Pasta. Pizza. Wine. The three pillars of Aberdeen Street’s Al Forno make for comforting reading. Here diners will find the meaning of comfort food – simple, hearty food prepared simply in generous portions. Italy’s most famous export is writ large here; find pizzas cooked to perfection and a smattering of pasta dishes to spread the love a little wider. This is the kind of relaxed eatery that encourages diners in Hong Kong to stop by for a slice of something tasty and end up with them spending the evening enjoying great food, wine and excellent company.
There is very little that can top a genuine wood-fried, Italian-style pizza in terms of comforting,
universally beloved, food. The team at Al Forno Pizzeria (al forno from the Italian, meaning
from the oven – the secret of all good pizzas) serve slices of this hearty delicacy to the hungry hordes
around Aberdeen Street, Hong Kong. The pizza here is as authentic as it gets away from the Italian
peninsula: think fresh ingredients, droopy tipped slices and thin, thin crusts.
We would be remiss, however not to mention the range of dishes on offer at Al Forno (even if we personally recommend the pizzas). Guests to the Al Forno pizzeria on Aberdeen Street, Hong Kong can choose from hearty pasta dishes like carbonara or puttanesca, or opt for a simple dish of aglio olio with parma ham for a delicious taste of the bel paese at home. Diners on the hunt for something healthier can go for one of Al Forno’s salad plates, including a fresh caprese salad or a filling Caesar salad. Head over to Al Forno in Central Hong Kong between Tuesday and Sunday for lunch or dinner.