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All 727 Providence Restaurants

Al Forno

577 S. Main Street, Providence, RI 02903 (Fox Point)
401-273-9760
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Ranked #24 of 727 Restaurants in Providence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: Fox Point
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Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: telephone #401-273-9760Fodor's choice star rating
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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We're been eating at Al Forno for years, back to when it was at another location and still a sister-restaurant to Lucky's. Last night we celebrated a wedding anniversary there, and were not disappointed. I've been eating Clams Al Forno forever, and they were as good as ever. My husband had cod cakes with "smashed" avocado for an appetizer and... More

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Dallas, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I went to Al Forno with my son and his friends (young urban professionals). We were all very impressed with the private booth, the ambiance, the service, and the delectable menu items. I had the pumpkin sweet potato stuffed ravioli, and it was deliciously sweet and perfect. My son enjoyed the lamb stuffed ravioli, and two others ordered the dirty... More

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atlanta
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85 reviews 85 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The menu here is wonderful and there were a number of things I wanted to order. I chose the short rib ravioli. Fresh pasta, wonderful tomato sauce that also tasted so fresh...excellent. I started with the pumpkin soup....terrific! Dessert was the chocolate dessert crepes and those were excellent.j great wine list....we were there when it opened, so no wait. We... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I have gone to this place for many years. The soups, the pasta, and the pizza, are fantastic. It is a very popular place and finding a table can be a pain. But absolutely one of my favorites.

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ANNAPOLIS, MD
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38 reviews 38 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Took my niece for her 51st birthday to dinner at AlForno. We went early 5:30 pm knowing that parking and no reservation policy might cause long waits. We got into parking lot with only a few cars, dining room inside, up the stairs was small but bright and pretty with River views. We were seated at banquette table out of... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I have had dinner there three times and really wish it was a lot more than that. Very busy so get there early. I have sat at the bar and had apps and drinks and the experience is just as good. The food is amazing best wood grilled pizza I have had. A must stop in RI

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I've never had a worse experience at a restaurant. The waitress told me the wrong price on a dish, and when I challenged the bill, she admitted she mis-spoke, but said the manager, chef and her all had a meeting and agreed that I ate the meal she lied to me about the price on, so I should have to... More

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Ocala, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Excellent food and service. A delightful view from the second floor. They don't accept reservations and patrons were waiting for opening 5 PM Friday. Deserts are individually prepared and are ordered with the entrée to allow satisfactory timing.

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Attleboro, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Five close friends and I had dinner last month at Al Forno's. I, a true foodie, was very excited. The meal started extremely well. I had a delicious appetizer of squash blossoms fritters stuffed with ricotta and spices. And one friend thoroughly enjoyed the brushetta. But my other friends had salads that were nothing to talk about. Next, I had... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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143 reviews 143 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I can't really add to what many others have already said about the good food at Al Forno. And the service is almost always spot on as well. Still, a couple of things stood out recently that I thought worth sharing. First the price of desserts were nearly all in the low to mid-teens and the dessert shared by the... More

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