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Al Forno in Providence, RI - prices?

Jel212 Aug 15, 2007 07:27 AM

I'm heading up to a wedding in Newport, and hoping to hit the famous Al Forno when I'm there. The menu looks incredible, but no prices - would like to have an idea of what I'm in for?

Thanks!

  1. Morganna Aug 15, 2007 07:33 AM

    Grah! Restaurants without websites and menus are bad enough! Restaurants with menus online that have no prices... EEEVIL!

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      jimmiah Aug 15, 2007 09:31 AM

      Your looking at around $20 for apps, $20-40 for pastas and entrees, sweets are aroun $7-8. Wines by the glass around $8-9.

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        Jel212 Aug 15, 2007 10:42 AM

        Wow...well, the desserts are reasonably priced...

        Thanks!

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          bachslunch Aug 15, 2007 03:45 PM

          Went there recently, and if memory serves the desserts were at least half again as much as jimmiah cited. I didn't get one.

          I stuck to the grilled pizza when I went. Note that this place tends to get almost universally panned on this board, so tread cautiously.

          1. re: Jel212
            Bob W Aug 15, 2007 03:58 PM

            Jel: When I go to Al Forno with my brothers, we always share everything we order, so it never turns out to be as expensive as you might think (excluding wine of course).

            Definitely get a grilled pizza!

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          Enfielder Aug 15, 2007 01:50 PM

          Your other option is a grilled pizza - around $15 or so and probably almost enough for two depending on appetite.

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            im hungry Aug 15, 2007 03:46 PM

            its not quite that expensive but yeah its alittle high get a spot at the bar get the pizza and maybe a pasta and a salad.

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              JaneRI Aug 16, 2007 06:34 AM

              When the weather's nice, sit outside - they have a great patio and outdoor bar.

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                sk3 Aug 16, 2007 09:09 AM

                great call JaneRI -

                Jel212 - hope you'll share the experience. don't be scared of the price - it's expensive for the area, without a doubt - but it's all in relation to what you're accustomed to.
                Boston magazine wrote it up a few years ago as "An unremarkable but quick 50 miles south, Al Forno is close enough to visit on a weeknight and affordable enough to make a habit."
                dunno too many people around here who'd call it affordable, but compared to boston or nyc or any other big city...?

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                  Jel212 Aug 16, 2007 11:23 AM

                  Well, I think it's about 45 min from where I'll be staying (Newport), and I'll just come back from an 11-day vacation (yay!) to California (a drive up the coast). So.....while I'm from NYC so the prices aren't TOO shocking, my wallet may be a bit empty after that trip.
                  Thank you all for the feedback, though!

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                    SF13 Mar 25, 2010 02:09 PM

                    My boyfriend and I went from Newport. I was about a 45 min drive and absolutely worth it. We're from NYC and yes, Al Forno is a bit pricey but the food is totally incredible. Definitely get a grilled pizza!

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                      Jel212 May 2, 2010 06:42 AM

                      Thx!!

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