Il Fornello

9 ratings
$$ • Italian Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Pasta, Pizza
83% of 6 votes say it's celiac friendly
214 King Street West, Toronto, ON M5H 3S6, Canada M5H 3S6

Top Reviews


Celiac

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Celiac safe. The gluten free pasta was even better than the pizza. All good!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Good knowledge about GF among the staff. The god was so-so, but I felt very safe eating there.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I ordered risotto and got glutened here. The server seemed well aware of gluten & celiac disease, but I still got glutened. It was a busy weekday evening during the theatre rush so they may have been rushing.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Pasta
  • Pizza

Categories

  • Italian
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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Not celiac

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Great food. Staff very aware of cross contamination. Many options. I had a pasta with chicken and pesto and it was delicious!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great food. Three of us had pizza (GF), pasta, and chicken Asiago. All very tasty. GF pizza crust was quite good - a bit soft under the toppings and crispy around the edges. GF items are identified on the menu, but I think all pizzas and pastas can be made GF.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I’ve ever eaten a few times and I’ve never had a problem. They are very aware of cross contamination and do a great job. Recommend.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great meal. Pizza was great all pasta is GF option and lots of choices.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Found the gf pizza left a lot to be desired. Limited flavour, and an unappetizing texture.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Two Italian places worth checking out in downtown Toronto are Il Fornello and Kit Kat Bar & Grill. Il Fornello also offers gluten-free pasta for an upcharge, but we opted for the daily special seafood risotto and chicken asiago.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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Best GF pizza crust I’ve had! It was super tasty and great texture. The staff are very knowledgeable- I ordered a GF pizza with salami, and the waitress came back and said she asked and that the salami, sausage, and pepperoni were no longer GF. I didn’t even think to ask about that, so they are careful with food allergies.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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We ordered in. Didn’t work out for me. Container marked GF but I became very sick.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Poor

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Please note address is 2901 Bayview Ave in Bayview Village. There is no 2901 Sheppard location. My husband (who has celiac) and I ate here tonight. I made a comment on the online reservation that he had Celiac and needed allergy level gluten free and he told our waiter before ordering the same thing. He had GF pizza and by the time he reached the car afterwards he knew it had been cross contaminated. update: I emailed the restaurant and told them they should have a warning in their menu that they can't guarantee gluten free and the manager said my husband couldn't have gotten gluten in the kitchen because his staff are careful. He suggested my husband must have eaten some of my breaded calimari, which is insulting to say to someone with Celiac.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Celiac

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Ordered from them the other day for takeout, got the seafood linguini, person on the phone was great and was aware of what celiac disease meant and made sure to write it down on the order. When we picked up the order it indeed had celiac allergy highlighted on the ticket. Food was delicious and didn't get sick after

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers delivery
Celiac

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Very knowledgeable staff on gluten free options.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

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