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Il Forno Restaurant

115-117 Williams Esp | 115-117 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia
+61 7 4059 1666
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
115-117 Williams Esp | 115-117 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Firstly the service was excellent and it wasn't too rushed. There were 4 of us. Two vegans, one vegetarian and one who is gluten intolerant. So we got two gluten- free vegan pizzas to share. (they are substantial). OMG you couldn't believe it was gluten...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Maria B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Authentic Italian style Pizza, great flavours and original Italian products, we had a antipasto with burrata, prosciutto served on home made focaccia, William our son enjoyed the pizza as never did it before and we had pizza with buffalo mozzarella and the coral sea pizza...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Antonioloconte79
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This has to be the number one Pizza restaurant in Australia, the pizza is cooked to your liking and the toppings are to die for,the staff and owner look after all your needs it has a sit down area or take away. We have traveled...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Alf G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had the prawn pizza with fresh local prawns and garlic. .cooked in seven minutes and was like a pizza from a Italy. Amazing value and went so well with a bottle of red wine.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Noelle M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Speechless once again. Thank you so much for taking such wonderful care of us last night. The vegan pizza is outstanding and I still can't believe they got vegan cheese. The calzone is amazing! .... I'll be back for the vegan dessert!!! The restaurant was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank carolairr96
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great night with my wife pizza was fantastic service by staff and the owner was great. Really enjoyed our night.. cool little pizza place

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Rob S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Italian style pizza so if you like Dominos you may not like this style but this style is the real pizza the pizza here is good pricey but you would expect that from this area. pizza base is good toppings are good so if you...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank antoniodU4418WI
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered home delivery as the day we walked past the food smelled amazing and we had finished dinner. Food came promptly & was very tasty except the Garlic bread.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank tabhab
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled upon this restaurant while going to dine close by. The smell of the pizza drew us in and we weren't disappointed! This restaurant is licenced and my husband had a local beer. We shared 2 pizzas - garlic prawn and hawaiian and both...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank soph_honey
Reviewed 9 November 2018

I didn't dine in here, but the pizzas are very good, with a good choice for vegetarians. The staff are also very friendly and helpful

Date of visit: November 2018
3  Thank michaelfairburn
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$18
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, View, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115-117 Williams Esp | 115-117 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Palm Cove
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4059 1666
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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.
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