Alto Forno

4.6
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$31 to $50
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A Modern Italian Restaurant & Lounge.

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Mon - Thu 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Fri 4:00PM - 5:30PM

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4.5
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4.7
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DS
New England
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good overall dining experience. A step down from Capital Grill or Palanas; on a pat with Legal Seafood, but the food is better at Alto Forno.

OT
New England
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Food and service were wonderful!!

JT
New England
42 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great engaging staff. Quality food and comfortable atmosphere.

SN
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and food. Celebrating our daughters birthday was so special there!! They gave her a menu saying her birthday on it and brought dessert out for her. It was a great night!! Would definitely go again and again!!

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My birthday celebration could not have been any tastier. Superb foot outstanding service

DB
New England
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alto Forno simply hits the nail on the head, with the night perfected by Vito. We could not have asked for a better night. Vito was tactful, witty, and a true gem - Hands down one of the best servers I’ve had in this country. The food, drinks, and ambiance were to the tee, executed quickly and to perfection; moreover, no better place to celebrate my husband’s birthday this year. Sending huge gratitude to Vito for making our night even more special with his expertise and charisma. 10/10 would recommend to anybody looking for a great dinner.

JS
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always a great meal at Alto Forno.

A
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Rose petals on the table for our anniversary. Nice

OT
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing. Went out for our anniversary dinner when we go there they had flowers on the table, a note congratulating us on our anniversary and a customized menu saying happy anniversary on the inside. The food was phenomenal and he toffee cake dessert was out of this world! Highly recommend.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience as always, welcoming greeting , prompt and attentive attention , food on point . drinks and ambience set the mood for a luxe evening locally served . 5 star experience without the Boston hassle . True Gem in the north shore.

M
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We frequent Palanna’s all time and we have loved everything about that place and this one is tremendous as well

J
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit to Alto Forno.

The food was excellent and the service was very professional.

We will be back soon.

p
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The noise level would be my only critique music was too loud which made everybody have to speak louder...

C
New England
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We went out for my birthday dinner Friday night and once again had a fabulous experience at Alto Forno. Service was excellent and food was delicious definitely my favorite restaurant in the Peabody area.

OT
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Dishes are thoughtfully prepared. Carbonara is amazing and the beef short rib is outstanding.

PC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service; delicious food; impeccable ambiance

AI
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I would recommend it to a friend with the caveat that it is pricey

MA
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome. Always great.

S
New England
16 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time dining at Alto Forno, and it will certainly not be my last! Everything was wonderful, from the hostess to the server, the chairs were super comfortable and the food was phenomenal! I am looking forward to coming again. This is a great place for a special occasion meal.

JD
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our 30th Anniversary and the service and food were outstanding.

SL
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always consistent. The wait staff is very professional and knowledgeable of the foods being served. Atmosphere is superb.

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food

EB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place for a special occasion. Food and service were very good.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food drinks and the staff was nice and accommodating!

TH
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and ambiance . We have been there before and every dining experience has been memorable.

o
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as ever!!! Love our weekly visits for dinner and cocktails.

DP
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The ribeye was amazing and the perfect setting for a romantic birthday for my girlfriend

EE
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing, staff was fabulous will definitely be back!!

MM
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, great food, and relatively quiet on a non busy Tuesday night.

SL
New England
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Requested quite area / booth , that did not happen. Food was great and cooked perfectly. The waiter (older gentleman) was awesome, and had a good sense of humor. Sorry, forgot his name. It was a special night as my party of four was celebrating 2 birthday’s - the menus had our names on it, which was a nice touch. I expected more of a variety of apps, sides etc... examples:
Pan seared scallops, carb cakes, green beans .
We did enjoy our visit, but would be hesitant to come again. Thank you, Steve Levesque

ML
New England
16 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I’m not sure how to say this, but this was the worst meal we had this year. Well actually the worst meal we ever had. First of all, it took over 20 minutes for the waitress to come over and take our drink order. It then took one hour to get our dinner. The waitress was actually very nice but this place is run so poorly. Our food was not edible. We were a party of 4 and three of us had to return our meals. My swordfish was BLACK, so burnt that I couldn’t eat it. I am surprised that they actually served it to me. My husband had the Veal Milanese and that was completely burnt on the bottom (I mean BLACK) and half burnt on the top. He couldn’t even get a steak knife through it. My friend had the Osso Bucco and had to return his meal too. That was also over cooked and so tough. We all got 3 new meals that were still not very good. The Cappuccino was tasty, but the cups were so overfilled that the saucers were filled with coffee. The food and service is awful here. This place will not make it unless they do a better job. DO NOT GO!!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Okay service. Okay food. Nothing great

KD
New England
46 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Grateful to have found this restaurant through OpenTable! Complimentary valet, so easy to pop right in. Great decor. Only reason to not give 5 stars is that it was bright and we were seated RIGHT next to others on both sides, so it was impossible to continue a conversation that we were in the middle of once seated unless we were comfortable sharing with our neighbors. Next time I would request a separate table vs getting seated along the length where the tables are clustered close to each other. I do think if lights were dim that it may have felt a bit better? We are friendly and used to eating out in close quarters, but this felt invasive. Hostess was gracious when I asked about moving and while we were not moved due to the other tables reserved, when the couple next to us was done, they shifted that table away from us. The BREAD was AMAZING! Our entrees were DELICIOUS! We had the Chef's Whim which was essentially a ravioli with short rib and the perfect blend of ingredients and the Swordfish entree which was to die for! Cocktails were good. Service was great and it was an awesome spot prior to hitting up a nearby movie. Sweet little vases at each table. (Fresh greens would be better than plastic ones as it really does feel like a quality, classy spot and it would have been a nice touch). We will definitely be back!

DA
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I ordered the veal chop and it couldn't have been better. I was also impressed with the steak knife!

FC
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Nice decor. Food was average. Caesar salad lacked real Caesar taste.

K
New England
16 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meals and service! We started with the new tuna appetizer which is not only tasty and delicious but beautiful with the avocado cream opposite the ruby tuna. The chips to dip into it were perfect. My husband ordered the duck breast special which he continued to rave about the entire meal. The blueberry compote with the duck was a great combination. The polenta was creamy and comforting. My spaghetti vongole is a favorite dish and of course it was perfect.

P
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Menu selection for vegetarian was limited

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had to wait about 30 minutes for a reservation which was a little long but the food, and ambience were amazing!

DD
New England
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic evening and the anniversary touch on the table and menu was impressive. Highly recommended!

g
New England
37 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and ambiance. We went on Labor Day and it was not as busy as usual.
Great waiter and food was outstanding!