Gluten-Free at Il Fornello

Italian Restaurant
14 ratings
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Pasta, Pizza

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

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

Celiac

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Family friendly italian restaurant. Most pasta and pizzas can be made gluten free. Staff seem knowledgeable about gluten and cross contamination. Mushroom pasta and the gorgonzla pizza are my favourite dishes here. But I've liked everything I've tried. Never gotten sick here!

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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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Best Gluten Free Pizza EVER

Quality & Quantity


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

Celiac

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I spoke with them on the phone and they assured me that they would use all clean equipment/utensils/etc to prepare my food

I was able to make a plant-based pasta GF. They gave me lots of options. It was very tasty! And was my first time eating at an Italian restaurant since diagnosis. 3 days later and I’m still feeling great.

My boyfriend ordered a regular pizza and I asked that they label my take-out container as ‘gluten free’. I was nervous about ordering a ‘mixed order’ but the two meals were very separate and clearly were prepared apart because my meal was definitely safe.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


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?

— Good

Celiac

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They are celiac aware. If you talk to.your server about fresh cutting tools for your pizza and surface contamination they are great. I've had the pizza multiple time and never been sick. The crust is decent but not out of this world. Toppings are good. Never had their pasta. (I have Celiac Disease).

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Our favourite restaurant in the city with tons of GF options including pizza.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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My mom and I both have celiac and this is our go to place! They have amazing gf pizza crust and are knowledgeable about celiac. They also have gf chocolate soufflé for dessert!!! (I’m also vegan and they have tons of vegan and gf options)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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I love the food here and used to eat at this restaurant all the time. Their gluten free pasta is amazing!! Beware their cheese is not gluten free!

Celiac

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

Celiac

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Very few GF options. The gf pasta says it’s rice pasta on the menu, but they’re really serving awful and dense Maria’s brand pea/kale pasta fusilli. Yuck. It’s like lead. I’ve never seen an Italian restaurant not have a decent gf pasta if they have gf pasta. Based on previous reviews I was extremely specific with the servers and don’t feel glutened. I’m reluctantly giving it a “celiac friendly” rating, but not because you’ll enjoy your pasta.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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

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

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!

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Knowledgeable and delicious! They take lots of precautions.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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

Not celiac

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Gluten free pasta was mediocre

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

Celiac

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Amazing! We ordered gf rotini alfredo and gf rotini Capri and gf it was absolutely perfect. Definitely recommend for any fancy Italian cravings you may have.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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I am celiac and also must eat dairy free. We eat here regularly and I have never had any issues. The servers have a very good understanding of allergies/intolerances. One of my favourite places to go.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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I advised our server I was celiac and ordered from the gluten free menu stressing what celiac meant. I was quite sick afterwards and suffered being glutened here.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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My boyfriend has celiac disease and is nervous eating at places we've never tried. The waitress assured us that it was celiac friendly but he got horribly sick. He was sick for an entire week after eating here. If you have celiac, DO NOT GO HERE!

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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

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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.

Celiac

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Amazing pasta that is out of this world! Staff are very knowledgeable and handle food allergies with the utmost caution. Felt very confident dining here and would recommend it to any Celiac.

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Amazing GF pizza with knowledgable staff. Seriously the best thin crust pizza outside of Naples.

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gf pizza and pasta with knowledgable staff.

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great food and amazing careful service!

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Gluten free pizza and pasta

Celiac

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Great gluten-free dining. Always great food and service. The pizza and pasta cannot compare anywhere else. They always go above and beyond!

Celiac

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Several locations around Toronto, nice pasta and great thin crust pizza

Gluten Free Features
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Pasta
  • Pizza
Categories
  • Italian
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
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