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Il Forno

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$$ - $$$
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3615 S Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 33803-4876
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We eat here at least twice a month and the food is always outstanding. Love the salads, try the chef salad for a change. Penne pasta with meat sauce is also a favorite. Their Italian sausage is wonderful as well. We have never had a bad meal here! The service is great and the owner goes out of his way... More 

Thank Melamp
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369 reviews
254 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

This place was recommended by our hotel as a good Italian place. It's definitely a local place but I wasn't impressed. I tried the chicken Marsala and the chicken was mooshy. The antipasto salad didn't look any like it was advertised either. Maybe I got them on an off night, but I've only been here once and wouldn't recommend it... More 

Thank jamesdean29
Winter Haven, Florida
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31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

We came for a late lunch about a week ago. The chicken Francaise was excellent along with the chicken parm. Table beside us had pizza which looked and smelled wonderful! Will be back soon as we head back to Lakeland!!!

Thank Hillview61
Sunny Central Florida
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105 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

We've been here a half dozen times in 12 years in Lakeland - never disappointed. The wife had the Chicken Picatta with a house salad. I had the Chicken Parmigiana with a Caesar salad. Both came with two breasts and plenty of pasta. We each ate one and brought home the other and half the pasta. Just as good today... More 

Thank HappyFLTravelers
North Port, Florida
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93 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2016

Stopped in for a late lunch at this restaurant in Lakeland. The waitstaff was great.......The food was good, but lacked seasoning. Is more of a quick lunch or a slice of Pizza type restaurant. WT Cote

Thank Walter C
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2016

Favorite pizza place in Polk County without question...bar none. Service is always Great. Gotta try to get there a little earlier than "normal" as the place gets really crowded during mealtimes.

Thank PlantCityBubba
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

We have been coming here for years and the pizza tastes just like NY pizza. The calzones are awesome too! The owner is from Naples and he makes everyone feel at home. Highly recommend!

Thank April A
Lakeland, Florida
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

Soups, salads, pastas, seafood, pizza. You name it, it's good. What to try? It really depends on what you're in the mood for. Have tried just about everything, but we keep going back. Sangria with your dinner= yum.

Thank ourtesting
Lakeland, Florida
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102 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2016

We are seniors and have eaten at Italian restaurants for many years, it's being one of our favorite cuisines; and the experience here was certainly different. I had fettucini alfredo with shrimp. The alfredo sauce had a bizarre taste unlike any other I have experienced and tasted like flour had been added to make it sort of pasty. The shrimp... More 

Thank James R
Lansing, Michigan
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89 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2016

We recently dined here & was so glad we found it. Reminded us of our favorite Italian place at home. We shared the antipasto salad & the personal supreme pizza. Nicole made our dinner a pleasant experience.

Thank LilHotNana

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3615 S Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 33803-4876
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lakeland
  • Phone Number: 863-607-6030

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