• 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)



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About Us

At AL Forno, we serve delicious, authentic Italian and Mediterranean food made using the best and freshest ingredients sourced locally where possible. If you love Italian and Mediterranean food, whether it’s pizza, pasta, or other authentic Italian dishes, you will love what we have to offer.

We also offer a fantastic selection of wines with options from Italy, Australia, and right here in New Zealand. We have a cocktail menu, too, for something a bit more exotic.

Our restaurant is in Takapuna and is decorated in a traditional Italian style. Therefore, you can expect a comfortable and welcoming casual dining experience where the focus is on eating delicious food in elegant surroundings while enjoying great company and conversation.

We have a takeaway option, too, with delivery anywhere in our local area through Uber Eats. When you order from our takeaway menu, you will get the same quality of food as if you were in our restaurant. In other words, our takeaway service involves fine Italian dining brought directly to your doorstep.


Book Today

To make a booking please use our online reservation system:


We can also accommodate group bookings, birthdays, and other functions. Get in touch with us to discuss your requirements and to secure your booking.

Awesome Place & Clean Environment.

Lovely & Very Professional Chefs

Tasty, Delicious & Fresh Foods.

Burata 1


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