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“A very pleasant surprise”

Il Forno Restaurant
Ranked #15 of 60 Restaurants in Palm Cove
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$20
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Child-friendly, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Il Forno is a family run business with a new management. At Il Forno we specialise in Roman style Pizza which has a soft but crunchy thin base. We follow the traditional way of Pizza making which does not grant the use of any machinery for the handling of the dough, not even a rolling pin can be used. We do it the old way, by hand! At Il Forno you will find a little corner of Italy where the owner and staff are Italians. To ensure a true Italian Pizza to our customers we import a lot of our ingredients and the local ingredients we use are made by Italians here in Australia.
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Il Forno is fairly small and not as swanky as some of the other restaurants in Palm Cove but I am sure that you will not regret paying a visit. The pizza's are delicious with thin bases and great toppings and the price was very fair. We enjoyed the whole meal and could even recommend the house wine which completed the experience. The biggest surprise of all was the quality of the grappa which we had at the end of the evening. Definitely worth a trying.

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Reviewed 30 June 2014

This was a easy place to grab a pizza after a busy / tiring day! We all liked the pizza and we were able to carry out to our hotel which was convenient.

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Reviewed 30 June 2014

My wife and I dined here twice and got a takeaway pizza once in our week at Palm Cove. Nutella Calzone...seriously? WOW!!! To die for but it's too much for one person. The owner is a character and she has a passion for her food and service. It is very friendly, casual but also romantic. You can sit inside (window seats are great as you see the beach right in front of you) and outside in the little quirky shopping precinct piazza. The atmosphere outside is entirely different to inside but both are very good. The romantics might prefer outside! The pizzas were brilliant and consistent. We tried pizzas from three places at Palm Cove (yes we are addicts!) and those from Il Forno were easily the best! The staff are always on the look out for walk ins and those needing service at their table. If you take away then you can sit outside and have a drink while you wait. We'll be back there on our next Palm Cove stay.

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Thank Peter N
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

Pizza bases light and crispy, toppings tasty and fresh and great service!
The nutella calzone takes deserts to a whole new level! You have to visit just for this !

Thank Lynnp2611
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Reviewed 27 June 2014 via mobile

Our first dinner on day 1 in Palm Cove.. My new husband loves Italian especially a good pizza.
I ordered gluten free which was beautiful & my husband a meat lovers, both were very nice.
Dessert - Nutella calzone & tiramisu..
Both were amazing & my husband is going to have cravings for the calzone until we return to Palm Cove
Definitely recommend for a yummy pizza & dessert!!
Service also very good as they were very busy!

Thank BrookeMcQuilty
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