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About Al Forno Putney

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!

349 Upper Richmond Road
London, SW15 5QJ
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

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

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
£25 and under

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
020 8878 7522

Website:
http://www.alfornoputney.com/

Entertainment:
Live music and Dancing.

Parking Details:
Front restaurant public parking.

Public Transport:
Bus 337 and 430
Train Barnes station and Putney station
Underground East Putney

Executive Chef:
Peppe Prestigiacomo

Private Party Facilities:
Wedding, Engagement, Charity and Business events.

Private Party Contact:
Peppe: 07816 499923

Additional:
Banquet, Entertainment, Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

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Al Forno Putney Ratings and Reviews

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food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.5

Noise

Quiet

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (31)
Neighbourhood Gem (29)
Casual (27)
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Cosy (26)
Child Friendly (25)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
Authentic (24)
Fun (24)
Good for a Date (21)
Special Occasions (17)
Group Bookings (15)
Comfort Food (13)
Lunch (13)
Romance (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (12)
Worth the Drive (11)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Quick Bite (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Live Music (6)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Outstanding Value (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Brunch (3)
Business Meals (3)
Great Beer (3)
Healthy (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Outdoor Eating (3)
Hot Spot (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Authentic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Fun
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 (London)·Dined 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

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (London)·Dined on 9 December 2017

Fantastic food, beautiful ambience, very friendly staff.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Comfort Food
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 (London)·Dined 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!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options
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food4
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value4

 
·Dined 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.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Vegan, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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food5
ambience5
service5
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 (London)·Dined 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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (London)·Dined 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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·Dined on 13 October 2017

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

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vip
 (London)·Dined 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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food5
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·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (London)·Dined 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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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 8 September 2017

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

Tags: Kid-friendly
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food5
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·Dined on 27 August 2017

Fantastico!!! Good food, good waiters, great ambience, nice music!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date
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·Dined on 29 July 2017

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

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service3
value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 5 July 2017

a firm favourite for eating at the restaurant and getting take away. always has a great atmosphere and tasty, decently priced food. highly recomend

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Kid-friendly
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value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 30 June 2017

Great place. Could do with comfier chairs.
Not far from home so easy to visit
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Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Romantic
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food5
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value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 23 June 2017

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.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Spicy
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 (London)·Dined on 9 June 2017

Amazing vibrant atmosphere with on-point service and phenomenal authentic food. Bring on the trumpets...

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (London)·Dined on 18 May 2017

Great local gem! Not to be missed.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on 17 May 2017

Always great pizza here

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 (London)·Dined on 30 April 2017

We come to Al Fornos all the time and love it! Food is delicious and the staff are so friendly. Our favourite local restaurant

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Authentic, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly
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 (Berkshire)·Dined on 17 April 2017

Great neighbourhood restaurant for real Italian food, including excellent pizza

Tags: Casual
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food5
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value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 15 April 2017

Al forno is a really lovely restaurant
Best Pizza outside Newyork according to my American friend
Pasta /salads and special meals also excellent
I'm very lucky to have alforno as my local restaurant
Lovely friendly staff and gt service

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Fun
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food4
ambience5
service5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on 8 April 2017

Very good food and an even better night out, we all had a great evening and would definitely recommend!

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, People Watching, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Live Music
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food5
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service5
value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 22 March 2017

Great food, great service, what's there not to like ?

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options
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food5
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service5
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 (London)·Dined on 15 February 2017

Been going here for many years for 'family and friends' time together - always good. Lovely atmosphere and great service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 14 February 2017

Great ambience! Great food& great service!We enjoyed our valentines dinner at Alforno! I will recommend the restaurant for the delicious food and lovely atmosphere! Rare to find this in London!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 11 February 2017

The food and the service was par excellence!

A perfect Italian restaurant.

Tags: Live Music, Cozy, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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food5
ambience4
service5
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 (London)·Dined on 5 February 2017

We were splendidly catered for - in every sense - at Al Forno's on 5th February. The staff were superb and the food excellent. I only docked a star on "Ambience" because there were quite a few children there, and some were not well behaved. Overall, however, a really fine meal - good quality, plenty of it and top-notch value for money. Thank you!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Authentic
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food5
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service5
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 (London)·Dined on 27 January 2017

Consistently good food and value, very friendly staff

Tags: Outstanding Value, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Authentic, Casual, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Great for Lunch
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food5
ambience4
service4
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 (London)·Dined on 20 January 2017

Me and my boyfriend discovered Al Forno about 1 year ago when he was living in Barnes and we keep going there for our date nights and special occasions even if we don't live there anymore as it never lets us down. Food is AMAZING and the plates are so filling that you never leave disappointed! Service is friendly and in the Italian style and the whole atmosphere makes you feel as you are in Italy, on a nice and sunny day!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Good for a Date, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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food5
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service4
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 (London)·Dined on 6 January 2017

Al Forno serves up some of the best pizzas anywhere - please note that a "small" pizza is very definitely enough for one person, even if they have a large appetite. Starters were also very good (I personally loved the sardines). The restaurant was busy and lively, which meant that the service, whilst attentive, was a little slower than normal.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Fun, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 22 December 2016

A fabulous meal which was great value. Lovely waiters and food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Authentic, Outstanding Value
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 (London)·Dined on 2 December 2016

We use Al Forno's regularly for family events. It always excels at what it does.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal
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food4
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service5
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 (London)·Dined on 27 November 2016

Great food, very friendly service and nice atmosphere!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 25 November 2016

Fantastic, always a great experience, great food, atmosphere and staff

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Romantic
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 (London)·Dined on 19 November 2016

Great as always!
I loved the food, service and music!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy
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ambience4
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 (London)·Dined on 29 October 2016

Food is excellent and authentic Italian. Service is very friendly and helpful.

Tags: Authentic, Casual
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 (London)·Dined on 6 October 2016

Wonderful atmosphere , the staff are always attentive.The food is fabulous too.
We were there for a birthday dinner and evertone enjoyed theit meal.This is the 3rd time we've been for a special occasion. Al Forno doesn't disappoint.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (London)·Dined on 30 September 2016

Normal, special or very special occassions?
Al Forno is the place for us. Friendly, helpful employees and delicious (fredh) food.

Tags: Fun, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups, Authentic
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