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Al Forno

  • RatingAvg. Dinner Entrée
    $$$$$Greater than $25
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    $$$$12.01 - $18
    $$$7.01 - $12
    $Less than $7
  • Italian, Pizza
  • 1484 2nd Ave, New York NY10075 40.772286 -73.955813
  • (Btwn 77th & 78th St)
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  • (212) 249-5103
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User Ratings (Based on 77 reviews)

Food 4.3 Value 4.0
Service 3.9 Atmosphere 3.3

Other Restaurant Info

(212) 249-5103
(212) 249-5702
(212) 249-6497
Place Order:
Order From Al Forno for delivery & takeout
Free Delivery Take Out Corporate Accounts Visa, MC, AmEx, DC
Sun-Thu: 12pm-11pm Fri-Sat: 12pm-11:30pm
Dinner, Lunch
Accepts Credit Cards, Corporate Accounts, Delivery, Kid Friendly, Online Ordering, Open 7 Days, Outdoor Seating, Take Out
Min Delivery:

User Reviews

  • Al Forno

    Posted by Bill R. on 03/14/2006

    Order the pizza

    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.

  • Al Forno

    Posted by Anonymous on 01/31/2006

    Our favorite place to bring the kids

    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.

  • Al Forno

    Posted by APL on 01/03/2006

    You've tried all the rest, now try the..

    ...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.

  • Al Forno

    Posted by Chloe on 12/10/2005

    Not recommended

    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.

  • Al Forno

    Posted by secret knowledge on 10/26/2005

    Best pizza in the neighborhood...

    ...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.

  • Al Forno

    Posted by direwolff on 09/27/2005

    A thin crust to die for

    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 :-)

  • Al Forno

    Posted by mcf on 08/30/2005

    Not impressed

    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.

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