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2901 Bayview Ave, Toronto, Ontario M2K 1E6, Canada
416-227-1271
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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
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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
Excellent Food, Great Value.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
Alvin C
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Toronto, Canada
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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35 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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 NEW

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
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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
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Top Contributor
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
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Aurora, Ontario, Canada
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88 reviews 88 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We had been to this restaurant several times but tonight I decided it was time to rate it. My pizza was thin crust, cheesy with the right amount of hotness and extremely tasty. For a starter, my husband and I shared the mussels in a spicy tomato sauce. Let me say, I wish I didn't have to share! They were... More 

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Il Fornello is an excellent spot for lunch. They have daily specials and a prix fix lunch menu. We always order from the regular menu. The service is friendly. The salads are delicious. Our favourite dish is the grilled octopus served with white beans, arugula and tomatoes. The dressing is perfect with the right balance of olive oil and lemon.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Certainly the best PIZZA you would ever want. Thin sliced and lots of PEPERONI and just the right amount of CHEESE and Tomato sauce. PERFECT. Top it off with a CEASER SALAD and you have the perfect meal.

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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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