As one might expect from a place calling itself ‘oven-baked,’ Al Forno specialises in delicious Italian dishes fired in an authentic Italian stone oven. Of course this means that Al Forno – run by a group of chefs with training and years of experience in and around Naples, pizza’s Holy Land – offers some of the very best pizzas to be had in West London. The dough is made in-house each day, topped with 100% mozzarella and fresh plum-tomato sauce and blasted in the oven to create that iconic thin-but-foldable Neapolitan crust. This cosy and elegant Italian eatery in the heart of Shepherd’s Bush (at Romney Court on Shepherd’s Bush Green), though, is not just a pizzeria, and their range of signature oven-baked dishes (the lasagna is rich and moreish, and their penne-based pasta bakes are unique) is just as impressive as the pizza, not to mention the wealth of risottos, salads, hefty mains, dainty desserts and even satisfying breakfast meals.
The spaghetti pescatore were excellent and the tiramisu was fantastic. The service was very efficient and I’m definitely planning to come back very soon. Really very good!
Big choice of food on the menu at a great price. Food was good, staff were quick and friendly. A bonus they served Fosters at a great price.
Great food and decent price. Recommend the gamberini and the risotto. The lasagna is amazing and the service is very good. And their special coffees are very good too!