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Il Forno Restaurant

115-117 Williams Esp | 115-117 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia
+61 7 4059 1666
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
115-117 Williams Esp | 115-117 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The garlic pizza and salads for entree were tasty. We ordered 3 pizzas to share and all were amazing, all cooked like traditional Italian pizzas. The desserts were also sensational. Add in the red wine and we had a great night out. I’ll be back!

Thank David B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like many of the restaurants on the lovely Williams esplanade, we just happened to stumble across it and gave it a try. It's a little authentic Italian pizzeria on the 1st floor corner of a little shopping area offering dine in or take away. It's...More

Thank Christine c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We dined here for an early dinner mid week. Lovely location above the street level. 2 lovely waitresses and very authentic menu. We had the garlic pizza, hot and delish. We did order the mista salad but they offered us a rocket salad for half...More

Thank chris G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The woodfire pizzas are just like you are eating them straight from Italy. We ate here a fair bit during our week stay in Palm Cove, the friendly staff remembered us and were more then accomodating with our little bub

Thank angelinai92
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had such a lovely experience while on holidays with our 1 year old. We were extreamly happy with the two pizzas we ordered (spicy salami capsicum& and a bocconcini tomato basil). The wood fired pizza bases were perfect.. perfect thin base with a wood fired...More

Thank Amanda W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here twice last year and twice here this year. We hope to squeeze in another delicious pizza before we go home next week. Thank you for the tasty fresh pizzas, nice surroundings and a little quirky. Sitting outside is my favourite.

Thank lmcpherson64
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ate at Il Forno twice in three nights it’s that good. Pizza was great and the Nutella calzone was the icing on the cake. Great food, amazing service and a lovely spot to eat.

Thank Malik Q
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sat outside on a glorious evening overlooking the sea. Had a pizza and salad with some lovely Italian red wine. Good service and lovely food. Recommend it for a casual dinner in Palm Cove

Thank AussieElly
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered two pizzas: margarita and one with ham and the pork sausage along with a garlic pizza bread. The garlic pizza bread was completely dry and inedible. It should not be on the menu. Garlic bread needs either decent amount of butter, or cheese...More

Thank halo39
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered take away Lasagna costing $21. It was dry and the size of a kids meal. Pizza’s were like eating cardboard which burnt and paper thin. There is an authentic Italian wood fire pizza down the road. I suggest that one! Same price but much...More

Thank mattschris
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
$6 - $19
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Scenic view
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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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Il Forno is a family run business with a new management. At Il Forno we specialise in Roman style Pizza which has a soft but crunchy thin base. We follow the traditional way of Pizza making which does not grant the use of any machinery for the handling of the dough, not even a rolling pin can be used. We do it the old way, by hand! At Il Forno you will find a little corner of Italy where the owner and staff are Italians. To ensure a true Italian Pizza to our customers we import a lot of our ingredients and the local ingredients we use are made by Italians here in Australia.
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