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Il Forno - Liverpool

132 Duke Street, Liverpool L1 5AG, England
+44 151 709 4002
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Ranked #128 of 1,064 restaurants in Liverpool
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $85
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian, Pizza & Pasta
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We went there on Saturday 26th July for a meal. Absolutely amazing food and service. Waiter was from Napoli Salvatore ( sorry for spelling it wrong ) what a lovely man he is made our night, he told us his brother was the pasta chef. Food was the best I'd ever tasted.! Thank you to all of you for making... More

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Very slick and professional. Had a night out with a group who all wanted starters as mains or mains as starters, that is everyone wanted something different. No problem we all got what we asked for no fuss and in good time. Many dishes many and prices to suit all pockets and excellent food high quality. Will be back with... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Went at lunchtime and had the £5 offer. The tomato and chili pasta was lovely, and my friend had the risotto which he wolfed down. The portions were not large but fine for a lunchtime. £3.50 for a coke was expensive though. The restaurant automatically adds service to your bill, I hadn't realised and left a tip. The food and... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The staff are so nice. Very welcoming. The food is amazing. The closest you will get to Italy in my opinion. The antipasti dish to share is out of this world. I followed this with a sword fish and prawn pasta. Wow!!! Nicely finished off with a tiramisu. The best Italian in Liverpool. Great night.

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I booked a meal here for my post graduation celebration, the staff where very friendly and helpful while still being professional and attentive, the food was delicious and we wasn't waiting very long between courses. excellent value for money, I will definately be visiting again.....and they give a discount for graduations!

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Manchester
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

All six of us were ooing and ahhing as we savoured every morsel of our daughter's celebration meal. Bruschetta full of deep italian flavour, rich and tasty mozzarella and a fabulous chocolate / fruit fondue were just an indication of how il forno elevates simple food to delicious perfection. Honestly we are still raving three days on - we cant... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed the food In ll Forno. The staff were excellent & very very attentive. We found it great value for money & even better because we were given a 20% discount voucher from The Nadler Hotel where we were staying.

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Chapel-en-le-Frith, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

On the day my daughter moved to Liverpool to begin a 3 year course at Uni we ate here - managed to get the last 2 places on a Saturday night at the counter with a brilliant view of the pizza oven. It was like a show laid on for our entertainment while we waited for our food. The food... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Il Forno offers a special menu deal around graduations; This looked very appealing but seemed too heavy for most of us, so we all ordered from the normal menu. Amongst the starters a smoked salmon with soft cheese was delightful but had too much cheese for the amount of salmon for my taste. An aubergine and cheese layered patty was... More

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Preston
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145 reviews 145 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Not an Italian food fan in general- mostly overpriced and lacking in something. Il Forno is different. The variety of dishes and flavours was superb. We attended as part of a business function and so had a set meal - the starter sample platter was amazing. Not sure how much it costs because we weren't paying but I would like... More

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