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the lane, off pub street, Siem Reap, Cambodia
+855 63 763 380
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12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: We created Il Forno in 2011 after many years dreaming of opening a...
We created Il Forno in 2011 after many years dreaming of opening a traditional Italian Restaurant outside Italy where we would serve authentic Italian food like our grandmothers used to cook. The only addition to our grandmother's kitchen was the building of an original stone brick fire wood oven from where to make pizzas according to the southern italian tradition. We pride to import every single ingredient ( veggie & fruits aside)on our menu directly from Italy and to make all our food home made and fresh daily. Our fantastic team of chefs/cooks start their day very early to prepare our pizza dough that need 10/12 hours before its naturally risen and to prepare home made tagliatelle, tortellini , gnocchi and so on , exactly like we used to in Italy half a century ago.
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely Italian food

We ate at this restaurant on our first night in Siem Reap, and it was a great start to our holiday. Just off Pub St and handy to the Old Market area and serving great Italian food. Loved it!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Torquay, Australia
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  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
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Torquay, Australia
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We ate at this restaurant on our first night in Siem Reap, and it was a great start to our holiday. Just off Pub St and handy to the Old Market area and serving great Italian food. Loved it!!!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Very popular and crowded place. The food is average. We ordered for a chicken pizza, not on the menu. There was something funny about it and the chicken tasted stale. We pointed this out to the hostess who promptly acknowledged and changed the order. The replacement pizza was fine. I guess she realised it was stale!

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TheTeam_SR, Public Relations Manager at il forno, responded to this review

Hi there, Sorry to hear you had an unpleasant experience at our place. We always try our best to adhere to the strictest standards in food preparation using the best and freshest ingredients as possible, having said that, sometimes, mistakes do happen and I apologize for that. However, I'm happy the hostess changed your pizza and you had a better... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I returned several times to this outlet when I am looking for a great pizza, well it is a bit expensive but you really fine a much better taste than other places in town.

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TheTeam_SR, Public Relations Manager at il forno, responded to this review

Hey there, We are glad to know that you liked our pizzas enough to come back a few times. Our pizzas are lovingly made with traditional recipes and authentic ingredients as much as we can find it in Cambodia. Thank you for the lovely review and have a great day ahead. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We went here because we wanted to have some european food, and it was well worth it. The pasta with salsiccia was extremely good, with a little spicy punch. Pizza was also really strong. Prices are in line with the rest of the pub street.

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TheTeam_SR, Public Relations Manager at il forno, responded to this review

Hey there, Thank you very much for the lovely review and yes we are quite well known for our pizzas. Have a great day and hope to see you soon. More 

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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104 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This restaurant has just opened in Phnom Penh 2nd night the wait staff were great, the Manageress Julia introduced herself so did the Chef which added that nice touch. I had the Pork Belly which was scrumpitous and My lady had the Ravioli Black Ink Squid with Crab & Prawns both dishes excellent. Dessert was so delicious guess we will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

For those who truly appreciate an authentic Italian experience, this is the place to eat. The fresh, hand made pasta is to die for and the cute tables set in the alleyway in Pub Street is the perfect setting for this delightful restaurant.

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TheTeam_SR, Public Relations Manager at il forno, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for that awesome review. We are indeed as authentic Italian as it gets as we use family recipes to make our special pasta dishes. We hope to see you again soon if you are still around, have a great day ahead! More 

Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The best italian food ever. I will highly recommend il Forno to anyone traveling to Siem Reap. It's an amazing experience.

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TheTeam_SR, Public Relations Manager at il forno, responded to this review

Hi there! We get reviews and we get REVIEWS, like yours! Wow, nothing makes us more elated than getting an elated, raving review about our lovingly prepared pizzas, pastas and everything else that came from our boss's grandma's kitchen. We want everyone to leave with a sense of love and fulfillment as much as they can during their visit to... More 

Hong Kong, China
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Delicious Italian food a surprise in the touristy buzz of Pub Street. Perhaps a little more expensive than you would expect in Cambodia but still great value and quality.

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TheTeam_SR, Public Relations Manager at il forno, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for that lovely review of our little cozy, quiet corner in the buzzing Pub Street. We're so conveniently located at a place where people tend to have cravings and the munchies after a nice night out over at the Pub Street and we would like to say, we almost certainly fulfill those cravings beautifully with some... More 

Perth, Australia
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Was recommended this restaurant by a friend who had previously visited and we weren't disappointed. The pizza, spaghetti and burger was a nice break from noodles and rice lol. Friendly staff and cold beers... A great night.

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TheTeam_SR, Public Relations Manager at il forno, responded to this review

Hey there, Thanks for that great thumbs-up for out little place. We are indeed well-known for being the top choice for people wanting to have a break from noodles and rice. Have a great day ahead! More 

Perth, Australia
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

My Italian husband and I ate here several times during our stay in Siem Reap. Ok it's not local food, it's Italian and we're in Cambodia...we did also try the local food but it was hard to go past Il Forno for its amazing food and service. We tried several pasta dishes, pizzas, salads and a delicious seared tuna dish.... More 

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TheTeam_SR, Public Relations Manager at il forno, responded to this review

Hey there, How are you doing? Thank you so much for that truly wonderful review. We are so incredibly elated to hear that Rany made your dining experience truly something unforgettable, we will surely pass on the message to him. Yes, we are proud of our open kitchen concept for that very reason you mentioned and lovely to know you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: the lane, off pub street, Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Location: Asia  >  Cambodia  >  Siem Reap Province  >  Siem Reap
  • Phone Number: +855 63 763 380

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Asian, Pub, Pasta, Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Romantic

Description

We created Il Forno in 2011 after many years dreaming of opening a traditional Italian Restaurant outside Italy where we would serve authentic Italian food like our grandmothers used to cook. The only addition to our grandmother's kitchen was the building of an original stone brick fire wood oven from where to make pizzas according to the southern italian tradition. We pride to import every single ingredient ( veggie & fruits aside)on our menu directly from Italy and to make all our food home made and fresh daily. Our fantastic team of chefs/cooks start their day very early to prepare our pizza dough that need 10/12 hours before its naturally risen and to prepare home made tagliatelle, tortellini , gnocchi and so on , exactly like we used to in Italy half a century ago.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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