Al Forno Putney

4.6
228 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Good for Birthdays
  • 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!
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.
Additional
Banquet, Entertainment, Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
What 228 People Are Saying
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TB
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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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j
London
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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LC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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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DS
London
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

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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j
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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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GC
London
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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CT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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DD
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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M
London
156 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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ND
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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J
London
68 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Lovely food

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LI
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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

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ML
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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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F
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasty food, good friendly atmosphere and reasonable price

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