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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: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 186
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  • 134
    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 11
    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
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Il Forno is one of those little unexpected gems that You find every so often when travelling. Sure it's just a pizza shop - but in effect it is quite a bit more than that given its location and use of outdoor terrace seating. AND - it's thin base pizzas are right up there with any served up in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Neil P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Il Forno is one of those little unexpected gems that You find every so often when travelling. Sure it's just a pizza shop - but in effect it is quite a bit more than that given its location and use of outdoor terrace seating. AND - it's thin base pizzas are right up there with any served up in the... More 

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Thank Neil P
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The pizza served is the thin base gourmet type, I decided to get take away. The service was good, the pizza was served hot in under 15 minutes even though the restaurant was full. Sadly like all restaurants in Palm Cove the prices are too high.

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Thank Anthony W
Auckland, New Zealand
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good if you want a cheap quick light dinner. Desserts are average but service is very friendly. No toilets, one has to go down to another level. Restroom key is attached to a huge spoon and a bit embarrassing to walk through the whole arcade with this silly cooking spoon. Worth a try…

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Thank FPeter_12
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here for the first time and I can say without hesitation that it was one of the best pizzas I have ever had The people we were with (one being an Italian lover of pizza) agreed that it was up there with the best he had. Loved it so much we came back again on our short visit to... More 

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Thank Jack C
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good pizzas but very expensive. Great selection of toppings and extras For 2 adults and 2 children $100 Just on pizza. Seems like a lot

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Thank Frequent T
Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Extensive menu, drinks, friendly staff and good live music. Food was extremely good. Teenagers loved it too

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Thank Marita H
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The menu is predominantly pizza which is Ok if that's what you are after. The pizza base is very thin and delicious. I think the topping choices could do with a bit of modernisation. They seemed a bit old fashioned. The seafood pizza is very salty. The staff are friendly.

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1 Thank Sonya A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved dinning here, and had a seat in the window overlooking the beach. The service was friendly and quick. The pizza was fresh and very authentic. The tirumisu was one of the best iv had in Aus. I took my partner who was visiting from Italy and he was mighty impressed. And it takes a lot to impress him... More 

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1 Thank Toni A
Paris, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

They claim the make the authentic pizza. It certainly was NOT. It arrived very quickly and was partly burned. ...tasted like frozen pizza with some toppings thrown on top....I bet it was. Salads were small and not as described in menu. We ate what we felt comfortable eating and left the rest. Rushed to pay bill and leave the place.... More 

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3 Thank ParisViewer
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

It may have been a bad night for the staff, but considering we were the first customers of the night, the staff were very rude & abrupt. This continued with other customers as they arrived. Food was average and we couldn't wait to get out of there. Compared to other dining experiences along the same street where service was super... More 

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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, Romantic, Families with children
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?