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Il Forno

Apokoronas, Crete 73003, Greece
+30 2825 032520
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“garlic bread” (9 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Apokoronas, Crete 73003, Greece
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited for dinner as a group of four. Service was laid back but attentive. The food was good, particularly the meatball starters, and the calzones were huge (so much so the waiter congratulated me on finishing it!) although slightly lacking in flavour. Portions were often...More

Thank AndrewT273
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No better way to spend the day then at the beach! The I'll Forno provides beach chairs and umbrellas in front of the taverna... The waitress will bring you a beach menu and drinks right on the spot. If you want a good meal walk...More

Thank KathleenK367
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food and service with a gorgeous view of the beach. Try the garlic mushrooms and tomato😋!!

Thank Jacqueline B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the food in this place, especially the II Forno salad which is absolutely huge, so if you're having it as a starter, make sure you know it's big enough for two people. The menu has pictures of the meals which was quite funny...More

Thank Dominika M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited 4 times in 2 weeks, having excellent beef stifado, best pork chop in the area (twice), our favourite margarita pizza with ham and a Caesar salad, whitebait with extra chips, rabbit stifado (ordered in advance) and lamb in the oven with potatoes. Each visit...More

Thank Grecophile2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were recommended to this Taverna and was not disappointed.The Pizza was to die for and big enough for two to share.The staff were very good at giving advice on what to try.

Thank Roy D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I ate at II Forno on 25th September and enjoyed a pleasant meal. We skipped the starter as the portions, as typical in most of the restaurants we have tried, are just to much, so we shared a fresh Sea Bream, and...More

Thank Fordy105
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is great fun and has a wonderful range of Greek and Italian food. The service is impeccable, you will not find more agreeable people anywhere. The pizzas are wonderful. The man who invented the Pizza Giannis must be a culinary genius. This is...More

Thank Beltayne
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have arrived to Il Forno with great expectations, as - according to TripAdvisor - this was supposed to be the best restaurant in town. Unfortunately it was bit of a disappointment. We went there twice, the service was always quite slow. The food was...More

1  Thank szabreni
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We last went to this taverna 12 years ago and wondered if we could recreate the experience. I am pleased to say it was excellent. New owner Harry was helpful, efficient and friendly and the food was very good. Service by the staff couldn't be...More

Thank SandraAndy
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Questions & Answers
28 April 2017|
Response from Harris H | Property representative |
Hello, yes we have pasta gluten free, and by your request before you visit us, we can try to give you some more options. Do not hesitate to ask, Thank you for contacting us.
28 April 2017|
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Response from Harris H | Property representative |
Hello, yes we have pasta gluten free, and by your request before you visit us, we can try to give you some more options. Do not hesitate to ask, Thank you for contacting us.
Julia M
12 July 2015|
Response from iantoh53 | Reviewed this property |
7-8 Euros, though salads can be cheaper.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$18
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Apokoronas, Crete 73003, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Apokoronas  >  Kalyves
  • Phone Number: +30 2825 032520
A wonderful Taverna at the beachside in Kalives Crete. Although known for their great pizzas, the owners, Giorgos and Stella, provide some of the best food available along with a friendly Devil may care attitude to whatever anyone might want to get up to. Lots of fun all year round. Come join us!
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