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Il Fornello on King

$$ - $$$
Downtown West
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214 King St W, Toronto, Ontario M5H 3S6, Canada (King and University)
+1 416-977-2855
11:30 - 21:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 16:30 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Three couples stopped in for a light dinner before taking in the nearby theatres. Temendous service and very good food from pasta, salads and pizza. Keep in mind the pizza are large. Good food and great pricing for downtown Toronto.

Thank Larry E
Toronto, Canada
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our waiter was very attentive and pleasant. The food was delicious. It was very busy with many people pre-theatre but we did not have to wait overly long.

Thank val285
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've always liked Il Fornello's pizza and that's all I've looked at on their menu. (OK, maybe a glance at the Antipasti section.) So that's what I planned to have when my wife and I went for lunch. They used to have a pizza on the menu with Gorgonzola, braised onions and fresh rosemary sprigs that I ordered. However, they... More 

Thank firetrove
Brighton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 both thoroughly enjoyed the meal and would certainly go back next time we are in... More 

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66 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

I went here for an early supper and had the Travel Zoo menu... and it was INCREDIBLE, by far the best Travel Zoo menu I have found. The atmosphere was really nice and the waiter was very amusing and cool. Top notch food here, and we WILL be back.

Thank kimmmmmmy
Toronto, Canada
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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Il Fornello is tucked away in an older building in a busy section on King. It's almost always unnoticed. The food and atmosphere is surprisingly good. The restaurant is quite nice and has a bit of a high-end feel. Staff is great and food is fantastic. They have a large Italian menu with just about everything that you could imagine.... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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105 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Relaxing good central location, food was good, staff very friendly. Had pizza which was great & crust was much better then Terroni. Enjoyed

1 Thank lynnsurette
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Ate here while visiting the downtown. Our waiter was very helpful and funny. We enjoyed a couple of the wood fired pizza and some drinks. We left happy with the food and service.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Our food was ok but the waitress was almost rude. All she wanted to do was rush us in and couldn't get us out fast enough! Some of us were still eating our entree and she had already cleaned off the table. After spending almost $800 I was most disappointed. The bathrooms were so dirty and the place smelled like... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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91 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

We arrived for lunch and the place was very full. We were seated promptly and received attentive friendly service. The room was nice. We had the Roma Piccolo, fresh and tasty. We had pasta and pizza. We liked the sauces. It was very good for a change. Had a delicious cappuccino. Check it out before a show.

Thank LifeBeachGolfer

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Restaurant Details

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