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Il Forno Restaurant

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115-117 Williams Esp | 115-117 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia
+61 7 4059 1666
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Adelaide, Australia
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is authentic Romana style Pizza. Luca told us how much prep goes into this. They start at 7am prepping the bases, use low amounts of yeast for a slow, steady and more flavorsome base. Ingredients are Italian, the flour the tomatoes. These guys are perfectionists, food is their passion. Just come and enjoy, compared to the other food offerings... More 

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Adelaide, South Australia
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have travelled to Italy a few times and have struggled to find authentic pizza anywhere in Australia. We visited this restaurant in November on our previous holiday and had enjoyable pizzas and ok service, but when we returned a few weeks later in January new owners had taken over and we had the best pizza we have had in... More 

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Thank flyusthere
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70 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

The only thing missing in this place is the wood fire oven. The rating goes 5, their pizza chef although having to use an electric oven performs miracles. There's only one place in the region with a better pizza (oven permitting) but here you will find a more reliable service and fantastic knowledge of true Italian food. I guess the... More 

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1 Thank Mark D
Gold Coast, Australia
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Just LOVED the pizza here. Small friendly family run pizza house. Lovely friendly atmosphere and just great pizzas. I added prociutto and rocket to the four-chees pizza and it was simply to die for. The service was out of this world, lovely chats and great attention to detail. Do not leave Palm Cove without trying this great pizza!! Yummmmmmyyyyy!!!

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Thank Marion A
Maroochydore
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Real Italian food simply delicious. Had the Antipasto platter that came with focaccia. Prosciutto, salsiccia, olives, salty ricotta, provolone, alici and pesto. As we say in Italian "ottimo e abbondante"... Than I had the Calzone nutella, crispy, with the melting nutella filling.."perfetto"... woke up this morning thinking when I will be going next!!! All I can say is "try to... More 

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1 Thank Mauriziofenu
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

We went for dinner. Was just lovely. Pizza were cooked beautifully. And salads were great to. Nice family owned restaurant. Good friendly service.good prices. Didn't wait long to get served or food. Couldn't fault it.

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Thank Chefet
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Miserable, mean, mingy burnt based little pizza's. This place makes Domino's gourmet. At $23 + these pizzas are a complete ripoff. The salad Greca - $16 with pureed feta and limp lettuce was just as bad.On top of that the restaurant is going for the register broken/cash only lark. Avoid don't encourage this let's rip off the tourist attitude try... More 

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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Gorgeous little restaurant perched above PC. We ordered the Trastevere and Bologna - both superb! Thin crust and quality ingredients made for excellent pizzas - two was plenty for three of us. Coupled with Italian beer ( name escapes me!) we had a very pleasant night.

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Thank JustinFly
Cairns, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

We had a terrific time on the balcony with great pizza, great friends and a truly relaxing atmosphere. The pizza was delicious and we ate way too much!! We will be back as regulars

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Thank ljshaw
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We dined here on our first night in Palm Cove. It was exactly what we were looking for with something straightforward and simple. The menu is mainly all pizza with a few other dishes and the pizza was very nice. The only slight issues we had were the amount of space (it's quite a small restaurant and we were shoehorned... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:30
Monday
17:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
17:00 - 21:30
Saturday
17:00 - 21:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?