ilforno

About Us

Il Forno Italian Restaurant was born in the year 2000 out of love for Italian cuisine culture in the United Arab Emirates. We have maintained unique recipes and taste of Italian food and have been a pioneer in the F&B industry for over 20 years. With its opening of the first branch in Abu Dhabi and eventual expansion to other emirates, Il Forno is known to be the home of succulent Italian pizzas, pastas and many Tuscan dishes.

We believe that quality should not be battered for less and this is why our team of specialized and innovative individuals ensure the use of proper techniques combined with their skills of infusing classic and ancient flavours to create outstanding dishes. Il Forno takes great pride in delivering truly authentic Italian food with an artistic touch which delivers a unique delicious irreplaceable experience.

Awarded “Best of the best 2021 Travelers’ Choice Award” – Trip Advisor

Our Mission


Il Forno aims to satisfy its customers by delivering authentic Italian food crafted with passion and love to be indulged in a warm classic Italian ambiance, using unmatched evolutionary practices which have been introduced into the Italian cuisine industry.

We strive to create a novelty Italian restaurant which delivers the true Italian taste, differentiating the classic from the ethnic street food with a contemporary flair to satisfy every sensory perception.

Our Values

At Il Forno we believe in serving you with excellence, authenticity and freshness. Your experience is of high value to us that is why we make sure that the journey of your authentic Italian food is high in:

Authenticity – We aim to deliver authentic Italian taste which will transport you to Italy with every bite that you take.

Experience – Our staff is well-trained to provide you the best service and delicious food for your taste buds to enhance your experience.

Freshness – This is the base that sets the flavour of a dish, that is why we use only hand-picked fresh ingredients.

Hygiene – We follow a strict protocol of maintaining hygiene in our kitchens and restaurants at all times.

Excellence – We take pride in offering dishes and experiences that go beyond excellence.

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