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Al Forno

577 S Main St, Providence, RI 02903-4319
+1 401-273-9760
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (174 reviews)
“baked pasta” (14 reviews)
“pea tendrils” (5 reviews)
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
577 S Main St, Providence, RI 02903-4319
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been here a couple of times over the past few months for business dinners. Both times did not disappoint. Had pizza and calamari for apps. They are famous for the pizza which I thought was good but not what I came for. The calimari...More

Thank Trivnewengland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ambience, food, drinks - all superb. Our waiter, though, seemed almost surprised we were there, and didn’t smile until desert. Other than that, I thoroughly recommend it as one of the best restaurants in Providence.

Thank USBrits
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visit Al Forno several times a year for family events. Well suited for larger parties, we enjoy the brisk atmosphere and demure decor. On the high end for Providence Prices, you will not be disappointed especially if you frequent similar quality in Boston. The...More

Thank providencerimassage
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

No reservations but 3 bars and friendly bartenders. We only waited about 40 minutes and had an appetizer and drink while waiting. The pizza is devine! We had a great bottle of red, the clams al Forno and margarita pizza. Wishing we had tried the...More

Thank Jenny_Lindwall
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had this place licked out on a visit to Providence after reading about it in the 1000 Things To Do Before You Die book. It was a great choice with excellent food and service. They don't take reservations except for parties of 6 or...More

Thank RKAustin
Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

Went to dinner with a local Providencian who said this place had great write ups. I can see why, the food was really good, I wish I could have tried a few other items. It was a little loud like a few people mentioned in...More

Thank mfs20
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

My colleagues and I were celebrating a significant achievement. What a perfect spot to do so. Pizza - delicious! Extremely thin crust with small amounts of topping cooked to perfection. Interestingly the pizza does not come cut you need to ask for that. Most folks...More

Thank PWDGolfers
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

We sat at the upstairs bar for dinner and had a great dinner....as usual. When we arrived the parking attendant was rude and acted like we were bothering him when we asked him where to park. We ignored it and moved on. When leaving the...More

Thank PatsFanSC
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Excellent! In an area where great Italian restaurants reign, this one stands out. Kyle at the bar was delightful and our dinner superb. The margarita pizza left nothing to be desired and the short ribs were fabulous but the cranberry tart was beyond amazing. Great...More

Thank Bonnie S
Reviewed 29 March 2018

We were able to get a reservation for 6 people for an anniversary dinner. We were seated upstairs with some other large groups. They were loud. But I cannot say enough about the food. It was fabulous! Shared a pizza Margarita and octopus salad. Ordered...More

Thank Leon L
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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, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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