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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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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“pizza” (369 reviews)
“cannelloni” (8 reviews)
“prosciutto” (11 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
115-117 Williams Esp | 115-117 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have eaten many time before but unfortunately we didn't have a good experience and probably it was the last one. We were in 7 (2 locals, 3 from Brazil and 2 from New Zealand + my Son and we decided to sit inside right...More

2  Thank Zerocal
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a terrific meal. The service was great, and the food was exceptional. Well worth the visit....

1  Thank Stuart R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our last night in Palm Cove and we stumbled on this gem, wish we had found you earlier! Our Bruschetta was perfect, crisp base, chunky and delicious, then our Pompeii Pizza arrived!! Couldn't fault it, go get yourselves a slice of this little place 😀

1  Thank Robyn B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have eaten here many times with the previous owner, and decided to give new ones a try. Not a good experience. Service was very slow, a glass of house red almost forgotten about, and when did come out was icy cold and not nice. Oregano...More

2  Thank Krystel B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stoped in here for some pizza and a couple of beers, hadn't read any reviews or realised it had recently been taken over. Pizzas were excellent! really tasty (both toppings and bases). Would have gone back if we were in Palm Cove longer.

Thank Yorkie_Traveller
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

It is lucky to have this little Italian square just around the corner.. Friendly staff and true Italian food. I had the Trastevere pizza with burrata and Parma ham and share a calzone with Nutella. Simply perfect... It is not easy to find a pizza...More

1  Thank Mauriziofenu
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Very good experience, we are 6 Italian friends spending some holiday in Queensland and tonight we have found Il Forno restaurant in Palm Cove. Great experience, good friendly environment and the Pizza was amazing I had the Trastevere with burrata. Fantastic! Trust Italians very good...More

3  Thank Chiccoladiriso
Reviewed 17 April 2017

After promising myself never to go back to Il Forno after the most dreadful out of a can pizza I returned after hearing about a new pizza chef. I ordered the vegetarian pizza with extra anchovies. What a treat. Arguably one of the best pizzas...More

Thank Leslie M
Reviewed 17 April 2017

There are a lot of Il Forno's around the world, but this little one on Palm Cove's main esplanade overlooking the beach likely has one of the most passionately capable pizza makers. We ducked into this second floor find for an early dinner and w/...More

Thank HaljoHal
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Food (pizza&pasta) was good, can't really fault it, but the service was a shambles. Based on the poor service I doubt we'll be returning.

1  Thank hompch
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$19
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, View, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
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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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.