Sandgate’s hidden gem | Il Forno Pizzeria

Meal: Dinner

Price: $8 – $25

Location: 3 Third Ave, Sandgate QLD 4017

Open from 5pm – 7 nights a week

Serves Alcohol


It’s no secret that some of the best restaurants can be found tucked away down backstreets in small suburbs and this is no lie with hidden gem Il Forno Pizzeria in Sandgate. We headed along to this busy pizzeria on a Saturday night and were very impressed with their extensive menu and friendly staff. We ordered one entree between us (in order to save space for dessert) which was the pizza bread which we added feta and chorizo to – the result was a light and tasty entree to get our tastebuds ready for the main event – Pizza!


Ilforno offer many topping combinations for their woodfired pizzas but we settled for the L’Anatra – duck, hoisin sauce, cucumber and fresh spring onion (unusual, right?) and we must say it was one of the best pizzas we have ever had! 


We ended the night with a dessert pizza – nutella of course, topped with vanilla bean gelato and crushed hazelnuts and the Panna cotta which was delicious and creamy and was complemented perfectly by a mixed berry and mint compote. The panna cotta was to date the best we have ever had in Brisbane! Not a bad effort from the humble suburban pizzeria.

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We cannot fault this place one bit! We will definitely be back!

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Written by: Charlotte Louise


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