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Il Fornello, Bayview Village

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North York
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2901 Bayview Ave | South West Entrance, Toronto, Ontario M2K 1E6, Canada
+1 416-227-1271
11:30 - 20:30
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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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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Il fornello is one of those neighborhood staple restaurants that are very reliable and have been around for a very long time, and eventually grown to have multiple locations. I remember eating at various Il Fornellos ever since I was old enough to afford a meal out. Over the years, I have stopped eating there, not because it is not... More 

1 Thank Instantonium
Yekaterinburg, Russia
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214 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

For both lunches and dinners, I have eaten at a few Il Fornello restaurants. The food at this Italian cuisine restaurant is relatively consistently good and the service friendly, quick, and attentive. My favourites are the bruschetta, chicken asiago, pan seared salmon, chicken parmigiana, and pizza Verona with the Italian sausage. Relative to other restaurants, I’d classify it as average... More 

Thank KodoDrummer
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The food is fresh and tasty; the menu has a lot of choices for every appetite; the service is friendly and attentive. Overall, the experience was Excellent!

Thank BonVonage2009
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

We had pizza and pasta. Great portion size. Food was a sold 7/10 and it came out quick. Only criticism is for the price I would expect the little things like cloth napkins instead of disposable, butter in a dish instead of peel off cartons, and cloth on the table instead of paper.

Thank Wds77
Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We have dined at this restaurant on many occasions. My children like it and I tag along to pay the bill! Positives: Good, simple Italian food. Quick service. Nice bread. Negatives: A little expensive for quick / casual dining. For Example: Meatball Appetizer is $14:75; this consists of 3/4 meatballs in a little sauce with 3/4 small pieces of bread.... More 

Thank NewInCanada
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

We often go to Il Fornello at Bayview Village, and are always happy with the food and the service. The portions are generous, and the last time we went, we split a penne pasta, shared the calamari, and had dessert with 2 forks. This was totally O.K. with everyone. The wait staff were great, and remembered us from previous visits.... More 

Thank Ian T
Toronto, Canada
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108 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016

The food is good though rather expensive for what you get. Fettuccine alfredo was good but presentation was bland.... just a plop of cream colour. Pizza was good. Wait staff was fast and efficient.

Thank 1Skibunny
Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 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 11 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank kanenite1985
London, Canada
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288 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$21
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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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 | South West Entrance, Toronto, Ontario M2K 1E6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > North York
  • Neighbourhood: North York
  • Phone Number: +1 416-227-1271
IL FORNELLO, Bayview Village is considered by many to be one of the best Italian restaurants in North York. It is the perfect spot to meet up with friends and family after a busy day of shopping at Toronto’s premier fashion shopping centre to relax, share and enjoy our famous wood oven baked pizzas, pastas, salads, seafood and more.

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  • 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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