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Il Fornaro

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1954 Avenue Rd, Toronto, Ontario M5M 4A1, Canada
+1 416-782-0505
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Food took 1.5 hours after ordering pizza that was cold. Wood burning oven was broken so they had to cook it in their kitchen oven. My pizza was luke warm and inedible. The owner Nancy refused to speak with us about the poor food quality nor offered another dish. She refused to give her name , saying "non of your... More 

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Thank AndreaS45155019
1 review
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Poor service, the folks that worked there did not show any patience and did not appear that they were happy in serving. Food was not bad, the service was awful and makes you not to go back. We are done, will never go back and they lost us as a customer. Advise: Hire folks that are friendly and willing to... More 

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Thank Bile H
Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We order from here and typically get the same dishes. The food is good and delivery is usually within the hour. Once in awhile, the deivery takes a long long time and I expect it is because the restaurant gets busy in-house. we have never eaten in the restaurant itself so can't comment about that. The Avenue favourite is very... More 

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Thank CEM2005
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

We have often ordered in from Il Fornaro - their dinners are usually tasty with good variety for our entire family. Today, our food arrived 1.5 hours after we ordered it AND it was stone cold. We had to throw out all the bread, including the extra garlic bread we ordered. It was all hard and stale. We had to... More 

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Thank Darryl R
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

We went in November and loved it so we went back in December and loved it again. Between the two visits we've had 4 appetizers smoked salmon bruschetta twice and the garden salad all amazing. For our meals we have the linguini pescatori the veal parmigiana which was the best veal parmigiana I've ever eaten the Pescatore was nine out... More 

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Thank Sean D
Toronto, Canada
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143 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Food is average. Service was acceptable, local neighbourhood restaurant, it's ok for casual dining. Although this establishment prides itself in fine Italian food..not quite fine dining, I'm not Not sure if the chef is Italian! Decor is outdated as well.

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Thank EdV54
Toronto, Canada
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38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016

We have driven by this local restaurant for years and decided to try it out. It was a rainy weekday and the place was not busy but I am sure that it is packed on weekends. Our waiter was very good and friendly. The basket of crisp toasty bread was wonderful. We started with a salad with warm goat cheese... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We ordered three large 15" pizzas to share amongst friends that we were having over for dinner. The pizza was of comparable price and quality to Mamma's Pizza which is a large chain in Toronto that we sometimes order from. The toppings were fine but the sauce and crust were nothing special and in my opinion, those two elements are... More 

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Thank blu_jms
Toronto, Canada
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

From the very start we had very unpleasant server. He was rude and unattentive. Our dinner had started out with stale microwaved bread basket also he quickly wanted to know our order he stated he is very BUSY. The food was average but I will definitely not visit again. You deserve better quality of service for the amount of money... More 

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Thank ledaoymakas
1 review
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We ordered take-out now twice from il Fornaro. To begin with I will say I NEVER write reviews. Secondly I will say I've spent the last 15 years in Europe and New York and have recently moved to Toronto. I have been to Italy well over 15-20 times. The pizza and bruschetta on both occasions were spectacular. It really reminded... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$29 - US$31
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1954 Avenue Rd, Toronto, Ontario M5M 4A1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > North York
  • Neighbourhood: North York
  • Phone Number: +1 416-782-0505
Description
Wood oven pizza and traditional Italian cuisine

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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North York
North York is one of Toronto's most culturally diverse neighborhoods. Home to a number of cultural events throughout the year that celebrate the city's varied ethnic communities, it's always worthwhile to see what's going on in the area. Its cross-section of inhabitants include students and long-time residents, giving North York an eclectic feeling of being both local and international. Extremely family-friendly, its rivers, arboretums, and parks cater to outdoor activities, while its historical villages paint Toronto's history in exciting shades. Bumper cars, mini golf, and inexpensive shopping also help cater to the inclusive family feel.
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