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Al Forno

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577 S. Main Street, Providence, RI 02903
401-273-9760
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: telephone #401-273-9760Fodor's choice star rating

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  • 171
    Excellent
  • 69
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Noisy, bustling Italian, just what you might expect!

A very nice meal, beautifully cooked and presented in nice surroundings. We ate inside, but the outside terrace looked good too. A big restaurant near Fox Point Marina, this place was a hit with us. Rather loud inside, but with a nice ambience and feel. Food was excellent, service fine and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
PaulD-UK
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London
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  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Jupiter, Florida
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is our hands down favorite restaurant, Worldwide! Not easy to find, no reservations, line up by 5:00pm. Often we show up with friends, order their grilled pizzas, and preorder their custom made desserts. We like it upstairs, but the downstairs garden is fun also. Go early, park right there, enjoy, but don't tell too many people about this gem.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Our hosts had been bragging about this place by the river as the best around - my friend and I thought otherwise! I concede that the wine selection is quite extensive and the red we collectively picked was fine. We had the Tuscan linguine and the pork chops (me). Quite acceptable meals, but my chops were comparable to a 99... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island, United States
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Heard that this place was the best in Rhode Island, rave reviews, etc. So I had high expectations that I was going to get the best food, right? Nope! We sat down at the bar and decided to order from there, as we got there early. Bartender made us some decent drinks, and was clearly busy, and then we made... More 

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Auburn Mass
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We two went there on Friday night with no reservation, and they found a place to seat us in less than five minutes. Food was superb. Fortunately, we didn't pre-order one of their special desserts because we were full to the brim at the end of the main courses. We had a great time there.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

My wife and I enjoyed a lovely night at Al Forno last week at the bar on the 2nd floor being hosted by the bartender, Kyle. He was funny; helpful; intelligent and welcoming. We enjoyed the spicy corn pizza and baked pasta. The pear tart desert was ordered in advance and was delicious. I would recommend Al Forno to anyone... More 

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Northboro, MA
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Finally went to Al Forno because of reading how great the pizza was. This was our first visit so we went with the pizza. It was good but not over the top. We both thought it wasn't one of the better ones we have had.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

A very nice meal, beautifully cooked and presented in nice surroundings. We ate inside, but the outside terrace looked good too. A big restaurant near Fox Point Marina, this place was a hit with us. Rather loud inside, but with a nice ambience and feel. Food was excellent, service fine and the bill reasonable for this standard of food.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We were a party of four and were intrigued by so many things on the menu that we ordered multiple plates and shared. We started with margherita pizza, it came out before we even had an opportunity to finish reading the menu! It was thin and crispy, sauce, cheese, and scallions. Interesting, I was missing the basil but it was... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I've been eating at Al Forno for decades and it is hands down my favorite restaurant in the USA. When I make my annual trip up to MA/RI to visit family and friends, it is not complete until I eat at Al Forno. I know their menu is fabulous, but I have always ordered the same things every time I... More 

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

There are not that many restaurants that offer signature items consistently produced that bring you back time and time again. Al Forno is one of them. I have eaten here many times over the years and my favs are the pasta in the pink (baked noodles in a tomato cream sauce with five cheeses); the lightly seasoned fried oyster app,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 577 S. Main Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Providence>  > Fox Point
  • Neighborhood: Fox Point
  • Phone Number: 401-273-9760

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business

Description

telephone #401-273-9760Fodor's choice star rating
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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