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Al Forno Restaurant
Italian Restaurant$$
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577 S Main St Providence, RI 02903
577 S Main StUSRIProvidence02903
(401) 273-9760alforno.com
$$Italian RestaurantToday Closed
Monday ClosedTuesday 5:00 – 10:00 pmWednesday 5:00 – 10:00 pmThursday 5:00 – 10:00 pmFriday 5:00 – 10:00 pmSaturday 4:00 – 10:00 pmSunday Closed
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This upscale ristorante adds local touches to grilled pizzas, pastas & wood-fired mains.- Google
People talk about baked pasta, organic mixed greens, grilled pizza margarita, johanne killeen and ice cream sandwich
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Frank Rossi
reviewed 5 months ago
I thought the food was OK at Best. I had a problem with the Pasta Fagioli, the beans were not cooked and when I asked them to take it away there was no problem but it was on my bill. I asked the waitress and she said " I know I talked the people down stairs and they said " you ordered it so you have to pay for it" My daughter and I were both shocked with the food and the attitude especially for an 83.00 meal.The experience was so bad That it remined me of 2 other bad experiences with food at such a high price and a restuarant with such a reputation, !st Don Jose on the hill and 2nd was Don Shulas Steak house in Manhatten. All three were VERY BAD.
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Justin Kemp
reviewed a year ago
Ok so last night my wife and I went to Al Forno for our 1 year wedding anniversary and we could not make reservations so we just went there. When we got there we had asked if we could have table for 2 and they said we have 1 table available and you will have to be done within 1 hour because it was reserved for another party. Now I am saying to myself I thought they did not take reservations for parties less that 6. This table was off on its own and only sat 4 people max. Anyhow the point is that they put us at a table that was referred to as the CHEFS table. What a joke! Boy were they right about that. The table was basically the worst table in the place because it was in the kitchen. We felt like we were total outcasts and we should have started to help the waiters out by taking orders out to tables. I eat out 320 days out of the year and I am very familiar with fine dinning and this place was one of the worst experiences we've ever had in our life. Note to the owner: Don't try to increase the seating capacity by putting your customers in the kitchen at the "chefs table" on the second floor because it is just very bad for business. My wife and I will never go there again and we will never suggest anyone else to go there either.
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Meaghan Ladd
reviewed a year ago
Headed to Providence with our college-bound child last weekend. Had been advised to make Al Forno a top priority so attempted to make our way there on a very rainy, heavily trafficked Friday evening and got hopelessly lost after being misdirected by the Concierge at our hotel. Called Al Forno,because even our GPS/iphones were confused,and not only did they patiently direct us to their amazing restaurant,but they held a table for us,as well. Marie,from Al Forno,literally stayed on the line with us on a busy Friday evening until we got our bearings. Unbelievable. We finally arrived to enjoy a charming, relaxed restaurant, gracious staff and absolutely delicious food. And despite huge turnover,we were never rushed;a combination that is next to impossible to find. Thrilled that we can become "regulars" over the next 4 years!
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Bill McCurdy
reviewed 9 months ago
Simply amazing. Showed up at 6pm on a Saturday thinking that would be early enough to get a table...we were wrong. We ended up sitting at the bar after a short wait which turned out to be a lot of fun. The bar also serves the full menu so you are not missing much other than elbow room. Al Forno opens at 4pm on Saturday, I'd advise you to get there not soon after. No reservation unless you have 6 or more in your party. The pizza was the best Ive ever had. The famous Dirty Steak (grilled directly on the coals) was simply amazing and outstanding bread pudding. We loved everything from the food to the staff. Couldnt have asked for a better night.
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Brandon Padilla
reviewed 6 months ago
Coming from the food capital of the world, New Orleans this place is amazing... Would give five stars but very few restaurants get that...food and service on point..will be back to explore menu
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Robert Edwardson
reviewed a month ago
The food is very, very good.