Al Forno Putney

4.5
258 reviews
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Italian
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  • Casual
  • Authentic
  • Neighbourhood Gem
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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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!

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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

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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.

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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

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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 :)

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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!

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

Lovely food and great atmosphere. Would definitely come back!

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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!

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OT
London
1 review
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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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

Very good as usual!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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

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

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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

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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.

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

Great food done well and simply

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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!

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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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FB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 1

The food and service was great 5/5. But the resturant was freezing cold and the raditors were all off! when it was 6° outside. Also the flashing fairy lights were very irritating. Both these factors compromised our overall experience. I would make sure that they have the heaters on next time I go.

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TB
London
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Family birthday meal-nice food and great atmosphere

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CT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it! Great & classic everyday Italian restaurant

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HP
London
7 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service was friendly and efficient and food tasty, generous in terms of portion sizes and good value. Would certainly recommend a visit.

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AB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great value and a great atmosphere. (Although the bell ringing for happy birthday was particularly piercing)

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

Most unhelpful waitress. Thought we would get a medium pizza rather than a small pizza and a pasta. Pizza came and it was the length of the table. Then the pasta came immediately. Then she looked at us with no interest in helping as there was no room. Perhaps letting us know about the size difference between the small and medium pizza would be sensible?

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V
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The pizza was great but everything else not. Portion sizes were very small and overpriced. The fillet steak was great but overpriced when served with a few sliced potatoes only - no veg - and sauce extra £4! The Spaghetti allo Scoglio was a huge serving but bland and horrible. We love Italian food but was very disappointed by this experience.

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PM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We return time and time again for family gatherings with kids. This is a fail safe, easy, VFM and fun dining option. Love this place.

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great evening out to celebrate my birthday, fantastic food, atmosphere and company.

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C
London
5 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Child birthday

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BB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter went with her friends for her 15th birthday and they had a great time. They loved the shared pizzas and I rang ahead to ask for the staff to sing happy birthday to her. This they did with great gusto!

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JH
London
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

Food definitely not up to the usual standard. My spaghettin tomato sauce was served lukewarm and the breaded escalope was very very thin and over fried to a dark brown. The tiramisu was served in a small glass and very dry. On other occasions the food has been good and plentiful. Maybe mid-week they have a mediocre chef? We shall not be going there again in a hurry.

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NS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We love this restaurant! Our 12 year old daughter and her friends also love it as does my 70+ year old mother.

Great fun atmosphere and suitable for all ages.

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