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Il Forno Ristorante

4.4
219 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups

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About

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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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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
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Phone number
(305) 599-4178
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
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4.4based on all time ratings
4.4
food
4.2
service
4.3
ambience
4.2
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on May 11, 2017

I have been to this restaurant before and have always enjoyed the atmosphere, the wine list and the great food. I recommend the Risotto Piemontese al Tartufo and the Tortellini Il Forno.
Great restaurant, great values, great service.

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2017

This is a nice restaurant in Doral. I have been there a few times and its a good business lunch setting. The food has always been good. A bit pricey on the bar drinks. The waiter staff service was not the best on my last visit even though they were not busy and about 3 different people attended our table. The mandatory Valet is also not a plus, even though it is free.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2017

Food was great. Should try the Sangria!
Our waiter ,Luis was very efficient.great personality.
We were impressed with the cleanness of the bathrooms too.
Ciro runs a great restaurant.

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3.0Dined on April 23, 2017

Reservation confirmed but dinner finished in less than an hour. Everybody in a rush for closing on time at sunday. Will not come back. Bad attitude for a really good metal.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2017

Again, the branzino packed and baked in salt is the very best in Miami. The tuna tartar is also magnificent. Service is impeccable.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2017

The best carbonara outside of Italy, must try dish.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2017

Went for evening dinner with family, food was amazing A+.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2017

I live in Doral and I have seen this place since it opened, yet I had never paid attention to it until Open Table recommended it and I saw the reviews. My boyfriend and I are foodies and we loved the appetizers, entrees, and desserts they offer. Also great service and valet parking included. Definitely recommend!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2017

The overall experience was excellent, including food, service, music, ambiance. We were celebrating a friend's birthday and enjoyed every moment in this place.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2017

We had an excellent experience. We are visiting from out of town and went to Il Forna based on other Open Table reviews and we weren't disappointed! The food was outstanding and our waitress was genuinely concerned that we were happy and had a great experience. The interior of the restaurant is beautifully decorated and I had a fantastic cocktail that included dry ice. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2017

Excellent food... Hidden gem. A night out with friends. Service was very good, you don't notice them.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2017

Outstanding Food and Service
Usually eat Dinner once a month
Also several luncheons -

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2017

Great service, nice ambiance, the restaurant is wonderful. We've been here various times and always pleased with the food choices. Definitely will return.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2017

Great food, great service and the place looked very nice.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2017

Simplemente EXCELENTE! Es mi restaurante favorito en Doral, Florida.

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4.0Dined on March 8, 2017

Surprising find in an area of town sorely lacking dining options. Had group of senior leaders from across the country in for a meeting - picked straight out of Open Table at the last minute. Good food at a good price with good service. Our server Roberto and his assistant Maria were never far off and kept our . Only thing I would work on is the speed the food comes out at. It took a little longer than expected. Otherwise - Very Good experience. Recommend and I will be back. Thanks

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2017

Love IlForno always great!👍👍👍👍

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2017

Food, place and service were outstanding. But just towards the end it took forever to get our check (15mins), normally we wouldn't make such a big deal, but we needed to be somewhere else. Otherwise it was a great experience.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2017

Hadn't visited in some time, but the food and ambiance was worth the drive. Will caution future diners that their corkage fee is $35.00 per bottle which is well above the norm, especially for this establishment.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2017

I use this restaurant often for business dinners and special occasions. Always consistently very good.
Squid ink pasta is a specialty. Great breads and a nice wine list and bar.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2017

Good place for business meeting.
Good food and service.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2017

Excellent homemade pastas on the menu - I had the Lasagna and it was incredible - the gnocchi was delicious as well! Very nice servers!!

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2017

Our dining experience was very positive. Our waiter, Ceasar, was wonderful!!!
I spoke to the owner briefly and found him to be a super guy.
We would recommend anyone to go here for very authentic Italian cuisine. All around great
experience!

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2017

As always, the wood-roasted Branzino packed in sea salt is the best in Miami. Service was great, as server expertly de-boned fish at table.

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2.0Dined on February 12, 2017

Poor service and mediocrely food
After waiting almost 40 minutes for my main course ( pasta), it was cold and salty.
When I complained, the response from both the waiter AND manager was simply " sorry"!
No effort to understand or correct the issue!

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3.0Dined on February 12, 2017

We returned to this restaurant after dining there the night before as well. Their pastas are fresh and their bread is amazing. Overall great food. Unfortunately we had a terrible experience with our server. We are vegetarian and I ordered the burrata with tomatoes instead of prosciutto. The waiter informed me there would be a $4 charge to substitute the meat for tomatoes, so I kindly asked to speak with a manager. The manager came over with the waiter and informed us that the substitution would be fine with no additional charge. The waiter was upset by this for some reason and did not come back to our table once the entire night. I have never experienced such a rude and immature waiter in my life.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2017

The food was amazing! Their veal ossobuco w zaffran rissotto was incredible. Service staff was extremely attentive.

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4.0Dined on February 11, 2017

Overall, dining at Il Forno was an excellent experience. The service was A+++, the food was excellent, and the prices were very reasonable. Our server was able to explain every dish and was very knowledgeable of all ingredients and details of the dishes, especially the night's specials.

We were celebrating my parents' 50th Wedding Anniversary, and we brought our own cake. They were very accommodating with this and even cut and served it to our party (there were 10 of us including 3 kids).

The only thing I would say was not up to par was that they did not have my favorite beer available any longer despite still being listed on the menu (online menu as well). But it was a small thing in the grand scheme of things. Overall, I would rate Il Forno a 9 out of 10 (would have been 10 out of 10 had they had my beer). We had a fantabulous time.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2017

Everything was delicious, from the lemon potato and octopus slices appetizer - and the portobello Gorgonzola stuffed melted mozzarella appetizer to the fettuccine Alfredo with shrimp and the seafood pasta to the Nutella cake -YUMMY! The staff was great. Friendly yet professional and helpful.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2017

Good Food.
Sound level good for Business Meeting .
Convenient location for Doral/West Miami area.

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2017

The service was excellent...and the split pea soup was savory, a welcome set up to the main course. The grilled chicken was cooked perfectly, with each bite featuring a fusion of the grilled taste and spices.

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2017

Love Il Forno. I go there as often as I can.
Fritto Misto is great. Lamb Chops are great, service is great.

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2017

My wifw and I went out to an early dinner last Saturday evening January 28th, 2017. We received Excellent Service excellent food and excellent drinks at IL Forno as we always do whenever we visit them.

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2017

Holidays visit to Miami

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2017

Very good food and nice atmosphere. Sat outside on the patio and it was very nice.

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3.0Dined on January 24, 2017

The food and service were good, but the ambiance was killed by the TV with soccer playing...made it feel like more of a sports bar than a classy Italian restaurant.

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5.0Dined on January 8, 2017

Great friendly atmosphere for a dinner with good friends

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5.0Dined on January 4, 2017

Excellent service! Delicious food. I highly recommend it.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2016

Company Christmas party

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2016

This was not our first visit and it's still as great as the last time. Excellent food - especially the Spaghetti Carbonara which everyone in our group agreed was the best dish of our table. This is one of the better restaurants in Doral. I will return soon...

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