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Al Forno Restaurant

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Joo Chiat
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East Coast Road, Singapore 428996, Singapore
+65 6348 8781
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 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: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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
  • 41
    Very good
  • 16
    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
Most recent review
Ok food

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
612petteria
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Singapore, Singapore
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  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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English first
Singapore, Singapore
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
90 reviews 90 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Singapore, Singapore
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The new Sunday brunch at Al Forno is definitely worth a visit. Not only were the staff welcoming and attentive throughout, the food was delicious and the price made it excellent value for money. There was an ample selection of antipasti, meat and fish, cheese and cold meats, pasta, pizzas (or course) and desserts. My prosecco glass was refilled frequently,... More 

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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

We visited on a Saturday night and we got quickly seated. first visit and the menu seemed fairly ordinary and rustic Italian. good to see many Italians eating here as well and an Italian chef/owner. service was swift until we had ordered our food and drinks but quickly downhill from there. Our starters came 15 minutes apart, wine arrived after... More 

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Top Contributor
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56 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

When we walked into this place everything seemed wonderful this old east coast landmark has the look of an Italian tavern, the service was friendly, when the food came the portions were hearty, the food looked good but right from the appetizer to the soup, the pizza and the pasta nothing had flavor or character, it was all limp! And... 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

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

Things to do Nearby

Neighborhood Profile
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.