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Il Forno Restaurant

115-117 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia
(07) 4059 1666
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Ranked #13 of 46 Restaurants in Palm Cove
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
The Hague, The Netherlands
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

The pizza here is ok if you are hungry, but nothing special. Not great value either - at $20 for a basic margarita one would expect either something bigger and/or tastier. If you have a car, head up to Chilly Pizza in Port Douglas for a nicer atmosphere and taste for the same price

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Adelaide
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We were looking for a take away pizza and Il Forno was an easy choice with a stroll along the beachfront to alight the stairs, exchange pleasantries and off home. We enjoyed the margharita pizza but was surprised to see no identifiable pieces of tomato or basil but it had a good base and taste. We also shared a spinach... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Good value for money in palm cove but based on previous reviews I was expecting a lot more. Service is fantastic but the pizza's lack a little flavour. We had a margherita and il forno which was supposed to have chilli but didn't really get that kick we were looking for. The caprese salad was good and you can't go... More

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Richmond, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The staff are amazing and friendly. Very helpful. Menu is limited to mainly pizza, but great pizza. Bruschetta was the highlight of our meal. They even box up leftovers to take home.

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Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Felt like something different and got it here, reminded me of eating with Italians in my youth. As a table we had a variety of their dishes and everyone was happy with what they got. They fitted us in as a larger groups without fuss and served us without a rush even though close to closing time

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We were on a quick holiday to Palm Cove late July. The restaurants were lovely (if not expensive for the type of food we wanted) and then we decided to try a pizza. Pizza isn't necessarily something you get on a holiday, you can get it anywhere…. Ummm, no, this restaurant taught us that there's a massive difference between a... More

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Cairns
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

Service is absolutely terrible. We were served a water glass with a bottle of wine. When we asked for a wine glass the waiters responce was. "Well thats how they drink it in Italy" "I guess I can get you a wine glass if you really want one" Second time visiting this restaurant both time bad service. Food is good... More

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Nottingham, UK
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Had a superb family meal, the service and attention was exceptional, I would highly recommend this place for anybody looking for a great pizza. Kids loved the Nutella calzone

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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The staff and service was great, they went the extra mile to make my son feel welcome and special. The pizzas were pretty good, not completely authentic but a nice base and toppings. They do takeaway as well as eat in and I definitely recommend that you should have a meal from there whilst in Palm Cove.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This place is small but gee do they pump out the food. We wanted something casual before heading back to watch AFL Friday night...what a great start and North Melbourne won as well !

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