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Carrera 37a 8 - 09, Medellin 050021, Colombia
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Hollywood, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

this place is amazing. The menu will keep you busy and the food itself will satisfy you. there are so many things to choose from we usually have several different dishes to make sure we try it all. their combination dishes are well priced and great portions, my favorite "Obispo" is a must for me....when I visit, I do 3-4... More 

Thank petersbiz2016
San Nicolas, Aruba
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my first time in a long while since I had great pasta. Not only was the pasta great but the sangria also hit the spot.

Thank Angela L
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Il Forno isn't the best Italian restaurant in Medellin, but you always get a fairly large, good meal at a reasonable price. I've probably eaten in four or five of these restaurants in various locations around Colombia, and it's always a consistently quality product. The wines are fairly priced as well.

Thank LangCheves
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

I went to Il Forno at the Santa Fe shopping centre. I ordered the carbonata and it was terrible. I don't know if it was pasta or a soup. it looked so gross. I showed it to my boyfriend (He's italian) and he said it looked terrible. After I ate the pasta i felt sooooo sick! Will never eat at... More 

Thank Ana Maria G
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3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

We had salmon ravioili which were okay and pizza margherita which no one eber in italy would call a pizza. Really strange to get pizza with no a mozzarella ball (not baked) on it... Would not recommend having pizza

Thank Nicole G
Santa Ana, California
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I had dinner at the in Laurelles. I had fettuccine Alfredo that was a little too dry it could of used a little more sauce. The girlfriend had lasagna which was good but found the sauce to be too sweet. The food was good but not superb.

Thank Willie H
Medellin, Colombia
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

As noted, an Italian chain restaurant. Have visited those in local mall food courts and enjoy the sit down table service. Personal pizzas, soups and salads always good. Tesoro Mall location has great city view.

Thank Janet O
Charleston, SC
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137 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Il Forno is a local chain. They have free standing restaurants and are also located in some malls. The food is good: think Carrabas or Cheesecake Factory. I was actually reminded of the Cheesecake Factory when I jumped in to the multi-paged menu! They have pizza, calzones, pasta, steak and seafood .. standard fare, and there's nothing wrong with that.... More 

Thank Joseph W
Guatemala City, Guatemala
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

Wood burning oven makes all the difference in this franchise. I didn't realize then, when I enter the restaurant near Lleras Park, that I would meet Italy in Medellin. Not the classic Italian cousine, but that modern/american one we have become used to. We started with a nice glass of red Cousiño Macul, and a peculiar, order of delicious stuff... More 

Thank elviajeronopajero
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

The menu is extensive and sounds delicious but the quality is not there. Reasonable prices but I'd way rather pay a little more to have food with flavour. Quite disappointed and couldn't finish my very small meal and neither could my husband.

Thank shay d

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Italian, Healthy
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Television
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carrera 37a 8 - 09, Medellin 050021, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Antioquia Department  >  Medellin
  • Phone Number: 5744486860

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