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Il Forno, Liverpool, Merseyside

Il Forno

4.3
4.3
52 Reviews
£25 and under
Italian
Head chef Paolo Cillo brings a true taste of Italy to Liverpool, combining generations of Italian tradition with his own unique creative flair, to create seasonal menus that have seen Il Forno be named nationally, again and again, one of the nation's finest restaurants.

Together with his brother, general manager Donato Cillo, the pair masterfully combine skill and passion to serve up traditional flavours that ooze authenticity. Indeed, Il Forno epitomises the Italian kitchen - literally. Donato's wife is a pastry chef; his brother a pizza chef; as is his son. The Cillos personally source the finest products from their Italian roots, from award-winning olive oil to the traditional flour that creates Il Forno's famous wood-fire pizzas.

This is a family that lives and breathes Italian cuisine.





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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Seafood
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00 pm–10:30 pm Lunch Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–11:30 pm
  • Phone number
    0151 709 4002
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    Can cater for up to 140 guests.
  • Private party contact
    Laura Martin: 0151 709 4002
  • Neighbourhood
    Liverpool
  • Parking Details
    Metered parking available
  • Public Transit
    Liverpool Lime St Station
  • Entertainment
    On certain occassions
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 52 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseEnergetic

52 Reviews
  1. DavidS

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was the star of the show for us! Exceptionally good for the price and we would certainly go back again. However, we may avoid busy Saturday nights! The restaurant was very very busy, noisy, hot (they have a very impressive pizza oven which takes centre stage!) and loud! The service was also slow. It was a Saturday night after Liverpool played at home so perhaps this is not the usual experience. Definitely a top choice for lovers of authentic Italian food, mid-week or when Liverpool is playing away!

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  2. LESLEYC

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    an excellent restaurant with home made pasta, lovely food, agood rage of foods. Very helpful, friendlystaff

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  3. LT1988

    Liverpool

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely food, great value lunch deal, will definitely be going back.

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  4. ColinR

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent traditional Italian restaurant in a modern building

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  5. BarbaraS

    Liverpool

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was there with a friend for our monthly Ladies Who Lunch. We had the lunchtime special, just the starter and main plus coffee. The choice was excellent and we both enjoyed every mouthful. The pudding choice was rather disappointing, so we skipped straight to coffee. The ambience was elegant and comfortable, the service was friendly and efficient and we enjoyed ourselves immensely.

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  6. JamesC

    Berlin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Had to qué for 15 mins outside in the cold to get in. Even though we had booked it wasn't on their system.

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  7. PETERH

    Liverpool

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Unfortunately booked Valentines Night. Totally overbooked, Queuing outside for half an hour. Given a table for two that wobbled. Set menu which was okay, but waited for two courses. Gave up before third course and went home. Good restaurant that I use regularly, but would not recommend Valentines Night.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Milan

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Value for money is unbelievable one of the best meals I’ve ever eaten, me and my girlfriend couldn’t of had a better evening

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  9. DermotM

    Liverpool

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Top quality service. The waiter was impeccable especially considering it was valentines and bound to be busy!

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  10. KarenH

    Liverpool

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food and service. Staff are always lovely as ever and very attentive.

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Il Forno offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0151 709 4002.

Il Forno is rated 4.3 stars by 52 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Il Forno

132 Duke Street, East Village, Liverpool, Merseyside L1 5AG

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Liverpool
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00 pm–10:30 pm Lunch Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–11:30 pm
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Metered parking available
  • Public Transit
    Liverpool Lime St Station
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    On certain occassions
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    0151 709 4002
  • Private party facilities
    Can cater for up to 140 guests.
  • Private party contact
    Laura Martin: 0151 709 4002
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