Al Forno Putney

4.6
201 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Child Friendly
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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday: 12:30pm - 3pm and 5:45pm - 10:30pm
Friday:12:30 - 3pm and 5:45pm - 11:30pm
Saturday: 12:30pm - 11:30pm
Sunday: 12:30pm - 10pm
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Phone number
020 8878 7522
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Peppe Prestigiacomo
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Private Party Facilities
Wedding, Engagement, Charity and Business events.
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Private Party Contact
Peppe: 07816 499923
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Area
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Parking Details
Front restaurant public parking.
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Public Transit
Bus 337 and 430
Train Barnes station and Putney station
Underground East Putney
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Entertainment
Live music and Dancing.
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Gift Card
Additional
Banquet, Entertainment, Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
What 201 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.3
ambience
4.5
value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on 8 June 2018

Another great family celebration at Al Forno for granny's birthday - thanks Jane

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4.0Dined on 4 June 2018

This restaurant is great for familes, particularly if someone is celebrating a birthday. The food is always good and it has a friendly atmosphere.

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1.0Dined on 2 June 2018

Don't Bother! It is almost comical the way they run things. Bunting, live, elderly crooner, faux pots, tv screen, massive menu, frozen calamari, a multitude of different servers, several tings off the menu despite being early on a Saturday night, just cheap and nasty. Just check out my review on Trip Advisor for the full low down.

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5.0Dined on 7 May 2018

Great family restaurant delivering simple Italian fayre, great pizza but more importantly warm and friendly staff who always make you feel welcome and make for smiles all round.

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5.0Dined on 27 April 2018

As usual, great food, great ambiance, fun and courteous service... we will keep going, bringing along family and friends, and recommending it... thank you very much!!!

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5.0Dined on 18 April 2018

Delicious as always - this a real hidden gem. From the outside, you could easily just pass it by but don't! The food is very good, they have a proper pizza oven and offer lots of great pasta options too. We always share so we can have some antipasti, pasta & pizza. Good value too.

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5.0Dined on 15 April 2018

Amazing food, service and environment. Love the live music and happiness of the staff!

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5.0Dined on 11 April 2018

Great, friendly service and authentic dining. A lovely evening!

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5.0Dined on 1 April 2018

Been here 4 times now and never disappoints, always attentive , friendly staff and great food .

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4.0Dined on 23 March 2018

Lovely food

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5.0Dined on 10 March 2018

Bustling Italian/Sicilian restaurant. Make sure you bring an appetite.

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4.0Dined on 6 March 2018

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.....

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5.0Dined on 3 March 2018

Tasty food, good friendly atmosphere and reasonable price

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5.0Dined on 25 February 2018

It is always an experience for us to eat there with friends

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3.0Dined on 24 February 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on 24 February 2018

The staff are so friendly and accommodating plus the pizza is superb

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5.0Dined on 17 February 2018

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.
Thanks

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5.0Dined on 10 February 2018

Great local restaurant with delicious, fresh Italian food

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5.0Dined on 3 February 2018

Lovely place! Recommend 100%. Ill come back for sure! Good food, good price! Live music every 2 weeks :)

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5.0Dined on 3 February 2018

Very friendly staff, good food, Good place for a date

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5.0Dined on 1 February 2018

Excellent food, friendly and helpful personnel, good wine selection and food for all tastes, including vegan and vegetarian.

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5.0Dined on 13 January 2018

Always friendly and welcoming staff, great food and a place to eat well worth a visit!!

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4.0Dined on 30 December 2017

Friendly staff good pizzas and pastas! We really enjoyed!

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5.0Dined on 29 December 2017

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

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3.0Dined on 17 December 2017

Brilliant food!!

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5.0Dined on 9 December 2017

Fantastic food, beautiful ambience, very friendly staff.

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5.0Dined on 9 December 2017

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!

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5.0Dined on 24 November 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on 12 November 2017

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

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5.0Dined on 10 November 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on 4 November 2017

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!

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4.0Dined on 14 October 2017

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 !!

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5.0Dined on 13 October 2017

As always a lovely dining experience- delicious food lovely staff and and wonderful warm atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on 10 October 2017

Love this local. Time and time again it's always been a great experience. Lovely staff with excellent food selection and ambience

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2.0Dined on 8 October 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on 30 September 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on 17 September 2017

Hi

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.

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5.0Dined on 8 September 2017

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!!

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5.0Dined on 8 September 2017

Fantastic as usual.Canot recommend enough.Enjoyed every visit.

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4.0Dined on 3 September 2017

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

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