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Ristorante Il Forno - CLOSED

Turn left at the Hotel California sign, Volcan, Panama
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Cuisines: Italian
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Description: Phone 771-5731

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Kingston, Ontario, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

My wife and I recently had dinner at the new Il Forno, and although I found the food acceptable there are several things they can improve on, indeed must improve on if they intend to stay in business. The first thing is that they don't offer any seafood dishes. My wife is a vegetarian who eats seafood, so it was... More 

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Volcan, Panama
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72 reviews 72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

Very good food, charming decor and great service means we will definitely be back again soon. The liquado was perfect, the salads beautifully presented, with an excellent dressing, and the thin crust pizza was huge and totally satisfying. Good value and a handy locale, which is easy to find.

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Volcan, Panama
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Il Forno in Volcan, Panama is under NEW management. Chef, Richard Castro has got it right. Consistently good food and reasonably priced. I have tried the Chicken Cordon Blue three times and the quality for the reasonable price of $6:00 really can't be beaten. My wife ordered the nacho plate and this generously heaped plate was more than she could... More 

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Volcan, Panama
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Sadly, Il Forno has closed its doors. They were unable to sustain the business. That's too bad as Joe was very good at what he did.

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Boquete
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

We stopped for lunch on a very rainy Saturday and were the only customers there. The owner, Joe, greeted us. We were disappointed to learn that the only menu offerings were pizza and pasta, as one of us is seriously gluten intolerant. We explained to Joe and he said, No problem. He had just been to the market and had... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Joe ran Il Forno from ~ 2007-2001. Il Forno changed management ~ 2011. When we came to Volcan May-June 2013 we tried to stop in just about every other night, but it was closed each time we tried. It turns out Joe had come back and was cleaning up before re-opening. When we came back to Volcan after a couple... More 

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Bischofszell, Switzerland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Yes, Il Forno has moved its kitchen down to David and is no longer to be enjoyed in Volcan. Thier new address is : CALLE B SUR 50 METERS DIAGONAL TO THE CHAMBRE OF COMMERCE in David

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Houston, Texas
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58 reviews 58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

We decided to try for our first evening in Volcan restaurante Il Forno. The chef Piero and his lovely wife Veronica greated us personally at the door and took the time to explain the menu and offer us a surprising Italian wine selection. The restaurant sits near the main town road and the decor has lots of character, woodwork, cozy... More 

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Volcan, Panama
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Is it the wood fired brick oven, that makes the food so good or is it the fact that Pietro uses REAL parmezzan cheese. The pizza crust is light and thin(the way its supposed to be) and the taste . . .well if you have ever been to Italy then you will know how good this food really is. Il... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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176 reviews 176 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

We were visiting the Volcan Area on a side trip from Boquete. We decided to try Il Forno based on recommendations and were very pleased. It is located in a charming wooden house with lots of character. My husband had the spaghetti with sausage and red sauce and I had the spaghetti with smoked trout and sun-dried tomatoes in an... More 

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Additional Information about Ristorante Il Forno

Address: Turn left at the Hotel California sign, Volcan, Panama
Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Chiriqui Province  >  Volcan
Cuisine: Italian

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