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“Sunday Hangout at Il Forno”
Review of Il Forno Colombia

Il Forno Colombia
Ranked #34 of 1,136 Restaurants in Medellin
Price range: $5 - $10
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: OUR COMMITMENT With our warm attention, fair prices, generous portions, cozy spaces and excellent quality in our products, we hope to always offer the best Italian gastronomy, in an informal atmosphere, in addition to an excellent service, being the perfect combination to satisfy the needs of our customers.
Retiro, Colombia
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Sunday Hangout at Il Forno”
Reviewed October 18, 2012

Dining out in the open air is no novelty to Medellin residents, but this comfortable venue provides indoor seating that is open to the outdoors for its Parque Lleras customers. This is the El Poblado location of the popular restaurant chain. Overlooking the street during one of October's frequent light rains, we started off with a pitcher of Sangria, loaded with chopped apples immersed in a base of rosé sparkling wine. Not too sweet, but very refreshing.

The Pizza Genovesa I ordered, with house tomato base, mozzarella mixed with sliced green olives,ham, mushrooms and red tomatoes. With its wood-fired thin crust, it was exceptionally delicious, though I am not generally a fan of such fare. Under US$9, this was a treat

My partner cleaned his plate of Fillippo (Romano), a combination offered consisting of house salad, pork chop and Spaghetti Carbonara. Less than US$10.

Having room for dessert, my partner was delighted by Il Forno's Tiramisù, claiming it among the best ever sampled. US$4.

The extensive menu ranges from salads, carpaccio, stuffed mushrooms and antipasto through sandwiches, pizzas, oven pastas, lasagnas, cannelloni, ravioli, spaghetti, entree combinations and (of course) desserts.

For more information and the menu, visit:
http://ilforno.com.co/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2

  • Visited October 2012
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Washington DC
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Il Forno, two locations. All very good”
Reviewed September 25, 2012

The restaurant located on calle superior in El Poblado is an old house with very nice flavor, good favor, good service. The other Il Forno on la inferior street is on second floor on "Zona 2" mall with a nice view of the mountains. Good food, good service.Do not miss the natural juices they serve. Their prices are a bargain .There are many other good restaurants on this location

Visited September 2012
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Davie, Florida
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“God food and great prices”
Reviewed September 16, 2012

I'm from Medellin and live in the States, and for the last 6 years every time I travel to Medellin, my friends always take me to one of the multiple "Il Forno" in the city. The food on all of them is consistently good, juices aplenty to choose from and a warm atmosphere. My favorite is the one in San Lucas as I love the tree that grows in the middle of it. Word of caution: don't go with an Italian as they'll criticize the place by pointing out how un-italian it is, but for those of us who aren't so snob and appreciate good food, friendly service with absolutely ridiculous low prices, we love it!

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank linisima
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Medellin, Colombia
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163 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“Excellent value for money”
Reviewed August 31, 2012

Always excellent food, attentive waiters and excellent value for money. The menu is one of the most extensive in Medellin and basically should satisfy every taste and requirement. Highly recommended.

Visited April 2012
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Medellin, Colombia
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163 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“Consistent high quality food”
Reviewed August 31, 2012

Thankfully this Il Forno matches the high standards set by the ones in Medellin. The food is of the same high quality and it is refreshing to see the same attention to detail is present throughout from the courteous staff to the presentation of the food.

Visited July 2012
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