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“Not impressed at all” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Forno Bello

Forno Bello
Ranked #21 of 179 Restaurants in DeLand
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $10
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Our culinary team combines their creative minds to continuously provide members of the DeLand community with authentic and delicious Italian cuisine. From our locally famous Wood-Fired Pizza to our mouthwatering entrees, we strive for excellence. We invite you and your family to dine with us.
DeLand, Florida
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89 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Not impressed at all”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2013

Third time there tonight. 1st time went in and had a sit down dinner. The Italian food is not all that special there. It was greasy and not all that flavorful (tried the chicken marsala and the eggplant parm). We heard that the pizza was amazing so we decided to give it another try. The pizza was ok. We had 2 pizzas (they only come in one size about a small to medium at most other pizza places) one peperoni and one called The New Yorker (mozz, and prosciutto) when they cook them just right and the crust gets crispy but not burnt they are not too bad. Went back a 3rd time for take out pizza. The issue they have is that pickup orders must be picked up at the bar. This would not be a bad thing if the bartenders actually cared about people that were there for pickup orders. If you are there for a pickup order they will only help you when they have nothing better to do. Waited for well over 10 min before the bartender even acknowledged we were there and then had to wait another 10 min before we got out order. The pizza was cold and undercooked. After the horrible service we received I can not recommend that anyone go here. The I don't care attitude of the bartenders is a sad excuse of customer service and in the restaurant industry customer service is the most important thing out there. Hopefully someday they add in a separate register for takeout so the customers don't have to deal with bartenders that don't want to help them since they are not their bar customers. Best bet stay away from this place and go eat at one of the other restaurants in town.

  • Visited November 2013
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DeLand
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“Great place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2013

We have been waiting forever for them to open. So glad that they did. Great pizza and very fairly priced.

  • Visited October 2013
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Orange City, Florida
1 review
“Amazing pizza”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2013

The pizza that comes out of that wood fired oven is just amazing!!! The smell of oak cooking the pizza, all the fresh ingredients, make for a unbelievable taste that you'll keep coming back for more. The atmosphere is incredible, and the prices are even better! Do yourself a favor, and give it a try. You won't find pizza like this anywhere in the area. Will be back soon, love this place. Good job guys, keep it up!!!

  • Visited October 2013
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deland
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“Tops in town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2013

The best wood fired brick oven pizza around. Prices are reasonable. The decor is well done. And the service is outstanding. An all around great place to eat in Deland.

  • Visited October 2013
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Florida City, Florida
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“Pizza Salad Special - GREAT!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2013

My favorite lunch time meal is there 1/2 pizza and a Cesar salad. The crust is the best in town, and the sauce has a soft delicate flavor. The wait staff is still learning, so you have to be a little patient with them (I'm sure they will improve). I think this is a wonderful addition to downtown DeLand and I wish them every success.

  • Visited October 2013
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