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Il Forno - Liverpool

#171 of 1,148 Restaurants in Liverpool
Certificate of Excellence
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Italian, Pizza, Pizza & Pasta, Vegetarian, Pasta
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132 Duke Street, Liverpool L1 5AG, England
+44 151 709 4002
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Today
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: Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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    Very good
  • 116
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  • 61
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  • 52
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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
Fine Food and great service

Enjoyed a wonderful meal here with a friend. excellent Service. There is a wide choice of food available to suit mist tastes and budgets. Overall it is quite expensive but the food was excellent and quite authentic. I would certainly recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys good Italian food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
UKDavy7
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Wallasey, England
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

Had a great night out with friends. Lovely food, wine, atmosphere. Would recommend for couples, family, friends alike. Very nice staff my meal was amazing. No one had by complaints and will return again soon

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Wallasey, England
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed a wonderful meal here with a friend. excellent Service. There is a wide choice of food available to suit mist tastes and budgets. Overall it is quite expensive but the food was excellent and quite authentic. I would certainly recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys good Italian food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

On arrival to restaurant we were welcomed by a very polite female and smartly suited male who showed us to our seat (lovely two person table sat few metres away from pizza oven.)The restaurant was very clean and warm and as you walk in you can see deserts in counter which looked amazing. We have Italian waiter who served us... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This place always gives great service and always delivers great food. this is one of my favourite restaurants in liverpool, highly recommend. Get the pan fried chicken it's delicious you will not be dissapointed

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Warrington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This restuarant is half a mile from the centre of Liverpool surrounded by nice bars and restaurants... On entering its decor and bar and ambience is delightful. It's spacious clean and has a fabulous pizza oven!! Staff are welcoming friendly and courteous.. The food came quickly was great quality, they have a super wine list and the food was very... More 

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

Hi CliveBradley, Thanks so much for a great review! We work hard here at Il Forno to ensure all our customers leave happy so it is great to hear you had such a good time with us! Looking forward to seeing you again soon and enjoy your week! Regards, Luca More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

now you might enjoy waiters talking to you in an English accent you cannot understand, maybe you enjoy practicing your Italian, they are friendly enough I just don't understand what they say to me the food is enjoyable but way away from healthy, may make no difference if you don't eat unhealthily too often Unlike most of Ropewalks Liverpool ,... More 

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

Hi David, Thank you so much for your review of Il Forno and your feedback. Sorry if you found our English to be poor. We are an authentic Italian restaurant and we are expanding our English everyday! I'm sorry you felt you couldn't be comfortable in a casual attire here - we get a number of customers coming in jeans... More 

2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

We went to Il Forno on the Monday night deal and got 2 courses for £12.95. A good deal, or so we thought. The food was average at best. The portions were small and the meals were not the tastiest. There is a much nicer Italian restaurant roughly 5 minutes away that serves larger, tastier meals for less. I'm very... More 

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

Hi John, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and provide us with your feedback. We are really sorry to hear that your experience at Il Forno wasn't as great as we always work for our customers to have. We try our best in providing a great service everyday although we are aware that some nights are... More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We were staying in the Albert Dock area, but it was well worth the 10 minute walk to Il Forno for a meal. Excellent food, and decent service. Really nice atmosphere in the restaurant, and the staff didn't mind that we messed them about a bit with the number of people in our booking. Some of the best seafood I... More 

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

Hi David, We are glad to hear that you had such a good experience dining at Il Forno. We always strive to do our best and deliver the best Italian food and the best service so customers like you can enjoy their time with us. We are glad that you feel like we are a piece of Italy placed in... More 

Southport, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

So, 9:45 on Saturday evening, and anywhere selling food on the Albert Dock is full of stags and hens and loud music. No thanks. A quick call to Il Forno and yes, they can fit us in. Although the kitchen was due to close at 10:30, there was no hurrying us to order. We picked pizzas and side dishes and... More 

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Widnes, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

My husband and I have been regular visitors to this restaurant over a number of years. I lived in Rome and Palermo before settling down, so had been spoiled for Italian food, until we discovered Il Forno, our little Italian Gem, authentic Italian food, exceptional Italian waiting staff, what more could a foody with her heart in Italy ask for... More 

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

Hi Rosie, We are really sorry to hear that you had a bad experience with us as we always work hard to make our customers have the best experience. We try to provide our customers with the best authentic Italian food and our chef strives to do his best in the kitchen everyday. If you could please send us an... More 

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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, Pizza & Pasta, 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, Pizza & Pasta, Vegetarian, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

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