Al Forno Putney

4.6
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271 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian
Traditional and authentic, yet with a contemporary dimension too.Al Forno is passionate about serving the very best food and wine to its customers. Our family restaurant offers only the best traditional Italian and Sicilian dishes prides itself on its excellent customer service. We caters all special events: Birthday party,Kids Party, Wedding, Leaving party, Hen night, Private party, Christening, Christmas party, New year and Valentine events. Live music available in request. Come and enjoy the true taste of Italy!
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AC
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had our son's birthday dinner on Friday evening and we had a great time. Friendly staff, helpful and great atmosphere. Value for food was great. Family friendly. Definitely recommend. But make sure you book in advance as it gets very busy

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pizzas were huge and delicious with generous toppings. We came for my boyfriend's birthday and the waiting staff were so accommodating. I brought a cake and the whole team sang happy birthday in Italian, it was very operatic, one of them even busted out a cornet. Amazing! Would highly recommend

J
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Had a fantastic meal a month ago so returned! Left a little disappointed with this visit - mainly because of the service.
We sat for 15 minutes prior to anyone serving us and felt the waiter looked pretty miserable.
As before, the food was great value and very tasty. Would certainly visit again - just hope the experience would be a bit more positive next time

DM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Always a favourite for us. We try and go fridays regularly and just love the experience and good food. Wine is moderately priced - just a great local restaurant.

V
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A traditional Italian restaurant. Everyone in our part enjoyed their meal and for me it was the best spaghetti bolognaise I've ever had! A lively atmosphere and plenty of well intended embarrassment for anyone unfortunate enough to admit it's their birthday!

N
London
7 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food! This was my second time there and will definitely come back again. For whoever loves live music they also have that, along with an amazing homemade Banofee pie!! The best I've had so far!

SF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You cannot fault this restaurant, the food is superb, the service is great, attentative but not over the top.

J
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited Al Forno for a family birthday celebration. The staff were welcoming and service was excellent. The portions are generous and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their food. The wine was well priced and easy drinking.
Thoroughly recommend and would certainly come again. A real find!

AB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, good value, super service and a wonderful vibe, a real family restaurant

DM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place. Food is delicious. Service friendly, even though always busy, the wine is tasty and good value. We go almost on a weekly basis and take our friends there.

AM
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, resonable prices and always the best service.

JO
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We love the birthday trumpet!
Cosy, friendly and relaxed.

DM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A fabulously busy restaurant where the staff are pulling out the stops to serve everyone. But the wait isn't long and the staff are friendly and efficient. Food is delicious. Wines reasonably priced and paired. Been twice on a friday evening, and it may turn into a regular occurrence.

DC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

A good honest restaurant. It may not be a plush venue but I've never had a bad meal here. A reliable "go to" and an easy walk home!

ED
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service always outstanding, one of the best local restaurant

SM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We love coming here. Good value pizzas and pastas. Good atmosphere.

TJ
London
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great selection of dishes. Portion sizes are generous and the quality is lovely. Definitely will be back again

AZ
London
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious pizza antipasti and dessert :) big portion. I recommend this place :)

NB
London
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The restaurant was very nice and the service was great - my only dissatisfaction would be with the parking. You can only park for an hour, so main course only for us. Thank goodness the service was quick.

EK
London
20 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

I am a regular at this establishment and they are consistently good.
However , i will never go again early on a Friday night. The noise level is too much.

A
London
27 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really enjoyed our family dinner here. The service was warm, friendly and efficient.

HJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always! I love going here it is always a real treat and you feel like you are in their home. Pasta is always cooked to perfection and the tiramisu is heavenly. Thanks again!

EB
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and great atmosphere. Would definitely come back!

e
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food and great value! Lovely thoughtful staff! The restaurant was a bit cold but that was it otherwise wonderful and we will be back!

LS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love dining at Alfornos. It’s one of London’s best kept secrets- incredible food, brilliant staff and a unique atmosphere. I feel like I’m stepping out of the hustle and bustle of London and into Sicily every time I go. It’s a magical place.

j
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Super friendly family restaurant with competent traditional Italian food and great pizza. Exactly as a family meal should be, cosy, warm service, decent food and smiles all round. Love it!

A
Miami
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, generous portions, great value. Came here for my boyfriends birthday and the staff were wonderful, had a glorious rendition of happy birthday with bells and all, and left full of delicious food. Couldn’t recommend more.

MT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Family meal with 2 young boys and grandma. Plenty of choice and meals came quickly. Struggled to get waitress attention at times but overall a good meal out.

HJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely love Al Forno. The food is amazing and authentic. The whole experience was faultless from start to finish and you feel like you are in their home. I would eat here every day if I could!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good as usual!

DL
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We had dinner on a Saturday and 7, but even at that early hour there was already a lively buzz about the place. Most of the tables were taken and people seemed to be enjoying themselves. We had a starter of Sicilian fried pieces (to share) and the helpful waitress assured me that one portion would be enough for four people. It was delicious and more than enough. I had some very good sardines as main course, served with a dish of fried potatoes, one of our party had a pizza and the other two had spaghetti . All said the food was excellent.
We shared a bottle of Sicilian white wine and the bill was very reasonable. A most enjoyable visit..I shall certainly return.

R
London
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

As ever the food was good, the staff exceptional. Every member of staff was on hand to help us, they were welcoming and suitably attentive. Just brilliant. I would eat here every night.

D
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We have been there few times and always happy with the service, food and drink that's why we booked our Christmas eve but we were very disappointed overall on this occasion. Service was poor, food not great (two of the main dishes to salty). We had to change the wine as the one we picked tasted like vinegar until the last drop despite the high price.

C
London
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 5

Lovely festive evening of 20 people including children. Great pizza (huge!). Thank you!

DD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, service and place! Tasty and good price.

j
London
13 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been regulars for several years and it is never disapointing

C
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great fun in Al Forno. Loved the birthday bells - but not for the shy and retiring types who don't like the attention! The large, long sharing pizzas are delicious too.

JC
London
14 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food done well and simply

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was very welcoming, helpful and friendly! And the food is just fantastic! Thank you so much for the great experience, we will be back soon!

LC
London
6 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is a great restaurant for celebrating family occasions.

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