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Il Forno

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3615 S Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 33803-4876
+1 863-607-6030
11:30 - 22:30
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Tue - Fri 11:00 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 22:30
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Lakeland, Florida
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86 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I ordered the veggie pizza which I love. Has a thin crust which is perfect for me. We also got garlic knots which wear Heavenly heart attacks on a plate. Daughter got chicken Caesar salad which was very good and had a lot of chicken.

Thank Heather E
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It doesn't get much better than IL Forno. The owner supports local first responders and hosts numerous events for local police, fire, and ems. The pizza is yummy and not too greasy. Their pasta is always delicious and worth trying. We love the family friendly environment and prices.

Thank C C
Chemainus, Canada
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125 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family were recommended to Il Forno from a local doctors office next door. When we arrived we were greeted promptly by the owner and our server arrived soon after to take our order. We had mushroom caps and caprese. The caprese was very good, the mushrooms didn't appear to be homemade but weren't too bad. For main courses we... More 

Thank VitaminandDolphin
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Superb food! Small dining room. Can I just say - Veal Francaise! It's my favorite, and they do it wonderfully here! I've never eaten anything here that wasn't fantastic! They are a locally owned property & care about their community. They do a fundraiser a couple times a year to contribute to Children's Home Society!

Thank Dawn C
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

We just have to go to Il Forno at least once a month. The food is awesome and the staff is friendly and a pleasure to deal with.

Thank Donald G
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

Typical pleasant small Italian restaurant with some outdoor seating. We had four different pasta dishes and everyone was very happy with the pasta and the hot bread sticks.

Thank Jack F
Lakeland, Florida
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

Dinner with Brother and Sister in law. Arrived about 6 ish on a Wednesday, very busy, only one table open very near the entrance, did not wish to sit there so we asked about the other completely empty dinning area and were told that it was reserved, as we left at 8 it was still empty and they close at... More 

Thank cperkall
Lakeland, Florida
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

My wife and I stopped in on Friday night for supper and I was excited to try this restaurant due to the reviews. first the bad: they charge extra if you need more bread and my wife wanted to change to the sauce on the baked ziti from tomato sauce to the vodka sauce that is offered on other entrees... More 

Tampa, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

I come for lunch here about 3-5 times per month and would visit more if I lived closer! Ive had everything from Pizza, spaghetti, calzones and sandwiches and have loved everything! Great owner who shows much passion for his restaurant! Cant wait to visit again!

Thank Elissa G
Lakeland, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

We eat here at least once a week. Food is great, atmosphere is great and staff is excellent. When it comes to authentic Italian in Lakeland, I wouldn't go anywhere else.

Thank ItsaPaulWorld

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3615 S Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 33803-4876
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lakeland
  • Phone Number: +1 863-607-6030

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