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Il Forno - Liverpool

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

((((* Italian
  •  - Liverpool
  •  - Liverpool
Main course: £11
Food spend: £30
Opening hours
Monday to Thursday: 12.00 - 14.30 & 17.30 - 23.00. Friday to Sunday: 12.00 - 23.00.

Il Forno is critically acclaimed by The Times as one of the top 10 authentic Italian restaurants in the UK.

Il Forno Liverpool are passionate about great food and wine, served in a vibrant, warm and friendly atmosphere, by people who have a passion for true service.

The search for the best ingredients and produce never ceases. Cured meats and cheeses are sourced direct from the producers in Parma and Salerno respectively, where tradition, authenticity and a commitment to quality means everything. The extra virgin olive oil, the very essence of every Italian kitchen, is produced exclusively for Il Forno in a remote mountain village in Basilicata.

The desserts and ice creams are also all made with the same passion and desire thus ensuring that your finish off your meal in true Italian style.

Il Forno's wine list is unique and comprehensive and spans across most regions of Italy, along with a little company from some New World labels.

Il Forno - Liverpool

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

Contact +44 1517094002

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Customer reviews for Il Forno - Liverpool

4.2 ((((* (based on 18 reviews)
83% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • large parties (14)
  • business (12)
  • romantic (12)
  • child friendly (8)
  • entertainment (6)
  • dinner (3)
  • lunch (3)
  • luxury (2)
  • (((** 18 March 2012 by LC from Liverpool

    Dined at 8.30 on a Saturday night. It was incredibly noisy and felt quite cramped. I felt I was sitting a little too close to the couple at the next table. My parents and aunt and uncle dined at the restuarant a few months back and also complained about the noise and said they would never go back. I chose a terrible starter - bruschetta with a sweet pea puree. Thought it sounded interesting and that I'd give a go. It was like cold mushy peas on rock hard toast. Vile. Main course was penne al arrabiata. It was okay and a decent sized portion. Paid nearly £6 for a bowl of icecream. It was just icecream!!!

  • ((((( 5 March 2012 by Philo from Limerick , Ireland

    This was our 2nd time dining at Il Forno. The last time was in the evening and the atmosphere was buzzing! This occasion was at lunchtime so the atmosphere was much quieter! But the reason we go there is that the food is excellent and the staff friendly and efficient . Highly recommend this Italian restaurant .

  • ((((* 19 February 2012 by lucy from liverpool

    We dined on a saturday evening, It was very busy, we had booked on line for 4 people, but when we arrived the booking was for 2!! I had a tx from book a table stating it was for 4. We had to wait an hr to be seated and when we where we where right in front of the pizza oven, very hot ruined our experience!! food was amazing and service was good!the staff were very friendly and dealt with situation well.

  • ((((( 18 February 2012 by will from liverpool

    wonderful restaurant, with a an attentive service and beautiful food

  • ((((* 18 February 2012 by Paul from Liverpool

    We dined in the early Evening. The main thing to say was that the food was lovely and the staff were friendly and attentive so overall, we would recommend the restaurant however, they seemed to be in a big hurry to get us out of there, our main meals arrived 15 seconds after they took our starter away! Also, the restaurant is very noisy and if, like us, you are sitting in a centre table, it does feel like you are dining in the middle of a supermarket!

  • (**** 22 January 2012 by cookie from Chester

    Not a place I shall return to,

  • ((((( 14 January 2012 by tracy21 from Liverpool

    We had a table booked for a friday evening at 8pm sat at table has soon as we all arrived staff very friendly and service excellent only down side was only 3 of us and service charge already included.

  • ((((( 11 January 2012 by Ciao from Liverpool

    We booked a table mid-week but late (after a concert) - the restaurant did not have many people in it, which was fine for us, but unfortunately the pizza oven (& we had gone specifically for their excellent pizzas...& ice creams!) was broken. The alternative main meals were excellent, but not what we would have chosen. Ice creams, as ever...fantastic!

  • ((((( 3 January 2012 by Cunsy from Buckley

    [...].Be aware that the portions are large when deciding whether to have a starter or the size of your pasta dish. [...]

  • ((((( 1 January 2012 by beatrix from Liverpool

    This is a great restaurant who are gluten free friendly and are always happy to help. Very accomadating! Food is always lovely. Cocktails are very nice too. The only thing I don't really agree with is having a pricey service charge on a party of 2 or 3 people. It should be only on a group of ten or more as most people would tip anyway. Apart from that the price of the food is reasonable and there is a nice warm atmosphere in the restaurant.

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