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Il Forno - Liverpool

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132 Duke Street, Liverpool L1 5AG, England
+44 151 709 4002
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Llanrwst, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were here February half term with two lively toddlers. Visited at 4.30pm, staff was very accommodating. Made a mistake should have ordered off the main menu instead of lunch-time menu as portions were small. The food was very tasty, our daughter's Spaghetti Bolognese was bigger than my Spaghetti Carbonara that I ordered from lunchtime menu. Ice cream for the... More 

Thank Trefor W
Milan, Italy
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86 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I visited this nice restaurant with friends. We were welcomed by a very kind waiter who explained us the selection of wines (a very good selection with many wines from the different italian regions). They offered us complimentary olives and oil &bread.I had a lovely pizza bufalina.One of my friend tried tiramisu and said it was v nice. Prices very... More 

Thank Anna p
London, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We ate swordfish pasta, sausage pasta and chicken escalope. All were very tasty and they were happy to provide a side order of vegetables that wasn't on the menu. Delicious house wine. A little bit expensive (even compared to London prices) but worth it to eat food which is different from the chains. Attentive and professional staff.

Thank ehzoyzdcr
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited Il Forno many times and always enjoyed it. On Monday we took the grandchildren for lunch. The food was excellent.We had vegetable soup.calamari.bruschetta and mussels as starters.The pizzas for mains were great. The toppings so tasty and the bases perfectly cooked. The staff were just brilliant with the children. Truly a family place. We have been before... More 

Thank Susan R
Heswall, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow what great meal , fantastic atmosphere ,excellent service. Very informative wine waiter. Utterly faultless night . Grazi

Thank Lily E
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for a family dinner and get together having been befor many years ago. Sadly it wasn't the best experience. The service was rushed and lacked care and attention. The food which range from fish to pasta to steak was mediocre and for what we had it was expensive. I think this long standing restaurant is struggling to keep... More 

Thank grumpyoldmanswife
New Ferry, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to sit in front of the pizza oven and enjoy some fantastic pizza - made right in front of you. Great wine & beers and a wonderful atmosphere.

Thank Fineogs
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment we arrived we were treated with politeness and friendliness. We enjoyed our meal which was quick to arrive and plentiful. My pizza was fabulous, the oven is amazing and cooks the paste to perfection! We both had Tiramisu pudding which was divine. I would highly recommend this restaurant for a special celebration.

Thank _paola_barclay
St. Ann's Chapel, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely authentic Italian welcome! The venue is smart, stylish and has a fantastic pizza oven ( Il forno means oven in Italian) The host was very attentive and the wine he recommended, whilst pricey, was worth it as delicious! Pre theatre dinner menu is good value, has lots of choice and delicious. I would recommend the sea bass and the... More 

Thank 179juliemh
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Party of 18. Food was okay but the service was shocking. Considering the amount of people we had and the amount of money we were spending, you would have expected better service. Drinks took half an hour to come. During our meal, as we were eating our food, the manager comes and pushes our table to the side so he... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $62
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 132 Duke Street, Liverpool L1 5AG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Merseyside  >  Liverpool
  • Phone Number: +44 151 709 4002

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?