Every Wednesday all our wines by the bottle are half price. Choose from thirty plus Italian wines on offer. (excludes wines by the glass)Wine List
Every Monday bring in your own bottle of wine and we will waive the corkage fee.
Enjoy all our wines by the glass,
beers and cocktails for half price from 4-6 PM, Monday - Friday.
Monday - Thursday: 11:30 AM - 9 PM
Friday & Saturday: 11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Sunday: 5 PM - 9 PM
We accept all major credit cards
Free wifi available
Al Forno Caffe is homey, unpretentious, and honest. This is also reflected in their cuisine: robust
food served without frills or fuss. The wine list offers over fifty Italian wines from
all major Italian wine regions like Tuscany, Piedmont, Veneto, and more.
Al Forno Caffe's 2,400 square foot space is located in the heart of Costa Mesa, within the Mesa Verde Plaza, minutes away from Costa Mesa Golf Course.
The open kitchen looks onto a 50-seat dining room, 20-seat cafe and 5-seat bar. The space is outfitted with reclaimed wood tables, custom banquettes, and a wood-paneled bar; the dining area is accented with custom wall art, a brick mural, and vintage Italian posters.
General manager 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. He hopes to bring 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 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."
Join us every Sunday night to honor this long standing Italian-American family tradition.Enjoy our hearty sauce with sausage, meatballs, pork shoulder and unlimited pasta. We will be open Sundays from 5-9 PM serving our dinner menu and the above mentioned special.
Thank you Daily Pilot for including our Pasta Al Forno
in their top 10 best bites of 2014
Read our review in Daily Pilot.
Here is our article in Find Bliss LA's July issue.
Check out our write up in Orange Coast Magazine.
here is our review in Where magazine