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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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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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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 April 15, 2016

"Listen - Do you want to know a secret - Do you promise not to tell, whoa oh, oh". If you are a youngster that grew up in the sixties like me, then hearing the Beatles in the background on entering an eatery fills you...More

2  Thank RenoirIII
Reviewed April 11, 2016 via mobile

We left disappointed as we the pizzas were overpriced considering that the topping on the vegetarian pizza lacked flavour/freshness. We have visited this restaurant twice before and once of these three times were we satisfied but still disappointed with value for money.

Thank Wendalaxy
Reviewed April 10, 2016

Wonderful family atmosphere great staff on our list of favorites for Palm Cove We highly recommend you try this venue

Thank Ree G
Reviewed April 9, 2016

Unfortunately our experience here was spoilt by them adding a flat $3 credit card fee to the bill at the end. There is no mention of this on menu's or anywhere that we could see and although it is just $3 and many will say...More

2  Thank karen7392
Reviewed April 7, 2016 via mobile

Yummy thin crust pizza, great service, definitely worth a visit. Lots of alfresco tables amongst the gum trees overlooking the beach.

Thank Scamp1969
Reviewed April 7, 2016 via mobile

What a great place for dinner! Staff are friendly and the pizza is great. Can't say a bad thing about this place. Went here twice over a 5 day stay, and was great every time!

Thank 1JAM2014
Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

We have eaten here a couple of times and found the pizzas to be very tasty. The staff are very friendly. Outdoor or indoor dining. Very kid friendly. Highly recommend

Thank kirra8
Reviewed March 31, 2016

We chose il forno as it looked okay with a number of tables occupied by diners. Only wanted take away. The front person ignored us, wiped glasses, was disinterested and answered a phone call which was placed on hold so other diners could pay their...More

1  Thank Barb P
Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

We had dinner with several couples and little kids on Friday night. We had a table upstairs in the courtyard which enabled the children to run around & burn energy without disturbing other guests. What impressed us was the excellent service - we were offered...More

1  Thank FalcXR8
Reviewed March 20, 2016

We only had a selection of entrée foods but everything was first class and some of the tastiest food we have had in a long time. Staff was fun and very attentive.

Thank MalcolmRobyn L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $20
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids, 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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