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Al Forno

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34 Anzac Street | Takapuna, Takapuna, New Zealand
+64 9-488 0179
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17:00 - 11:00
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Tue - Sun 17:00 - 11:00
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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147 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for a friend's birthday. The service was excellent. The portions a generous and the food was delicious. A hidden gem in Takapuna.

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Thank Chapstar
Auckland, New Zealand
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This places never fails us. The owners are superb and look after their customers. They are friendly and efficient and will always find a seat for you - no matter how busy they are. Food and Wine Menus are extensive- choices are hard, so many outstanding choices. Pizza oven is fab, ambience is superb (always busy), and we always leave... More 

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Thank TMRussel
Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Been a number of times and always an outstanding meal. Is the place we take visitors to Takapuna to as it always high quality and wonderful atmosphere.

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Thank Katrina H
Auckland, New Zealand
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210 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here one night without a reservation and the staff were so friendly. They absolutely tried their best to accommodate us and did so - there's a reason this place is always booked out! We ate pasta and it was excellent - I had the prawns and it was a generous serve with lots of prawns. My friend had... More 

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Thank mckje885
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We shared a relevant experience at this restaurant and were stunned by how busy it was. The Pasta was stunning there were four of us all choosing different dishes. My fish was well served, not over covered in sauce but great eating

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Thank Brookesanna
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always an enjoyable dining experience , the food is always a high standard , great selection of wine to match . The service is always attentive and friendly , Mario adds his own style with humour .Will be back

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Thank 556a
Auckland, New Zealand
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105 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is always tasty and fresh, they have a good selection of wine, the prices are reasonable, the service friendly and attentive and I keep coming back time after time and they never fail to please. I can highly recommend the Chicken parmigiana and the Crème brûlée..

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Thank Dan_nz100
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I read other reviews before going and they pretty good so decided to give it a go and it lived up to all the hype. Fantastic service and beautiful food. Highly recommend.

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Thank andrew r
Newcastle, Australia
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

We were unable to dine here because it was so busy and we didn't book, so we went the next night instead. We were glad we did. The food was fabulous, very tasty and beautiful to look at. Very generous servings, and the staff were very friendly and professional. Definitely give this restaurant a try.

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Thank Angie S
Auckland, New Zealand
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

For an extremely busy restaurant they do very well at getting the customer feed in a timely manner. The food was yummy and full of flavour. Will be back again!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 11:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 11:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 11:00
Thursday
17:00 - 11:00
Friday
17:00 - 11:00
Saturday
17:00 - 11:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 Anzac Street | Takapuna, Takapuna, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Takapuna
  • Phone Number: +64 9-488 0179

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?