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Al Forno

577 S Main St, Providence, RI 02903-4319
+1 401-273-9760
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“pizza” (182 reviews)
“baked pasta” (15 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
577 S Main St, Providence, RI 02903-4319
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Reviewed November 12, 2017 via mobile

Good spot for Italian food that’s by the water. Came here on a weekend and was packed. Wait times were more than one hour. Got seats at the bar after waiting for a bit. There’s two levels and valet parking. Got the oysters, margarita pizza...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank vjays
Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere, great food! Portions were large, presentations, excellent! Originators of the wooden pizza ovens. Sample the pizza, worth the trip. Madison the server, terrific! The very bad news, the parking lot is a giant headache and puzzle. It’s a logistical nightmare... poor guy moving...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Missartsycraftsy
Reviewed October 27, 2017

The pumpkin pizza was delicious; the calamari was nothing to write home about, average. I had scallops and they were delicious but it was served with Brussels sprouts instead of the green beans listed and I was never told by the waiter. The waiter was...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Donna B
Reviewed October 25, 2017

Four of us shared several appetizers and main courses. All were outstanding. We has pumpkin pizza, meatballs, eggplant Al Forno, pasta, fish, and stuffed cabbage. I can recommend all of them.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Christine C
Reviewed October 14, 2017

Al Forno is one of my favorite restaurants for the food. The pumpkin pizza is a favorite as are the pasta and meat dishes. I do have a complaint about the size of the tables.....they are impossibly small and really diminish from the whole experience....More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank bmk1459
Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

Al Forno is an institution. The pizzas and the deserts cannot be beat... anywhere. The outdoor area in the summer is magical, as is the seasonally available corn pizza .

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank meglu
Reviewed October 6, 2017 via mobile

Ok, wasn't certain about going down to the waterfront but we did. Had a world class meal at Al Forno. Fantastic pizza appetizer and a drop dead pork chop. Great meal. Highly recommend eating here.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Bill M
Reviewed October 6, 2017 via mobile

I arrived approximately an hour after they opened and it was a 2 hr wait for a table. There are upstairs and downstairs bars which offer the full menu service (plus some bar-only items like made-to-order chips). The seating was a bit tight at the...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Dean_Amy-2004
Reviewed October 1, 2017

Service is terrific. Our servers - Jake and Gabe - were personable, friendly and helpful sorting through the menu. Grilled pizza is a fun appetizer. Fried Calamari with Arrabbiata sauce is one of the best we have ever had. Rigatoni with Veal Bolognese Parmigiano-reggiano really...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank FoodCritic89
Reviewed September 25, 2017 via mobile

Building and ambiance are amazing. Server was the most professional I have ever had. Apps and main course (stuffed rabbit) were very delicious. The DESSERT was out of this world. You have to order your desert at the same time as your entry because everything...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank iano802
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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
January 2, 2017|
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Response from marikaten | Reviewed this property |
They don't have gluten free pasta
August 27, 2016|
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Response from Colleen F | Reviewed this property |
no gluten free pizza
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 577 S Main St, Providence, RI 02903-4319
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Providence>  > Fox Point
  • Neighbourhood: Fox Point
  • Phone Number: +1 401-273-9760
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