Il Forno

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$30 and under
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Italian
iL Forno Italian Kitchen is a Hell"s Kitchen gem. Bringing modern Italian to a whole new level. Everything that comes from our kitchen is prepared from scratch with the utmost care by Executive Chef Sarah Pouzar. So whether you stop in for a glass of wine and one of our artisan pizzas, or a full and rich Italian supper, iL Forno will take care of you.
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Very slow service, good food

TW
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Nice place for somewhere located so central. The set menu was good value and we enjoyed our evening. The service could have been a little better

JG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Not a beautiful restaurant at all. Food was passable but not great

LG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We found Il Forno on the internet and the location was perfect. It was a wonderful find. The food was very good and the service was excellent. We will return there again when going to the theatre.

OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pre-theater treat!

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Very pleasant place to stop in, but our food was overcooked and bland. Salad and vegetables were very tasty. The cheesecake was delicious. Service was terrific.

D
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Nice restaurant in convenient location on 8th Ave near theaters. Very good pasta and delicious roasted cauliflower salad. “Pizzetee” more if a flat bread.

O
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

What was described as Chicken Marsala was an entire boiled/steamed breast on bone with little taste. What little sauce there was had been poured over orzo. A very disappointing meal in preparation and taste.

MG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

AV
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great server in Omar! Had him 3 yrs ago when I came last and was fortune enough to get him again! Bravo...counting the next days for the next visit.

JD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Pizza was a little soggy with too much cheese although pepperoni's were good. Penne all Vodka was good and sauce was perfect. No bread was offered which is unusual for an Italian place.

OT
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great pre-theatre restaurant. Good food, reasonable prices, fast service. I would spend the extra money and not get the house wine. While Italian in style, they get you in and out a lot faster than any restaurant in Italy would.

TN
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

It was great food and very traditional Italian. Open doors made it feel like we were dining outside but it was very noisy. The chairs are small and uncomfortable

J
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious food and decent service. Great location near the theater district.

KF
New York Area
97 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Great place on 8 th Ave fir ore theater. Nice waiters. Great pizza and easy for pre theatwr

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

One fish was tasteless and other was very salty

AC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I go here a lot and love it

SL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Ordered the chicken marsala on the prix fix menu, which is a good value. It was tasty, but could have used more mushrooms. Service was good. I strongly suggest a reservation, this is not a big place. Would go back.

E
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

My Open Table reservation for three people was for 6 pm. Two of us arrived at 5:55 and I let the woman at the door know we were there. She seemed a little off put and informed me that there would would be at least a 15 minute wait before we would be seated. However, I saw that she had seated a group who had just arrived without a reservation, before me at the table which clearly should have been for me. The food was okay. The bill came and I gave the waitress my credit card. The receipt came back and upon looking at it carefully, I realized I was given a bill almost $50 more than it should have been. I called the waitress back and pointed it out to her. It was fixed with an apology. However, based on how this meal began and ended, I doubt I will return.

J
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was very good, will definitely return!

FI
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated upon arrival for our reservation no issues there. The food was excellent and the portion size was huge. The pizzas were great and they were very accommodating on the kids meals. My only complaint was it was very hot in the restaurant and we sat fairly close to the pizza oven. Other then the heat “and it was a 100 degree day in Ny” our experience was great and wouldn’t hesitate to eat there again.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time there ... just as good as first time ...

MT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

I have come here on a number of occasions and always have a nice meal. The prices are reasonable for the neighborhood and my reservation is always ready. thank you; we will be returning!

a
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The restaurant did not accept my open table reward points. No explanation why not. Much too busy to try to get a manager to come to the table.

T
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

From the greater not understanding my English, to the pizza oven making it very hot in there, and the pot smoke smell everytime someone opened the door, to being part of the bar next door, to 1 waiter for the entire room. Wasn't worth the price for the experience or food, for me. It looks nice, though. Close to theaters. Everything else was booked.

LF
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Was a great place to eat close to theater district. My only complaint was it was super humid and they had their patio open, so no inside seating. Was slightly warm for a HOT New York day!

JE
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Close the the theater district and the Port Authority. Casual but food was great and a full bar !

SM
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A lovely meal on a Saturday afternoon. The food was delicious and the staff was very attentive. Thank you!

DS
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Had a wonderful dinner after a show in June. The chicken piccata was exceptional and the garlic green beans I substituted for pasta were perfectly cooked. Friends shared a few different pizzettas which were also outstanding. Definitely worth a trip!!!

LR
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Perfect for what we were looking for

TJ
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was delicious, but service was spotty. We had to ask for bread three times. But the food really was delicious when it came.

GF
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always reliable. Very reasonable, friendly staff. We only had a quick pre-theater dinner and just salads which were quite good but not enough of a meal to go to 5 stars

p
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Charming midtown Times Square, Hell's Kitchen italian. Richly themed decor, service was fast, efficient a d considering we had 10 in our group, everything came out together and tasted great. We had a wide range of pasta dishes, seafood and appetizers. All were tasty, portions were perfect not too big or too small. Good value for their wines and overall a very reasonable total bill for the location and food quality.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Quick bite to eat pre show. Great place. Will go again.

r
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We’ve been before. It’s dependable. Good location. No bread with meal in an Italian restaurant was different.

o
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Open Table does not show that they open at Non. I walked in for a 11:45 reservation whi8ch Open Table took. There was no one there. A person came out and said we could not wait inside until 12 noon. I asked if he saw the reservation and he said no, he didn't even look.

R
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Italian? Well, maybe 60 per cent. Nice environment, but spoiled by a very loud neighbouring bar. Service lukewarm.

BK
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

The service was good, but the food was not. Menu very limited, which is OK in most situations.My chicken parm was visibly burnt, but still served. No good answer from the server about redoing the plate.The margarita pizza was not cooked correctly and tasted horrible. Its really hard to screw up a pizza. We've eaten at a number of other Italian restaurants in the area for its location across the street from the theater we were going too. I would not eat there again nor recommend it.

SQ
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had the prix fixe dinner and were amazed by the quality and deliciousness. The service was basic and fast, but the food was outstanding. Roast chicken, orzo, key lime pie all freshly prepared. Will be back!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

The food was tastey but the dish i ordered was Tagletelle Bolognese but i received linguini with meatballs.

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