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34 Anzac Street | Takapuna, Takapuna, New Zealand
(09) 488 0179
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Ranked #1 of 42 Restaurants in Takapuna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 11:00 am
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013 via mobile

We went as a group. We had excellent service great food and and the wine recommended was awesome. Would go back again

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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92 reviews 92 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Chicken fettucini and spaghetti marinara sampled. Both were quite nice but nothing special. Atmosphere was very nice, with low lighting and beautiful upholstery. Might be time to ditch the garlic bread and investigate modern italian??

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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97 reviews 97 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

Very friendly family run pizzeria. Very crowded on a weekend evening but they were able to seat us with no reservation. The owner has a wicked sense of humour! Best pizza ever so far.

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

This was a first time visit for me - went with a group of girlfriends. The place was busy and staff friendly and efficient. Veal was a popular choice which was a good size and tasty. A lovely place to spend a damp winter's evening. Would go back again.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013 via mobile

Love this italian family spot. Best woodfired pizza. We keep coming back for more. Love the parma ham pizza and garlic bread. Never had pasta here. Can make that at home ;) creme brulee pretty good too.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

We had really nice pizzas here, it's a great little restaurant and we enjoyed our visit. The staff were very friendly, and accommodating even though we hadn't booked and it was a Saturday night.

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North Shore City, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Have been here three times and loved it everytime! Great atmosphere, fine wine and good food. Excellent place for a couple or group of friends. Get there during the rush and you'll have to wait so best to book!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

We've been here a number of times, definitely worth the trip. Very warm and welcoming, great atmosphere and tasty food. Not fancy or overdone but tasty and satisfying.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

We went as a couple on a Saturday night, didn't book, but got a table before the rush. The staff were excellent, loved the food. Glad we were early as by time we left the place was really busy.

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Mandurah, Australia
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304 reviews 304 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Run by an Italian, Al Forno is always busy and has a buzz. Disappointed in our meals this time as my veal was smothered in tomato sauce. One person's veal was quite tough too. My husband's squid was very good so take your chance !

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Additional Information about Al Forno

Address: 34 Anzac Street | Takapuna, Takapuna, New Zealand
Phone Number: (09) 488 0179
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Takapuna
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 11:00 am
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 11:00 am
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 11:00 am
Thursday 5:00 pm - 11:00 am
Friday 5:00 pm - 11:00 am
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 am
Cuisine: Italian

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