Il Fornello on King
We are pretty regular dinnersWe are pretty regular dinners here because of the proximity to Roy Thompson Hall. It is probably the healthiest and reasonably priced for the neighborhood. Hostess always nice reception.
(1)when 6 of us order the same fish dish there seems to be no potion control - we get all different sizes and weight. This has happened more than once.
(2)since we do eat here and at the Bayview Village location we would really enjoy greater additions to the menu. It seems to be the same for months on end. It could drive us to somewhere else just for the variety.11/3/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was a busy night with anIt was a busy night with an event being on at Roy Thomson Hall and a very large corporate group dining (50 people) in the restaurant. I made a reservation. When I arrived they wanted to seat us at the back of the restaurant near the kitchen. I dislike sitting near a busy open kitchen and asked for a table closer to the front. They accommodated me and placed us at a great table. We had a nice meal and had a great waiter. When I went to the washroom and saw where they had wanted to place us I was shocked. It was in the nastiest spot ever. Kitchen staff and anyone going to the washrooms would have moved by our table. My only suggestion would be to never sit anyone in those back tables. It would be a horrible dining experience.9/4/2013 12:00:00 AMDining a pleasureVery popular location - reservations almost a must. Staff polite and welcoming. Service very good with a smile. Wine list most acceptable and the menu offers an interesting variety of Italian classics.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMBefore Theatre Place to DineThe location, close to the theatre and Roy Thomson Hall, is easy to find and the dining experience accommodates many people in a short period of time. We did not feel rushed and the food was yummy. There were a few things on the menu that were "outside the box", enough to make the dining experience both memorable and affordable.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was served quickly andFood was served quickly and was very good.The service is just what the theatregoer needs. Menu has many excellent choices.
Atmosphere was upbeat.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMFriendly atmosphereGreat for theatre goers. NO. 1 waiters and waitresses. It's my choice on King St.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGoing to the theatreFood is always good and consistent. Our favorite place to eat when going to the theatre. Need a reservation, as usually busy.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good serviceService was prompt and professional. Food was very good. Bruschetta to start was tasty, chicken capri was perfectly cooked and well presented and the pizza was excellent. Food came at right tempurature in a timely manner, and the server kept our water glasses topped up without us even asking - very rare in Toronto restaurants. Definitely recommend this location to a friend.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was just fine. ServerFood was just fine. Server was excellent - attentive and timely. Didn't mind separate bills including splitting a litre of wine between bills. Noise level for pre-theatre dining is not conducive to conversation.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWindow seatSat overlooking the street. Too bad weather wasn't better as it would have been that much better. Still quite a lot going on with Roy Thomson Hall across the street.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMBEFORE THEATRE diningThis is a great spot to dine at prior to the theatre. Menu Selection is very good and service is geared towards the Theatre goer.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMBusiness LunchI met business colleagues at Il Fornello for lunch recently and had a great experience. The waiter was sensitive to the fact that we were discussing business issues and waited to interupt us to take the order and deliver the food. And, the food, as always, was delicious!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMFarewell Lunch DateThis place was a great choice to have a lunch date with my fellow employees to say farewell to one of our own. The set price menu made ordering easy with the fair pricing and we ended up with a tasty meal. The wood oven pizza was a hit amongst our group. They were surprisingly large, even after ordering from the set menu. Most of us were able to pack up our leftovers to enjoy again later. It was a great location and we sat in an area with a great city view. The service was quick, we were always refreshed with water. I liked that the servers waited until we were done our appetizers before giving us our main. That time in between is essential. I would definitely visit Il Fornello again, with or without my colleagues!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMBefore a showFriendly, good service, everyone enjoyed their meal.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWe always have a great mealWe always have a great meal at Il Fornello on King and the wait staff are particularly good - friendly and professional and they don't act as if they are doing you a favour by waiting on you as some restaurant staff in toronto are known for (and thus we have learned to avoid these locations). The staff work hard to turn the tables in a friedly way for those of us who have a theatre or TSO to attend.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGood Value!!Tasty food and lots of it. We were stuffed so never got to the dessert menu. Get there early for dinner (5:30) because it fills up fast.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMA great restaurant to haveA great restaurant to have a meal before the theatre or musical concert since concert hall and theatres are close by. Reservations are a must but worth the effort so you won't be turned away at the door or have a long wait.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMRest Staff accommodated ourRest Staff accommodated our early arrival.......Head waiter was professional and funny to boot....food was good and timely....wine list needs to be expanded upon....we were not rushed which was unexpected since it appeared most people were going to Roy Thomson Hall and tables were at a premium (line ups present)....this was not our first time here and it will not be our last!!!4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat spot to get you outGreat spot to get you out the door and to the
theatre on time.3/4/2013 12:00:00 AMvery convenient for dinnervery convenient for dinner prior to symphony at RTH right across the street in the Entertainment District.. excellent service, good food,2/4/2013 12:00:00 AMFor me it is a comfortableFor me it is a comfortable friendly place to dine. I like the food and I know I will get out on time to go to the theatre. the staff are friendly and helpful. the price is reasonable.1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM