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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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  • 138
    Excellent
  • 97
    Very good
  • 30
    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
Most recent review
Great Value for Money

Great location, great pizza, great service.. what is there not to like! Ask for the corner table inside.. brilliant views and lovely breeze.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
Diotima_Aus
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Ipswich, Australia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Dining on a budget
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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289 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Ipswich, Australia
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Great location, great pizza, great service.. what is there not to like! Ask for the corner table inside.. brilliant views and lovely breeze.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Il Forno Restaurant is a great little pizza place. It even comes with Italian staff to give the pizzas that extra authenticity. I went there with my wife and 3 children. The service was good despite being busy. We chose the outside table area as it was a pleasant evening. We shared the pizzas amongst us and they were of... More 

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USA
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73 reviews 73 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We always stay next door at VP and the smell from the kitchen always reaches the upper floor balcony and we can't resist it...it calls us...begs us to come down...seriously we love this place....can feel like you're packed in like sardines and it can get a little warm inside....buts it's fun and in some weird sense we find it romantic!

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Brisbane, Australia
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Good Pizza, traditional and novel toppings, good and friendly service, casual ambience. We sat outside but we were inside on a previous occasion. Won't disappoint and much better than the home delivered "brands".

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Townsville, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We dined here on 25th January 2015. We each ordered a pizza. All were delicious maybe just a little overcooked and crunchy but that's a minor complaint. We also ordered Nutella calzone to take away. Mmmm, yum! Service here is brilliant and cheerful. Nothing is too much trouble. Would definitely recommend!

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Crowthorne
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133 reviews 133 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

we popped in here early one evening, the food was good and the atmosphere very relaxing, strange to have wine in a tumbler, but I did say it was relaxing!

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Brisbane, Australia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Traditional pizzas. Fantastic service. Real flavours. Nutella Calzone. What more do you need in life?

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Stopped by here on the way home on Sunday night to pick up a few pizzas and salad. Loved the garlic bread pizza and the salads were fresh and crunchy. The pizza base was done to perfection, crispy but not so that it cuts your gums up and the toppings we chose were simple but the quality of the ingredients... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We um and ah'd about where to eat tonight- and we are SO pleased we choose to eat at Il Forno pizziaria! After being warmly welcomed and seated inside- moved outside when a table was free- we devoured the Bruschetta, which was absolutely outstanding! Followed by the meat lovers pizza - add pineapple, and a greek salad for a side.... More 

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Ventured in for our second visit in 7 nights. Typically hot humid night, we ordered the meat lovers (yes no BBQ sauce you beauty) and the Milano. Job well done! Melbourne pizza makers take note good pizza made with care and passion and a welcoming smile. Well done guys we will be recommending your place to friends.

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