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Il Fornello on King

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Downtown West
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214 King St W, Toronto, Ontario M5H 3S6, Canada (King and University)
+1 416-977-2855
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11:30 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 16:30 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Vancouver
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51 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went during the winterlicious promotion series, and the portions were generous, and the food was so good. The servers? awesome. never mind chain pasta places, go here.

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Thank Tania M
Phoenix, Arizona
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent pizza (thin crust, hearth-baked) and other Italian items. Their real skill is in being able to prepare and serve great food quickly and consistently, even when it is very busy, as when taking on the pre-theatre crowd. We were going to the Royal Alex next door. We had reservations, arrived on-time, and were immediately seated. The server was very... More 

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oakville
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30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pre theatre dinner was delicious ... I had Capri Chicken which was chock full of chicken, roasted cherry tomatoes, mushrooms and padano grano cheese. Hubby had a yummy seafood linguine dish so top marks on food. However, watch where you get seated. Our SMALL table for two was located right in front of the 'dump the dirty dishes and utensils'... More 

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Canada
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39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are a number of restaurants in the theatre district. We chose this one because we all like Italian and it was very close to the Princess of Wales Theatre. There were 5 of us including 3 children aged 8-11. We had made reservations which was a wise decision as it was very busy and the waiting area in the... More 

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Sde Boker, Israel
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Il Fornello on King appears to base its business on the live theatre crowd in the Toronto Entertainment district on King Street. In the evenings, between the hours of 5 pm till 8 pm, the restaurant is packed. And as most live shows begin at around 8 pm, there is a mass exodus shortly before 8 pm. So, if you... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family & I all had delicious pasta dishes & one had pizza. The Waiter was quite friendly, funny but yet diligent. This location is right across from the Roy Thomson Hall, so easy for a quick dinner before or after a show.

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Brampton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner at Il Fornello before going to watch The Illusionists at Prince of Wales Theatre on King St West was the perfect choice. Service was perfect food was better than I expected. Definitely need to go back to try the pizza . I highly recommend Il Fornello if you're in the area .

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Ayr, Canada
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349 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in Toronto to see Come From Away at the Royal Alex and decided to have a pre-theatre lunch at Il Fornello on King. My husband and I had the Prix Fixe Lunch for $18. Both of us ordered the Arugula & Beet Salad. My husband chose the Panino Arrosto di Manzo and I ordered the Pizza Soppressata for... More 

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Peterborough, Canada
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for dinner before the show, it was great. Good service, great food. Real fire pizza ovens smell amazing. If you like the smell of a campfire ask to sit near the back.

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Thank Don M
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11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

We had a reservation for our large party after a concert at Roy Thomson hall. Thank goodness we did, as there were quite a few disgruntled patrons at the entrance who did not and were waiting. I had never been but my family members already had favourites - the beet arugula salad and the seafood pasta were popular at our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$40 - US$60
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
16:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 21:00
Saturday
11:30 - 21:00
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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