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Al Forno

34 Anzac Street | Takapuna, Takapuna, Auckland 0622, New Zealand
+64 9-488 0179
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“pizza” (40 reviews)
“veal” (8 reviews)
“tiramisu” (8 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Italian, Pizza, European, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
34 Anzac Street | Takapuna, Takapuna, Auckland 0622, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great little authentic Italian Place. Highly recommended to all! Food was 10/10 and dessert was delicious. Great selection of red wine and an amazing atmosphere. Fills up fast however so make a booking before you head in!

1  Thank nandy1989
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Without doubt the new owners have maintained earlier standards and are to be congratulated on offering some of the best mediterranean food in Takapuna

Thank pierrerichterich
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was great, staff were nice and served quickly. Wine list had a good variety. Will definitely go back, not just for the food !

Thank Jessica1o1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For a few years now I’ve had a friend recommend to go here but just haven’t made around to actually doing so, but have dined all around everywhere else in takapuna. The food tonight was absolutely amazing. The stand out meal for me tonight was...More

1  Thank Kylie N
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

We were a party of 6 and 2 kids. After ordering 4 beers, one bottle of wine, 3 pizzas, one pasta dish, one kids meal, we were told that we needed to order more, because they only do one dish per person! No mention of...More

3  Thank Patrícia C
Al F, Owner at Al Forno, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2017

Hi Patricia. Thanks for the feedback it’s always good to get feedback regardless of its nature. We did explain to your table that four meals for eight guests was not sufficient at which point your table increased its order. I’m sure most people would agree...More

Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Food and service is excellent. Staff are very friendly (and italian). explained what their specials were and food was served quickly. We had pizza and what was being brought to other tables looked delicious Could not fit any dessert in but the choices were amazing....More

Thank Narelle R
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

This place is amazing. The staff are friendly and the food is so yum. Delicious generous cocktails. Will definately visit again.

Thank smyrfie
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

Food and service was fantastic. Had the prawn cocktail which was so refreshing followed by the gnocchi with bolognese sauce. Great selection of wines also. Will be back!!

Thank kellfm
Reviewed 14 November 2017

Went without booking in the hope of getting a table. Managed to get one of the last inside tables. Noticed afterwards that they made every effort to find seating for new arrivals. Treated us like guests in their home. Food all good. I loved their...More

Thank RossAnderson
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Brilliant food and great service...so glad I discovered this place. Rang the very next day to order takeaway

Thank tiddlesmango
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15 March 2017|
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Response from TMRussel | Reviewed this property |
No they don’t. But Athena (Italian Restaurant in Milford) does. Food is good there.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$34
Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 Anzac Street | Takapuna, Takapuna, Auckland 0622, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  North Shore  >  Takapuna
  • Phone Number: +64 9-488 0179
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Al Forno Italian Restaurant in Auckland serves traditional Italian dishes along with a excellent selection of wine, beer and non alcoholic beverages.
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