen in San Jose, Mexico, without realizing that every time the choice had been of Pizza Margareta as if we never had before. Each place had... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Try the pizza cooked in a wood oven as probably the best food served here, otherwise standard restaurant fare.

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6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I have visited this place a number of times and the customer service they provided me with was always kept to the company standards. This place has a very nice and quiet atmosphere. The staff are very friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. I have tried most of the dishes on their menu and I loved all of them! The only negative... More 

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winnipeg
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Dinner was superb! Excellent sauce flavoured just right. The waiter was very professional and at the same time warm and funny. Dessert of tiramisu was the best I had ever had. Again excellent blend of flavours. I will for sure go back again.

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This location which is my favourite has a wonderful promotion right now called Primavera Pazzo. The promo is offering a daily pasta dish for $10 or your choice of any pizza for $10. They also have some great cocktails for $9.00. My pasta was Gnocchi Bolognese (amazing) and my wife had the Pizza Alici that was full of great flavours.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Came here on a Sunday after church with some friends for Brunch. Excellent service. The waiter was patient and explained the specials and was very friendly. We chose some items from the Brunch menu (mushroom pasta, eggs benedict etc) and were rewarded with some tasty dishes at a reasonable cost. In addition, the seating is very comfortable and spaced out.... More 

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35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We had the gluten free spaghetti and meatballs. It was perfectly cooked. Al dente. The Roma salad with chicken was lovely. Service was friendly and helpful. We will definitely be back.

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Edmonton, Canada
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I had a wonderful lunch at Il Fornello-amazing salad Funghi salad (grilled wild mushrooms with goat cheese on Angula with grilled salmon. One of the best salads ever. My mother had linguini Di mare and it was delicious also. Great server and Luigi the maitre D was so kind and helpful went above and beyond to help us get a... More 

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Toronto
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56 reviews 56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Went there for lunch, my friend ordered pizza and I ordered a salad with addition on chicken breast. The food was tasteless, after couple of bites I could not take it any more and told my server there is no taste in the salad, the leaves were just oily and the chicken breast was totally bland, not even salt and... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We were here a year ago before the renovations... it was small and narrow... the reno gave them a much larger restaurant with lots of seating. Ambiance was very nice... hard to believe this restaurant is in the middle of a shopping center. Even with the room full of people talking, the acoustics were great so that we could hear... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2901 Bayview Ave, Toronto, Ontario M2K 1E6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto
  • Phone Number: 416-227-1271

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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