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“Magnifico`”
Review of Il Forno - CLOSED

Il Forno
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Reviewed May 9, 2014

What an incredible Italian Restaurant in Arlington. It was within walking distance of our hotel. We were there with a group and were tended to like individuals. The food was outstanding; the special of the evening, tenderloin, was better than a 5 star steak house; the prices were also very reasonable, in fact, they were less than a well know Italian chain restaurant. For the DC area, a very reasonable restaurant with great choices.

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Reviewed April 4, 2014

Went out for a nice dinner after my husband had been talking about going to the place for a while. The restaurant serves a very authentic Italian meal. The portions are very decent and tasty and the service was quite good. We had the Prosciutto and Mozzarella for an appetizer, the pumpkin ravioli, and pasta checce. Dessert was equally good with the tiramisu and limoncello tartufo. Definitely would go back again for a nice meal.

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Reviewed January 19, 2014

It is hard to know where to start . . . the food was magnificent the two nights in a row we ate at Il Forno. One night we ate alone and had a delicious lamb dinner. The next night, we showed up unannounced with about 12 people, and we were hungry! Not one person was disappointed. The manager, Piero Ricchiari, made choices for the antipasto misto: the food is authentic Italian, beautifully presented, and delectable. We recommend leaving it up to them to decide what to bring, especially if you are with a large group. The pasta course was the best I've had anywhere: a combination plate of mushroom ravioli radicchio; angollotti with broccoli/ricotta with tomato and basil. We each ordered our own entree. Mine was delicious (fish of the day). Dessert, decided by the chef, was crepes suzette with orange and caramel sauce flambe Gran Marnier. Ask for Andrea to be your server. She is one of the most delightful persons I've met in a restaurant. The service was correct and FAST. Piero made wine recommendations and was spot-on with each one. One word of warning: if the night is cold, be sure to take an extra sweater. It's a large restaurant and rather cool. Apparently, heating is a problem. But you will be warmed by the experience!

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Thank Ann B
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Reviewed January 14, 2014

Met a friend for a glass of wine and appetizer. We sat at bar and thoroughly enjoyed our experience. The bartender was great! Very knowledgeable and genuinely enthusiastic about the menu. We shared Caprese Il Forno and Crostino Al Proscuiutto...both very good. Will go back for brick oven pizza & pasta and sit in well appointed dining room.

Thank Jeffery W
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Reviewed November 5, 2013

A colleague and I ate every last bite. She had the veal and arrugala salad and I had the chicken parmesan. We also shared some calamari. Manager very attentive, but make sure you sit in Denni's "boss man's" section.

Thank Michelle G
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