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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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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • 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 2 days ago via mobile

We arrived late into Palm Cove after a long drive from Airlie Beach, the kitchen was about to close at Il Forno but the friendly chef and the lovely waiter were wonderfully welcoming and stayed open for us. Lovely pizza and top notch service with...More

Thank Jennobie
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We stopped off for a quick bite. Our pizzas were quite delicious but more like your everyday pizza and not 'fancy pizza'. I will say that it seemed to take a while for 2 pizzas to come out. There was only one guy cooking all...More

Thank Ashleigh M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A few years ago (roughly 4) my father and I went to Palm Cove for a family holiday and went in to try Il Forno Pizzeria. Dad still claims it to be the best pizza he’s ever had. I really love the pizza too! So...More

Thank Ash M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had friends come for drinks and ordered some takeaway pizza from next door, they were excellent with thumbs up from juniors to adults.

Thank Wade S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

MUST HAVE the bruschetta. Crust is home made. Get seat at the window inside in the evening and look down at the surf and lights as people pass by.

Thank chris d
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pizza was delicious. Tasty base with simple and authentic style toppings. We had the Margherita and the prosciutto + buratta pizzas, both were simple in execution but hit the spot. Was surprised that we got a whole buratta ball on our pizza. Only disappointment is...More

Thank nething_edible
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here two nights in a row highly recommend the best pizza on the strip! Great service too! Very friendly!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I come to Palm Cove once a year for business and I am always looking forward to visiting Il Forno. They make one of the best Italian pizzas in Australia. Looking forward to having one next year!

Thank Dobo01
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband & I shared a meat lovers pizza which had Italian sausage. Very tasty. For dessert we had a very delicious locally made chocolate Gelati.. Il Forno is a smallish Italian Restaurant upstairs across from the Beach with open shutters. A pleasant breeze on...More

Thank Marion B
Reviewed 6 March 2018

Luka is doing a great job here - his Pizzaz are a little more expensive that I am used to and they are worth every cent - I love the thin crust and the high quality of the ingredients - thanks...

Thank Bruce B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$19
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups
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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