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Al Forno

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34 Anzac Street | Takapuna, Takapuna 0622, New Zealand
+64 9-488 0179
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Takapuna, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 15, 2017

Al Forno is everything you could want in a neighbourhood Italian restaurant. Consistently busy, bustling, delicious food and great service. We always get a fantastic welcome from Maria the proprietor. We usually sit outside where our well-behaved Labrador is made to feel welcome too. Maria always spoils her with a piece of pancetta. The menu has all the staples you'd... More 

1 Thank PumpyCat
Olten, Switzerland
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67 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed February 14, 2017

One of the best rated Italian restaurants in Takapuna. Its always dependable. Not sure it any of the staff are actually italian, but who cares, its Takapuna. The pizzas are recommended

1 Thank Rich_dw_chnz
Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

We have been a number of times and always had great food, great atmosphere, friendly wait staff and a fun experience. They have been accomodating with special requirements for seating for family.

1 Thank Steven R
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 2, 2017

Fresh, exciting dishes. Wonderful garlic bread Food served hot Staff fun and helpful Make a reservation, this restaurant is busy

1 Thank Janice S
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74 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed February 1, 2017 via mobile

Cute place with a lot of atmosphere and the waiter is very friendly but beware the garlic is liberally applied!

1 Thank RoSteve
Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 23, 2017 via mobile

It's OK. On the menu it says the linguini marinara has clams...BUT! Definitely didn't see any clams in mine! 2 of the 3 mussels have a bit of that fishy taste. Also, some prawns are rather shrimp size....The sauce is nice though. Maybe will try pizza next time.

Thank Yinikins
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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151 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

We went for a friend's birthday. The service was excellent. The portions a generous and the food was delicious. A hidden gem in Takapuna.

Thank Chapstar
Auckland, New Zealand
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46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

This places never fails us. The owners are superb and look after their customers. They are friendly and efficient and will always find a seat for you - no matter how busy they are. Food and Wine Menus are extensive- choices are hard, so many outstanding choices. Pizza oven is fab, ambience is superb (always busy), and we always leave... More 

Thank TMRussel
Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed January 10, 2017

Been a number of times and always an outstanding meal. Is the place we take visitors to Takapuna to as it always high quality and wonderful atmosphere.

Thank Katrina H
Auckland, New Zealand
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210 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

We came here one night without a reservation and the staff were so friendly. They absolutely tried their best to accommodate us and did so - there's a reason this place is always booked out! We ate pasta and it was excellent - I had the prawns and it was a generous serve with lots of prawns. My friend had... More 

Thank mckje885

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$11 - $32
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 Anzac Street | Takapuna, Takapuna 0622, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Takapuna
  • Phone Number: +64 9-488 0179

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?