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Il Forno - Liverpool

#162 of 1,186 Restaurants in Liverpool
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Italian, Pizza, Pizza & Pasta, Vegetarian
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132 Duke Street, Liverpool L1 5AG, England
+44 151 709 4002
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed 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
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 553
    Excellent
  • 236
    Very good
  • 110
    Average
  • 56
    Poor
  • 47
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent food excellent service

This was our second visit to this restaurant and we were not disappointed on either of our visits. There is a good selection of food and drink on offer. The staff are very attentive and friendly. Atmosphere has been good on both occasions . Well worth a visit we will certainly return .

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Tracey B
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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1,002 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

This was our second visit to this restaurant and we were not disappointed on either of our visits. There is a good selection of food and drink on offer. The staff are very attentive and friendly. Atmosphere has been good on both occasions . Well worth a visit we will certainly return .

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Liverpool
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

Dined here this week with 2 friends and couldn't rate it highly enough. The rating on trip advisor does not do it any justice - easily one of the top 10 restaurants in Liverpool. The food was absolutely gorgeous - the Monday/early bird menu is great value yet the full menu is still reasonable. The staff were also absolutely fantastic... More 

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North West
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Went for Mother's Day and booked a table. Got seated very quickly and the service was excellent. Not too sure why three of us were put on a table for two when we'd booked but that's a minor point. First time back at Il Forno for 3 or 4 years and it was very busy and quite loud with tables... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Really good italian traditional food with a delicious menu for pizzas baked in the big oven. The Menu is diverse and I love the way the fish is prepared and cooked with a delicious lemon rosemary sauce. The cook is a master! The restaurant is spotless clean and presents a appetising traditional gelatti ice cream and italian deserts including the... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

A lovely meal at a great location. The staff were very well informed on both the food and wine menu and were able to advise on which wines to get with each course. Donato the GM was very welcoming and treated all of us like we were long lost friends. The food was delicious and the service was great.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Had a great evening. Absolutely amazed by the food and customer service. The waiters are highly professional and made our visit an exceptional experience. Thanks to waiter Mohan ;)...

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Had a lovely evening with friends from Essex visiting Liverpool for a few days. Friendly welcome and great service all evening - food from the Monday Evening Special Price menu excellent. Easy nearby "FREE" on street parking after 6.00pm a bonus in a near city centre location. 4 x 3 course meals,cocktail,3 x beers & bottle of wine all for... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Read the reviews and went here with friends. Didn't expect that much but must say we were surprised. The food was ace. And the service brilliant. And what happend? Sat next to two Liverpool FC players, Emre Can and Moreno. Perfect night. Ended with the grappa. 👍👍👍 Will be back for sure!

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Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I booked Il Forno as I couldn't get in anywhere else at such short notice. Unfortunately my party of three was running late, the table was booked for 8 and we arrived shortly before 9. We did call ahead and it wasn't a problem. Upon arrival we were asked to sit in a waiting area where we ordered a bottle... More 

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Widnes, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

Decided to visit and I am so glad I did. I'd wished to visit for quite a while and the place exceeded my expectations. Service was great, staff were so friendly, surroundings were lovely. The brick pizza oven was such a feature. Food was delicious, I had the broccoli and Italian sausage pizza. The plates were great, there were markers... 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 7 - 74
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pizza & Pasta, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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?