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
Peter
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.
USA TODAY
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.
USA TODAY
Mon, 11/22/2010 - 11:37
You must try the Clams Al Forno
Mark
Wed, 06/16/2010 - 14:56
Absolutely every single item on the goddam menu.
Brian
Fri, 08/08/2014 - 15:18
Fabulous dinner!!!
Maureen Real Estate
Fri, 01/24/2014 - 09:12
Cheaters lasagna is the way to go!
Armin
Fri, 08/09/2013 - 16:38
Are you kidding me? This place is fantastic. Get the cinnamon ice cream sandwich and thank me later.
Dan
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!!!
Leslie
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.
Tanya
Sat, 02/12/2011 - 15:59
This place is legit. One of my top ten pizza experiences of all time.
@Hagan
Mon, 09/13/2010 - 03:36
The Dirty Steak is to die for lovely margarita pizza, epic deserts
M
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
Yueyue
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
megan
Fri, 08/14/2015 - 05:22
The tomato Mac and cheese is awesome
Brian
Fri, 03/27/2015 - 08:31
Best pizza in the world
Adam
Sat, 11/29/2014 - 14:50
Pumpkin pizza!
Liz
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.
Chris
Thu, 10/02/2014 - 11:29
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