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 were simply blown away by the menu selections, the food quality, but probably most on the service. Ron was our server and was incredibly knowledgeable and engaging. Each course was better than the one before and it was spaced out perfectly (we were there just over two hours).
While waiting for our table we sat at the bar, and I was surprised they didn't have a cocktail menu, I always enjoy looking at the suggestions at various restaurants, and was slightly taken a back that a restaurant of such a high caliber didn't offer one. The other reason I gave it four versus five stars, and really the main reason, was the seating. The tables were VERY small, and very short (can't cross your legs under the table). We had two appetizers on our table, and had to hold our menus as there wasn't enough room.
Even with that, however, it would not dissuade us from returning. It was a phenomenal meal, and I cannot wait to go back!