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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, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 149
    Excellent
  • 107
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 15
    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
Try the Desert Pizza

Good pizza's, great view and great hosts,their reccommendation of the Raspberry and White Chocolate Pizza, OMG. A friend and I shared - but next time it's all mine!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2015
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Cairns, Australia
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
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English first
Palm Cove, Australia
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Love the pizza's from here , the real macoy. Not the cheapest pizza's but the best by far. Take away or sit in, sitting on the beach with a pizza as good as this can't be beat.

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Madison, Alabama
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53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

My husband and I ate a sausage special pizza and Greek salad. Both were very good, especially the salad. The staff was friendly and attentive even though it was crowded. I would recommend it!

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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We haven't been here for a whole and fancied a meal out after a hard day at work and a busy week. The garlic bread was tough and chewy and the pizza disappointing , makes Dominoes seem like top class and it's way cheaper Save your money and order elsewhere if you want a pizza, sorry not worth an average... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We choose this restuarant for our first night in palm cove. It had a very warm atmosphere and the lasagne and pizza were great. The staff were also very friendly and attentive

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Cairns, Australia
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53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Good pizza's, great view and great hosts,their reccommendation of the Raspberry and White Chocolate Pizza, OMG. A friend and I shared - but next time it's all mine!

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Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We first visited Il Forno 12 years ago, visited again in 2006 when we were married at Palm Cove and then in 2015 took our children there on a family holiday. It's still the same, delicious food, awesome service. Love it!!

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Brisbane
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Really tasty, authentic Pizza. What the pizzas lack in toppings they more than make up with in flavour. Try the Alba!

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Adelaide
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We got take away. Pizzas were delicious and authentic. Service was friendly, but really slow. Prices average for this type of good.

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Ocean Grove, Australia
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108 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Not to be missed, indoor or outdoor dining, large variety of pizzas to choose from, eat in or take away, friendly staff, reasonable prices, would always go back for more!

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Canada
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

As a pizzaiolo or wood fire pizza chef I was excited to see a place named il forno(little oven) tucked away in the shopping village. I was a little disappointed when I saw they had no for no oven and just regular although new gas ovens, the pizza they delivered was above my expectations. Seemed to be a regular spot... More 

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Additional Information about Il Forno Restaurant

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

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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: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Romantic
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?