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IL Forno

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Kr 37A 8-09, Medellin 01234, Colombia
574 4484876
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 184
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    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 30
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good salads and red sauce

I usually eat at the Laureles Primer Parque location which always serves good food. I prefer other restaurants for Italian food but when I want a good salad, I often go here. And their Italian is just fine with real red sauce and not the orangy-type one often finds in Medellin "Italian... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
lovesafrica
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Seattle WA
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panama
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220 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

this was recommended by our hotel it si like a fast food italian restaurant. totally overrated at trip advisor as it is number 16 on the list. average food, average service and very good prices

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Thank jack n
Panama
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197 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant has a full menu of Italian style foods from pizza, lasagna, calzoni, spaghetti, and many kinds of salads. I chose the calzoni parma and it was prepared very well.

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Thank BigDogPanama
Kingston, Canada
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131 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sunday night and apparently no restaurants open. Arranged delivery from on-line menu and it was sooo good. Great pizza, just loaded and of very high quality. Seafood salad that was huge and delicious and very fresh, the seafood cooked just right. Well-priced and delivered with a smile. Cant beat that!!

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Thank Roseanne B
Seattle WA
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I usually eat at the Laureles Primer Parque location which always serves good food. I prefer other restaurants for Italian food but when I want a good salad, I often go here. And their Italian is just fine with real red sauce and not the orangy-type one often finds in Medellin "Italian" restaurants. Recently I ate at a location in... More 

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Thank lovesafrica
Charlotte, North Carolina
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant was close to where we were staying and it got decent reviews. I was not thrilled with the food. I had a seafood salad which I have had in many other restaurants, and it had a small amount of calamari, small amount of shrimp and a processed fake crab leg..not good. No one spoke English so it was... More 

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Thank potterslove
Toronto
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

The service is very slow here as we waited an hour to get our food. When we did the steak was overcooked even thou we asked for medium rare. One of us also tried the steak sandwich which had way too much mayonnaise and that's all you could taste. The place is OK but not worth the price for slow... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Was there for a quick lunch with friends, service was quick and friendly. We all had a salad of differing kinds, but the consensus was the same, tasty, good quality, ample portion.

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Thank isslandboy
Orlando, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

went to the one in la palmas and really liked the view, the food was awesome and the service was great! coming back for sure

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Thank Nick M
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31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

It's one of the best italian restaurants in the city. The food it's great and the prices are affordable (cheap) eveything in the menu is delicious. Besides crepes and waffles this is one of my favorites restaurants in Medellin! You will notice that in some restaurants people will do a line in order to get in!! That good it is!!... More 

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Thank Juliana A
Miami, Florida
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288 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

This place is a joke. Service was ridiculous. Servers do not know the menu. Tomato Soup was awful. Bruschetta ordered was interesting, different from any other I have eaten anywhere but it was ok. As my Associate and I where still eating our appetizer they brought out the main dishes we had to leave half the appetizer. I asked for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kr 37A 8-09, Medellin 01234, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Antioquia Department  >  Medellin
  • Phone Number: 574 4484876

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 20
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?