In Italy “pizza a legna” (wood-fired pizza) is available everywhere, but it wasn’t until IL FORNELLO opened their first Toronto restaurant and offered this authentic style of Neapolitan, thin crust pizza that Torontonians were able to experience pizza the way it was meant to be prepared, baked and enjoyed.

But Italians are passionate and proud of all of the fantastic, rustic dishes they love and we are too, so we offer much more than just “Toronto’s Best Pizza”. At IL FORNELLO we believe that simple, fresh ingredients, prepared and cooked with love and passion become truly great dishes, from pizza to pasta to entrées and more.

And Italians don’t just “eat” their food they know how to enjoy the complete dining experience. At IL FORNELLO we strive to serve our exceptional food in an environment with a friendly and welcoming neighbourhood feel, inspired by the “Italian table” where people relax, share and enjoy their meal and each other’s company.

Il Fornello Pasta
Il Fornello Pizza Oven

We pride ourselves on being accessible and affordable, a place where everyone is welcome and everyone feels comfortable. And although we respect and follow the tenets of authentic Italian cuisine, we also respect the wishes of our guests so we will gladly accommodate special requests when we can.

In short, it’s passion that defines IL FORNELLO.
Passion for our food
Passion for pleasing our guests
Passion for being your neighbourhood Italian restaurant

IL FORNELLO was not only the first restaurant to bring wood-oven baked pizza to Ontario, we were also the first to offer alternative options for customers with special dietary needs like gluten-free pasta and pizza crusts, to offer menu items created from 100% local ingredients and we were the first restaurant chain the be listed as one of the Top Ten Restaurants by Zagat Guide.

Il Fornello Food