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Al Forno

34 Anzac Street | Takapuna, Takapuna, Auckland 0622, New Zealand
+64 9-488 0179
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“pizza” (39 reviews)
“veal” (8 reviews)
“tiramisu” (8 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Italian, Pizza, European, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
34 Anzac Street | Takapuna, Takapuna, Auckland 0622, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were a party of 6 and 2 kids. After ordering 4 beers, one bottle of wine, 3 pizzas, one pasta dish, one kids meal, we were told that we needed to order more, because they only do one dish per person! No mention of...More

1  Thank Patrícia C
Al F, Owner at Al Forno, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Patricia. Thanks for the feedback it’s always good to get feedback regardless of its nature. We did explain to your table that four meals for eight guests was not sufficient at which point your table increased its order. I’m sure most people would agree...More

Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Food and service is excellent. Staff are very friendly (and italian). explained what their specials were and food was served quickly. We had pizza and what was being brought to other tables looked delicious Could not fit any dessert in but the choices were amazing....More

Thank Narelle R
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

This place is amazing. The staff are friendly and the food is so yum. Delicious generous cocktails. Will definately visit again.

Thank smyrfie
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

Food and service was fantastic. Had the prawn cocktail which was so refreshing followed by the gnocchi with bolognese sauce. Great selection of wines also. Will be back!!

Thank kellfm
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Went without booking in the hope of getting a table. Managed to get one of the last inside tables. Noticed afterwards that they made every effort to find seating for new arrivals. Treated us like guests in their home. Food all good. I loved their...More

Thank RossAnderson
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Brilliant food and great service...so glad I discovered this place. Rang the very next day to order takeaway

Thank tiddlesmango
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

We were here as a group of 5 with a reservation as Saturday night was packed. Obviously popular with locals. Very attentive service and knowledgeable server. Food was well presented and delicious. I had veal Marsala and it was fabulous. Accompanying vegetables cooked perfectly. No...More

Thank Kara M
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Dinner for 2 last night. We were given the dreaded table by the door - think cigarette smoke and breeze. Asked for the next table (3 seater) but we were told it was reserved. A few minutes later 2 guys walked in, asked for a...More

2  Thank oliveoilthyme
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

As it is our ladt few days in auckland we had to go back to one of our favorite spots in auckland.My wife who is really stacking on the pounds wanted to have one more proper meal before we put her on a diet and...More

Thank greg b
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Once again AL Forno gave us a wonderful dining experience! Highly recommend the special pasta and the calamari! Make sure you book as it is a very popular place.

Thank traceyd483
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15 March 2017|
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Response from James M | Reviewed this property |
To be very honest. I don't know if they do allow BYO. But, they do have a pretty good wine list and from memory those wines really match the food. I would try the Chianti Classico Reserva. Only available by the bottle. Enjoy!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$34
Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Groups, 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
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 Anzac Street | Takapuna, Takapuna, Auckland 0622, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  North Shore  >  Takapuna
  • Phone Number: +64 9-488 0179
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Al Forno Italian Restaurant in Auckland serves traditional Italian dishes along with a excellent selection of wine, beer and non alcoholic beverages.
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