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Al Forno

577 S Main St, Providence, RI 02903-4319
+1 401-273-9760
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good20%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (165 reviews)
“baked pasta” (14 reviews)
“duck bacon” (7 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
577 S Main St, Providence, RI 02903-4319
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Reviewed 8 February 2018

Having already visited Providence once in 2016, Bob & Timmy’s Grilled Pizza then closed for the 4th of July weekend and subsequently permanently shuttered to make way for Timmy's Legendary Grilled Pizza which was inexplicably closed on a Friday in January of 2018, it was...More

2  Thank Michael U
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

Amazing Italian food in a nice environment. Highly recommend the pizza and baked pasta. Portions were big- definitely a place you could do family style!

Thank Benjamin B
Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

Al Forno is, as it has been for over 30 years, the finest restaurant in New England. Pretenders come and go, each having a following, but none produce the innovative and painstakingly put together menu or the consistent excellence. Al Forno, like the Patriots have...More

3  Thank Dodger29
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Al Forno is consistently remarkable! I’ve been dinning there for 40 years and have never been disappointed. From pizza and a cocktail at one of the bars or a special dinner, I’m always delighted.

Thank Betty A I
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

As everyone who is anyone in Providence knows... parties of 2 or 4... very difficult to get in to this place. However... when it is possible... WORTH THE WAIT ALL DAY LONG. Tremendous food. All of it. Apps. Pizzas Salads. Mains. Pasta. Absolutely fantastic. And...More

1  Thank Toni D
Reviewed 17 January 2018

Ok, so I almost don't want to write a review about Al Forno's because it's so hard to get into, but it is so worth the wait. They don't take reservations, well they do for parties of 6 or more. They open at 4:00 on...More

Thank RubySlippers62
Reviewed 16 January 2018

We were here for work, so I have no idea of the cost for the meal, but mains were approximately $30. My boss decided to go for pizza's for starters, which may have been overdoing it, but they were delicious. I shared two mains with...More

Thank Emma_A_G2012
Reviewed 3 January 2018

What had been a favorite restaurant in the 80s has lost its magic. We've tried it three times in last few months, and have walked away disappointed every time. Last night the linguine with egg, pancetta, and arugula was not only not good, it left...More

Thank PutneyVT
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

There were four of us at a round table upstairs in the first room on the left) after the bar. There are two small rooms with quite a few tables close by. There were a lot of people in the small room. It was SO...More

Thank Bobbie W
Reviewed 7 December 2017

We were a party of four so no reservations. Seated at a table in the Bar area, which was noisy and not conducive to relaxed conversation. Also right next to. Booth then bathroom doors and the handicapped entrance. For a restaurant in this price range,...More

Thank Bev B
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3 January 2017|
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Response from Marikate N | Reviewed this property |
They don't have gluten free pasta
Nick A
28 August 2016|
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Response from Colleen F | Reviewed this property |
no gluten free pizza
Lynn E
19 June 2016|
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Response from Racwoh | Reviewed this property |
Our party of three was about half an hour away when we called, and were seated as soon as we arrived.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
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