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214 King St W, Toronto, Ontario M5H 3S6, Canada
+1 416-977-2855
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good46%
  • Average20%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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“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 1 week ago

The pizza is more exciting than a regular pizza place. Nice fresh and exciting ingredients make for a special thin crust pizza.

Thank Thequeenofchocolate
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great day .... trip to the theatre and a three course meal .... superb choices .... soup/salad/Caesar salad... choices for the 1st course .... 2 types of pizza, pasta, chicken, salmon and vegetarian for the entree and three delicious Sweets for the 3rd course!!!...More

Thank 327pamm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner’s chicken pizza contained several pieces of chicken bone cartilage, which kind of put us off the rest of the meal. Service was average. Overall, I wouldn’t recommend eating at Il Fornello.

Thank Hannah L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The evenings pre-concert at the Tso are always busy and this evening was no different, but the welcome was poor, and disorganized, as tables were available and yet couples turned away or delayed in sitting. Our arugula salad with a salmon quiche overpriced at 19$...More

Thank Nolinice
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I went to Il Fornello on King Street last week as we have done many times in the past before the theatre or a concert. We were always guaranteed a decent Italian meal at a reasonable cost and that we could get...More

Thank torontotraveller939
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Generally a very good dining experience with friends. Service was excellent, very attentive. Seating is a bit congested, which is fine for a table of friends because you drown out those around you, but I wouldn't recommend it for a table of 2. Recommend the...More

Thank NukePort
Reviewed 14 October 2017

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
Reviewed 1 October 2017 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
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$25
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
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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