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Al Forno

577 S Main St, Providence, RI 02903-4319
+1 401-273-9760
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good20%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“baked pasta” (13 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
577 S Main St, Providence, RI 02903-4319
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This place is in a kind of drab area that maybe is being transformed. I dunno. But, man, once you make it inside you'll be pleasantly surprised! I had met up with an old friend for dinner since she was in Providence. I was coming...More

Thank realBKW
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

we have been coming to Al Forno since it opened! Not once once in last 30 years this place had delivered anything but exceptional! Every time ! Every dish ! Food is outstanding ! If you want to impress someone, this is the place !...More

Thank Reddy E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Also Forno is another of R.I. restaurants, that serve up good food, and a good atmosphere. If your on a budget maybe try somewhere else. I like having business lunches as its comfortable for me and whomever I'm having lunch with. I'd recommend if your...More

Thank Tonya D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had been trying to get here for the last two years and finally made it yesterday (Saturday) when we combined it with two Historic New England Homes visits. Somewhat hard to get to because of all the new highway construction and the lack of...More

Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Have been going to Al Forno for years. My favorite restaurant by far. The pizza is made to perfection. Words always alone cannot describe it. Unlike any pizza elsewhere. My other favorite is clams Al Forno. The sauce is so good that after having the...More

Thank Wayne G
Reviewed 14 June 2017

1998 was our first visit to Al Forno, made it back to the area for the first time in 20 yrs, had to make a point of eating there again, it was wonderful food, service and atmosphere, a special treat! Perfect. Parking lot on premises...More

Thank RPCVvoyagers
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful restaurant! Sitting near the river you walk into a magical outdoor space that is perfect on a summer night. They don't take reservations so the wait can be long here. I had a delicious asparagus soup, the dirty steak, which is not...More

Thank James S
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Seven years ago, I dined at Al Forno and never forgot about it. I remembered the bubbling, amorphous uncut pizza that we pulled apart with hungry hands. Opportunity presented itself to return to Providence and I had only one thought - Al Forno. Our meal...More

Thank Daniel M
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Al Forno is by far our favorite spot in all of Providence, a city where it seems impossible to get a bad meal. The experience at Al Forno is one not to be missed. It is always worth the wait. The atmosphere is beautiful and...More

Thank Gregory B
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Every meal I have had here has been excellent. This is one of the original New American cuisines in Providence. It has lasted many years- and is still creative and worth the wait. Not usually a spot that you can just drop into with out...More

Thank riccomamagucci
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Questions & Answers
3 January 2017|
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Response from Marikate N | Reviewed this property |
They don't have gluten free pasta
Nick A
27 August 2016|
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Response from Colleen F | Reviewed this property |
no gluten free pizza
Lynn E
19 June 2016|
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Response from Racwoh | Reviewed this property |
Our party of three was about half an hour away when we called, and were seated as soon as we arrived.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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 St, Providence, RI 02903-4319
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Providence>  > Fox Point
  • Neighbourhood: Fox Point
  • Phone Number: +1 401-273-9760
  • E-mail
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