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Al Forno

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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Al Forno Italian Restaurant is a fantastic place to meet and eat. Choose from a range of superb, fresh Italian food, beautiful wine and excellent service. Pop in for a cappuccino or a glass of wine, tuck into a fresh summer salad, grab a sandwich or sit down to a hearty home cooked Italian dinner cooked by one of our award winning chefs. We're open from 10am-10pm Monday to Thursday, Friday & Saturday 10am-10:30pm and Sunday from 11am-8pm (last orders). As well as our a la carte menu, a happy hour menu is available so please take a look at our special offers. Our private dining area offers a great place to relax and unwind or as an alternative, informal setting for a business or lunch meeting.
PRICE RANGE
$4 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
Italian
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

After visiting the Ingleby Barwick branch I suggested to my boyfriend we go here for dinner and it was really disappointing in comparison. The service was shoddy and the food didn’t taste the same at all. Don’t think we’d come to this branch again.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This place was recomended by the hotel staff and they draw a map for us. No problem to find and well worth the visit. It is an Itallian restaurant , but not really. The menu is more an english version of Itallian food. Saying that...More

Date of visit: June 2019
1  Thank 347kjellg
reviewresponder1, Front Office Manager at Al Forno, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi, Thank you for your great comments on our restaurant and pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit. Great to hear you enjoyed the Pollo Rustico and Tiramisu dessert and we look forward to you returning soon. Thanks again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice food nice place friendly atmosphere staff always friendly would recommend to anyone looking to have a nice meal

Date of visit: May 2019
1  Thank Pip123456789
reviewresponder1, Front Office Manager at Al Forno, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, Thank you for your review and your recommendation. Great to hear your visit ticked all the right boxes with good food and good service. Hope to see you back again soon. Many thanks

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second visit to this lovely restaurant and both times the food has been so lovely. I would usually choose Italian food but as it was Sunday we went for the Beef Sunday lunch. It was really lovely with a very good Yorkshire...More

Date of visit: June 2019
1  Thank wendyjayne
reviewresponder1, Front Office Manager at Al Forno, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Wendy Jayne, Thank you so much for your great review! We totally agree the Sunday Lunches are a feast, you can see why they are so popular! Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An ok Italian restaurant very busy and cheap prices. Delicious bramble cocktail. Had the chicken Parmesan which was ok had better tasted like reheated chicken with too thick bechemel sauce and cheese. Delicious homemade chips and a nice salad. Good value for money friendly staff...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank ritchie20142015
reviewresponder1, Front Office Manager at Al Forno, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, Thank you for your review. Apologies you thought your Parmo wasn't up to scratch, did you mention this to our staff, as this is something we'd certainly want to rectify for a customer. We do agree however the Bramble is delicious and one of...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great restaurant with very good service and food. Our steaks were cooked to a perfect medium medium rare and melted in the mouth. The only issue is the fact it has a pizza takeaway section at the bar and it can get...More

Date of visit: April 2019
1  Thank JOHN_M82
reviewresponder1, Front Office Manager at Al Forno, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, Thanks for your review and feedback. Lovely to hear your steaks were super tasty, we certainly think they are! Apologies if you felt that the area where people collect their takeaways seemed a bit cramped, as you can imagine now we offer this service...More

Reviewed May 14, 2019 via mobile

Had fab meals here all decent size and delicious.drinks good and service excellent.decent choices on menu.prices maybe bit expensive for food and drink.toilets upstairs so be careful if you have had a drink.nice atmosphere.would call again

Date of visit: May 2019
3  Thank realdeal_9
reviewresponder1, Front Office Manager at Al Forno, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi, Thank you for your review. Glad to hear you enjoy your experience with us at Al Forno. We strive to give excellent service, food and good value for money. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed May 14, 2019 via mobile

Starter Bruschetta. Large portion fresh tasty perfect amount of balsamic. Main Carbonara. Simple understated eggcellent. Sauce creamy and ham delicious. Easily one of the best I have tried. Didn't look alot on the plate but more than plenty.More

Date of visit: May 2019
2  Thank derekthetravellee
reviewresponder1, Front Office Manager at Al Forno, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi, Thank you for your review and feedback. Happy to hear that you enjoyed your food and service when you visited us, you picked an excellent choice and we agree that the Bruschetta and Carbonara are yummy and very filling! Hope you return again soon....More

Reviewed May 2, 2019

A group of friends went here one Saturday evening. The staff are friendly with a sense of humour. They are also efficient and helpful. The food was very good, everyone was pleased. We were also impressed with the bill. Will definitely return.

Date of visit: April 2019
3  Thank SatisfiedHampshireUK
reviewresponder1, Front Office Manager at Al Forno, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi, Thanks for the review and visiting us! Happy to hear that you and your friends and had a great evening! We always try to deliver great service and food for excellent value for money. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed April 25, 2019

We had Sunday lunch here for mothers day, Although the restaurant was very busy the service was still great. Our drink and food order was taken in good time and the Sunday lunch was lovely! Portions were very good we did not have room for...More

Date of visit: March 2019
2  Thank 19CR48
reviewresponder1, Front Office Manager at Al Forno, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi, So happy to hear your visit on Mothers Day was lovely. The Sunday lunches are very filling but hopefully next time you return you'll be able to sample our dessert menu. See you again soon.

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