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“Love the food here”
Review of Il Forno Siem Reap

Il Forno Siem Reap
Ranked #62 of 967 Restaurants in Siem Reap
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Healthy
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Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, 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.
Reviewed June 12, 2014

Been back to il forno a few more times since my last review and it is pleasure to give it a high rating. Wonderfully prepared Italian food plus friendly and service oriented staff makes this an excellent place to take friends.

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Reviewed June 9, 2014

A great romantic restuarant with fantastic Italian food. Healthy options, good wine selection and attentive service. This restaurant is a hidden gem situated down a cute lane full of boutique shops and bars. The good is fresh and good quality which is hard to find down the likes of Pub street. This appeared to be a hit with the expats and the reasons became obvious; reliable food and great service.

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Reviewed June 9, 2014

My wife and I ate here last night. We were the only people eating, having arrived at about 5pm. It's a nice place to be (although the restaurant across the alleyway have their music up loud; it drowns Il Forno's soundtrack). Service was good. The Caprese salad was I had was excellent. We both had pizzas. I'm a big pizza fan and, for me, it is often the pizza bases which let otherwise excellent pizzas down. Ours had great bases. They were as good as any that I have eaten, being thin, crispy, and having a nice coarse rustic texture. Strangely, it was the toppings which were a bit of a disappointment. They both has a slightly strange taste to them. Not unpleasant, but not "classic pizza". Maybe it's the tomato purée or maybe it was a bit short of herbs but we both noticed it. That said, it didn't spoil our meal and we would happily go back again (maybe tomorrow). Cost was reasonable for this kind of restaurant in Siem Reap.

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Reviewed June 4, 2014

If only it wasn't Khmer New Year and the restaurant was about to close for a few days, we may have had a different experience. Had been told by a friend they loved this place so went with high expectation. We were early diners and there did not seem to be any management present so this may have accounted for the very indifferent service. When we asked for spoons instead of knives to eat our pasta, the waiter appeared very indignant and took his time to bring them. He then almost tutted when we asked if we could have parmesan cheese for the pasta. He put it on the table without even looking at us and went back to chat with his friends. Needless to say, we did not stick around for dessert or drinks.

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Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

We stumbled across il Forno one afternoon after having lunch and earmarked it for a potential dinner spot. Came back the following evening and we were not disappointed! Delicious tagliatalle bolognaise, pasta perfectly Al dente, and penne arabiatta with just enough oomph with the chili.

It was so good that when a friend of ours arrived in siem reap we went back! Pizza Napoli fragrant with anchovies, capers and tangy tomato sauce, and just the right amount of cheese, pappardelle with porcini mushroom, wonderfully seasoned, rich and earthy. And a platter of salami and cheese. Stuffed to the brim we had to take the leftovers home for a midnight snack!

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