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“Better than Expected” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Il Fornello

Il Fornello
8851 Yonge Street (at Highway 7), Richmond Hill, Ontario L4C 6Z1, Canada
(905) 530-1153
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Ranked #28 of 361 Restaurants in Richmond Hill
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
toronto
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105 reviews 105 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Better than Expected”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

These types of restaurants always fall into my get in and get out fast places but Il Fornello has a better than average menu and the food has always been good. The service at the Richmond Hill location has always been good and the place is always very clean and tidy. Never have to wait for a table which is good. Suggest you get a booth as the seating area on the floor is a bit cafeteria-like and the booth is far more comfortable. All in all - it was better than expected and for the money, it is better than the average place in this category of restaurants.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Ottawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Excellent Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

Perfect family or couples environment at reasonable prices.

Visited June 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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“Family Milestone Birthday Party”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

I almost did not book at this Restaurant because I found the website difficult to negotiate. Although there is access to the booking system, it does not work and that is why I have given it a four star rating. If you have a booking system online you should be able to make a reservation.

However, when I called the Restaurant direct, the reception could not have been better and the had no problem making the reservation. I spoke to Irina, who I have to say, was very helpful and then to Michael the owner, in my efforts to create a great birthday luncheon for my husband. Michael was more than accommodating especially when I presented him with the menu I created from their own site, of the foods I thought our party would enjoy. As a result, we ended up with this type of comment "great company, great food and great choice of restaurant". Since this was a surprise, my husband was bowled over and all 25 of our party, from my husband's 94 year old mother to my grandson who is 7 years, had a great time, so to me, it was a success. I should also mention the service by our head waiter and his wait staff. They were patient, pleasant and helpful. Kudos to Michael, who treated us like "la Famiglia" and went out of his way to make this a wonderful experience for all - I am sure he makes his family very proud.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chennai (Madras), India
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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Just average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

For the longest time, we passed this restaurant in Richmond Hill! We'd heard about it, and it looked real nice! We finally went.... It's a one time only restaurant for me. Nothing about the food has me wanting to go back for a second try at another menu option. It's good for at least one try.

Visited October 2011
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Toronto
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Restaurant chain”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

Il Fornello places are OK, if one doesn't know a better restaurant or nothing better is as close. While I know many a better restaurant, often nothing is closer, and therefore I have eaten at the Bayview Village location fairly often.

Visited April 2012
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