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Al Forno

Certificate of Excellence
Fox Point
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577 S Main St, Providence, RI 02903-4319
+1 401-273-9760
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Fri 17:00 - 22:00
Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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east providence,rhode island
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This restaurant is supposedly the originator of the "grilled" pizza. It is amazing, as is the rest of the menu. Can be very crowded on the weekend, so go early for a bar seat(the tables are very close together).

Thank pomodoro1
Boston, Massachusetts
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186 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We having been trying to get to Al Forno for years. We know that the restaurant doesn't take reservations. We were passing through Providence at about 4:00 PM, when it first opens, and were able to get a table. This restaurant lived up to its expectations with the food. We started with one of their signature pizzas with arugula pesto... More 

Thank gwardbeeler
North Scituate, Rhode Island
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100 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm a native Rhode Islander. And when I think I want a great meal, I think Al Forno. I'm not going to lie, it's a busy place. You're going to wait. Sometimes you get lucky and can get in. The bar is decent and has some space where you can stand. But I take a crowded restaurant as a good... More 

Thank Bill S
Bethany, Connecticut
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'd heard about this place for years on various cooking outlets, as George and Johanne are so highly regarded in the culinary world, but WOW! Nothing could have prepared me for just how damn good it was. And busy? Prepare to wait, it's worth it, I promise. Order a glass of wine, sit in the bar (if you can get... More 

Thank jmp3274
New England
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63 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On our second visit to Al Forno - just two of us, it seems that the restaurant is more interested in the larger groups. We arrived one hour after opening at 5.15 p.m. only to be told that it would probably be around 9.00 p.m. before we could be seated. How disappointing as we were celebrating a special anniversary. The... More 

Thank morehem
South Boston, Virginia
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This was one of he very special occasion we booked dinner on a Saturday night last week( it happened to be George's anniversary, he passed away last year), a party of 6 at 5PM( place open at 4pm, and it's already packed. Wood grilled pizza with pumpkin topping was excellent, both pasta dishes were rich & tasty. My wife's lamb... More 

Thank Philip F
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

My husband surprised me for our anniversary and it is now by far my favorite restaurant! Can't wait to go again!!

Thank Kristen M
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were invited here by some business associates and came highly recommended and didn't disappoint. I normally do not like upscale Italian restaurants but from the appetizers to bed cod entree to the homemade ice cream and chocolate bread pudding.. A HOMERUN. DON'T MISS THIS.

Thank Derek H
Rhode Island
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Ordinarily, I wouldn't review an eating experience we didn't have, but other potential customers were having the exact same treatment trying to get in, so folks should know the score. We've dined at Al Forno, positively, in the past, so our expectations were reasonable. We arrived at 5:30 for a joint anniversary meal, expecting a wait, but surprised to see... More 

1 Thank rhodebud
New York
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Al Forno used to be my go to Restaurant for seasonal menus and grilled pizza. I've had some exceptional meals here in the past but unfortunately my last visit did not meet expectations. The dining room was very tight with little space between tables. The tight space provides more of a comfort food experience than fine dinning. Perhaps this can... 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
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 577 S Main St, Providence, RI 02903-4319
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Providence>  > Fox Point
  • Neighbourhood: Fox Point
  • Phone Number: +1 401-273-9760
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?