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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
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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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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
Good, but noisy

Really delicious food and a lot of variety. They were great with accommodating a really big group (we had reservations, of course), but what was really terrific, was that we were all able to get separate checks (although they applied an automatic 18% tip, which I know is customary with large... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Baltimore
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Baltimore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Really delicious food and a lot of variety. They were great with accommodating a really big group (we had reservations, of course), but what was really terrific, was that we were all able to get separate checks (although they applied an automatic 18% tip, which I know is customary with large groups). My only con was that it was exceptionally... More 

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Ajax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

My two girlfriends and I had dinner here last night before our show. It was busy and we waited about 10 minutes (exactly what the girl at the front desk told us) before our table was ready. We were lucky to get a table in the private dining room at the back and it was a lot quieter than the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 378 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

In the past we've had trouble finding a table when we needed one; this time it was easy. We had roughly an hour for dinner, and our waiter made sure we left in good time. The cream of asparagus soup was particularly good, but both of us also liked our pizzas. Recommended!

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GTA, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Great lunch. They have a $10.00 lunch special. I had the chicken dish and it was excellent. Large serving. Most of us had that and were not disappointed. My husband had the beef sandwich and thought it was just average. Service was a little slow but we had plenty of time as our reservation was for 12 noon.

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Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

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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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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, Pizza

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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?