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Posted by Bill R. on 03/14/2006
I order from Al Forno probably three or four times a month. I have never actually been to the restaurant, so disregard my atmosphere rating. A large cheese pie is heaven on earth, delicious crushed tomatoe sauce, fresh mozzarella, fresh basil on a delicious crisp crust. Delivery arrives in no time, it is the bomb.
Posted by Anonymous on 01/31/2006
We think this is the best pizza in the UES. We bring our two toddler kids here and the staff is very accomodating and nice to our kids. We think the pizza is fantastic, and the pasta's are good also. The atmosphere is very pleasant and cozy and comfortable.
Posted by APL on 01/03/2006
...best. Great pizza, and good salads and pastas as well. Moved to the neighborhood about a year ago and tried all the local pizza places. I grew up in NYC, so I am partial to the Ray's type of pie. However, this place has converted me. Great thin crust and first rate toppings. The pepperoni is particularly good. I have only had it delivered, so make nothing of my atmosphere rating.
Posted by Chloe on 12/10/2005
The pizza was not that good. I love pizza and normally will eat my weight in it, but I skipped the last piece of this one. This place put too many strong toppings on. It was overpowering. We ordered sausage, black olives, and sundried tomatoes. The sausage was fine, but they added almost-whole (non-black) olives along with the black olives, and lots & lots of sundried tomatoes. Normally in food that is a good thing, but in this case it didn't taste like pizza. The crust was not crisp as in other reviews - taking it off the plate caused toppings to slide off the limp slice. I'm sure the other food is fine, but if I don't even want the last slice, then something is wrong.
Posted by secret knowledge on 10/26/2005
...and believe me we've looked. The price could be a bit lower, but the thin crust pizza is really excellent. The crust is crispy and the sauce is well-matched and not too sweet. The rest of the food is decent, and the house wine was not so hot, but we go back frequently for the pizza. It doesn't deliver well, however.
Posted by direwolff on 09/27/2005
While I live in SF, any time I'm in NYC this place is a regular stop for at least one meal during my visit, so that I can get my dose of their delicious thin crust pizza. Something about the preparation and the flavors and the crispness of their crust (probably due to the old style wooden burning ovens they use) keeps me coming back regularly. Let's just say that I'm a fan :-)
Posted by mcf on 08/30/2005
First of all, the service was poor-- sitting on the terrace outside, I saw the waiter twice and had to chase him down to pay my check. While the pizza crust was delicious, the sauce was extremely salty and the spinach on my pie seemed like it was out of the freezer. Given how much my meal cost, I would have expected a much greater quality and won't be going back.