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Il Forno

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3615 S Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 33803-4876
+1 863-607-6030
11:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Tue - Fri 11:00 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 22:30
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Lakeland, Florida
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155 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've waited to write this review for a few months. This review covers more than one meal. For these 3 times I used Take Out Her. Prior to that we did eat in and didn't have a great food wise. I haven't had an issue with take out hero before. The pizza just wasn't the same for these 3 pies... More 

Thank Kap1313
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

By far our favorite Italian restaurant whether stopping by for lunch or enjoying a wonderful dinner or pizza. Everything is absolutely delicious that we have had there. One of our favorite dinners is to split an antipasto salad for 1 (its big) and then chicken marsala and we usually have some to take home. Sometimes have even split the dinner... More 

Thank Susan B
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We eat here at least twice a month and the food is always outstanding. Love the salads, try the chef salad for a change. Penne pasta with meat sauce is also a favorite. Their Italian sausage is wonderful as well. We have never had a bad meal here! The service is great and the owner goes out of his way... More 

Thank Melamp
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375 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

This place was recommended by our hotel as a good Italian place. It's definitely a local place but I wasn't impressed. I tried the chicken Marsala and the chicken was mooshy. The antipasto salad didn't look any like it was advertised either. Maybe I got them on an off night, but I've only been here once and wouldn't recommend it... More 

Thank jamesdean29
Winter Haven, Florida
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

We came for a late lunch about a week ago. The chicken Francaise was excellent along with the chicken parm. Table beside us had pizza which looked and smelled wonderful! Will be back soon as we head back to Lakeland!!!

Thank Hillview61
Sunny Central Florida
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113 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

We've been here a half dozen times in 12 years in Lakeland - never disappointed. The wife had the Chicken Picatta with a house salad. I had the Chicken Parmigiana with a Caesar salad. Both came with two breasts and plenty of pasta. We each ate one and brought home the other and half the pasta. Just as good today... More 

Thank HappyFLTravelers
North Port, Florida
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95 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

Stopped in for a late lunch at this restaurant in Lakeland. The waitstaff was great.......The food was good, but lacked seasoning. Is more of a quick lunch or a slice of Pizza type restaurant. WT Cote

Thank Walter C
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

Favorite pizza place in Polk County without question...bar none. Service is always Great. Gotta try to get there a little earlier than "normal" as the place gets really crowded during mealtimes.

Thank PlantCityBubba
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

We have been coming here for years and the pizza tastes just like NY pizza. The calzones are awesome too! The owner is from Naples and he makes everyone feel at home. Highly recommend!

Thank April A
Lakeland, Florida
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Soups, salads, pastas, seafood, pizza. You name it, it's good. What to try? It really depends on what you're in the mood for. Have tried just about everything, but we keep going back. Sangria with your dinner= yum.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3615 S Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 33803-4876
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lakeland
  • Phone Number: +1 863-607-6030

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