Monday - Thursday:
Lunch 12.00pm - 2.30pm
Evening 5.30pm - 11.00pm
Friday, Saturday and Sunday:
12.00pm - 11.00pm
Monday - Thursday:
- Disabled Access
- Families and Children Welcome
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.
I came here with my partner after it had been recommended by a friend. The service right from the start was excellent and the food was lovely. My partner ordered a steak and when they brought to the table, asked if we could check if it was cooked and it wasn't quite right but they took it back straight away and came back with it perfectly done. I would definitely recommend.
Four of us had lunch here. Choice of lunch menu was very good. I often have a pizza but realising it is always a tasty challenge decided to have sea bass and we said we could not remember when we had a fish dish that was so good- melt in the mouth! Of course we had a dessert- lots of choice here. Smiling waiters and a nice bottle of wine too . Thoroughly enjoyed our outing.
We were a party of nine people going in on a Sunday night. The waiters did everything they could to make us feel good, amazingly so. The food was very delicious and the best we have had outside Italy. The atmosphere was joyful and it was clear that everyone working there loved their job. We will recommend this restaurant to all of our friends going to Liverpool and be sure that we will be back one day. Hopefully being able to have another go at singing "Oh sole mio" :D. And for all of you still reading, you do not want to miss out on this restaurant. Eating here is a must!!!
Not my first time at the place very consistent in service and quality of food. On this occasion I had the vegan choices which I was very pleased to have found offered and they were very, very, tasty and not just the run of mill stuff you find at other Italian restaurants. starters was pumpkin on a bruschetta base with mushrooms combo which was lip smacking good fodder, followed by the vegan take I think on arancini balls in a spicy tomato sauce, again I had to hold back from licking the plate clean. Everyone else enjoyed the food, my mother had the salmon and I think she did lick her plate! it was that clean! Full marks to all the waiters, who gave a really good interactive service that made us feel special. If I have a criticism it would be that my son's, wife and mothers portion size was significantly bigger than the vegan choice and there was no indication or guidance given, to me so I may have chosen a side dish, so whilst they all left full, I was still hungry, as my wife put it you haven't broken your diet with your meal. May I add there is a little deli / bar if you just go out the back of the restaurant I think the two places have same owners but not sure, after the meal we went into the deli and bought some Italian produce, again good quality stuff and worth the look.
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The service was excellent but the meat was a plbut dry. The pasta was amazing though.
Fantastic restaurant, fabulous food and the staff are wonderful. Without doubt one of the best restaurants in Liverpool.
We felt ripped off. Called spoke to manager tried to fob me off with a lid of rubbish
Still expensive for some pasta & sauce with meatballs, but all the food was very enjoyable.
Excellent but a little pricey for a family
We had a great night although some of our favourite meals items seem to have been retired on your new menu…
Fantastic food and brilliant service - could not have asked for more! Would definitely recommend to everybody and would dine here again.
My main course (pasta) arrived barely warm which was sent back. My girlfriend's main pasta dish consisted of 7 pieces! Extremely small portion and poor value for money. An accompanying salad did not appear totally fresh, had a tiny amount of cheese shavings, and again was poor value for money. The service was slow both for food and drinks. For a supposedly romantic meal at one of Liverpool's best restaurants, it was extremely disappointing. Not the Il Forno I remember from a few years ago. A bad experience!
Thoroughly enjoyable lunchtime dining experience. Didn’t realise that part of central Liverpool could be so elegant.
A server asked if I would like another drink but it didn't arrive. I asked a second server for the same drink, and again it didn't arrive but it was partially added to my bill which needed rectifying upon leaving. We left earlier than anticipated because of this and we were getting impatient. So you lost the custom and we had dessert and drinks elsewhere. I don't eat out often and it was not good enough service for a birthday meal.
Loved the place, will definatley be coming back for family occassions such as birthdays etc, Love the authentic cooking of the pizza in the big oven, that is a very unique and we loved it. We also loved the real italian atmosphere in the restaurant it felt like we were in italy. Only had one little issue and that was my partners pasta was a little cold but besides this it was a perfect evening. Thank You
Excellent as always
Great food and service like usual, especially from Mohan. Back again soon
I have been coming to your restaurant for years we even had our Xmas meal out with our friends when we spent over £400 with you. Although I was disappointed that our only choice was a fixed menu. But after my recent visit I don’t think I will be returning. I asked for my usual pizza novella to find it had been taken off the menu but to your credit you did create the same pizza with roast potatoes and it tasted just as nice. My issue was with your staff who were all talking about all throughout my meal and made me feel very uncomfortable. When I asked for the bill the January 20% had not been taken off so I had to ask for a new bill. But what has disguised me the most is my son’s pasta pomodorro was charged at 9.95 which at the time I didn’t question but thought was expensive as it was then same price as our adult meals. Anyway when I got home I still had a bee in my bonnet about the whole experience so I checked you menu online to discover it is should be half the price at 4.95. I do not appreciate being ripped off by what is meant to be a reputable restaurant where we have spent many hundreds of pounds over the years.
You may be wondering that this is a fancy restaurant or maybe you can’t afford it. However, this is one restraurant that you can bring friends or family too. The wide range of menu and the specifically fast service are highlights to this restaurant. The atmosphere is rather friendly and you no doubt will have a classy experience of fine dining. One of the best restaurants in Liverpool!
Sadly I was pretty disappointed with my visit. I don't know if it was just what I specifically ordered but it didn't live up to the hype,everything tasted pretty bland. One of the staff members was extremely rude and put me off for the rest of the visit. To top it all off the bill was almost £100 which was completely unexpected as we only ordered a starter,main and dessert for two people and two drinks each. Will not be returning.
A great traditional Italian restaurant. Recommend the bruschetta
Our family of four had a great evening at ilForno on New Years Eve. A great atmosphere, excellent food and the bonus of live music and a really tremendous firework display to finish off a really nice evening. Our waiter has served us on several occasions and he really looked after us well. eccellente!