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576 Danforth Ave, Toronto, Ontario M4K 1R1, Canada
+1 416-466-2931
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good51%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (4 reviews)
“pizza” (24 reviews)
“bruschetta” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
576 Danforth Ave, Toronto, Ontario M4K 1R1, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is great if your looking for an easy place to hit up for dinner. My go to's are either the pizzas, mussels, meat balls or bruschetta, which are always great. I've only ever gone to the Danforth location and have had no complaints.

Thank 1traveleatrelax1
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

There are more than one Il Fornello inToronto and the GTA but I had to tag only one. This group of really great Italian restaurants have been in business for over 20 years and you only achieve this by being great. Super creative pizza's and...More

1  Thank alajam
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

If you like east side marios you may like this place. This is not a place for foodies, however. I think my lasagna was microwaved. Garbage. Many many decent Itailian places in Toronto. This is not one of them...We ate at the one on Danforth....More

Thank Andrewchedore
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Had a reservation for 15 people for my birthday. Both our waitresses were very friendly but it took almost 30 mins to come see if we were ready to take our orders. We had to wait about 45 mins to actually receive our food. I...More

1  Thank jennnny26
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Good size restaurant with nice ambiance located in busy restaurant area on the Danforth. Our Caesar Salads were well made with fresh cold lettuce and just the right amount of dressing. Our Rigatoni Bolognese was a big bowl filled with pasta and with just the...More

1  Thank Sam J
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Il Fornello means the oven, or stove, in Italian. In Italy, hand built Brick pizza ovens are king in pizzerias and sometimes are the most expensive piece of equipment in a pizzeria. Here, this is no different and you can taste the difference. The ovens...More

1  Thank Joe S
Reviewed 15 September 2016

I have two young girls, and our family loves going to Il Fornello. Great food, reasonable prices, great decor. The food is slightly more upscale than your typical family Italian restaurant, but still reachable. They have tons of choices so even picky eaters (like mine)...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

A great spot to have dinner with the family. Lots of options to please the crowd. Service was semi-prompt and food arrived as ordered.

1  Thank Bmc123Toronto
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

I ordered the fried zucchini for an app, it was dry and very bland. No flavor . Then my main was the lasagna. The flavor was ok but microwave lasagna, seriously? I had ordered using Ubereats. Delivery service was great but the food sucked to...More

1  Thank Dave A
Reviewed 10 June 2016

It was a very hot Saturday in June on the Danforth so we snagged a patio table and had brunch. We were served quickly and politely. Eggs Benedict arrived hot with a generous fresh fruit salad. No mushy, old leftovers here. The arugula and beet...More

1  Thank Rivergirl1
East End
The East End is an eclectic amalgamation of areas that
team up to make this district one of the most
multi-faceted and alluring. Home to Toronto's LGBT
community hub, Gay Village is alive and pumping day or
night with friendly bars, nightclubs, and cafes – its
thumb is on the pulse of excitement. For a more
relaxed day, the East End has the largest collection
of restored Victorian homes, and its stately streets,
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 13 - USD 22
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 576 Danforth Ave, Toronto, Ontario M4K 1R1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > East End
  • Neighbourhood: East End
  • Phone Number: +1 416-466-2931
Once the bastion of Greek cuisine, “Greektown” has evolved to the point where you can now enjoy some of the best Italian fare the city has to offer at IL FORNELLO on the Danforth. Enjoy a glass of wine and a wood-oven baked pizza on our spacious summer patio or bring the family for the popular Weekend Brunch.
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