Il Forno Liverpool

132 Duke Street, East Village, Liverpool, United Kingdom, L1 5AG
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Monday - Thursday:
Lunch: 12.00 - 14:30
Evening: 17.30 - 22:00

Friday: 11:00 - 22:30
Saturday and Sunday: 09:00-22:30

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Easy Access
  • Children's Menu available
  • Bar

About Il Forno Liverpool

Why is Il Forno Liverpools most admired Italian restaurant? We know that delicious food should be at the heart of life - and we settle for nothing less. With outstanding modern and classic Italian dishes, we offer something for everyone. Our ingredients are sourced from the finest Italian growers. Our chefs prepare each dish using only authentic recipes and skills, fresh for you each day - and bursting with passion and flavour. From its sun-drenched farmhouses, fields and vineyards, we bring you a taste of the true Italy.

Cuisine: Italian, Pasta, Pizza, Seafood, Steak
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Visited On Thursday, 06 May 2021

First time at Il Forno for my girlfriends birthday and the good/service was amazing! They went above and beyond to make it a birthday for her to remember.

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 May 2021

Waited 40 minutes to be seated when we had a booking. Food came before the drinks.

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 May 2021

The staff were so attentive and very nice but I felt like we were rushed. The waitress kept looking at my partners plate to see if he had finished his meal. We did find it quite amusing. The atmosphere was lovely but very cold as to be expected during these times. Our starter was amazing.

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 May 2021

Good Food Good Service will definitely return

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Visited On Sunday, 02 May 2021

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Visited On Monday, 03 May 2021

Food was lovely, absolutely no complaints, cannoli’s at the end we’re the best we have tried in Liverpool!! Waitress was very nice and bubbly she made the night even better.

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Visited On Sunday, 02 May 2021

A lovely meal with great service, the staff were very attentive, and the food was delicious. A nice few hours of normality, enjoying a meal with friends for the first time since December. thank you!

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Visited On Monday, 26 April 2021

Beautiful firepit table with amazing food and service as always. Still our favourite restaurant in Liverpool xx

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Visited On Monday, 03 May 2021

Food was fantastic as always and excellent service

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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

We came in last Saturday with our nephew. Our host Ariana was fantastic from start to finish we couldn't have been happier with the service. The food was great! Will be back in the future for sure

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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

Came here on Saturday evening for my birthday with my friends and felt completely let down. The service wasn’t up to its usual standard, the food wasn’t up to its usual standards. My friends asked for a slice of cake at the end of the meal to come out as a little birthday surprise for me (they had emailed in advance) and they forgot. I felt very let down by this dining experience.

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Visited On Friday, 30 April 2021

Been here 3 times in about 4 weeks and the food is great but I found a hair in my food last time (friday) but I didn’t want to make a scene as it’s not me , and for the 3rd time running the £10 deposit wasn’t taken off my bill until asked

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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

Sadly we spent a lot of time trying to catch waiters eyes to order drinks and food. We had to ask for 2 rounds of drinks twice because they just did not arrive. My starter was supposed to be a caprese salad with a selection of tomatoes, it was just 1 salad tomato cut into 6 wedges. My main was already quite cool and was not flambé as promised on the menu although tasted nice. My friend enjoyed her starter and main and her starter was a generous portion (scallops). The dessert I ordered, after 10 minutes I was informed they did not have, somehow this then led to my friends dessert also being cancelled and our final drinks not arriving until 10 minutes before we had to give up the table (and after we had asked for them twice) One of the waiters was so aware of our poor service that he gave us both a limoncello as an apology which was kind but did not make up for the experience. We thought 2 hours would be more than enough time, however, with the delays for ordering drinks and food, we felt unable to relax as we spent much of the time trying to get the attention of the waiters which was a real shame and having to drink our final drinks quickly due to the time limit in place. We are also quite relaxed about covid having been vaccinated, however, if you were expecting to be socially distanced you would be in for a shock as there was not even enough room for people to walk between the tables to our left and right and the back of my chair touched the person's chair behind me when I or he stood up. A shame, I'm not sure whether I would return and definitely would not in current circumstances.

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Visited On Friday, 30 April 2021

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Visited On Friday, 30 April 2021

Food was amazing Best fillet steak by far

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Visited On Friday, 30 April 2021

Lovely restaurant. Great food and drink. Lovely friendly helpful staff.

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Visited On Thursday, 29 April 2021

Food was absolutely gorgeous. Staff were really friendly and helpful.

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Visited On Wednesday, 28 April 2021

Very disappointed by having booked for the lunch menu to be told it is no longer offered, despite being advertised on the website. The main menu was significantly more expensive. The food was nice but not worth the money.

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Visited On Tuesday, 27 April 2021

We had a perfect night. Great food, helpful staff, and good atmosphere. We booked the fire pit and weren't disappointed. We will be back soon!

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Visited On Tuesday, 27 April 2021

Booked here as I wanted to be sure of a lovely evening for my sons birthday, once again I was not disappointed, superb service! Superb food and superb atmosphere, thank you to all The staff ... and we will be seeing you soon ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Visited On Monday, 26 April 2021

The cocktails were expensive and the volume of liquid minimal! I had a strawberry daiquiri which is normally like slush. This one just had a giant round ice cube in it that took up most of the glass. The drink was two/three sips at most. The drinks were also slow to arrive. And after initially being asked if everything was ok with the food, a bit too many times if I’m honest, the servers disappeared and didn’t come back to offer additional drinks or give us the bill. We’d have bought more drinks given the chance. I’d also paid a deposit, which they didn’t take off the bill until I asked. And the service charge was automatically added on, so it’s not like you can adjust the tip accordingly for either great or poor service depending on your experience. The food, although expensive for the portion size on some of the dishes was excellent

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Visited On Sunday, 25 April 2021

Really enjoyed our meal. Service was spot on Loads of choice and great value for money

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Visited On Friday, 23 April 2021

We had the best time; food was amazing and servers could not do enough for us! Great atmosphere and lovely staff. Thank you!

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Visited On Saturday, 24 April 2021

The food and service was great! Would definitely book a table again soon!

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Visited On Saturday, 24 April 2021

We went for our first meal post lockdown and were really excited but so disappointed. We had to flag staff down to take our order long after being seated. Later, after finding a hair in my meal and telling our waitress my meal was taken away and then we were left, no apology and no explanation of what was happening. We had to flag down another member of staff who we presumed was the manager, he said very little, offered to redo the meal but at this point I’d eaten three quarters of it and was totally put off. In this time a member of the party on the table next to us threw up, while this was of course not the staffs fault it was barely addressed and took a long time for them to clear up. Also disappointed by the “melt in the middle chocolate desert” which did not in fact melt in the middle. Overall we were disappointed by the whole experience.

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