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Il Forno Restaurant

115-117 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia
(07) 4059 1666
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Ranked #14 of 47 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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  • Dutch first
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  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Wellington, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Had to try this place as so many people had recommended it. We were not disappointed, the pizza was delicious and the service was excellent. We sat outside to dine which just added to the atmosphere.

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Sydney
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Ordered take away pizzas from here on a recent trip to palm cove. Was very disappointed. Hard- based pizzas, little topping and overall tasteless.

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Adelaide, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

Ordered a pizza supreme, base nice and thin toppings tasty but glad we never ordered 2, Even too pricey for palm cove,

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Reasonably priced and great tasting Pizza, and the smoked salmon entree was nice, perhaps some capers would have enhanced the flavour

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Melbourne, Australia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This place is a great place to pick up a take away pizza or eat in. Staff are friendly and are happy to have a chat and make suggestions if required. A must visit when you are next in Palm Cove.

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Cairns Region, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Il Forno serve the best pizzas in the Cairns region, without a doubt. Beautiful thin bases, all made to order. The toppings are delicious and just the right quantity. It is hard to choose between the bologna, Margherita and garlic prawn. Don't forget to try the breads for starter. These aren't big chunks of bread, rather smaller portioned pizza bases.... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

It's hard to get a good gluten free base but Il Forno gets its right. With a thin base (even on the normal base) and a light sprinkling of fresh and great quality toppings, it's the type of pizza that sits well with the Palm Cove warm weather...

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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