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“A very rare review of a restaurant of rare standard”
Review of il forno

il forno
Ranked #53 of 877 Restaurants in Siem Reap
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, European, Healthy
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Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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.
Paris, France
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7 reviews
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“A very rare review of a restaurant of rare standard”
Reviewed March 22, 2013

I am not one for writing reviews but having eaten in the restaurant 3 nights in on week i thought it about time. The first thing i noticed was that the wine is poured in the right order, not something most people would care about - granted. Then, the Pasta, like the Italians make it, perfect consistency and the source flavoures beautiful. The following night i went back to try the specials board items and WOW, we were not disappointed. The pork Belly especially rocked our worlds. The next night we stayed in and ordered their Pizza - as thin ad you can get and so crispy. Perfect. When your taste buts have had their full of the wonderful kumer flavours and you crave something made incredible with fewer ingredients (!) head to Il Forno and enjoy the atmosphere.

  • Visited March 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Great Italian food”
Reviewed March 20, 2013

We ate here last night. We had the mixed plate of meats and cheeses to start which were lovely, especially the Gorgonzola! Two of us had the homemade lasagna which was good and very meaty, one had half a chicken an one had the steak, it was all superb. In fact we all felt so full we had no room for beer afterwards!

  • Visited March 2013
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Preston, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“Great little Italian”
Reviewed March 20, 2013

We visited here after reading the reviews and it was fab. It was located on a quiet side street, and had a calm romantic atmosphere. Service was friendly and quick. We were seated quick and served drinks quickly and our orders taken. My boyfriend had the wild boar tagliatelle and I had chicken in a mushroom sauce with veg. My meal was gorgeous, they'd got the sauce just right. My boyfriend said his meal was just ok. We both had dessert, I had the chocolate melting cake and I think my boyfriend had the tiramisu, again both were good. It was a reasonable price for two courses and drinks. I would recommend anyone to visit here!

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank Joebella
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Hong Kong, China
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Best Italian!”
Reviewed March 18, 2013

What a great find, another awesome recommendation by the villa. The wood fire pizza was one of the best, and almost as good as Italy! Luckily they had generator so fans was available, otherwise would be difficult to enjoy such great food

Visited February 2013
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1 Thank Jay Z
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Sydney, Australia
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“As good as Italy!”
Reviewed March 18, 2013 via mobile

Definitely the best place in town for pizza and pasta. Friendly service and reasonable price, not the cheapest but great value for money. Highly recommended!

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