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“A Great Little Restaurant in Acton MA” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of IL Forno Authentic Italian - CLOSED

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IL Forno Authentic Italian
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Acton, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
248 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“A Great Little Restaurant in Acton MA”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2013

I have been to Il Forno in Acton several times over the years, most recently in March 2013. The food has been consistently outstanding (I always order off the 'Specials' list,as they are all fantastic - usually with very creamy and flavorful sauces). At some point, I would love to order off the Regular Menu :-) The restaurant is also BYOB, another appeal, but the main pull is the food. Remember to bring your appetite, as the servings are not modest. Service has always been friendly and prompt.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Jerry R
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  • English first
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English first
Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Do not try the pizza”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2013

Ordered Mikes pizza and veal parm. The pizza came out on a thick crust ? store bought, uncooked onion and glob of cheese on the top. Totally inedible.

The veal parm was mediocre with a sauce that also was comparable to something that came out of a bottle.

Portions are huge.
The service was ok

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Trek_doc_12
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Boxborough, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Food good, but staff needs training”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

The steep entree prices prevent Il Forno from being a neighborhood trattoria, but the food is generally good and has improved over the years. I like the ability to bring our own wine. The downside on a recent visit was the unprofessional behavior of the staff. Although the room was not nearly full, they insisted on seating everyone at adjacent tables, then ran a loud vacuum cleaner in the remainder of the room, although it was well before closing.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Mary M
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Ashland, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great Italian food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013

This is in my town. Great pasta and traditional Italian food. Anti pasto looks good. A little pricier than many Italian eateries but worth it.

Visited March 2012
Helpful?
Thank Lyrehs50
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Concord, MA
Level Contributor
55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“love the food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2012

byob makes this the affordable choice - but you dont give up the great taste. Eggplant parm is yummy. The salad is also a great start along with their garlic bread. I haven't had a bad meal. Can be a wait on weekends.

Visited December 2012
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Thank ConcordAnn
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