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Il Fornello on King

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Downtown Toronto
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214 King St. West, Toronto, Ontario M5H 3S6, Canada (King and University)
St Andrews Subway station or if traveling by Street Car, get off at King and Simcoe Streets.
4169772855
Today
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 38
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Food was fair, good service

Went here with a friend as we were both in town for a meeting. The ambiance was lovely and the service was excellent. But the food was lacking. Neither the entre (a pizza with figs on it, one of their signature dishes) nor the dessert (can't even recall what it was) was anything to write home... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
littlejet
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Louisiana
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162 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Louisiana
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Went here with a friend as we were both in town for a meeting. The ambiance was lovely and the service was excellent. But the food was lacking. Neither the entre (a pizza with figs on it, one of their signature dishes) nor the dessert (can't even recall what it was) was anything to write home about.

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Canada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

We shared a large salad, came with bread, a pizza marguerita and paid $34ish with the tip. We didn't have reservations and were lucky to get a table. I would highly recommend making reservations. It is an easy walk to the Princess of Wales theatre. I would definitely go back.

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Ottawa, Ontario
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I have been in this restaurant on few other occasions, at times (on the weekend or during summer) there is a bit of a wait. This time we made reservations for dinner before a show. Table was ready, near the open kitchen - actually pizza oven and assembly. Too bad the A/C was broken, we were so hot! the temperature... More 

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Newmarket, ON
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45 reviews 45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Dinner for 4 before the show on Saturday - was average - the ladies who ordered the Lamb shank were not disappointed, while my friend and I ate rather ordinary pasta dishes. Service was slow and our server seemed rattled as she got one of the orders wrong - she did make up for it by turning around the correct... More 

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Oro Station, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Il Fornello, being located in the entertainment district, is always very busy between 6 & 8 pm so make your reservation early. Service is set up to get you in and out in time for your event regardless of the volume. This pre-entertainment rush has not affected the quality of the food. There is sufficient verity on the menu to... More 

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Wasaga Beach, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Pizza was good but not great. Service was quick and efficient. Good choices on the menu for adults and children. Tables were too close together which added to the hustle and bustle. Would go back--good value for the money. We shared pizzas, apps and salad.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We like to make a couple of trips to Toronto every year to see theatre productions and every time we visit, we go to Il Fornello for dinner. The food is delicious and reasonably priced. There is a nice ambiance and the place is always busy. Our last visit was just last week and, as always, the food and wine... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

Agree with several of the other review - the restaurant is well situated for theatre goers and provides "good value". We went following a matinee at the Princess of Wales. Fortunately we had a reservation as the space filled very quickly. Our server Marissa was first rate. Friendly & attentive. She brought our wine and our antipasto (more than enough... More 

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Toronto
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342 restaurant reviews
424 helpful votes 424 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This place has been here for practically centuries. Better pizza places in the city to choose from. They still make good tasting pizzas however I would go somewhere else.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The place looked nice and the service was fine but the food wasn't Authentic Italian. The pizza crust was I little too hard to my liking but the prices were reasonable and the restaurant is well situated.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 214 King St. West, Toronto, Ontario M5H 3S6, Canada
    (King and University)
  • Public Transportation: St Andrews Subway station or if traveling by Street Car, get off at King and Simcoe Streets.
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown Toronto
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
  • Phone Number: 4169772855

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40 - 60
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?