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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
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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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112 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2016

We are seniors and have eaten at Italian restaurants for many years, it's being one of our favorite cuisines; and the experience here was certainly different. I had fettucini alfredo with shrimp. The alfredo sauce had a bizarre taste unlike any other I have experienced and tasted like flour had been added to make it sort of pasty. The shrimp... More 

Thank James R
Lansing, Michigan
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100 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2016

We recently dined here & was so glad we found it. Reminded us of our favorite Italian place at home. We shared the antipasto salad & the personal supreme pizza. Nicole made our dinner a pleasant experience.

Thank pkcoz
Lakeland, Florida
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Great service, prices good and parking easy. Pizza, salads and garlic knots served hot and fresh. Even bought authentic Italian cookies on way out for dessert!

Thank Sunbird81
Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, United States
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66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

We come from a strong Italian region of PA and are used to good Italian food. Il Forno ranks right up there with the best of them . Exceptionally friendly and helpful staff and delicious and well seasoned food. Hungry for good Italian? You will no be disappointed.

2 Thank Jim F
Lakeland, Florida
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2016

The food could have been hotter. The service was just okay with a bit of disorganization. The veggies could have been fresher in the salad. The tomatoes were over ripe.

Thank preciousflorida
Nalcrest, Florida
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259 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2016

we had to be in Lakeland & had to return here....since we've in the area. the food here is good! I love a family owned business that cares. I feel this one does. we started with the antipasto salad & the house made vinaigrette. this is a meal in itself. so good ~ glad we had enough to take home....LOL.... More 

Thank kathryn h
Winter Haven
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2016

My husband & I stop in here occasionally for dinner when we are in Lakeland. This time was a Saturday night after going to the movies. Restaurant was busy, most tables full. We both ordered the lasagna, which comes with a salad & breadstick. Delicious, good-sized portion. House Chianti is good also. Attentive service. The only complaint is that the... More 

Thank Viola60WinterHaven
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

I ordered a slice of Pizza and the Veal Parmesan. The Pizza cheese tasted like it was the cheap or Fake type of cheese and did not like it much. The Veal Parmesan red sauce tasted like vinegar and I had to add some sugar to kill the vinegar taste I did not like. They brought the bread out late... More 

Thank arthur s
Lakeland, Florida
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45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

Great Stromboli haven't had one in a while. Have been there several times and I would recommend the Sicilian pizza just call ahead it takes about 40 min to cook

Thank Scott D
Lakeland, FL
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159 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016

A 2 pm party for a friend's surprise milestone birthday. Estimated about 40 people attended and the staff did not miss a beat and additionally, there were regular clients as well. I got eggplant parmigiana and a cup of pasta fagioli. They also served warm bread, not exactly Italian bread but a nice addition and the eggplant had a side... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
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?