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il forno

the lane, off pub street, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Ranked #39 of 414 restaurants in Siem Reap
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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.
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88% Recommend
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Effingham, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

My wife and I had dinner at Il Forno while visiting the temples in Siem Reap. Phenomenal food. For sure try the Eggplant gnocchi. All the pasta is homemade. Decent wine selection. The owner, Eddie, actually came out to our table to explain the 6 or 8 specials for the evening. The service was great. Not easy to find. It... More

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Indaiatuba, São Paulo, Brazil
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

We found this restaurant during a walk in the alleys near pub street. The food is delicious, is a little piece of Italy in the heart of Siem Reap. There is only one problem, the place doesn't have air conditioning and the inside tables are very hot but it is not a problem if you want to eat a good... More

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

Excellent staff and food. We started with bruchetta then had the sea bass and prawn ravioli and spicy salami pizza. The service was prompt and polite. The pizza was spicy and perfectly cooked. Pasta was really delicious and we waddled away stuffed. We have been travelling for 5 weeks now and this was our first western food and it really... More

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

I had lunch here one day and dinner the next. Both meals were excellent. I didn't want really rich and heavy food – the weather was too hot for that – and Il forno had a brilliant linguini pasta with Parma ham and lime. It was light and delicious, just perfect with a glass of Italian wine. The desserts are... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

Tired of deep fried tarantula and roasted red ants? Kids need a pasta hit after a day at the temples? Then Il Forno is a great option. Tucked away in the middle of Siem Reap the food and service are both good. We went with our two kids (7 and 10) and shared some bruschetta to start (okay, nothing special),... More

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Had dinner here last night, and lunch today, and this food is amazing!! Real Italian food, and the pizza's are really the best we've had in a long time. The wine is also great. Shared some dishes for lunch today, can really recommend the caprese (real mozzarella!!!!) and the pizza margherita.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Nice thin pizza with cute but hard to find restaurant one street off main drag aka Pub Street Cypress Salad spot on with balsamic and decent olive oil at the ready Staff not experienced but kind Worth the search- Siem Reap dining is a wasteland

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Paris, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

This restaurant is just amazing. We had dîner there almost everyday. Gnocchi alle melanzane are amazing ! Pizza too. Really friendly staff ! Don't miss it. The best Italian restaurant in Cambodia.

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Shanghai, China
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

Had dinner here with my family. It is a decent place for "fast food" style Italian. The restaurant is located between the night market and pub street. The portions are small, and the prices are appropriate. It's not air conditioned, but several fans provide a small relief from the heat.

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Montpellier, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Excellent restaurant, very beautiful decoration, nice staff, excellent food, just a few steps from Pub street. The pizzas are literally delicious. A restaurant that I definitely recommend !!

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