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“Perfect!”
Review of Al Forno

Al Forno
Ranked #4 of 302 Restaurants in Middlesbrough
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: 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. We have FREE wireless internet available throughout the restaurant and can also provide digital projection, DVD & TV facilities on request.
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“Perfect!”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

We were warmly greeted and taken to our table. A very friendly welcome. The dining set up is well thought out. An extensive food and drink menu afforded me a problem - I liked everything on offer! We settled for a Bruschetta Pomodoro - absolutely delicious - to start with, accompanied by home made bread and a superb wine to go with it. For mains, we went for the Sirlion Steak with mushroom and diane sauce - again absolutely delicious. Lunch was rounded off with a devine sticky toffee pudding which was perfect. Despite the restaurant being very busy, the service was efficient, friendly and very helpful. This was an excellent dining experience and made our visit to Middlesbrough one to remember. We shall return! Many thanks to all the staff who made our visit very special.

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Redcar, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
“quality food at right price”
Reviewed January 16, 2013

we ate there on a sunday afternoon. The restaurante was quiet but filled up as we were leaving.we both chose from the happy hour menu,The wife having soup for starters and myself having pate stuffed mushrooms,both were generous portions and very nice, for the mains I choose teessides favorit.e parmo and the wife had a butterfly chicken with garlic and rosemerry.the wife really enjoyed hers . And my parmo was one of the best chicken parmos I have tasted . compliments to the chef and staff I will return.

  • Visited January 2013
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Stockton-on-Tees, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Al Forno Restaurant”
Reviewed January 13, 2013

Good food and good service. It was last year but I can't imagine it would have changed too much since my last visit.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Sarah J
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durham
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“very nice”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

we went on a girls night out and overall it was a pleasant and nice restaurant.The value was very good but we did find the servic to be a little slow wich wasnt a problem as we were there for the night.We will go again

Visited November 2012
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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“check your bill”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

We have been to Al Forno a couple of times previously and it has been very nice but we did have to wait a long time to get served and the bill at the end of the meal has always been wrong. We visited again recently and we were a bit disappointed this time as we had to wait a long time again,people who came in after us were being served before us. We were informed there were no prawns left which was a bit of a shame since I had ordered the seafood linguine. When it eventually arrived the only seafood in it were tiny mussels and scallops, the last time I had ordered it it came full of all types of different fish and to top it all it was only just warm!

At the end of the meal we went to pay the bill and AGAIN the bill was incorrect. They always add on an extra glass of wine or something, they think you won't notice, so watch out especially if your a big party, keep check on how many drinks you are having or they'll quite conveniently add on a few more drinks.

Well it was nice while it lasted but we think we'll search for another restaurant.

  • Visited January 2013
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