Great for Group Lunch
Went with co-workers for a birthday lunch. The service was a little slow, maybe because there were a lot of large groups. But overall everyone loved the food and the prices were reasonable.
12/18/2012 12:00:00 AM
Food portions are over the
Food portions are over the top... Large. Meals are great. Service is good (always). Been going to Fornos for decades and they never disappoint
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had a great time, however
We had a great time, however my fish was really dry.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
I had a large group with a
I had a large group with a table by the window very comfortable. I sampled many of the dishes as we shared appetizer as well entrees. Their servings tend to be generous, so sharing seemed the best option. All the food was well prepared, and tasteful. Good selection of wine however the Sangria was very good. I would highly recoomend this restaurant, I've been many times and have never been disappointed.
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food and great service
Great food and great service in a great neighborhood of Newark! Perfect for food before or after an event at the Prudential Center!
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food is delicious and
The food is delicious and plentiful. We had leftovers for a couple of meals.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was my first visit and it was wonderful! Great food, superb service and lots of fun!
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
The appetizers were excellent,
The appetizers were excellent, the dinner was good. The sangria was delicious. We were a group of 12 and they gave us a round table which was very nice, we got to see and talk with everyone. We didn't feel rushed at all. Great night out with friends.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dinner with Friends
Four friends and I met at Fornos for a Friday night dinner and we had a great time. We were especially appreciative of the great appetizers, the extensive wine list, and the less than common fare on the menu (boar). All the food was excellent and the wait staff was fantastic.
5/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and fast service
Loved the grilled octopus appetizer, salad is amazing too. Of course, paella was very good, mariscada and fish are excellent!
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was wonderful and the service was great! We came here to celebrate my son's college graduation and we are happy we made the trip
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of the premeire dining establishment in the Ironbound...I recently dined with my family
5/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
We celebrated a graduation
We celebrated a graduation with a group of 7. 3 pitchers of sangria and oysters, clams, and asparagus to start. We could have stopped there but plowed on through main courses of garlic shrimp, veal Marsala and a seafood casserole. Ended with coffees and complementary port! Just great!
5/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for business and pleasuse
My favorite restaurant in the Newark Ironbound Section. Great assortment of the traditional seafood dishes. Also, offer great meat and fish dishes. Generous portions. I especially like the complementary bread, olives and salad. Quiet enough for business lunches and dinners. Great for special occasions. Also, romantic environment for a private night out.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
will definatley return, great fresh food, lots of variety on the menu, and family friendly.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a delicious dinner
We had a delicious dinner and the service was great.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
I wanted my friends to experience great Spanish food and they were not disappointed. I love the way Fornos sits you down with a generous salad and excellent bread right away.The service was very attentive and helpful as there were questions about items on the huge menu. I had the Mariscada in Red Sauce which had a delicious heat to it.The Mariscada in Green Sauce was also a hit.
Restaurant reviews may vary but I know Fornos has always delivered for me over many years the consistency I seek as a foody and as a lover of Spanish cuisine.The central location and the parking are convenient as is the nearness to transportation and downtown.
I have never had a bad experience at Fornos even on a busy weekend night.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Bring your appetite!
Huge portions. Delicious varied menu. Sangria was fantastic too!
6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had not eaten in the Ironbound
I had not eaten in the Ironbound section of Newark in ages and it was good to be back. The seafood, which is my favorite, is out of this world. I highly recommend the lamb chops or the Chilean Sea bass. Our server was attentive and we had the best seat in the house given that one person in our party has a physical handicap. Overall, I was pleased and so were my guests. I will return there this summer for my birthday and am already planning.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
As always,the food was great,I
As always,the food was great,I always tell people to try Fornos ,that they will love it! We come here every year for our kids birthdays and we always look forward to it!
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fornos never disappoints
Best sangria in Newark. Awesome food with portions sized to share. This is classic Ironbound fare, but the owners are still there every day. Love Fornos.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
There were 8 of us out for
There were 8 of us out for a work team dinner. We were all pleasantly surprised by the various salads, olives and warm bread (and garlic bread) brought to the table before we received our menus. Out of the 8 diners, two had special dietary needs and both found selections that meant their requirements without any problem. Everything was delicious. The portions are HUGE-- if I were the restaurant I would make a notation on the menu that the Paella is for two!
6/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Consistently good food
We were a party of five for a birthday celebration. Food was very good, as always. Service was a little slow, but we were enjoying ourselves. Fornos is our "go to" restaurant for Spanish and Portuguese food in Newark.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Table for five for an early Sunday, pre-concert dinner. Place was full and now we know why. Good food and so much that we were too full for dessert despite having "doggie bags." I'm guessing there's not a less frenetic time to eat there, but would like to go back again at an off peak time. It was actually worth the drive from Central Jersey to Newark!
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Family adult birthday party
We had a wonderful birthday celebration and we all loved the food and atmosphere...we've been choosing Fornos for more than 30 years and have always left with big smiles on our faces and memories of a wonderful evening with friends and family. It will continue to be our " go to place".
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
We love it!
Can't say enough , the paella is frankly the best you can have anywhere. The sangria is awesome . Management makes sure you are treated excellently , always vegilent.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything we ordered were so delicious! The portion of each plate was big so everybody packed something to go! Loved the great variety of desserts the restaurant had available! Definitely will go back!!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best In Newark
We have been dining at Fornos for many years, and it never disappoints. From the moment you walk in, you are greeted with a smile by the staff. The service is very attentive and the food, which covers a vast array of choices, is always top-notch. I highly recommend this restaurant!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a customer business dinner and they put us in a quiet front room where we enjoyed excellent food and attentive service.
Restaurant seems to have been recently redecorated, nice interior. Better than expected!
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is the best of the Portuguese/
This is the best of the Portuguese/Spanish restaurants in Newark. The food is excellent and the portions are large. The service was exceptional.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
sTAFF WAS MORE THAN ACCOMODATING
sTAFF WAS MORE THAN ACCOMODATING AND ANTICIPATED OUR NEEDS.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Have dined numerous times at Fornos and they never disappoint. The food, staff are always wonderful. The main point is you are never disappointed when coming to Fornos they are always consistent.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Portions somewhat reduced
Portions somewhat reduced and prices raised, since the last time we visited this restaurant. Overall food quality still good, sangria quality down and price up. Not as crowded a bar as before (not necessarily a bad thing), and reservation times kept, unlike years ago.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent as always
Thank you to Martin our waiter for the excellent service. We were a party of six, had to be to the airport within an hour and 15 minutes, and he made our dining experience fast and comfortable including desert. The food was superb and beautifully presented, as always. Cannot say enough about my many experiences at Forno's.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first visit to this restaurant. We went for a 40th birthday dinner for a friend of our daughter's. The reservation was honored on time, even a few minutes early. The wait staff was extremely courteous and helpful. My only criticism would be the fact that they put plates of salad on the table immediately on arrival. We were all enjoying the salad and suddenly the waiter was there to take our orders. We had not even opened the menu. To their defense we realized that 20 minutes had passed. Also, the waiter did not rush us when we told him we were not ready. He returned about 10 minutes later. Overall, a great experience and we will return..
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
So far a great experience
My wife and I have been here four times in the last three years and we have not have a bad meal or experience. A little pricey - yes (with food & drinks & tip / tax about $125 per couple). Food has been nothing but excellent for myself and every other person I have gone here with. Service is exceptional ... waiter staff has always been attentive and very pleasant. The atmosphere is lively with an charming setting. This is a can't go wrong place - this past weekend my cousin who I haven't seen in a six years was in town (Newark layover) for one night so we took him and his wife, son and his wife here. It did not disappoint!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Huge portions of delicious
Huge portions of delicious food. Was there for my birthday with my family. The servers couldn't have been nice.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went here for a group work dinner and everyone loved the wine food service and Tartufo deserts. My self I'm a vegetarian and we all loved the portobello mushrooms and potatoes aioli. Paella was perfect and everyone else who ordered the shrimp steak fish all loved their meals and couldn't wait to enjoy the left overs for lunch the next day.
Better than adega grill down the street.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
seated on time, great menu,
seated on time, great menu, great specials, great food, priced right,what else do you need?
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service wonderful and friendly. Food is very good quality. Menu is massive. The portions are tremendous. The white and red sangrias are the best I've ever tasted but potent. They have a secure parking lot. I love everything about Fornos. I recommend it to everyone I know.bring your appetite with you when you go. Ps. The creme caramel flan for dessert is to die for!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Family Get together
A long awaited family get together. Food was great, excellent value and a fun evening overall.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Forno's always awsome
If you havent been you should go. Always great. Large parties or a table for two terrific food and service.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Gets better every time!
I have been here at three times already and each visit gets better.... The food is excellent, atmosphere is great, can be a little loud at times, but nothing too crazy. The sangria is a must to try! And also my husbands favorite the 32oz NY strip ! It's definitely a steak to share, but sometimes the men can eat it alone. Check it out you won't be disPpointed
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great apoetizers and Margaritas
We were a group of four. Everyone loved their individual orders (except me) and the shared appetizers were excellent. The sole was extra special. The Margaritas were great!
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM