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Il Forno - Liverpool

#172 of 1,218 Restaurants in Liverpool
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132 Duke Street, Liverpool L1 5AG, England
+44 151 709 4002
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pleasant lunch time visit

I visited Il Forno at lunch time and ordered the £5 pizza. We sat by the huge wood fired oven, and could watch the chef as he prepared our pizzas which was quite fun. When the pizzas arrived they were absolutely huge, quite impressive to get a freshly cooked pizza for just £5. The pizza was good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

I visited on a very busy Saturday evening, quickly giving up all hope of being able to be seated as I was a solo diner. No worries, I was asked to wait a little while and very shortly I was shown to a seat by the pizza bar. This was great as I didn't have to have a table to... More 

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Formby, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I visit the restaurant fairly regularly and always have a wonderful meal. I always have 2 courses sometimes I have 3 (when feeling greedy) and have always left full and satisfied. The prices are what you would expect for a popular, high class restaurant in the city so I would say it was reasonable for the quality of the food.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Great place, busy atmosphere , great service and wonderful food , love the fish dishes very enjoyable

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I visited Il Forno at lunch time and ordered the £5 pizza. We sat by the huge wood fired oven, and could watch the chef as he prepared our pizzas which was quite fun. When the pizzas arrived they were absolutely huge, quite impressive to get a freshly cooked pizza for just £5. The pizza was good but nothing special.... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Dined here mid-week. We arrived pretty early so was fairly quiet. The service was excellent and the staff very friendly. The food was delicious and the closest to eating authentic Italian food outside of Italy that I have experienced. Kids meals are smaller sized meals from the main menu. I thought the pricing was reasonable (there were large boards outside... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

Was a birthday celebration. On website an early offer was advertised but informed was not valid whilst graduations were on but nothing to indicate this. Attentive service until it got busier, waited 20 minutes for the bill then a further 10 to settle the bill. Dishes were quite tasty although a bad choice from myself. All in all disappointing and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Having read some good reviews we booked this for my mums birthday and we had a baby with us too. The restaurant was busy for mid week and filled by the time we left, all the tables were very squashed and fitted far too many people around. We ordered a sharing platter starter but had to wait well over an... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

5* Italian cuisine... Never disappoints! Always full of celebs too... Must go back soon! The staff were very attentive and friendly, good quality and fairly priced.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

9 of us in Liverpool celebrating a 40th birthday girlie weekend. We booked in here as we were staying on duke street so it wasn't far away. The reviews looked good. Il forno did not disappoint and is a must if you are within distance - or even if your a taxi ride away for that matter! Very busy place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Amazing food and amazing service, would highly recommend il forno. My children are fussy eaters and they accommodated them very well, food was cooked as requested with top service delivered. we was made to feel extremely welcome and would recommend to anyone and will be returning very soon as a family.

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Additional Information about Il Forno - Liverpool

Address: 132 Duke Street, Liverpool L1 5AG, England
Phone Number: +44 151 709 4002
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Merseyside  >  Liverpool
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
Average Prices: USD 8 - 78
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian, Pasta

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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 - 78
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?