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1 Townsend Parade, Kingston upon Thames, England
0208-949-1459
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12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 168
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  • 55
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 23
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good atmosphere, good food, friendly service

This local restaurant always seems to be busy - a good sign that the formula is right. A friendly welcome, characterful interior and owners who seem to be very much involved in giving good service and unpretentious, enjoyable food nicely presented. Even the simple pizza is the best you'll find in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Surbiton, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Italy sent reinforcements, for Kingston's citizens now have reasons to rejoice and celebrate some of the most mouth-watering treats from the lands of the Spaghettis and Mandolino! Quality and quantity? Check! Great service with a smile? Check! Taste of genuine and fresh ingredients hot from the oven? Check! Italian soundtrack to accompany your meal? Check! An awesome dinner after a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The place is very nice looking. But that's all. I payed 15 pounds for a tiny main meal mede of 4 slices of pre fried then heated up potatoes, two invisible pieces of meat, and the rest of the dish filled up by a white cream with mushrooms. I could have bought M&S microwavable food why bother going to a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This local restaurant always seems to be busy - a good sign that the formula is right. A friendly welcome, characterful interior and owners who seem to be very much involved in giving good service and unpretentious, enjoyable food nicely presented. Even the simple pizza is the best you'll find in the area. As a result we are regular visitors... More 

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Umbertide, Italy
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108 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I am an Italian living in UK since 2013 and I finally have found a place where I can really eat a proper pizza!! Everything's very good: food, atmosphere, service, price. Really recommended!!

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Esher, Surrey
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112 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We have dined here in parties and as a couple before. the food is good as was the atmosphere for a family gathering. I found the mushroom risotto served in a Parmesan basket delicious.

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Lisbon
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

Al Forno is the best restaurant in Kingston. It stands out because it's not a chain, the food is generally excellent and the atmosphere is warm and always great fun at the weekends. It's all about the fabulous owner, Signor Fabio, it's rare in these parts to find a place with such a charismatic host. If you are lucky enough... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

This is one of my favourite places to really enjoy yourself in friendly surroundings . The food is great from the pizzas to the prawns all enjoyed with superb wine including Amarone. It's the staff who make this place and create such a welcoming atmosphere. I would highly recommend for everyone whether it's friends , family or a celebration.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We have visited Al Forno in June 2015 with my wife. I just have to agree with one of the previous reviews I have read. We have had good food but were served by tall miserable waiter with curly black hair with glasses. He came across as quite annoyed. He chucked the menus on the table, didn't greet us well,... More 

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Lancashire
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Everything from the welcome, service, ambience and of course food was excellent! Really good and varied menu, great pasta served in a very authentic setting.

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London
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Went to Al Fornos with a group of friends for a lively dinner. I was slightly dubious, but pleasantly surprised, at least as far as the food goes. The antipasti boards were generous and delicious, and the mushroom and truffle pasta with pancetta was really tasty. Nothing fancy, but very enjoyable. There was live music which added to the fun... More 

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Additional Information about Al Forno

Address: 1 Townsend Parade, Kingston upon Thames, England
Phone Number: 0208-949-1459
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Kingston upon Thames
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Townsend Parade, Kingston upon Thames, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Kingston upon Thames
  • Phone Number: 0208-949-1459

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?