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Al Forno

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Rua de Sta. Catarina, 249, Leca Palmeira, Porto 4450, Portugal
229952980
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7:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 12:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 8
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  • 8
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Difficult to find

BUT it was well worth the find. Not cheap but we had quality food served to us. A smallish restaurant tucked away in the cobbled back streets of Foz has it's interior bedecked with framed mirrors interspersed with framed photos. The restaurant was quiet the night we went and the service was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 17, 2014
ceciliamorrison
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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

BUT it was well worth the find. Not cheap but we had quality food served to us. A smallish restaurant tucked away in the cobbled back streets of Foz has it's interior bedecked with framed mirrors interspersed with framed photos. The restaurant was quiet the night we went and the service was exemplary. I chose the roast beef, which was... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Our last meal after 2 weeks in Foz ... difficult to find but worth the search! No signage. Decor was a mix of old-town/historic and swank: many small framed mirrors, B&W photos, e.g., Picasso, Bogey ... ) Few tables but the rainy night served dates and families. Everyone in good spirits. Service was perfect ... attentive but not intrusive. We... More 

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Nellysford, Virginia, USA
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I have dined at Al Forno several times and it has become easily and definitely my favourite restaurant in town. My favourite dishes include the duck salad and the pizza with smoked salmon. Desserts include excellent ice cream. Another thing I greatly enjoy is the flat bread they deliver to every table.

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Maia, Portugal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Good service, the Pizza's are really good and I also recommend the "Steak Al Forno". The room is very small so reservation is really the best choice.

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Matosinhos, Portugal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

I always go there with the same friend and so now it's sort of a ritual for us to go there again once in a while. However, I acknowledge that the service isn't that good... But the environment around you is nice and the music too! Also, on weekends and holidays you have brunch in Al Forno Café (there is... More 

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Porto, Portugal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

It's an italian food restaurant. The first "Al Forno" restaurant is a very small room in "Foz" neighborhood (Largo do Adro, to be precise) where pizza was made in a genuine wood stove. Nowadays there a few more restaurants of the same owner in the city. However the one at "Foz" still is simply the best. A pizza and a... More 

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Porto, Portugal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2011

Italian food and pizza with a twist... Romantic environment....

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2011

A really good restaurant with european cooking in Porto ! We wen't twice : the first time was really perfect, the second time was a little less... The service is very nice, the meals are very good, and the waiters are very nice, for those who speak english !! with the others, it is a little more complicated... After the... More 

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Rio de Janeiro
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2009

The Al forno (Foz) is a very good italian restautrant. Good pizza and pasta. Nice portuguese wine selection and very tasty deserts. Service is 5 stars! Trully recommend it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2008

cosy italian restaurant

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua de Sta. Catarina, 249, Leca Palmeira, Porto 4450, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Porto
  • Phone Number: 229952980

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 39
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:45 pm - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?