Cuisine: Italian, Pasta, Pizza
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+
Ranked: #13 of 108 restaurants in Auckland

In the heart of Takapuna, just a short walk from the beach and conveniently located next to a car park, Al Forno is great for large and small groups, family dining or an intimate dinner for two.

The atmosphere is inviting and warm, with rolling hills and Italian vineyards painted on the walls and a large wood-fire oven taking centre stage. Devour delicious wood-fired pizzas with an authentic Italian flavour from the wood-fire oven. A variety of toppings are on offer, with flavours and combinations to suit all. Mouth-watering seafood, meat and vegetarian pastas; 21-day- aged steak and free range chicken dishes are on the menu too.

The wine list boasts all the essentials from Italy, Australia and New Zealand. There’s also beers, spirits and an enticing list of cocktails (hint: there’s no better way to round off an Italian meal than an expertly made espresso martini).

After-dinner entertainment is an easy choice, as Takapuna’s movie theatre is conveniently located above the restaurant!

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Al Forno
34 Anzac St. Takapuna North Shore
Auckland 0622

Open Hours:
Tues - Sun: 5pm - Late

Phone: 09 488 0179
Website: www.alforno.co.nz

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Ranked: #3 of 12 restaurants in Takapuna 3
Al Forno
Location: Takapuna
Cuisine: Italian, Pasta, Pizza
Mains: $25 - $35+

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John Gould

Our go to restaurant in Takapuna...it is always good

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Bill charged incorrectly but mistake was covered by good service. Overall very good service, happy to come back.

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Vickie Vernon

AMAZING! Seriously everything was incredible. The service was welcoming and authentic. The food had so much flavour and really generous portions. The ambiance was perfect, warming and romantic. The wine selection of Italian wines - superb.
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Sean Drake

The food was amazing, the restaurant looked really nice and as you walk through the door the woodfire oven made the place smell so fantastic! Staff were really helpful and polite, great place!

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Shaldeep Chandra

Great GF options! Amazing range of dishes in general. Great service. The food came out fast and cooked to perfection. Highly recommend.

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Lovely meal and great service. So good to be able to enjoy a lovely meal at a reasonable price.

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We had decided to take my father out for a special dinner and Al Forno certainly delivered the goods - he literally hasn’t stopped talking about how amazing it was! We were greeted pleasantly, seated with the warmest welcome and the utmost care. Drinks arrived followed by our delicious starters - crispy garlic Parmesan bread and olives. Our mains of eye fillet and chicken were phenomenally tasty, cooked to perfection and had the perfect amount of plated sauce and vegetables. We couldn’t miss dessert and finished the evening with Tiramisu all round! Staff were incredibly attentive, friendly and informative. What a fantastic evening we will definitely be back!

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Laura Mckenzie

Great wine. Delicious food. Nice Vibe. Cannot fault the meals at all. Brilliant

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We had a lovely time. I was early to the booking, and the gentleman said i was welcome to come inside and wait, even though they weren't yet open.
We started off with some garlic bread, delish. However, we made the mistake of not ordering our mains at the same time as the garlic bread because this meant there was a longer wait time and we only just finished our mains as our time was up. Which meant no time for dessert.
The place was nice and cosy. However when it got busy it was a little noisy which made it a little harder to hear the table.
We loved the place though, and at least we know for next time

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Absolutely amazing place! Love it, food is incredible, service is absolutely perfect. Favourite restaurant. Must go if in Takapuna!

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fantastic, beautiful food and great service.

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Amazing food with amazing service. Authentic Italian food and experience!

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Tonia Harding

Great service, very accommodating and lovely food, thanks so much. Highly recommend the antipasto and garlic bread...delizioso

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Courtney Tierney

Delicious as always! I had the Alforno linguine - so yum with lots of big fresh prawns. The little one had a Hawaiian pizza which was fresh and the dough was nice and salty and my husband had the carbornara (his usual) and they didn’t disappoint. Great service also!!

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The food was beautiful and the staffs are very friendly. Will definitely come back again!

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We can't fault our dinner experience last night, exceptional food and service. We will definitely be returning.

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Abi Swan

Absolutely amazing food and service! We were welcomed in and didn't feel rushed at all. We had the specials explained to us and once we had decided, the food came out very quickly. It was awesome seeing the pizza being cooked fresh in front of you. We had seafood pastas and there was a decent amount of seafood which was very fresh. We never normally have desserts but the tiramisu was amazing. We will definitely be back!

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Great food and service - staff made extra effort to ensure children were entertained

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Al Forno never ceases to please! Once again a lovely meal out with my family - excellent service and delicious food!! We will be back again and again - my firm favourite!

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Nice food and friendly staff, will go back again, highly recommends

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We had a great dinner. Dined with our two year old and the staff couldn’t have been accommodating. Food came out fast and was delicious.

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Good as usual...LIKES !

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Jin Young Jenny Min

It was amazing!! service! food! we were extremely happy with everything! we will definitely go back

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fantastic food and service

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Faye Angelo

Lovely flavours and fantastic service. Very friendly and attentive. Nice to be served authentic food by authentic Italians .

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Excellent experience! :)

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Food was absolutely delicious and all of the staff were amazing - service was above and beyond my expectations. Gluten-free pasta was so nice and I love that the whole menu is clearly labeled with GF options. We loved Al Forno and will definitely be going back again.

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Amazing fresh food. Great to watch the pizzas being made and fed Into the pizza oven

The service was excellent and the desserts to die for

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Al Forno was amazing. The service was excellent and the food was TO DIE FOR. We WILL be back! Highly recommend to any Italian food lovers.

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Anna Henvest

Had the best time at Al Forno! The food was incredible and the service was great. We’ll definitely be back!

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James Chen

Great food and great vibe. Food is consistently good, will be back!

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Really good food! Will definitely come again. Service was excellent! Don't know what they put in their sauces but its so delicious :)

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Celine Chooi

I had the best mussels here, they were fresh & plump. The clam spaghetti & woodfire pizzas were delicious. The waiter who served us were attentive & helpful. My family enjoyed our dinner & will come back again for sure. Thank you.

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STEPHEN TROTT

Al Forno is without doubt my favourite Italian place to eat. We have been there four times now and have never been disappointed. The food is always perfectly cooked and tasty and the service is great, thanks Francisco. They also have a good selection of Italian wine to go with the meal. Having been to Italy recently we are impressed by the authenticity of the whole place. I had the 500gm 21 day aged rib eye cooked medium rare, yum. dinner topped off with Affogato and espresso. We'll be going again soon.

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John Gould

We had a lovely meal ...I had a lovely Gnocci and my wife had her "go to" Fegatini or chicken livers. This has got to be our favorite restaurant in Takapuna

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Fantastic food and service, always a great dining experience

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Dipinto Castillo

It was amazing! The food was delicious and the service excellent! Plus First Table was really convenient. I highly recommend it

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Nina Gailer

Great service, lovely staff and yummy food. Highly recommend their pizzas.

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Tori Thornberry

Mmmm was the steak is delish!

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Everything was Devine. Thank you!

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Claire Savage

So delicious and excellent service! Will be back

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Great food and good quality. Staff very friendly and helpful. Excellent value for money. Will certainly tell friends about it and will go back myself

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Maciej Jezowski

Lovely atmosphere and food with an authentic Italian waiter to top it off. I will surely come here again.

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One of the best Italian restaurants in auckland. Every thing from the ambiance, food, and service were top notch. Can't wait to go back!

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Jordan Buckley

High quality dishes, large menu, friendly staff, great location.

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Cindy Kuger

Attention to detail! Delicious food! We love eating here and this is quickly becoming one of our favourite restaurants! The atmosphere is awesome and mocktails awesome! Thank you once again for an amazing meal!

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Aroha Noanoa

Mammmma miaaaaa what an experience! Took me back to a warm summers evening in Rome. Great service and so many tasty Italian dishes to choose from.

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Audrey Honiball

We had a wonderful time. The service was top notch and the food delicious.
I love that they have a kids menu and the first table time really suits us having a toddler. It's quiet, and early enough and we all get to have a great experience!

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Iris Choi

Good food and service!! We will visit again.

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Maria Louise

Great food and service.Will definitely go there again! Our first time using First Table and it was a breeze.

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