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Il Forno Restaurant

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115-117 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia
(07) 4059 1666
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Dining on a budget

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  • 142
    Excellent
  • 102
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great place to eat

We ate at this restaurant twice during our 10 night stay. Pizza was very good, salad very good and the service was fantastic. The staff are very efficient and friendly, making the meal very enjoyable for a reasonable price. Definitely will go back next time we are in Palm cove!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Digby1967
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Dining on a budget
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299 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

We ate at this restaurant twice during our 10 night stay. Pizza was very good, salad very good and the service was fantastic. The staff are very efficient and friendly, making the meal very enjoyable for a reasonable price. Definitely will go back next time we are in Palm cove!!

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Annandale, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

What can I say but OMG that's the best bruschetta I have ever had and I'm a chef....the pizza was scrumptious but the piece of resistance was the staff great friendly prompt service....the aromas from the street drew us up the stair to this little resturamt and we would return yummy yummy yummy

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Sydney, Australia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We enjoyed a very relaxing dinner here one night, and had a takeaway pizza another. Pizzas are tasty, service is friendly and fast and the salad is fresh - all at very reasonable prices. Lovely outdoor seating area

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Sydney
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104 reviews 104 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

A lovely evening to be enjoying an Italian meal outdoors. The staff were extremely enthusiastic and happy thus making the atmosphere bubbly. The pizzas were really delicious. I had the cannelloni with spinach and ricotta. A little too much spinach but that made it healthier! Then on to the tiramisu. Made on the premises and it was divine. A really... More 

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Port Alfred, South Africa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I would have liked to see a more extensive menu with the pizza's - there were only a few combinations that looked like they would be tasty. We enjoyed the experience of making use of their take away option, which we enjoyed on the beach!

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auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Great pizzas, great happy service. There was a mistake with the order and the management could not have been nicer. great greek salad.

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Cairns, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Nice casual dining, perfect for a family pizza. Court yard area is great for kids to play in. Highly recommend the milano pizza with rosemary and potatoes. Staff are real friendly.

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Willunga
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Absolutly brill pizza, service was great, was made very welcome but not over powering. Made with love & much betterr that the comercial kind. Great location overlooking the beach.

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Sydney, Australia
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133 reviews 133 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

We sat at the open window upstairs in Il Forno, overlooking the moon coming up over the bay-- great stuff. We had the "Pompeii" pizza, which was generously topped with lots of tasty stuff, plus an excellent Greek salad, washed down with Italian beer and bubbly. It was all good, explaining the crowd and the queue of people waiting for... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

Got takeaway pizzas from here, they were absolutely amazing so tasty. Staff were very friendly when we went to collect our pizza, would say that maybe the pizzas are a little pricey especially for takeaway.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 115-117 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Palm Cove
  • Phone Number: (07) 4059 1666

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?