Providence RI 02903
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 birthplace of grilled pizza, and the Dirty Steak — a New York strip laid directly on the embers, yielding an amazing crust.
You must try the Clams Al Forno
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.
Best in Rhode Island
How come no one has said anything about the grand cookiie finale for two... and by two i mean twelve... elephants.
Are you kidding me? This place is fantastic. Get the cinnamon ice cream sandwich and thank me later.
Best Italian I've ever had. Always look forward to coming to this place when I'm in town!!!
Go with friends and get the clams al forno, the sauce is delicious. Also try the Spicy Pizza and Fried Cod with avocado spread...yum. Food is quality and fresh.
Dirty steak is not usually on the menu but it's fantastic.
The food and the wine are spectacular! Share a pizza as an appy and dig into a fantastic dinner...
Terrible service tonight. Outside bartender, Jeff, is to be avoided!!! Messed up the order. Arrogant attitude. Fun is gone.
A trip to Rhode Island isn’t complete without a meal at Al Forno — an authentic Italian menu that uses all locally produced goods.
Absolute musts: Grilled pizza (they invented it!), anything featuring sweet, succulent duck and waiting at least an hour for a table (no reservations here). Worth every second.
Try the pizza as an appetizer. Tonight we enjoyed the Pumpkin Pizza.
This place is legit. One of my top ten pizza experiences of all time.
Best Italian on the east coast
Must try pasta in the pink! Best dish in Providence, maybe Rhode Island.
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 :)
The calamari grilled pizza is a must-order!