Tuesday-Friday 5:00-10:00pm
Saturday 4:00-10:00pm
Closed on Sunday and Monday


Announcing our Winter Cooking Class series:

Share the warmth of our kitchen and our staff this winter in one of our delightful Saturday afternoon cooking classes. Get behind the scenes at Al Forno with Chefs David Reynoso, Phil Niosi and Neil Temkin! Classes are held in our kitchen and include a scrupmtious four-course meal.


Classes run from 12-3:00. $75/per person.


577 South Water Street • Providence • 401.273.9767


The final menu for each class is formulated as we near closer to the actual date. We cannot accomodate specific menu choices but can honor certain dietary restrictions with ample notice.  

Enrollment is limited to 3 classes per guest.


Our classes are designed to be comfortable and informal. All levels of skill and interest are welcome as we love having a diverse group of enthusiasts to keep it interesting for all. We recommend comfortable shoes and appropriate clothing; it is difficult to predict the temperature in the kitchen on any given day.


We serve wine by the glass for an additional charge.


Our Classes fill quickly so give us a call right away to reserve your spot (401.273.9760). Signups are limited to 3 classes per guest. Refunds will be issued in the form of a gift card for cancelation more than 48 hours in advance of the class.

January 23 

Pizza-pa-Looza FULL 

Who doesn’t love the pizza of Al Forno? Join us over the toasty coals of our grill and learn the secrets to success with hand-formed pizza. After a formal introduction to our beautiful red Hobart mixer, you’ll measure, roll and flatten the  dough before shaping it for the grill. We’ll also share ideas and recipes for left-over pizza dough. Crispy, delicious fun for all! 

February 6 

Pizza-pa-Looza IIFULL 

Back by popular demand.


February 13 

Decadent Desserts  FULL

Spend Valentine’s Weekend surrounded by Al Forno sweetness! In addition to yet-to-be-determined specialties, learn how to make the classic Al Forno tart dough (easier than you might think!), and our hand-churned ice cream. Surprise your sweetheart with your newly-acquired skills and recipes, or...share the afternoon together!


February 27 

Sea Fresh FULL

Come learn about the amazing bounty contained within Rhode Island’s coastal waters and get a taste of how Al Forno integrates


March 19 

Shell FishFULL

Walrus and Carpenter will be joining us with there exceptional oysters to tell us about the resurgence of Rhode Island oyster farming and share some of what makes Southern New England’s coastline so special.


March 26 


Join us in celebrating the amazing versatility of lamb as Chef David butchers the whole animal and shows us how to use every part to honor this special protein. 


April 2


If you’ve eaten at Al Forno or read George and Johanne’s cookbook, On Top of Spaghetti, you know that pasta has always been on the menu. Join the chefs for some of the Al Forno classics as well as some new favorites.


April 9 


Get a new Porcine Perspective as Chef David shows us how to butcher a whole suckling pig and prepare the entire animal in a variety of new and exciting ways.


April 16 

Poultry FULL

Here at Al Forno even the flightless birds really soar. Join us for a poultry packed presentation on how to butcher and cook birds in a variety of ways.


May 7

Pizza-pa-Looza III - FULL 

You just can’t get enough


May 14 

Very Vegetarian FULL                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

 Get into the Spring of things as the Chefs take you through the steps to create a scrumptiously satisfying and hearty meal utilizing grains and vegetables of the season. Viva la vegetable!




 Wells App

Going to Paris? Don't leave home without Patricia Wells!


We have just returned from Paris where we had the inside scoop on the best restaurants, food shops, wine bars and all things gastronomic.  We were guided by Patricia Wells' fabulous new app for the iPhone, The Food Lovers' Guide to Paris.  It's full of great tips, reviews, maps and all the info you need to navigate the Paris food scene like a pro. 
                                                            --George and Johanne

Here's what Patricia says about the app:

"I am very excited to announce that THE FOOD LOVER’S GUIDE TO PARIS is back! All new content in an all new format -- as an app for the iPhone, also compatible with the iPad and iTouch. April 17 is the target date to begin sales on the iTunes App Store!

Over the past 15 months I have been visiting, re-visiting, and testing the best of culinary Paris, and the result is a user-friendly app that includes more than 350 favorite addresses, from restaurants, cafés, and wine bars, to the best in cheese shops, bakeries, pastry shops, chocolate shops, markets and specialty shops. Features include color-coded pins and GPS locations to guide you to the best spots nearby as you wander the city. You can browse by category or neighborhood, or if you are just looking for a place for a quick late-night bite, you find it quickly. You will be able to call establishments, link to their web sites, and even find directions. Color photos are included for most destinations. The app also features my popular A-Z glossary of French culinary terms. For more information, visit www.foodloverparis.com and on Itunes (click here to download now!). Note that you can also gift the app, tell a friend, share on Twitter and Facebook. And a 5-star rating would be most welcome!"