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Al Forno

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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APPETIZERS‏
$3.00
$24.95
Grilled Pizza Margarita
Pomodoro, fresh herbs, two cheeses, extra virgin olive oil
$3.00
$24.95
Grilled Pizza Calamari
Crispy fried calamari, arrabbiata sauce, fresh herbs, two cheeses
$3.00
$24.95
Grilled Spicy Pizza
Pomodoro, fresh herbs, two cheeses, spicy oil
$3.00
$24.95
Grilled Pizza with Pepperoni
Pomodoro, fresh‏ herbs, two cheeses, extra virgin olive oil, pepperoni
$3.00
$24.95
Clams Al Forno (Spicy)
$3.00
$24.95
Fried Calamari
Arrabbiata sauce
$3.00
$24.95
Local Oysters on the Half-Shell
$3.00
$24.95
Traditional Bruschetta...a Classic!
Grilled house-baked bread, garlic rub, tuscan olive oil
$3.00
$24.95
Sliced Assorted Salamis with Spiced Olives
$3.00
$24.95
Antipasto Al Forno
Great for sharing!
PASTA
$19.95
$24.95
Baked Pasta
With tomato, cream and five cheeses
$19.95
$24.95
George's Toss-and-Tumble Cheater's Lasagne
Rib-eye meatballs, ricotta, pecorino romano, tomato sauce
$19.95
$24.95
Baked Pasta with Fresh Asparagus and Pancetta
Cream, five cheeses
$19.95
$24.95
Rigatoni with Veal Bolognese
Parmigiano-reggiano
$19.95
$24.95
Fresh Tagliatelle Alla Chitarra with Fresh Artichokes
Garlic, hot peppers, parmigiano-reggiano
$19.95
$24.95
House-Made Bread Gnocchi with Spicy Sausage Red Sauce
Parmigiano-reggiano
$19.95
$24.95
Handmade Ricotta Ravioli
Prosciutto, zucchini, black pepper, parmigiano-reggiano
$19.95
$24.95
Spaghettini with Roasted Clams
Arrabbiata sauce, onions, white wine, scallions
$19.95
$24.95
Linguine with Creamy Egg, Duck Bacon and Pea Tendrils
Parmigiano-reggiano, hot pepper flakes
$19.95
$24.95
Handmade Beef Short Rib Ravioli
Brown butter and sage, sauteed mushrooms, parmigiano-reggiano
SIDE DISHES‏
$8.95
$13.95
Al Forno Rib-Eye Meatballs and Tomato Sauce
$8.95
$13.95
Al Forno Mashed Potatoes
$8.95
$13.95
Roasted Seasonal Vegetables
$8.95
$13.95
Oven-Roasted Brussels Sprouts
$8.95
$13.95
Fried Zucchini
$8.95
$13.95
Grilled Zucchini
$8.95
$13.95
Shoestring Potatoes
$8.95
$13.95
Oven-Roasted Broccoli
$8.95
$13.95
Fried Cauliflower with Arrabbiata Sauce
$8.95
$13.95
Roasted Asparagus
WOOD GRILL AND ROAST
$23.95
$32.95
Wood-Grilled George's Bank Scallops
Roasted asparagus and fingerling potatoes, green olive-meyer lemon relish
$23.95
$32.95
Wood-Grilled Grass-Fed New York Strip Loin Steak
Roasted fingerling potatoes and artichokes, salsa verde, black olive mayonnaise
$23.95
$32.95
Confit and Roasted Crispy Duck Leg with Kumquat Marmalade
Roasted broccoli, potato gratin, red wine glaze
$23.95
$32.95
Wood-Grilled Berkshire Pork Chop and White Wine-Braised Shoulder
Al forno mashed potatoes, roasted broccoli
$23.95
$32.95
Wood-Grilled Lamb Rib Chop and Lamb Sausage with Pine Nuts
Harissa, roasted butternut squash, sauteed spinach, golden raisins
$23.95
$32.95
Roasted Hot Italian Sausages and Grapes
House-made sausages, balsamic reduction, al forno mashed potatoes
$23.95
$32.95
Wood-Grilled and Roasted Veggie Entree
Seasonal assortment of grilled and roasted vegetables, al forno mashed potatoes
$23.95
$32.95
Eggplant Al Forno with Fresh Mozzarella
Simple tomato sauce, parmigiano-reggiano
$23.95
$32.95
Wood-Grilled Fontina-Stuffed Chicken Breast
Sauteed local mushrooms, roasted brussels sprouts, prosciutto, al forno mashed potatoes
$23.95
$32.95
Pepper-Grilled Chicken Paillard with Peppers "Agro Dolce"
Mixed greens, balsamic onions, roasted peppers, parmigiano-reggiano
DESSERTS‏
$9.95
$19.95
Grand Cookie Finale (for 2 or More)
A lucious assortment of freshly baked cookies, chocolate truffles, warm chocolate-ricotta fritters and candied citrus peel.
$9.95
$19.95
Apple Crisptart (for 2)
$9.95
$19.95
Sicilian Ricotta and Date Tart (for 2)
$9.95
$19.95
Pear and Walnut Crisp (for 2)
$9.95
$19.95
Kumquat and Orange Meringue Tart (for 2)
$9.95
$19.95
Meyer Lemon Granita
$9.95
$19.95
Cinnamon Ice Cream Sandwich
Hand-churned ice cream with homemade nut brownies
$9.95
$19.95
Warm Chocolate-Filled Crepes with Crème Anglaise
Chocolate sauce, fresh whipped cream
$9.95
$19.95
Double Chocolate Cake with Fresh Whipped Cream
About
telephone #401-273-9760Fodor's choice star rating
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were invited to go to Al Forno with another couple who had been here before. I was surprised it was right across from the Hot Club, as I don't often think of this area of Providence when dining. There was free valet parking and...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank tblais6212
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing else to say. It’s worth the trip; the wait or whatever obstacle that may sway your opinion to visit another establishment.... hang in there. It’s worth it

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank cwll2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had not been to Alfornos in quite some time and we now know why. My wife and I finally got seated at the bar (upstairs) and ordered our drinks. Right from the start we were treated quite rudely by ( believe it or not)...More

Date of visit: January 2019
3  Thank tomcY8812SB
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went to Alforno many years ago and decided to try it again as I remember it being amazing. The special Pizza of the evening was very good however I have to say the beet and arugula salad was very small. For the price charged,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank leeleec11
Reviewed January 3, 2019 via mobile

For the last 39 years this has been in my opinion the best restaurant in a city of excellent restaurants. My sole gripe is that they don’t take reservations for parties under six persons. But a hint- you can call ahead and put your name...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank mgerhardt
Reviewed December 6, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in with a friend and had a wonderful dinner and evening. We ate at the upstairs bar and the food and service was superb. The pizzas were great, martinis stirred and service with a smile. The clam appetizer was a perfect combo with the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 705mitchr
Reviewed November 20, 2018

Ten of us were meeting in Providence to catch up and enjoy a nice dinner together so we selected Al Forno. We made a reservation (highly recommended no matter the size of your party) and were happy to find a parking lot dedicated to the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank misopiso88
Reviewed November 6, 2018

This restaurant came highly recommended as a local treasure. Our group felt somewhat special due to the fact that we were able to make reservations. It seems that they only take reservations for parties of six or larger and only on certain days. The wait...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank JBlanc197
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

Recently had the pleasure of eating at Al Forno during a work trip based on the recommendation of a local, who is a foodie. We had a small issue with figuring out where to park. We went without reservations, arriving just about 6pm. We sat...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank SandyDM72
Reviewed October 28, 2018

Our party of three arrived at 5:45 pm, we were told that there was a two-hour wait but could eat at the bar if available. We went upstairs ordered a drink and let the bartenders know that we would like a seat (important as the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Getaway789962
December 15, 2018|
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Response from Philip F | Reviewed this property |
they will take reservations for 6 or more persons, otherwise you can try to call in & put your name down so you don't have to stay there & wait. Once I had to wait close to 2 hours for a table of four. The other way to avoid... More
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Kimbagd
January 2, 2017|
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Response from marikaten | Reviewed this property |
They don't have gluten free pasta
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nickanthony45
August 27, 2016|
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Response from Colleen F | Reviewed this property |
no gluten free pizza
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