I wasn't sure whether I could be bothered to write another Italian restaurant review but Al Forno is worth a mention particularly as it has recently opened the new Bar Al Forno in Darlington and they do make a formidable bolognese but more of that later.
The Middlesbrough site is ideally situated near the corner of Southfield and Linthorpe Roads and it's a big, friendly, spacious place where so many Italians are cramped and intense.
Arriving at 6pm we have the run of the happy hour and the full menu so are spoilt for choice.
Al Forno offers a mix of restaurant staples alongside a selection of their own signature dishes.
We are now open to entries for September's Teesside Photo of the Month. Many thanks to all the entrants last month and congratulations to the winner, Stephen Hornsey!
This month, the theme is 'Roads & Streets'. As usual, your entry should contain your interpretation of the theme, plus an element of Teesside.
Teesside is beautiful - we all know that and now is your chance to prove it with The People's Republic of Teesside's Photo of the Month!
Congratulations to this month's winner, Stephen Hornsey with this great image of industrial Teesside.
Second place this month went to 'Alison' (she provided no other details!) with a moody shot of the fishermans huts and the steel works and third place went to Daniel Winspear, again with a steel works photo, but this time shot at night.