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Il Forno - Liverpool

#160 of 1,130 Restaurants in Liverpool
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Italian, Pizza, Pizza & Pasta, Vegetarian, Pasta
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132 Duke Street, Liverpool L1 5AG, England
+44 151 709 4002
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 573
    Excellent
  • 247
    Very good
  • 113
    Average
  • 60
    Poor
  • 51
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A great evening.

We arrived a bit early, but there was no problem getting our table. One of us were really hungry and before we knew it there was to kinds og garlic bread in front of us. The Food is genuine, and tastefull. The staff is very friendly, and looks after you the whole night. Would og there again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
Rune O
,
Stavanger, Norway
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Very good food well prepared the staff and the manager Alfonso was professional and friendly we will recommend and we will comeback soon thanks for the fantastic night

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Food was delicious and very well prepared. A wonderful atmosphere - we sat very close to the amazing oven they have there - a definite talking point. The deserts were fabulous. We had a great evening. Best part was the quality service. Our waiter was "one in a million" very tuned in to the needs of his customers. Not pushy... More 

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13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Been here several times and it has never failed to provide excellent food and service at great value. One of my favourite Italians by far . Would definitely recommend!

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
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55 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

My first time at Il Forno and I had high expectations but I couldn't rate my experience as anything more than average. We dined on a Saturday night and the restaurant was busy. I was never asked if I would like a drink, I had to keep asking the busy waitstaff. The food was OK, nothing really special about the... More 

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north wales
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

£140 for 4 people, 2 drinks each, no desserts and shared starter. beware with the antipasto starter. it costs 17.95 but ours came with 2 extra dishes which we didn't ask for, this put the price up to £34.00. when we queried why we'd been given them he said he thought we might like them!!! similar items like this get... More 

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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

What great Value for money two courses for only £12.95. I had the salmon starter which was enormous and delicious with a creamy beetroot filling in what looked like a steak pudding case of smoked salmon. With a no carbs requirement the chilli beef salad was again a generous portion with shavings and shavings of Parmesan and a balsamic dressing.Mmmm.... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

On saturday night sat at our table and there were a group of about 16 sat behind us , shouting and been very very noisey. When asked if i would like a drink i politey asked for some headache tablets tongue and cheek. I ordered seabass, salmaon with crushed potatoes. it wouldnt of filled a childs belly let alone mine..At... More 

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Stavanger, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We arrived a bit early, but there was no problem getting our table. One of us were really hungry and before we knew it there was to kinds og garlic bread in front of us. The Food is genuine, and tastefull. The staff is very friendly, and looks after you the whole night. Would og there again.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We have eaten at Il Forno on quite a few occasions since it first opened and were always very impressed, unfortunately this time felt the usual high standards had slipped. We booked a table for 8.45pm, as they were not ready for us we were asked to sit in a side area, which I felt had all the charm of... More 

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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The service was very friendly, and we were made very welcome, despite turning up as a group of 14 with no booking! There's lots of variety on the menu, and we were given a glass of wine free with our dinner (not sure why, maybe because we had ACC discount cards? But it was very nice!). I had a seafood... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 132 Duke Street, Liverpool L1 5AG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Merseyside  >  Liverpool
  • Phone Number: +44 151 709 4002

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 77
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pizza & Pasta, Vegetarian, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?