• 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)



Italian Dining at Its Best

If you are looking for authentic pasta and woodfired pizza in Takapuna, Auckland, book a table with us. We serve some of the best pizza and pasta in the area, as well as chicken, veal and seafood dishes, and vegetarian options too – you’ll find it all on our delicious menu at Al Forno.

Our food is made using fresh, locally-sourced ingredients; cooked using traditional recipes with a modern spin. We are passionate about the history and legacy of Italian food, and are proud to bring you an authentic Mediterranean dining experience right here in Auckland.

Booking a table is advisable, particularly at weekends. We can accommodate group bookings of 10 people or more for birthday parties, work functions, and other events.

We are fully licensed, with a great selection of wines, cocktails and other beverages to choose from.

Whatever you are in the mood for, if you love Italian and Mediterranean cuisine cooked with passion by skilled chefs, you’ll love what we have to offer here at Al Forno. You can book a table with us by calling 09 488 0179, or you can email us.

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If You’re Looking for Dining Options, Choose Our Restaurant in the North Shore

Are you looking for fine Italian dining in a comfortable and relaxed restaurant near Auckland CBD or Devonport? Are you meeting friends for a meal and would like a restaurant that serves great food, delicious wine and cocktails? Are you planning a romantic candle light dinner in Auckland with your significant other?

Whatever the occasion, Al Forno can meet your needs. As well as fantastic food, we offer a charming, elegant and relaxed Mediterranean ambiance where everyone is welcome. Our friendly team will do everything they can to make your dining experience as enjoyable as possible.

Our Food

Whether you are looking for the best pizzeria or the most authentic Mediterranean cuisine, you will find what you are looking for at Al Forno. Our menu includes Italian and Mediterranean favourites as well as a few surprises. Our chefs add unique twists to many of the dishes while staying true to the traditional Italian style of cooking that we love so much.

It isn’t just about the food, though. Italian dining is also about long conversations and being together with family and friends.

Wines and Cocktails

An Italian meal wouldn’t be complete without a glass or two of wine. We have worked hard to make our wine list stand out from other restaurants with an extensive list which includes varieties from the best regions in Italy and New Zealand. We are passionate about Italian wine, but it is hard to go past the quality that is produced right here on our doorstep. Whatever you prefer, we’ll have a bottle to suit your tastes. If cocktails are more your style you will find all the classics such as Cosmopolitan, Appletini, Martini, Negroni, and The Godfather. We also have beer, cider, and non-alcoholic beverages.

Takeaway Pizza and Pasta

Are you looking for takeaway pasta in the Takapuna area? Do you want to order a restaurant-quality, Mediterranean-style, woodfired pizza? If so, you are going to love our takeaway menu.

Every option on our menu is cooked with the same care and ingredients as if you were sitting at a table in our restaurant. We have a wide range of pizza options to choose from, including calzone, all made using our delicious homemade pizza sauce.

If it’s pasta or risotto you are looking for, you’ll also find a great selection to choose from: chicken and mushroom risotto; fettuccine alfredo; gnocchi; lasagne; linguine al forno; penne pollo, risotto marinara; and much more.

We have sides, desserts, and beverages available for takeaway too.

Ordering your authentic Italian takeaway couldn’t be easier, you can order online or through UberEats. Order now.

Dietary Requirements

At Al Forno, we have tailored our menus to cater to as many dietary requirements as we can, and we’ll do our best to accommodate you if you have any special requirements.

If you have food allergies or sensitivities, we have a comprehensive allergy list that will show you all the ingredients in each of our dishes. We are more than willing to offer an alternative option so you can safely enjoy something you love to eat – Just ask us!

Low gluten options are also available on our menu. You will see them marked with GF for low gluten and GFA to indicate a low gluten alternative is available on request. Many of the options marked as GF or GFA do not include gluten-containing ingredients. However, pizzas are a popular choice on our menu, and we use flour to make the bases of our pizzas. Therefore, traces of flour and gluten are in the air. As a result, low gluten is a more accurate description of what we can offer.

If you are vegetarian or vegan, you will also find delicious options on our menu. Again, we label them for convenience, with V indicating a vegetarian dish, VA indicating there is a vegetarian option, and VG indicating the dish is vegan.


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