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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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“pasta” (18 reviews)
“gelato” (4 reviews)
Mediterranean, Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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34 Anzac Street | Takapuna, Takapuna, Auckland 0622, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Al Forno in Takapuna is such a good Italian restaurant Great menu Very good Italian food and pizzas Nice wine menu Lovely staff Very good vibe

Thank Brycee10
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Not a big fan of Italian but Im now a changed diner... Place was packed to the rafters but plenty of space between tables. Service was prompt and food was fab. Great value for money compared to here in Ireland and the fact that you...More

Thank everlovin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When I booked from overseas I had in mind a great place to hang out on a cold evening for a long awaited family reunion and celebration.  Am so pleased I found Al Forno - it was everything I was looking for and more.  The...More

1  Thank pinacolada24
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yum! The best meal I have had in our whole holiday! Six of us all enjoyed our meal so much. We shared a yummy bruschetta pizza bread. I had the Scallopine Marsala and it was just fantastic. Others had the seafood crepe, seafood marinara and...More

1  Thank debcol25
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Even Beyond Excellent doesn't describe this place. We decided to try Al Forno because two of the family members in our group had enjoyed their visit a couple of months prior. The manner and attitude of the brilliant owner and his staff was beyond excellent....More

1  Thank john j
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We dined here last night. We hadn’t been for a while, and there were a few new dishes on the menu, and a few specials. We tried the bruschetta pizza bread, gnocchi and a risotto. Wow! Loved it. Loved the gnocchi, my partner loved the...More

1  Thank Linda W
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Lovely café off Ponsonby Road. Rustic Italian for wonderful breakfast, pies, cakes sandwiches etc in display cabinet. Superb bakery for your bread to go and frozen food cabinet for excellent soups and the ubiquitous lasagne.

Thank Ian B
Al F, Owner at Al Forno, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

Hi Ian, thanks for the great review but i suspect it was meant for our friends over in Ponsonby called El Forno. It might pay to remove from Al Forno and resubmit under the correct Italian eaterie. Grazie.

Reviewed 3 April 2018

Our family of 5 (all adults) ordered take-away dinners twice from Al Forno within the past month and, on both occasions, all of us were very pleased with the experience. The menu is extensive, the food is very good and the prices are fair and...More

1  Thank Jacques D
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Have tried a couple of times to get there. Made it last night. From contact at town of booking to paying for our dinner everything first class. Seems to be always busy. Highly recommended.

1  Thank Rod d
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

Really impressed with Al Forno and the menu offering. Always busy. Dan and his team have done a fantastic job over the last 12 months. Have been back a couple of times. Must visit in Takapuna

1  Thank Alan G
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15 March 2017|
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Response from TMRussel | Reviewed this property |
No they don’t. But Athena (Italian Restaurant in Milford) does. Food is good there.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 32
Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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