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“This is a MUST in Montevideo !!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Al Forno

Al Forno
Solano Garcia 2421, Montevideo 11400, Uruguay
27101518
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Ranked #16 of 523 Restaurants in Montevideo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Eclectic
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Al Forno since March also in the heart of Punta Carretas, still delighting an exquisite gastronomic offer byits flavors and its fineness, created in clay oven.
Jose Ignacio, Uruguay
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“This is a MUST in Montevideo !!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

I have been to Al Forno four times, and all occasions have been extremely memorable. Al Forno means Oven in Italian. I have also recommended Al Forno to my clients and they have raved about it. The last time we went we celebrated my wifes birthday with friends and you can't help but fall in love with this wonderful resto located on Solano Garcia just up the road from the Punta Carretas Shopping Mall. Federico is the Owner & Chef and also runs Al Forno in La Barra (Punta del Este) during the summer period. In fact, they open this October, so best to see what all the fuss it about. Both my wife and I are food and wine lovers, and almost all of the dishes at Al Forno are prepared in a Clay Oven. The clay oven is very special and enables heat to reflect evenly throughout the oven, thus eliminating cold spots and cooking food to perfection with plenty of space between dishes. Their signature dish is Brotola a fish dish that is cooked in a cast iron box and the flavors are all trapped inside, and when the cast iron box arrives at your table and is opened all these different flavors escape. Wonderful. It's truly a different way of eating with strong focus onn aromas and flavors, and set in a great atmosphere over two levels. They have an A la Carte Menu with Brotola (fish) being the most popular, and some very tasty Pasta's, but if you feel like something lighter they also do some delicious Pizza's. If Federico is not busy say hello, and enjoy the setting. You will feel right at home away from home. Fabulous.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Good food with some interesting options”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

Based on the raves for the restaurant by the same chef in La Barra, we had very high expectations for this one. The food was good, but nothing spectacular. We had pizzas and pasta. The pizzas were well done, thin crust, but a bit soggy. The pasta was good, but could have been a little more al dente and was a bit heavy on the cream. The highlight was the sauteed seasonal fruits - this was great. The fruits were sauteed in just enough honey to enhance the fruits flavor, without making it toothache sweet. It came with a sort of dipping sauce made of strawberry and basil. Service was excellent - friendly and professional.

Note: opening hours on their website are a bit misleading.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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