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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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Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“cannoli” (6 reviews)
“pizza” (45 reviews)
“bread” (20 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1654 Boston Post Road, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-1600
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1 - 10 of 121 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

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 2 weeks ago

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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Wayne P
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!

Reviewed 21 July 2017

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 10 August 2017

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

Reviewed 17 July 2017 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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
Description
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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