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il forno

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cr 23 no 73-86, Manizales, Colombia
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12:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Wed 12:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Waitstaff

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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice spot

This is my second visit to this restaurant and the new outside patio adds more appeal to an already good dining experience. The menu is overwhelming but the food is all good. Nothing really fancy but good comfort food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
Tom H
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Kingston, Ontario, Canada
via mobile
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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89 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

lasagna consisted of shredded meat covered with a layer of cheese. Thats it that all. Never again will I have the dish from this chain. Prior to this I gave El Forno in other cities great reviews.

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Thank Bernie B
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Is great and flavours, proportions and menu. Plus, is not so expensive, it works for a romantic dat and also for business reunions

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Thank lordmitia
Sarasota, Florida
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Been coming here off and on for the past 4 years. It is a nice restaurant to relax with your family because they have a small playground. However the food reminds me of typical diner food, nothing fresh, always a frozen taste. But they have a large selection, something for everyone. As an Italian American from New York, I can... More 

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Thank masterita
Fort Erie
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We liked this place so much we returned two times. Good food and good wine. Staff were helpful and one person in our group was able to get vegetarian meals.

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Thank Marcia J
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
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124 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

This is my second visit to this restaurant and the new outside patio adds more appeal to an already good dining experience. The menu is overwhelming but the food is all good. Nothing really fancy but good comfort food.

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Thank Tom H
Manizales, Colombia
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

My wife and I have been to this restaurant probably 50 times in the 7 years I lived here. Great pasta and pizzas. It's beautiful inside and they have recently added an outdoor covered dining area with heat lamps and a fabulous view of the city.

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Thank williamgray
Oshawa, Canada
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

Having written a review of Spago, a great restaurant in Manizales, I saw the review of Il Forno so I thought I'd give it a try. As the name implies the courses are mostly Italian and there is a large menu of choices. As mentioned in previous reviews the prices are very reasonable and as I don't drink alcohol I... More 

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Thank Bruce M
Medellín, Colombia
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199 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

I've been a fan of these restaurants since some years ago, and have to say this one in Manizales is also a great option. The value is unbeatable (9 - 14 US dollars for any plate) eve for Colombian standards. Great pasta and pizza, but also very good beef, chicken and fish /pasta combos. The wine selection is not as... More 

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Thank ColombiaJuanSe
Memphis, Tennessee
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2012

Good value and good food. The pasta carbonara was excellent. Would recommend.

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Thank Mike S
Las Vegas
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2009

My wife is a vegetarian and from time to time on our trip she got a little frustrated with the standard Colombian cuisine. The hotel recommended a visit to this Italian restaurant close to the stadium and "up-scale" areas of Manizales. The food was okay. It seemed that they were working with limited ingredients or something. As if being the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: cr 23 no 73-86, Manizales, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Caldas Department  >  Manizales

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
12:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 am - 12:00 am

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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?