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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” (152 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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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been dining here over a 17 year span and it still has the tastiest pizzas and pastries ever. They have an extensive menu with good food but honestly the best things are the pizza (margarita) and their fruit tarts. Their marinara is magical. The...More

Thank sparty76
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Any local will tell you that Al Forno has been a highly acclaimed spot for many years. Creative food, gourmet pizza, before the trend, and top notch service. Well, unfortunately this jewel has lost a lot of it's sparkle. Our large party had a reservation...More

2  Thank TripMember111016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being from a family of foodies and professional chefs, we were extremely excited to try Al Forno and were ecstatic after several attempts to finally secure a reservation. We made a reservation for a party of 10 to celebrate a milestone birthday this past Thursday....More

1  Thank Stacey P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was very busy on a Thursday (45 minute wait) so we almost left, and thank goodness we didn't! If you like thin crust pizza, this is as good as it gets. We also had a ravioli dish which was awesome. They make all...More

Thank GaitedFan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm not exagerating, this was the best meal we have had in the states in at least 5 years. We stopped by on a Thursday night around 7:30 without a reservation. The restaurant was very busy but this was not a problem. My wife had...More

Thank scottbQ5776KC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really good regionally inspired, seasonal Italian food. Great old-style pizza, generous drinks and terrific desserts. You're going to wait, but it's worth it. Yum. We've been here almost every time we go to Providence. Likely the best restaurant in town.

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I visited Al Forno recently on a Saturday evening, based on its reputation for great grilled pizzas. We were not disappointed. While the entire menu looked impressive enough to consider return visits next time we’re in Providence, we went with the pizza....More

Thank John V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had been to Al Forno years ago and expected a more tired, dated version of the place. How wrong I was. There was a real energy starting with the staff who were all helpful, friendly and enthusiastic. Menu showed chefs like to mix things up...More

Thank kevinjmonaghan
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Reviewed 16 August 2017 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

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 August 2017

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
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Questions & Answers
3 January 2017|
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Response from Marikate N | Reviewed this property |
They don't have gluten free pasta
Nick A
28 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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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