Just curious why Al Forno -- Providence's best-known restaurant, right? -- is never mentioned when people ask for recommendations for places in Providence. Is it because it's so well-known and thus not sufficiently chowhoundish? Is it because its quality doesn't quite live up to its titanic reputation?
I'm not from Providence, so maybe there's something I'm missing, but I did eat at Al Forno once and had a really wonderful meal. Two years later, I can still taste the black-olive-and-pumpkin free-form lasagne. In a good way, I mean.
As I said, just curious.