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Al Forno Restaurant

#260 of 8,914 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
Joo Chiat
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East Coast Road, Singapore 428996, Singapore
+65 6348 8781
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Singapore, Singapore
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76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You can't often say that for an Italian restaurant but this is one good value for the quality. Place was packed when I went again so don't expect sterling service. The ambience is more a family event than a romantic night out, fairly noisy since the tables are close together. The house wine is quite decent. pasta, pizza are tasty... More 

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Thank john212015
Singapore
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I absolutely loved the food and ambiance of the restaurant. The service staff were well trained and performed well. The only problem our party of 9 faced was parking. The lots were limited and we had to wait half hour for the valet service which some of my party didn't appreciate.

Review collected in partnership with www.chope.co

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Thank gaya2017
Singapore
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While the ambience is simplistic the quality of the food makes up for it. Price a little on the high side for the location and finding a parking is a challenge. Overall, however, the pizzas were good though the so-called signature dish - Pizza Al Forno was a bit of a let down

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Singapore, Singapore
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For appetisers 1) garlic bread- Super flavourful garlicky goodness 2) seafood soup. Just so so with fresh seafood ( wish was more generous with seafood portions) Mains 1)rack of lamb- oh Soo gooooooodddddd yums 2) spaghetti al forno- I think it's been localised to suit sg tastebuds won't say it's bad but just not wow .(a hiccup happened had to... More 

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Thank NurulHashim
Singapore
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice and cosy environment with friendly & approachable staff. Food was decent and service was prompt.

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Thank ashley k
Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

The decor is homey but the ambience was not at all enjoyable - the place was very crowded with staff and it was noisy despite there being only a few other customers in the place. The food was just above average. We had sand in our vongole (clams) quite a common flaw in Italian restaurants, which was not impressive. Service... More 

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Thank Mattwithahew
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

Not sure if we ordered the "wrong" dish. I had a spaghetti vongole, my husband had ravioli. Both pastas were unexpectedly bad. I said unexpected as we did not think that an authentic Italian restaurant would serve such quality to their guests - two Italian looking men were making pizzas. The spaghetti was soggy and tasteless , whilst the ravioli... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

The 3 of us visited current outlet on Friday 6th Jan 2017 for lunch. We reserved a table for 3 via Chope. There was no crowd on that Friday lunch hour. We ordered squid ink pasta, wrapped pizza and seafood rice. We make it a point to have variety for sharing and to taste their different options in the menu.... More 

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Thank lowpc19
Singapore, null, Singapore
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

Food is good. Service is excellent. Money is well spent with the food quality provided.environment is good.

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Thank SPPong
Singapore, Singapore
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016

Use of dried instead of fresh herbs made for a very expensive and very disappointing Caprese salad. The risotto, while quite generous with sea food, lacked seasoning. Pizzas were reasonable. Service and environment good. Wish they could work on the food. For the price, not good enough.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $88
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: East Coast Road, Singapore 428996, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Joo Chiat
  • Neighborhood: Joo Chiat
  • Phone Number: +65 6348 8781
Description
Al Forno (east coast) Pte Ltd is one of the oldest Italian restaurant in Singapore since 1995.The owner and chef Alessandro Di Prisco manage to keep the restaurant style intact for 18 years.Very famous for the pizza made by Italian pizza maker in a traditional wood oven.Racommended also the spaghetti Cartroccio (spaghetti seafood), Calamari fritti (deep fried squid) & soute di vongole (souted clams in white wine).

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Joo Chiat
The Joo Chiat area is the traditional home of Peranakan culture in Singapore, an ethnic group descending from the blending of Chinese and Malay families in the 15th century. The neighborhood is packed with colorful shops, local characters, and quiet charm. The main streets overflow with diners enjoying katong laksa, the signature Peranakan spicy noodle soup. Signs of youthful entrepreneurship are visible as well, with modern cafes, bars, and shops abounding. Visit Joo Chiat to take a break from the big city sights and enjoy a relaxing afternoon with a laid-back and local vibe.
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