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.
We came in late and the staff decided to work overtime so we wouldn't have to rush our meal! This was even a sunday night. The staff also spoke italiano so they are real authentic wich gives the experience a extra plus. Great food and nice prices.
very good service, delicious starter (calamari and stuffed mushrooms), main (chicken and mushroom with a side of spaghetti, pizza with a very light base) and pudding (tiramisu and lemoncello ice cream), good selection of drinks both hot and cold. excellent prices
Great food at a great price, value for money, very quick service , there is a lot of choice , including for vegetarians too. Would highly recommend
Great pizzas, really good value for money as well. It's about a 5 minute walk from Shepherds Bush station so really easy to get to. Would definitely recommend if you're in the mood for Italian food.
We visited Al Forno before going to a match at QPR and it was perfect for pre-match food. The choice was amazing from breakfasts, pizza and pasta to meat and fish main meals. The service was great and we both enjoyed the food. We would definitely go back.
A friendly cheap and cheerful local eaterie ideal for the O2 venue . The food was hearty, large portions and a good selection of drinks . We just loved the buzzer to call the waiter, it actually works!
Nothing fancy about this place but food was ok and decent value for money. Did the job before we went off to a concert. Staff pleasant and polite too. Would go back.
Fabulous food, generous portions and reasonably priced. The drinks are also good value with a bottle of house white only eleven pounds. Would definitely recommend.
We eat a very good pizza ! One remark; the pizza’s arrived while we were not yet finished with the starter...... it looks like they were in a hurry.
A pleasant enough experience in the heart of Shepherds Bush. Traditional Italian menu with well prepared and adequate food. Obviously popular with locals which is always a good sign