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Al Forno

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34 Anzac Street | Takapuna, Takapuna, New Zealand
+64 9-488 0179
17:00 - 11:00
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Tue - Sun 17:00 - 11:00
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Newcastle, Australia
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank Angie S
Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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!

Thank flower2132
Level Contributor
266 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

My lovely wife, some friends and I dined there on Wednesday evening. It was as usual absolutely superb. The friendly waitress gave us water as soon as we sat down, took our drinks orders and waited patiently for our food orders. I ordered the scaloppini Marsala which was superb with veal cooked in a creamy sauce and perfectly cooked vegetables.... More 

Thank James M
Auckland, New Zealand
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112 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Recently dined at Al Forno and again had a great meal. We shared the pizza bread to start which was absolutely sensational. I had the fish of the day which was snapper and prawns as a main course and it was beautifully cooked and fresh. The others all had pasta - penne vegetarian and tortellini di pollo. They all raved... More 

Thank rustyharpoon11
Singapore, Singapore
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Love this place Have the veal Marsala - one of the best I have had Yum food all round Family run with great service Great Italian wines as well

Thank Colm671
Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I like your prosciutto pizza the best for me in New Zealand and not very expensive the boss very friendly

Thank gastonphil
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255 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

We enjoyed the quality of the food here and the warmth of the welcome from the proprietor added to the evening. Wait service is good. The menu options are pretty typical of an Italian restaurant in this area and prices for the food and the wine are reasonable. We will certainly return.

Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Great food, ambiance and service, was busy on a Tuesday evening tells you all. My wife's caprese salad was average but my Mussels were fantastic. Then my wife had the Veal Marsala, a very nice meal. My prawn pasta was also great. We each had a couple of glasses of a Primitivo red. A very good wine very reasonably priced.

Thank Marcoelblumos
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

It's the closest thing to my favourite in Sydney, it's genuine for sure, I don't know why I haven't held it up for approval before. Actually when I think about it I do know why and it doesn't really reflect on most people's dining experience. For the last fifteen years I have suffered terribly from mild panic attacks that are... More 

Thank ishlan
Whangaparaoa, New Zealand
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We were able to get a last minute reservation. The restaurant was busy, and the atmosphere great. There were 4 of us, and one toddler. A high chair was provided, and the table set with a small glass for the little one's water. All dishes were available in child sizes, my daughter loved her spaghetti bolognaise. The adults ordered mains... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 11:00
17:00 - 11:00
17:00 - 11:00
17:00 - 11:00
17:00 - 11:00
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?