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Posted by anonymous on 01/31/2009
I'm sure their thin-crust pizza is good. The pizza at the table next to mine looked good enough. That's obviously the way to go. Do NOT order any of the pastas. I ordered a rigatoni with pancetta and "fresh mozzarella". It was painfully obvious that the mozzarella was "fresh" out of a Polly-O bag, as it was flavorless paste, still cold from the fridge. They could have at least popped that plate in the oven to melt the pasty cheese, right? I never ever send things back- I think if you ordered it, its your fault. But paying $14 for this was too upsetting. The penne alla vodka I got was edible, but oddly sweet. The waitress, however, was very nice about the send-back. Again I ask, how do places like this exist in New York City, and why was it packed on a Friday night?
Posted by Upper East Sider on 12/28/2008
I have eaten at Al Forno about a dozen times and plan on going back for more. The thin crust pizza is excellent and perfect every time. The insalada mista is my favorite salad in the city and I always ask to get extra dressing on the side because it is so good. I have both dined in and gotten delivery. Delivery is super quick. The only complaint about dinning in is the restaurant is a family place (i.e. always lots of children and noise).
Posted by UESider on 10/10/2008
Thin crust pizza was to die for. House merlot was sub par, and there was a family party of 10 sitting next to me. The kid was playing with a toy ambulance so that drove me crazy. Only been there once so not sure if it's a big family atmosphere, but it was not great for a date.
Posted by Al Forno is Great, but is it Patsy's? on 09/20/2008
I cannot believe no one else has noted this, but Al Forno's menu is identical to Patsy's. Regardless, they deliver fast, hot, and delicious pizza and pasta dishes with overly generous sized portions. Their salads are terrific as well..and I could post this identical review under Patsy's...so either/or this is a great place for delivery. Fast and delicious. We've ordered about a dozen times now, and have never had a mix-up nor a complaint. Everything has been delicious and satisfying.
Posted by Anonymous on 08/17/2008
Well, Al Forno is the best pizza I've had in Manhattan...and I've been living here for 7 years. The pepperoni is to die for!!! And the crust, sauce, cheese, and basil are delicious. They are generous with the toppings and the price is reasonable. I'd be happy eating their pizza every night!
Posted by Kyle on 07/29/2008
I just finished my first Al Forno pizza experience and it was great. The pepperoni is delicious. The food arrived very quickly and was hot and fresh. Fresh mozz, a great pizza sauce, and delicious pepperoni. Will definitely be ordering again.
Posted by LG on 06/13/2008
The pizza here is AWESOME and the key is it's consistency. It always arrives hot, perfectly cooked and fast. The sauce is what really differentiates it though in addition to the delicious dough, high quality (and non-greasy) cheese and fresh basil.