Il Forno is a family-run authentic Italian Cuisine Restaurant set in the midst of an exceptional apple orchard surrounding offering stunning views of the Himalaya. The ancestral lodge originally christened ‘Kedar Cottage’ was built Circa 1860 in the Western Himalayan Kathkuni architecture style, complete with wraparound balconies and verandahs. Being one of a handful structures that survived the ravages of the Kangra Earthquake of 1905, the Cottage enjoys considerable architectural significance.
Il Forno has been a Manali institution from way back. Honest-to-goodness meals are served in a rustic mountain setting with little fuss. Wood-fired oven Pizzas & Calzones are our House Speciality, along with other traditional Italian dishes. Majority of the greens come from our own kitchen garden, while the rest are locally sourced. You can look forward to Soul Food served with love in a snug country setting. Indoor & al-fresco garden seating is available.
Il Forno is located on Hadimba Road at a distance of 1.5 Km. from both Mall Road and Old Manali (usually takes a 20 minute walk or a 5 minute Taxi/ Autorickshaw ride).