• Il Fornello - Danforth Ave

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Serves meat, vegan options available. Italian restaurant with separate, extensive plant-base menu - ask for it. Among the choices offered are brunch skillet and belgian waffles, rigatoni bolognese with beyond meat, chickpea meatloaf, and multiple varieities of pizzas. Has vegan desserts and wines. One of several outlets. Open Tue-Fri 11:30am-12:00am, Sat-Sun 12:00pm-1:00am.

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15 Reviews

First Review by thelifeofpie


Points +67

17 Sep 2023

Great staff, great food!

Love that this spot has a fully vegan menu, they even have a section for vegan wines, too.

Really great pizza (the carrot salmon pizza is especially good imo), and a nice selection of pastas.

You're even offered vegan parmesan or cracked black pepper which is a nice touch.

We were also treated to a plant-based creme Brule which had phenomenal flavourful and a nice crunchy top.

If you want to check this place out on a weekend, I'd recommend making a reservation. It's pretty busy, you'll soon see why! 😊

Pros: Pizzas, Great staff, Vegan wine options



Points +2086

18 Dec 2022

Amazing lasagna

Love the entirely vegan menu, especially the lasagna 😻 the panna cotta was only ok, the brownie is much better


Points +1236

12 Nov 2022

Nice vegan menu

It's nice to be able to go to a place with q vegan menu. They're vegan butter and cheese were very good!


Points +18

08 Jul 2022

Tasty authentic Italian pizza! Vegan mozzarella like no other!

The tasty pizza! Great Mozzarella

Pros: Lots of vegan options

Cons: Vegan pizzas more expensive than regular ones


Points +120

31 Mar 2022

Full vegan menu

The menu has an entire page of vegan options - appetizers, pizza, pasta dishes. Everything sounded so good, and it was hard to decide. I ended up with manicotti and enjoyed the pumpkin inside. Get the cheesy garlic bread. Do not hesitate or question it, just do it.


Points +670

19 Sep 2021

Great choices for PB

I love they have their own menu for plant based with tons of options! Whatever they use for feta is amazing too. Pasta/pizza is decent.

Pros: Vegan menu , Nice patio


Points +176

08 Oct 2020

It tastes exactly like cheese!

Ordered the Margherita through doordash where it's listed as "Italian for vegan", I thought it was a fully vegan restaurant, lol

But guys ... The cheese was so good I stopped and checked the label on my box. It was unbelievable.

Pros: Really good cheese, Really good Margherita


Points +364

21 Sep 2019

So many Vegan Options for an Omni restaurant!

This is the go-to place for family get together's!
Such great options for vegans!
They've got at least 4 appetizers, 8 ish vegan pizzas, 5 or 6 pasta dishes, a Beyond Meat Burger and a few desserts. Hands down their BRUNCH is the best of their vegan options. Get the Benny !!!!

Pros: Number of Options, BRUNCH Food, Interior

Cons: Can be pricey


Points +100

20 Aug 2019

Fantastic vegan Caesar salad

My friend and I had a great experience here with a separate plant based menu featuring a lot of really great options.the Caesar salad was delicious and the 'smoked salmon' - really carrot - pizza was delicious! More locations then just the Danforth


Points +79

20 Jul 2019

Vegan menu on point!

They have a wide variety of delicious vegan options.
Great atmosphere and service. Highly recommended.


Points +299

20 Nov 2018

Excellent vegan Italian

Ate with some non vegan family who were impressed with how authentic it all was. Lovely separate vegan menu including starters and dessert. Worth a visit.


Points +20

07 Nov 2018

Vegan options are on point!

They offer a full vegan menu, with vegan desserts as well. The service and the food were great.
Make sure you try the vegan hazelnut gelato 😍.

Pros: Friendly staff, Good quality food


Points +31

06 Nov 2018

They now have a vegan menu which has many items! All really good.

The wait staff are great, the restaurant is beautiful and the vegan menu is fantastic!

Pros: Vegan menu now! , Vegan menu has a lot on it not just boring pasta!, Great ambiance


Points +187

23 Sep 2018

Good Option for Group Outings

We really appreciate that Il Fornello introduced a vegan menu, especially as there aren't as many veg options in the east end! I really enjoy the Avocado Caesar salad, and my husband likes the pasta made with Beyond Meat. It's now a great option for going out with non-veg friends or family as everyone can get what they want.

Pros: Good vegan options , Handy location


Points +172

29 May 2018

Good but small portions

They have a number of vegan options but for the price the serving sizes are fairly small.

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