Il Forno Italian Restaurant

132 Duke Street
East Village
L1 5AG

Tel: 0151 709 4002

Il Forno Italian Restaurant


Named one of the country's top Italian restaurants by the likes of The Sunday Times food critic AA Gill and Antonio Carlucci, as well as winner of England's 'Best Pizza' award (English Italian Awards 2015), Il Forno is a slice of Italy situated in the heart of Liverpool city centre. 

They are passionate about great Italian food and wine – tradition, authenticity and a commitment to quality is key. So much so, their search for the very best of ingredients and produce never ceases. The cured meats and cheeses are sourced direct from producers in Parma and Salerno, and their extra virgin olive oil is produced exclusively in a remote mountain village in Basilicata. 

This, along with a warm and friendly atmosphere, means that you will experience a true taste of Italy, every time you dine at Il Forno.

All menus and weekly specials are available at

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Il Forno is located in the heart of Liverpool city centre, next to Chinatown. Situated on Duke Street with convenient on street parking, we are just a few minutes walk from the Liverpool One shopping complex and 10 minutes walk from the ACC Arena and BT Convention Centre.

Secure ZCP car parking available on Colquitt Street (directly opposite the restaurant).

Public Transport Directions

Bus Stop outside the restaurant – Routes C & C1

5 Minute Walk from Paradise Bus Station, Liverpool One
10 Minute Walk from Central Train Station, Bold Street
10 Minute Walk from Liverpool Lime Street Train Station


  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Recent Reviews:

  • Marina D
    Best Italian restaurant in Liverpool
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 13th July 2018
    Excellent Italian restaurant. All dishes are delicious ! Specially the Italian pizza and seafood risotto! You have to try if you come to Liverpool! Read full review
  • georgiadorothy95
    Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Graduation Celebration
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 13th July 2018
    Made a last minute reservation for my partner's graduation celebration and the staff couldn't have been accomodating. Upon arriving at the restaurant we received the best attention, for a group of 14... Read full review
  • annette487
    Vancouver, Canada
    Trip type:
    Friends getaway
    2 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 11th July 2018
    Was really looking forward to a wonderful meal in this Italian restaurant . It s website says it has been declared one of the best Italian restaurants in the U.K . If this is one of the best I would... Read full review

Opening Times

Open (1 January 2018 - 31 December 2018)

* Monday - Thursday
Lunch 12.00pm - 2.30pm
Evening 5.30pm - 11.00pm

Friday, Saturday and Sunday
12.00pm - 11.00pm


  • National AwardsDisabledGo DisabledGo 2013
  • Local AwardsTaste Liverpool Restaurant Accreditation - Highest Quality Assured Taste Liverpool Restaurant Accreditation - Highest Quality Assured 2010
  • Local AwardsTaste Liverpool Restaurant Accreditation - Made in North West Taste Liverpool Restaurant Accreditation - Made in North West 2010

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