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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 #940 of 6,838 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
  • Italian first
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English first
Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Went there prior to the show. We had reservations and were seated/attended to quickly. Friendly staff, food was delivered in a timely manner. The chicken alfredo was average but the pasta de mare was pretty good. The venue was full and service was quick - not too many places can handle that. I'd certainly return - thanks for a great... More 

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toronto
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

My wife and I came here during the Christmas season hoping to eat some good Italian food. We did not get any! I had fettucine alfredo. The pasta was drowning in this watery, white sauce. The linguine di mare that my wife ordered was not much better. We were served bread and when we asked for more the server took... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Went there after a show, I agree with the other reviewers about the mediocrity of the food. No - maybe a bit worse than mediocre. Pizza (and I sampled a few) were boring as all heck. Mine was waaayyy too salty, and dry, almost to the point of being inedible. Nobody else finished the pieces I shared with them. Of... More 

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Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

There was 18 of us for a celebration lunch. Reservations were easy to make. The manager, Nazir was very helpful. The food and service was great. This is a good choice for groups.

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Toronto, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We went pre theatre. Food was Ok . Meatballs a little hard. Lamb shank reasonable. Chocolate cake amazing. The atmosphere is where the place fell down. Just a little too much hustle bustle for average food with an upper end price.

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Carrying Place, Canada
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64 reviews 64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We went here for lunch with a group of six before we saw the musical "The Book of Mormon." Dependable service and food. Nothing fancy, but pretty fresh food.

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Mississauga, Canada
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74 reviews 74 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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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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