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Il Forno

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3615 S Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 33803
863-607-6030
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 61
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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we had to be in Lakeland & had to return here....since we've in the area. the food here is good! I love a family owned business that cares. I feel this one does. we started with the antipasto salad & the house made vinaigrette. this is a meal in itself. so good ~ glad we had enough to take... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Nalcrest, Florida
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Lakeland, Florida
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food could have been hotter. The service was just okay with a bit of disorganization. The veggies could have been fresher in the salad. The tomatoes were over ripe.

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Nalcrest, Florida
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183 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

we had to be in Lakeland & had to return here....since we've in the area. the food here is good! I love a family owned business that cares. I feel this one does. we started with the antipasto salad & the house made vinaigrette. this is a meal in itself. so good ~ glad we had enough to take home....LOL.... More 

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Thank k h
Winter Haven
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband & I stop in here occasionally for dinner when we are in Lakeland. This time was a Saturday night after going to the movies. Restaurant was busy, most tables full. We both ordered the lasagna, which comes with a salad & breadstick. Delicious, good-sized portion. House Chianti is good also. Attentive service. The only complaint is that the... More 

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Thank Viola60WinterHaven
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered a slice of Pizza and the Veal Parmesan. The Pizza cheese tasted like it was the cheap or Fake type of cheese and did not like it much. The Veal Parmesan red sauce tasted like vinegar and I had to add some sugar to kill the vinegar taste I did not like. They brought the bread out late... More 

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Thank arthur s
Lakeland, Florida
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30 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great Stromboli haven't had one in a while. Have been there several times and I would recommend the Sicilian pizza just call ahead it takes about 40 min to cook

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Thank Scott D
Lakeland, FL
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100 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A 2 pm party for a friend's surprise milestone birthday. Estimated about 40 people attended and the staff did not miss a beat and additionally, there were regular clients as well. I got eggplant parmigiana and a cup of pasta fagioli. They also served warm bread, not exactly Italian bread but a nice addition and the eggplant had a side... More 

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Thank BobbyBaum
Lakeland, Florida
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197 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We haven't been here in a while...3 years and we weren't thrilled with the place the last time. We really didn't care for it all this time. No flavor and skimpy portion. Service was good. I would highly recommend other Italian places in the area over this one. Sad to say.

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Thank foodieme26
Yulee, Florida
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Great selection with fine service and reasonable prices. Large portions that were terrific and served well.

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Thank moonshinerkey
Lakeland, Florida
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109 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Nothing here that you can't anywhere at a much better price. Pizza no better then Little Caesars at fraction of the price.

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Thank LakelandAdvisor1
Lakeland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

I have dinner at Il Forno most Friday's. Whether it's a yummy veggie pizza or a wonderful meal the food is awesome. Their house salad dressing is to die for . . Yum Yum . . Service is always great, very attentive, accurate and timely. This is a great family restaurant/

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3615 S Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 33803
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lakeland
  • Phone Number: 863-607-6030

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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Daytona Beach, FL
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?