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Il Fornello

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8851 Yonge St, Richmond Hill, Ontario L4C 6Z1, Canada
(905) 530-1153
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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180 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A free standing big restaurant with abundant seating and ample parking. Hostess very friendly when seating us. Our Caesar salads could have definitely used more dressing. Our Rigatoni Bolognese had all the right ingredients but still tasted somewhat bland. Our Spaghetti Pomodoro did taste good. Our Eggplant Parmigiana didn't have any crispiness and was buried in too much sauce. With... More 

Thank Sam J
Toronto, Canada
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228 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant was quiet on a weekday night. The food was smaller than average in size/portion (very good for us), good for the price and taste! The bread was hard to chew. The pasta and caesar salad tasted good. The wine list was not good enough for us. We would like to see both the wine list and the menu... More 

1 Thank 2travelhonies
Toronto, Canada
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132 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been to this establishment on numerous occasion. Food it's hit and miss, their pizzas are pretty good. Service needs to improve. Let's keep in mind that this is a chain restaurant, therefore my expectations are as such.

Thank EdV54
Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

Well, another review and this time for II Fornello. Overall a good place and food is little better than average, personally I like the mom and pop shops as they bring out the authentic in the food and atmosphere. The food was was well done little to much salt maybe a heavy hand for the sous chef but again not... More 

Thank tasteman1975
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Had lunch there with friends. Absolutely delicious! Had soup and salad -- really tasty! Coffee hot and tasty, and refilled.

Thank B284JXmaryb
Toronto, Ontario
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

On a recent visit with a family to Ill Fornello Richmond Hill, I was very disappointment with the quality of the food. Food was lacking flavour. I ordered the chicken parmasana. The crust was a little burned on one side and you could taste it, There was no seasoning no flavour to the meal. Not to the pasta or the... More 

Thank sun-r-us
Miami, Florida
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

if you're in Toronto you must check Il Fornello, best oven bake pizza, great food service. Love love this place!

Thank Ninotchka A
Montreal, Canada
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

As regular visitors to Toronto, we periodically eat at this restaurant (Richmond Hill location) when in the mood for good Italian food. Our latest visit (July 2016) met all expectations again. Despite being a midweek evening, the restaurant was busy, but we got a table without reservations. The restaurant is located in a strip mall so parking is not an... More 

Thank Gary W
Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank MandyStenz
Vaughan, Canada
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $50
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
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 St, Richmond Hill, Ontario L4C 6Z1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Richmond Hill
  • Phone Number: (905) 530-1153

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