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Il Forno

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Avenida Roosevelt 39A-20, Cali, Colombia
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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  • 56
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  • 41
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best italian in Cali and great value!

I had almost given up hope of having good pasta in Colombia until I went to the Faro! It has a great atmosphere and decor and the menu is VERY varied - almost too much choice! I had the prawn and salmon ravioli and was very impressed with the quality and flavours. In each ravioli was half salmon... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Marie_Quin
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Cali, Colombia
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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Cali, Colombia
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

I had almost given up hope of having good pasta in Colombia until I went to the Faro! It has a great atmosphere and decor and the menu is VERY varied - almost too much choice! I had the prawn and salmon ravioli and was very impressed with the quality and flavours. In each ravioli was half salmon and half... More 

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Deltona, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

On one occasion the meal was excellent. The last visit it was only so-so. Will try it again to see how it is.

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New York City
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

I popped in here unknowingly with my family my last night in Cali and boy was I happy. Our table ordered a medley of foods including meats pastas and apps. The best thing I tried was my mothers combo plate which had steak, risotto and a Cesar salad.... Mouth watering. I also had a portobello mushroom goat cheese appetizer and... More 

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Cali, Colombia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Nice place to enjoy an excellent italian food accompanied with a good-wine glass and a good date. There's a very good services and there're several dishes and appetizers for choosing

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Aventura, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

The place is good, has a nice atmosphere, and service is really good. The food is ok, nothing out of the extraordinary.... May go back, prices are ok for the place when using Colombian pesos....

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Tromso, Norway
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013 via mobile

Highly recommended for Italian food lovers in the south of Cali. The portions have a good size and the menu is variated.

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

This restaurant has a nice atmosphere, as families friends and colleagues seem to meet up in big groups, celebrating their birthdays and such. This however makes it crowded with a service which is therefore a bit slow. Good food. And they also sell nice drinks, such as sangria and cocktails and the artisan beer from Colombia which is really nice.

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Cali, Colombia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

We had a reservation but we wanted to sit somewhere a bit fresh and it was not a problem to switch, the waiter was very kind and very helpful when trying to choose the wine which was absolutely delicious (Santa Rita Merlot)! The solomito, canelonis and the salad were a delight, althou the Tiramisu was awful, it tasted as it... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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48 reviews 48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

Great italian and local food options, not expensive in a nice area near hospitals and pharmacies. I had a delicious pasta and shrimp and a tangerine juice, desserts are big, apple tart with ice cream, all credit cards accepted. If in a rush not a good option, service can get a bit slow bcause many people come here. Business people,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2007

Good Pasta... and good service.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Avenida Roosevelt 39A-20, Cali, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Valle del Cauca Department  >  Cali

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10

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