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For 2
Date
Fri, 2/23
Time
8:30 PM
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Il Forno

3.9
271 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Casual
  • Cozy
iL Forno Italian Kitchen is a Hell"s Kitchen gem. Bringing modern Italian to a whole new level. Everything that comes from our kitchen is prepared from scratch with the utmost care by Executive Chef Sarah Pouzar. So whether you stop in for a glass of wine and one of our artisan pizzas, or a full and rich Italian supper, iL Forno will take care of you.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Pizzeria, Dessert
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Hours of operation
daily 12pm to 12am
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Phone number
(212) 961-7507
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Sarah Pouzar
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Catering
please check websites for details
www.ilfornonyc.com
www.ironbarnyc.com
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
45th Street
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Parking details
A parking lot is located less than half a block from iL Forno, on 45th between 8th and 9th Avenues.
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Public transit
All 42nd street subway stops are within 5 minutes walking distance.
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Special events & promotions
please check websites for details
www.ilfornonyc.com
www.ironbarnyc.com
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 271 People Are Saying
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3.9  based on recent ratings
4.0
food
3.8
service
3.9
ambience
3.9
value
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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afoote43 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

Service was attentive, food was excellent. Could get loud if Bar next door turns up the music but 6pm dinner was fine. Easy access to Broadway shows

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OpenTable Diner 
2.0  Dined 6 days ago

We booked this restaurant as we were going to Phantom on Broadway. The kept us waiting so long - what was the point of booking - but difficult to go elsewhere at the late stage. We were stressed and rushed. Flying in from Australia! Get your act together and keep your tables free if they are booked. Don’t be greedy! Yum food. Shane about the rush.

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BenM 
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Greta meal, fun servers and great advice... we are from out of town and went there before a show... perfect!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Always excellent! Price fixed menu a great value. Tuscan Ambiance , Italian music in the background, great wait staff makes the dinning experience wonderful !

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OpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was great and so was the service. Waiter new what to suggest to us. Very pleased.

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vipBergenfamily (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Pasta was over cooked. Pizza was undercooked. Took 10 minutes to get a fork

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OpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
3.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Close to theaters and Times Square . Atmosphere is informal old Italian Wood tables without table cloths . Menu was limited and food was average quality. service was a little below average. It was not crowded and they were not attentive and had multiple . Everything we asked for took a while to get including bread.
There are better alternatives a little farther north although they may be more pricey

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ManhattanTraveler (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

My husband and I have been here on a number of occasions. the food is priced at a great value and the staff has always been friendly and welcoming, thank you. We intend to return!

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

Best pre-theatre restaurant EVER.

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OpenTable Diner (Mexico City)
1.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

La Pizza muy mala, al igual que las pastas
La comida en general mala. El servicio bueno.
La carta muy chica con pocas posibilidades de escoger más comida italiana.
Definitivamente no recomendable.

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MadFoz (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on January 4, 2018

On vacation in NYC, wanted to try this restaurant. Had a wonderful time. The food was delicious

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

Pass this one by is my advice. Arrived to be seated 5 adults, clearly at a table for 4 while there were larger tables available. Others seemed to have a reserved sign, which is strange considering we also had a reservation. They pulled a chair up and we were cramped the entire meal. Soiled silverware, indifferent servers, and rushed meal. Bus boy lifting my wine glass as I was trying to drink from it. We also did pre fixed meal for a few of us but were not offered dessert.
The wine and food just not worth it, and a night wasted in the theatre district. Once they smashed us at that table, there was no turning back. PS the “reserved” table remained completely vacant for the entire time we were there. Less than eh

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Nancy (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

My daughter and I had a delightful meal at Il Forno prior to seeing a Broadway show. The food was absolutely delicious - she had a lamb shank and I ordered the price fix 3 course meal, with wild mushroom risotto as my entree. The food melted in our mouths, we were both super-pleased with our selections and the kitchen’s execution. The service was excellent, and the decor makes you feel as if you are dining al fresco. Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 22, 2017

Food was delicious. The risotto was cooked perfectly. They had chianti which is always a plus for me.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on December 22, 2017

My request for no dairy in dish was mishandled though redone fairly quickly. Salad was not sent out as ordered.

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OpenTable Diner (London)
4.0  Dined on December 21, 2017

Looking for a pizza restaurant near our hotel between 5th and 6th Avenue on 44th St. This fits the bill well. Varied menu which suited our party of 6 with a mixed age range. Only disappointment was the screechingly raucous party of women at the next door table having an office reunion. Not the restaurant's fault but unfortunately the noise was the single most memorable thing of the evening.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 19, 2017

Wonderful pre-show meal, good options of menus or entrees depending on your preference. Right across from a beautiful open market as well!

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
2.0  Dined on December 19, 2017

Dinner before Broadway show. Pizza was disappointing and so was the wine.

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Mattz (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 17, 2017

great food and service

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

We had confirmed reservations for December 16th at 6pm for 9 people. We got there at 5:50 and the hostess told us they have too many reservations. I asked so when can you seat us. We have tickets to a play at 8pm. She said again they have too many reservations and she doesn’t know when they can take us. Come back later. Absolutely could care less that we had reservations. They took walkins right before us. We said we would split up. She didn’t care. No manager would come to see us. Impossible to find another restaurant at that time in Times Square. Called on Monday. Left messages and sent email. No response. Obviously doesn’t care about customer service only filling seats. (Had to leave a rating for food or it won’t let me submit. To be honest never got to taste the food)

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