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“Food just OK, nice ambiance”
Review of IL FORNELLO, Ajax

IL FORNELLO, Ajax
Ranked #14 of 239 Restaurants in Ajax
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: It has not taken very long for IL FORNELLO to move to the top of the list of the best Italian restaurants in Ajax. It’s not just the casual, classic Italian fare like pizzas baked in the wood-burning pizza oven, pasta favourites, salads, appetizers and more that customers are talking about, they love the décor of Ajax’s latest hot spot.
Reviewed December 22, 2012

The bottom of the pizza was a little bit burnt. Their pizzas were not that exciting, good for a quick snack but the ambiance is appealing. A bit pricey.

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Reviewed December 16, 2012 via mobile

Went into il fornellos in ajax on friday and it was packed. I must say i dont eat in the burbs often but have been to the king st il fornellos before. The wait was worth it. Real elegant simple italian food. Not like salty boston pizza or east side marios which by the way swims in msg and preservatives, along with other things in which humans shouldnt intake . As a chef i can appreciate the simplicity of cooking from scratch. I tasted the difference. Fresh herbs imported cheeses and quality olive oils won me over. Pizza figs was mind blowing and mussels tasty wish i had more bread to soak up all those juices. And the lamb just done perfecto. A real treat. No where in the burbs have i had a real reduction glazed over such delicate lamb. I will be back. To all the negative reviews i have read about this place. Ive come to the conclusion that these people are probably lacking a pallet and are addicted to salt. Salt does not equal flavour. I love to taste the ingredients. So i say bravo to il fos

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Reviewed December 14, 2012

Went for lunch even after hearing poor reports from others. After being seated we had to wait 30minutes before the server returned to take our orders.It was another 30minutes before our meal arrived and we had ordered from the lunch menu.As a diabetic I would likely have gone into a coma had I been foolish enough to order from the regular menu! The food was reasonably flavorful but overall East Side Mario's beats this place hands down. The casual dress theme of the staff was taken to far and the place had less atmosphere than an empty barn. Will not be returning and warning all friends and neighbors to spend their time and money elsewhere.

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Reviewed December 13, 2012

Nice quiet dining atmosphere with good Italian food. Had calamari which was terrific and good pasta with seafood. Also had good pizza there. We have been often and always good.

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Reviewed November 15, 2012

We know i'l Fornellos from their locations in Toronto. Keon, the manager, is doing a great job with this new location. Space is modern and upbeat with a good vibe. We ordered a variety of items and everyone was happy with their meals including Lamb Shank, Pizza(excellent!), Chicken parm, and a variety of other pastas. Everything was cooked perfect and arrived hot. Sauce is excellent and presentation of the meals well done. Service was spot on and pleasant. We will go back.

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