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“Great Italian Food!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Il Fornello

Il Fornello
203 North Service Rd., Oakville, Ontario L6M 3R2, Canada
(905) 338-5233
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Ranked #103 of 396 Restaurants in Oakville
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Dorval and North Service Rd. W
Transit: Near-by
Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Great Italian Food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

We have been here many times and are never disappointed. The food is fabulous. The staff is great, friendly and very knowledgeable.
Pizza's are great.
Penne Arabiatta is great
Penne Capris is great and many many more...
Dessert - flourless warm chocolate cake is my favorite. Tiramisu and Crème Brule are fantastic also.
The manager - Dan is great and knows his wines well so don't hesitate to get his recommendations
My only negative is... they refill your wine glass frequently thereby drinking more and spending more on another bottle.
Don't hesitate to make a reservation but not always required.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Hamilton, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Don't Waste Your Money”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Starting on a positive note, the service was very good, quick & friendly and the atmosphere nice. However, we go to restaurants like this for good quality meals and that's not what we got. Four for dinner, the polo et pesto pizza was edge burnt and somewhat tasteless (had better in 3 other places), the lasagna was cheezy but barely warm and certainly lacked that "homemade" flavour, and the pasta bolonaise would have been completely bland except that it was way over salted. I would call this "grocery store pasta & canned sauce meals at best". Not what I was expecting and poor value for the money spent. I'm from out of town, but Oakville deserves better!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Oakville, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“The food was great, but restaurant a bit noisy.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

We absolutely loved the food, 3 people had the pizza - the special of the day and all three enjoyed it profusely. We also had the beet goat cheese salad, spaghetti carbonara, and I has the veal masala. All in all, 4 stars for each platter. The only problem was how squishy the seating was, and we were a group of eight placed in the middle of the restaurant - it made it hard to hear the rest of the group talk. I would imagine if we had the seats by the window, it would have been better. The wine selection was great.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Oakville, Canada
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78 reviews 78 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
“Nice neighbourhood restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

I eat either lunch or dinner here every couple of weeks. Almost always excellent. The ravioli special in particular is always worth having. Service is friendly and prompt. Reasonably priced wine. Nice atmosphere for a casual Friday night.

Visited May 2013
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Oakville, Canada
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37 restaurant reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Good, Honest Italian Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

What more can I say. The almosphere is very nice and bright. Good food, well priced and comfy surrounds. This one is in Oakville. I cannot comment on other in other cities.

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