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“'Lovely meal and staff,... shame about the management'”
Review of Il Fornello

Il Fornello
Ranked #4,293 of 22,564 Restaurants in London
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Bloomsbury
Shipley, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“'Lovely meal and staff,... shame about the management'”
Reviewed 11 February 2014

My wife and I had a nice meal and the staff were friendly and helpful and our food was great, however the same cannot be said for the manager, whose attitude when we queried our bill, left a great deal to be desired. Arrogant, poor attitude and rude, which came as a great surprise as this restaurant sits in the middle of an area full of competition. Guess what, will we be going again when next we stay at the Hotel Russell, just up the road? The answer is a very resounding NO. At least not until the management is changed!! Malcolm S Stott

  • Visited February 2014
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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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“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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1 Thank Chris B
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“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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1 Thank estheryou
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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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