Il Fornello - Danforth

4.3
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20 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
They have "Something For Everyone!" IL FORNELLO Danforth is the “Go-To” neighbourhood spot for casual, Italian fare. Now it’s also the "Go-To" spot for Vegan Options. IL FORNELLO still makes the best pizza in town from a classic Margherita to the popular Pepperoni to a gourmet Fig & Prosciutto, but now you can also enjoy an extensive Plant Based Menu with many pizzas, like the Vegan Sausage Pizza selected as one of the city’s Best Plant Based Pizzas by Toronto Life. But pizzas aren't the only thing available in the cozy dining room with booth and banquette seating. The core menu includes classic pastas, fish, steak, salads and delectable desserts. And Brunch isn't just for the weekends here. Enjoy Eggs Benedict, Eggs Avocado, the plant based Eggs Venny or a Mini-Pizza, risotto or vegan salads for Lunch seven days a week. And Bonus! On Monday to Friday the Lunch menu features $12 Pizzas and there are always plenty of gluten-free and vegetarian options. We have, Something For Everyone.
What 20 People Are Saying
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4.3based on all time ratings
4.2
Food
4.1
Service
4.0
Ambience
3.9
Value
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CD
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed a very tasty brunch at this spot. They were very flexible on dietary preferences and even had some excellent vegan menu options. The waiter was really friendly and attentive and the meal for our large group was great value! Would definitely recommend this place!

E
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The restaurant was great, but they didn't have a record of our reservation when we arrived. They were able to seat us anyway and were lovely, but the hostess told us that they don't get reservations from OpenTable for some reason. So I'd recommend you call them!

JR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

The restaurant is fine. However, when we arrived they had no knowledge of my reservation, and we had to wait to be seated. The same thing happened the last time we reserved a table through OpenTable.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

They did not have our reservations when we arrived
They did seat us though.

A
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience4

Food was great but the service was horrible. The waitress forgot our order, then spilled the appetizer on me. Later tripped on her way away from our table, then again spilled another item later in the evening on our table. Would be willing to try again as I’m sure the issue is isolated to that specific waitress.

S
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2017
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food. Took awhile to get the bill and check out but wait staff very friendly and fun.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoy coming here for dinner quite often
Great service,friendly staff and delicious food.

TA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2017
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience2

Seat had duct tape on it, table was sticky. Food was good and service was fine.

ZF
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2017
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

The service was slow, considering they knew there was a group coming. Of course the gratuity was already added to the bill which lessened the need to provide good service. The food was delicious and great value for money.

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2017
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

I was very happy with the dessert
We requested crème brûlé but wasn't the real one, it was pudding vanilla from the package.
Not very happy.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2017
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Had a get together with friends for dinner. Great food & drinks, friendly service & did not feel rushed to leave after dinner. Would recommend this restaurant.

J
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food great service everytime ! Classic Italian for a reasonable price . Loving the beautiful patio !

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2017
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

My colleagues and I visited a couple of times 2 weeks in a row. The service was good and friendly. The first time we visited we had food and drinks. The second time just drinks.

The only thing that rubbed me the wrong way, considering I am a seasoned consultant in the hospitality industry, is that NOT ONE person said goodbye or thanks for coming in on the way out. Everyone completely ignored us - both times. My colleagues noticed this as well. Being in the industry, we certainly did not tip poorly and we treated our server well.

Nonetheless, we have decided to change locations for our business lunches for awhile. Perhaps by the time we return, the team will be inclined to acknowledge our presence on the way out.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We celebrated my son's birthday and had a lovely meal. The server was friendly and attentive. The seats were comfortable and the restaurant was not noisy. Overall we had a great time.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2017
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

Took forever to order, had to speak to 2 other workers to grab our server. Was not offered bread, did not have our drinks replenished at any point during our meal. When our entrees were brought out the server only brought one fork. Very poor dining experience.

HM
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2017
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Great food. Salad was a little small for the price, but otherwise no complaints. Service was great for a busy holiday monday!

S
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2017
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great service and food

AM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2017
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

I loved that they can provide child size portions from the main menu. The price was great!
Very family friendly and obviously liked by same since many children there.
Good pasta and prompt, friendly and good service. Very generous desserts.
I made a reservation for 5:45 on a Friday and was glad I did as the place filled up within 15 minutes! The child with me, loved watching the pizza oven and the very efficient chefs in the open kitchen/grill area.

R
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2017
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Very good service. No issues with reservation. They were very accommodating with the request for separate bills.

T
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Surprisingly amazing ! Terrific food, especially the wood oven pizzas . Cozy and friendly atmosphere with attentive service ! The restaurant was PACKED but we still felt very well taken care of. My date was vegan and opted for a gluten free pizza with tofurella cheese ( tofu based cheese ) . The server was pleasant and didn't mind making all the modifications . Everything was DELISH !
The patio looks like a hit and we cannot wait to come back when the weather is warmer for some patio lounging and great beer and cocktails here !

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