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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
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Sun 16:30 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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79 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had tickets to see "Mrs Henderson Presents" and decided to have dinner at Il Fornello's as we hadn't been in awhile... must say the appetizer Meatballs was very good - a meal in itself -definitely have to share it. Had the Linguine de Mar - was tasty - had lots of scallops (a little skimpy on the shrimps) lots... More 

Thank Meagan S
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76 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We made a last minute reservation for dinner here before going to see a show at the theatre. It was a perfect place for such an occasion. The restaurant is big, and they are able to accommodate a large number of patrons. The staff are efficient, we were seated at 6:15, and told them we had tickets for 8. Their... More 

Thank SunSeaker01
Jordan Station, Ontario
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

If you are looking for the perfect Italian restaurant for dinner before heading to the theatre, then Il Fornello is a must!

Thank Bookieman68
Muenster, Germany
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110 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

We had very tasty pasta lunch, all fresh ingredients and well prepared. Really Italian style and not a crude mix of NA/Italien Food. Staff has been nice but very busy. Seafoodpasta has been very good. Also the pasta con pollo with cream sauce has been very tasty.

Thank Sebastian S
Windsor, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

I ate here with my family for dinner and had a nice view of the street. Service was pretty good and the atmosphere was welcoming. The food was excellent but a little pricy for the amount of food. Other that the portion size the meal was good.

Thank ant_iat42
Mississauga, Canada
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We had a nice relaxing lunch. The food was delicious and the service was very good. We were allowed to relax and enjoy the afternoon.

Thank Michelle M
Toronto, Canada
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91 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

We have eaten at several Il Fornello locations --Servers are always attentive, friendly, and accommodating. The location of this spot is perfect for theatre & symphony both and it is always very very busy -- therefore reservations are a must ! The food is so so --- the safest choice is pizza and a fresh salad. We did not do... More 

Thank Liza B
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143 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Il Fornello serves reliable, unexceptional Italian-style food at reasonable prices and is a favourite for pre-theatre dining. In other words - avoid lunch on matinee days, and pick your times carefully to miss the pre-theatre crowd. Thin crust pizzas are reliable and good, particularly at lunchtime, and pastas are also straightforward. Wines by the glass are accessible. When packed, this... More 

Thank MargotRudy
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59 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

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.

Thank Tania M
Phoenix, Arizona
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

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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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, Vegetarian Friendly, 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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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