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Il Forno Restaurant

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115-117 Williams Esplanade | 115-117 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia
(07) 4059 1666
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Perfect pizza served there great amount of variety of toppings on offer and it is well worth going there if you are staying in either cairns, Clifton beach, Palm cove or kuranda

Thank Henry F
Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We are a serious pizza family, this was an awesome meal, all the recommendations perfect, wine ok, lovely, casual night, great value.vgreat service, fi di g us a table with quick service after a long day.

Thank Alexdan96
Traralgon, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

this restaurant was recommended to us by a local, but was very disappointing....we both ordered pasta and it was luke warm and very bland. Was hoping for something much better. Place was busy, a lot of people seemed to be ordering the pizzas. Service was polite, but wouldn't return given our food experience

1 Thank MH1970
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great Pizza. Friendly staff. We ate here multiple times, and the staff always remembered us. We would visit here again if in Palm Cove. Good Value for money. Also does a brisk business in take away.

Thank noosafanMelbourne
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pizzas were tasty, with a crispy thin crust which was a little bit soggy towards the middle. Friendly & prompt service.

Thank Anne363
Elk Grove, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived late in the area and this was one of only a few places still open. Menu is not extensive (pizza, pasta) but everything we ordered satisfied our palates. Flatbread with basil was great and son enjoyed their pizza. Wait staff was friendly and even lent a hand when it started to rain and we had to move under cover.... More 

Thank JDnCA
Bowral, Australia
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great position - upstairs and opposite the beach. You can BYO. Service was fast and efficient. Staff were lovely but the best thing was the Pizza - all wood fired on fresh (thin) pizza bases. Very good value. We have tried all pizza in Palm Cove and this place definitely is worth a visit. Greek salad was also fresh and... More 

Thank BBfaveeats
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was heading for another restaurant but the buzz coming from this one caught our attention - not to mention the fabulous garlic and rosemary aromas. I had an il forno aperitivo - vodka, limo ate and lemon sorbet. Delicious - sort of an adult spider. Our pizzas were fabulous - hot, tasty and dripping with flavours - rosemary, roast potato,... More 

Thank Lisa W
Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very tasty and excellent value. Dough was just right. Pleasant ambience and outside setting added provided the final ingredients for a very pleasant evening venue.

Thank David W
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely delicious food. The dessert pizza's are to die for! Funky and eclectic backdrop makes for a great ambience. Highly recommended!

Thank Belle M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Dining on a budget
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 Esplanade | 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?