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IL Forno

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Carrera 37 8 - 09, Medellin 050011, Colombia
+57 4 4486860
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Medellin, Colombia
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163 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2012

Always excellent food, attentive waiters and excellent value for money. The menu is one of the most extensive in Medellin and basically should satisfy every taste and requirement. Highly recommended.

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Medellin, Colombia
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163 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2012

Thankfully this Il Forno matches the high standards set by the ones in Medellin. The food is of the same high quality and it is refreshing to see the same attention to detail is present throughout from the courteous staff to the presentation of the food.

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Weehawken, New Jersey
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2012

This is a chain Italian restaurant that is everywhere here in Medellin. People here love Il Forno and I don't really understand why. It is Italian-like food, meaning lots of tomato-based sauces and lots of cheese. The menu is not original and the food is quite bland and very rich. The atmosphere is usually nice and it is a nice... More 

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london
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128 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2012

Average food (didn't seem to be cooked fresh) and disappointing staff at the Envigado branch. Didn't inspire us to visit anyof the other venues, like the busy one in Poblado.

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london
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128 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2012

...but they´re pretty average. If you want a good italian, try El Grappo de uva near parque poblado, or the lovely italian on the ground floor in the Olveida shopping centre next to the Sheraton hotel. Authentic, great carpaccio which is unusual for Medellin.

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Thank Karen Q
Medellin, Colombia
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2012

There are about 6 il forno in Medellin. All are busy and for good reason. Great value, good food. Pasta lunch for about 14,000 pesos. Can't be beat.

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Medellin, Colombia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 July 2012

The little bread with some herbal butter, is amazing!!

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Medellin, Colombia
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2012

its good every time, no matter which location i go to. my favorite is the ravioli with meat and bacon inside. Yum! The stuffed tomato appetizer is delicious too. Parque lleras location has a great ambiance. Enjoy!

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Valledupar, Colombia
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2012

Good option for Italian food, good service, good price,and delicious food.

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NH
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2012

We tried Il Forno based upon a good review in Lonely Planet and we weren't disappointed. They had good, basic Italian food and a nice kids' menu. Like many restaurants in Zona Rosa, it's open air with a roof, which makes for a pleasant meal.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Cuisine
Italian, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carrera 37 8 - 09, Medellin 050011, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Antioquia Department  >  Medellin
  • Phone Number: +57 4 4486860

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