Al Forno

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5 reviews
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34 Anzac Street,

(09) 488 0179

Al Forno Information

Al Forno Restaurant is Takapuna's latest restaurant offering quality, affordable italian food in a relaxed setting.

Next time you're in Takapuna, try Al Forno's exceptional wood-fired pizza.

Opening Hours
Tue - Fri: 11.00-24.00
Sat, Sun: 7.00-23.30
Avg Food Spend
$$$ per person
Food Info
Take Away Service
Children welcome

Kids Menu
Outdoor Area
Streetside outdoor seating
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Disabled Facilities
Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilets

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Last week I was back at Al Forno for the first time since the new owners took over. I was glad to see that the place was packed on a Tuesday night and it still had a lively buzz. Food was delicious, especially the savoury pancakes (we tried the chicken and the seafood options) which we hadn't ordered before.
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Al Forno seems to have a full house almost every night of the week and when we visited it didn't disappoint. If you want a traditional Italian meal and a friendly atmosphere where everyone feels comfortable then it's a great place to go. The garlic or parmesan pizza bread to start is hot and delicious, and everyone in our part of ten enjoyed their mains. The steaks were well cooked, the spaghetti Bolognese perfect and most of those who ordered pasta devoured the whole plate. If you don't finish the staff are happy to box it up for lunch the next day - yum!
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Reviewer chicksta
a few nights ago i went to dinner with my friend to this restaurant that had been recommended to me by others. me and my friend both had the Fettuccine Al Forno for main and the home made Tiramisu for dessert as well Lemoncello and were exceptionally pleased with the meal. it was very appetizing and the portion was very generous and is definitely worth the money. staff and service were also very kind and welcoming. i definitely recommend this restaurant to all =]
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Reviewer ohrid
The first time me and my family visited Al forno restaurant was nearly month ago. We were impressed with its wood fired oven which you can barely see in New Zealand and we decided to try it. My husband had prossuito, i had Calzone and the kids had vegetarian pizzas.It was very tasty and rich and reminded us of the pizzas we ate in Vicenza,italy.The service was great,very friendly people,nice atmosphere and we decided that that is the restaurant we want to go and recommend to our friends.Last week we have been there for dinner with friends and this time we had Bistecca aglio ,king prawns and some other delicious dishes from the menu and I was supprised with the taste and how generous the dishes are.Also I have to mention the delicious Tiramisu and gelato.we had very good service again and the prices are very reasonable and fair for the amount of food on the plate.Highly recommended!!!!!Cathy
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Reviewer glasshalffull
My partner and I tried Al Forno for the first time last night before catching a movie.
I'd seen and heard little about Al Forno except that they had a really good wood-fired pizza offering - that they did.
The italian staff add to the authenticity of the place, and with a good selection of wine and beer (including Peroni), as pizza goes, the Takapuna dining scene has a welcome addition.
I had the Calzone and my partner had the casa nostre - both massive and chock full of fresh, tasty ingredients made in their wood fired oven.
Bit expensive for simple pizza and I'm glad I hadn't ordered anything from the other side of the meal because people seemed to be waiting for ages - but we were happy!
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