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“Make sure you book”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Il Fornillo

Il Fornillo
Ranked #25 of 85 Restaurants in Positano
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Scenic view, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Make sure you book”
Reviewed September 16, 2013

Probably the best restaurant we visited. Obviously the food is the highlight; all meals were fantastic with the veal with lemon being a stand out. Good wine list at reasonable prices combined with a very friendly and attentive staff made for a great evening.

  • Visited August 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews
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“Great Potato Rolls”
Reviewed September 6, 2013

Great location overlooking the bay of Positano. Recommend the chicken with porcini mushrooms with the potato rolls. Never had them before but were simply great. My partner had the pork in white wine which she loved. Book a table as this restaurant gets very busy, we will be going back to try the pizza!

  • Visited September 2013
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Wentworth Falls, Australia
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5 reviews
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“Perfecto in Positano”
Reviewed September 6, 2013

Daniella, from Holiday House Gilda, put us onto this restaurant on our second night in Positano. We were so happy with it, we are returning there tonight. The food is tasty, simple, perfect Italian. We had the Insalata de Polpo (octopus salad) - perfectly cooked and tossed in a simple lemon and olive oil dressing with wild rocket. We also had the Montenara pizza, which I think is close to the best pizza I have had. The staff are friendly and fun, there is a good singer with a guitar, and lots of locals go there (which to me is a great sign) and some were singing along. Can't wait to go back tonight and try some homemade

  • Visited September 2013
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New York City, New York
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7 reviews
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“Best meal we had in Positano hands down”
Reviewed September 6, 2013

My wife and I had been avoiding this place despite it being within a stones throw of our hotel because it was always crowded, had a band out front every night and just seemed like one of those tourist traps.

Today was our last day here and on whim we decided to have lunch at the place -- it was quiet only a handful of tables and we wanted to be close to the hotel so we said why not.

First course: Caprese -- Mozarella and Tomatoes with a sprinkling of rocket for color. First the ingredients are incredible -- I hate fresh tomatoes -- these tomatoes were juicy and firm and a gorgeous red color with a flavor i have never experienced before. The Rocket had this incredible peppery flavor that most people have never experienced. Fresh rocket is supposed to taste like that not the watered down version we are all used to having.

Second courses:

Ravioli stuffed with Pumpkin and Seafood hanging out in a mountain of seafood -- incredibly flavorful. I would have never put pumpkin and shrimp together but lets just say the flavors work well together -- very well. On the plate with the Ravioli are a generous helping of mussels and clams to boot. Very fresh, lovely and flavorful.

Grilled Squid -- the helping was quite large with 3 moderately sized squid appearing on my plate - they were grilled perfectly and had such intense grilled flavor...I wonder how I will replicate this on my own grill.

The dessert menu is not extensive but the desserts are fabulous.

The waitstaff (seemed like the family) were incredibly attentive, always came to the table with a smile and took care of everything we asked for and checked back often. All it took was a quick bit of eye contact and they would come swinging through and see if there was anything we needed.

Fantastic meal -- I don't know how to move them up in the ranking but they should be in the top 10 easily. We ate at number 4 so we know what top 10 should taste/feel like and this is it.

They seem to have a small kitchen -- if you want a fast meal then don't go to a small family run place. Italy is about enjoying the food, the wine and the relaxed meal -- we took 1.5 hours to have our lunch and we wouldn't have done it any other way.

  • Visited September 2013
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Durban, South Africa
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Bellisimo!!!!”
Reviewed August 30, 2013 via mobile

Absolutely outstanding!!! Food was simple and fresh. All ingredients were seasonal and fresh. You have to try the seafood. Best food on our trip thus far. Views are majestic. Will definitely be back

  • Visited August 2013
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