Bustling Italian/Sicilian restaurant. Make sure you bring an appetite.
Al Forno's Putney has been a regular haunt for friends and family for many years and a visit this week did not disappoint. We will definitely be coming again.....
Tasty food, good friendly atmosphere and reasonable price
It is always an experience for us to eat there with friends
My boyfriend and I went to Al Forno for his birthday at the weekend. We were really looking forward to it - but it was such a disappointment. Despite pre-booking, we were told upon arrival that we would have to give up our table in an hour. Since this isn't enough time for 2 courses, I only got through half my pixza before we had to leave. They sat us in the most awkward place as we were in the way of the waitresses from the kitchen so in a way it was of a relief to be going. Sadly the food wasn't great either - my boyfriend had the prawn cocktail to start which tasted like what you'd find in your local supermarket, the pizza he ordered comes with an egg on top which was completely raw (he's not usually one to send anything back but it was inedible!) And my pizza (4 cheese) came without any tomato sauce so it was really dry. I really wanted to like this place and support one of our locals but I doubt we'll be back!
The staff are so friendly and accommodating plus the pizza is superb
Where to start with Al forno...
The food was fantastic, the staff were attentive and the atmosphere was great. I will definitely be visiting again.
Great local restaurant with delicious, fresh Italian food
Lovely place! Recommend 100%. Ill come back for sure! Good food, good price! Live music every 2 weeks :)
Very friendly staff, good food, Good place for a date
Excellent food, friendly and helpful personnel, good wine selection and food for all tastes, including vegan and vegetarian.
Always friendly and welcoming staff, great food and a place to eat well worth a visit!!
Friendly staff good pizzas and pastas! We really enjoyed!
Great food, great service what more could anyone ask for ?
I always take my girlfriend to Al Forno & we both love it there as it's our favourite restaurant
Can't wait to go back there
Fantastic food, beautiful ambience, very friendly staff.
Many thanks again to the team at Al Forno for a great evening - my daughter loved her special birthday celebration and our family and friends all enjoyed the food and the atmosphere! Always busy. Always great!
service..very good and friendly people, they're always there when we require service, and never rushed us.
Food.. some of us had starters and most of us had pizza and 1 escalope, and everyone was happy with their food. Nice pre meal stuzzichini, sharing platters, especially the caldo siciliano. Pizzas were nice. For me the Diavolo pizza could have been more hotter and spicier (but then for some people may have been fine), for 1 person's pizza, said the tomato salsa didn't appear cooked enough. Espresso not very strong (I do understand it'll never be the same as in Italy) and due to this just a little too small of amount. Lovely desserts, the apple crumple, tasty although could be more of a larger portion, as well as the custard portion.
Value.. good value. Bill was less than what I expected, and orders on bill spot on.
It was our official 'Family Engagement Meal' a pivotal moment for our families to meet each other before our wedding - Al Forno was a hit! We had chosen this venue as it was roughly a location in London that was in the middle for both of our families to travel to. The food was delicious including appetiser, main and dessert. Everyone was happy with their choices and sized portions. In some places, as a large group you can be left for a long time before being served; I am very happy to say that we were not overlooked and were well catered to. The staff were professional, attentive and friendly with a homely feel; something that can go amiss with larger restaurant chains. I would definitely recommend this restaurant, even for delicate stomachs as my Grandparents found suitable dishes on the menu without fuss. Thank you Al Forno team for being part of our special occasion
Always a winner. Family friendly proper Italian if you don’t mind some atmosphere and down to earth service with a smile. Hearty straightforward food does the trick for an upbeat, happy great value family meal.
Staff are always welcoming and friendly and the food is tasty and authentic. Would highly recommend for anyone looking to have a nice meal in Putney!
The food as always was excellent and the general service was also very good. The only thing that spoilt the evening was the singer - he was extremely loud and it was very difficult to have a conversation without shouting across the table. The music and singing was generally OK but he just needs to turn the volume down a bit !!
As always a lovely dining experience- delicious food lovely staff and and wonderful warm atmosphere.
Love this local. Time and time again it's always been a great experience. Lovely staff with excellent food selection and ambience
Relaxing and comfortable for a single person requiring a change in ambience and a break from other activities. The food and wine was good and value for money. The staff were pleasant and the food delivered promptly. I don't live in the area but will return when next in the area.
A great night had as always. They were very accommodating as we had to delay our booking by 30 minutes. The food and ambience never disappoints.
I have been bringing my mum here for meals for quite a few years, sometimes with wider family members. The food is excellent and the staff are so friendly and helpful, especially this last visit as we were an hour late due to various events in and around London. I love over two hours away and only come when visiting my mum but I really love it there.
Very impressed. Great Italian food, great service and atmosphere. It was really busy but service did not suffer. It's so near to home I'm excited to go back!!
Fantastic as usual.Canot recommend enough.Enjoyed every visit.
Lovely food, great service !! the smell is fantastic and the prices are good. We must return soon. House wine - red - was very nice too. I love this place
The food was very tasty. I was pleasantly surprised. We had a child in our group and it was the perfect place. It was relaxed and not too stuffy. The kitchen staff let the 7 year old in our group watch how the pizzas were made which was a nice touch. Also when I say family friendly note that it doesn't have loads of kids running around, it makes a nice place for an adults only get together too!
Fantastico!!! Good food, good waiters, great ambience, nice music!
We had been looking for a cheerful authentic Italian meal and this hit the spot! Staff were great, food was great etc. The only snag was the 'live music'.. we had gone there for a catch up chat but the music put a stop to that ! Maybe if he occasionally paused for breath.. we established that he only fired up on Saturdays.. we will be back but during the week!
Great friendly place with attentive and sharp staff. Food is excellent in big portions, not very pricy. Ambience is also positive and cheerful. I recommend and would definitely come back
Good, friendly local Italian with cheerful staff. Menu could do with updating and reprinting (copies are a bit tatty).
a firm favourite for eating at the restaurant and getting take away. always has a great atmosphere and tasty, decently priced food. highly recomend
Not good the pizza was full of grease and not much flavor I also noticed they use happy shopper tomato sauce for the pizza how cheap can u get at least pizza express don't scrimp on cheap ingredients not good definitely will not be returning
Great place. Could do with comfier chairs.
Not far from home so easy to visit
We live locally and this is the best restaurant in the area. Staff always friendly and welcoming, quality of food is great, good wine list, limoncello always a hit at the end. Great restaurant, will be back.
Amazing vibrant atmosphere with on-point service and phenomenal authentic food. Bring on the trumpets...