I was honoured to be given the opportunity to visit Il Fornello (Danforth location) a couple weeks ago with my boyfriend to sample some of their gluten-free menu options. Il Fornello was the first restaurant in Toronto to recognize the dietary needs of those with Celiac Disease and gluten intolerance by offering gluten-free pizza and pasta.
|Antipasto platter for two|
|Gluten-free Pizza Melanzane|
|Gluten-free "Penne Capri"|
On the advice of Shawn, the manager at the Danforth Il Fornello location, we ordered the Penne Capri (with gluten-free fusilli noodles subbed in) to split. It is normally supposed to come with chicken but we added goat cheese instead. Amazing! My boyfriend exclaimed that it was the best pasta he has eaten and he's probably right. It was delicious and I can't wait to go back for more!
|Desserts: Panna Cotta and Creme Brulee|
Go to their website and on the Mailing List page, sign up to receive their Gluten Free Club Card. With the card, you do not have to pay the extra fee for the gluten-free pizza crust or gluten-free pasta! Save $2-$5 on your meal ;)
Another hint... if you love Il Fornello (or if this post and these pictures have made you realize you have to visit) stay tuned to my blog for something special soon!