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Il Fornello on King

214 King St. West, Toronto, Ontario M5H 3S6, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
4169772855
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Ranked #787 of 6,664 Restaurants in Toronto
Price range: $40 - $60
Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: King and University
Transit: St Andrews Subway station or if traveling by Street Car, get off at King and Simcoe Streets.
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English first
Mississauga, Canada
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70 reviews 70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This is a great place to hit after (or before) a play on King West. Excellent service, good advice from servers. Excellent stone-baked pizzas, nice pastas, excellent apps. We have visited many times after a play and have never been disappointed. Last time, it seemed very noisy at first, but things settled down and the experience overtook us, did not... More

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Toronto
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We had dinner before going to the theatre; it was very busy and reservations are a must. We both had pizza (mine gluten free and I appreciate the option). They were ok. Mine was a little soggy. Server was good and pleasant. Disappointed overall with the menu choices. We would like to have had more choices on mains.

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Toronto, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I am quite disappointed with the meal. Chef recommendation , pan cake with assorted ingredient is too salty. Hope the restaurant will find ways to improve their basic dish, Niwan roll king is their name, therefore I expect exceptional quality for their steam roll.

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London, Canada
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87 reviews 87 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

wonderful ambiance. The artic char on the sweet green pea risotto was delicious. Good service - our waiter was respectful of our time constraint as we were theatre bound. clean bathrooms. much nicer vibe than the Il Fornello on the dannie. I'll be back!

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Adelaide, Australia
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100 reviews 100 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

The menu wasn't impressive, however, they do gluten free pizzas. The pizzas were average but the service was good and try to make sure that your dining fits in with shows booked (being in the heart of the Entertainment District).

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White Plains, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

If you are ever in Toronto and you are in the mood for Italian food you MUST go to Il Fornello. Our friends took us out to dinner and us being from New York thought eh how good could this food be. Wow we were surprised the food was amazing. My boyfriend had a steak and I got a pasta... More

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London, United Kingdom
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199 reviews 199 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

Had a pear martini, French martini and 2 pomtini's. Pasta of rigatoni and bolognese sauce, were ok but the pasta was over cooked sauce was good. Staff were friendly and efficient and as we were part of a party of 10 they managed us very well.

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Waterloo, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Went there for a post-theatre at the Royal Alex dinner, with another couple. We were quickly and competently seated, in a very crowded room. This is not the place for an intimate, romantic dinner. The waiter was competent, and knowledgeable about the food, but, alas, the food is what might be called Italian pretentious. Fancy names, fancy prices, ordinary ingredients.... More

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Barrie, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Had not been by for a decade and remembered the great Italian food. Fine service for sure but the meal was nothing to write home about. Travelled 150km and came away disappointed in the dry chicken and rather unappealing bruschetta. May be another decade or two before the next venture to Fornello land.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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85 reviews 85 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My sister recommended this for our first night in Toronto. The food was very good. Nothing outstanding. The server was excellent. The atmosphere was very nice. The wine selection was good. Some of the entrées were excellent. Other people were not as-pleased with theirs. My pasta dish was very good. My wife's dish was too spicy. One of my kid's... More

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Additional Information about Il Fornello on King

Address: 214 King St. West, Toronto, Ontario M5H 3S6, Canada
Phone Number: 4169772855
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown Toronto
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 40 - 60
Cuisine: Italian

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