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Al Forno

1 Townsend Parade, Kingston upon Thames, England
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

We went to Al Forno and ordered pizza which were made with pealed tomatoes from the tins. Terrible smell. We asked the waiter to get it back and asked for the bill and the pizzas were not taken off the bill. We told them that it is not fair to be charged for a pizza that we only had a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We arrived at 830 and were finally seated around 9. There seemed to be loads of staff tearing about but doing what remains a mystery, as the service was dreadfully poor and compensated by dry banter from the staff that didn't help. Every time we wanted to order we had to call someone over whereas isn't it usual for the... More

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london
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Organised a hen party here for my mum. Didn't know what to expect as we hadn't been there before but we were not disappointed. The food was delicious, the entertainment was brilliant and the waiters were really friendly.A great time was had by all!! Would definitely recommend!! Particularly good for parties/occasions as they have live music. Thank you for a... More

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Chessington, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

We had the pleasure to celebrating my daughter birthday and it was magnificent from the food to the staff and the service. Thank you we will be back.

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Visited Saturday afternoon for lunch with my girlfriend. The staff were brilliant and very humorous. We were very hungry and the food arrived quickly and was superb. The prosecco was wonderful. Would recommend visiting Al Forno's you will not be disappointed. Roberto the waiter was fantastic and talked about his home town in Sardinia which we are visiting in June.... More

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Walton-On-Thames, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We booked for a Monday night as it was my birthday, Monday is not the best day to eat out as restaurants tend to be fairly empty as was the case not their fault ! We advised them over the phone and on arrival that we were Tastecard customers but this was not reflected in the bill, and when we... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We were in Al Forno on Friday night "14 people" we had very good time . They had live music. Although it was a very busy night, service and food were very good. Every body end up dancing , even my grandmader was dancing with the waiter. Thanks to Al Forno we will come back.

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London
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28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

I visited this restaurant based on the reviews, and was very disappointed. I can only imagine people are blinded by the banter, there is a very faux friendly way about the service. The food was not good, its pasta and pizza and should be easy enough to get right. I must say the aubergine starter was lovely, but that was... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We were a group of 8 and had booked a table in advance for 7:30pm. On arrival we were not greeted at the door and when we were shown to our table out coats were not taken. We were given our starters at 8:30pm, which were nice but nothing special. A few of us has tomato based starters which were... More

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Worst restaurant I have ever been to. Very unsatisfied and disappointed, there was one thing after another that went wrong. It was the first time I have been to Al Forno in Kingston after really enjoying previous meals at the Wimbledon branch. I have never written on TripAdvisor before but felt so strongly about my experience at Kingston, I felt... More

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