Al Forno

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101 Best Restaurants in America
101 Best Casual Restaurants in America
101 Best Pizzas in America
America's 20 Best Italian Restaurants
577 S Main St
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 273-9760

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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The birthplace of grilled pizza, and the Dirty Steak a New York strip laid directly on the embers, yielding an amazing crust.
Monday, November 22, 2010 - 11:37
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
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 07:00
Best in Rhode Island
Thursday, October 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.
Thursday, July 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
Thursday, June 9, 2011 - 06:27
You must try the Clams Al Forno
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 - 14:56
Fabulous dinner!!!
Maureen Real Estste
Friday, January 24, 2014 - 09:12
Cheaters lasagna is the way to go!
Friday, August 9, 2013 - 16:38
Are you kidding me? This place is fantastic. Get the cinnamon ice cream sandwich and thank me later.
Sunday, May 27, 2012 - 16:30
Best Italian I've ever had. Always look forward to coming to this place when I'm in town!!!
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 14:07
This place is legit. One of my top ten pizza experiences of all time.
Monday, September 13, 2010 - 03:36
The tomato Mac and cheese is awesome
Friday, March 27, 2015 - 08:31
Best pizza in the world
Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 14:50
Pumpkin pizza!
Sunday, October 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.
Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 11:29
Check out Al Forno as seen on Best Thing I Ever Ate
TV Food Maps
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 08:16
Pizza is amazing
Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 04:01
Grilled pizza with Tuscan kale pesto is one of a kind. Beets and frites was light on the beets but an interesting mix
Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 15:26
Absolutely every single item on the goddam menu.
Friday, August 8, 2014 - 15:18
Lasagna all the way! The sausage gnocchi was pretty amazing too. Great service!
Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 14:15