I was worried about trying
I was worried about trying a place this new. But, while they were certainly working out some kinks -- little things like salt and pepper aren't on tables-- the food was great, service quick and ambience great.
I had a salad, which came perfectly lightly dressed, and a margarita pizza which was super thin and delish. Hit the spot.
I'll be back!
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Improving new restaurant
Second time at this restaurant, which recently opened in Ballston. Service significantly better than during my first visit, so hopefully that is a sign that things are improving as they work out their initial kinks. Food was tasty and served within a reasonable time from when we put in our order. Will return again.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Nice little find
We thought Il Forno was a very nice neighborhood restaurant which we need here in Ballston. The food was good and the service was excellent. Wine list should be improved however.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
perfect for a Friday night
Our entire family really enjoyed this restaurant and will certainly return again. The pizza and other dishes were delicious and our server was most attentive.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
I took 6 people from my office for a birthday lunch.
We had an amazing experience. Our waiter was very attentive and nice. The food was great. Pizza was fantastic and the salads were fresh and great. We ordered a cheese platter which came with olives and that was great. The calamari for appetizer is a must have as well.
The owner came to our table to see how everything was and recommended their signature desert. Fruit Pizza Pie.
Then they brought a complimentary Tiramesue for the birthday girl.
It was a great experience over all.
A place to go and to enjoy.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great pizza and pizza oven
Great pizza and pizza oven but much more. Wonderful staff, decor and desserts. The wine list may need some work, but really liked the place and the people who work there are nothing short of outstanding.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
good pizza in a classy decor
Il Forno was recommended to me by a friend and I was not disappointed. The menu is interesting, the pizza is quite good, the service perfect. The pizza came cut into 4 wedges. It would have been easier to eat if it had been cut into 8 wedges. I mentioned this to the waiter, who suggested that next time I request that as I order. Good advice.
6/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
We really enjoyed our dinner at Il Forno. Every dish was excellent--some of the best Italian we have every had. The pizzas were interesting and delicious. Definitely going back.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
nice place for business lunch
went there for lunch with a client. had good food with good service.
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Pizza Outside of Naples, Italy
The pizza at Il Forno is to die for. Beautiful slightly-charred, crispy, thin crust, fresh tomatoes, egg plant, mushrooms, peppers or whatever you order on it. The service is always great. Love the generous wine pours at the bar. It's really a fine place from the moment you walk in to the moment you leave. Thank you for being there!
7/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Il Forno never disappoints
I have been here many times with friends and each time, we leave the restaurant feeling fully satisfied. The seafood is very fresh and tasty. Good wine selections, too. Nice ambience for an all-girls' get together or with groups of friends. They validate 2 hours of parking in the garage which is a big plus as street parking can be hard to find during peak times. I'd recommend this place to anyone who has not been here yet.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM