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Al Forno

34 Anzac Street | Takapuna, Takapuna, Auckland 0622, New Zealand
+64 9-488 0179
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“pizza” (35 reviews)
“veal” (8 reviews)
“gelato” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
34 Anzac Street | Takapuna, Takapuna, Auckland 0622, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fresh ingredients, European standards of classic bistro, super attentive staff and great atmosphere!

Thank D7921ES_
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An amazing experience. Whether you drop in early for a bespoke pizza before the movies or decide to dine later for a main meal, it will be a fabulous experience. Whether it's steak or fish, AlForno is so consistently good.

Thank 20lancaster
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The evening started off well. Good friends and a very authentic and attentive Italian waiter. He provided great service and wine knowledge was excellent. The environment was warm and lighting was perfect. Sadly the food was average. The calamari was chewy and poorly cooked. A...More

Thank 674glenm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have dined here a number of times over the last few years and it is still a great place to dine. It is a sign of a popular restaurant when it is full when others nearby are not as well patronised. The decision of...More

Thank Alastair T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic italian restaurant. Lasagne and Linguini Al Forno are our favourites. Really consistent quality food and great service. Would highly recommend.

Thank Wandering123abc
Reviewed 7 August 2017

The Most Delicious Italian Food in Auckland! I dined here with my family for my graduation dinner and we all had a great time. Their staff are friendly and provide excellent service, they were all happy to have a chat when they came to the...More

Reviewed 5 August 2017

Have come to love our date night experience at Al Forno before the movie. Wonder pizza's and Italian Salad. When we have splurged and gone for the steak, oh my, it was heaven. You won't be disappointed.

Thank BLBuckner
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Go here regularly with the family and the in laws. This is my Inlaws favourite restaurant. The food is very good, the pizzas and pastas are excellent , the tiramisu is also to die for. This is the best Italian food on the shore and...More

Thank Sean H
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Hi have to say I reviewed Al Forno in May 2017 after Maria the previous owner left and I visited 3 times and the service was off. So I reviewed it accordingly. Have to say after re-visiting they have turned around the service and improved,...More

Thank 3ofusAuckland
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Great little Italian restaurant with awesome service. The team were attentive and looked after us. Recommend this restaurant if you're in the area.

1  Thank Phil M
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15 March 2017|
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Response from James M | Reviewed this property |
To be very honest. I don't know if they do allow BYO. But, they do have a pretty good wine list and from memory those wines really match the food. I would try the Chianti Classico Reserva. Only available by the bottle. Enjoy!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 36
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Kids
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 Anzac Street | Takapuna, Takapuna, Auckland 0622, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  North Shore  >  Takapuna
  • Phone Number: +64 9-488 0179
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