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Il Fornello

#734 of 6,656 Restaurants in Toronto
#809 of 7,177 Places to Eat in Toronto
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North York
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2901 Bayview Ave, Toronto, Ontario M2K 1E6, Canada
416-227-1271
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A local gem!

Had dinner with friends. We were waiting for late comers but at no point were we rushed by the waiters. Basic menu, good quality food and reasonable prices. Wine selection is decent as well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
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Ontario Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

Great place to take family and friends! The service has always been top notch. The food is delicious :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Had dinner with friends. We were waiting for late comers but at no point were we rushed by the waiters. Basic menu, good quality food and reasonable prices. Wine selection is decent as well.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Ate here on a Friday evening; reservations not taken, so turned up on spec at about 6.30pm and had to wait 15 mins for a table. Interestingly, the restaurant got a lot quieter around 7pm. Service was excellent, and the menu reasonably varied. I had the Fritti Misti to start, which was big, too big for an antipasti! We both... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

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

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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