Il Fornello - Danforth
Il Fornello - Danforth
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Il Fornello - Danforth

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ilfornello.com/
  • Phone: 4164662931
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:30 am - 3:00 pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 5:00 pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizzeria
  • Executive Chef: Ryan Kowalyk
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Carlaw
  • Public Transit: We are located one and a half blocks west of Pape subway station on Danforth
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Good street parking all around and a green P parking lot just north of us off Carlaw Ave
A word from Il Fornello - Danforth
Neighbourhood restaurant, cozy, friendly staff, casual, bar seating, private booth seating and groups. Cuisine is rustic italian, neopolitan style pizzas baked in our wood burning oven, house made pastas + desserts, good selection of antipasti + insalatas. Mains include veal marsala + braised lamb shank + a sustainable fish of the day. Join us for a drink we have a very good affordable wine list. Weekend brunch featuring lemon ricotta French toast, breakfast pizza + traditional egg dishes.
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Il Fornello - Danforth reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Neighbourhood Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/24/2012
    Great food. Great service. It's always a pleasure to dine at this Il Fornello. Our server, Liisa was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • book for summerlicious but
    taibpo
    Dined on 7/22/2012
    book for summerlicious but was told no summerlicious menu on sunday....day I book!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent meal; wonderful
    Mememe
    Dined on 7/21/2012
    Excellent meal; wonderful service. Really great evening.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Menu was more limited than
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/13/2012
    Menu was more limited than what I remembered, the atmosphere was great and the staff were very friendly and attentive. My dinner was ordered incorrectly, which I made due with..however, it was given to me complimentary due to the mix up. i would recommend this place to others as I enjoyed the surroundings and the meals were of adequate size.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We visit this restaurant every
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/20/2012
    We visit this restaurant every week or so and are always happy with the consistent quality of service and food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was great and we
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/31/2012
    The food was great and we got it quickly. However, we had to ask for bread and for more water and the bill was a long time coming. Don't go if you are in a hurry.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food, prompt and
    Sermonator
    Dined on 5/25/2012
    Excellent food, prompt and friendly service, reasonably priced. Italian donut dessert a treat. Will be back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was great, patio was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/25/2012
    Food was great, patio was great, took my mom for a birthday lunch and we stayed for a couple hours. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service was just ok, nothing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/12/2012
    Service was just ok, nothing special. Pizza was good, appetizers weren't great (calamari batter had no taste and wasn't browned enough). Since the restaurant was so loud due to all the guests, there was very low or no music in the background so the restaurant felt very much like a loud cafeteria with no mood or ambience.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great homemade pasta and best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/30/2012
    Great homemade pasta and best creme brulee in the east end!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Every time I have eaten at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/27/2012
    Every time I have eaten at your restaurant I've enjoyed the food immensely. I especially like your Creme Brule - it's the best I've every eaten!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great girls brunch get-together!
    Goldilocks93
    Dined on 4/15/2012
    I met with three of my girlfriends (and one with a 2 year old little girl) for Sunday brunch and had a wonderful experience. The restaurant itself seems brighter and much more spacious than other locations I’ve been to. The staff were very accommodating and friendly (even when the 2 year old decided to make several dashes for the entrance door!) There was a nice selection on the brunch menu and everyone enjoyed their meals. The manager was very welcoming as well and checked in on us often to make sure everything was up to par. Probably one of the best Il Fornello locations I’ve been to.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Found restaurant way too noisy.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/13/2012
    Found restaurant way too noisy. Food was good, service was excellent.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service! Friendly staff.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/7/2012
    Great service! Friendly staff. Fresh salad ingredients ( every last green was edible). Gluten free offerings were much appreciated. Generous portions. The noise level was a bit high, but some would call that 'energetic'.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was way overpriced with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/10/2012
    It was way overpriced with respect to the quality of the food. It will be added to my list of the "never to return restaurant"
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The restaurant has a nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/19/2012
    The restaurant has a nice atmosphere and is kid-friendly, but the food is overpriced for what you get. Even the kids menu is pricey for what you get. Service was really good though, just the food was average at high prices.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Make sure you go on a night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 12/26/2011
    Make sure you go on a night when Alec Graham is cooking. He is amazing! He adds a personal flare to what could be very basic Italian fare.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We went for my birthday dinner,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/30/2011
    We went for my birthday dinner, all the food (pizzas are always great) from starters to desserts was really good. I had a steak and it was perfectly cooked and really tasty with a side of gnocchi. I really like this place it is a great restaurant, very good value for the money. Our server was great and had a great sense about when we needed something. Thanks, it was a special night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate