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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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115-117 Williams Esp | 115-117 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia
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Reviewed today via mobile

Ordered 2 pizzas, perfect size to finish one off by yourself.. thin crispy base just the way I like it. Definitely recommend trying this place whilst in Palm Cove. Only has one pasta on the menu lasagne would have liked more variety..

Thank catjam1976
Reviewed yesterday

Great pizza, friendly service relaxed and picturesque location. Have been here several times and always satisfied+++ with our experience.

Thank Melissa R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Pizza we had was to die for, as was the Gelato, the best we’ve had since Venice. The front of house person was great, the service was excellent and he gave us great advice on local attractions to check out. We sat outside rather...More

Thank Rickyb40
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered take away pizza for 6. They oven fired pizza is the best that any of us had ever had. We had the margherita, two garlic prawn, the capricciosa, and the primavera. Our kids and all adults lived every one of them. The garlic prawn...More

Thank Pat D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It had been a hot day, so I treated myself to a short 20 minutes bus ride to Palm Cove. Intending to have a thin bread quality Italien pizza. It was early eveing, circa 1800 hrs, the breeze off the ocean was gorgeous. I sat...More

Thank iandenlester
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Got a table right away. Excellent pizza. Great service in a very busy restaurant. I would recommend the Alba white pizza - mushroom and truffle 😁

2  Thank Vicky W
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Friendly and helpful waitstaff, basically only pizza but a great range, started with bruschetta and buffala with prosciutto , then two pizza,s between four, tasty toppings, thin just right crust, a couple of beers, what could better, a gentle breeze from the coral sea just...More

1  Thank michael f
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Good experience overall after walking up and down the Esplanade for a casual and not massively expensive dining option. I really wanted Pasta...she wanted Pizza, so we followed the sign upstairs to the Forum. There's a reasonable amount of outdoor seating however we opted for...More

Thank Peter O
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Easy to describe. Amazing pizza and would certainly recommend it. The queue for take out shows how good it is.

1  Thank WhereisScott
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Sad to see that the previous owners have left. Pizzas were not even comparable to what we had when we were last here. Base was like slop, clearly from watered down tomato sauce. Topping slid off the top. My hubby had a whole pizza dropped...More

1  Thank Toula G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 20
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, 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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