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Il Fornello

North York
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28A-2901 Bayview Ave, Toronto, Ontario M2K 1E6, Canada
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Markham, Canada
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Have eaten here a number of times as a client seems to like it. I find the food average. The service was quite poor this time with items ordered coming incorrectly or being wrong. It is fine, I guess, as a mall restaurant, but I won't go back specifically to eat there.

Thank Reg T
Toronto, Ontario
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88 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

We've been craving pasta and headed to Il Fornello. We started with a Caesar salad - it was fresh with crunchy garlic croutons. We had different pasta dishes. One with chicken & pasto, one with seafood and both were cooked perfectly and delicious. Our little one had pasta with meat sauce and loved every bite. We had a chocolate lava... More 

1 Thank Travelling-Goddess
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154 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

In the Bayview Village shopping mall. Large comfortable venue offering seating inside and a few tables in the mall. Lots of salad, pizza and other food choices. Funghi salad was excellent, pizza was very tasty but the thin crust was mostly soggy. Very good service. Recommended overall.

Thank Bruno S
Bellaire, Texas, United States
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474 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Il Fornello is located inside the Bayview shopping center, surrounded by several other restaurants and cafes. It was recently remodeled, so now it has a modern, clean and stylish appearance. Seating is comfortable and the service is prompt, albeit unsophisticated and somewhat curt. The open kitchen concept increases the background noise, but surprisingly little kitchen small wafts through the air.... More 

Thank Gabriel H
Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

In Bayview Village, this is your best bet for a filling dinner. Try the octopus,white mushroom pizza and desserts. I wouldn't recommend their brunch, but for lunch or dinner, it's a safe bet. I've been numerous times and while it can be pricey (with wine) for a mid-range restaurant, it's usually tasty.

Thank FoodieinTO
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72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

We ordered the thin crust pizza and salads The pizza crust was perfect. Thin and tasty. The salad came exactly as ordered. Service was fast and friendly. A great neighborhood restaurant.

Thank Alan W
Toronto, Canada
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119 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016 via mobile

The service was great. The food was all very decent but also didn't stand out as anything great that you wouldn't find elsewhere.

Thank lataw13
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

The funghi salad with goat cheese was incredibly delicious. My friend had a salad with the cutest, tiniest most delicious red peppers in it and she thought it was extremely good. We had a wonderful waiter - I don't know his name, but he was from Bulgaria. I just wish I could get the recipe for the salad dressing. I... More 

Thank Shnookles
Toronto, Canada
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92 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

Every visit is Wonderful Love the food, the wait staff and the hostesses First Rate!! The food, the service and ambiance is perfect for family or friends.

Thank Michael B
Brampton, Canada
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Had a great lunch! The arugula and beet salad was delicious. The pizza funghi was also amazing and I am craving it as I write this review. Hope to visit again.

Thank Greg G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28A-2901 Bayview Ave, Toronto, Ontario M2K 1E6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > North York
  • Neighborhood: North York
  • Phone Number: 416-227-1271

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

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North York
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