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Il Forno - Liverpool

#162 of 1,182 Restaurants in Liverpool
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian, Pizza & Pasta
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132 Duke Street, Liverpool L1 5AG, England
+44 151 709 4002
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 545
    Excellent
  • 234
    Very good
  • 109
    Average
  • 56
    Poor
  • 47
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent Food

Whilst visiting my husbands daughter in Liverpool we visited this lovely authentic restaurant. Although it was Sunday lunch there weren't many people in and it did feel a little bit empty. I would guess the atmosphere is much different in the evening when its full I'm sure. But the food was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Mandy F
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Anstey, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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English first
Anstey, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Whilst visiting my husbands daughter in Liverpool we visited this lovely authentic restaurant. Although it was Sunday lunch there weren't many people in and it did feel a little bit empty. I would guess the atmosphere is much different in the evening when its full I'm sure. But the food was excellent - the portions are very big and we... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I'm a regular client and love the atmosphere and the food. It's indeed pricey, but the food is tasty and made with good quality ingredients.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

definitely one of my top 5 restaurants in Liverpool, great truly Italian food, great wood-oven pizzas, great selection of pasta and second courses, superb wine list. always very busy, so despite the large room always buzzing. excellent service, attentive and friendly. very highly recommended.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Me and my partner visited Il Forno and cannot wait to go back. We didn't book so we were seated in front of the brick oven and absolutely loved watching the pizzas being cooked. The food, service, general atmosphere is fantastic, I cannot rave about the place enough. Perfect for family & romantic nights. Roll on our next trip to... More 

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cheshire
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

Visited on Thursday -quiet night. Staff welcoming upon arrival and escorted to table. No problem asking waiters to wait whilst we chose from the menu. Food arrived promptly and hot! Food very tasty and whilst atmosphere on quiet side, all staff very pleasewnt. Will visit again soon

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This restaurant is a frequent visit for my girlfriend and myself. The staff are extremely welcoming and friendly, the atmosphere is great: casual or formal, birthdays or just eating by yourself, it caters for all. The best feature is the food: this restaurant is frequently visited by italian football players from away teams as well as Liverpool FC and Everton,... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Having visited a few times, the quality of the food never fails to impress me. I have been for a various of reasons, with friends, on business and on dates. Their valentines service and menu was executed to perfection; the wild boar was wonderful and my girlfriend thoroughly enjoyed her scallops. Normally I get the il forno pizza, cooked in... More 

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Skelmersdale, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This place has a gorgeous exterior and interior with a large wood oven at its centre. The food is delicious and fresh, I would recommend the Pizza Calzone. The staff are very polite and serve perfectly. This would have been a five star review but I feel a tip should be opt-in, not opt-out, even if I do tip all... More 

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

Dear xstexr, Thank you for your review and your feedback - these will be passed onto management. It's great to welcome customers such as yourself. Our pizza oven is the largest in Liverpool and something we are very proud of - hope it helped to make your Pizza Calzone even more delicious! Next time you are visiting Il Forno, please... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

My girlfriend and I had a good time, but that was more to do with the fact we were in the good company of each other & not necessarily the efforts of the restaurant. The staff were pleasant enough, but everything seemed a little rushed, it was early in the evening on Valentine's Day so I won't hold that against... More 

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

Dear Unorthodox, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. Could you please email your booking reference to Luca at info@ilforno.co.uk and we will work to look into this matter for you. Our A La Carte menu was available all day on Saturday in addition to our Valentine's Menu so apologies if you were not aware... More 

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

It was my first time at il forno and I was really looking forward to it I was very disappointed from the start are table was booked for 7 o'clock and we was seated quickly I asked for a bottle of sweet wine and they brought dry most of the staff can't even speak English and I felt I was... More 

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

Dear Ian, Thank you for taking the time to send us your feedback and I am sorry to hear you were not satisfied with your recent experience. We work hard to maintain the highest standards in guest satisfaction and we apologise that you have not received the experience we would expect for our customers. I have forwarded your comments to... 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, Pizza & Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?