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Il Fornello

2901 Bayview Ave, Toronto, Ontario M2K 1E6, Canada
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Ranked #1,054 of 6,666 Restaurants in Toronto
Cuisines: Italian
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Toronto, Canada
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63 reviews 63 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We have been patrons of Il Fornello at various locations for many years. We have always enjoyed Il Fornello for the classic decor and excellent food. We had not been to this location since it had been remodelled. We were surprised to find it has been redone inside. It has gone from "classic" to what now looks like a cafeteria... More

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Toronto, Canada
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42 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Il Fornello, opened after renovation few months ago, with a new ambiance for the better, with spacious feelings and warmth of the staff, always ready to serve you with a smile. It looks and feels more spacious than before. We have been twice, since its opening after the renovation, and enjoyed our favourite choices of dishes as well as combinations... More

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Guelph, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I came here for business lunch. They have good menu selection, service was fast and staff really friendly. It is in the Bayview Village Shopping Centre so the location is perfect with lots of parking. Make sure to save room in your belly so you can try their Tiramisu at the end of your meal. :)

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Halfmoon Bay, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We tried this restaurant on a recent trip to Bayview Village Centre. It appeared busy and in fact, we had to wait for a table. Service was good...very attentive waiter, but some of our choices were not up to the standard expected. We had one great Pizza, and another very underdone....in fact, the eggplant was too moist so the pizza... More

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Toronto, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

My boyfriend and I were on our way to another restaurant at Bayview Village when we saw that Il Fornello was opened again and decided to try the newly renovated restaurant. The hostesses were inattentive (actually they didn't even notice we were there). After the manager seated us, we ordered the Fritti Misti appetizer, a thin crust pizza, and ravioli.... More

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

First let me say Il Fornello is my go-to place when the wife and I are craving Italian food and a night out. Everything from the ambiance to the wine to the food is a perfect 10. To those with Celiac or Gluten Sensitivity I am happy to say that Il Fornello can substitute almost everything on the menu to... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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6 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Good place to have a thin crust vegetarian pizza. Preparations were fresh and and service was good. Good place to try out Italian food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I went with my wife, daughter, and mother and we enjoyed the food, the service and the atmosphere. Sunday brunch buffet was available and people seemed to enjoy it. We ordered from the menu, and were very satisfied with all of our choices. Bruschetta with cheese was great. A plate with goat cheese and smoked salmon had way more than... More

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Markham, Canada
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34 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013 via mobile

Stopped in here for dinner after a business meeting. It was early, maybe 5 pm so it was not busy. The service was outstanding. We had the antipasto of procuitto and cheese. It was ok, nothing great. Next up was the caesar salad. Again, just ok. One of us had the veal marsala. It was average. The other one had... More

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21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Despite the fact that it’s across the street from us, we had not ventured to Il Fornello in a long time. Until last night! Why? Well Tuesday nights Il Fornello does $10.00 pizzas and $12.00 pastas. It’s a great deal for a normally fairly expensive Italian eatery. Conclusion for the above? Let’s just say they are “inches” away from being... More

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