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#356 of 429 Pizza in Toronto
#4,824 of 5,581 Restaurants in Toronto
Wood oven pizza and traditional Italian cuisine
US$29 - US$31
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Lunch
Italian, Pizza
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service
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Reviewed July 31, 2021

The best Italian food ,you can tell pasta and sauce made fresh .The service is good and the waitress was so nice.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 29, 2021

ordered sea food pasta with white wine sauce ,it was the best pasta I ever had. My friend ordered salmon and she loved it. good service and fair price.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed July 28, 2021

Had an amazing night with tasty food and wonderful customer service. The pizza is something else and the tiramisu is delicious every single time

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed November 26, 2019

i ordered veal chop with salad and my partner ordered pizza,e both enjoyed. restaurant was quiet busy but kitchen was fast .

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed November 22, 2019

it was fantastic.from a to z .our server was really a nice young girl,we were a group of 10,we ordered almost everything on the menu, everyone so happy.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed August 13, 2019 via mobile

The restaurant looks better than the food offerings. We had salads and two pasta offerings. All were rather bland. No exciting taste.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed January 28, 2019

Lousy food, coffee not drinkable, dirty chairs, server even had the nerve to ask for a tip ! :) poor quality wine. If you cant improve, then shut down. Stay well away from the place.

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed April 20, 2018

This resto has been around a long time and has gone through some not so good times so we always forget about Il Fornaro (not to be confused with Il Fornello) in our neighbourhood. However, went for dinner this evening and enjoyed our meal immensely....My husband swears their Americano pizza is the best in the city. Thin crust and beautifully cooked with lots of flavour. I had the veal limone which was very tender, beautifully flavoured with terrific vegetables. Prices are reasonable. We enjoyed it more than many higher priced restaurants in the city.More

Date of visit: April 2018
Reviewed March 21, 2018

We were looking for good quality resto in Avenue road village-with wood oven pizza. Saw billboard over their own doorway that says" wood oven pizza"..so we paid to park and went in for dinner. Upon entry-saw the brick over/presumably for pizza. Also saw their business...card-that promotes wood oven pizza. Also saw their framed retro poster in the resto that promotes authentic wood oven pizza since 1959. So, we made our dinner order for pizza and salad, among other dishes ..and ..to our surprise-it was not. The new,kind waiter uncomfortably explained they do not make them at all/for past 2 years..or more. By this time- we were starved and accepted what they offered, while asking to speak with the Owner/manager on staff. We waited- but where then told 10 min later that he was actually making pizza in the kitchen /too busy to come out to great us. We completed our meal, paid the waiter with a fair tip for his service- but explained we really had wanted to give timely feedback to the Owner. So we then took the time to call the next day. The owner came to phone/was not open to feedback/was indifferent, arrogant and unwilling to admit that both his advertising + in-store communications are trading on a promise he no longer keeps/has not offered in years! On top of this- his own current website promotes PHOTO of wood oven pizza and "stone baked" terminology.. Sadly- he did not explain WHY and did not offer any positive solution to our very misleading dining experience and investment. To any good customer, this is clearly wrong and insufficient and a serious breach of transparency. I am the Owner of a long-time Marketing and Communications firm as well as a past service/hospitality/high end resto employee-so I am clearly speaking with a good and fair perspective. I've eaten in over 20 countries to date and have never experienced this.. Sincerity and accountability are important-but lacking here-big time..More

Date of visit: March 2018
Reviewed February 19, 2018

We ate at II Forano this weekend and were far from impressed with the food. Salads were void of flavor and the pasta was mediocre at best. The tomato sauce was bland and lacked any flavor. The salmon was a large portion but over cooked....Very disappointed in the food. The place had 2 other couples and was otherwise as boring as the food it served. Would not go back and certainly not worth the prices being charged for the food. The desserts were equally as bad .... Tiramisu tasted like a sponge cake .... no espresso flavor or even coffee flavor at all ...... Not worth your money stay away ......More

Date of visit: February 2018
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Yes, Il Fornaro offers takeaway services.

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Il Fornaro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 3
  • Value: 3
  • Atmosphere: 3