Al Forno
 


577 S Main St
Providence RI 02903
(401) 273-9760
Categories Food

On South Main Street in the heart of Providence, R.I., Al Forno offers a quintessential Italian dining experience for those who can’t afford the flight to Italy. 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. Their grilled pizza margarita, with fresh herbs, pomodoro, two cheeses, and extra-virgin olive oil, is probably their most notable pie and made The Daily Meal's list of the America's 35 Best Pizzas.— Jess Kapadia

 

 



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The Daily Meal Editors and Community Say
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Allison Beck, Staff Writer

Consistently Classic Italian in Providence, Rhode Island. Set near India Point Park along the Providence River and the Fox Point hurricane barrier in Providence, R.I. Al Forno is a little bit of Italy in this coastal New England city. Driving to the restaurant, the massive new I-195 bridge looms ahead... Read More

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Gracie
Lasagna all the way! The sausage gnocchi was pretty amazing too. Great service!
Julie Braga
Margarita pizza
Maureen Murphy Mills
Fabulous dinner!!!
Jennifer Ewing
Have all your party there for your table or no dice!
Favecast
Bomb food, try the summer corn pizza! Check out this awesome favecast video review for more recommendations
Yechiel Engelhard
Best Italian food!! Reservation just for parties of 6 and above
Donna Geary
Birthplace of Grilled Pizza.
Yuselly Mendoza
Their calamari is THE BEST in town. I've ordered it from other places and does not beat the satisfaction of Alforno's calamari.
Blake Rego
Dessert is what makes this place awesome
Armin Molavi
Cheaters lasagna is the way to go!
Linds
The calamari grilled pizza is a must-order!
Ngoc Nguyen
I had the Duck with Kumquat Marmalade. It was delicious! Definitely should try the cookie pallet for desert if you go in a big group, they are heaven :)
USA TODAY
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.
Dan Saper
Are you kidding me? This place is fantastic. Get the cinnamon ice cream sandwich and thank me later.
Leslie Martinez
Best Italian I've ever had. Always look forward to coming to this place when I'm in town!!!
Peter Conn
Best in Rhode Island
The Daily Meal
A trip to Rhode Island isn’t complete without a meal at Al Forno — an authentic Italian menu that uses all locally produced goods.
USA TODAY
The birthplace of grilled pizza, and the Dirty Steak — a New York strip laid directly on the embers, yielding an amazing crust.
@Hagan
This place is legit. One of my top ten pizza experiences of all time.
Mark Coffey
You must try the Clams Al Forno
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