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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 #793 of 6,589 restaurants in Toronto
Price range: $40 - $60
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
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
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

I have always like Il Fornello and have had dinners and lunches at several of their locations, Beaches, King and even Ajax. The food has not changed much and they have engaging staff. I went with work colleagues who were in Canada for a business conference. They found the food light and tastefully refreshing, having had the soup and the... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is a must for some of the very best Italian food in Toronto. Everything was beautifully presented, the service was great and the food...something to remember for a long time. The Lasagna and the Braised Beef Ribs were very special and the hand made pasta was some of the best I have ever had.

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Bowling Green, Ohio, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We ate hear before seeing the Lion King. It was just a few doors away from the Princess Wales Theater. The food was excellent. There were four of us and each was pleased with his/her meal. My husband had one of their pizzas and thought it was very good. We had wine, coffee, and dessert and our bill was under... More

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Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Went here to grab a quick bite before a matinee performance at the Theatre. Was somewhat disappointed when we entered the resatuarant. Advised the greeter we were a party of two, and then watched as the greeter looked over us at the woman behind us and proceeded to carry on a conversation with her as if we were not in... More

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We had just finished watching the great David Suchet in The Last Confession and felt like having an early dinner, we quickly looked on Open Table and Yelp and decided that Il Fornello sounded like a good bet, it certainly was. To say we had just come off the street without a reservation the staff were very accommodating, they had... More

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

the waiter suggested the fig pizza and he wasnt wrong... it is exactly as he said... sweet and savoury.. thanks Brian we will be back soon and ask for you... great pre theatre location...

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Toronto, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We so enjoyed our pre theatre dinner. We had such fun with our server, Brian, he was just such a treat! No rush, no pushing, great service, attentive and helpful. We had salads and pizza and both were tasty and satisfying. Great location, come early if you are heading to the theatre and enjoy a bottle of wine with dinner.

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Toronto, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Came here to eat after spending a day at the Ritz Carlton. Service was quick and food was amazing. Freshly made food and portions were large. I ordered fettucine alfredo with steak and wine.

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Shallow Lake, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014 via mobile

It is predictably good, and it is convenient to Roy Thompson Hall. We've always been there in conjunction with a theatre trip so reservations are a must, and expect it to be crowded and noisy. That being said, the service and food are good to very good. For example last night I had halibut with asparagus risotto...liked it but I've... More

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Chesterfield, Michigan
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159 reviews 159 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Got in quickly. The food selection was great. They Glyton free pasta and pizza. All our dishes where great. Waiter was very pleasant and quick.

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