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Ristorante Il Forno

Turn left at the Hotel California sign, Volcan, Panama
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Ranked #4 of 11 restaurants in Volcan
Cuisines: Italian
Description: Phone 771-5731
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Description: Phone 771-5731
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24 reviews from our community

95% Recommend
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English first
Volcan, Panama
Senior Reviewer
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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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
12 helpful votes 12 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
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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159 reviews 159 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The restaurant is very cozy, owner Piero and Veronica will make you feel very comfortable. the pizzas (combination and blue cheese e prossutto) lasagna and desserts (panna cotta) are simply spectacular, so Italian.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012 via mobile

Great food, original italian flavor. Familiar and romantic atmosphere, very cozy. 10/10 i went with my husband and enjoyed an exceptional Salom Carpaccio. The pizzas are so delicious, great ingredients and portions. I love the fact that we got to meet the chef, which i consider a more personalized treatment. I recommend this place to everyone since it satisfies the... More

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Panama City, Panama
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

You can eat the pizza crust by itself and be satisfied. All the food we tried here is excellent, but the pizza alone is out of this world. We've been to Il Forno 4 times in the past 6 months, and we can't wait to go back. Piero and Veronica make you feel right at home. Menu is limited, but... More

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