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"Best Italian food in town"

-Barbara Overstreet

Our favorites!
Here are some of our favorites make sure you stop by and try them all! 

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Cooking made from the heart...

 “Italian food needs to be bold and satisfying without being heavy. Our rich colors and carefully selected ingredients makes room for a whole palette of flavors,” says Mick Pugliese, Chef and Owner of Il Forno Italian Restaurant.

We build a place to gather, to share and to celebrate with our friends and family. ​

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“I opened the restaurant in 2004 in,
went from a regular pizza shop serving Italian food to an Italian food Restaurant serving pizza”​

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When you are here, you are family so don't be surprised if the chef wants to share a dish or two with your table! 
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What are they saying!

Barbara Watson
2 months ago
Met son and family in Lakeland; granddaughter is starting college next week. Needed to find a place for dinner so we googled italian. Il Forno popped up and reviews were good so we gave it a try. This place is wonderful ... it …More

Chris D
Local Guide
I couldn't say enough good things about this little place. You get a lot of food, the staff is tops, prices are great. Food is really good. Just wish they had more seating. Seems to stay busy.

Lynn Tromborg
Great menu from appetizers to desserts! Comfortable atmosphere and great service! Our waitress was pleasant, friendly, and checked with us often. Highly recommend this place. Will definitely visit again!