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“Best Italian in Takapuna - maybe the best in Auckland”
Review of Al Forno

Al Forno
Ranked #3 of 93 Restaurants in Takapuna
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $35
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed October 22, 2012

This is one of the few restaurants that you can have total confidence in the service and the menu. Spectacular food, friendly atmosphere and reasonable prices. Maria is the perfect host. Try the Bistecca al Salmone (Steak with Salmon) if you are a meat lover, or one of the great pizzas or pastas. We will be heading there back soon.

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1  Thank Colin A
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Reviewed October 22, 2012

I have been to Al Forno several times now and have never been disappointed with the quality of food or service.

The restaurant has real Italian charm, fantastic staff and quality food. This restaurant is very popular with the locals and is busy every night of the week. Bookings are highly recommended to avoid disappointment.

The pizzas are freshly made in a stone oven (hence the name) and are full of flavour. The pastas and other dishes are also top notch.

In a nutshell the attention to detail at this place makes it a winner from the decor and atmosphere, staff, menu and wine list, there is nothing this restaurant fails on.

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1  Thank CWilson_84
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Reviewed October 17, 2012

Great tasty authentic Italian food, good portion sizes, cheerful staff, always busy so make sure you book!

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Thank Mands_22NZ
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

Excellent restaurant popular with the locals and a few Media personalities. The food is always of good quality, the atmosphere is cosy. The staff are friendly and helpful. We have had the pleasure of being served by Brooke on several occasions, nothing is too much trouble, she goes out of her way to ensure you enjoy your evening to the fullest. Totally recommended.

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Thank Kerry L
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Reviewed September 1, 2012

First time we have been to eat here and it wont be the last. We went with friends and we all thought it great. The staff are happy and nothing was a bother for them.
The food is just fantastic. We would say that it is one of the best in Auckland. We certainly will be going again to Al Forno. Thanks for a lovely evening. Would recommend this restaurant to anybody who loves Italian food.

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1  Thank Karen D
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