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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%
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“pizza” (147 reviews)
“baked pasta” (13 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
577 S Main St, Providence, RI 02903-4319
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been going to Al Forno for years. My favorite restaurant by far. The pizza is made to perfection. Words always alone cannot describe it. Unlike any pizza elsewhere. My other favorite is clams Al Forno. The sauce is so good that after having the...More

Thank Wayne G
Reviewed 1 week ago

1998 was our first visit to Al Forno, made it back to the area for the first time in 20 yrs, had to make a point of eating there again, it was wonderful food, service and atmosphere, a special treat! Perfect. Parking lot on premises...More

Thank RPCVvoyagers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful restaurant! Sitting near the river you walk into a magical outdoor space that is perfect on a summer night. They don't take reservations so the wait can be long here. I had a delicious asparagus soup, the dirty steak, which is not...More

Thank James S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Seven years ago, I dined at Al Forno and never forgot about it. I remembered the bubbling, amorphous uncut pizza that we pulled apart with hungry hands. Opportunity presented itself to return to Providence and I had only one thought - Al Forno. Our meal...More

Thank Daniel M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Al Forno is by far our favorite spot in all of Providence, a city where it seems impossible to get a bad meal. The experience at Al Forno is one not to be missed. It is always worth the wait. The atmosphere is beautiful and...More

Thank Gregory B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every meal I have had here has been excellent. This is one of the original New American cuisines in Providence. It has lasted many years- and is still creative and worth the wait. Not usually a spot that you can just drop into with out...More

Thank riccomamagucci
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every thing here is top notch, service, food, atmosphere! The pizza's are not to be missed. The pasta dishes are delicious, especially the Four Cheese Pasta. Entree's are all well prepared. And the deserts are out of this world! (Ordered with your entree) Johanne Killeen...More

Thank weathergoddess2014
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went there for a big family dinner. 10 of us all together. Everyone raved about their entrees. We were very impressed with the pizza, bolognese, zucchini fries and beers and frites. Like I said everything was wonderful. Please go. Enjoy!

Thank CAMBelden
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Enjoyed a wonderful meal 24 years after my last visit (I live almost 3 hrs away). Great Margarita pizza, baked pasta with asparagus & pancetta, beets & frites, incredible brownie ice cream sandwich & rhubarb babycake (there were 2 of us!). Hope it's not nearly...More

Thank Linda F
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

My husband and I have long wanted to go to Al Forno and finally planned to go. Although we were concerned about the lack of reservations, we called ahead and really had no wait on Friday night. It was a meal to remember and we...More

Thank Courtney W
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Does this restaurant serve gluten free pasta?
3 January 2017|
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Response from BobM1969 | Reviewed this property |
I am not certain. I saw no designation on the menu. I'm sorry!
Nick A
Do you serve gluten-free pasta or gluten-free pizza?
28 August 2016|
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Response from Colleen F | Reviewed this property |
no gluten free pizza
Lynn E
How much in advance can you call the restaurant to be put on a phone reservation list?
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, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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 St, Providence, RI 02903-4319
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Providence>  > Fox Point
  • Neighbourhood: Fox Point
  • Phone Number: +1 401-273-9760
  • E-mail
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