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2901 Bayview Ave, Toronto, Ontario M2K 1E6, Canada
416-227-1271
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent food. Very good value.

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 7, 2015
Alan W
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English first
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46 reviews 46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
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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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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 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
29 helpful votes 29 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
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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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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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Toronto, Canada
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10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We had dinner at Il Fornello in Bayview Village on a Wednesday night. We had ordered Bruschetta as an appetizer, my friend had ordered the Salmon with Risotto as an entree and she liked it, I had the Farfalle with mushrooms and tenderloin bits in a creamy sauce, it was excellent. We each had some wine and we finished with... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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71 reviews 71 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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44 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?