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Al Forno

34 Anzac Street | Takapuna, Takapuna, Auckland 0622, New Zealand
+64 9-488 0179
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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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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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Al Forno
1. The Bruschetta is a must!
"Yum! The best meal I have had in our whole holiday!"
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2. Vegan & Gluten Free options
"catering to 3 vegans and a vegetarian!  Very impressed"
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3. Best Italian in Town
"such a good Italian restaurant"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a joy! Excellent service (sadly lacking in many restaurants), knowledgable, professional, warm and welcoming Delicious food, excellent drink menu So thrilled our friends have introduced us to this little gem We will be back Thank you Al Forno

Thank JenClem14
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is amazing in every way. Right from when you walk in the door it feels like you've been transported to Italy. The music really sets the mood, and the staff are amazing. The food is absolutely divine - the hard bit is choosing...More

Thank Alana M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had bruschetta, tortellini di pollo and pizza. All really delicious, the best Italian we have tasted. The place was full and lively and run like a machine. Professional friendly service with amazing food, what more could you want? Our new favourite place 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Thank Kathryn F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a pizza, lasagna and a bruschetta (huge size) and they were all great in taste, look and size! Friendly staff and good location. You can use the AT car park at the back so it's convenient to get there and park.

Thank Arash V
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

We dined as a family (all adults) and every one of the 7 of us enjoyed an amazing meal. We all ordered different items and all of our plates were finished. Lovely service and beautiful food.

Thank Overtoosoon
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

It was a nice place with good food. The portions were large. The flavours we well put together. Worth a visit if you feel like Italian.

Thank Ambassador708756
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

Al Forno is an institution. Therefore, superb, exciting service, totally consistent food standards - and great staff. a buzz every time.

Thank PhilS2966
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Al Forno is a nice and excellent Italian restaurant which propose super pasta on their menu! Also the wooden pizza 🍕 are great to share as starter. The kids loved their spaghetti bolognese from their kids menu.

Thank Moetu L
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Booked a table for 19.50hrs, everything was going great, until we were told we had 10mins to vacate our table at 21.30hrs, as the table was booked for another party, we had not finished our drinks. Never in my life have I been told to...More

Thank edhamiltom63
Al F, General Manager at Al Forno, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2018

Hi Mr Hamilton, thanks for your feedback. We appreciate you taking the time to reach out and share your feedback with us. Occasionally we make back to back reservations and this is standard practice within the industry. We ensure any time restrictions are explained to...More

Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

We come here each time we are in Takapuna visiting family. This weekend the gnocchi was the highlight, though in the past the market fish has been my favourite. The pizzas, and salads, are always fresh and tasty. And the children’s dishes are small versions...More

Thank Brigid G
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15 March 2017|
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Response from James M | Reviewed this property |
To be very honest. I don't know if they do allow BYO. But, they do have a pretty good wine list and from memory those wines really match the food. I would try the Chianti Classico Reserva. Only available by the bottle. Enjoy!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 24
Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
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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