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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 2017

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:

  • Howard T
    Trip type:
    Authentic italian
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 21st April 2018
    Excellent menu of italian meals. Both pasta and pizza to die for...Very busy on a Saturday night but still found us a table. Large pizza oven adds theatre to this very and justly popular venue. All... Read full review
  • derbyshirediner2016
    Derbyshire, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Eating at Il Forno is like being in Italy, with good food and wine, and Italian hospitality.
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 13th April 2018
    We always look forward to our visit to "Il Forno" when we are in Liverpool.The atmosphere is warm and friendly. The food is tasty and the wine is good. It is like going to Italy for the evening. The... Read full review
  • Marlon G
    Zabbar, Malta
    Trip type:
    Proper Italian restaurant in Liverpool
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 13th April 2018
    Most probably the best Italian restaurant with Italian waiters and owner. Typical trattoria food. The pasta and pizza were amazing! One of the best restaurants ever went. 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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