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Al Forno

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577 S. Main Street, Providence, RI 02903
401-273-9760
Monday
Closed
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: telephone #401-273-9760Fodor's choice star rating
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Visitor rating
  • 150
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 14
    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
Most recent review
delicious grilled pizza and good service

I went to Al Forno last week with my family. We ordered their famous grilled pizza which was delicious and unique - the pumpkin flavor especially. I got the grilled vegetable entree which was fresh and filling! The service was excellent. One of our entrees was late, so without question the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 21, 2015
Erica L
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Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Providence, Rhode Island, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

I went to Al Forno last week with my family. We ordered their famous grilled pizza which was delicious and unique - the pumpkin flavor especially. I got the grilled vegetable entree which was fresh and filling! The service was excellent. One of our entrees was late, so without question the waitress took off the price on the final bill.... More 

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Mystic, Connecticut
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We go to Al Forno's (upstairs) when we have something to celebrate (or not). This was Christmas, our daughter's visit AND my husband's retirement to celebrate. We are NEVER disappointed! The table (201) was perfect. Sasha, our server, was so sweet! And the food....OMG...margarita pizza, calamari, zucchini fires with marinara, meatball side, Cesar salad, wonderful home-made bread, rib ravioli, and... More 

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Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, Usa
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80 reviews 80 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

My husband has been making his own dough for some time and his favorite cookbook named Al Forno's as one of the absolute best, so it became a mecca challenge for him. We finally made it this year and it did not disappoint! We were a little later than we had planned and found in order not to wait we... More 

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Cape Cod, MA
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136 reviews 136 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We finally made it to Al Forno. From the outside, it's nothing to look at. Inside is nothing special, very crowded. Service is brisk and impeccable. We were served bread and provided with all the specials in short order (as we had a 7pm performance to catch). We were a party of six. I started with the Calimari Arrabiata which... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Great food and super team....loved the fresh pasta...just like Italy. Has a long tradition and excellent reputation both well earned. We will be back.

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Heemstede, The Netherlands
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

This was quite an experience, mainly due to our server Anat. she was fantastic! The food was great too, loved the pizza and salad and of course the ccookies as desert. Must visit when in Providence.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 via mobile

Food's pretty good but life is too short to wait 1 1/2 hours because this restauranteur won't take reservations. Plenty of other places in town with food just as good and who respect their customers enough to offer reservations.

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Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Had a special dinner at Al Forno last night and woke up still thinking about my meal. The pizza appetizer is the best pizza i have ever eaten...we ordered the Margharita as an appetizer. The flavor of the sauce can't be beat. The crust was nice and thin and perfectly cooked. There were 4 of us and we were all... More 

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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98 reviews 98 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I had waited 20 years to go here because I heard all the reviews about how long it took to get in to eat. Well, finally last night, we went early and had the most fantastic meals and service from start to finish. Started with delicious bread and olive oil that tasted like it was pressed that day out back!... More 

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West Chester, PA
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9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

On a visit to Providence, we discovered a wonderful restaurant. The menu was so interesting and the food matched. The place is filled with locals which attests to it's great food and selections. The portions are large and the service is excellent. I would go there again and sample another of its entree's cooked on their wood-burning grill or another... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?