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Berkelstraat 20 | 6301 CC, Valkenburg, The Netherlands
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pleasant meal and service

A busy Thursday night in Valkenburg due to the Carneval concert. Our meal was basic pasta which was hot, tasty and plentiful. My husband was able to substitute chips for salad with no problems to accommodate a diet! Waiter pleasant and attentive.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
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Bristol
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61 reviews 61 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

A busy Thursday night in Valkenburg due to the Carneval concert. Our meal was basic pasta which was hot, tasty and plentiful. My husband was able to substitute chips for salad with no problems to accommodate a diet! Waiter pleasant and attentive.

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Landgraaf, The Netherlands
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Il Forno is a pretty nice restaurant in the old part of Valkenburg, just below the castle. It has a good terrace on the street and a nice atmosphere on the inside, but it was a little disappointing to notice that the “old world” décor was just a façade, i.e. fake bricks, etc. That said, the décor and the music... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Very disappointed by service. We were asked to move to a different area whilst still enjoying our meal (so they could close the smaller area). Lasagne was very salty, seemed like it was just meat and cheese. Would not recommend.

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

This restaurant is very expensive for the average quality of the food served (10 euros for pasta all'aglio? come one!). But, worst of all, the service was very bad: the waitress was arrogant to say the least and the waiter forgot to bring bread... a failure.

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essex england
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38 reviews 38 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We ate here and the pizza and spagetti bolonaise was lovely.We ate outside but we sat under the electric fire and had blankets for our legs.Our only critisism was that the waitress stood with us the whole time when we asked for the bill and watched us sorting the money out and we felt we couldnt discuss the tip we... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I ordered calzone and received a garlic Sauce that covered the calzone completely!!!in italy you will Never ever find such terrible idea. Not suggested to eat Pizza other things i didnt tryed

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Enjoyable meal in a relaxing environment. Ate outdoors in early evening. We had a Pizza Calzone and a chicken dish. Good food, nicely presented. Service efficient though we were not offered a dessert menu or coffee!

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Elmpt
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Ate here yesterday lunch time on a day out in Valkenburg with my daughter. We had the pizza and the cannelloni, both superb. The pizza was a real, home baked, Italian pizza with a wonderful thin crust and superb topping. The cannelloni was freshly made pasta with a beautiful sauce and filling. We ate outside as it was a sunny... More 

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Birmingham
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Really buzzing with families with friendly staff and proper Italian baked pizza. Good value for money.

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Visited this restaurant on our last night of a four day christmas Market tour! as it was a Sunday it wasnt so busy so we managed to get a table. food was tasty, well presented and staff friendly and spoke English.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: Berkelstraat 20 | 6301 CC, Valkenburg, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  Limburg Province  >  Valkenburg

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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