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“Great old school Italian food”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of IL Forno Authentic Italian - CLOSED

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IL Forno Authentic Italian
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Massachusetts
Level Contributor
23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great old school Italian food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

This is an old school Italian restaurant. If you want the lighter, new wave style of cooking you won't find it here. But excellent garlic bread and salad come with the meal and the food is really, really good.
High on the list of items to order are the chicken picatta and the seafood Il Forno. And the calamari appetizer is perfect!

Visited February 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Massachusetts
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Very good local pasta and pizza restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

I've never had a bad meal here. The service is friendly and very responsive. Prices are attractive.

The full bar is everything you would want.

They have two small private rooms that accommodate about 12 or less.

It's not a destination restaurant, but, a very good local eatery.

  • Visited January 2014
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Boxborough, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“What's happening at the Il Forno Acton location?”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2014

The website indicated that it was reopening following renovations at the end of March but I drove by today and it is still closed.

Definitely a favorite - we live in Boxborough so we hope it reopens soon!

  • Visited July 2013
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Maynard, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“There service is EXCELLENT”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2014

Last year, I hosted my daughter's graduation from Med School at this restaurant. They couldn't do enough to support me (and my daughter). They opened up early as we wanted to dine at 3PM on a Sunday and they worked with me on a menu that would satisfy toddlers and adults alike. They served the toddlers food first so we could keep them busy.

It is a byob restaurant but they provided the setups, the cooler for the beer, etc. The staff are so friendly and accommodating. I love their creamy pesto fettucine. The portions are enormous. Each one of my guests went home with enough dinner for the following day. The takeout portions are large as well....and you will not only get your meal but a salad and some garlic bread. I buy one portion and share it with another person.

They are located in Acton in a strip mall -- I hope that they always stay profitable and popular as I love this place!

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank barb46H
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Boston, MA
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223 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Great Local Eatery”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2014

This is a small BYOB Italian restaurant serving pizza, pasta, sandwiches, wraps, Calzones, soups and salads for lunch and an extensive selection of veal, chicken, seafood, beef and pasta entrees for dinner. There are always several specials to choose from, too. All the food is very good and the portions are quite large. The service is always friendly and accommodating and the prices are reasonable. The BYOB option really helps with the final bill. There are lots of gluten free meals and gluten free desserts as well. This is a popular restaurant which can get quite busy on the week ends, but they do take reservations.

  • Visited February 2014
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