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IL Forno

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Carrera 37a 8 - 09, Medellin 050021, Colombia
+57 4 4486860
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2012

We tried Il Forno based upon a good review in Lonely Planet and we weren't disappointed. They had good, basic Italian food and a nice kids' menu. Like many restaurants in Zona Rosa, it's open air with a roof, which makes for a pleasant meal.

Thank Keeniekins
Bondoufle, France
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2012

A little expensive but completely worth it. The place and the people are really nice, the food is perfect.

Thank daryush d
Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2012

Is not expensive but delicious. PLEASE don´t go to any IL Forno in a Mall NEVER... specially IL Forno in Mall called "Los MOLINOS", awful, delayed, cold food, no good attention, the worst.

1 Thank Edgar M
San Francisco, California, United States
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2012

chewy pasta in a watery sauce, I don't know what the other reviewers were thinking.

1 Thank Austin L
San Francisco, California
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2012

I had pasta with some kind of tomato sauce. Pasta was soggy and fat. Sauce taste like right out from store brand bottle. If someone made food in this quality at my house, they go straight to garbage can. And I surely haven't made food this bad in my life.

3 Thank nightJazmin
New York, NY
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84 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2012

Il Forno has a very extensive Italian menu; pizzas, pastas are way better than most Italian restaurants in NY, it's casual setting and friendly service make it for a good choice from family affairs to business. Service is kind of slow, maybe because I was at the peak lunch time and it was 80% full but is not unreasonable. Food... More 

Thank Beatrix384
New Orleans, Louisiana
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2012

I went to IL Forno two locations in January 2011; palmas and parque Lleras. Parque Lleras was more into bar than restaurant. Food was ok there. However, I do not like their staff's attitude. They have some attitudes. They are not attentive and friendly either. I WILL NOT go back there again. . However, Palmas location is different. They are... More 

2 Thank wk007
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2011

A great restaurant with reasonable prices. We ate there twice which is saying a lot as there are many fine places to dine in the Zona Rosa

1 Thank ReverendRon
Moscow, Russia
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182 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2011

We went to the branch located in Praque Lleas, so I won't speak of other branches. I guess the expectation management is the key here. We were expecting a nice Italian restaurant, and we did not find anything close to that. The place looks like a bar when you enter and we first thought we arrived in the wrong place.... More 

3 Thank anchi100
Freshwater nsw
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2011

delicious food. great service and very good value. my husband is italian and just loves the pasta. i'm a pizza finatic and I loved the pizza. Our friend is a vegetarian and had so much to choose from. we're going back tonight

Thank bearsimo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Italian, Healthy
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carrera 37a 8 - 09, Medellin 050021, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Antioquia Department  >  Medellin
  • Phone Number: +57 4 4486860

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?