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.
Raciones abundantes de calidad a precios contenidos. Amplia carta. La atmósfera del restaurante agradable, con terraza exterior, acondicionada en invierno. El personal amable y el servicio rápido.
A lovely restaurant with good English and Italian food. Friendly staff. It was our tenth visit and we will go again. Prices are middling. Not expensive.
Meal tasted good although afterwards we realised it was a little salty. Salad was mostly icebrg lettice. Service was friendly and quick. Generally enjoyble but with a slight after taste.