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Al Forno

Certificate of Excellence
Fox Point
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577 S. Main Street, Providence, RI 02903
+1 401-273-9760
Tue - Fri 17:00 - 22:00
Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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North Scituate, Rhode Island
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98 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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 2 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 

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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 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago 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 28 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 27 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 

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New York
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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 

Thank TravelinNice
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Grilled pizza very good and pumpkin soup spectacular. Although they don't take reservations for small parties, we called when leaving out hotel and they put us on the waiting list. Good ingredients and great execution. They should be ranked higher

Thank Joseph D
London, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

My husband took me to Al Forno for my birthday. We enjoyed a pizza appetizer, split an entree and desert. It was all so wonderful I didn't want to stop eating. Our waitress was great - professional and friendly. The GPS wasn't very clear on the location so just be prepared. We'll visit again - but next time will not... 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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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 Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • 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?