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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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Visitor rating
  • 145
    Excellent
  • 104
    Very good
  • 32
    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
A regular spot for us

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Canada
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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305 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Ocean Grove, Australia
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We dined here a couple of nights ago and have to say it was like any other Pizza Restaurant. The staff were a bit casual with lots of how are we?, what would we like to have? Wine is served in standard glass tumblers which was really awful. What is wrong with wine glasses? The pizza was ok, just like... More 

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Speewah
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Great choice of pizzas, excellent recommendations from the guys working there, which I followed and enjoyed every mouthful. It's one of those places were the staff all seem to enjoy each other's company, are a good team and are having fun whilst still being attentive and efficient - thanks for a lovely evening

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Stawell, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I last visited this place in 2008 and obviously different people operating it but it was good to see the food and service hasn't altered. A good honest pizza at a reasonable price with a nice wine. Friendly staff and overall a pleasure to go back

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Lovely casual place to sit, pizzas are so good, like the proper Italian ones. Great atmosphere, not over priced. The sweet pizzas are very good, if you have room left.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

We ate at this restaurant twice during our 10 night stay. Pizza was very good, salad very good and the service was fantastic. The staff are very efficient and friendly, making the meal very enjoyable for a reasonable price. Definitely will go back next time we are in Palm cove!!

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Annandale, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

What can I say but OMG that's the best bruschetta I have ever had and I'm a chef....the pizza was scrumptious but the piece of resistance was the staff great friendly prompt service....the aromas from the street drew us up the stair to this little resturamt and we would return yummy yummy yummy

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Sydney, Australia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We enjoyed a very relaxing dinner here one night, and had a takeaway pizza another. Pizzas are tasty, service is friendly and fast and the salad is fresh - all at very reasonable prices. Lovely outdoor seating area

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Sydney
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114 reviews 114 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

A lovely evening to be enjoying an Italian meal outdoors. The staff were extremely enthusiastic and happy thus making the atmosphere bubbly. The pizzas were really delicious. I had the cannelloni with spinach and ricotta. A little too much spinach but that made it healthier! Then on to the tiramisu. Made on the premises and it was divine. A really... 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: Romantic, Families with children, 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?