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Il Forno

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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3615 S Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 33803-4876
+1 863-607-6030
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Superb food! Small dining room. Can I just say - Veal Francaise! It's my favorite, and they do it wonderfully here! I've never eaten anything here that wasn't fantastic! They are a locally owned property & care about their community. They do a fundraiser a couple times a year to contribute to Children's Home Society!

Thank Dawn C
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just have to go to Il Forno at least once a month. The food is awesome and the staff is friendly and a pleasure to deal with.

Thank Donald G
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Typical pleasant small Italian restaurant with some outdoor seating. We had four different pasta dishes and everyone was very happy with the pasta and the hot bread sticks.

Thank Jack F
Lakeland, Florida
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dinner with Brother and Sister in law. Arrived about 6 ish on a Wednesday, very busy, only one table open very near the entrance, did not wish to sit there so we asked about the other completely empty dinning area and were told that it was reserved, as we left at 8 it was still empty and they close at... More 

Thank cperkall
Lakeland, Florida
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017

My wife and I stopped in on Friday night for supper and I was excited to try this restaurant due to the reviews. first the bad: they charge extra if you need more bread and my wife wanted to change to the sauce on the baked ziti from tomato sauce to the vodka sauce that is offered on other entrees... More 

Tampa, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

I come for lunch here about 3-5 times per month and would visit more if I lived closer! Ive had everything from Pizza, spaghetti, calzones and sandwiches and have loved everything! Great owner who shows much passion for his restaurant! Cant wait to visit again!

Thank Elissa G
Lakeland, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

We eat here at least once a week. Food is great, atmosphere is great and staff is excellent. When it comes to authentic Italian in Lakeland, I wouldn't go anywhere else.

Thank ItsaPaulWorld
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

This was my first visit to Il Forno but it won't be my last. The food was fantastic, beyond any italian chain restaraunt. I got the Baked Ziti, which was great, but after the side salad and garlic bread, I brought most of it home to eat tomorrow. A ton of quality food for a good price. And the staff... More 

Thank Stacy H
Lakeland, Florida
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181 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

I've waited to write this review for a few months. This review covers more than one meal. For these 3 times I used Take Out Her. Prior to that we did eat in and didn't have a great food wise. I haven't had an issue with take out hero before. The pizza just wasn't the same for these 3 pies... More 

Thank Kap1313
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

By far our favorite Italian restaurant whether stopping by for lunch or enjoying a wonderful dinner or pizza. Everything is absolutely delicious that we have had there. One of our favorite dinners is to split an antipasto salad for 1 (its big) and then chicken marsala and we usually have some to take home. Sometimes have even split the dinner... More 

Thank Susan B

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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
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: +1 863-607-6030

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