Cuisine: Italian, Pasta, Pizza
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+
Ranked: #13 of 94 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: #13 of 94 restaurants in Auckland 13
Al Forno
Location: Takapuna
Cuisine: Italian, Pasta, Pizza
Mains: $25 - $35+

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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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Fabulous service and good food

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It's really authentic and delicious

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Hajirah Johnstone

The food was amazing and the waiters were so friendly!! Definitely would go back.

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A wonderful night. Great food. Great service. Couldn't have asked for more

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Was a lovely place to eat

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Michael Ross

Great service and top food

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Berdy-Ann Harding

Al Forno has become one of our most favorite places to dine at. Amazing food and super friendly staff

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Great food and wonderful service!!

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Kiri Chivell

Very friendly prompt service and delicious food.

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Amazing experience dinning at Alforno Takapuna. The costumer service was outstanding from the minute we got there. Very kindly staff helped us choose our meals, always aware of our table, asking if we would like more water,plates,servilletas,etc. The Food was outstanding! really nice presentation, perfect portions and very very tasty food. I will recommend having the Pasta Mariana if you like seafood like I do. Will defiantly come back again and enjoy a true Italian Restaurant.

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Always love dining here.
Very accommodating service and food is yum!

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Great food and service! Highly recommend the Carbonara. Thanks for having us.

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Awesome

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Lynn dW

Hospitality and food fantastic. Will visit again.

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We were warmly greeted and allowed adequate time to make our food selection. Our food was fresh and hot. Delightful experience!

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Janine Strydom

Friendly and welcoming greeting as we arrived. Loved the atmosphere of the restaurant. Our waiter was very efficient and helpful. Couldn't ask for better service. We ordered a lasagne and a meat lovers pizza - wow! The lasagne was such a generous portion! I recommend restaurant & meal for a delicious dinner & great service! Thank you Al Forno, keep it up!

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Awesome food and even better service, great experience definitely be back

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Service was amazing, you can tell the restaurant truly cares about their customers. Food was delicious and our meat was cooked perfectly. Dessert was the highlight of the night, the tiramisu is to die for. Would definitely come back !

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Good food and friendly service

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Tracy Cowley

Excellent dinner! Even better service! Will definitely return! The Gnocchi is AMAZING!!

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Anton Pienaar

Always a pleasure at Al Forno! Brilliant bruschetta, wonderful seafood crepe and the spaghetti special was amazing. Service was so attentive and friendly! Will be back again and again.

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Amy O'Brien

Absolutely amazing!!!! We ordered the calamari, ravioli, lasagna and gnocchi and it was incredible. I really couldn’t fault - big portions, so much cheese (YUM) and professional service! Please visit here - you won’t be disappointed!

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Brett and Gini Biddle

Great place, great time...this was a family outing celebrating a birthday. We were greeted with smiles and seating comfortably with open view to street, breeze wafting thru. Al forno staff know how to look after their guests and there are boards posting specials including cocktails, wine and food. We enjoyed all including a Gin fizz with rose water, bubbles (lovely light prosecco) to start. Our teenagers were also well catered for with drinks. Wood fired Pizzas also satisfied the boys whilst Birthday girl and I selected Fegatini di Pollo (sauteed chicken livers) and a generous Rib eye (aged 21 days). Deserts were a must and this was accompanied with a surprise birthday candle from the kitchen (no prompting by me I promise). All in all a great place to be and a great time and atmosphere. Yes, we love Al fornos and the staff/owners. Thanks.

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Our dining experience at this restaurant was first class, would definitely return and definitely recommend. It was also really nice to dine earlier, we sat in the late afternoon sun and simply watched the world go by whilst enjoying a chilled glass of wine, definitely the way to go

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Hamish Priest

great service, and the food is amazing

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Jo Lai

Had a lovely time at Al Forno. Food was delicious and service was attentive.

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Good pizzas, friendly service, recommend going!

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Hazel Shuttleworth

Brilliant as usual - super service - staff went out of their way to make the evening a very special 89th birthday celebration - thank you ❤️

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Al Forno is consistently good and the staff attentive and friendly. Highly recommend.

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Quite simply one of the best Italian restaurants I have been to. Great service and tasty, authentic food.

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Excellent

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Dennis Row

Delicious food and wonderful service. Great restaurant.

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Third time to Al Fono, very good food and helpful service. We will keep going back.

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Malik Malakai

My family always go to al forno for our pizza and pasta cravings because the food is really delicious and big serving.

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