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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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229 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Providence has many fine restaurants but for our money, year in and year out, Al Forno continues to be one of the best. But other folks think so too and it is usually very busy. Reservations for parties of less than 6 are not accepted (except on Valentines Day and for Brown graduation weekend (booked up a year in advance)).... More 

Thank Mike G
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

outstanding food, service, restrooms. The atmosphere was amazing but loud despite the loudness music was very good.

Thank acanterdale
Rhode Island
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you like arrogance without a smile or are comfortable being talked down to by people who have no clue about service unless they know you, then this is the place to be. So I am with my husband and another couple who are pregnant. They will accommodate the pregnant women's request but not my allergies. Make sure when you... More 

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east providence,rhode island
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

This restaurant is supposedly the originator of the "grilled" pizza. It is amazing, as is the rest of the menu. Can be very crowded on the weekend, so go early for a bar seat(the tables are very close together).

Thank pomodoro1
Boston, Massachusetts
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195 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We having been trying to get to Al Forno for years. We know that the restaurant doesn't take reservations. We were passing through Providence at about 4:00 PM, when it first opens, and were able to get a table. This restaurant lived up to its expectations with the food. We started with one of their signature pizzas with arugula pesto... More 

Thank gwardbeeler
North Scituate, Rhode Island
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100 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

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 15 November 2016

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 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

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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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

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 1 November 2016 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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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
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, 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?