We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


214 King St W, Toronto, Ontario M5H 3S6, Canada
+1 416-977-2855
All photos (42)
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good46%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (92 reviews)
“salad” (30 reviews)
“chicken parm” (5 reviews)
Closed Now
Italian, Pizza, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
214 King St W, Toronto, Ontario M5H 3S6, Canada
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (369)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 360 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

we where there last night , approx 8pm ish , the place was maybe 1/4 full , we stood at front door for the longest time - i finally went in and went up to a lady and asked " is someone going to bother...More

1  Thank Shawn R
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had dinner here prior to seeing Come From Away down the street. The service was good and we sat by the pizza prep area and it was fun to watch them make the pizzas. I had a pizza and it was excellent, nice and...More

Thank Y3249VRdavidc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went with a gf at the time( pre 2017) and we had 2 build your own pizzas. They had a great variety of toppings and crust options with low and no gluten. Possibly the best pizza I ever had , and a nice atmosphere...More

Thank T. T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here before Come From Away which is steps from the restaurant. I would suggest making reservations especially on show nights as this place is very busy. Service was excellent! I ordered the Fettucini Alfredo and our server suggested adding chicken and mushrooms...More

Thank fletch_28_13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

if you are looking for delicious Italian food, you must try IL FORNELLO. very good service and friendly staff, overall we like it and would come back again. thankx.

Thank Travel l
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent servers knowing how to get the food out to a full house to theater goers mainly arriving just before show time. They also have a reasonable fixed price menu choice. Open kitchen to watch the production. We have never been disappointed with this Italian...More

1  Thank GeorgeTaylor46
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are headed for an evening at Roy Thompson Hall or the Royal Alex, this is an excellent choice for dinner. The menu offers a good variety of dishes - we went with the lamb shank and the salmon dinner; both were delicious. Kudos...More

Thank GreyBay
Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

Four had dinner at Il Fornello before a performance of Come From Away at the Royal Alex which is only a couple of doors away. The food at Il Fornello was good, the atmosphere was pleasant, the service was attentive, friendly and prompt. Several pasta...More

Thank Equitem
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

Found this place literally steps from the Royal Alex theatre. Wonderful ambiance...warm, cheerful, great food, amazing service. All of our meals were delicious. Great use of herbs in the dishes. Pasta can be swapped out for gluten-free pasta for a small charge. Felt very much...More

1  Thank pbhg123
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

Skip the disappointing arancini, but try the Caesar salad with anchovies and the Neapolitan prosciutto pizza for a tasty supper. Great location and efficient, friendly service make Il Fornello a good option before the theatre.

Thank amp93
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
Nearby HotelsSee all 136 hotels in Toronto
Shangri-La Hotel Toronto
1,475 reviews
.20 km away
The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto
1,845 reviews
.23 km away
Hilton Toronto
3,520 reviews
.29 km away
Bridgestreet Qwest
8 reviews
.30 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Michael's on Simcoe
376 reviews
.10 km away
754 reviews
.16 km away
Los Colibris
579 reviews
.06 km away
Pizzeria Libretto
224 reviews
.16 km away
Nearby Attractions
Royal Alexandra Theatre
1,030 reviews
.08 km away
Toronto Symphony Orchestra
294 reviews
.08 km away
Princess of Wales Theatre
1,234 reviews
.22 km away
Roy Thomson Hall
204 reviews
.06 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
February 16, 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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?
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$26
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing