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“Late lunch with friends ”
Review of Al Forno

Al Forno
Ranked #85 of 997 Restaurants in Beirut
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$40
Description: After the huge success of its rustic homemade pastas and pizzas across the UAE, Kuwait & Bahrain, Al Forno, managed and franchised by Assaad Food & Beverage, makes its grand debut at Zaitunay Bay - Beirut in March 2015. With a mission to be the number one Italian casual dining restaurant for great-tasting Italian food and fresh quality, Al Forno is not only passionate about serving the full Italian cuisine experience, but is also committed to using high-quality ingredients, so that every diner can share remarkable moments over great taste of food. Al Forno caters to a diverse cluster of customers ranging from locals to expats with a wide array of menu selections including traditional delicacies such as soups, salads, appetizers, risottos and pastas. Al Forno, the house of Pastas & Pizzas!
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Description: After the huge success of its rustic homemade pastas and pizzas across the UAE, Kuwait & Bahrain, Al Forno, managed and franchised by Assaad Food & Beverage, makes its grand debut at Zaitunay Bay - Beirut in March 2015. With a mission to be the number one Italian casual dining restaurant for great-tasting Italian food and fresh quality, Al Forno is not only passionate about serving the full Italian cuisine experience, but is also committed to using high-quality ingredients, so that every diner can share remarkable moments over great taste of food. Al Forno caters to a diverse cluster of customers ranging from locals to expats with a wide array of menu selections including traditional delicacies such as soups, salads, appetizers, risottos and pastas. Al Forno, the house of Pastas & Pizzas!
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Nice welcoming good customer service great location extremely fresh salad, unbelievable pizza and mouth watering sweet, little bit high prices , recommended

Thank Nidal S
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

The food was really good there. We had ordered an appetizer that was late a bit- I mean just a few mins late- but the management was very kind to apologize many times and offered us a free dessert. Anyway, a good choice on Zaytuna Bay.

Thank Sabamx
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

When I arrived there were almost more staff than customers yet they stood about waiting for ages before I asked if someone was taking the order. Food passable. Unfortunately greater enjoyment of the meal was ruined by unsupervised and extremely noisy children at the next table.

Thank MasafiOne
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Reviewed 8 December 2017

I had lunch with my family at this restaurant and it was phenomenal. We ordered Quatro Fromaggi Pizza, Spaghetti with Meatballs and the Tagliatelle Alfredo. Every plate tasted perfect just the way it should be. The oven baked pizza was generously loaded with the expected four kinds of cheese and the dough was pleasant not so thin but not thick neither. The Tagliatelle reminded me of the one I had in Rome. It was fresh and cooked Al dente with fresh mushrooms and wasn't bathing in a thick creamy sauce like almost all places serve it here in Lebanon. The Spaghetti was also fresh and cooked Al dente bathing in a tasty tomato sauce while the big meatballs (not kafta) were exceptionally tasty. Before all that we were offered a complimentary delicious hot bread that we dipped in olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Portions were good and prices are acceptable. The service was great as the waiters were really attentive and friendly.

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Thank Osman B
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

Situated in Zaytouna Bay with a large terrace overlooking the port. That is really a plus especially during the sunny season.

The menu is pretty simple with all the Italian classics. Pizza, Pasta, salad, a couple of steaks and fish dishes. The menu has photos of the dishes, you will get what you see.
The food is ok, there are better Italian restaurants in Beirut.
The Chicken Milanese was very dry even when the lemon was squeezed on it. Pizza looked good and the pasta dishes of my friends were tasty.

Service is very average like in a lot of places in Beirut nowadays. Young waiters and waitresses that are not trained or supervised and do not really know the menu have difficulties recommending dishes and most importantly do not advise you of what is not available on the menu. So of course after choosing what wanted I got the news.

Not sure if we would go back again.

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Thank Sabaudia73
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