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“Innovative recipes, but not the best pizza”

Il Forno Restaurant
Ranked #14 of 60 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: Late Night, Dinner, 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.
Reviewed October 19, 2012

Overall:
We were recommended to eat at Il Forno as we were looking for a good pizza. My wife and I walked here from our hotel and were excited to try it. The location was busy and had lots of people waiting to be seated (usually a good sign for a restaurant). Looking at the menu the recipes are very innovative. We each ordered our own pizza as we were quite hungry. When the pizza arrived the presentation was great. Unfortunately the crust was not as crispy as we would have liked. Both of our pizza doughs were quite soggy. It may have to do with the cooking time or with all the ingredient they put on the pizza which might loose water during cooking.

Pricing: Fair for the location

Recommendations: If you like thing crust pizza with a crispy crust, make sure you ask for it to be crispy.

Thank Nathan M
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

I ate with at II Forno twice during my most recent visit to Palm Cove. The pizza's are very good and offer good value, and the lasagne is also very good - which my 5 year old really enjoyed. Service is good, orders taken soon after we were seated on the outside terrace with the food turning up soon afterward - For a casual night out, II Forno offers good value and I'll be back next year.

Thank DavidAOD
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

Visited Il Forno and ordered a couple of pizzas, nice thin bases and wood fired smoky taste but toppings are extremely light on even for this style of pizza. With prices around the $20 mark not value for money.

Thank Lovely102
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

I have been coming here for four years now and the pizza's are consistant, use of freshest ingredients and the pizza sauce is to die for.

Service is extremly relaxed and friendly.
Can't fault this restaurant at all.

TIP: Book a table or you may have to wait, try to sit outside.

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Thank Maserati81
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Reviewed September 30, 2012

We were presented with a burnt pizza and complained to the waiter who did not seem to think there was anything wrong with the pizza.
How ever we were given another pizza which was not much better.We are not the type of people who complain with out good reason.
We did not finish our meal paid full price and left. I would never go back again, the staff did not seem to care

Thank MARTIN-04NZ
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