About Us

SINCE 2000

From Italy to the Emirates How a trip to italy change the italian food culture in UAE forever

In the vibrant culinary scene of UAE, one man stood out as a trailblazer, our Founder. Born and raised in Lebanon, his passion for food was ignited at an early age and it was his fascination with Italian food that would shape his destiny and inspire the creation of Il Forno.

Today, Il Forno stands as a testament to our founders vision and passion for Italian cuisine. With its rustic charm, warm hospitality, and mouthwatering dishes, it continues to transport diners on a culinary journey to the heart of Italy.



To become the unrivaled beacon of Italian culinary excellence in the UAE.


At Il Forno, our mission is to transport our guests to the heart of Italy through the art of authentic Italian cuisine.


Our dedication to quality, tradition, and innovation sets us apart, making Il Forno the ultimate destination for Italian gastronomy in the UAE.


from humble beginnings to the best italian restaurant in UAE

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Years of Excellence

Since 2000 and going strong like never before.


We have branches in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Al Ain.