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Al Forno

Certificate of Excellence
Fox Point
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577 S Main St, Providence, RI 02903-4319
Tue - Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Grilled pizza very good and pumpkin soup spectacular. Although they don't take reservations for small parties, we called when leaving out hotel and they put us on the waiting list. Good ingredients and great execution. They should be ranked higher

Thank Joseph D
London, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband took me to Al Forno for my birthday. We enjoyed a pizza appetizer, split an entree and desert. It was all so wonderful I didn't want to stop eating. Our waitress was great - professional and friendly. The GPS wasn't very clear on the location so just be prepared. We'll visit again - but next time will not... More 

Thank suzysuzzer
Hampton, Connecticut
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Each year we try to get to Al Forno's at least once and are never disappointed. The ambience, the food, and the service are great, with emphasis on the food. I had a terrific octopus salad to start with an amazing mix of vegetables and fruit and my husband had a perfect squash soup. Our entrees of grilled lamb and... More 

Thank GloriaL627
Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

After a 1.5 hour wait Our hostess brought us to a table in the bar which at the moment seemed quiet and roomy enough. We were celebrating our 30 year wedding anniversary with friends who were celebrating 31 years in October, so it was supposed to be a special night. By the time the appetizers came we had patrons hovering... More 

Thank Vernamg
Princeton, New Jersey
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125 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've been to Al Forno perhaps a half dozen times over the last 15 years or so and I've never been disappointed. The food is tasty and consistent. The service is always very good and the atmosphere is elegant but not snooty or uptight. Whether you just go there for the pizza (one of the original places to popularize wood... More 

Thank GSM1111
Boston, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food at Al Forno is consistently excellent. The baked pastas are their signature dish, along with the wood grilled pizza's (truly special). Ingredients are fresh, and perfectly prepared. The food really is worthy of this spot's international reputation. It is busy, and loud, Tables are close together, and it is not the spot for private, or intimate conversations. Cool... More 

Thank culinarymatters
Ringoes, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful dinner last night! We started with a buratta appetizer with roasted peppers and prosciutto which was excellent. For my entree I had the veal which was stuffed with fontina cheese. It was outstanding and I would highly recommend. Dessert was a peach tart that was also very good. The service was excellent and everybody was very... More 

Thank teena1014
Boston, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Al Forno last night for our anniversary. We were SO looking forward to it! Got all dressed up and drove 45 minutes south. Couldn't wait! My husband had called earlier in the week and they did not take reservations however they said call when you're on your way we'll put you on the list. So we did just... More 

Thank _karenstevens320
Newport, Rhode Island
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124 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Decided to go to one of our favorite restaurants this evening for a salad, pizza, glass of wine...went early - it is a week night and the restaurant was not packed - but somehow the staff managed to make us feel unwelcome.. Food was good but not amazing (as it usually is). We would have had a second glass of... More 

Thank dandfbud
Providence, Rhode Island
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

First, unless you are a party of 6 or more they do not accept reservations. The food was good but not amazing, service was ok but our waiter had no personality. My biggest complaint was it was so loud you could not even hear the person sitting across from me. To be honest, this place does not live up to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 577 S Main St, Providence, RI 02903-4319
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Providence>  > Fox Point
  • Neighborhood: Fox Point
  • Phone Number: 401-273-9760
telephone #401-273-9760Fodor's choice star rating

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