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Il Fornello

$$ - $$$
North York
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2901 Bayview Ave, Toronto, Ontario M2K 1E6, Canada
+1 416-227-1271
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun 11:30 - 20:30
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 21:30
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The food is fresh and tasty; the menu has a lot of choices for every appetite; the service is friendly and attentive. Overall, the experience was Excellent!

Thank BonVonage2009
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had pizza and pasta. Great portion size. Food was a sold 7/10 and it came out quick. Only criticism is for the price I would expect the little things like cloth napkins instead of disposable, butter in a dish instead of peel off cartons, and cloth on the table instead of paper.

Thank Wds77
Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have dined at this restaurant on many occasions. My children like it and I tag along to pay the bill! Positives: Good, simple Italian food. Quick service. Nice bread. Negatives: A little expensive for quick / casual dining. For Example: Meatball Appetizer is $14:75; this consists of 3/4 meatballs in a little sauce with 3/4 small pieces of bread.... More 

Thank NewInCanada
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

We often go to Il Fornello at Bayview Village, and are always happy with the food and the service. The portions are generous, and the last time we went, we split a penne pasta, shared the calamari, and had dessert with 2 forks. This was totally O.K. with everyone. The wait staff were great, and remembered us from previous visits.... More 

Thank Ian T
Toronto, Canada
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69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

The food is good though rather expensive for what you get. Fettuccine alfredo was good but presentation was bland.... just a plop of cream colour. Pizza was good. Wait staff was fast and efficient.

Thank 1Skibunny
Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We were in the mood for pizza (not the fast food type) on a Saturday night without the kids and figured this would be a good choice. Well we should have taken the hint from the couple who was walking out as we arrived shaking their head and saying they'll eat elsewhere tonight. I get that the restaurant can't control... More 

Thank ShaniKernerman
Toronto, Canada
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

went here for lunch after a long shift and I wanted to grab something before I went home, food wasn't bad, service was pretty okay, pretty attentive, Food was average; I admit I kind of rolled my eyes when I was sitting by myself and the host insisted on sitting a family with a noisy toddler beside me, food was... More 

1 Thank kanenite1985
London, Canada
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247 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

First time I have eaten at the Il Fornello in Bayview Village and most likely my last. The two friends I went with had eaten here before, had same waiter and were also disapointed this time with the experience. The place was not busy and during our entire time there, very hard to get our waiter's attention. Came to take... More 

2 Thank Laura J
Markham, Canada
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48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

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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112 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2901 Bayview Ave, Toronto, Ontario M2K 1E6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > North York
  • Neighbourhood: North York
  • Phone Number: +1 416-227-1271

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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?

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