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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, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 160
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  • 119
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice place to eat

Very friendly, super service, food was good, not epic but still very good and certainly sufficient quantity. House wine, a Shiraz, was very good and well priced.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
John D
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Savusavu, Fiji
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We ate here on our first night in Palm Cove. We ordered the garlic prawn pizza, was amazing. We came back another night we enjoyed it so much. Lovely outside area to take in the vibe of the shopping village. Staff very friendly. Loved the quant look of the place. Highly recommended.

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Savusavu, Fiji
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Very friendly, super service, food was good, not epic but still very good and certainly sufficient quantity. House wine, a Shiraz, was very good and well priced.

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We were walking by this restaurant and liked the small place and the smell was good too. We ordered a margarita pizza, but the pizza we got has crisp cheese on top. I have had better pizzas elsewhere. I would never come back here to have a pizza again. I will go to Dominos or other pizzeria instead. Staff were... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We spent four nights in Palm Cove and went to Il Forno twice, the pizza was that good. The windowside tables give a great view of the action on the street and the beach beyond. Good value for Palm Cove.

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Adelaide, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Ordered 2 pizzas both were disappointing. Crusts were overcooked and both tasted like rubber. Wouldnt recommend it.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

First of all i'm Italian coming from Naples.Pizza is NOT Italian even though it is still fine.We took a margherita and a Milan(sausage + potatoes ).Margherita was okay but the other please no...extremely salty and overcooked.They Charge you 2$ if you use debit/credit card and the 10% more if you split the bill...never seen in my life

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Palm Cove, Australia
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Delicious pizzas! and the restaurant has a really nice relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Service was quick and friendly. Highly recommend this place.

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Pacific Coast Australia, Australia
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Il forno pizza is still the best pizza around. The pizzas just scream 'FRESH'. The casual Al fresco style dining truly compliments the pizzas. The staff are fast, efficient and very pleasant. We will definitely be back again.

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Cairns, Australia
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Best Pizza in town even though every one is jumping on the waggon with pizza ovens Il Forno still reigns supreme,, great friendly staff

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We ordered two pizzas take out. A spicy chilli one and a Hawaiian, both with GF crust. Hawaiian was tasteless with hardly any toppings. The spicy one was mildly better but only just. Not sure if it was the GF base but they certainly weren't 12 inches. Saving grace is that they were quick.

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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, Romantic, 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?