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Al Forno

34 Anzac Street | Takapuna, Takapuna, Auckland 0622, New Zealand
+64 9-488 0179
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (46 reviews)
“gelato” (5 reviews)
“veal marsala” (5 reviews)
Closes in 10 min
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
Mediterranean, Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
34 Anzac Street | Takapuna, Takapuna, Auckland 0622, New Zealand
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Al Forno
1. The Bruschetta is a must!
"Yum! The best meal I have had in our whole holiday!"
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2. Vegan & Gluten Free options
"catering to 3 vegans and a vegetarian!  Very impressed"
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3. Best Italian in Town
"such a good Italian restaurant"
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1 - 10 of 254 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

We had to reserve a table as this restaurant as it is very popular. We arrived at 7.45pm and were quickly seated and drinks delivered. The restaurant was full so it was quite noisy, the atmosphere was great with an open pizza kitchen to the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank halgie55
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is amazing in every way. Right from when you walk in the door it feels like you've been transported to Italy. The music really sets the mood, and the staff are amazing. The food is absolutely divine - the hard bit is choosing...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Alana M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had eaten here before and really enjoyed All For no. This time we were looking for a pizza to take back to our hotel. The team made one to our spec (off menu) and it was excellent. Thoroughly recommended for couples or groups.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank BellsNZ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just had a stunning meal at this restaurant. Fantastic staff that were so knowledgeable about food and wines and so very helpful. Food was perfect and the wine great too, ambiance was quietly busy with the tables being turned but clearly a classy Italian local

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Brookesanna
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Little hidden gem in takapuna Great selection of dishes Great service Beautifully decorated reminds you being in Italy Highly recommended Do book as it’s very busy

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank AmeliavdBerg
Alfornotakapuna, Owner at Al Forno, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Amelia. Thanks so much for the wonderful review. It’s always great to hear that our team at making customers happy so i will pass on your feedback. See you next time. Grazie

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We absolutely loved this restaurant!! Very cozy and warm ambiance. The staff was accommodating and very friendly. The food was outstanding! We were in Aukland for 3 nights and ate at Al Forno 2 nights. The pizza was fantastic, very crunchy crust and sauce was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank DZaylor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Al Forno is a favourite of our family. Stunning atmosphere including a view of the pizza chef at work. There’s a dish for every mood, craving or occasion. The service is excellent - professional yet welcoming. You’re never left waiting for service but never feel...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank tabs_leigh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had made a booking for 6.30pm on a Wednesday night, everything was going well...(food was delicious), until we were told at 7.40pm as the bill was put on the table that the table was rebooked and we would need to be gone within 10...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Cherie C
Alfornotakapuna, Owner at Al Forno, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Cherie, thanks for the review. It’s great to hear you enjoyed your meals and the service. It’s disappointing to hear you were not made aware of a dining time limit on your table. I’ve taken a look at your booking and can see this...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My father is Italian and was looking for a nice meal with Al dente pasta and was very very happy to find Al Forno

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Mika_and_Family
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Lovely Italian meal and enjoyed the friendly staff. They were very helpful with gluten free options for my daughter. Very accommodating. A busy little place, so you need to book but it seems to always be busy which is a sign that they are a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank LindaGuirey
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Questions & Answers
15 March 2017|
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Response from James M | Reviewed this property |
To be very honest. I don't know if they do allow BYO. But, they do have a pretty good wine list and from memory those wines really match the food. I would try the Chianti Classico Reserva. Only available by the bottle. Enjoy!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$32
Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 Anzac Street | Takapuna, Takapuna, Auckland 0622, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  North Shore  >  Takapuna
  • Phone Number: +64 9-488 0179
  • E-mail
Al Forno Italian Restaurant in Auckland serves traditional Italian dishes along with a excellent selection of wine, beer and non alcoholic beverages.
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