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Al Forno Restaurant

#551 of 7,273 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
Joo Chiat
Italian, Pizza, Pasta
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East Coast Road, Singapore 428996, Singapore
+65 6348 8781
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Al Forno (east coast) Pte Ltd is one of the oldest Italian restaurant in...
Al Forno (east coast) Pte Ltd is one of the oldest Italian restaurant in Singapore since 1995.The owner and chef Alessandro Di Prisco manage to keep the restaurant style intact for 18 years.Very famous for the pizza made by Italian pizza maker in a traditional wood oven.Racommended also the spaghetti Cartroccio (spaghetti seafood), Calamari fritti (deep fried squid) & soute di vongole (souted clams in white wine).
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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great place to dine!

Great food and generally good service. Have eaten here many times without an issue. Ate here last night for our wedding anniversary, food was good as ever though I was slightly disappointed having requested a special dessert for my wife for the occasion that it was just a candle pushed in a square... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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Singapore,
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I had dinner at Al Forno this week with 8 colleagues. Overall the meal wasn't bad but I was expected much more based on the hype around this place. The pizzas were ok but the starters (salads, buffalo mozzarella, clams) were average. I'm going to give it another try but I'll stick to the pizzas. Will let you know how... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Great food and generally good service. Have eaten here many times without an issue. Ate here last night for our wedding anniversary, food was good as ever though I was slightly disappointed having requested a special dessert for my wife for the occasion that it was just a candle pushed in a square of Tiramisu. Previously when requested the plate... More 

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Marina Bay, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Maybe the pizza is one the best in singapore. So-so service,quality food is not the best. Recommended for pizza

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Singapore, Singapore
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The food is ok but the service sucks allways. Today I told that WiFi doesn't work and the answer was it works well. I don't normally care but today I had some business things to run. It would have been easy to release IP addresses just be resetting the router.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I have been visiting Al forno with friends while in Singapore. We all had pizza and as a Neapolitan, I can confirmthis was the best pizza I had in Singapore. Alessandro the owner is a really friendly guy from Cava de'Tirreni, near Napoli, and food is genuinely homemade. The restaurant is clean and nice the service was impeccable. I'll definitively... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

No better pizza's to find in Singapore. feels like being in Italy. friendly staff and a real pizza oven.

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Singapore, Singapore
Top Contributor
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45 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Al Forno East Coast has been around a long time. It’s the kind of restaurant that never gets packed, but has a steady stream of regulars that keep it humming along. It’s where the locals go when they want a pizza, where the waiters call you by name, and where it’s so laid back they don’t mind making something for... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We decided to go to Al Forno on a Friday evening as my wife had fond memories of lunches with her best friend there about a decade ago. First of all, parking is a challenge here as there's very limited space in front. Nonetheless, one can find parking in any of the streets parallel to East Coast road especially in... More 

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Melbourne
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86 reviews 86 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We love Al Forno! Fantastic pizzas and pastas, friendly efficient staff, well priced wine and authentic Italian management make this a brilliant place for dinner on the east coast.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

There were 4 of us and we were there for dinner. The pasta (we had the spaghetti vongole and spaghetti with crayfish) was good and worth the price. The pizza (Capriciosa and Tropical) wasn't as good - there was too much dough, it was not crispy but it was dry. The mushrooms were chewy and the prosciutto didn't seem right.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: East Coast Road, Singapore 428996, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Joo Chiat
  • Neighborhood: Joo Chiat
  • Phone Number: +65 6348 8781

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 88
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta

Description

Al Forno (east coast) Pte Ltd is one of the oldest Italian restaurant in Singapore since 1995.The owner and chef Alessandro Di Prisco manage to keep the restaurant style intact for 18 years.Very famous for the pizza made by Italian pizza maker in a traditional wood oven.Racommended also the spaghetti Cartroccio (spaghetti seafood), Calamari fritti (deep fried squid) & soute di vongole (souted clams in white wine).
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Joo Chiat
The Joo Chiat area is the traditional home of Peranakan culture in Singapore, an ethnic group descending from the blending of Chinese and Malay families in the 15th century. The neighborhood is packed with colorful shops, local characters, and quiet charm. The main streets overflow with diners enjoying katong laksa, the signature Peranakan spicy noodle soup. Signs of youthful entrepreneurship are visible as well, with modern cafes, bars, and shops abounding. Visit Joo Chiat to take a break from the big city sights and enjoy a relaxing afternoon with a laid-back and local vibe.
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