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“Great food and service”
Review of il forno

il forno
Ranked #52 of 881 Restaurants in Siem Reap
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Healthy
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Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: We created Il Forno in 2011 after many years dreaming of opening a traditional Italian Restaurant outside Italy where we would serve authentic Italian food like our grandmothers used to cook. The only addition to our grandmother's kitchen was the building of an original stone brick fire wood oven from where to make pizzas according to the southern italian tradition. We pride to import every single ingredient ( veggie & fruits aside)on our menu directly from Italy and to make all our food home made and fresh daily. Our fantastic team of chefs/cooks start their day very early to prepare our pizza dough that need 10/12 hours before its naturally risen and to prepare home made tagliatelle, tortellini , gnocchi and so on , exactly like we used to in Italy half a century ago.
Sydney
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
Reviewed February 18, 2013 via mobile

We ate here twice during our stay in siem reap and loved it both times. We had he tortellini boscaiola, the calzone, "nonnas meatballs" and the salami pizza. All meals were delicious and we were very satisfied. The service was great as was the ambience, as it is situated on a little lane off pub street.
Best Italian food in siem reap

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Top notch service”
Reviewed February 16, 2013

Best service I had in Cambodia. The chef went around the tables and checked on everyone. Based on the quality of the food served and his customer service I expect he will get snapped up soon by one of the five star resorts. The food was excellent. I had the gnocci with eggplant and fresh mozzarella. This was the best Italian meal I had in a long time. The portions were quite large and the restaurant offered a complimentary starter and limoncello (or grappa) to finish. Highly recommend this restaurant. The only downside is the lack of aircon as it is in a small alleyway and you do not get much of a breeze.

  • Visited February 2013
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Frankfurt, Germany
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“Nice italian touch”
Reviewed February 14, 2013

Finally I found a place that knows how to do pasta not the usual overcooked stuff and served in a nice set up. Ac is missing though in a hot place like this. Nice choice of wines not expensive. Loved that place and are back this time...

  • Visited December 2012
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“Yummy - hit the spot”
Reviewed February 11, 2013 via mobile

Decided to try il forno after eating Khmer cuisine for the most part of our visit. Was a great choice and quite authentic Italian food. We had the scamorza and salsiccia pizza (a white pizza), which was yummy and authentically cooked (great crust on the underside). Then the pork ribs for main which were really really good. Wine was ok, was acceptable with the meal. Food was excellent. Definitely recommend this place.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Wine scam!”
Reviewed February 10, 2013 via mobile

We ate here on NYE 2012 which was also my Birthday. Picked it because of the good reviews. The food was mixed - some great dishes and some not so good. The main issue we had concerned the wine. We tried to order the cheapest red wine on the menu (house wine) and were told it was not available! So we were forced to order the next priced wine up which was a lot more. As we were leaving I noticed that the blackboard menu had the house wine by the glass and people were ordering it successfully. We worked out that we could have had 6 glasses of the wine on the blackboard for considerably less than the bottle of wine we were forced into ordering! What was all that about!?

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