Al Forno

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On South Main Street in the heart of Providence, Rhode Island, Al Forno offers quintessential Italian dining for those who can’t afford the flight. Husband-and-wife owner–chefs George Germon and Johanne Killeen received the Insegna del Ristorante Italiano from the Italian government, a rare honor for Americans, attributable to their informed passion for pasta along with their invention of the grilled pizza.

It’s a style that celebrity chefs have been noting on TV for a while now, and that’s spawning its own offshoots. The restaurant bakes pies in wood-burning ovens and on grills over hardwood charcoal fire. Their most notable grilled pizza? The Margarita (sic). It’s served with fresh herbs, pomodoro, two cheeses, and extra-virgin olive oil.

Arthur Bovino, 101 Best Pizzas in America 2015, 8/6/2015



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Owners Johanne Killeen and George Germon have been serving grilled pizzas and oven-baked dishes for almost 35 years. If the sweet-sour-spicy Dirty Steak isn't on the menu, ask for it anyway.
The Wall Street Journal
Wed, 10/08/2014 - 07:00
Best in Rhode Island
Thu, 10/13/2011 - 09:18
This place has been called the birthplace of grilled pizza, but its also loved for its Dirty Steak a New York strip laid directly on the embers.
Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:09
A trip to Rhode Island isnt complete without a meal at Al Forno an authentic Italian menu that uses all locally produced goods.
The Daily Meal
Thu, 06/09/2011 - 06:27
The birthplace of grilled pizza, and the Dirty Steak a New York strip laid directly on the embers, yielding an amazing crust.
Mon, 11/22/2010 - 11:37
You must try the Clams Al Forno
Wed, 06/16/2010 - 14:56
Absolutely every single item on the goddam menu.
Fri, 08/08/2014 - 15:18
Fabulous dinner!!!
Maureen Real Estate
Fri, 01/24/2014 - 09:12
Cheaters lasagna is the way to go!
Fri, 08/09/2013 - 16:38
Are you kidding me? This place is fantastic. Get the cinnamon ice cream sandwich and thank me later.
Sun, 05/27/2012 - 16:30
Best Italian I've ever had. Always look forward to coming to this place when I'm in town!!!
Wed, 03/21/2012 - 14:07
How come no one has said anything about the grand cookiie finale for two... and by two i mean twelve... elephants.
Sat, 02/12/2011 - 15:59
This place is legit. One of my top ten pizza experiences of all time.
Mon, 09/13/2010 - 03:36
The Dirty Steak is to die for lovely margarita pizza, epic deserts
Sat, 11/14/2015 - 09:11
Hostess is incompetent and even underestimates your wait time, while many tables sit empty. But if you brave the wait, go for the calamari pizza and duck legs
Sat, 10/10/2015 - 16:04
grilled corn pizza is the best. ask for extra of the spicy oil or chili pepper flakes on the side for an actual kick
Fri, 08/14/2015 - 05:22
The tomato Mac and cheese is awesome
Fri, 03/27/2015 - 08:31
Best pizza in the world
Sat, 11/29/2014 - 14:50
Pumpkin pizza!
Sun, 10/12/2014 - 14:35
I went against the grain and ordered the rib eye special. Bad idea. Ive had better rib eye off my hardwood grill. Stick to the Italian and pizza.
Thu, 10/02/2014 - 11:29
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