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Alforno Ristorante and Brick Oven Pizzeria

1654 Boston Post Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-1600
+1 860-399-4166
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
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“pizza” (47 reviews)
“bread” (21 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1654 Boston Post Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-1600
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Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Came in for dinner with family. The food was excellent and service was good also. The tables are a little too close but were ok. The prices were above normal for Italian food. Worth the trip

Thank MrPudly
Reviewed 26 October 2017

The restaurant is located in the generic mini strip-mall and it's fairly easy to miss. Inside though is the different story. The ambiance is warm and cosy, there is a great wine list, great service and the food is amazing. Personally, I'd come here for...More

Thank NYC_Traveller02
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Everything is always delicious and carefully prepared and served at Alforno's. We love it! The waiters are knowledgeable and so helpful giving advice about what to eat. The pizzas are fabulous, but get the fresh pastas if you can. Yummy.

Thank trughouse
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Rode the Motorcycle to CT And Ate Here For Dinner. Got A Bottle Of Chianti Which was very good. Then Got One Of Their Famous Pizzas. it was delicious.

Thank Dibird50
Reviewed 3 October 2017

When we are in town to visit my Dad, this is the go-to! The sauces are clearly made daily in the restaurant, never a tired or overly-salted taste.

Thank Meredith D
AlfornoCT, Owner at Alforno Ristorante and Brick Oven Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

Thank you! We do make our sauces and bread fresh every day!

Reviewed 15 September 2017

They just keep getting better. Standards are done to a T. And Alforno keeps expanding our American idea of what great Italian food can include. Maybe the squash blossoms are my absolute favorite. But I will gladly go through the menu again and again just...More

Thank eitravel76
AlfornoCT, Owner at Alforno Ristorante and Brick Oven Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Thank you. And Stay tuned! We are gearing up for some fantastic fall and winter specials!

Reviewed 11 September 2017

This is an older restaurant that seems to be getting by on its former reputation. While it's gotten awards, it's clear that the faded certificates in the window are from a decade ago. The wait staff is pleasant enough. The drinks watered down and sad....More

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Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

A good restaurant with both a varied pizza menu and an Italian selection. Service was good and the cuisine was very good

Thank pisces025
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Tempura battered fried zucchini blossoms....yum! A fluffy, delicious and seasonal appetizer which was the reason for my choosing Alforno for my birthday dinner. My husband had a prosciutto and arugula pizza and my choice was homemade tagliatelle pasta with shrimp. The light tomato and shrimp...More

Thank ConnecticutNana
BZ Z, Owner at Alforno Ristorante and Brick Oven Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

ConnecticutNana We are honored that you would choose us for your birthday celebration! The blossoms are a seasonal favorite both in the restaurant and on my plate and are always a great start to a meal. Come back soon! (birthday or no birthday!)

Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Small restaurant at the end of a shopping center. Don't let that fool you. Very nice staff. Yes they sell good pizza but it's much more. Daily specials. Hangar steak, Osso Bucco, trout, gnocchi, little neck clams, salmon, flounder, penne, spaghetti with meat balls, chicken...More

Thank B W
BZ Z, Owner at Alforno Ristorante and Brick Oven Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

We are so glad you found us and thrilled that you had such a wonderful meal. Come back soon!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1654 Boston Post Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-1600
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Old Saybrook
  • Phone Number: +1 860-399-4166
  • E-mail
Alforno Ristorante and Brick Oven Pizzeria is a family-friendly restaurant run by a friendly family of Italian-Americans. We have a deep love for food and an even deeper love for sharing that food with our community. At Alforno, everything from our stocks to our bread is homemade with fresh ingredients, Tuscan influences, and a commitment to quality. Join us for a sip, a sweet treat, or an indulgent meal and experience for yourself all the flavors we're so fond of.
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