• 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 wood-fired pizzas, handcrafted pastas, authentic Italian, and Mediterranean-inspired mains brings traditions together.

We believe in showcasing seasonal New Zealand produce, local seafood and meats, and cured Italian meats.

Our wine list features some of the best and award-winning wines from different regions of Italy, New Zealand, and Australia.

Our warm hospitality comes together to provide personable service and a pleasant dining experience like no other.

Come for the food and stay for the hospitality.

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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.


The food was soo delicious and good service - though a bit awkward. We were only there for an hour after spending a good amount of money until the owner started making weird/rude gestures at us and essentially telling us to leave. We felt very un-welcomed and uncomfortable - they never told us we had to be out by a certain time or that they had a reservation at our table(there were plenty of other tables around).

Muriel Van Meel

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

AL Forno is the perfect restaurant for whatever the occasion you are looking for. As well as our fantastic food, we also offer a charming and elegant yet relaxed Italian-style ambiance where everyone is welcome. If you are looking for the best pasta restaurant or the best woodfired pizza in Takapuna, Auckland, you should book a table with us. All our food is made from the freshest, locally sourced ingredients and is cooked using traditional recipes with modern cooking flair. We are passionate about the history and legacy of Italian food, and we are proud to bring you an authentic Italian and a touch of Mediterranean dining experience right here in Auckland. We are fully licensed, so we have a great selection of wines and other beverages to choose from. Our team is also friendly and helpful too. We’ll do everything we can to make your dining experience as enjoyable as possible.