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Il Fornello

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North York
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2901 Bayview Ave, Toronto, Ontario M2K 1E6, Canada
+1 416-227-1271
11:30 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:30 - 20:30
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 21:30
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Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews
6 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 10 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 

Thank kanenite1985
London, Canada
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220 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 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 

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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104 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
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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 

1 Thank Travelling-Goddess
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226 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

In the Bayview Village shopping mall. Large comfortable venue offering seating inside and a few tables in the mall. Lots of salad, pizza and other food choices. Funghi salad was excellent, pizza was very tasty but the thin crust was mostly soggy. Very good service. Recommended overall.

Thank Bruno S
Bellaire, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

Il Fornello is located inside the Bayview shopping center, surrounded by several other restaurants and cafes. It was recently remodeled, so now it has a modern, clean and stylish appearance. Seating is comfortable and the service is prompt, albeit unsophisticated and somewhat curt. The open kitchen concept increases the background noise, but surprisingly little kitchen small wafts through the air.... More 

Thank Gabriel H
Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

In Bayview Village, this is your best bet for a filling dinner. Try the octopus,white mushroom pizza and desserts. I wouldn't recommend their brunch, but for lunch or dinner, it's a safe bet. I've been numerous times and while it can be pricey (with wine) for a mid-range restaurant, it's usually tasty.

1 Thank FoodieinTO
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73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

We ordered the thin crust pizza and salads The pizza crust was perfect. Thin and tasty. The salad came exactly as ordered. Service was fast and friendly. A great neighborhood restaurant.

Thank Alan W
Toronto, Canada
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139 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

The service was great. The food was all very decent but also didn't stand out as anything great that you wouldn't find elsewhere.

Thank lataw13

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, 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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North York
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