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“Outstanding!”
Review of Do Forni

Do Forni
Ranked #13 of 1,670 Restaurants in Phnom Penh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Dine in authentic Italian ambience at Do Forni. The restaurant has an intimate setting with an open kitchen and wooden floors. Dishes are freshly prepared with only the freshest of ingredients. Choose from a specially crafted menu which offers contemporary and innovative cuisine. A selection of fine wines from the cellar makes your dining experience complete. Special guest chefs visit the restaurant every quarter for a memorable gastronomic journey.
Reviewed February 16, 2018

My partner and I had a really bad experience at the restaurant in our hotel, and so we decided to head out to find somewhere better! We arrived at the Sofitel hotel, hoping to try their famous Dim Sum within their Asian restaurant that we had booked, but was sadly unavailable and we were very disappointed.. Out of nowhere, one of the hotel managers (who must have overheard our conversation with the waitress)recommended another restaurant within the hotel. We were dubious as we were really in the mood for dim sum, but as we walked to the venue, we were stunned by how beautiful the restaurant was. We were shown to our table, given a complimentary cocktail (well needed and was delicious), and we ordered our food.
Whilst waiting for our food, the chef prepared us some lovely freshly baked bread with potato and herbs, it was so delicious and we were starving at this point!! So that was a lovely surprise. Then the chef came back and gave us a complimentary dish that was a pan-fried scallop, in a squid ink crust, with pea puree - again, very unexpected and beautifully presented on a plate. We were very happy with the service at this point (as you can imagine). Amazingly, the chef came back again with another complimentary dish - a small bowl of mushroom soup with truffle oil. Again, delicious food and beautifully presented. Our pizza's arrived and they were probably one of the nicest pizza's I have ever tasted, freshly stone-baked in a pizza oven, very good quality ingredients etc.
Overall, our experience at this restaurant was one of the best (if not the best) dinner we have ever had, and we can't thank you enough for making our last night in Cambodia so special. The chef and staff were fantastic.

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Thank jenny463
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Charles-HenriChevet, General Manager at Do Forni, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2018

Dear jenny643,

Greetings from Do Forni restaurant at Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra!

It really is a delight to hear that your dining experience with us was a memorable one and ended up your last night in Cambodia nicely! I could not agree more with you – As a luxury hotel, our culinary offerings not only have to be wide in variety but top notch in quality as well, in order to cater to the preferences and dietary requirements of our guests. Though it is with regret that you were not able to try on our Fu Lu Zu restaurant for the Dim Sum, but good on you for deciding to dine in our Do Forni Italian Restaurant! Our Ambassadors, not just in our Do Forni Restaurant but in our entire hotel as well, constantly aim towards providing nothing short of excellent service. Our ambassadors embody our spirit of service from the heart, and strive to make you feel welcome, as well as provide a Magnifique experience for each individual guest. Therefore, I’m glad to hear that you felt the warmth of our service.

Once again, thank you for taking time to share your experience with us here. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip in the Kingdom of Wonder!

Sincerely,
Charles-Henri Chevet
General Manager
Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra

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Reviewed February 12, 2018 via mobile

We are staying in the hotel where the in house restaurant is located and didn’t feel like going into the town so decided to try it out....!
We both decided to have the steak well there were no complaints from us, the steak was cooked to perfection and the quality of the meat was exceptional. We can only highly recommend this place.
The two gentlemen that cooked the steak were q
Chhan Naron
Sreypov Kimhy

Thank charliejosette
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Charles-HenriChevet, General Manager at Do Forni, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2018

Dear charliejosette,

Greetings from Do Forni Restaurant at Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra.

I could not thank you enough for a 5-star review! It is wonderful to know you enjoyed your dining experience with us. Indeed, the warm and homely atmosphere in our Do Forni Restaurant only adds value to the seamless service provided by our Ambassadors, on top of the outstandingly delicious dishes prepared by Chef Lay Naron. I will be certain to share your positive comments with the ambassadors mentioned by name, who will be delighted to know they made a difference in your stay. It is very rewarding when our Sofitel Ambassadors’ efforts of attention to details are recognized and we truly appreciate your kind feedback and compliments.

Thank you again for your review and we look forward to hosting you again soon.

Sincerely,
Charles-Henri Chevet
General Manager
Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra

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Reviewed February 7, 2018

This beautiful restaurant inside the Sofitel provides a delicious taste of Italy in Cambodia. I was quite surprised by the care and knowledge of the staff!

Thank David M
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Charles-HenriChevet, General Manager at Do Forni, responded to this reviewResponded February 9, 2018

Dear David M,

Greetings from Do Forni Restaurant at Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra.

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us, and would like to thank you for not only reviewing our hotel but our Do Forni Restaurant as well. Indeed, the warm and homely atmosphere in our Do Forni Restaurant only adds value to the seamless service provided by our Ambassadors, on top of the outstandingly delicious dishes prepared by our excellent culinary team. I will be certain to share your kind comments with our team and serve as motivation to continue upholding our high quality of service.

Thank you again for your review and we look forward to hosting you again soon.

Sincerely,
Charles-Henri Chevet
General Manager
Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra

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Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely “surprise” tasting menu as suggested by the chef and we were not disappointed in any way. Each course was amazing with some very interesting combinations that only a top chef would put together knowing the flavours would complement each other.
High quality wines and top class service from Sauron made this experience first rate.
Would highly recommend a meal here if given the opportunity.

Thank alison p
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Charles-HenriChevet, General Manager at Do Forni, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2018

Dear Alison p,

Greetings from Do Forni Restaurant at Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra.

Yet another great review, thank you so much! I could not agree more with you – Our Do Forni restaurant has garnered countless positive responses from guests, and it is due in no small part to the careful crafting of the exquisite dish selection. The offerings – From not only food but including our wines as well – Were chosen specially to provide a gastronomically authentic dining experience, and are a true definition of Italian cuisine. Our Ambassadors constantly strive for service excellence and I am delighted to hear that our Ambassador Sauron made a difference in your meal, and I will be sure to share your kind words with the rest of the team.

Thank you for not only leaving us your great comments on our hotel page but here as well, we look forward to hosting you again in the near future.

Sincerely,
Charles-Henri Chevet
General Manager
Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra

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Reviewed January 18, 2018

We were lucky to dine here on New Year's Eve and enjoy the six-course menu. It was some of the best Italian food we have tasted and the service was excellent. Highly recommended - we will be back!

Thank Cherelle66
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Charles-HenriChevet, General Manager at Do Forni, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2018

Dear Cherelle66,

Greetings from Do Forni Restaurant at Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra.

Good on you for deciding to join us in our festivities over New Year’s – A fantastic way to celebrate the holidays together with the loved ones! It is lovely to hear your dining experience with us exceeded your expectations. I will be certain to share your comments with our team at Do Forni – Our Ambassadors who strive for constant excellent service will definitely be pleased to know they have made a difference in your dining experience.

Thank you for your great comment and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future!

Sincerely,
Charles-Henri Chevet
General Manager
Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra

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