Retail Partners

A taste of Italy – Il Forno Pizzeria in the Sandgate Hub

Tell us a bit about yourself? 

Between the two of us, we’ve lived in many different cities: New Orleans, London, Milan, Brussels, Perth, Adelaide & now the last 10 years in Brisbane.

When did you start your business?

We opened Il Forno in February 2008 after relocating to Brisbane from London.

What do you love the most about you do?

Bringing our favourite Italian food to the Bayside (the wine tasting is a bonus too!), being part of a wonderful community & also watching our junior staff start their working life journey and evolve into successful adults.

What do you think makes you different from other stores?

Our hand made dough! It’s made from scratch using the best “00” flour we can source. It’s hand rolled, hand stretched, rustic with that little bit of charring from being cooked in a wood-fired pizza oven the Italian way. Our entrees, pastas, desserts are also lovingly made in house with fresh, locally sourced, where possible, ingredients. Our best sellers are the L’Anatra (duck pizza), our wood-fired lasagna and our nutella, hazelnut & vanilla gelato dessert pizza – delizioso! We have also been consistently ranked in the top 10 pizzeria’s in Brisbane by The Courier Mail, The Northside Chronicle, Must Do Brisbane, Concrete Playground.

How would you describe your community/customers?

Our bayside community is something special, its more like a village with a wonderful mix of people from all walks of life which is what makes it so vibrant. We have people dine with us from all over Brisbane which is a true honour.

What gets you up in the mornings?

The promise of a new day, new adventures and a damn good double shot latte.

What do you do when you are not working?

Usually staying local with our two children and new rescue dog.

What do you look forward to in partnering with Crowd Delivery?

We look forward to creating a strong delivery brand with a new and exciting company – evolving with the times.


Crowd Delivery is a local Brisbane-born company that offers on demand delivery from local restaurants, butchers, grocers and supermarkets in around 30 minutes. We believe in the power of community, and love supporting local independent businesses. Are you a business owner and want to become a Retail Partner? Or know a local shop that you would like to see on our app? Email us at [email protected] to get in touch, we would love to hear from you. 

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