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Al Forno

577 S. Main Street, Providence, RI 02903 (Fox Point)
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Ranked #28 of 734 Restaurants in Providence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Fox Point
Description: telephone #401-273-9760Fodor's choice star rating
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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 NEW

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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141 reviews 141 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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Park City, Utah
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86 reviews 86 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

The restaurant is known for its pizza and it did not disappoint. The pizza was totally outstanding - probably the best anywhere. The rest of the meal was equally good and everyone enjoyed what they ordered. And, oh, don't miss out on the squash blossoms. The service matched the food and Kate was fantastic. The entire staff is extremely accommodating... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I first read about AlForno in a magazine 20 years ago and have wanted to visit ever since. How great not to be disappointed! The Mister and I chose a Margareta pizza as an appetizer to test the water. YUM. Classic and perfect. Then a great Toss and Tumble (?) lasagna for him, meatballs and a chopped salad for me.... More

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Greenlawn, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A group of us had dinner here for the first time. Food was delicious. Fish was fresh, pasta cooked to perfection, and the seasonal fruit tart we shared for dessert was the perfect ending to a perfect meal. Service was very professional. Outdoor dining is a nice option too. We all enjoyed our dinner at Al Forno, followed by a... More

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I try to visit Providence every year and never fail to include a dinner at Al Forno. It is my very favorite restaurant. There is nothing like their grilled pizza....fabulous. The food & service never let me down .

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Miami Beach, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

When I lived in Boston 18 years ago, driving to Providence was well worth the meal and dining experience every time. We went on a day trip from Boston as tourists last September after some time in Newport earlier in the day. After all these years, Al Forno did not disappoint. The only regret was not having more room to... More

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New York and London
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

When I first made a pilgrimage (1999) the food was spectacular and we came back for lunch the next day. Lunch is no longer served. However the latest visit was an expensive disappointment. The food was average, the attitude and the check weren't. Have standards of restaurants improved to the point that Al Forno is not exciting ? Or am... More

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ft worth
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171 reviews 171 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

Some of the best Italian food I have ever had. Squash blossoms and meatball appetizers are musts. The rigatoni veal bolognese knocked our socks off. Nice atmosphere. Though a bit pricey, it was so darned good it was worth it. The only disappointment was our server Joe who was laconic.

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New Jersey
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64 reviews 64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

AL Forno was simply fabulous. Get there early or you'll wait a while for a table. But, once you are sested, you'll see that it was worth the wait. The service was spot on - not at all over bearing, but wait staff appeared whenever we needed them. The pizza is outrageously good, as was the corn chowder, clams over... More

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