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Alforno Ristorante and Brick Oven Pizzeria

1654 Boston Post Road, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-1600
+1 860-399-4166
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible9%
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“pizza” (43 reviews)
“cannoli” (5 reviews)
“salads” (12 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1654 Boston Post Road, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-1600
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 1 week ago 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 5 days ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Normally I don't even think twice when driving by a strip mall if the might be some kind of hidden gem tucked inside next to a Benny's. But after moving to the shoreline our realtor said we really have to try Alforno! He specifically mentioned...More

Thank Mary M
BZ Z, Owner at Alforno Ristorante and Brick Oven Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you and we are so glad you enjoyed dinner. And welcome to the shoreline!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I have eaten here a couple times when I'm in the area. Both times the food was good and the service was too. I like that they have option for "smaller" pasta plates (I'm not a big eater). They have a great menu and lots...More

Thank Cheryl S
Reviewed 16 March 2017

been here many times, usually get pizza and salads, always good and friendly. Usually busy, good options...only complaint is their wine selection is pricey....this is not a cheap date, but best pizza on shoreline

Thank bluesberryguilford
Reviewed 27 February 2017

A few times the food was good, many times it was not. Not sure why, whether it is a chef issue, or supplier issue. I would not recommend. Service is not very friendly, or good either and for what you are getting, they are pricey.

Thank jrncsa1
Reviewed 23 January 2017

We were taken out by our neighbors for taking care of their puppy, not a bad deal for us! They chose Alforno and said they loved the food and service. We've had takeout pizza from there many times (love the fried eggplant on their pizzas),...More

1  Thank Jodi G
Reviewed 7 January 2017

My friend, who has a condo in Old Saybrook, loves this place. We had a late lunch and had, of course, a pizza, which had a wonderful thin crust. The place was almost empty so we chatted with our waitress who is applying to medical...More

1  Thank thasler
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Started with the butternut squash and apple soup which was delicious, and had the small plate of spaghetti and meatballs. The service is wonderful and the servers are knowledgeable. The specials are interesting too. Ambience is wonderful, good for families too.

Thank Teenzone
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Whether you want pizza Or Italian gourmet selections, this is the right place to go. Fresh bread, pasta, excellent meats and seafood selections. Nice wine list. Can get crowded so make a reservation. An upbeat environment and attentive staff. You must try it!

Thank debrapal
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
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17:00 - 21:00
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17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1654 Boston Post Road, 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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