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“Best pizza outside of Italy” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Il Forno Restaurant

Il Forno Restaurant
115-117 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia
(07) 4059 1666
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Ranked #13 of 49 Restaurants in Palm Cove
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Best pizza outside of Italy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Perfect Italian pizzas, Im italian & travelled a bit especially in Italy, these pizzas are the closest ive ever tasted to the real deal,great service, great prices, very very tasty pizza!!!

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English first
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
“Great Service, Great Pizzas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Authentic pizzas, Fantastic Service. Kid's loved the Nutella Calzone with parents just as impressed with the liqueur affogato !

Visited September 2013
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Wellington, New Zealand
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“Great pizza!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Two of us dined at Il Forno while visiting Palm Cove for a wedding. Service was attentive and friendly. The pizza was very good, and we even had leftovers! The restaurants on Williams Esplanade can be pricy, but I think Il Forno hits the mark on value for money.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Mackay
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Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
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“Quick and efficient service and nice view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Well run Italian restaurant upstairs in Palm Cove beach front. Lively atmosphere and friendly staff providing lovely pizzas and pasta. They also do gluten free .Usually busy at weekends so best to try to book. Also do take away.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Napier, New Zealand
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“Spicey”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Went back to this restaurant after getting a takeway pizza, it was that good. The spicey namesake pizza was great, nice bite from the chilli's but not over the top. The service was great, and friendly. Nice range of pizza's, including a gluten free base option.
Price wasn't as cheap as the big franchises, but much tastier and authentic. Look at around $20-$25. Might need one per person if yoiur hungry. Only other issue was maybe a couple more pasta choices, there was only two. But then it is a pizza bar.
Well worth it.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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