Il Forno’s name refers to their oven; a huge, fire-breathing head which swallows up pizza before cooking it to perfection and spitting it out again, ready for the plate.
Their ‘Il Forno’ pizza with buffalo mozzarella, rosemary, salami, porcini mushroom, and blitzed potato fragments was a Confidentials favourite. It’s disappeared from the menu, we’re sad to see, but you can’t really go wrong with the pizzas here, whatever you choose.
Ingredients are hand-sourced in Italy and include an extra virgin olive oil made in the Basilicata mountains especially for them. Il Forno is an all-Italian operation and its strong links with the home country are evident throughout the menu, including in the superb wine list.
If you want to go more upmarket than pizza and pasta, their fresh fish is a good bet. Il Forno has a reputation for serving some of the best seafood in the city. Also, check out their Bocconcini menu of small plates, cocktails and wines. Highlights include the salmon and sea bass ceviche, and the carpaccio di manzo with truffle cheese and black truffle.
Desserts include their own homemade ice cream. A terraced area features fire-pit tables where you can sip and dine in the glow of real flames.
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