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Il Forno

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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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North Port, Florida
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89 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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97 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars 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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84 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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
Lakeland, Florida
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Great service, prices good and parking easy. Pizza, salads and garlic knots served hot and fresh. Even bought authentic Italian cookies on way out for dessert!

Thank Sunbird81
Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, United States
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64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016 via mobile

We come from a strong Italian region of PA and are used to good Italian food. Il Forno ranks right up there with the best of them . Exceptionally friendly and helpful staff and delicious and well seasoned food. Hungry for good Italian? You will no be disappointed.

1 Thank Jim F
Lakeland, Florida
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

The food could have been hotter. The service was just okay with a bit of disorganization. The veggies could have been fresher in the salad. The tomatoes were over ripe.

Thank preciousflorida
Nalcrest, Florida
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235 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016

we had to be in Lakeland & had to return here....since we've in the area. the food here is good! I love a family owned business that cares. I feel this one does. we started with the antipasto salad & the house made vinaigrette. this is a meal in itself. so good ~ glad we had enough to take home....LOL.... More 

Thank kathryn h

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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?