In everything Il Forno does, there is a focus on heritage and quality that customers and critics find irresistible. And it’s a focus that is all-pervasive. Each ingredient is sourced from speciality producers – some exclusively grown for Il Forno, like its prestigious olive oil. The kitchen equipment, ice-cream machine, pizza oven, espresso machine – all are as delightfully, quirkily Italian as the ingredients and recipes visitors adore.
Some call it demanding, but the results are superb. And, numerous awards: from Italian chef Antonio Carluccio to “The Times”, critics have lined-up to heap praise on Il Forno, calling it one of the best Italian restaurants in the UK. They do so not simply because of the food, but because of the service and warm welcome, too. With so much effort put into every detail, perhaps that isn’t surprising.