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Il Forno Restaurant

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115-117 Williams Esp | 115-117 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia
+61 7 4059 1666
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Adelaide, Australia
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great pizza and great service We only had the pizza but they were delicious and generous Would recommend

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Thank BillBetting
Pacific Coast Australia, Australia
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is undoubtedly the best pizza in Australia. Handmade bases, fresh toppings and not over dressed. Thank you for an awesome evening.

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Thank check29
Brisbane, Australia
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Casual little restaurant overlooking the ocean. Service was great, and the food was 10/10. Highly recommend for an easy dining experience with no fuss.

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Thank nessa3187
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were expecting more from Il Forno from its previous reviews. It is rated the highest Italian food in Palm Cove but I wouldn't agree. The garlic bread entree was very basic and a bit tasteless. The supreme pizza was good! We sat outside and it felt a bit like sitting outside a fish and chip shop - not a... More 

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2 Thank Katie5432
Victoria, Australia
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are a Nutella fan then this calzone is a must. Perfectly cooked with plenty of the chocolate spread. Best to share it.

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1 Thank Nay E
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They were super busy when we arrived but the lovely waitress found us a table. The food Did not take too long to come out considering the influx of customers , our table had gluten free pizzas which were super tasty and a kids ham and pineapple which was still a proper pizza, also worth a mention a Greek salad... More 

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Thank Katarinaa82
Melbourne Australia
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We dropped in one evening and were shown to a table. We ordered a variety of pizzas but were still waiting some 40 mins later. Apparently they make take a way orders before sit down customers. Then not all pizzas were served at the same time. BUT they were so worth the wait, beautiful thin crisp bases and excellent toppings.... More 

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Thank TrisiaE
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a nice dinner with 6 other friends Sunday evening.. Really enjoyed the pizza, nice atmosphere.. Had burrata for the first, omg amazing!!! Anchovies really fresh, the chilling oil nice and spicy.. Thanks guys

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Thank Matthew P
Cairns Region, Australia
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48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Good traditional pizzas with quality toppings. Potato and rosemary special was a little dry possibly a bit too long in the oven but the prosciutto pizza with burrata cheese and rocket was spot on. Service was friendly and efficient, and table outside had a good view of the beach and a great view. Good spot to eat in and takeaway... More 

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Thank strudelwoman
Darwin, Australia
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117 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

This is a really popular pizza place. It's located on Williams Esplanade upstairs in a group of shops that also contain a small supermarket. You an sit either inside or out I the breezeway, great cool ocean breeze the night we were there. We had a quick bite to eat here on Thursday night. The food was good and they... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115-117 Williams Esp | 115-117 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Palm Cove
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4059 1666

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