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About Il Fornello - Danforth

IL FORNELLO 576 Danforth Ave. is the “Go-To” spot on The Danforth for casual, Italian fare. IL FORNELLO introduced Toronto to Wood-Fired Pizzas and still makes the best Pizzas in the neighbourhood, from the classic Margherita to the popular Pepperoni to the gourmet Fig. The cozy dining room with booth and banquette seating has a wood burning pizza oven as a focal point and whether enjoying a quick pizza at the bar or a full course dinner with the family, the friendly staff will make your experience special. Although the Pizza shines, the Appetizers, Salads, Mains and Desserts all deserve consideration. Favourites include Eggplant Parmigiana, Braised Lamb Shank, Beet & Arugula Salad and the Weekend Brunch features Eggs Prosciutto and a Breakfast Pizza with a egg on top! The Wine & Spirits list is extensive and affordably priced with international wines and local and Italian draught beer. Vegetarians will find lots to enjoy and there are gluten-free pizza and pasta options available.

576 Danforth Ave.
Toronto, ON M4k1R1
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Pizzeria

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Dinner: Nightly: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:30 am - 3:00 pm;

Cross Street:
Carlaw

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(416) 466-2931

Website:
http://ilfornello.com/locations/danforth/

Parking Details:
Good street parking all around and a green P parking lot just north of us off Carlaw Ave

Public Transit:
We are located one and a half blocks west of Pape subway station on Danforth

Additional:
Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Il Fornello - Danforth Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (11)
Casual (10)
Good for Groups (9)
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Good for a Date (9)
Fun (8)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Kid-friendly (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Business Meals (5)
Cozy (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
People Watching (5)
Great for Brunch (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Authentic (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Healthy (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Romantic (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Live Sports (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

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

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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food5
ambience4
service4
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·Dined on July 18, 2017

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

Tags: Tasting Menu, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 14, 2017

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

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food4
ambience2
service4
value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 27, 2017

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.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Casual
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food5
ambience5
service3
value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 26, 2017

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.

Tags: Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Fun, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Authentic, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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food4
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service5
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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 20, 2017

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

Tags: Business Meals, People Watching, Tasting Menu, Fun, Hot Spot, Casual, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Disabled Access
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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food4
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service4
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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Cozy
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on May 22, 2017

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.

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food2
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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 22, 2017

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

Tags: Casual
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food4
ambience3
service3
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 (Toronto)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Great service and food

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups
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food5
ambience4
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 (Toronto)·Dined on April 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch
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food5
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service4
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 (Toronto)·Dined on April 22, 2017

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

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Authentic, Casual
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food4
ambience5
service4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 22, 2017

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 !

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Cozy, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Spicy, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Paleo Friendly, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Gluten Free Options, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Live Sports, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Vegan
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