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“Best pizza outside of Italy”

Il Forno Restaurant
Ranked #11 of 58 Restaurants in Palm Cove
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Romantic, Families with children
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.
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Best pizza outside of Italy”
Reviewed September 21, 2013

Perfect Italian pizzas, Im italian & travelled a bit especially in Italy, these pizzas are the closest ive ever tasted to the real deal,great service, great prices, very very tasty pizza!!!

Visited September 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Service, Great Pizzas”
Reviewed September 21, 2013

Authentic pizzas, Fantastic Service. Kid's loved the Nutella Calzone with parents just as impressed with the liqueur affogato !

Visited September 2013
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Great pizza!”
Reviewed September 15, 2013

Two of us dined at Il Forno while visiting Palm Cove for a wedding. Service was attentive and friendly. The pizza was very good, and we even had leftovers! The restaurants on Williams Esplanade can be pricy, but I think Il Forno hits the mark on value for money.

  • Visited September 2013
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Mackay
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182 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Quick and efficient service and nice view”
Reviewed September 7, 2013

Well run Italian restaurant upstairs in Palm Cove beach front. Lively atmosphere and friendly staff providing lovely pizzas and pasta. They also do gluten free .Usually busy at weekends so best to try to book. Also do take away.

  • Visited September 2013
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Napier, New Zealand
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Spicey”
Reviewed September 5, 2013

Went back to this restaurant after getting a takeway pizza, it was that good. The spicey namesake pizza was great, nice bite from the chilli's but not over the top. The service was great, and friendly. Nice range of pizza's, including a gluten free base option.
Price wasn't as cheap as the big franchises, but much tastier and authentic. Look at around $20-$25. Might need one per person if yoiur hungry. Only other issue was maybe a couple more pasta choices, there was only two. But then it is a pizza bar.
Well worth it.

  • Visited September 2013
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