Il Fornello Restaurant

4.7/5
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Cuisine type

  • Italian,
  • Brunch,
  • Vegan,

Dishes

  • Pasta,
  • Pizza,
  • Vegan,
  • Seafood,

Features

  • Group Reservation,
  • Semi Private Dining,

Atmosphere

  • Casual,

Languages Spoken

  • English,
Location
576 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 1R1
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Opening Hours *Holiday hours

Monday
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Rates:

  • $11 To $25,

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ange5211
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Excellent portions, food and service. Lisa, our server was amazing, super friendly and attentive. Will be back!

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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mariapuopolo255
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Il Fornello is one of my favorite restaurants! The food and service was excellent! I would highly recommend the restaurant to all my family and friends!

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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Restaurantica12
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6 of us gathered for brunch ... East Coasters...

6 of us gathered for brunch ... East Coasters from PEI and NS, visiting the big city folk from Greenwood and College Road ... loved the walk on the Danforth and especially the great people and the great food/prices at Il Fornello ... of course, it's a favorite ... and we'll be back.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 5/5
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September 17, 2020

Good food, reasonably priced and a great ltalian vibe!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 8, 2020

The service was friendly. The food was tasty. The restaurant is set up with booths inside with plexiglass panels for social distancing. We had a great family dinner. Our first at a sit down restaurant since March! Thank you!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 5, 2020

Food was cold when it came. We had vegan venny - was a little dry.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

August 29, 2020

Lovely lunch, great service as usual. So nice to be able to eat out on the patio.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 27, 2020

It took an hour to get the appetizer. Then the pasta was under cooked and tasteless. I had Fettuccine Salmone and my partner had Alfredo with Shrimp. Extremely disappointing. Won’t go back.

Ambiance: 1/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 1/5

August 20, 2020

Friendly attentive service, great food and drink, and terrific ambience. Patio dining at its finest!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 13, 2020

lovely, as usual... staff took many precautions re: santizing, etc. thanks. understand why, but DO miss the balsamic vinegar/olive oil and bread they used to have out. sigh!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

August 13, 2020

We were pleased to have a seat on the patio, however, it would have been better if we could have stipulated this as part of the reservation.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

August 10, 2020

Il Fornello Danforth is our go to restaurant for special celebrations! We were so happy to be able to spend our 6th anniversary there. The food was delicious as always and we were happy to be able to be seated in a booth. Thanks for being a part of our special days!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 8, 2020

Being on the Danforth, it was a bit noisy on the patio. Love the plant-based menu!

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

July 30, 2020

The food was really horrible it was almost like microwaved food. We will not be returning again ever. Staff was really friendly but the food was horrible.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 4/5

July 23, 2020

Great as always!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 14, 2020

Took my daughter for a birthday dinner. She is vegan so great to have a menu with vegan and standard options. Nice patio and wait staff were attentive knowledgeable and pleasant. Great to get out and enjoy a nice meal.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 14, 2020

Been coming here since 2012 regularly. The food is beyond excellent and the service is always friendly. I love this Ilfornello location - the best one in town!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

July 13, 2020

Nice ambience. Great food. Friendly and attentive service.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

March 7, 2020

The pizza, salmon and chicken that we tried at Il Fornello were excellent, as was the service. The ambience is warm and fun!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 8, 2020

We have been to I’ll Fornello several times. Consistently good food and pleasant, prompt service.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

March 5, 2020

Lisette was great. Sitting in the window was excellent, like being models for the restaurant. Pizzas are awesome. G,D,K&C

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

March 3, 2020

Lovely restaurant. Easy to get to. Very accommodating. Great food.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 29, 2020

Excellent food and service as we have come to expect!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 23, 2020

Great food and atmosphere with amazing service from our waitress.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 21, 2020

Great vegan selection! Will be back to try more.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 18, 2020

Great place, great food ,great service. Family loves it.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 17, 2020

I've been here a few times, now, mostly because of the options available on their plant-based menu, and I've enjoyed the experiences. But I won't be going back for dinner on a Saturday evening. Even though it was an early reservation, the place was very full and it just felt that all our food choices were prepared without much thought. I ordered the vegan soup as an app and it arrived lukewarm. My pizza, which I asked for without olives (and which I saw our server write down), arrived WITH the olives. Our server asked if I wanted a new pizza, but I declined, since my friend would end up having to eat alone, followed by me eating after her. I told the server I would just remove the olives and save the food waste. I should've sent it back because half-way through, i found a long dark hair in my one of my slices, which ended my eating. My glass of club soda also came with a chunk of butter on the outside of the glass. It wasn't a service issue -- our server was kind and attentive enough -- but the food was just crappy, this time. I will re-think Il Fornello for future plans.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 4/5

February 16, 2020

We love Il Fornello on the Danforth! Every time we visit we get superb service and delicious food. It’s a restaurant we have come to count on. I appreciate that they accommodate requests on where we prefer to be seated also. Thanks again!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 16, 2020

We loved it!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 15, 2020

Food was amazing and the service was great very friendly staff and not too long of a wait for the food Overall it was great only take away would be the music was slightly too loud I had to almost yell at my GF even tho we were sitting just across a table from each other but the experience was pleasant

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 16, 2020

The washroom was not clean and smells bad even before you get in.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

February 15, 2020

Valentine's day good food but wished there was valentine's special something. Now our valentine's trad the last 3 years

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 13, 2020

Love the vegan menu heaps, thank you for accommodating!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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Winterlicious 2017: $28 dinners

Winterlicious 2017: $28 dinners

Il Fornello is a neighbourhood favourite, serving “Zagat Recommended” traditional Italian fare in the heart of Greektown on the Danforth. On their Winterlicious menu you’ll find options such as arancini Arborio (rice balls filled with mozzarella and bolognese sauce); chicken stuffed with asiago cheese, spinach and caramelized onions; and panna cotta with a raspberry cranberry compote.

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Winterlicious 2017: $18 lunches

Winterlicious 2017: $18 lunches

Picture this: beautifully prepared pasta dishes and wood-oven baked Neapolitan-style pizzas. It’s no wonder Il Fornello is a neighbourhood favourite. Serving Zagat-recommended traditional Italian fare in the heart of Greektown on the Danforth, Il Fornello invites hungry patrons to enjoy Italian cuisine prepared with fresh, simple ingredients. Their Winterlicious menu features Arborio rice balls, pizza Margherita, risotto funghi and zeppole.

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