Welcome to Forno Italiano

Inspired by Italian tradition and the love of sharing handmade Italian food with friends and family, Forno Italiano embraces the warmth and hospitality and honesty of the Italian way of life. Simple, fresh and delicious; our food is created for the season and draws on traditional recipes and regional flavours from Italy. Perfect for sharing, our rustic Italian food is made every day by the loving hands of our passionate chefs. Our knowledgeable and friendly waiter staff will help you choose the perfect wine or recommend a fabulous cocktail.


011 475 3145
Mon – Sun : 10am – 8pm
West Rand Retail Crossing, Hendrik Potgieter Rd, Johannesburg, 1724

East Gate Mall Store Details

011 615 3461
Mon – Sun : 10am – 8pm
43 Bradford Road Bedfordview, Gauteng,

Pietermaritzburg Store Details

033 387 1170
Mon – Sun : 10am – 8pm
512 Greytown Road, Raisethorpe Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal



The origin of the Wood Burning Oven leads us back to the origin of bread when the only way to bake bread was by means of a Wood Burning Brick Oven. The Wood Burning Oven provides food with a wholesome flavour that cannot be achieved with other types of cooking. As its name suggests, ‘Forno Italiano’ means ‘Italian Oven’. With its birthplace in Italy, Pizza was originally considered a peasant food but became so popular that today it is available and enjoyed worldwide by all. At Forno Italiano we over traditional Italian Wood Fired Pizza and a variety of authentic Italian specialities. We use only the freshest ingredients and all our dishes are prepared with great care in our traditional Wood Burning Oven.

Welcome to our Italian Kitchen!

Not in the mood for a delicious wood burning pizza?

Then why not try our other variety of delicious meals. Simply click on the box to view that specific menu!