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Il Forno

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6606 E McKellips Rd Ste 104, Mesa, AZ 85215-2866
+1 480-807-0888
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
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Mon - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Mesa, Arizona
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137 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Moved here from the east coast and can not find comparable good pizza anywhere in this area. Il Forno certainly isn't it. Service wasn't great either. Whenever we've been by here at dinner hour there are very few cars in the parking lot. Now we know why. Did not try anything but the pizza so can't comment on anything else,... More 

Thank Moovis
Sierra Vista, Arizona
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155 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Went to this restaurant with friends. At the time we arrived, there was only one table occupied. We ordered and it took forever, nearly 45 minutes to finally get our meal. The food was meh and the service was so slow we had to remind the waitress regarding our drink order and appetizer. I wouldn't waste the time ever again.... More 

Thank Gregory J
Bloomfield Hills, MI
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

My wife and I went for dinner on Friday night. The restaurant was busy but there were only 2 waitresses to serve 25 tables. Spaghetti and meatballs took an hour to prepare and deliver. Tables went unbussed for hours. No clean silverware was available so the waitstaff scavenged forks and plates from previously-occupied tables. Customers had to get up from... More 

Thank Omnivore123
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We were visiting family in Mesa and Googled places to eat. Il Fornos came right to the top. We had pizza and lobster ravioli. The fire cooked pizza was perfectly done. The toppings were fresh and flavorful. My Cesar salad was tasty and crisp. Overall we really enjoyed our meal. My advise, give them a try, you'll enjoy it.

Thank jrstag
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

This is probably the worst Italian food I have tasted in many years. Caesar salad was too salty, fettuccine alfredo was pasty, cold and not tasty. Service was incredibly slow. Value was poor considering everything is a la carte.

Thank Colorado619
Freehold, NJ
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55 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Ordered to go, told 20 minutes, ready in 35 minutes (not great, but not too terrible). Chicken parm was a bit too well done. Eggplant parm was good. Portions small and not worth the price.

Thank Louis T
Buffalo NY
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 September 2016

what a nice surprise. The sauce was great with delicious meatballs. They have a nice menu with many selections. Spaghetti was very tasty with delicious bread.

Thank NewYgal
Mesa, Arizona
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102 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We recently visited Il Forno for lunch. The food was excellent and the service was okay. We had the calamari and it was fresh and prepared correctly. The marinara sauce had an excellent flavor - homemade and not from a jar. The lasagna was huge and very tasty. My wife had the mussels and fettuccini and my son had the... More 

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Florence, Az
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

This is an awesome local, authentic Italian restaurant. Wonderfully crafted homemade pasta makes every meal superb. The chicken dishes are very tasty. The lobster ravioli is to die for. The wood-fired pizzas are a must-try, especially the salami picante and pizza caprese. Save room for dessert. The cheesecake and cannoli are scrumptious. I've always had great service here. The staff... More 

Thank PK R
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

When its on a pizza, apparently. Overall, we do like this place but you need to go in eye's wide open. It's budget, basic Italian. A step above S'barro and Olive Garden, for sure but not quite as upscale as Vito's and Alyssa's. Its pretty cozy but they keep trying to push it as a sports bar. And maybe that... More 

Thank Rebecca G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6606 E McKellips Rd Ste 104, Mesa, AZ 85215-2866
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 480-807-0888

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?