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8851 Yonge Street (at Highway 7), Richmond Hill, Ontario L4C 6Z1, Canada
(905) 530-1153
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 17
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  • 14
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  • 5
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  • 6
    Terrible
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
Average meal with a live bug coming out from the salad!

We have a team lunch. While many people ordered pizza, I tried grilled salmon. The portion is normal. But it is a bit salty and over done. My co-worker got her chicken with salad at the side. There was a live bug coming out from the leaves! I don't know if I have to say the leaves are too... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong, China
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We have a team lunch. While many people ordered pizza, I tried grilled salmon. The portion is normal. But it is a bit salty and over done. My co-worker got her chicken with salad at the side. There was a live bug coming out from the leaves! I don't know if I have to say the leaves are too fresh... More 

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Thornhill, Canada
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110 reviews 110 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

A bunch of us went for lunch one day and the food was very good. Everybody enjoyed their choices. The gnocchi was the favourite and so was the pizza. They have nice salads too. Our server was good but nothing special. He seemed preoccupied.

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Thornhill, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Take out order for housebound spouse and I. What I ordered evidently doesn't matter: I got a child's portion of penne aribarratta (ordered an adult portion) , and my spouse's gluten free pizza was smothered in soy based cheese EVEN THOUGH I said "a light sprinkle." Was willing to pay full price for a third of the product! And they... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I almost always go for the pizza. Its well made in a proper pizza oven. Servers are always there when you need them but dont interrupt. Great for business or pleasure.

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Newmarket, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Although Il Fornello is a chain, it isn't bland and uninspired like a typical chain. Wood fired pizza and tasty dishes, as well as very good service makes this a reliably tasty lunch or dinner venue.

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Toronto
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64 reviews 64 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
91 reviews 91 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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Toronto
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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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118 reviews 118 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?