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65 West Boylston Street, West Boylston, MA
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Easter Brunch

We arrived with a reservation but they were still 15 minutes late. The place was WAY overcrowded and we barely could move around. There was a long line at the buffet. The food was ok for a buffet but they should have sold fewer seats instead of trying to make ad much money as they can. Maybe it's... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We arrived with a reservation but they were still 15 minutes late. The place was WAY overcrowded and we barely could move around. There was a long line at the buffet. The food was ok for a buffet but they should have sold fewer seats instead of trying to make ad much money as they can. Maybe it's the first... More 

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

14 of us had a reservation at 12:30 for Easter brunch. This place was hopping. Ended up we had to wait until about 12:40 for our table, but we were called and seated quickly. The waitress came by, took our drink orders and set us on the buffet. The buffet was great. Breakfast items in one area, a carving station... More 

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30 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This used to be one of my favorites. However, my last few visits have been utterly disappointing. The prices have gone up quite a bit and the quality has plummeted. On one encounter, both our dishes (veal roast and chicken picatta) were outrageously salty. We sent them back. (Our server was very courteous & apologetic on this.) The last time... More 

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Bridgewater, Massachusetts
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38 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

First... I'm not overwhelmed by the decor. Tables are kind of cramped but it wasn't very busy when I was there so, not a problem. Went with a standard since it was my first time dining here... Chicken parm with linguini. I also asked for a side Caesar salad instead of the garden salad. Slight up charge. No biggie. The... More 

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Leominster, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

If you go bring your appetite. The food is very good as is the service,attentive but not intrusive. The potions are huge and the food is very good. The kitchen is visible and clean as is the restaurant. They don't sell alcahol but you can bring your beer or wine. The only reason not a five is not great ambiance... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Celebrated a combo Anniversary/Birthday/Valentine's Day dinner at Il Forno on 2/18/15. The food and service were both excellent. Our waiter Andrew was personable and knowledgeable about the specials.... Mike M. is a great restaurateur and his efforts show. He's always very attentive to his guests and the food is par excellence....

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Boylston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My husband and I have gone to Il Forno for pizza and for full meals. We love being able to bring our own wine and our meals have been consistently wonderful. Recently I brought a group of 14 Seniors from Briarwood. They loved it! My only comment is that the lunch buffet does not do justice to the dinners usually... More 

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West Boylston, Massachusetts
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11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I have visited and gotten take out several times and have had mixed feelings, except when it comes to their pizza. I have tried a variety of items and I am batting about 25% for satisfaction with my entree meals and 100% with my pizza orders. The restaurant has a nice atmosphere to go to and have a sit down... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

My wife and I visite Il Forno rece ntly. We were excited to try something new, but were left with a "meh" experience and an empty wallet. Don't get me wrong...the food wasn't bad, it just wasn't great. My wife had a veal piccata that lacked flavor, and my pizza was the same. For an Italian joint, we expected much... More 

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129 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

My wife and I had lunch at this restaurant. The food was freshly prepared and served hot. Taste was just average for us. Service was pretty average too. There isn't much ambience either. Overall it was OK but don't expect anything special.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 65 West Boylston Street, West Boylston, MA
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  West Boylston

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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