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Al Forno

577 S. Main Street, Providence, RI 02903 (Fox Point)
401-273-9760
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Ranked #20 of 720 restaurants in Providence
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
Neighborhood: Fox Point
Description: telephone #401-273-9760Fodor's choice star rating
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Providence, Rhode Island
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Al Forno was one of the first top notch restaurants in Providence and today can still hold its own against the other high end restaurants that have come to Providence. The service is very knowledgable and the food is excellent. The grilled pizza is always good with the unique grilled flavor. The paste dishes are also worth trying as are... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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112 reviews 112 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

One of the best restaurants in Providence,the food is great ,never disappointed . The service is very good,the atmosphere is great,very cozy place to go anytime for any occasion. Need to make reservations, for this place is always full at least when I want to go there. They invented the grill pizza it is out of this world,cannot compare with... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Al Forno's years ago was one of a few good restaurants in Providence. Today Providence is considered a Restaurant City talked about on National Morning shows as a city to visit just for dinning. There are many excellent places to go where you can make reservations in advance and not wait an hour and one half for a table. It... More

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Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Food was ok at best,service very good, but our party of three felt VERY RUSHED. I looked around and it seemed everyone was being served at a quick pace,not very relaxing. I this really the best Prov. has to offer?

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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121 reviews 121 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We had dinner here on a Wednesday night and it was busy! The pizza is so thin, so buttery and so crispy! So good! Every dish we had was excellent. Portion sizes are perfect...not too much but not tiny either. Our dessert orders were taken early with our meal order...they make them really fresh! We had the Grand cookie Finale... More

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Cumberland, Rhode Island
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

As usual one of the best restaurants. The service was great always refreshing silverware, water and dirty plates. The food was hot, tasty and appealing. It is expensive but only on appetizer and dessert prices the entree's are high but what you would expect. We got here at 6pm and they said 1.5 hours a table opened up in 45... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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16 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

The last time I ate at Al Forno was well over 10 years ago. Well, guess what? The menu (except for the prices) has not changed AND what is offered is no longer very exciting. I met a friend here for grass salad and a pizza -- our standbys. Grass salad looked and tasted like iceberg lettuce (but it was... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Alfornos has been written up in some of the best magazines about food and it lives up to the hype. No matter what you order...the $20 pizza must make the list...it is worth the heft price. Pasta might reign supreme, but they treat seafood as it should be treated...dressed simply and the food itself shines. Desserts must be ordered with... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I have lived in Providence for almost 20 years and Al Forno has always been one of my favorite places to dine. It used to be one of the only places that you could get a five star meal but thankfully there are many more choices now. Reservations are only taken for parties of 6 or more so if you... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Whether a guest or a host, this legendary restaurant is not to be missed by the traveler to Providence, RI! Every item is fresh and freshly cooked. The decor and atmosphere is cozy and unpretentious, and the food is truly wonderful!

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