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Il Forno

#14 of 494 Restaurants in Cali
Certificate of Excellence
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CALLE23CARRERA 35A33, Cali, Colombia
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

I've always loved coming to this place. They have quite authentic italian cuisine, very delicious and not over priced.

Thank Rummy G
London, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

What an awful experience. Went to celebrate my sons birthday. I ordered a mushroom starter. The mushroom was completely raw, it had been flashed under the grill just long enough to heat the top of it. The rest was raw. I ordered a 4 cheese pizza for main and what arrived was a white bland mess. There was no sign... More 

1 Thank Rory T
Cali, Colombia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2016

The restaurant is absolutely beautiful, the food is delicious and the staff is just unbelievable!!!!! We had 3 entres, 2 main courses, 2 desserts and a lot to drink and we paid less than 30 Euros. We have been eating there 4 days in a row and the food was amazing every single day. I am a vegetarian and even... More 

Thank isi713
Saratoga Springs, New York
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

I selected Il Forno as a place to have lunch with my family. We were a group of 16 and since it was the first time I had seen them all in 15 years I wanted to make sure I selected a place that was excellent. Based on my aunt's advice and the Trip Advisor reviews, I went with Il... More 

Thank Stephanie A
Cali, Colombia
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

The food tastes great, and the price is not expensive at all, the only thing I would change is the waiting time; if the place is full -and that happens- it can be quite long.

Thank Halfway_Cali
Bogota, Colombia
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

After having read several reviews on this restaurant, three of us decided to try it out. A frustrating experience to say the least. We ordered 4 diferent dishes and all were very but very bad. The only positive aspects were the service: pleasant, attentive and rapid and the low prices.

Thank florisimo1
Miami, Florida
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158 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This restaurant is apparently frequented by locals; we got to the restaurant quite early for lunch and it was already busy. Very large restaurant with a large number of waiters on staff as well. If you are in the mood for pasta this is certainly the place to do although the menu also offers salads, meats, seafood, and chicken dishes... More 

Thank Guadalupe777
Brussels, Belgium
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Went times with a group (colleagues) and the food was excelent and very well presented. Busy place but the service is great.

Thank maryna475
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

The place has walls like a rocky oven and air conditioning. It's very nice to sit and get a glass of Coca Cola. We had Cuatro Estaciones pizza. It's a small plate but delicious. Portions are small. Delicious. The most delicious, meaty Portobello mushroom. Good place to get vegetarian-Italian.

Thank Ricardo D
Cali, Colombia
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200 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Food there is very good, nothing pretentious, and the prices are ok. The thing is its location, it is far from everything, I mean from the restaurants districts, which during the day is ok because there are a considerable number of businesses and medical offices around it, but at night nothing happens there, which doesn't invite to visit the area.

Thank JuanMG0nzalez

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Italian, European, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: CALLE23CARRERA 35A33, Cali, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Valle del Cauca Department  >  Cali
  • Phone Number: 554-6594

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