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Il Forno

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3615 S Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 33803
863-607-6030
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Today
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: Reservations, Takeout, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 39
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    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
Most recent review
Fantastic place!

Overall, we really enjoyed eating here. The only drawback was it was a little loud but almost everywhere is nowadays. The server was super friendly and you could tell he loved his work! We will be there again once my son starts at SEU in the fall!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
LWTerry
via mobile
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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68 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Overall, we really enjoyed eating here. The only drawback was it was a little loud but almost everywhere is nowadays. The server was super friendly and you could tell he loved his work! We will be there again once my son starts at SEU in the fall!

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Lakeland, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I remember when Olive Garden was my favorite restaurant... Ever since I tried Il Forno a few years ago, it instantly became my favorite! I'm obsessed... I go at least once a month and get their fettuccine Alfredo every time; it's literally the best dish on the planet. Their food is great, the atmosphere (and food, obviously) is very authentic,... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We ordered via take out hero(haven't heard of it? Google it). We had Fried calamari which was very crispy, fresh. A large pie sausage specialty black olives mushrooms...this place makes easily one of the best pies in Lakeland!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This is, by far, my favorite Italian restaurant. The food is always delicious and authentic. I enjoy trying the specials that are not on the menu. The Antipasto trio is a large app perfect for 4 and one of our faves. Try the house dressing. You'll be hooked! The staff is spot on with service! They have never served anything... More 

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Guelph, Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We tried Il Forno for a late lunch and were very pleased with the food. We ordered a Stromboli and a Penne pasta. Both dishes were plentiful for a lunch portion and were well priced. Our server was very attentive and helpful. We will definitely try this place for dinner.

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Lakeland, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Definitely a restaurant for the whole family. When friends or family come to town Il Forno is at the top of our list. The prices are very reasonable with fantastic flavor and portions. Not to forget the friendly staff and warm atmosphere. Love this place for great Italian food.

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Lakeland, Florida, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

absolutely love there food I get different things all the time and always loved it! I am very picky and from ny so they got my vote there pizza pies awesomes.there pastas fantastic definitely would recommend this place to anyone.Great lunch deals too!!!!

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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Absolute best pizza in Lakeland. If your looking for authentic New York pizza! Quality ingredients, quality food, quality service!

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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109 reviews 109 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

we were in Lakeland for an eye apt & it's in the same shopping center as Il Forno. So glad we stopped here for lunch. Our waiter David called it a "diamond in the rough" & that's accurate. all the wait staff were terrific, very friendly & wanting your meal to be as you like it. we had lunch specials... More 

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26 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Most recent visit was after church on a Sunday afternoon. 7 of us sat outside. Fantastic service. Handled special food order VERY well with a smile - this can be a rare find in restaurants. We had taken out of town guests here before & this is where they picked to go again. I really appreciate that they allow you... More 

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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
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?