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Alforno Ristorante & Brick

1654 Boston Post Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-1600
(860) 399-4166
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Ranked #17 of 71 Restaurants in Old Saybrook
Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Reservations
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Hitchin, UK
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Classic food in a restaurant run by Italians, we'd endorse all of the reviews below. We were warned on arrival that service might be slow because they'd had to cope with a rehearsal dinner, but it wasn't slow (certainly not by European standards). We didn't have any of the pizzas (massive!) but three different pastas. Don't be put off by... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

First of all - if you like a crusty loaf if Italian bread? This is your place. If you like thin crust New Haven style pizza - Al Forno has a pretty good version. Good stuff! The rest of the menu is pretty good, too. Items change on a regular basis. Always fresh and delicious. Only complaint (and this is... More

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Key Largo, Florida
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13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We live in town and my wife and I eat here often, it's one of our favorites. We had another amazing meal here. I had the pizza on special with fresh mozzarella, greens a balsamic drizzle. It was awesome! The visit before that I had the Napolitano, only one of 250 places that makes this Naples original pizza. My wife... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

Most of my life consists of eating and making Italian food. I cannot rave about Alforno's Italian bread enough! We have a business in Old Saybrook & on a weekly basis go to get their bread to accompany our family meals. I cannot seam to bake a bread better!! It is fantastic as a French toast the next day (... More

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Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

That's a quote from a relative--he's young, but he's eaten in Bologna. My husband and I live in Old Saybrook and visit this restaurant frequently--to celebrate, to cheer ourselves up when necessary, to treat guests or just because we haven't been for a while . The food is remarkable--light and flavorful with some wonderful seasonal specialties using local produce. Their... More

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Milford, Connecticut
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Had a delicious Italian dinner here last night with my sailing buddies. Two of them had the lasagna, one had the sole or flounder special, and I had the hanger steak. We all shared the calamari which was tender and tasty, served nice and hot, not at all chewy or fishy. All was superb, just the right sized portions, great... More

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New York City, New York
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18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I don't like to give bad reviews but when people from the Middle East pretend they're Italian and Jewish, this really strikes you as having bad character traits.I am a proud Italian American and was flabbergasted at the food we were given. The pasta had no sauce and had a gummy consistency. They gave us wrong orders and then the... More

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Holliston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Each time I visit my daughter in Connecticut, I look forward to dining at Alforno. It's a delightful surprise the first time you enter the restaurant. The exterior is quite unassuming, but the interior is upbeat and contemporary. The bread is to die for. I always purchase a couple of loaves on the way out. The owner is always on... More

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Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

One of the few Italian restaurants that was STILL amazing after our trip to Italy. Great food, great service, and a nice casual but upscale vibe. Good wine too!

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24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

Alforno is always a little surprising. How can such a decent place be in a creepy mall? It is and it is. The specials are uniformly good and seasonal. The by the glass wine selection is good: last time, my wife had a very good Rosso di Montalcino (not the usual selection.) It is not as Tuscan as it claims... More

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