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Il Forno Ristorante

Il Forno Ristorante Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ilfornousa.com/
  • Phone: (305) 599-4178
  • Hours of Operation: Daily hours: Monday - Tuesday 12:00pm-10:00pm, Wednesday - Thursday 12:00pm -11:00pm, Friday: 12:00pm-12:00am, Saturday 1:00pm-12:00am, Sunday 1:00pm -10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Parking: No
A word from Il Forno Ristorante
Praised as truly authentic classic Italian cuisine, Il Forno Ristorante's refined approach to Italian gastronomy features the finest local and imported ingredients. Indulge in dishes of our home made Pappardelle Pasta with Wild and Porcini Mushrooms or Grilled Veal Chop al Rosmarino to entice your appetite. Then revel in the simple, but rich flavor of the Chef’s signature entrée of Veal Ossobuco alla Milanesa and pair with a glass of wine from the outstanding wine selection. End with our seductive Mousse di Ciocolatto al Grand Marnier. The ambiance and atmosphere are enhanced by Il Forno's rustic, open kitchen with wood-burning oven, offering a warm and intimate setting for your dining experience. Whether you are enjoying a cocktail at our full service bar or dining al fresco on the terrazza or listening to live music in the dinning room, we are sure to make your dining experience a memorable one.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "Great find. Good food great service. Surprise restaurant for the neighborhood."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "I tried again after a month of a bad experience, I had a good experience this time. The food was very good and the services good also. The issue with this restaurant is the waitress. This time a got a good one. No all waitress have been trained as equal and that make a difference in the services and your experience can be also different. Good luck with your services"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Had a nice time, the attention was very good and so was the food, wine list has good moderately priced wines. Everyone in our party liked the food."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Everyone LOVEd and enjoyed each plate we ordered! Service was very good, sangria delicious and wine list very complete! Main entrees seemed a bit expensive, with the exception if the pastas which are well priced! I am glad to have gone and completely enjoyed the Italian delicious food, and would definitely recommend it !!!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I went mainly for the music by jazz saxophone star Manuel Valera and his trio, performing there every week on Thursdays and Fridays. But I was pleasantly surprised to find an excellent menu of great food choices that turned out delicious. The wine was also great. And the service was superb. So I will now happily become a regular."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Went for my wife's birthday, we had a great time and the service and the food were great. We did not have to wait and everyone was very pleasent. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Good Services, excellent food , complimetary vallet, . "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Never come back, the food took over 1 hour and half to be ready at a the moment was uncooked. I have to fill my glass all the time after order an expensive bottle of wine. The only word that u remember is "I'm so sorry" but he did not care"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "I had seen the restaurant many times but never had a chance to visit. By luck, kind of a last minute thing, decided to celebrate Mother's Day here. What a delightful surprise! My husband and I have agreed that we have found another "regular" spot for us. Loved it! Everything was amazing!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I booked table from out of town when we arrived was nice to have valet parking first off and walked in and reserved table was waiting for us! Food was Amazing/ outstanding. We bought a bottle of White wine that was Great! Inside decor is very nice. Definitely a must try you won't be let down service was great!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We have tried to like this restaurant for several years. The interior space is quite nice, jazz on some nights, plus a tropical outdoor patio that is romantic. What the establishment cannot get right is consistency with its food. On our last visit, we had very good Caesar salads, but our pasta course was not edible. The octopus was so over cooked it couldn't be cut a knife and fork. The wonder is how a cook can let a dastardly dish like this leave the kitchen. This may seem harsh, but we have experience other disappointments with the food that cannot be overlooked. Additionally, while the service is pleasant, they are not trained. You have to ask for everything, at times even a fork and then a knife, etc. one can do much better. Never again"
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "The best Italian restaurant in town, the food was really good and the wines outstanding"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The food was great, my girlfriend didn't like her food but I loved my food, I had the scallopine di pollo terra a mar and she had the gnocchi. I ordered a Hennessy on the rocks and it was sooo watered down, I didn't order another after for that reason and the waiter and busser kept looking at my girlfriends breasts and every time I'd catch them, they'd look away like nothing happened. Other than that, I'd go back but I'd tell my gf to wear a cardigan or something so they don't look so damn much. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Food is always good - specials are too expensive and are always $39 regardless of what is being served. There should be some variation in prices on specials - some should be less than others."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "EXCELLENT DINING EXPERIENCE. TRY OSSO BUCCO, IT;S FANTASTIC."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Love this restaurant....and is right in my neighborhood!"
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Excellent lunch specials with variety and complemented by great service."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Great place to enjoya good dinner with a great services and excellent wine list. I was really impressed with the restaurant, including live music and valet parking. Make reservations"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "I happen to go for Valentines day so I expected the service to not be all that great. it was ok service but the food was excellent. me and my boyfriend enjoyed our 3 year Annivesary there and defitenitly going there again."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We picked this restaurant while on vacation. We really did not know much about it. What a pleasant surprise. We just returned from Italy, yet felt we were back there once again. The food was that good! The waiter was pleasant and attentive. The atmosphere was impressive. Wonderful experience!"
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Great service and good food keep this place a favorite."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "To whom this may concern, Here is my two cents as to my opinions and why I came to the comments: a) made true reservations early Friday afternoon from five chairs initially the called and changed to six and finally when my family told me how many people where going to show up I fix the reservations to 8 people via the Net same way I made them originally. b) When I show up only a table all the way by the musicians inside is where only 6 of 8 could sit down Observation...Even this here is ridiculous cause had to erase all that really happened!"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "The ambiance is beautiful and my request for a round table for 7 was fulfilled. Service was very good but a little slow when it came to dessert. Food was very good especially the pumpkin ravioli and the veal dishes. The waiters sang happy birthday to the 2 in our party celebrating their birthdays. Water glasses were refilled several times, very attentive. Yes, I would recommend it even just for dining out on a given evening."
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "I usually will have business lunch with customers since it is very centric located in Doral. Food is very good and interior design of the main dining room is very classy. I would have wished they did a better job designing the outdoor terrace, plastic chairs and no wall decoration made it feel like a run down patio. Service has been poor on both occasions I have had lunch, most of the time our server just forgot about us."
    Dined on 12/10/2013
  • "Found the food to be good- not excellent. And some of the dishes were overpriced."
    Dined on 12/3/2013
  • "I consider this a fav of mine the food is great the wine is amazing and the ambiance is perfect."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "Went on a company dinner out , had a party of 9. The food was quite good buy the service considering the restaurant was quite empty was very slow. An hour in to service all we had on the table was flat bread and some drinks.Like I stated the food was good as were the desserts. Once these were served the waiter basically did a disappearing act .The Busboy was left to bring the bill and finish off the service. Attention to service needs to be adressed ;this was on a weekday, would hate to imagine a weekend service, quite dissapointing considering I had recommended this restaurant to co-workers."
    Dined on 11/11/2013
  • "oh my god the place was awesome, the food was to die for..........every single item we tasted was incredible highly recommend it. and the staff was superb"
    Dined on 10/16/2013
  • "Husband had a good halibut but overpriced. Be sure to ask the price of specials of the day before ordering so you aren't shocked when you get the bill. Lovely restaurant in a locale full of warehouses and businesses. I live close by and have had good food here on two other occasions. Lasagna was not my favorite. Tomatoe cream soup was wonderful. Server was very nice and attentive. I Will return and give it another try based on my previous visits and good service. Missed the awesome pasta fagiole soup I have had before not on menu on my visit."
    Dined on 10/13/2013
  • "You can count on a good meal at Il Forno, with attentive wait staff, and quality offerings. We dined for business on a Thursday night; it was moderately crowded, had a live sax player, nice specials and no rush at all."
    Dined on 10/10/2013
  • "Great wine selection, fast friendly service and awsome menu choices.Perfect for business meetings. Parking is limited better get there early."
    Dined on 10/2/2013
  • "I was pleasantly surprised to find such an elegant restaurant at this particular location on NW 25th Street. The drinks were excellent and the food was simple fabulous. We also had a bottle of wine and it was very enjoyable. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone that is looking for fine dining and a quiet atmosphere. The service was outstanding. My wife and I could not have been more pleased."
    Dined on 9/27/2013
  • "Our server was willing to help and guide for our best selection."
    Dined on 9/26/2013
  • "Erratic, first time there we liked the food. Second visit and we were disappointed. Fish was terrible and soup mediocre at best. Manager not available when we asked for him/her"
    Dined on 9/16/2013
  • "I had the pasta carbonara. It was just ok. Not much bacon in it and way too creamy, like an Alfredo sause. Cara Mia, on Alton Rd. has the best!"
    Dined on 8/24/2013
  • "We ate a daily special fish, which was delicious but it waited an hour for it and it was 45$!!!! and we were not informed about neitehr the waiting time nor the price..also the fish for 1 portion was so big-- I think they could have worn us about that. Overall it was ok but i would not return."
    Dined on 8/4/2013
  • "The only good thing about the restaurant is the service. The staff knew the menu and was eager to make a suggestion when asked. This is the second time I have dined here is it will probably be the last. The first time I had extremely salty food and the most recent, aside from salty, I was given extremely wilted lettuce showing dark spots everywhere which did not smell good, but also was placed on the same plate as the chicken marsala I had."
    Dined on 7/30/2013
  • "My wife and I went to Il Forno Restaurant for our 10th wedding anniversary and we ate one of the evening specials which was fish - it was really good so were the appetizers and the desert. Our waiter, Ariel, was very knowledgeable and very nice. It was a great experience."
    Dined on 7/19/2013
  • "Being born and raised in Italy, I am very picky when it come to Italian food. I must say that IL FORNO did not disappoint me. The pasta was clearly home-made, and cooked "al dente". We enjoyed everything, from appetizers to desserts. This was my second time at IL FORNO, and won't be the last."
    Dined on 7/14/2013
  • "this is a good restaurant and nice neighborhood location."
    Dined on 7/6/2013