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Al Forno

34 Anzac Street | Takapuna, Takapuna 0622, New Zealand
+64 9-488 0179
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“veal” (8 reviews)
“gelato” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
34 Anzac Street | Takapuna, Takapuna 0622, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Most Delicious Italian Food in Auckland! I dined here with my family for my graduation dinner and we all had a great time. Their staff are friendly and provide excellent service, they were all happy to have a chat when they came to the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Have come to love our date night experience at Al Forno before the movie. Wonder pizza's and Italian Salad. When we have splurged and gone for the steak, oh my, it was heaven. You won't be disappointed.

Thank BLBuckner
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Go here regularly with the family and the in laws. This is my Inlaws favourite restaurant. The food is very good, the pizzas and pastas are excellent , the tiramisu is also to die for. This is the best Italian food on the shore and...More

Thank Sean H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hi have to say I reviewed Al Forno in May 2017 after Maria the previous owner left and I visited 3 times and the service was off. So I reviewed it accordingly. Have to say after re-visiting they have turned around the service and improved,...More

Thank 3ofusAuckland
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Great little Italian restaurant with awesome service. The team were attentive and looked after us. Recommend this restaurant if you're in the area.

1  Thank Phil M
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Excellent food. Great Service. I had the blue cheese and leek gnocchi, it was superb. Will definetly be coming back.

1  Thank hunz44
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Still my favorite Italian in Auckland. The special pasta was tasty and the service as always friendly. The new owners are keeping everything superb! Highly recommend the calamari!

1  Thank traceyd483
Dan_nz100, Owner at Al Forno, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2017

Hi Traceyd483, thanks for your feedback. I'm pleased your enjoyed the Spaghetti Al Vongole, it's certainly one of the favorites. We look forward to seeing again soon. Grazi

Reviewed 4 June 2017

I haven't been to Al Forno for years as haven't been impressed in the past but have read the great reviews recently so thought we ought to give it another try. Unfortunately nothing has changed. The food was pretty ordinary and not at all authentic...More

1  Thank GoKiwi4
Al F, Owner at Al Forno, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Hi GoKiwi4, its great to hear you enjoyed the service and our delicious soup. We consistently received great feedback about our meals and our regulars continue to tell us “Don’t change the menu”. We appreciate that some of our menu items are not to everyones...More

Reviewed 3 June 2017

The best part of the experience in this restaurant is the staff - they are wonderful ! The spaghetti aglio e olio was perfectly al dente and beautifully balanced ! The beer selection with a new craft beer section is very tantalising, and the recommended...More

Thank Venkatraman B
Reviewed 1 June 2017

We've been dining here for years and have always enjoyed our experience, be it with the family or with friends or just an intimate dinner for my partner and I. It was great to meet the new owners Dan and Derek, who are doing a...More

Thank joshuag206
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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
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  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$37
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 Anzac Street | Takapuna, Takapuna 0622, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Takapuna
  • Phone Number: +64 9-488 0179
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