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“So good we went back again”

Il Forno Restaurant
Ranked #10 of 58 Restaurants in Palm Cove
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $19
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Il Forno is a family run business with a new management. At Il Forno we specialise in Roman style Pizza which has a soft but crunchy thin base. We follow the traditional way of Pizza making which does not grant the use of any machinery for the handling of the dough, not even a rolling pin can be used. We do it the old way, by hand! At Il Forno you will find a little corner of Italy where the owner and staff are Italians. To ensure a true Italian Pizza to our customers we import a lot of our ingredients and the local ingredients we use are made by Italians here in Australia.
Canberra, Australia
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“So good we went back again”
Reviewed August 30, 2011

Stayed for four nights in Palm Cove and ate here are two nights - excellent pizzas and excellent value for money. Staff were friendly and helpful.

  • Visited August 2011
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Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Delicious but pricey”
Reviewed August 20, 2011

Pizzas are very authentic and made with top quality ingredients, so of course, this will be reflected in the price. The takeaway option helps keep the costs down if you are travelling with children. Try the proscuitto and rocket pizza-just delicious!

  • Visited July 2011
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Melbourne
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Yep, it's a good one!”
Reviewed July 26, 2011

I admit it. I'm a food snob. Therefore I didn't have huge expectations of Il Forno as most Palm Cove places are overpriced with rude and abrupt (read couldn't care less about you but love your money) service. What a treat. While not the best piazza I've eaten it was a cut above the average and a stand out in a strip where food can really lack any substance. I enjoyed it thoroughly as the food had fresh ingredients and the service was just right. I highly recommend it!

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Melbourne, Australia
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Above average pizzas. Friendly service.”
Reviewed June 14, 2011

This is a tiny little pizza restaurant. Their pizzas are above average, but there's not much more to their menu. They're only BYO, but there doesn't seem to be a decent bottle shop in Palm Cove. The waitress directed us to the Surf Life Saving Club along the beach, but the wine choices there were sub-standard.

There seems to be only one table inside. The remaining tables are placed outside the restaurant in the walkway. It's very villagey. The staff, whilst not super friendly, are very accommodating.

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“Family friendly, kids can watch pizza being made!”
Reviewed June 11, 2011

Lovely family friendly pizza restaurant. Authentic Italian pizzas, staff very friendly & welcoming. Nat was happy to let our 3 girls watch her cook & ask 101 questions! Nutella pizza a must after the buratt one!

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