Situated as it is near the TSUM department store and the so-called "golden mile," which has some of Moscow's most expensive real estate, Il Forno is almost bound to be impressive. Although all the food is authentic, with ingredients imported from Italy, and most of the pasta is made on the premises, the true highlight of the menu is the pizza, offered in 25 different versions and cooked in a real Italian wood furnace, as the restaurant's name suggests. Breakfast, which includes porridge and different types of eggs and pancakes, is served until 11 am on weekdays and 1pm on weekends. The huge dining room is done in upscale rustic Italian, with dried vegetables and bread baskets giving things a homey feel. Charming details, such as tea served in a glass pot that's perched atop a tea light, also help make a visit here memorable. A pizza-making class for children is available for parents who need a little time off. Il Forno also has two other branches in central Moscow.
3/14 Ostozhenka Ulitsa
Our Rating Neighborhood Near Christ the Savior Cathedral Hours Mon–Fri 8am–midnight; Sat–Sun 11am–midnight Transportation Metro: Kropotkinskaya Phone 495/695 29 98 Prices Main courses RUB489–RUB1,899 Cuisine Type Italian Web site Il Forno
Map3/14 Ostozhenka Ulitsa Moscow
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