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Il Fornello

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203 North Service Rd W, Oakville, Ontario L6M 3R2, Canada (Dorval and North Service Rd. W)
+1 905-338-5233
Today
11:30 - 22:30
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:30 - 21:30
Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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Burlington Ontario
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106 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I always dine at Il Fornello in Toronto when attending events at Roy Thomson Hall. The quality of the food has always been dependable and at a reasonable price. We finally got around to trying the Oakville restaurant which is much closer to our home. It was just as good as its big city cousin. We'll be... More 

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Guelph, Canada
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46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Average food, and slow service didn't help make a favourable impression. I think Il Fornello could do a lot to foster its Italian branding.

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Thank Jeff G
Michigan
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Stopped in for dinner while in town for business. I had tried their downtown Toronto location, so thought I would swing in here. Ordered the olives appetizer - excellent olives, very tasty. Ordered up a pepperoni pizza with mushrooms. Reminded me of the really good thin crust pizzas I used to get as a kid. I would definitely recommend this... More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Passed this place a billion times but never visited. Went here on Sunday of the past Thanksgiving weekend for a Family lunch. It was dead. Pricing was higher than that of any competitive 'average' Italian restaurant. Food was 'average'. Not bad, but not spectacular. Service was not very good. Our server was just going through the motions and not very... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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141 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We were two couples, this resto recc'd by friends. From the minute we sat down, service was attentive, friendly & quick. We stayed to veal & pasta dishes which all arrived with good portions & hot. The waiter suggested a house wine which was pleasantly good. There is a good varied menu with some homemade Italian specialities. A resto worth... More 

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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150 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Il fornello was not our first choice for lunch but a sudden restaurant renovation forced us to pick Il Fornello as an alternative. Although pizza was the main choice of the others I ordered the pancetta sandwich. I love pork but this sandwich was probably one of the worst I have had. A large amount of fat covered in this... More 

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Thank Aquatamer
IL F, Manager at Il Fornello, responded to this review

We take the quality of our food & service very seriously and contacted you about your experience but unfortunately did not hear back. There are some points in the review you posted that aren't accurate. 1. We do not offer a pancetta sandwich at any time 2. Based on the review date this visit happened on a weekend. We offer... More 

Oakville, Canada
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Fantastic, every time we visit. Pasta with alfredo is amazing as are all the pizzas. Excellent gf pizza and pasta.

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Thank Jennifer D
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

This is a nice restaurant in a convenient location. The interior is well decorated and tables are far enough apart that it feels comfortable. We had 2 shared appy's and main courses. The food was well prepared and the services was good.y first time there but won't be my last.

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Thank Sacho K
Toronto, Canada
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105 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Prompt service, nice atmosphere and excellent Italian food. What more could you ask for? The Caesar salad has fresh parm and just enough garlic to taste without overpowering. Ask for a plate of bruschetta - delicious, nicely toasted bread and fresh tomatoes, perfect seasoning! Try the Pollo, yummy!! We will definitely be back.

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Thank globetraveller1010
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

I took my husband here for his birthday and it was fantastic. I ordered the grilled calamari and shrimp and my husband ordered mussels, my appetizer was amazing his was a little fishy ( I could smell it coming lol) they were still good he said but I couldn't eat one due to the smell. we each had a couple... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:30
Monday
11:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:30
Saturday
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 203 North Service Rd W, Oakville, Ontario L6M 3R2, Canada
    (Dorval and North Service Rd. W)
  • Public Transportation: Near-by
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Oakville
  • Phone Number: +1 905-338-5233

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