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Il Forno Restaurant

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25-27 Airport Road, Fitchburg, MA 01420
+1 978-345-2511
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

I must convey - this was one of the best Italian family meals i have had in years. Mike the owner is a real gentleman and class act.... we had our 3 kids in for dinner after being at the Great Wolf Lodge... the meal was FANTASTIC, priced very reasonable and menu was huge... not to mention the midnight left... More 

Thank Toolman13
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

This is one of our favorite Italian restaurants in the area. It has great variety, and their chicken piccata is delicious. The chicken Parmesan and the salads are also good. The Marsala is very heavy on the wine, so if you don't like a heavy wine taste, I would not order it. The average cost is $15-20 per person even... More 

Thank Tcit
Ashby, Massachusetts
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We were surprised at how tasty the food was. It is pretty standard Italian, but well cooked. Portions quite large. To our surprise, no alcohol, but byob welcomed. Crowded and friendly, and no rushed service despite size and crowds. Will definitely go back, with wine!

Thank ashby17
Salem, New Jersey
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Il Forno has great pizza and pasta. Our favorites are the Pizza Rustica and White Pie, but any pizza we've had there is delicious. Cheese manicotti is done very well here - get the marinara. We also love their specials which change daily. BYOB so plan ahead -they'll supply the wine glasses.

Thank SonnyBee1
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43 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Great meal at a reasonable price. Patrons may BYOB / wine. Large portions that ensure a second feast with leftovers. Can get crowded quickly at peak weekend dinner hours, but staff never flustered, accommodating and pleasant .

Thank Sophie F
Fitchburg, Massachusetts
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83 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Have been going here for years, lunch costs were less than $10, and dinner about $15. Over the past few years, 2 things happened, less garlic, (they tended to overdue the garlic) and costs have doubled. They do have a good selection of Gluten Free options, I usually go with seafood. Have not tried their GF Pizza, they do have... More 

Thank tedsc0tt
Fitchburg, Massachusetts
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39 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Excellent Italian meals. BYOB! Cozy atmosphere but a bit on the pricy side. Would r command to all. Also great for a quiet more than filling meal.

Thank ssfitchburg
Fitchburg, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016

great atmosphere food and service. we had 4 different dishes. I sampled all and they were superb. alot of garlic used but delicious dishes.

Thank holycross1985
Morristown, New Jersey, United States
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Excellent service- garlic bread was hot and very good - most of us all enjoyed our food . My chicken parmigiana was excellent . Penne votka sauce was not up to our standards . Given the choice of eating either at Olive Garden or this place - I'm glad we all decided on el fornicate.

Thank Ken K
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

Visited this restaurant while in town on business. It was a great local find. I didn't realize it was BYOB before I went so that was disappointing, but the food and service was great!

Thank Minz67

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25-27 Airport Road, Fitchburg, MA 01420
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Fitchburg
  • Phone Number: +1 978-345-2511

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