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Il Fornaro

#5,538 of 7,073 Restaurants in Toronto
₹₹ - ₹₹₹Italian, Pizza
1954 Avenue Rd, Toronto, Ontario M5M 4A1, Canada
+1 416-782-0505
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good13%
  • Average26%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible31%
4 weeks ago
“Dud on Avenue Rd”
25 Nov 2017
“No wonder the restaurant was empty!”
Closed Now
Italian, Pizza
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
1954 Avenue Rd, Toronto, Ontario M5M 4A1, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate at II Forano this weekend and were far from impressed with the food. Salads were void of flavor and the pasta was mediocre at best. The tomato sauce was bland and lacked any flavor. The salmon was a large portion but over cooked....More

Thank Brenda S
Reviewed 26 November 2017

When we arrived we noticed that the restaurant was not busy? We were seated promptly however waited a long time until the waiter brought us water and asked if we wanted anything to drink. Considering the restaurant was not full, the service was extremely slow....More

Thank TheStarr
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

First time coming to Il Fornaro and it was pretty good. We had the white pizza, which was really good, the calamari was okay and we also had the lobster linguini with mussels and scallops, it was good but felt that could've been better. Service...More

Thank Alexandra M
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Typically we go to Il Fornaro for the pizza, which is certainly the best in the neighbourhood. A great selection of toppings will make anyone happy.

Thank Maris L
Reviewed 28 May 2017

There wasn't anything terrible about our experience, but it certainly wasn't memorable anything memorable and we left feeling slightly disappointed. The service was bland, our server had zero personality. We ordered their specialty salad (with avocado) for $12 and it was so disappointing. The saddest...More

Thank StillHoneymooners20
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Food took 1.5 hours after ordering pizza that was cold. Wood burning oven was broken so they had to cook it in their kitchen oven. My pizza was luke warm and inedible. The owner Nancy refused to speak with us about the poor food quality...More

Thank AndreaS45155019
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Poor service, the folks that worked there did not show any patience and did not appear that they were happy in serving. Food was not bad, the service was awful and makes you not to go back. We are done, will never go back and...More

Thank Bile H
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We order from here and typically get the same dishes. The food is good and delivery is usually within the hour. Once in awhile, the deivery takes a long long time and I expect it is because the restaurant gets busy in-house. we have never...More

Thank CEM2005
Reviewed 11 December 2016

We have often ordered in from Il Fornaro - their dinners are usually tasty with good variety for our entire family. Today, our food arrived 1.5 hours after we ordered it AND it was stone cold. We had to throw out all the bread, including...More

Thank Darryl R
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

We went in November and loved it so we went back in December and loved it again. Between the two visits we've had 4 appetizers smoked salmon bruschetta twice and the garden salad all amazing. For our meals we have the linguini pescatori the veal...More

Thank Sean D
North York
North York is one of Toronto's most culturally diverse
neighborhoods. Home to a number of cultural events
throughout the year that celebrate the city's varied
ethnic communities, it's always worthwhile to see
what's going on in the area. Its cross-section of
inhabitants include students and long-time residents,
giving North York an eclectic feeling of being both
local and international. Extremely family-friendly,
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 29 - US$ 31
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1954 Avenue Rd, Toronto, Ontario M5M 4A1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > North York
  • Neighbourhood: North York
  • Phone Number: +1 416-782-0505
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Wood oven pizza and traditional Italian cuisine
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