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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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“pizza” (149 reviews)
“baked pasta” (13 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
577 S Main St, Providence, RI 02903-4319
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

All I can say is this place is a SALT LICK. Everything is covered in tons of salt. Service is slow and the drinks are terrible. Heard such great things so my husband and I went and thought it was terrible. We will never go...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall a good experience. We went on a Wednesday night around 6pm (2 of us) and were seated right away which was great. Service was exceptional. The catch--the food is really fresh (pizza was fantastic)--but most of what we got was just good, not great....More

Thank kes43
Reviewed 3 weeks 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

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Reviewed 4 weeks 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 12 July 2017 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 9 July 2017

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
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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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
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
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