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Il Forno - 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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 659
    Excellent
  • 288
    Very good
  • 128
    Average
  • 70
    Poor
  • 59
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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We dined here as a group of around 15 people for a family birthday. The restaurant was very busy but we were treated as though we were the only customers there. Food was delicious, quite big portions, but still very tasty. There was a slight issue with a steak being covered in sauce when it was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Jamie H
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Wirral, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Delicious food, very impressed with the style of pizza and variety of choice on the menu, plus friendly service and very clean environment, would definitely recommend!

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Thank cbeckstah
leicester
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Myself and 7 friends dined here for a birthday meal. The service was extremely slow and we waited 1.5 hours to receive our mains. We complained and received an apology but were not given anything in terms of a goodwill gesture or compensation. We were a large table and ordered starters and mains and lots of drinks, yet this didn't... More 

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Thank jess1cac4795
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We dined here as a group of around 15 people for a family birthday. The restaurant was very busy but we were treated as though we were the only customers there. Food was delicious, quite big portions, but still very tasty. There was a slight issue with a steak being covered in sauce when it was asked for without, this... More 

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Thank Jamie H
ILFManagement, Manager at Il Forno - Liverpool, responded to this review

Dear Jamie H, Thank you for the feedback from your recent visit with us! We love to hear that you had such a good time dining with us. We put a lot of effort in what we do and we are happy that you enjoyed our service as much as we do providing it! Hopefully we will see you again... More 

Malton, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Luckily I had booked a table for a Friday night. The place was very busy with a great atmosphere. We were given plenty of time to choose our food from the extensive menu. The food and service were fantastic. Couldn't fault a thing. I would highly recommend Il forno.

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Thank MisterD25
ILFManagement, Manager at Il Forno - Liverpool, responded to this review

Dear MisterD25, Thank you for the feedback from your recent visit with us. We love to hear that you had such a good time dining with us. We put a lot of effort in what we do and it is very satisfying to know that guests like yourself enjoy our food and service. Hopefully we will see you again soon.... More 

Ulsteinvik, Norway
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Been her several times. Last time in February. My overall favourite restaurant in my favourite city Liverpool. Hectic last time I was there, but this is how it is with the best restaurants. Great staff!! I will be back (again!)

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Thank oyvindsundgot
ILFManagement, Manager at Il Forno - Liverpool, responded to this review

Dear oyvindsundgot, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a positive comment about us! We are very proud to be named as your favourite restaurant, as we work hard to ensure all of our guests have a fantastic time! We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your experiences just as much as we enjoyed making them... More 

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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is the 3rd time I have been and each time the food has been fantastic. The staff are excellent and service is second to none. The best Italian in the North West

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Thank Bazzerb123
ILFManagement, Manager at Il Forno - Liverpool, responded to this review

Dear Bazzerb123, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a positive comment about us! We work hard to ensure all of our guests have a fantastic time and we are glad to hear that you enjoyed all of your experiences with us just as much as we enjoyed making them happen. We look forward to seeing you again!... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited with friends at Christmas and could not fault the service for a table of 16, food was on time and everything went smoothly. I then visited at the end of January with my partner, after winning a competition on their Facebook page. We both impressed with the standard of food and service. There is a great selection of... More 

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Thank LydE93
ILFManagement, Manager at Il Forno - Liverpool, responded to this review

Dear LydE93, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a positive comment, and congratulations on your competition win! We work hard to ensure all of our guests have a fantastic time and we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your experiences just as much as we enjoyed making them happen. We look forward to seeing you again!... More 

cheshire
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived on time. restaurant was busy. seated 15 minutes later. from the start I knew this was a bad mistake. the waiter kept rushing us to order. we all ordered bruschetta. well when it came it was burnt and like concrete (broke my husbands tooth). main meal I ordered the Italian ham & mushroom pizza, when it arrived I could... More 

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2 Thank maria0
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well arrived for what I was expecting to be a very nice meal!!!, suspension was imidiate due to the big pizza oven in the corner that had a bunsen burner of a flame that looked like it couldn't cook a hampster never mind a pizza, the fire bricks inside it were cleaner than a shirt in a washing powder advert,... More 

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5 Thank angelaappleton
London, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We found Il Forno by accident on a visit to Liverpool a few years ago, so this time made sure we had a booking. As before, there was a really buzzy atmosphere and the place was full. The food is excellent, the service friendly, and it really is great value. The attention to detail - down to a really excellent... More 

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2 Thank Michael H
ILFManagement, Manager at Il Forno - Liverpool, responded to this review

Dear Michael H, Thank you for the feedback from your recent visit with us! We love to hear that you had such a good time dining with us. We put a lot of effort in what we do and it is very satisfying to know that guests like yourself enjoy our food and service. Hopefully we will see you again... 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 - 72
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Soups, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
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?