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Il Fornello

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8851 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill, Ontario L4C 6Z1, Canada
(905) 530-1153
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

My hubby and I go here sometimes for date night. We are always seated quickly and the service is great and friendly. We love the spicy mussels and I always have the hand made gnocchi’s with asiago sauce. It is incredible. The food is always consistently great and we have never had a bad meal here. The prices are reasonable... More 

Thank MandyStenz
Vaughan, Canada
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Il Fornello has been so consistent for 20+ years. Custom pizza as per usual was excellent. Insult Romana is the usual go to and wonderful.

Thank John P
Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

I took my family for dinner on April 9th. Living in the area for 15 years we've been going to this restaurant since it first opened. It's been a few years since we've been there but the first thing I noticed was the restaurant was fairly empty for a Saturday night. Not a good sign. We ordered salads and pasta.... More 

Thank rfleming99
Richmond Hill, Canada
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

I have eaten at this restaurant a few times over the years. I find the food to be quite poor and just don't understand it. It is not as good as any other Il Fornello that I have been to. The ambience is terrible and the service is just OK. It looks like a nice restaurant from the outside but... More 

Thank 2upbeelers
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

Food is fantastic. If you like food with flavour this is the place to go. I had a steak and it was better than a steak house, surprised. The pasta dishes equally as flavourful and filling. The atmosphere is not fantastic, a bit loud and open but the food more than makes up for it. Good service, good food. A... More 

Thank JEFF C
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We've been here several times and never disapointed, Very reasonably priced especially Tuesdays when they have any Pizza for $10. Great atmosphere, very friendly staff especially Guy who goes out of his way with his service and of coarse the food is delicious.

Thank ilbthr
Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Too much light, cheap decorations, cheap quality, and perhaps too pricy for the quality. No wonder it was so empty on a Saturday night. The management needs to think hard if they want to stay in business. Just as an example, an Italian restaurant usually serves complementary bread and olive oil, but here there was nothing. So, I am disappointed... More 

Thank Saeed Z
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

I've been here many times with family. Food is alright; it's not anything particularly unique or special, the ingredients used are not especially high quality. Go here to expect a decent meal. Prices are not that unreasonable, but for the quality of food served it can be slightly pricey. Overall decent. Ambiance is very nice and service is warm and... More 

Thank jazz 1
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Food was excellent, my gnocchi was delicious, service was very good. The total price with drinks and dessert was affordable. I am looking forward to my next visit.

Thank Intrique
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Eggplant parm was spectacular!!!! Such friendly service. Great ambiance. It took a little while for a server to come greet us but after that it was fine. We sat on the patio...it's pretty cozy!! It's not too pricey but not cheap either. Worth it though!!!

Thank Grace R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $50
Italian, Pizza
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8851 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill, Ontario L4C 6Z1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Richmond Hill
  • Phone Number: (905) 530-1153

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