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Il Forno Restaurant

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115-117 Williams Esp | 115-117 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia
(07) 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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Blaxland, New South Wales, Australia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a very pleasurable pizza place. Great pizzas. There are outdoor tables as well as indoor tables. Very child friendly.

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2 Thank Christine N S
Newcastle, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is well rated and with good reason. We have eaten at Il Forno twice now and might try to squeeze in one more visit on our holiday. The pizza is seriously good and made with quality ingredients, the service is prompt and very friendly, and the outdoor dining area is perfect for families with little ones who can't... More 

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Thank LizzieD1881
Melbourne, Australia
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49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I had bufala and trastevere pizza. The tomato used in the pizza is not good at all and the bufalo pizza was overcooked and not enough topping for $22 . The trastevere is with rucola (good) bufalo mozzarella and San Daniele prosciutto . The ingredients are average same quality you can find at Coles. When we went... More 

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1 Thank Damiano G
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The girls at Il Forno rock their creations every single night. Nothing is too hard, every pizza is perfect, made with care and attention to detail and worth every cent. This is THE ONLY place to come for pizza in Cairns Northern Beaches.

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1 Thank Skye R
Perth, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here twice during our week long stay and booked a table for the second time but they seemed to have forgotten about it when we arrived...it was all soon sorted despite them being busy and a free bottle of very nice wine thrown in too...great food.

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1 Thank simpsob
mwanza tanzania
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a months if looking for a good pizza in cairns & co, after many disappointment I finally found it!!! Its a real Italian pizza in a realy crispy tiny base. Thay keep Italian way if serving not more than 3 or 4 ingredients! What a choices. Its absolutely delicious! !!! Perfect! I took my fiance there and we both... More 

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1 Thank yellowlady76
Melbourne
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just wanted a tasty not too flash early dinner after a day's travel. We got tasty food, friendly service and enjoyed ourselves. Thanks.

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1 Thank enners78
Noosa, Australia
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This must have been one of the worse pizza's we have had, burnt and dry. No one cared. For a place that specialises in Pizza how can they possibly get it wrong. Staff drinking whilst serving, just absolute contempt for their customers. Will never go there again.

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Thank Keith C
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My fiance and I wanted an easy, no fuss dinner on the beautiful beach in Palm Cove and thought we'd try Il Forno. We were pleasantly surprised at how tasty the pizza and focaccio bread was that we decided to go back on the 2 night. Its one of the best pizzas we've had in a long time. The service... More 

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1 Thank TaliaKon
Adelaide, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The pizza were delicious and the service was fantastic, prices were reasonable and the setting was lovely

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1 Thank Jodie D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Scenic view
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: (07) 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?