About Us

We are a small family run restaurant in Henley on Thames serving traditional Italian cuisine. The name Al Forno literally translates as “cooked in the oven” and stems from our beautiful wood burning oven which is over 40 years old.

The restaurant, formerly Casa Nostra, has undergone a total refurbishment with just the original oven and open grill remaining. The restaurant is simply but elegantly furnished with the emphasis on good Italian food.

Chef and owner, Nuno Rosado, who worked at the original restaurant for 25 years, places emphasis on the freshest of ingredients and cooking each meal individually for his customers. The wood burning oven and open grill serve to provide the cooking facilities for many of our dishes including pizza, baked pasta and lasagne, grilled steaks, ribs of veal, butterfly tiger prawns, seabass and of course our speciality steak on the stone. Our other signature dishes include spaghetti alla vongole, spaghetti with clams, and spaghetti al granchio, spaghetti with crab and, last but not least, our veal milanese and veal piccatine al limone.

Our amazing pizzas, hand-made by our pizza chef, are available to take away and for those who request can be gluten free to suit. We are also happy to provide our traditional pasta dishes as a take away and with notice these too can be gluten free.

Nuno Rosado originally from Sagres in Portugal is also the owner of The Square a Portuguese restaurant in Market Place, Henley on Thames.

Buon Appetito!