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Al Forno Caffe – Costa Mesa

Nestled in a quiet strip mall a block off Harbor Blvd., Al Forno Caffe is the go to spot for excellent Italian cuisine at very reasonable prices. Al Forno offers classic Italian dishes along with neapolitan pizza and a selection over 50 Italian wines to compliment your dinner.

Chef Ali Kihanmahd has 25 years of restaurant experience, and has worked for 15 years in the top-ranked Italian restaurants in New York City including Fiorello’s Roman Cafe, Cesca, Trattoria di Vino and Pappardella. He owned and managed Apropos Cafe in Brooklyn – an Italian wine bar and cafe. Bringing a little bit of NYC to the OC through Al Forno Caffe, his first West Coast venture. “Al Forno Caffe was born out of my desire to offer an authentic Italian menu as an alternative to the mass-market chain restaurants dominating the OC food scene,” says Ali. “My vision is to serve good food and excellent Italian wine in a convivial atmosphere.”

Live Italian Accordion Music

Happy Hour Monday - Friday 4pm - 6pm
Enjoy all our wines by the glass, beers and cocktails for half price.
Selected pizzas for just $5

Wine Wednesday
Every Wednesday all our wines by the bottle are half price. Choose from thirty plus Italian wines on offer. (excludes wines by the glass)

BYOB Monday
Every Monday bring in your own bottle of wine and we will waive the corkage fee.

Place Categories: 1/2 Price Wine Nights, Cheese Plates, Cuisine, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Featured Restaurant, Features, Free Corkage Nights, Happy Hour, Happy Hour w/ Food Specials, Italian Restaurants, Outside Dining, Pizza and Restaurants with Open Kitchen

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