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Al Forno

Certificate of Excellence
Fox Point
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577 S. Main Street, Providence, RI 02903
+1 401-273-9760
17:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Fri 17:00 - 22:00
Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Cranston, Rhode Island
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food at Al Forno was very good. However, the seating is extremely tight which lends itself to a very loud atmosphere

Thank Megan D
North Attleboro, Massachusetts
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159 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Al Forno has been around for a long time and I'm sure staff has changed so there have been some ups and downs. So we are always hoping that the next visit will hold up to expectations. My wife and I dined on a weeknight and split the calamari, a caesar salad and a margherita pizza. Calamari is hit or... More 

Thank Ed_Kal99
New York City, New York
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146 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We heard a lot about Al Forno and decided to give it a try on a Friday. We,a party of 3, did not have reservation because they don't take any. So, we went over there but we were told that there is 2 hour wait. And, was also told that we could have given our name by calling to be... More 

Thank Sankarmukh
New York
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104 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Had heard for many years about AF and finally went there. The restaurant is very nicely decorated but the tables for 6 are somehow tight. Service was correct but not wow and the same applies to the food. The famous pizza at least to my taste buds was below average. Not crisp at all. The rest of the food was... More 

1 Thank Herman G
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245 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Providence has many fine restaurants but for our money, year in and year out, Al Forno continues to be one of the best. But other folks think so too and it is usually very busy. Reservations for parties of less than 6 are not accepted (except on Valentines Day and for Brown graduation weekend (booked up a year in advance)).... More 

Thank Mike G
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

outstanding food, service, restrooms. The atmosphere was amazing but loud despite the loudness music was very good.

Thank acanterdale
Rhode Island
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

If you like arrogance without a smile or are comfortable being talked down to by people who have no clue about service unless they know you, then this is the place to be. So I am with my husband and another couple who are pregnant. They will accommodate the pregnant women's request but not my allergies. Make sure when you... More 

2 Thank RPDD
east providence,rhode island
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This restaurant is supposedly the originator of the "grilled" pizza. It is amazing, as is the rest of the menu. Can be very crowded on the weekend, so go early for a bar seat(the tables are very close together).

Thank pomodoro1
Boston, Massachusetts
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195 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

We having been trying to get to Al Forno for years. We know that the restaurant doesn't take reservations. We were passing through Providence at about 4:00 PM, when it first opens, and were able to get a table. This restaurant lived up to its expectations with the food. We started with one of their signature pizzas with arugula pesto... More 

Thank gwardbeeler
North Scituate, Rhode Island
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105 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

I'm a native Rhode Islander. And when I think I want a great meal, I think Al Forno. I'm not going to lie, it's a busy place. You're going to wait. Sometimes you get lucky and can get in. The bar is decent and has some space where you can stand. But I take a crowded restaurant as a good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 577 S. Main Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Providence>  > Fox Point
  • Neighbourhood: Fox Point
  • Phone Number: +1 401-273-9760
telephone #401-273-9760Fodor's choice star rating

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