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RIVERDALE’S FIRST VEGAN BRUNCH

Join us for brunch favourites including Eggs Venny, waffles, vegan Caesars and more! Our full plant-based menu is also available.

Exclusively at our Danforth location.

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MEET OUR CHEF

MARGIE COOK

For Margie Cook, it’s always been about food, but when it became all about plant food, she decided to become a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN) and a Certified Vegan Lifestyle Coach and Educator (VLCE).

As an avid food “experimenter” Margie was determined to create delicious, plant-based recipes as tasty as any in an omnivore diet.

The plant-based foods Margie has created for IL FORNELLO are designed not only to help lead to a healthier planet, but also to improve the health of those who enjoy them.

“I applaud IL FORNELLO for getting ahead of this exciting new era that could literally help save the planet.”
Margie Cook | RHN, VLCE

PRESS

The Best Winterlicious 2019 Menus

“A new twist on the Fornello you know and love: The pizza chain recently launched a series of vegan dishes, which feature prominently in the $23 lunch and $33 dinner Winterlicious menus. Try an avocado caesar salad, vegan lentil bolognese, pizza margherita and vegan hazelnut gelato – or go old-school with cheesy pizzas and a linguini di mare.”

POWER PLANTS

“Vegan chef Margie Cook has created an exciting plant-based menu at IL FORNELLO”
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KEEP CALM AND VEGAN ON

“And though Insta power players including avocados and kale appear on the menu, this plant-based fare goes way beyond the basics. ”  – @toronto_restaurants
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A LACK OF LACTOSE

“I didn’t know I needed “plant-powered” lasagna until now.”
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AN OMNIVORE’S TAKE ON TORONTO’S BEST VEGAN PIZZAS

“Cook calls this smoked salmon pie a “pizzafied” version of a cream cheese–and-lox bagel. She encases carrots in a salt crust and bakes them for over two hours, before chipping them free, slicing them lengthwise and marinating them in a smoky sauce.”
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THE NEWEST FRONTIER OF CULINARY INNOVATION

“If you’ve already begun your journey into the newest frontier of culinary innovation, or if you’re curious to see how one of Toronto’s most exciting restaurants is veganizing the Italian food experience, Il Fornello has what you’re looking for.”
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A REFRESHED IL FORNELLO IS GEARING UP FOR EXPANSION

“The vegan menu had customers giving Patterson “high-five’s” in the dining room. “We couldn’t believe the positive response across all of our social feeds.””
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TODAY’S PIZZA AND PASTA TAKES ON A YOUTHFUL TWIST

“Touted as the first to bring Neopolitan-style, wood-fired pizza to Toronto in 1986, restaurant group Il Fornello is well-known for changing the foodservice game when it comes to Italian-Canadian cuisine. The brand was also one of the first Italian-style restaurants in the Greater Toronto Area to offer gluten-free and vegan options.”
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THE VEGAN COACH

“Her vegan menu for Il Fornello restaurants includes a Caesar salad with avocado, cashews, plant-based parmesan cheese and capers instead of fish. She’s also created a smoked carrot dish. She says it’s so close to smoked salmon that it freaks people out.”
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GOOD EATS ACROSS THE REGION

“Stacey has always felt that she owes it to her customers to give them what they want. “We have always been ahead of the curve in adapting to the changing needs and dietary restrictions of our customers,” she says. “If that means offering gluten-free or dairy-free or making adjustments to an order to cater to a dietary requirement, well that’s all a part of offering your service.””

CONTACT

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