Alto Forno

4.7
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666 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
A Modern Italian Restaurant & Lounge.
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.2
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Carlene
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate here on the last night before restaurant had to stop dine in eating. We were the only reservation and there was only one other table seated. There were about 10 people at the bar though, so that was nice to see. The service and food were both excellent. The mushroom risotto was incredible! Creamy and testy! There were 4 of us. We had the bone in tenderloin, the short rib with mushroom risotto, the roasted chicken and the special bolognese. We started with 3 ceasar salads and an alto salad. Everything was delicious. The one complaint was the bolognese wasn't as saucy as expected. But it was delicious all the same. Good luck during the pandemic. We look forward to returning.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fab food
Beautiful spot
Will return

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MichelleS
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. The food was amazing. The service first rate.

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vipJanice
New England
21 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Good was great but service was very slow - need more help. Valet did not give key back and had to return to restaurant.

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ChrissyG
New England
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. Food and service was 5 star!!!

JT
vipJonT
New England
48 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good meal and excellent service by Vito.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. Vito, our server, was great. Very knowledgeable and offered great recommendations for our table. Will go here instead of into city for fine dining.

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MaykyD
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

The ambiance is what makes this restaurant.
That is what you are paying for.
Food is just as good as any above average restaurant.
Service wasn’t very good.

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vipHeidla
New England
13 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience5

So many things came wrong to our table, ordered Brussel sprouts without pancetta on 1 dish with mushroom risotto as my main course, ( I eat vegetarian)what comes to the table but brussels separate with pancetta.
Items were already unavailable on a Saturday night by 630pm that we were considering ordering.
For example for dessert ordered the ice cream trio and no vanilla ice cream.

JM
JodiM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Matt always has an incredible menu for guests. This place never disappoints

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PaulM
New England
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

...the menu simple (great) , service great always a nice crowd of nice people

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vipjoyjoy
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is the best we have found on the North Shore, and is comparable to experiences in Boston.

DH
vipDavid22H
New England
10 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Really enjoy the place. We have been many times. Excellent for friends or business. always a 4+ all around. --David

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vipWMGi
New England
37 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

First of all, this is a FABULOUS restaurant!!! One my favorites outside of Boston. Why the 4 stars? The last time I was there, the drinks took 20 minutes to deliver, the salads arrived at the same time as the appetizers, and our meals took an inordinately long time time to arrive. No, this was not a Friday or Saturday night. Having said all of this, the food was exceptional and our server was very pleasant. Also, all past experiences at ALTO FORNO have been wonderful! This review is primarily directed to management--don't let standards drop on slow evenings, you're too awesome of an establishment for that.

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DextersMom
New England
15 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited Alto Forno for the first time this weekend to celebrate our anniversary and it was a wonderful experience! From the beautiful table to the delicious food to the incredible service, it was an experience that we will never forget.

JT
JoeT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service was excellent. Chairs were very low and at an uncomfortable height. Other than that, what a great meal!!

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NADINEH
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Just left there moments ago. Made reservations for five for a 50th wedding anniversary. When I made the reservation I mentioned the celebration. We were seated and not a word was said about it. Not and I hear we are celebrating an anniversary. We order out meal which was good nothing spectacular. As dinner went on still no acknowledgement of what we we’re celebrating. Okay so a member at the table for up and mentioned again. Towards the end of dinner a dessert came out which was delicious. Heading home took a close look at the bill what?! We were charged for the one dessert. Really? I have gone to other restaurants (Capital Grille, Ruth Chris, Strega etc) for celebrations and they were generous enough to either comp a dessert or a glass of wine for the person or persons being celerbrated but to charge a dessert. Wow! Nah I'll pass.

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TinaR
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service/staff was amazing and the food was delicious!

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JamesF
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall experience, service food atmosphere. Great date night romantic spot. Keep up the good work. Would definitely recommend and return.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dropped by Alto Forno one night for a glass of wine and a charcuterie plate snd decided to return for Valentines Day. We were seated at a great table, well attended by a very helpful wait staff, and enjoyed wine with recommended specials. Topped it off with a shared plate of various gelatos. Food was excellent as was the service. The place was packed snd very lively on Valentines Day - so a bit loud as expected.

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vipljlblue
New England
67 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food from the fig ciabatta to the pappardelle with short rib and the swordfish. The portions all surprisingly large. We will be back again

JB
JudyB
New England
35 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was superb, great table and the food outstanding. We have been to this restaurant a number of times, but this was the best meal of the lot.

JM
JohnM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite place on the north shore. Great for a business meeting or a date night. Food and service are outstanding

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I went out for a “galentine’s” day dinner. The service, food, and ambiance were 5 stars. We had an amazing 2.5 hour dinner that was so relaxing and well paced. The dishes were inspiring and the suggested wine complimentary to the food. I completely forgot I was in Peabody. I didn’t want the night to end. We will be back! It’s a winner!

JD
vipJonD
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were both amazing. Our server Hannah was articulate, professional, extremely informative, and fun. We slos met the owner of the restaurant, Daniella. She was also wonderful to chat with and takes great pride in her restaurant, staff, and menu.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday

Great experience

KM
KathleenM
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding as well as our waiter juztin

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Marco
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve never bothered to write a review for any restaurant other than this. This meal was fantastic. And our waiter, Justin, was literally the best waiter I’ve ever had. Excellent experience.

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NHWineGuy
New England
10 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food & service were very good. A bit too dark for our tastes, though. Couldn't read the menu without a light.

MA
vipMichaelA
New England
11 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfect

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CraigM
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I go to Alto, it’s an amazing experience. Veal porterhouse was unreal. Best I’ve ever had. Tuna tartar app was phenomenal as well. Wait staff is amazing, from the time you walk in the door to when you get your coat on the way out. You NEED to eat here!

MM
MarionM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all enjoyed our meals

TG
TexasGirl
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved my first experience at Alto Forno. Nothing to be desired, from the moment I walked in. Stunning decor, sumptuous food, outstanding service. My new favorite restaurant, and it's in my own backyard!

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ZorbaK
New England
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic first experience at Alto. The food, drinks, service and atmosphere were all exceptional. I will definitely return soon!

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LorraineS
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food and Service was the Best!!

JM
JoanM
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We had a 630 reservation. We were not seated until 650. There was no area to sit in while we waited for that reservation. We were a party of five including two teenagers.Everyone seem to enjoy their meal except me. Oh I ordered the bull your base which is completely unacceptable. There were very few muscles and clams in the portion I was served. The worst part was they actually took the brand that is toasted that you usually dipped into the sauce yourself. The bread was lying absolutely soaked in the bottom of the serving and it was awful

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Brody
New England
7 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic

DC
DinaC
New England
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in every way. Exceeded all of our expectations. The food was unbelievable. Staff was attentive but not intrusive. The decor and lighting was perfect added with a little snowfall was beautiful. Run don’t walk for a exceptional dining experience

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AmandaK
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an overall great experience. The food was exceptional and our waitress was amazing as well. It did start out a bit late we were seated almost 45 mins after our reservation time. We were not offered a cocktail while we waited or anything other than an apology we had to wait. We did go to the bar and ordered a bottle of wine and the bartender brought it out with glasses for us. He was great.

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MichaelC
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had our anniversary dinner here and can not say enough of how perfect it was. Presentation of rose petals on our table to begin. Service was impeccable. The app of calamari was cooked perfectly tender. Veal Marsala was a large veal chop that was so tender and tasty. The short rib parpaddelle was delicious and a large portion. Ordered desserts to go and was never rushed even with a full house. Can’t wait to go back.

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Alto Forno is rated 4.7 stars by 666 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.