Chef Biography

The husband and wife team of Al Forno’s, got the idea of starting a restaurant while living and traveling throughout Italy.  Johanne worked in a tiny restaurant outside of Florence, and George taught for Rhode Island School of Design in Rome, at the Palazzo Cenci.  They returned to Providence and opened Al Forno in 1980.

The Great Chefs television team showed up in October 1992 to tape them for their Great Chefs of the East series, for the Discovery Channel. They have won almost every award possible and are still going strong 35 years later, having fun.


Cranberry-Walnut Crostada

Serving: 8 Print Cranberry-Walnut Crostada By Great Chefs November 10, 2015 A crostada is a flat Italian fruit tart. This easy-to-make dessert is not too sweet because of the tart flavor of the cranberries. Ingredients Cold Unsalted butter – 1 cup (2 sticks), cut into 1/2-inch cubes All-Purpose Flour – 2 cups Superfine sugar – […]

Clams Al Forno

Serving: 6 Print Clams Al Forno By Great Chefs November 9, 2015 Delicious and quite simple, these clams bake in a savory brew of tomato, wine, garlic, hot pepper, and onion. Johanne Killeen prepares her Clams Al Forno in the restaurant’s signature wood-burning oven; for the home cook, this means using the highest oven heat […]

Restaurant Information

Address: 577 S Main St, Providence, RI 02903
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