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Antipasti

ZUPPA DEL GIORNO
Please ask your server 7.25

OLIVES
Warm marinated black & green olives with crostini 7.50

BRUSCHETTA POMODORO
Grilled baguette topped with olive oil, garlic, tomatoes, basil 9.25

MEATBALL APPETIZER
Four house-made, wood-oven baked, ground beef and ricotta meatballs with pomodoro sauce, stracciatella cheese, basil oil, grilled bread 15.25

CALAMARI GRIGLIA ALLA PUTTANESCA
Grilled calamari, tomatoes, black olives, capers, lemon, olive oil 13.95

GARLIC BREAD
Wood-oven baked baguette, herbed garlic butter 6.95
add mozzarella 2.35

MUSSELS
In a spicy tomato broth 14.95

PROSCIUTTO & PIAVE
Prosciutto and piave cheese with crostini, fresh pear 12.75

ANTIPASTO
Prosciutto, sopressata, pecorino, grana padano, warm olives, crostini 22.25

 

INSALATE

add to any salad: 4 oz. chicken breast 6.15 / salmon 10.15 / steak 19.95 / anchovies 2.15

INSALATA ROMA
Mixed greens, chèvre, toasted walnuts, roasted red peppers, balsamic vinaigrette 9.95 / 14.95

INSALATA MISTA
Mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, balsamic vinaigrette 9.75 / 13.95

INSALATA CESARE
Crispy romaine, creamy caesar dressing, shaved parmigiana, croutons 9.75 / 14.95

INSALATA DI BARBABIETOLE
Beets, chèvre, arugula, balsamic vinaigrette 13.95

 

PASTA

add to any pasta: smoked salmon 4.15 / crumbled spicy Italian sausage 4.15 / chicken 4.15 / shrimp 4.15
substitute: gluten-free pasta add 2.25

LINGUINI DI MARE
Shrimp, bay scallops, calamari, mussels in a light olive oil tomato sauce 20.95

LINGUINI POLLO PESTO
Grilled chicken, pesto, cream, roasted cherry tomatoes 18.95

RIGATONI BOLOGNESE
Rigatoni mezzi, traditional tomato and braised beef sauce 18.95

PENNE CAPRI
Grilled chicken, mushrooms, spinach, cherry tomatoes, white wine, garlic, grana padano 19.95

CANNELLONI FORMAGGIO
Ricotta & spinach filled cannelloni, mushrooms and cream finished with tomato sauce, parmesan, mozzarella 18.95

PAPPARDELLE SALSICCIA
Crumbled spicy Italian sausage, cherry tomatoes, caramelized onions, olive oil garlic sauce finished with pecorino and arugula 18.95

PENNE ALLA NORMA
Eggplant, cherry tomatoes, chillies, garlic, red wine tomato sauce, finished with ricotta salata 18.75

SPAGHETTI CARBONARA
Leeks, pancetta. prosciutto cotto, egg, black pepper, white wine, cream, parmesan 18.95

FETTUCCINE ALFREDO
White wine, cream and butter sauce, parmesan 17.95

GNOCCHI GORGONZOLA
House made gnocchi in a gorgonzola cream sauce with toasted walnuts 18.85

SPAGHETTINI POMODORO
Pomodoro sauce, fresh basil 15.45

SPAGHETTI & MEATBALLS
House made beef and ricotta meatballs, pomodoro sauce, basil 18.85

 

mains

add seasonal vegetables 5.15

CHICKEN PARMIGIANA
Breaded chicken scaloppine, tomato sauce, mozzarella and parmesan, linguini pomodoro 21.85

STEAK & GNOCCHI
8 oz New York striploin served with gnocchi in a gorgonzola cream sauce, toasted walnuts 31.50

LAMB SHANK
Braised Ontario lamb shank with pan jus and garlic mashed potatoes 23.75

ATLANTIC SALMON
Pan seared Atlantic salmon with crispy fingerling potatoes, sautéed spinach, fish velouté and fine herbs with a lemon caper aioli 24.65

CHICKEN ASIAGO
Chicken breast filled with spinach, caramelized onions and asiago with honey mustard cream sauce, garlic mash, seasonal vegetables 22.95

 

Neapolitan Style Pizza

multigrain crust add 2.25 / gluten-free crust add 3.35

PIZZA QUATTRO STAGIONI
Pomodoro sauce, fior di latte, ¼ topped with spicy salami, ¼ with artichoke hearts, ¼ with green olives, ¼ with mushrooms 16.95

PIZZA PROSCIUTTO
Pomodoro sauce, fior di latte, prosciutto, olive oil dressed arugula & shaved grana padano 17.95

PIZZA SALSICCIA ITALIANA
Pomodoro sauce, fior di latte, crumbled spicy Italian sausage, caramelized onions, roasted red peppers 17.95

PIZZA DIAVOLO
Pomodoro sauce, fior di latte, spicy salami, basil, chillies, black olives 16.95

PIZZA FUNGHI
Whipped herbed & lemon ricotta, taleggio, fior di latte, mushrooms, spinach, olive oil 17.95

PIZZA MARGHERITA
Pomodoro sauce, fior di latte, basil 15.25

PIZZA BUFALINA
Pomodoro sauce, mozzarella di bufala, basil 17.65

 

IL FORNELLO Classic Pizza

multigrain crust add 2.25 / gluten-free crust add 3.35

PIZZA POLLO “BBQ”
Pomodoro sauce, mozzarella, slow roasted chicken, chipotle BBQ sauce, roasted red pepper, charred red onions 15.95

PIZZA PEPPERONI
Pomodoro sauce, mozzarella, cured pepperoni 15.15

PIZZA SALMONE
Smoked salmon, mozzarella, panna di cucina (mascarpone cream), arugula, lemon 18.50

PIZZA MELANZANE
Pomodoro sauce, ricotta di bufala, sautéed spinach, eggplant, oven roasted tomatoes, mozzarella 16.95

PIZZA PESTO & MOZZARELLA FRESCA
Pesto, fior di latte mozzarella, oven roasted tomatoes 15.95

PIZZA FICHI
Mascarpone, prosciutto, figs, grano padano, honey, arugula 18.25

PIZZA GORGONZOLA
Olive oil, gorgonzola, red wine poached pears, caramelized onions, walnuts, arugula 18.25

Our $18 Prix Fixe Lunch Menu and Mini Pizza Specials are available on weekdays.

 

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PRIX FIXE LUNCH $18

11:30 – 4:00
tax & gratuity extra

 

FIRST COURSE

choice of

ZUPPA DEL GIORNO
Please ask your server

INSALATA
Baby arugula, spinach, shaved apple, radish and toasted pecans with a maple balsamic dressing

 

SECOND COURSE

choice of

PIZZA DIAVOLO
Tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, spicy salami, basil, black olives

PIZZA MARGHERITA
Tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, basil

PIZZA MELANZANE
Tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, eggplant, basil, cherry tomatoes

INSALATA SALMON NIZZARDA
Roasted salmon on baby arugula with green beans, carrots, potatoes, olives, egg and a citrus dressing

POLLO PANINO
Lightly fried chicken breast, cabbage slaw, chilli aioli on a milk bun

RISOTTO
Slowly cooked arborio rice with roasted root vegetables and parmesan

CANNELLONI FORMAGGIO
Ricotta and spinach filled cannelloni, mushrooms and cream finished with pomodoro sauce, parmesan, and mozzarella

 

PICCOLO PIZZAS

Mini Pizza with side Caesar or Mixed Greens Salad 14.95

PIZZETTA PESTO
Basil pesto, fior di latte, cherry tomatoes *contains nuts

PIZZETTA MEATBALL
Pomodoro sauce, house made ricotta & beef meatballs, parmesan

PIZZETTA FUNGHI
Whipped herbed & lemon ricotta, taleggio, fior di latte, mushrooms, spinach, olive oil

PIZZETTA PEPPERONI
Pomodoro sauce, mozzarella, cured pepperoni

PIZZETTA DEL GIORNO
Please ask about today’s feature pizza

 

PICCOLO VINO

Enjoy a 4 oz. glass of wine with lunch 6.25

STRACCALI CHIANTI DOCG ‘15
Giulio Straccali, Toscana, Italia
Deep ruby red / floral, cherry, sweet spice aromasmedium-bodied / well balanced / dry finish

OGGI BOTTER PINOT GRIGIO ’15 
Casa Vinicola, Veneto, Italia
Pale straw colour / floral and green apple aromasdry and light / crisp citrus finish

 

FEATURE COCKTAIL

AMARETTO SOUR
Amaretto Disaronno and fresh lime juice 8.00

 

FEATURE DRAUGHT

STEAM WHISTLE PILSNER
12 oz 5.25 / 20 oz 7.75 / 60 oz 21.00

Our Dinner Additions change regularly according to the seasonal availability of ingredients.

 

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SOUP OF THE DAY
Please ask your server P/A

INSALATA SALMON NIZZARDA
Pan roasted salmon fillet on baby arugula with green beans, carrots, potatoes, olives, egg and a citrus dressing 19.00

RISOTTO
Slowly cooked arborio rice with roasted root vegetables and parmesan 19.00

PAPPARDELLE STEFANO
Broad noodle pasta with slowly braised short ribs in tomato sauce 24.95

PIZZA MELANZANE
Tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, eggplant, basil, cherry tomatoes 15.00

 

PICCOLO VINO

Enjoy a 4 oz. glass of wine with dinner 6.25

STRACCALI CHIANTI DOCG ‘15 Giulio Straccali, Toscana, Italia
Deep ruby red / floral, cherry, sweet spice aromas medium-bodied / well balanced / dry finish

OGGI BOTTER PINOT GRIGIO ’15 Casa Vinicola, Veneto, Italia
Pale straw colour / floral and green apple aromasdry and light / crisp citrus finish

 

FEATURE COCKTAIL

AMARETTO SOUR
Amaretto Disaronno and fresh lime juice 8.00

 

FEATURE DRAUGHT

STEAM WHISTLE PILSNER
12 oz 5.25 / 20 oz 7.75 / 60 oz 21.00

Our Prix Fixe Theatre Menu is part of the Mirvish Dinner / Theatre Package available at Mirvish Packages. Enjoy live theatre and dinner at IL FORNELLO.

 

First Course

choice of

ZUPPA DEL GIORNO
Please ask your server for today’s soup

INSALATA ROMA
Mixed greens, roasted red peppers, chèvre, toasted walnuts, balsamic vinaigrette

INSALATA CESARE
Crispy romaine, creamy caesar dressing, parmesan, croutons

 

Second Course

choice of

PIZZA SALSICCIA ITALIANA
Pomodoro sauce, fior di latte, crumbled spicy Italian sausage, caramelized onions, roasted red peppers

PENNA ALLA NORMA
Eggplant, cherry tomatoes, chillies, garlic/red wine/tomato sauce, finished with ricotta salata

CHICKEN PARMIGIANA
Breaded chicken scaloppine, tomato sauce, mozzarella and parmesan with linguini pomodoro

PIZZA GORGONZOLA
Gorgonzola, pears, caramelized onions, walnuts, arugula

RIGATONI BOLOGNESE
Rigatoni mezzi, traditional tomato and braised beef ragu

ATLANTIC SALMON
Pan seared Atlantic salmon, lemon caper aioli, fingerling potatoes, vegetables

STEAK & GNOCCHI
for an additional $10
8 oz New York striploin served with gnocchi in a gorgonzola cream sauce, toasted walnuts

 

Dessert

choice of

CHEESECAKE
Baked cheesecake with graham cracker crust and seasonal topping

PANNA COTTA
Vanilla panna cotta with a raspberry, cranberry compote

SORBET
Blood orange from Gelato Fresco (dairy free)

 

piccolo vino

Enjoy a 4 oz. glass of wine with dinner 5.00

CHIANTI ’14, Straccali, Toscano, Italia
Ruby colour / spicy aromas / cherry & raspberry palate / medium bodied

OGGI BOTTER PINOT GRIGIO ’15, Casa Vinicola, Veneto, Italia
Pale straw colour / floral & green apple aromas / dry & light / crisp citrus finish

 

piccolo BIRRA

Enjoy a 12 oz. draught with dinner 5.00

STEAM WHISTLE PILSNER
Brewed with only spring water & non-GMO malted barley, hops and yeast.

We offer a wide selection of international wines as well as bottled and draught beers, cocktails and spirits.

 

martinis

12.25
(3 oz.) with skyy vodka // grey goose add $3.00

PERA // vodka, brandy, pear liqueur, pear nectar

FRENCH // vodka, chambord, pineapple juice, fresh lime juice

POMTINI // vodka, pomegranate juice, lime juice, red passionfruit liqueur

HENDRICKS // cucumber infused gin, noilly prat

SOUR APPLE // vodka, sour apple liqueur, lime juice

 

cocktails

8.75
(1.25 oz.) skyy vodka // grey goose or belvedere vodka add $3

AMARETTO SOUR // amaretto disaronno, lime juice, twist of lime

VENETIAN SUNSET // prosecco, orange juice, Aperol

GOLD MARGARITA // tequila gold, triple sec, lime juice over ice

ITALIAN BREEZE // white rum, amaretto, cranberry juice, pineapple juice

LIMONCINO // skyy vodka, limoncello, o. j., soda, cranberry juice

BLUE LIMONATA // skyy vodka, soda, lemonade, splash of blue curaçao

BELLINI COCKTAIL  9.00 // sparkling wine, peach nectar

 

champagne/sparkling

PROSECCO VINO DEI POETI, Distilleria Botega, Veneto, Italia
5oz 9.00 // 750ml 40.99

MOET & CHANDON BRUT, White Star, Champagne, France 120.00

VEUVE CLICQUOT PONSARDIN BRUT, White Star, Champagne, France 120.00

vino della casa

BIANCO E ROSSO
Our house wine selection changes regularly, please ask your server.
6 oz 8.25 // ¼ litre 12.10 // ½litre 23.40 // litre 43.00

 

vino rosso – glass

CABERNET SAUVIGNON ’15, Robert Mondavi, California
Deep garnet red with aromas of wild red berry & cassis. A well balanced wine with fresh fruit flavour and soft tannins.
6 oz 9.25 // ¼ litre 13.75 // ½litre 27.00 // 750ml 38.00

CAMPOFIORIN (RIPASSO) ’13, Masi, Veneto, Italia
Ruby red in colour, this wine has a complex nose of plums, prunes, leather, cinnamon spice and violets. Dry and medium- to full-bodied with generous fruit on the palate.
6 oz 9.75 // ¼ litre 14.25 // ½litre 28.00 // 750ml 42.00

SHIRAZ ’16, Obikwa, South Africa
Medium bodied with aromas of blackcurrant, cherry cola and herbal spices with ripe black berries, leather, campfire smoke and green pepper on the palate.
6 oz 9.25 // ¼ litre 13.75 // ½litre 27.00 // 750ml 38.00

MERLOT ’15, Stone Cellars, Beringer California
Medium red violet colour with aromas of sweet vanilla, black cherry and plum jam. It is a dry, medium-bodied merlot with a soft velvety structure, a sweet fruit centre and a light spicy finish.
6 oz 9.25 // ¼ litre 13.75 // ½litre 27.00 // 750ml 38.00

CHIANTI VERNAIOLO DOCG ’15, Rocca Delle Macie, Toscana, Italia
Deep ruby red with floral, cherry and sweet spice aromas. Dry, medium bodied and well balanced with tart cherry and spice flavours and a dry finish.
6 oz 9.25 // ¼ litre 13.75 // ½litre 27.00 // 750ml 38.00

MALBEC ’15, Argento, Mendoza, Argentina
Bright ruby red colour with fresh raspberry, cherry, sweet plum compote and milk chocolate aromas with hints of violets and herbs. Dry, medium-bodied with balanced acidity and silky tannins supporting flavours of ripe black fruits.
6 oz 8.50 // ¼ litre 12.50 // ½litre 24.00 // 750ml 35.00

 

vino bianco – glass

CHARDONNAY ’15, Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi, California
A bright, pale lemon hued chardonnay with aromas of ripe apple and pear with hints of oak and vanilla on the palate.
6 oz 10.25 // ¼ litre 15.00 // ½litre 29.00 // 750ml 38.00

PINOT GRIGIO ’15, Casa Vinicola, Veneto, Italia
A pale straw colour with floral, citrus and green apple aromas, this wine is dry and light bodied with a crisp citrus finish.
6 oz 8.50 // ¼ litre 12.50 // ½litre 24.00 // 750ml 35.00

Sauvignon blanc ’16, White Cliff, New Zealand
Clear bright yellow, light floral notes with gooseberry, grass and citrus
aromas, extra dry, medium body, mouth filling and fruit flavour with a crisp finish.
6 oz 9.50 // ¼ litre 14.00 // ½litre 27.50 // 750ml 41.00

RIESLING (semi-dry) VQA ’15, Vineland Estates, Niagara, Ontario
Medium straw colour with delicate floral, citrus and apple peach aromas and peach and citrusy flavours. Light-bodied, medium dry with crisp acidity.
6 oz 9.25 // ¼ litre 13.75 // ½litre 27.00 // 750ml 38.00

 

vino rose – glass

ROSE VQA, ’16, Henry of Pelham, Niagara
Light strawberry in colour with aromas of red berries and cherry skins on the nose with the berry and cherry flavours following through on the dry, fresh finish.
6 oz 8.50 // ¼ litre 12.50 // ½litre 24.00 // 750ml 35.00

 

vino rosso

BRUNELLO di MONTALCINO ’11, Carione, Toscano, Italia 89.00
Deep garnet colour with aromas of dried fruit, blackberry, pepper, leather and cigar tobacco. Extra-dry and full-bodied with bright acidity, flavours of stone fruit, leather and earth. Firm tannins and a long finish long.

COSTASERA AMARONE ’11, Masi, Veneto, Italia 110.00
Deep ruby in colour with rich plum and cherry aromas and flavours with hints of chocolate and spice, this full-bodied amarone has a firm, long finish.

CHIANTI CLASSICO, ’14, Antinori Pèppoli, Toscano, Italia 62.00
Medium bodied, ripe and fruity with black currant, damson and gentle hints of coconut and chocolate. Pair with pizza, cured meats or our Rigatoni Bolognese.

VALPOLICELLA RIPASSO DOC “IL SESTANTE” ’14, Tommasi, Veneto, Italia 48.00
A rich, elegant and delicious ripasso that is robust with lots of fruit, earth and spice tones.

CABERNET SAUVIGNON ’14, Beringer Estates, Knights Valley, California 105.00
Exhibiting aromas of spices, lavender and cocoa with blackberry, tobacco and pink pepper flavours on the palate, approachable tannins and a rich finish.

ZINFANDEL ’14, Ravenswood, Sonoma Valley, California 54.00
Raspberries , blueberries and black cherries spring forth to create a full throttle, full flavoured wine balanced with supple tannins and a long finish.

CABERNET SAUVIGNON ’13, Liberty School, California 58.00
This popular cab exhibits aromas of black cherry, plum and violets and subtle flavours of strawberry and allspice. An approachable fruit driven wine with firm yet supple tannins, ideal for a variety of food pairings.

SHIRAZ ’15 Red Knot, Australia 54.00
Deep ruby/garnet in colour, black cherry, vanilla and spicy oak aromas, dry, full bodied with berry and spice flavours and balanced acidity with soft lingering tannins in a medium long finish.

PINOT NOIR ’15, Kim Crawford, Marlborough, New Zealand 47.00
This refreshing cool climate pinot noir from New Zealand offers classic flavours of black cherry, raspberry and earthy notes.

MALBEC ’15, Kaiken, Mendoza, Argentina 48.00
Aging in oak barrels gives this malbec intense, dark fruit flavours, aromas of spice and vanilla and soft tannins.

BACO NOIR VQA ’15, Henry of Pelham, Short Hills Bench, Ontario 38.00
Ruby red with ripe blackberry and plum aromas with coffee, cedar and smokey notes, this is a well balanced, full-bodied baco noir with a long smokey finish.

BARBARESCO ’13 Enrico Serafino, Piemonte, Italia 62.00
Brick red colour, pronounced cherry and floral aromas, extra dry with high acidity, medium body and firm tannins. Flavours are a replay of the nose, with sour cherry, leather and earthy notes and a long finish.

 

vino bianco

PINOT GRIGIO ’15, Santa Margherita, Alto Adige, Trentino, Italia 49.00
With its refreshing green apple, peach and citrus notes and intense floral aromas, this wine is a favourite with antipasti, chicken and seafood.

TOASTED HEAD CHARDONNAY ’14, Dunnigan Hills, California 49.00
Barrel fermented with a golden colour and distinctive oak flavors and fruit. Rich and crisp with great acidity, pairing well with poultry, fish and creamy pastas.

SAUVIGNON BLANC ’16, Kim Crawford, Marlborough, New Zealand 45.00
Mid-weight, fresh and juicy. Very well balanced with a clean, dry finish. David Lawrason gives it 90 points.

CHARDONNAY ’15, J. Lohr, Riverstone California 59.00
Light golden with aromas of pear, melon, meyer lemon and notes of roasted hazelnuts with a lingering toasty oak finish.

SANCERRE ’15, Henri Bourgeois Les Baronnes , France 72.00
The clay and limestone ridges of Chavignol evoke classic gooseberry, grapefruit and fresh herb tones and aromas of crisp green apple.

 

beer

DOMESTIC
coor’s light // molson canadian 5.5

DRAUGHT
steam whistle 12 oz. 5.25 // 20 oz. 7.75 // 60 oz. 21.00

PREMIUM
sleeman ale // steam whistle pilsner // brick waterloo dark // creemore // alexander keith’s // rickard’s red 5.95

IMPORTED
peroni (Italia) // corona (Mexico) // stella artois (Belgium) // heineken (Holland) 6.75
guinness (Ireland) 440ml 7.50

COOLERS
mike’s hard cranberry lemonade // smirnoff ice 6.95

CIDERS
somersby apple cider 500ml (sweet & fruity) // brickworks ciderhouse 473ml (dry & aromatic) 8.95

 

hard

BAR SHOTS 1 oz
skyy vodka // j. wray white rum // beefeater gin // gibson’s rye 6.25

PREMIUM BAR SHOTS 1 oz
belvedere // grey goose // bombay 7.50

CALVADOS 1 oz
calvados boulard pays d’auge 7.25

COGNAC 1 oz
cortel vsop 7.00 // courvoisier vsop 9.10 // remy martin vsop 9.10

PORT 2 oz
taylor fladgate 10 yr 9.00 // graham’s tawny 10 yr 9.00

BLENDED SCOTCH
grants 6.25 // j.w. red 6.25 // chivas regal 8.95 // j.w. black 8.95

SINGLE MALT SCOTCH
glenfiddich 7.95 // glenlivet 12 yr. 8.95 // dalwhinnie 15 yr. 13.95 // macallan 14.95 // lagavulin 16 yr. 15.95 // pulteney 12 yr 15.95 // oban 14yr 11.00 // talisker 10 yr 9.00 // aberlour 10 yr 9.00

 

soft

COFFEE, TEA, & MILK
coffee // tea // specialty tea // iced tea 2.80
espresso 2.55
milk 2.75
cappuccino // caffè latte 4.25
double espresso 3.25

SOFT DRINKS
coke // diet coke // sprite // gingerale // club soda 2.50
san pellegrino’s limonata or aranciata 3.50
brio 2.60

JUICES
cranberry // apple // grapefruit // tomato // clamato // pineapple 2.60
orange juice // lemonade 3.30

BOTTLED WATER
still water acqua panna 500 ml 3.50 // 1000ml 7.00
san pellegrino 250ml 2.75 // 750 ml 7.00