The name of this restaurant itself gives the game away in the best possible fashion, indicating precisely the centrepiece of this distinguished Italian restaurant along Singapore’s East Coast Road. ‘Forno’ means ‘oven’ in Italian, and at Al Forno’s East Coast premises it’s the traditional wood-fired oven that imparts that inimitable flavour to all manner of dishes, not just the proper Neapolitan pizza that this eatery is famous for. Established in 1995, Al Forno has become a fixture both for casual dining and for private hire, so be sure to book well in advance.
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Fantastic pizza, pasta, wine and service. The waiter kindly served us extra large limoncello to top off the meal
Authentic no frills good quality Italian food! The bow-tie pasta with crab meat is a must try, as well as the spaghetti vongole. My daughter doesn't eat squid cooked anywhere else except here, what more can I say about the calamari! Lamb chops is nicely grilled, a bit pricey but I will still order it again. Great for families, love the rustic decor!
Okay, it’s true, Al Forno is, at least for East Coast locals, famed for it’s pizza above all else. After all, this is a Neapolitan Italian restaurant, and Naples is most famous for inventing Italy’s most famous culinary export, the pizza, and you can rest assured that this restaurant does not deviate from the demands that tradition places on producing the perfect pie. All the classics are represented on the menu, but it’s a safe bet that Singapore’s seafood fanatics will be into the costeria speciale, topped with mozzarella plus sauteed clams, prawns, mussels and squid.
Oven-baked main courses are also a major feature at Al Forno, with our recommendation being the whole red snapper making tasty friends with clams, mussels and prawns in a white wine sauce. A horde of other classic Italian pasta dishes, sides and desserts are on offer at this East Coast favourite, but be sure to watch out for the ever-changing promotional set meals such as the Sunday brunch menu, offering Singapore diners the chance to really explore authentic Italian cuisine at great prices. While Al Forno’s East Coast Road restaurant is spacious enough for a large celebration, casual diners are advised to make an advance booking.