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214 King St W, Toronto, Ontario M5H 3S6, Canada
+1 416-977-2855
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good46%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Pizza, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
214 King St W, Toronto, Ontario M5H 3S6, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A friend and I had a leisurely dinner here befor seeing a show down the street. The place us busy, crowded even, at dinner time but the service was attentive enough. It's not a place for a romantic evening but if you want good Italian...More

Thank intrepid702016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here before seeing a play at the Royal Alex on their recommendation. We were not disappointed. Ambience is warm although the room temperature was uncomfortably hot. Turn up the AC! The menu is typically Italian with numerous pizza choices as well as pasta. They...More

Thank thetraveldoc
Reviewed 1 week ago

The choice of Italian dishes were excellent. My friends chose the cannelloni and it was excellent. They also had a a nice choice of other entries,which I had steak with gnocchi in Gorgonzola sauce, delicious.Staff very friendly,we didn’t feel rushed. The bonus it is near...More

1  Thank Barb V
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our dinner here. Excellent vegan options and our server was very knowledgeable about the vegan menu, substitutions, etc. I would certainly eat here again.

Thank amyj1020
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner here last weekend and wow do they rush you through. We ordered some wine and main dishes. Wine was poured and then the mains arrived right behind. I had a pizza and my wife the gluten free pasta. Food was average and experience...More

Thank InnActive
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a group of ten and they were most accommodating to place us along the windows so even if we were inside on a nice Sunday sunny day to go brunching, we felt good about being inside with A/C as it was a very...More

Thank M-P J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were attending the Royal Alex & chose Il Fornello as we knew it was previously excellent. Again, it did not disappoint. Efficient service; Maritza very attentive.

Thank Carolandstan T
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Dined at Il Fornello on King before the theatre on Saturday night. It was very good. In all respects. The service.The food. The prices were very reasonable for Toronto. If you are going to the theatre it’s a great choice as it’s close to the...More

Thank Catherine H
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

Found the service rather slow (may have been due to they’re crowd). Too noisy, could not carry on a conversation. Many times had to duck the waitresses. Food ok, not exceptional. Good for pre-theatre if you are seated at least two hours prior to theatre...More

Thank Torontonian2010
Reviewed August 13, 2018

We had dinner here prior to going to the theatre. Excellent menu with choices to please all. Fast and friendly wait staff would do a repeat hear:)

Thank Colbel
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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February 16, 2017|
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Response from Ron B | Reviewed this property |
Recommend that you check with the restaurant either by phone or online.
August 4, 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$27
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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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