300c Fourth Ave.
St Catharines, ON L2S 0E6

905-684-5000

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HOURS
Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Sunday: 11:30–9 p.m.

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Toronto’s popular IL FORNELLO Restaurant has finally come to St Catharines! Enjoy our famous Neapolitan-style pizzas, our wide selection of pastas, salads and entrées and, the most extensive vegan menu and gluten-free options you’ll find this side of the GTA. Our large, newly opened patio has lots of seating for walk-ins, and there are 80 more seats inside.

MENUS

APPETIZERS

ARANCINI
Four arborio rice balls filled with spinach & ricotta, fried then finished with grated pecorino,
served with marinara sauce 14

BRUSCHETTA
Ciabatta toasted & topped with olive oil, garlic, tomatoes, shaved Grana Padano & basil
drizzled with argodolce 12

PESTO SHISHITO FRIES
Blistered shishito peppers & fries tossed with pesto, topped with Pecorino fluff & anchovy aioli 15

CALAMARI FRITTI
Crispy fried calamari with lemon herb aioli & marinara sauce 16

MUSSELS
In a spicy tomato broth OR a white wine garlic broth, served with grilled bread 23

GRILLED ARTICHOKE & FRESH MOZZARELLA
Grilled & marinated artichokes, with fresh mozzarella topped with a bright herb salad & crouton flats 22

MEATBALLS
Four house-made beef & ricotta meatballs, tomato sauce, ricotta, basil,
served with two pieces of garlic bread 16

FRIED EGGPLANT PARM
Breaded & lightly fried eggplant stacked between sugo & Mornay, tomato sauce,
mozzarella & parmesan 18

 

 

 

INSALATE

CAESAR
Crisp romaine, house Caesar dressing, bacon, parmesan & garlic croutons 16

ASPARAGUS & GOAT CHEESE
Grilled asparagus, green beans, radishes, arugula, goat’s cheese & toasted seeds
with a red wine & shallot vinaigrette 18

FIG & ROASTED ONION
Watercress, radicchio & romaine, toasted crushed hazelnuts, fresh figs & roasted onions,
with balsamic vinaigrette 19 *contains nuts

VEGAN AVOCADO CAESAR
Crispy romaine with an avocado, cashew, lemon based dressing topped with
our own plant-based parmesan cheese 19 *contains nuts

 

 

PASTA

PENNE CAPRI
Smoked chicken, mushrooms, spinach, olive oil, cherry tomatoes, white wine, garlic, parmesan 24

FETTUCCINE ALFREDO
White wine, cream & butter sauce, parmesan, fresh chives 20

LEEK & MUSHROOM AGNOLOTTI
Leek & mushroom filled agnolotti in a parmesan, squash cream sauce, wilted spinach, crispy leeks 23

ITALIAN SAUSAGE PAPPARDELLE
Broad noodle pasta with crumbled Italian sausage, cherry tomatoes, caramelized onions & garlic,
finished with Grana Padano & arugula 24

SEAFOOD LINGUINE
Shrimp, bay scallops, mussels, calamari in Sugo di Pomodoro 28

LAMB RAGU PAPPARDELLE
San Marzano slow braised lamb shoulder ragu sauce, lemon ricotta 26

LINGUINE POLLO PESTO
Pesto, smoked chicken, cream, parmesan, cherry tomatoes, pine nuts 25 *contains nuts

SPICY CASARECCIA
Spicy Sugo di Pomodoro, garlic, chillies 18

GNOCCHI ASIAGO
House-made ricotta gnocchi with asiago cream sauce, spinach, crispy onion & rosemary oil 24

CASARECCIA CACIO E PEPE
Sautéed shrimp & shallots, Pecorino & black pepper 25

PENNE ALLA VODKA
Tomato & cream vodka sauce, cherry tomatoes, basil & shaved parmesan 21

PISTACHIO PESTO SPAGHETTI
Pistachio pesto, fresh mozzarella, arugula & Pecorino 22 *contains nuts

SPAGHETTI & MEATBALLS
Sugo di Pomodoro with three meatballs & shaved Grana Padano 22

 

 

 

PIZZA

PROSCIUTTO & ARUGULA
San Marzano tomato sauce, mozzarella, prosciutto, Grana Padano, dressed arugula 19

MARGHERITA
San Marzano tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, fresh basil 17

SAUSAGE & ONION
San Marzano tomato sauce, mozzarella, crumbled Italian sausage, caramelized onions, mushrooms 20

VEGETARIAN
Pesto, mozzarella, red onion, black olives, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach 18 *contains nuts

MUSHROOM
Roasted garlic ricotta, wild mushrooms, fresh mozzarella, arugula 20

CARNE
San Marzano tomato sauce, mozzarella, bacon, sausage, pepperoni, green pepper 21

PEPPERONI
San Marzano tomato sauce, mozzarella, cured pepperoni 17

FLORENTINE
Mascarpone, roast garlic ricotta, smoked chicken, spinach, pickled chillis 21

DIAVOLA
San Marzano tomato sauce, mozzarella, spicy salami, basil, chillies, black olives 20

FIG & PROSCIUTTO
Mascarpone, prosciutto, figs, shaved parmesan, honey, arugula 22

SICILIAN
Sweet Italian sausage, spicy Capicola ham, fontina, mozzarella, basil 22

CHEESE
San Marzano tomato sauce, mozzarella, parmesan 16

AGNELLO
Braised lamb shoulder ragu, charred rapini, fresh mozzarella, basil 23

 

 

 

 

MAINS

CHICKEN ASIAGO
Chicken breast stuffed with asiago, spinach & caramelized onions with crispy fingerlings, rapini
& cherry tomatoes with pesto cream sauce 32 *contains nuts

CIOPPINO WITH FENNEL & SHISHITOS
Mussels, scallops, shrimp & calamari simmered with fennel & shishitos in a tomato based broth 29

VEAL PICCATA
Fried flattened breaded veal with a lemon white wine sauce with capers, paired with a celery & 
pickled chili salad 30

CHICKEN PARMIGIANA
Breaded chicken breast, tomato sauce, mozzarella & parmesan, served on linguini pomodoro 26

 

 

 

SIDES & ADD ONS

smoked chicken 7 / crumbled sausage 4
bacon 3 / meatballs (3) 9 / prosciutto 4
tiger shrimp (4) 8 / spicy salami 4
spicy capicola 4 / black olives 3
green peppers 3

Simple Greens
mixed greens + marinated tomatoes 8

SUBSTITUTIONS
gluten free crust 5
fresh mozzarella 4
plant-based mozzarella 4
goat cheese 3

PRIME RIB BURGER
8oz prime rib burger on a brioche bun with lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickles,
IL FORNELLO special sauce, served with fries or mista salad 14.95
add ons 2.50 each: sautéed onions, wild mushrooms, Canadian cheddar, sliced bacon, avocado, house made hot peppers

CHICKEN PARMIGIANA SANDWICH
On a ciabatta bun with tomato sauce and mozzarella, served with mista salad or fries 16.95
add ons 2.50 each: sautéed onions, wild mushrooms, Canadian cheddar, sliced bacon, avocado, house made hot peppers

MEATBALL SANDWICH
Three house made meatballs on a baguette with tomato sauce and mozzarella, 
served with mista salad or fries 13.95
add ons 2.50 each: sautéed onions, wild mushrooms, Canadian cheddar, sliced bacon, avocado, house made hot peppers

MINI PIZZA OF THE DAY
Served with mista salad 14.95

PASTA

add plant-based Heura chicken 8

VEGAN FETTUCCINE FUNGHI
Cashew truffle cheese with a plant based cream sauce, sautéed spinach,
wild mushrooms, plant-based parmesan 23 *contains nuts

VEGAN PISTACHIO PESTO SPAGHETTI
Pistachio pesto, roasted fennel, arugula & plant based parmesan 22 *contains nuts

VEGAN PENNE CAPRI
Heura chicken, wild mushrooms, spinach, tomato, olive oil, garlic, plant-based parmesan 24
*contains nuts

VEGAN SPICY CASARECCIA
Spicy tomato sauce, garlic, chillies 18

VEGAN SPAGHETTI POMODORO
Our house-made tomato sauce, fresh basil 16

VEGAN PAPPARDELLE RAPINI & SAUSAGE
Rapini, Beyond Italian sausage, caramelized onions, chili flakes, garlic, extra virgin olive oil,
plant-based parmesan 24 *contains nuts

 

 

PIZZA

add plant-based Heura chicken 8

VEGAN MARGHERITA PIZZA
Tomato sauce, plant-based mozzarella, fresh basil 18

VEGAN SAUSAGE PIZZA
Tomato sauce, plant-based mozzarella, caramelized onions, Beyond Italian Sausage, 
green peppers 22

VEGAN PIZZA POLLO
Tomato sauce, plant-based mozzarella, Heura chicken, black olives, cherry tomatoes, basil 23

VEGAN MUSHROOM PIZZA
Truffle cashew cheese, plant-based mozzarella, mushrooms, arugula 22
*contains nuts

LEMON MOUSSE CAKE
Zesty lemon mousse with tangy lemon curd all surrounded by light layered vanilla cake 9

RED VELVET CAKE
Moist velvet cake with a touch of cocoa layered with cream cheese icing 9

BROWNIE CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE
Walnut brownie base, vanilla cheesecake, chocolate ganache, homemade brownies and buttery thick caramel 9

HOUSE MADE TIRAMISU
House-made with layers of coffee & liqueur soaked biscuits & mascarpone cheese 10

CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY TARTUFO
Creamy chocolate ice cream around a center of wild raspberry ice covered in imported cocoa powder 7

ICE CREAM OF THE DAY
Please ask your server 6

CHOCOLATE BROWNIE (vegan) 7
with vegan chocolate ice cream add 3

 

 

 

COFFEE & TEA

COFFEE / TEA 3

ESPRESSO 3 / double 4

LATTE/CAPPUCCINO 4
substitute plant based milk add 1
*served with almond biscotti

 

 

AFTER DINNER

PORT 2 oz
Taylor Fladgate L.B.V 8.00
Taylor Fladgate 10 year 10.00

COGNAC 1 oz
Hennesy V.S. 10.00
Hennesy V.S.O.P 12.00
Remy Martin V.S.O.P. 16.00
Remy Martin X.O. 25.00

AMARO NONINO QUINTESSENTIA, Friuli 1 oz
Italian bitter liqueur with hints of caramel, vanilla & allspice 9

 

 

 

SPECIALTY COFFEES

1.5 oz 9

SPANISH
Brandy, Kahlúa, coffee, whipped cream

B-52
Grand Marnier, Kahlúa, Bailey’s, coffee, whipped cream

BLUEBERRY TEA
Grand Marnier, Amaretto, tea

MONTE CRISTO
Grand Marnier, Kahlúa, Brandy, coffee, whipped cream

IRISH
Jameson Irish Whiskey, coffee, whipped cream

HALF-PRICED APPS

ARANCINI
Four arborio rice balls filled with spinach & ricotta, fried then finished with grated pecorino,
served with marinara sauce 7

BRUSCHETTA
Ciabatta toasted & topped with olive oil, garlic, tomatoes, shaved Grana Padano & basil
drizzled with argodolce 6

PESTO SHISHITO FRIES
Blistered shishito peppers & fries tossed with pesto, topped with Pecorino fluff & anchovy aioli 7.5

CALAMARI FRITTI
Crispy fried calamari with lemon herb aioli & marinara sauce 8

 

DRINK SPECIALS

APEROL SPRITZ 5oz
Aperol, Prosecco, Soda, Orange Slice 9

BELLINI 4.5oz
Prosecco, Peach Purée 8

STRAWBERRY RHUBARB SOUR 2oz
Gin, Strawberry Purée, Rhubarb Syrup,
Lime Juice, Egg white, Angostura 10

HUGO 5oz
Gin, St. Germaine Elderflower, Prosecco,
Lime Juice, Soda, Fresh Mint 9

RED SANGRIA 6.5oz
Montepulciano, Triple Sec, Campari,
Lime, Orange, Strawberry, Sprite, Soda 10

WHITE SANGRIA 6.5oz
Pinot Grigio, Limoncello, Aperol, Peach,
Raspberry, Lemon, Sprite, Soda 10

 

DRAUGHT SPECIALS

Coors Light 6
Moretti 6

Tuesdays, dine in only
Please note that there are no substitutions
Additional toppings & gluten free crusts are extra

PIZZAS

CHEESE
San Marzano tomato sauce, mozzarella, parmesan

MARGHERITA PIZZA
Tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, fresh basil

VEGETARIAN PIZZA
Tomato sauce, mozzarella, red onion, black olives, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach

DIAVOLA
San Marzano tomato sauce, mozzarella, spicy salami, basil, chillies, black olives

PEPPERONI PIZZA
Tomato sauce, mozzarella, pepperoni

VEGAN PIZZA MARGHERITA
Tomato sauce, plant-based mozzarella, fresh basil

 

 

PASTAS

PENNE ALLA VODKA
Tomato & cream vodka sauce, cherry tomatoes, basil & shaved parmesan

FETTUCCINE ALFREDO
White wine, cream & butter sauce, parmesan, fresh chives

SPICY CASARECCIA
Spicy Sugo di Pomodoro, garlic, chillies

VEGAN SPICY CASARECCIA
Spicy tomato sauce, garlic, chillies

VEGAN SPAGHETTI POMODORO
Our house-made tomato sauce, fresh basil

 

ADD ONS

& substitutions

smoked chicken 7 / crumbled sausage 4 / spicy salami 4
meatballs (3) 9 / prosciutto 4 / tiger shrimp (4) 8
bacon 3 / spicy capicola 4 / black olives 3 / green peppers 3
gluten free crust 5fresh mozzarella 4 / plant-based mozzarella 4 / goat cheese 3

RED

FANTINI MONTEPULCIANO 2020
Italy

VINELAND ESTATES CABERNET FRANC 2021
Niagara

HENRY OF PELHAM CABERNET MERLOT 2021
Niagara

 

 

WHITE

FANTINI PINOT GRIGIO 2022
Italy

VINELAND ESTATES RIESLING 2021
Niagara

13TH STREET SAUVIGNON BLANC 2021
Niagara

 

 

ROSE

13TH STREET CABERNET FRANC ROSÉ 2021
Niagara

$15.00

for kids 10 and under // accompanied by an adult
includes one small soft drink and vanilla ice cream
substitute juice 1

 

 

PIZZA

hand crafted, Neapolitan style
vegan cheese available 2

MARGHERITA PIZZA
Tomato sauce, cheese

PEPPERONI PIZZA
Tomato sauce, cheese, pepperoni

 

 

PASTA

PASTA POMODORO
Penne with tomato sauce

PASTA BURRO
Penne with butter sauce

PASTA ALFREDO
Penne with cream sauce

 

 

POLLO

CHICKEN FINGERS
Breaded chicken tenders, dipping sauce & fries

 

 

ADD ONS

Add to Any Order 3

Chicken or Meatballs or Fries