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214 King St W, Toronto, Ontario M5H 3S6, Canada
+1 416-977-2855
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good45%
  • Average20%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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“pizza” (75 reviews)
“salad” (22 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
214 King St W, Toronto, Ontario M5H 3S6, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Just a very pleasant and enjoyable evening helped by our server, Colin, whose dinner selection and decadent dessert was just right. Even though Colin was busy serving others, he took time to come over occasionally to see if all was well with the meal and...More

Thank mjlori
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Reviewed 3 November 2016

We dropped in without a reservation on a Saturday evening. The place was busy but we managed to get a table for 2. Mathew was our server and we had a delicious meal - my wife had Spaghetti and Meatballs and I had Ravioli. We...More

1  Thank Ron B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rushed through traffic jams in the city centre. We were 20 minutes late and no problem holding our reservation. Ordered multigrain pizza diavola and we also ordered pizza with barbecue chicken on gluten free crust. Multigrain crust was tender and a bit floury. The toppings...More

Thank EvanBF
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

I went there quite a lot when I lived in Toronto, the service was always friendly and the food always good!

Thank Charlotte M
ilfopres, Owner at IL FORNELLO on King, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Thanks Charlotte, hope you visit us again when you're next in Toronto!

Reviewed 13 July 2017

We went there before the show at Mirvish. This place had nice food, great service. And super fast service too plus smile..... We had Penne Capri which was very good A little high priced but for the service and speed- worth while. They also have...More

Thank Harry D
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Pizza was great! well cooked, generous with ingredients, and with great flavour and value a lot of table turnover on a Saturday, seemingly satisfied customers...

Thank luv2truv3l
ilfopres, Owner at IL FORNELLO on King, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

Dear luv2trv3l Thanks for your review. We're glad you enjoyed your dining experience and that you will join us again. IL FORNELLO on King

Reviewed 30 June 2017

My friend and I had dinner here last week. It was a place she'd been to many years ago when she lived in Toronto and remembered it had really good pizza. We both chose to have pizza - mushroom & spinach for me, prosciutto on...More

Thank nelliebobellie
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Another great find in Toronto. Chicken parm was moist, juicy, and tender. Linguini in pomodoro sauce was perfect. Crusty bread was great, but I am highly partial to warm bread, so I didn't eat much of it, but had to try it. Server came over...More

Thank Nancy B
Reviewed 28 June 2017

We've been here many times over the years - being across the street from Roy Thomson Hall makes it super convenient for dinner before a concert. You absolutely need a reservation...the location is right in the middle of a touristy area, and with two Mirvish...More

Thank jameskul
Reviewed 11 June 2017

We had this as part of a theatre/dinner package. You'd expect a lesser menu and quantity or quality, but not at Il Fornello on King. Sufficient choice and same size portions and attention to detail as if we were ordering off regular menu. We were...More

Thank savvysolo
Downtown West
Downtown West is home to Toronto's gorgeous Inner
Harbor, and is a must-visit for lovers of art and the
outdoors. The area's rich cultural heritage is
celebrated by a number of monuments and museums,
giving the neighborhood a mature feel. As a premier
destination for modern art, people here stroll through
the cool contemporary pieces at the Power Plant, enjoy
the outdoor installations along Queen's Quay and Canoe
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17 February 2017|
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Response from Ron B | Reviewed this property |
Recommend that you check with the restaurant either by phone or online.
5 August 2015|
Response from Jlotto |
sorry about that, I have a 15 year old with peanut and egg allergies.... just wondering if you have any pasta without eggs?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$26
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Takeout, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 214 King St W, Toronto, Ontario M5H 3S6, Canada
    (King and University)
  • Public Transportation: St Andrews Subway station or if traveling by Street Car, get off at King and Simcoe Streets.
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown West
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown West
  • Phone Number: +1 416-977-2855
IL FORNELLO is not only ZAGAT rated as one of “Toronto’s Top Ten”, it offers the best Italian food in the Entertainment District and the preferred spot for casual, classic Italian cuisine to enjoy before a concert, theatre production or a Jays game. Located directly across the street from Roy Thomson Hall and just steps away from The Princess of Wales and Royal Alexandra Theatres and The Rogers Centre, IL FORNELLO has long been considered one of the best Italian restaurants in the Entertainment District.
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