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Il Fornetto - CLOSED

125 East Main St, Welland, Ontario L3B 3W5, Canada
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  • Very good45%
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  • Poor0%
  • Terrible18%
1 Oct 2013
“NEW OWNERS!!!! "Matteo's Ristorante"”
16 Aug 2013
“Sad it closed”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
125 East Main St, Welland, Ontario L3B 3W5, Canada
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Reviewed 1 October 2013

Same location, new owners, fantastic menu and authentic italian food. We are pleased to announce that "Matteo's Ristorante" is NOW OPEN! The restaurant was closed for a few months for renovations and upgrades including hood ventilation in the kitchen and air conditioning! We feature fresh...More

2  Thank Mark L
Reviewed 16 August 2013

The owner moved back to Russia to be with her children. For a Russian opening an Italian restaurant, it was as authentic as it could be. The other alternatives in Welland aren't anything to write home about. I miss this restaurant and having wood-fired pizza...More

1  Thank Amanda D
Reviewed 2 July 2013

Thin crusted pizza made to order in a friendly setting. Great Caesar salad shared made our evening. Other orders looked great going by but we were just in the mood for salad and pizza. Would eat here again, certainly!

1  Thank Club210
Reviewed 22 June 2013

Had a great pasta and pizza. Very authentic. Good value, nice ambience. Great restaurant to visit when in Welland.

1  Thank Jan C
Reviewed 16 June 2013

So I have been looking for work.. I just went to Il Fornetto in Welland for a dish washing job interview.. (cause right now I will take anything) and Natalia, the woman who interviewed me basically hired me.. and gave me my hours and went...More

6  Thank Josie L
Reviewed 10 June 2013

Made in a proper wood fired oven. Very high quality. Be prepared to wait on a Saturday night so have an italian beer.

1  Thank Turner M
Reviewed 28 May 2013

The food was delicious, and the service was excellent. My beef is that they put on their menu "Homemade Pasta" but the Pasta is not homemade!! I asked them and they said they have no space there to make it. Fine. but then don't put...More

1  Thank Tina T
Reviewed 15 May 2013

With great restaurants like this perhaps downtown if worth a visit. The service was excellent and the Alfredo Pizza was amazing!!! And the Ceaser salad was delicious and enough to share. The chef came to our table to ask for our opinion on the Alfredo...More

1  Thank Heather c
Reviewed 27 April 2013

We finally got to eat at this restaurant tonight. You really need reservations to eat here on the weekend. We were very pleased with our dinner tonight. My husband had the fettucine alfredo which he said was very tasty. I had the special penne alla...More

1  Thank B_Cote
Reviewed 10 April 2013

After having my husbands parents (His father is 'right off the boat' Italian) rave about this restaurant, we went with high expectations. What an excruciating experience to say the least! We were told that we MUST have reservations, so we followed that recommendation...to our ONLY...More

3  Thank DateNight49
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  • Address: 125 East Main St, Welland, Ontario L3B 3W5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Welland
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