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“Fantastico”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Il Fornello

Il Fornello
Ranked #3,605 of 22,367 Restaurants in London
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Bloomsbury
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fantastico”
Reviewed 9 February 2014 via mobile

We went on Saturday 8th February after reading several positive reviews and we weren't let down. We all had a great meal and the staff were very friendly and efficient. We all had a word to describe the restaurant and these were; authentic, pleasant, filling, genuinely homemade (two words I know!), charming and bellissimo!

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
“A Little Taste Of Italy”
Reviewed 4 February 2014

I was in the area on business and was going to visit a chinese in the same road however i was tempted by the thought of a pizza.
The restaurant has a very authentic Italian feel to it, the waiters were very good even altering the starter for me.
I had a pasta with garlic followed by a pizza with peroni. all very enjoyable.

Visited January 2014
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Fantastic restaurant must go!!!”
Reviewed 29 January 2014

We have eaten here many times when in London and love it every time. The girl's are just lovely and the food is superb.

  • Visited January 2014
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Marburg
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Expensive, for what they offer”
Reviewed 14 November 2013

The food was ok, though not outstanding, and I appreciated it was opened late and the staff was nice, but the bill was sort of expensive for the quality.

Visited October 2013
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Oxford
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“Classic trattoria, like a time warp”
Reviewed 9 November 2013

Don't expect The River Cafe or Jamie's Italian. The only concession to trendiness is a 'Focaccia' that is actually a disc of pizza dough with rosemary and garlic. Bloomin' lovely though, as was the immense dish of lasagne verde, that was creamy, meaty and so comforting. We found the service wrm and friendly. All in all, an old fashioned eating expeience, and none the worse for it, with old fashioned prices too. Loved it

  • Visited November 2013
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