IL FORNELLO is excited to welcome you to our newest location in St.Catharine’s. We welcome reservations and we also keep many tables ready to serve walk-in guests. We can’t wait to serve you.

NOW OPEN

HOURS
Monday: Closed
Tuesday to Thursday: 5–9 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 12–10 p.m.
Sunday: 12–9 p.m.

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

905-684-5000

MENUS

APPETIZERS

IL FORNELLO GARLIC LOAF
A full mini loaf of garlic bread with house made garlic butter 6.50

MOZZARELLA GARLIC LOAF
Our mini loaf of garlic bread with house made garlic butter & mozzarella cheese 8.95

VEGAN GARLIC LOAF
Toasted garlic bread with vegan butter 8.95 / add vegan cheese 3.50

BRUSCHETTA
Calabrese bread toasted & topped with olive oil, garlic, tomatoes & basil 9.95

CALAMARI FRITTI
Crispy fried calamari with lemon caper aioli & marinara sauce 14.95

MUSSELS
In a spicy tomato broth OR a white wine garlic broth, served with fresh bread 18.95

MEATBALL APPETIZER
Four house-made beef & ricotta meatballs, pomodoro sauce, ricotta, basil,
served with two pieces of garlic bread 14.95

ARANCINI
Four arborio rice balls filled with spinach & ricotta, fried then finished with grated pecorino,
served with marinara sauce 12.95

FRIED BOCCONCINI
Lightly breaded & fried baby mozzarella balls with house-made tomato red pepper jam 11.95

 

 

SALADS

add: bacon bits 3.00 / 6 oz. grilled chicken breast 5.95 / shrimp (4) 4.95 / anchovies 2.10 / grilled salmon 12.95

ROMA SALAD
Mixed greens, goat’s cheese, toasted walnuts, sweety drop peppers, balsamic vinaigrette 10.75 / 16.35

BEET SALAD
Beets, arugula, goat’s cheese with a balsamic vinaigrette 14.95

CAESAR SALAD
Crisp romaine, creamy caesar dressing, parmesan & croutons 10.75 / 16.35

VEGAN AVOCADO CASHEW CAESAR
Crispy romaine with an avocado, cashew, lemon based dressing topped with
our own plant-based parmesan cheese *contains nuts 10.75 / 16.35

 

 

PASTA

add: crumbled sausage 5.00 / shrimp (4) 4.95 / chicken 5.95 / meatballs (3) 4.95
substitute: cream sauce 2.00 / rosé sauce 1.50 / gluten-free rice pasta 2.00

SEAFOOD LINGUINI
Shrimp, bay scallops, mussels, calamari in tomato sauce 24.95

PENNE CAPRI
Grilled chicken, mushrooms, spinach, olive oil,
cherry tomatoes, white wine, garlic, parmesan 22.95

MEAT LASAGNA
Layered with bolognese sauce, mozzarella, béchamel, tomato sauce, served with bread 19.95

PAPPARDELLE WITH ITALIAN SAUSAGE
Broad noodle pasta with crumbled Italian sausage, cherry tomatoes, caramelized onions,
olive oil garlic sauce finished with grana padano & arugula 21.95

CHEESE CANNELLONI
Ricotta & spinach filled cannelloni, mushrooms, cream, tomato sauce, parmesan, mozzarella 21.95

RIGATONI BOLOGNESE
Tomato, beef & prosciutto bolognese sauce 19.95

SPAGHETTI & TOMATO SAUCE
Our house-made tomato sauce, fresh basil 15.95

SPICY PENNE
Spicy tomato sauce, garlic, chillies 15.95

GNOCCHI ASIAGO
House-made gnocchi with asiago cream sauce, spinach & crispy shallots 21.95

SPAGHETTI & MEATBALLS
House-made beef & ricotta meatballs, tomato sauce 18.95

FETTUCCINE ALFREDO
White wine, cream & butter sauce, parmesan, fresh chives 18.95

RIGATONI FUNGHI
Wild mushrooms, parmesan, cream sauce 19.95

PENNE ALLA VODKA
Tomato & cream vodka sauce with cherry tomatoes & fresh chives 19.95

BUTTERNUT SQUASH RAVIOLI
Ricotta & squash filled ravioli in a parmesan, squash cream sauce, wilted spinach, crispy sage 20.95

 

 

PIZZA

add: prosciutto 3.25 / spicy salami 3.25 / Italian sausage 3.25
chicken 5.95 / bacon 3.25 / Italian ham 3.25
green peppers 2.15 / olives 2.15 / mushrooms 2.15
onions 2.15 / pineapple 2.15
substitute: gluten-free crust 4.25 / fresh mozzarella 2.25
goat’s cheese 4.25 / plant-based mozzarella 2.00

PIZZA CARNE
Tomato sauce, mozzarella, bacon, sausage, pepperoni, green pepper 18.95

PROSCIUTTO & ARUGULA PIZZA
Tomato sauce, mozzarella, prosciutto, grana padano, dressed arugula 17.95

HAWAIIAN PIZZA
Tomato sauce, mozzarella, pineapple, Italian ham 16.50

CHEESE PIZZA
Tomato sauce, mozzarella 14.50

SAUSAGE PIZZA
Tomato sauce, mozzarella, crumbled Italian sausage, caramelized onions, mushrooms 18.50

VEGETARIAN PIZZA
Tomato sauce, mozzarella, red onion, black olives, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach 16.50

MUSHROOM PIZZA
Extra virgin olive oil, wild mushrooms, fresh mozzarella, arugula 16.50

PEPPERONI PIZZA
Tomato sauce, mozzarella, cured pepperoni 16.50

MARGHERITA PIZZA
Tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, fresh basil 16.50

PIZZA DIAVOLA
Tomato sauce, mozzarella, spicy salami, basil, chillies, black olives 17.95

FIG PIZZA
Mascarpone, prosciutto, figs, shaved parmigiana, honey, arugula 20.95

PIZZA SALMONE
Pizza bianco with smoked salmon, fresh mozzarella, red onions, capers 18.50

 

 

 

MAINS

SALMON
Grilled Atlantic salmon, fingerling potatoes, seasonal vegetables & lemon caper aioli 26.95

CHICKEN ASIAGO
Chicken breast stuffed with asiago, spinach & caramelized onions with garlic mash, 
seasonal vegetables & honey mustard cream sauce 25.95

CHICKEN PARMIGIANA
Breaded chicken breast, tomato sauce, mozzarella & parmesan, served on linguini pomodoro 23.95

LAMB SHANK
Braised New Zealand lamb shank with pan jus, seasonal vegetables, garlic mash potatoes 27.95

STEAK
10oz striploin steak grilled to your liking, served with mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables
& peppercorn demi glace 36.95

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

APPETIZERS

VEGAN GARLIC LOAF
Toasted garlic bread with vegan butter 8.95 / add vegan cheese 3.50

VEGAN BRUSCHETTA
Calabrese bread toasted & topped with olive oil, garlic, tomatoes & basil 9.95

VEGAN MEATBALLS & GARLIC BREAD
Four plant-based meatballs in tomato sauce with vegan mozzarella, vegan parmesan & basil,
served with one piece of vegan garlic bread *contains nuts 16.95

VEGAN AVOCADO CASHEW CAESAR
Crispy romaine with an avocado, cashew, lemon based dressing topped with our own 
plant-based parmesan cheese *contains nuts 10.75 / 16.35

 

 

PIZZA

VEGAN PIZZA MARGHERITA
Tomato sauce, plant-based mozzarella, fresh basil 17.75

VEGAN SAUSAGE PIZZA
Tomato sauce, plant-based mozzarella, onions, Beyond Italian Sausage, green peppers 19.95

VEGAN PIZZA MELANZANE
Tomato sauce, plant-based mozzarella, eggplant, olives, tomatoes 18.75

VEGAN PESTO & CAULIFLOWER PIZZA
With red onions, cherry tomatoes & plant-based mozzarella *contains nuts 18.75

VEGAN PIZZA POLLO
Tomato sauce, vegan mozzarella, Heura chicken, black olives, cherry tomatoes, basil 20.50

 

 

PASTA

VEGAN PENNE ALLA NORMA
Eggplant, cherry tomatoes, chillies, garlic, red wine, tomato sauce 17.95

VEGAN ORECCHIETTE FUNGHI
Cashew truffle cheese with a plant based cream sauce, sautéed spinach, wild mushrooms,
plant-based parmesan *contains nuts 21.50

VEGAN SPAGHETTI BOLOGNESE
The classic ragu with wild arugula & plant-based parmesan *contains nuts 17.95
*made with Impossible plant based ground

VEGAN SPAGHETTI & TOMATO SAUCE
Our house-made tomato sauce, fresh basil 15.95

VEGAN SPICY PENNE
Spicy tomato sauce, garlic, chillies 15.95

VEGAN LASAGNA
Layered with vegan bolognese sauce, vegan mozzarella, cashew cream, tomato sauce,
served with vegan bread *contains nuts 20.50

VEGAN SPAGHETTI CAPRI
Plant-based chicken, wild mushrooms, spinach, tomato, olive oil, garlic,
plant-based parmesan *contains nuts 22.95

 

 

DESSERT

VEGAN CHOCOLATE BROWNIE 6.95
with vegan chocolate ice cream add 1.00

LEMON MOUSSE CAKE
Zesty lemon mousse with tangy lemon curd all surrounded by light layered vanilla cake 8.00

RED VELVET CAKE
Moist velvet cake with a touch of cocoa layered with cream cheese icing 8.00

BROWNIE CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE
Walnut brownie base, vanilla cheesecake, chocolate ganache, homemade brownies and buttery thick caramel 8.00

HOUSE MADE TIRAMISU
House-made with layers of coffee & liqueur soaked biscuits & mascarpone cheese 8.50

CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY TARTUFO
Creamy chocolate ice cream around a center of wild raspberry ice covered in imported cocoa powder 6.00

ICE CREAM OF THE DAY
Please ask your server 6.00

CHOCOLATE BROWNIE (vegan) 6.95
with vegan chocolate ice cream add 3.00

 

 

 

COFFEE & TEA

COFFEE / TEA 2.60

ESPRESSO 2.40 / double 2.95

LATTE/CAPPUCCINO 3.55
substitute plant based milk add .75
*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 10.00
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 9.00

 

 

 

SPECIALTY COFFEES

1.5 oz 9.00

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

TWENTY FIVE & VINE WEDNESDAYS
from open to close

Select Bottles of wine made from Niagara Region’s finest vines within 25 km of your table for $25

 

Reds

Colaneri Corposo Ripasso
Aromas of sweet cherry, raspberry, blueberry and a hint of clove and vanilla.
Hints of blackberry, currants, cinnamon in the lasting finish

Henry of Pelham Old Vine Baco Noir
Ripe flavours of currant and blueberry fruit. Spicy, rich and smooth with a toasty oak finish

Peninsula Ridge Barrel Aged Cab Merlot
Supple tannins support flavours of black raspberries, cassis and vanilla

Peninsula Ridge Merlot
Full bodied with dark cherries, bumble berries and cassis

Vineland Estates Cabernet Franc
A vast array of dark berry fruits. Cocoa powder and a hint of espresso weaves its way
through the dense, but well defined fruit characteristics

 

Whites

Colaneri Cavallone Pinot Grigio
Pear, peach and candied cherry on the palate with a creamy smooth finish

13th Street Sauvignon Blanc
Fresh aromas of lime zest, cut grass, white grapefruit and notes of cracked black pepper

Vineland Estates Riesling
distinctive notes of lemon-lime zest, wildflower honey, lemon drop candy and warm white peach

 

Ask your server for our weekly feature wine.

$10.00

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

 

 

PIZZA

hand crafted, Neapolitan style
vegan cheese available 1.00

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 BOLOGNESE
Penne with meat sauce

PASTA ALFREDO
Penne with cream sauce

 

 

POLLO

CHICKEN FINGERS
Breaded chicken tenders, dipping sauce & fries

 

 

ADD ONS

Add to Any Order 2.00

Chicken or Meatballs or Fries

$40 GROUP SET MENU

 

APPETIZER

bread for the table 
and choice of

CAESAR SALAD
Crispy romaine lettuce, creamy caesar dressing, shaved parmigiano reggiano, croutons

AVOCADO CASHEW CAESAR
Crispy romaine with an avocado, cashew, lemon juice based dressing topped with croutons & our own plant-based parmesan cheese

ROMA SALAD
Mixed greens, goat’s cheese, toasted walnuts, sweety drop peppers, balsamic vinaigrette

BRUSCHETTA POMODORO +$2 per piece
Calabrese bread toasted & topped with olive oil, garlic, tomatoes & basil

CALAMARI FRITTI +$5 per person
Crispy fried calamari with lemon caper aioli & marinara sauce

 

MAINS

choice of

SPAGHETTI & MEATBALLS
House made beef & ricotta meatballs, pomodoro sauce

VEGAN PENNE ALLA NORMA
Eggplant, cherry tomatoes, chillies, garlic, red wine, tomato sauce

RIGATONI FUNGHI
With wild mushrooms in a truffle cream sauce

FETTUCCINE ALFREDO
White wine, cream & butter sauce, parmesan

PIZZA DIAVOLA
Tomato sauce, mozzarella, spicy salami, basil, chillies, black olives

PIZZA MARGHERITA
Tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, basil

CHICKEN ASIAGO +$5 per person
Chicken breast stuffed with asiago, spinach & caramelized onions with garlic mash,
seasonal vegetables & honey mustard cream sauce

GRILLED SALMON +$5 per person
Grilled Atlantic salmon, fingerling potatoes, seasonal vegetables & lemon caper aioli

CHICKEN PARMIGIANA +$4 per person
Breaded chicken breast, tomato sauce, mozzarella & parmesan, served on linguini pomodoro

STEAK +$15 per person
10oz striploin steak grilled to your liking, served with mashed potatoes,
seasonal vegetables & peppercorn demi glace

 

DESSERT

choice of

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

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

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

VEGAN CHOCOLATE BROWNIE