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Il Forno lunch dishes

Is this the best lunchtime set menu in Liverpool?

IL FORNO means “the oven” in Italian. It’s no surprise then that freshly fired pizza is the first scent to tempt Private Life at the Duke Street restaurant. Indeed, a huge open wood-fire pizza oven is the centrepiece of the restaurant, which we hear last year won ‘England’s Best Pzza’ award. We had wandered into Il […]

Wine Club Saturdays with Alice Anastasiou

Saturday Wine Club With people becoming more and more enthusiastic about wine these days and the subsequent plethora of choices on offer, Il Forno Restaurant has created a fantastic opportunity for those who enjoy wine to increase their knowledge in a relaxed, informal environment. Hosted by Alice Anastasiou, these monthly events last around 2 hours […]


Liverpool’s best bar men tell us about their latest and greatest cocktails…  Name: Stephen Aspinall Bar/Restaurant: Palm Sugar Lounge Liverpool. How long have you been there? Three and a half years. What have you chosen for Private Life’s cocktail club? Cocktail name:  Cosmopolitan – it’s renowned as a ladies drink but it is so versatile and more and […]

Bellini’s Flair Artist

Bellini’s flair artist, Bruno, shows us how to shake the perfect Melon Cocktail   1)     Take a cocktail glass and fill with ice 2)     Use a sharp knife to cut a slice of ripe yellow melon 3)     Mix ¾ ounce vodka, ½ ounce Midori and ½ ounce Passoa with ½ ounce of cranberry juice and […]