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Il Forno

Apokoronas, Crete 73003, Greece
+30 2825 032520
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (91 reviews)
“garlic bread” (8 reviews)
“ham” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Apokoronas, Crete 73003, Greece
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited Kalyves in June 17 and ate at Il Forno twice. We thought the food was excellent, the service and the atmosphere very good and the hospitality just right for a warm evening by the beach.

Thank Keith M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were welcomed back to Il Forno this year for our second visit to Kalyves. Harris, Maria and Eleftheria were the perfect hosts and nothing was too much trouble for them. We tried many things on their menu but our favourite dish had to be...More

Thank Helen1605
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We have been to this taverna many times during the past 10 years and it never fails to meet our expectation. It is not only a place for a pizza it's menu as a wide range of meat, fish and pasta dishes. It may even...More

Thank Mklavendon
Reviewed 6 days ago

Greek hospitality as it used to be, good food, good company & good prices The welcome you get from Harry & Ella, & the best sun beds on Kalives beach makes it a must visit place & no wonder they have so many year after...More

Thank dennisbaldwin
Reviewed 1 week ago

"We don't serve daily specials as all our food is special" read the board at the entrance to the restaurant- well I'm sorry but we have to disagree! We found nothing special about the meal at all, at best it was ok. The food was...More

Thank June079
Harris H, Manager at Il Forno, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting il forno, food is matter of taste if we was nt good enough for your taste we apologize, 9 to 10 customers visiting us are happy with our food, the cats is a problem to deal with but in a rush...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Il forno is a fantastic taverna ,with great pizza,pasta and a verity of lovely Greek dishes, its right on the beach, so a lovely setting and Harry and Maria are lovely people that made our holiday really fun and special x

Thank donnaoakes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had booked table in advance at back of restaurant alongside sea for special occasion. On arrival we were shown to different table set well back from sea whereas couple queueing ahead of us who knew the owners (& hadn't booked) we're shown to table...More

Thank johnnyfmills
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great restaurant,great food,and particularly great hospitality.What else do you want? A must visit when in Kalyves.

Thank Jimcraw74
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant was always busy, but not packed! Excelent beach front location, very good sercie. Our main course arrived beofre we were half way through starters, we did not send back, I am a beliver the food would have spent 10 minutes under a light...More

Thank Ian W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only found this on our last night. Great pizzas and the microbrewery beer a great change from usual mythos. Staff really friendly-even chased us up the hill with our forgotten pizza leftovers they'd packaged up for us.

Thank Marmite146
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you have gluten free products?
29 April 2017|
Response from Harris H | Property representative |
Hello, yes we have pasta gluten free, and by your request before you visit us, we can try to give you some more options. Do not hesitate to ask, Thank you for contacting us.
Do you have gluten free options?
29 April 2017|
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Response from Harris H | Property representative |
Hello, yes we have pasta gluten free, and by your request before you visit us, we can try to give you some more options. Do not hesitate to ask, Thank you for contacting us.
Julia M
Hi I'm trying to work out castings for my family as we are visiting Kalyves soon. . Is it possible to know much a meal might cost? Just a general amount to give me a little idea, thanks Julia
12 July 2015|
Response from iantoh53 | Reviewed this property |
7-8 Euros, though salads can be cheaper.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$17
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Apokoronas, Crete 73003, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Apokoronas  >  Kalyves
  • Phone Number: +30 2825 032520
A wonderful Taverna at the beachside in Kalives Crete. Although known for their great pizzas, the owners, Giorgos and Stella, provide some of the best food available along with a friendly Devil may care attitude to whatever anyone might want to get up to. Lots of fun all year round. Come join us!
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