Alto Forno

4.7
458 reviews
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$31 to $50
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A Modern Italian Restaurant & Lounge.

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

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New England
16 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. A fine restaurant. Good valet parking.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing-delicious food, great beverages, attentive servers & great ambiance!

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New England
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and food, will definitely return!

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KG
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came in at 4pm when they just opened, there wasn’t any guest yet besides us, so the place was all to ourselves, which was really nice! The food was served quick because of that, and everything we ordered was delicious!
We’ll come back here for sure!

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JR
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dine at Alto Forno once per month and the great service and excellent food is consistent.

We highly recommend putting Alto Forno on your list of favorites.

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New England
31 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the restaurant that takes pride in every where. The food is amazing along with impecable service.
Our 5th time and each experience has been 5 star.

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RB
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just like at Pellana’s, they consistently deliver! Superb!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 2

Normally we have a great experience, but the other night was subpar at best. Food was fine, but we waited a long time. Orders were forgotten. We had dairy allergies in the group and cheese was on everything. Very upsetting.

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CT
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was very impressed with the quality and quantity of the food. The prices are middle-of-the-pack too high but be quality and portions as I previously mentioned make it worth it. The staff and atmosphere of this restaurant are very calm and welcoming. I will definitely be eating there again

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NJ
New England
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was absolutely amazing. My husband and I can not stop raving about it with our family and friends. We cannot wait to go back. We HIGHLY recommend going...and RUN as fast as you can !!

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New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a huge success Saturday evening. I chose Alto Forno to bring my guests and they really enjoyed everything from the wonderful appetizers through dessert! Believe it or not 3 out of the 6 of us ordered the chicken (which my husband orders everytime & loves it). Wonderful night, thank you to the Chef, Matty & Nick our waiter.

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AH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Alto Forno is a great restaurant. We stayed for 3 hours having 4 courses and at the end we felt rushed. My only compliant is we did not get asked if we wanted more water.

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M
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great it was our anniversary they had flowers on our table food was great service was excellent will go there very often

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New England
18 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had dinner here to celebrate our anniversary. When we got there we were surprised with rose petals scattered over the table, a handwritten not wishing us a Happy Anniversary and a custom printed menu with Happy 11th Anniversary at the top. It was impressive.
The food was delicious - I got the cod and my husband got the bolognese. Both were delicious and the chocolate cake with salted caramel ice cream dessert was crazy good. Our waitress was great too - the whole experience was excellent.
We’ll definitely be back and would recommend this restaurant for any occasion.

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EE
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is beautifully decorated. The menu has a lot of variety and every was delicious! The service was fantastic. Great wine list too

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

First course was good but main courses were disappointing. Obviously a popular restaurant and not noisy which is good.
Staff were attentive.

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AR
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was great. Service was awesome. 4 stars for a few items just because menu is very limited and portions rather small. But food was great and they did great with the design and ambiance. I would recommend to others. They have a nice bar as well.

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CJ
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Somehow, we missed our reservation time and the management was very accommodating by allowing us to save Mother’s Day. Everyone was really nice and our waiter Ronaldo was a perfect gentleman and very helpful

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DR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Our second time here- first visit was great. This time pasta was undercooked, good but not great food. Soda and water refills were slow or nonexistent in spite of large number of servers. 14 year old just wanted pasta w red sauce- charged 24 dollars for that dish!! Way too pricey and quality was less than it should be for cost-not going back anytime soon

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PY
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, drink, and service! We recommend to anyone looking for a nice night out.

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LP
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love going to this restaurant. So pretty inside. The food is amazing. The staff is awesome. ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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

We enjoyed our dinner thoroughly from start to finish. We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and we were pleasantly surprised when we arrived at our table to find it decorated with beautiful red rose petals and a thank you card for spending our anniversary there. They also noted our wedding anniversary at the top of our menus and gave us a menu to take home to highlight the day. Very classy touch all around! We found the menu to be very appealing and full of a wide variety of options. The bread was fantastic. The short rib pasta was amazing and my husband’s Bolognese was equally as good. Even our son enjoyed his dinner. We were so full that we did not try dessert but I’m sure that was amazing as well. Beautiful atmosphere – modern rustic farmhouse decor which is my favorite and it felt like we were dining in New York City and not in Peabody. I will definitely return again. Want to try the pizza too! Thank you for making our anniversary dinner so memorable!

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New England
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I included in my notes that it was a Birthday and it was celebrated. What was brought out was not very good but it was recognized

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TK
New England
12 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent

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MP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

23 yr wedding anniversary we had the 40oz Tomahawk steak special. Never a bad meal Alway Great

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E
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

I expected so much more from this restaurant i made a reservation for 8:30 we got sat at 8:50 the complimentary bread was hard as a rock when we got offered more bread because it was fresh definitely saw the difference it felt like it was a week old bread.. we ordered a drink we liked tried to order it again but they ran out of the ingredients to make it.. the prosciutto pizza was awful not what i had expected it to be. Will not be coming back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Management did an amazing job handling a very busy night. Food was bomb and our waiter Joe was very attentive. Thanks all!

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New England
11 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Service was slow. Food was good but not great, although the two dessert selections were outstanding. They had no gluten free pasta, which is uncommon as compared to most of the high end restaurants we frequent. Bar area looked very cool and pretty large. We’ll give it another try before we take it off our list.

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AC
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and wonderful service. We will be going back soon!

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RG
New England
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I've already recommended this place to several friends. I noted that this was for an anniversary when I booked through OpenTable. I wasn't expecting anything special but when we showed up, rose petals adorned the table and there was a card waiting for us. It was a simple "Thank You" card with a little hand-written note inside thanking us for spending our special night with them. Those little touches put this place over the top but honestly, the service was excellent and the food was fantastic. Again, it was obvious that the menu was well thought out and each dish was perfectly executed. We'll be returning and recommending without a doubt. Prices are very reasonable for the quality of food.

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K
New England
15 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure dining at Alto Forno. Consistenly EXCELLENT.

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

We very much enjoyed our dinner. Our waitress, Shaun, was extremely helpful and went the extra mile to help make our visit a good experience. Chef Matthew made a fantastic White Bolognese and my husband enjoyed his short rib ragu pasta dish.

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M
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Never had a bad experience , The staff is very friendly and can't do enough for you . The Chef has been out to talk to us several times about his special's . He very helpful explaining different dish's he has prepared.. I would highly recommend this restaurant for a great night out ,I take my hat off to the Chef

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TD
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is awesome. Every time we go we have excellent service with amazing recommendations and sometimes even something special from the kitchen. We are very lucky to have a restaurant of this quality outside Boston.

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JB
New England
78 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time visit and will definitely go back. Food choices were a little different than your typical Italian restaurant so want to try a few other dishes. I had the cod bouillabaisse that was very nice. Give it a try.

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants. Perfect for date nights.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The food is not as good as it used to be.
Service is still great.

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A
New England
14 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, food and drinks were excellent.

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New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Quiet weekday dinner with a friend. The service could not have been more friendly or knowledgeable. The food however lacked zip. The lamb shanks were well cooked but bland. Their pasta is makes the typical American error of too much sauce on too much spaghetti. My pasta with clams had no salty, briny, garlicy, flavor that is the whole point of the dish.

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I come here at least once a week. It is one of our favorites! The alto salad, carbonara, Branzino, and the salmon are just a few of my favorites! The head Chef Matt is amazing, personable, and very passionate about everything he cooks. Highly recommend!

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