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Abu Dhabi Mall and Khalidiya, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
+971 2 679 7791
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

We went here for a quick dinner before NYE. Had Il forno pizza and spaghetti carbonara. Was surprised with the huge servings as I've expected it's only small serving for an affordable price but it wasn't. Plus they haven't sacrificed the taste. I liked the bricked-oven pizza that was well-cooked and the creamy spaghetti carbonara with lots of beef bacon... More 

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Thank Ritz A
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

el Forno is more like italian fast food, good pasta and pizza, not so great as 5 stars italian restaurant, it worth to visit

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Thank Waseem H
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

My daughter really loves the tortiliani Bianca and the pizza. And for me, the fish is soooo good. My hubby loves the soup.

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Thank lornacmedina
Metro Manila, Philippines
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171 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

Food in these restaurants is always presented to the same standard. Pastas and pizzas are good. Service usually okay.

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Thank Zojanahage
Cairo, Egypt
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258 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015

Went to Il Forno in Abu Dhabi Mall on Friday night. Ordered (take away )Al Frutte Mare medium which is a sea food pizza for 49 Derhams . Pizza was ok,service was good,a little bit overcrowded (Friday).

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Thank Mohamed N
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

This branch is at yas mall My first impression was normal .. I didn't surprised about the restaurant or the menu cuz it's very ordinary .. The staff was not motivated at all The food was good .. Not so tasty but good The food had been served late to us .. What made disappointed But in general .. I... More 

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Thank Omar M
Abu Dhabi
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2015

Always like their food. Probably for some it might not be so authentic but for me its excellent and often order from there.

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Thank Kushagra_Gupta
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2014

nothing about this place is good. a disgusting meal that leads to no good. the service was as bad as it could possibly get and the food didn't make up for it. i absolutely don't recommend this place for anyone.

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Thank Joe N
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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51 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2014 via mobile

Don t forget to try the lazzania de pollo, it really delicious, also try the creme soup. The branch in abu dhabi mall has a nice sea view, ..enjoy it

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Thank i_esmat
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60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014 via mobile

So I don't like the food court. But this experience was really bad. Unmotivated staff. Bad and boring foot. Not tasty and nit good looking. And for all this too expensive. What a waste. They only want your best.... Thanks but not again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Seating, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Abu Dhabi Mall and Khalidiya, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Abu Dhabi  >  Abu Dhabi
  • Phone Number: +971 2 679 7791

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?