Al Forno Putney

4.5
241 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian
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  • Authentic
  • Good for Birthdays
  • 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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HJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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
12 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
4 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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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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AW
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Generally disappointed I'm afriad. Nothing major but we were not offered a drink so I had to ask to be served. My partner ordered Spaghetti Cabonara and it was dry pasta with some ham and nushroom in the middle of a large plate with no sign of any cream sauce. My pizza was fine - no wow to it but it was ok.
Asked for a second drink - it never came.
The table behind us was 5 woman with their children who were running around whilst the ladies drank wine and sang 😞
We were not given any attention at all during our visit. Not feeling the love so will not be going back.

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OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great italian

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RT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can't tell you how good it is as we don't want it getting so busy we can't get it.

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AS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good for parties, decent food at attractive prices and an energic and lively atmosphere

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Without doubt Al Forno serves the best pizzas in Southwest London both in terms of quality and size! The other menu options are also very good and can be washed down with Moretti on draught or a wide selection of wine. The service is also excellent and the whole experience is usually rounded off with a complementary Limoncello.

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GG
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous place, great food, great service, love lt

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AO
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I reserved a table at Al Forno for my mother-in-law’s 81st birthday meal, with myself and my husband. After initially being given a rather awkwardly placed table underneath the bar so that my mother-in-law kept nearly banging her head, the staff were very accommodating about moving our table to a more convenient one. They took care of us through the evening and we were delighted by the range and quality of food on offer, and there were plenty of delicious wines to choose from. The portions were generous and the meals excellently cooked. The restaurant had a lively family feel and the staff were happy to help. My mother-in-law just wished that the air conditioning hadn’t been on quite so high though, as it was a little chilly.

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AL
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food, lovely restaurant! Would definitely recommend.

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f
London
70 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Another excellent meal at al for no. Even in August midweek it was packed with locals and it is easy to see why. Charming Sicilian manager and efficient service. Food is not river cafe standard but then neither is the price incredibly reasonable. We look forward to returning

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RT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place us great just dont tell anyone else as we want it to ourselves.

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EH
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous restaurant with wonderful food & the staff are amazing!

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C
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It would have been nicer to sit in the left more open part of the restaurant to get some air and a little more space to move around with 6 people at the table. A friendly recommendation to the size of the portions/pizzas would have been appreciated. Not just rolling eyes with the order of a small portion of pasta wuth the remark that that size is for children only. And 1 person ordering a "medium" size pizza not knowing that would feed 2-3 people, a friendly remark that the small pizza would be enough for 1 person would have helped. Not so nice!!!

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JH
London
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic place for food, would highly recommend. Have been using this restaurant for 8 years and is continuously excellent. Great service and great food.

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GW
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

We booked a table for 12.30 and were served starter promptly. However the pizza main course took a long time to arrive so we had to take it as a takeaway as we had to leave by 1.30 unfortunately. Odd as we were pretty much the only 3 people in the restaurant . Pizza dough was fabulous and lives up to its tasty reputation. Would go again as good value and three sizes of portions available for pizzas and we had the smallest.

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C
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & excellent service! Pisa's are to die for!!!!

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ED
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We know AL FORNO in the last 15 years the stuff absolutely friendly and kind , the food always fresh and delicious . we tried a lot of different restaurant but our favourite still AL FORNO . If you like Sicilian food you will love this restaurant . Guarantee you will be satisfied
Dear Al Forno many thanks the last 15 years
Kind regards Erika

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