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Il Forno - Liverpool

#180 of 1,252 Restaurants in Liverpool
Certificate of Excellence
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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, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

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    Very good
  • 119
    Average
  • 63
    Poor
  • 54
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Beautiful food!

Visited Il Forno with my partner on a Sunday evening, we found the restaurant through the Independent Liverpool card. We shared a trio of bruschetta for starters and we were both impressed- including my partner who can be a picky eater. For the main course we had a pizza with fresh mozzerella... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Heather C
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Preston, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We went for a family birthday meal ,maybe it was because there were 20 of us but would not return here. Expensive unless you have the pasta or pizza, you pay extra for potatoes and veg .No real atmosphere.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We are Liverpool residents of more than 10 years. My partner and I wanted to give the restaurant another try on a Friday evening. The last time we went was more than 5-6 years ago and I think this is telling as we love Italian food! Reasonably plush atmosphere but we found the service rather mechanical. The food was bland.... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Visited Il Forno with my partner on a Sunday evening, we found the restaurant through the Independent Liverpool card. We shared a trio of bruschetta for starters and we were both impressed- including my partner who can be a picky eater. For the main course we had a pizza with fresh mozzerella, parma ham and rocket- it was massive! We... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Enjoyable evening. Nice Italian food, menu reasonable, went with a vegetarian as previous comments suggested it was good for veggies. Must say we didn't find a vast choice.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I have been here a few times the food is delicious but trying to get drinks is a chore. Think we managed two drinks in two hours and one of them we bought at the bar while we were waiting for our table.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Nice place with tasteful pizza. Worth spending some more money to enjoy something good with friends or family.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Stopped here for a quick lunch. Pasta was cooked to perfection, pomodoro sauce was full of flavour, lovely! The garlic bread starter was fresh pizza dough with just the right amount of garlic butter.

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Sheffield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Wonderfully restaurant with great staff. My husband has visited on many occasions for business. We also attend as a couple. Very busy at weekends but great atmosphere. The food is fresh and tasty. Pizzas are prepared in a central oven replicating the Bocca Della Verita . The main chef was entertaining to watch. Recommend the scallop starter with Milanese risotto... More 

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Heswall, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This place never let's you down, same great all round service every time. Look for to coming back soo

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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Don't waste your time or money here. Steak blue not medium, green beans RAW, pizza poor quality. Pasta dishes small, £150 wasted! Will never go back. Service was good, although the waters thought it was ok to make a joke and laugh when I asked if it was possible to have something adapted on the menu, hardly encouraging and I... 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 8 - 77
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
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?