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Al Forno

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34 Anzac Street | Takapuna, Takapuna 0622, New Zealand
+64 9-488 0179
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17:00 - 23:00
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Tue - Sun 17:00 - 23:00
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food, great service and all at a good price. Free desert because we had to wait 5mins. Really fantastic Italian food.

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Thank tiddlesmango
Wellington
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food, good service. It was busy but not too noisy. Interesting menu.Booking essential as we went on a midweek evening and had to go early, or after 8-00.

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Thank DavidEWellington
Wellington, New Zealand
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the most fabulous Italian food and service I have had in NZ. The service is great and the Team very welcoming and informative about the menu. The highlight for me was the aglio e olio, it was delicious and authentic Absolutely recommend this place

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1 Thank Paul S
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Long standing regulars who booked here for Saturday and despite tables being available got the dreaded swinging kitchen door - dunny access table. Here's a tip for the new owners, it was obvious we were regulars from the way we engaged with the previous owners. And, we'd taken time out to book. So, a better seating placement would have been... More 

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Thank J P
Auckland, New Zealand
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful Italian food - authentic, loved the family type atmosphere and the banter that went on between the relatives working in the restaurant. Laughed a lot, was made very welcome and food was exceptional.

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1 Thank LindaGuirey
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Always great food friendly owners and staff always make you welcome and even when you have not booked they will always try and fit you in. The atmosphere is authentic Italian!

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1 Thank craw4dfam
Takapuna, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Al Forno is everything you could want in a neighbourhood Italian restaurant. Consistently busy, bustling, delicious food and great service. We always get a fantastic welcome from Maria the proprietor. We usually sit outside where our well-behaved Labrador is made to feel welcome too. Maria always spoils her with a piece of pancetta. The menu has all the staples you'd... More 

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1 Thank PumpyCat
Olten, Switzerland
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61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

One of the best rated Italian restaurants in Takapuna. Its always dependable. Not sure it any of the staff are actually italian, but who cares, its Takapuna. The pizzas are recommended

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1 Thank Rich_dw_chnz
Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We have been a number of times and always had great food, great atmosphere, friendly wait staff and a fun experience. They have been accomodating with special requirements for seating for family.

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1 Thank Steven R
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Fresh, exciting dishes. Wonderful garlic bread Food served hot Staff fun and helpful Make a reservation, this restaurant is busy

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1 Thank Janice S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 Anzac Street | Takapuna, Takapuna 0622, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Takapuna
  • Phone Number: +64 9-488 0179

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?