• 34 Anzac Street, Takapuna Auckland
  • 09 488 0179
  • Dinner – Tuesday to Sunday

    5pm to late

    Lunch – Open on request only for large bookings

    (Tuesday to Sunday)



Authentic Italian Food and Wine in Auckland

Al Forno brings the best of Italy to Takapuna, where tradition is celebrated with wood-fired pizzas, handcrafted pastas, and authentic Italian and Mediterranean-inspired dishes.

We are passionate about showcasing seasonal New Zealand produce and speciality Italian products. Our wine list features award-winning wines from the best regions in Italy, New Zealand, and Australia.

Come for the food, stay for the warm hospitality and Italian ambience.

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Takeaway Italian Restaurant

At Al Forno, we offer Italian Food which includes wood-fired pizzas, pasta and Mediterranean inspired meals. Even though you are not dining here, you should still be able to enjoy the best Italian food in Takapuna.

Order Online Quickly & Easily

You can order right here on our website for takeaway pick up. Check out our takeaway menu now.

Dine-In Experience

We take pride in cooking the finest Italian and Mediterranean inspired food. Check out our dine in menu.

Fast Delivery

We use the handy and reliable UberEats service for takeaway deliveries. Check us out now on the UberEats app.


This little restaurant has quickly moved to the top of my list of favorites...A comfy vibe, with a real brick fire oven- the pizza proves its worth! I enjoyed every item, and it came very quickly on the busiest night of the week- need I say: authentic and delicious. Higly recommended.

Tyrone Penning

We have been here a number of times and it seems as though every time it gets better! Wonderful service and the most outstanding authentic Italian food, with such great variety. Would highly recommend, will be so worth it.

Jordan Strydom

Incredible Italian! Their Pizza is possibly one of the best in Auckland - authentic Italian style (highly recommend Cappriciosa). Pasta was amazing and so fresh. The wine selection was fantastic. Can't recommend this place enough.

Elle Macartney

Lovely authentic Italian atmosphere with beautiful murals on the walls. Food is always to die for; I’ve been coming here sporadically for over 5 years and have never had a dish that doesn’t make me want to personally thank the chef. The pastas are always creamy, well-portioned and absolutely delicious. We will keep coming over and over again.


What an overwhelming experience at Al forno yesterday.. the people, service and food everything was superb. Pasta and steak and the dessert everything was perfect. Thank you for the great hospitality👏👌👌

Tabbu Dharani


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Best Italian Food in Takapuna

With fantastic food served in a charming and relaxed Italian atmosphere, Al Forno is suitable for every occasion. All our food is made using fresh, locally-sourced ingredients, and cooked using traditional recipes with a modern spin. We are passionate about the history and legacy of Italian food, and proud to bring you an authentic Italian and Mediterranean dining experience right here in Auckland. We are fully licensed, with a great selection of wines and other beverages to choose from. Our friendly team will do everything we can to make your dining experience as enjoyable as possible.