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“delicious brick oven pizzauyun” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Il Forno Pizzeria

Il Forno Pizzeria
1035 West Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21702
301-846-0422
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Ranked #37 of 311 Restaurants in Frederick
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating
Baltimore, Maryland
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“delicious brick oven pizzauyun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Whenever we go to Frederick we have to stop here. Casual atmosphere, reasonable prices. Our bill was $14 for the two of us. We had fried mushrooms and a small bacon lovers pizza. You must try the fried mushrooms. They are so tasty and crispy, freshly fried and brought straight to your table. The brick oven pizzas are so good. We have tried several different combos and they are all good.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Worth the trip!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We live in New Market but this is the best pizza we've ever had and worth the drive across town. The chicken strips are awesome too. Hard to beat great pizza and cold beer

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Frederick
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“Pizza Delivery was awesome”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Great menu, selection & service. And now they deliver to my neighborhood! This is my new pizza delivery place. Can't wait to go in for dinner.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Frederick, Maryland
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“Our new favorite pizza place (3.6 out of 5)”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

We've been missing out on great pizza in Frederick for many years now until finally experiencing Il Forno's. Their pizza is heads and shoulders above any of the chain pizza restaurants we've had like Pizza Hut, Papa John's, Domino's, etc. We tasted the huge difference immediately. This is oven cooked pizza done right. We were just completely ignorant and unaware that this much better choice was out there. It's located in the Westridge Square shopping center near Burlington Coat Factory and the new G-Mart. They are open extremely late, until 2 AM every night except Sundays which they remain open until midnight. They deliver too!

We dined in for the first time recently after a 10 inch snowstorm. We had a small Vito pizza (pepperoni, garlic), another small pizza with half four cheese (mozzarella, ricotta, fontina, goat cheeses) and the other half Verde (pesto, mozzarella, fontina cheese, shrimp, red onions, garlic, red pepper), a sandwich, an order of fried pickles, and 3 drinks all for about $35 before tax and tip. The pizzas come loaded with cheeses that you'll really need to chew if not used to. The Verde pizza wasn't anything I'd order again as it was quite an interesting combination of toppings. The sandwich wasn't the best, but the fried pickles were pretty good. We took advantage of plenty of free drink refills.

In addition to dining in, we've also since had pizza delivered as well as picked some up at the restaurant. When picking up, you'll need to walk in and around the bar all the way to the far side where the pick up counter is located. The bar has many TVs tuned into some sports game or another. There's an outside patio section that looks like a great place to eat in the warmer months. Il Forno's is always packed with people and is a good choice for family dining on any occasion.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“OK Pizza at Best”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

The problem with pizza is everyone has their own opinion on what good pizza is and so that makes it tough to have an "honest" review of it. Il Forno is OK at best. My main concerns were with the crust and toppings. The crust was soggy - it should be crisp or at least be able to hold up to the toppings. No one likes toppings sliding off the crust every time you pick it up to eat it. Toppings were OK and I think the problem here was too much cheese - it overwhelmed the other toppings. If we wanted a cheese pizza we would have ordered a cheese pizza. 2 members of our party ordered the wedding soup. It went from very good to the worst wedding soup I ever had. I didn't try the soup; but with those comments, good luck. Overall, it is better than the chain pizza restaurants; but average at best.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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