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Il Fornello

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8851 Yonge Street (at Highway 7), Richmond Hill, Ontario L4C 6Z1, Canada
(905) 530-1153
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Casual Dining

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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
    4 of 5 stars
Pleasant Place for Brunch

They still serve tasty thin crust pizzas and had an appetizing selection of salads, hot Italian mains, breakfast items and fruit. Service was good busy but not noisy.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
TorontoMaryJ
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Toronto
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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57 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Toronto
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

They still serve tasty thin crust pizzas and had an appetizing selection of salads, hot Italian mains, breakfast items and fruit. Service was good busy but not noisy.

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Richmond Hill, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This has been our favourite date night destination for years. Never a bad salad. Never a bad pizza. Never a poor server. Reliable and delicious...and your clothes smell like delicious pizza after you leave!

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This used to be one of the better restaurants in Thornhill. But the past few meals have been tasteless and the service has been awful. My pizza had no no taste and my sons pasta was so dry it was inedible. My daughters pasta had way too much sauce that she could not eat it. Even dessert was bland. We... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Il Fornello has been around for awhile and, in previous years, I've had positive experiences at other locations in Toronto. But, my most recent experience at the Richmond Hill location was a turn-off and I would not readily return. Simply put: the food was absolutely terrible. The fried calamari that we ordered as an appetizer was tasteless and rubbery. My... More 

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Thornhill, Canada
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116 reviews 116 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Had lunch there with a friend and found it to be a very relaxing experience. Plenty of items onthe menu but most importantly, you are not rushed out. We spent nearly 2 hours and did not feel like they were waiting for us to leave. I had the greek salad with grilled chicken and my friend had caesar salad with... More 

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Went here last weekend and was disappointed. The service was bad and our waitress rarely came by. And on top of that the food was not very good. I wouldn't recommend it.

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

Went for dinner and ordered the thin crust pizza. Hard as a rock. Atmosphere was like a cafeteria. Noisy and super slow service. Glass of wine cost $17.00 (This isn't North44) Overpriced for the burbs and they don't know how to make pizza.

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

As many times we visited this restaurant, we always enjoying meals, variety of wines and cocktails. Stuff is always courteous , friendly and helpful. Looking forward to next visit.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My kids are absolutely addicted to the SPELT crust thin wood oven pizza from here. My folly for having introduced them to it, cause now they will not go for the standard Canadian fare, and this pizza is not the cheapest. But it's delicious — in fact, we've been to what is supposedly Toronto's 'best pizza' at Libretto, and found... More 

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Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Overall, everything was okay. Nothing to complain about but also nothing to rave about. Not sure if I will go back? Not sure about value? Felt I expected a little more.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8851 Yonge Street (at Highway 7), Richmond Hill, Ontario L4C 6Z1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Richmond Hill
  • Phone Number: (905) 530-1153

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?