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214 King St W, Toronto, Ontario M5H 3S6, Canada
+1 416-977-2855
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good46%
  • Average19%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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“pizza” (79 reviews)
“salad” (22 reviews)
Opens in 25 min
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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 3 days ago

Open dining room, high ceilings with an old warehouse feel. White linens and a mixed clientele of business people, casual hipsters, and couples on dates. Server was very professional. Winterlicious food festival was underway and a Prix Fixe menu was offered. We went a la...More

Thank Brian B
Reviewed 3 days ago

We chose Ilf Fornello for its proximity to the Royal Alex and were very pleasantly surprised. The food was very good and the service was friendly and efficient. The reasonable tab was another pleasant surprise. We would certainly go back.

Thank Lynda H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had tickets for the theatre and planned an early dinner beforehand but the restaurant we were looking for was closed. On a whim we approached il Fornello and although it was Valentines Day and we hadn’t made reservations, they accommodated us with no problem....More

Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall great experience! Service was great, they asked if we were in a hurry or relaxed and served us accordingly. Just the right amount of time in between courses. Portions were great sized and the food was simply perfection. We left feeling satiated, but not...More

Thank Pamela M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We recently had dinner here before a show at Roy Thompson Hall. We picked it due to its proximity and reviews on TripAdvisor. We made a reservation, which we were 10 minutes early for and they still took us. Around 6:15 the restaurant was jammed...More

1  Thank Stumpy3214
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently with friends went to this location of an Il Fornello after the 4:30 opera on Saturday. We had excellent food & good service in very pleasant surroundings. The restaurant was busy but not overly noisy. We will certainly return in the future.

Thank Tess V
Reviewed 1 January 2018

This was my 3rd visit to Il Fornello, and we were not disappointed. We had reservations and were seated almost immediately. Our server was Jorn, and he was very professional and fun to socialize with. We had 4 in our group, and the food was...More

Thank John P
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

Il Fornello is a very good casual restaurant for before or after theatre. Close to the Royal Alexandra Theatre it has the perfect menu that is prepared in a timeframe that doesn't leave you wondering if you will make the curtain. The staff are courteous...More

Thank DrFoth
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

Very disappointed...calamari was cold...order gnocchi..I counted 16 gnocchi pieces for 20 bucks..WTF. never again

1  Thank meed9
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Service and food was good. Oven pizza was delish. Perfect place to eat before going to a theatre show in city area

Thank bradr879
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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16 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.
4 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
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
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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