• 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: Pizza and Pasta Restaurant in Auckland

If you are looking for the best pasta restaurant or the best woodfired pizza in Takapuna, Auckland, you should book a table with us. Mediterranean chicken and veal dishes, vegetarian options, seafood dishes – you’ll find them all on our delicious menu at AL Forno.

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 Mediterranean dining experience right here in Auckland.

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

We are fully licensed, so we have a great selection of wines and other beverages to choose from. If you are in the mood for a cocktail, our cocktail menu is always popular.

Whatever you are in the mood for, if you love Italian and Mediterranean cuisine cooked with passion by experienced and 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 amazing cocktails? Are you planning a romantic candle light dinner in Auckland with your significant other?

AL Forno is the perfect restaurant, whatever the occasion and whatever you are looking for. As well as our fantastic food, we also offer a charming and elegant yet relaxed Mediterranean-style ambiance where everyone is welcome.

Our team is also friendly and helpful too. We’ll do everything we can to make your dining experience as enjoyable as possible, whether it is just the two of you or a larger group. Make your booking today.

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 all your Italian and Mediterranean favourites as well as a few surprises. Our chefs also add unique twists to many of the dishes in our menu while keeping true to the traditional Italian style of cooking that we love so much.

That style of cooking has been passed down through generations since the days of the Romans, so there is a long history behind the food we prepare.

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

Wines and Cocktails

An Italian meal wouldn’t be complete without a glass or two of wine. At AL Forno, we have worked hard to make our wine list stand out from other restaurants. You will find Italian red and white wine options as well as wines from right here in New Zealand. At AL Forno, we are passionate about Italian wine, but it is often hard to go past the quality of wine produced here on our doorstep. Whatever you prefer, we’ll have a bottle to suit your tastes.

We also have rose wine and sparkling wine options as well as beer, cider, and non-alcoholic beverages.

Plus, we have cocktails, delicious, big night out cocktails. On our menu, you will find options that include Cosmopolitan, Appletini, Martini, Negroni, and The Godfather.

In other words, not only will you have a fantastic meal when you dine with us at AL Forno, you’ll also enjoy the best cocktails.

Takeaway Pizza and Pasta

Are you looking for takeaway pasta near me 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 fine 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, with each option featuring 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 on our menu too.

Ordering your authentic Italian takeaway couldn’t be easier as 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, plus we’ll do everything we can if you have a special requirement.

If you have food allergies, we have a comprehensive allergy list that will show you all the ingredients in each of our dishes. Plus, we are more than willing to come up with a substitution or alternative option so you can safely enjoy something you love to eat. The same applies if you have a food sensitivity – we’ll do everything we can to ensure you get an option from our menu or a suitable alternative.

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, therefore, 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.


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