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Forno Bistro

4.5
4.5
2209 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Anchoring Saratoga's vibrant downtown Forno Bistro is a family-owned bistro that offers a variety of rustic, Tuscan-style food rooted in tradition. Our chef's use only the freshest seasonal ingredients to prepare dishes with respect to their flavors, appearance and aroma. The menu is sophisticated but approachable, expressing the sense of hearth and home that defines the Tuscan style of life. Forno Bistro's rustic, Tuscan-style food is hearty and unpretentious with sophisticated flavors rooted in tradition and always open to new interpretations and adaptations. Many of our dishes are greatly influenced by the use of the wood-fired oven: homemade pizzas, sautéed calamari, and wood-fired towers of vegetables. The oven is always the inspiration.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 24 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (518) 581-2401

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    From corporate events to Holiday parties, plan your next private event at Forno Bistro! Forno Bistro’s rustic, Tuscan-style food is hearty and unpretentious with sophisticated flavors rooted in tradition. Hosting an event with us is more than just a dinner, it's an experience.

  • Private party contact

    Courtney Edwards: (518) 583-1142

  • Neighborhood

    Saratoga Springs

  • Cross street

    VanDam

  • Parking details

    Forno Bistros private parking lot is accessible from Broadway and within steps of Forno Bistro"s outdoor patio and front door. There is also on-street and public lot parking available.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,209 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Upstate New York

    Outdoor Dining

  • Upstate New York

    Italian

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are very pleased w Fornos & have a wonderful experience each time we visit. Last night was as expected; very enjoyable & good value.
  2. CM

    CareyM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and experience as usual. We celebrated our anniversary low key and Fornos was perfect!

    Forno BistroResponded 3 days agoHello Carey, thank you for the review. We're thrilled to hear that you had a great experience dining with us for your anniversary. We hope to see you again soon!

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We always love dinner here because the food is outstanding and perfectly cooked. Had the prime cut strip steak and the salmon which were both cooked and flavored to perfection, but the real show stopper was the dessert zeppole - think… basket of warm after dinner munchkins enough to share! Same comment as always 1/2 the wait staff is excellent, the other half is a little grumpy. Wish they had some warm seasonal beverages. And also - too loud, I’m going to keep leaving that review about the “too loud” until they handle it- otherwise a 5!
  4. B

    Bergeaux

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food great waiter (forgot his name but on point) and reasonable prices and huge portions. First time and will be back!!!
  5. LM

    LouisM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    In my opinion the meal was over priced, Brussel sprouts were not cooked properly (very hard). Small water classes, could have been better service overall.
  6. L

    Linvin

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Like all 3 DZ restaurants and this is no exception!
  7. CM

    ChristopherM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food and drinks were excellent. Staff was very polite but needs to be more efficient. They walked around a lot but barely checked in on what customers needed. Empty glasses and plates sat on our table and other neighboring table for a while. Would've ordered more drinks if it was served more promptly. Will be back for food but maybe take out.

    Forno BistroResponded 3 days agoHello Christopher, thank you for the review. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed the food and drinks. We will certainly take your feedback regarding the service into consideration and share it with our team.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite restaurants!! Love going here every time.
  9. L

    Lenny123

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good food, excellent service - padded chairs would be appreciated.

    Forno BistroResponded 3 days agoThank you for the review. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon.

  10. s

    sjhwheels

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great meal with awesome service. We have a group of 10 that meet every year at Forno and it’s always a great night. So much fun that several of us went back again the next night.
  11. CM

    CaseyM

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    This was my first time visiting the restaurant - I always like to try a new place during restaurant week. For an appetizer I got the kale salad. I'm not a fan of kale and the salad didn't do anything for me, probably needed more dressing. For the main dish I got the fettucine osso buco which was delicious. So flavorful. And for dessert I got the apple crisp bar which was a perfect little bite of fall. Over all the food was great, good wine and great service. I did think it was a bit loud in the restaurant but it was busy.

    Forno BistroResponded 3 days agoHello Casey, thank you for the review. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed the food and drinks overall. We will certainly take your feedback into consideration.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun fun fun

    Forno BistroResponded 3 days agoThank you for the review. We're glad to hear that you had an enjoyable experience with us!

  13. LF

    LisaF

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waiter Was extremely nice and very attentive. He explained the dishes well. He seemed to enjoy his job.

    Forno BistroResponded 3 days agoHi Lisa, thank you for the review. We're glad to hear you enjoyed the service.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food & ambiance!

    Forno BistroResponded on November 7, 2022Thank you for the review. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us.

  15. W

    Winie62

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were in Saratoga celebrating anniversary’s and birthdays with friends. I was so happy to find this gem of a restaurant in Saratoga. It was walking distance from our hotel and we needed to walk off the delicious food we ate! Everything was delicious. We had the rice balls ,salads,pizza,lasagna and rigatoni dinner. All was amazing. Staff was friendly and very observant even with a packed house. We will definitely go back again. Great menu, something for everyone.

    Forno BistroResponded on November 7, 2022Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed the food and had a great dining experience with us. We hope to see you again soon!

  16. GG

    GGSS

    New York Area

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cancelled our table to eat at bar which was a great trendy fun talking to others and having great cocktails and wonderful dinner. Great bar scene. So fun! Neighborhood gem.

    Forno BistroResponded on November 7, 2022Thank you for the review. We're happy to hear you enjoyed the food and drinks and had a great experience at the bar. We hope to see you again soon!

  17. ZD

    ZunD

    New England

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice evening! Glad we went. Portions are generous so consider sharing. No room for dessert!

    Forno BistroResponded on November 3, 2022Thank you very much for the review. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your evening with us. We hope to see you again soon!

  18. CW

    CWETaylor

    New England

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Interesting decor for an Italian restaurant but comfortable so no complaints! Noise level was extremely loud so a little tough for conversation. Food was good! Server was good too 😉

    Forno BistroResponded on November 3, 2022Thank you very much for the review. We appreciate your feedback and are glad to hear you enjoyed the food and the service.

  19. AK

    AKW8

    New York Area

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service. Great restaurant. The best Italian food that I've had. A must stop for foodies in New York state.

    Forno BistroResponded on October 24, 2022Thank you so much for the review. We're glad to hear you enjoyed everything! We hope to see you again soon.

  20. A

    Alicia

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Just because…
  21. WM

    WendyM

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The food is always good but we were disappointed with the new fall menu.

    Forno BistroResponded on October 24, 2022Hello Wendy, thank you for the review. We appreciate your feedback regarding our new Fall menu and will certainly take it into consideration. We hope you were still able to enjoy your dining experience with us!

  22. I

    Italiansknowfood

    New England

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Just your average place. The chicken dish was not as described on the menu. It was fried, no artichokes , no sauce. Drink sangria was overly sweet.
  23. CG

    CurrieG

    Toronto

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Food, Service and ambiance

    Forno BistroResponded on October 17, 2022Thank you for the review. We're so glad to hear you enjoyed everything and had a great dining experience with us!

  24. FA

    FloA

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious meal in a great atmosphere with terrific service 😍

    Forno BistroResponded on October 17, 2022Thank you very much for the review. We're happy to hear you enjoyed everything. We hope to see you again soon!

  25. j

    jspin

    New England

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Needed to warn us we would be outside. It was cold next to outside "tent" sides.
  26. BR

    BrianR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had reservations and were seated promptly. I wait it was attentive, but not overbearing. We both ordered the specials and we’re very happy. We are returning in two days. That should tell you how we like the place!

    Forno BistroResponded on October 17, 2022Hello Brian, thank you so much for the review. We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed the specials and had a great dining experience with us. We look forward to seeing you again!

  27. r

    reviewercarol

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great food to noisy... hard to have a conversation
  28. HL

    HelenL

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    Food is cheap and ours was inedible We were very disappointed Stick to pasta or salad
  29. B

    Beachbums1963

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome first time Forno Bistro dining experience in Saratoga Springs. It was definitely one of the highlights of our visit. Our server was fantastic!
  30. MF

    MoonFairy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dining experience. Lots of gluten free choices. Every thing we ordered was delicious. We will definitely come back again.

    Forno BistroResponded on October 10, 2022Thank you so much for the review. We're glad to hear you enjoyed the food and all the gluten-free options! We hope to see you again soon.

  31. RL

    RyanL

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service was wonderful. Would highly recommend.

    Forno BistroResponded on October 10, 2022Hi Ryan, thanks so much for the review. We're so glad to hear you enjoyed everything. We hope to see you again soon!

  32. MB

    MarianB

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We all enjoyed our dinner. The food was wonderful. So many things I would love to try if I get back to Saratoga Springs. Our server was very good also. Great find on our trip.

    Forno BistroResponded on October 10, 2022Hello Marian, thanks for the review. We're thrilled to hear you had a great dining experience with us. We hope to see you again next time you're in town!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Always fabulous food and service. Inside is usually quite loud, chairs aren’t comfy, tables are small and too packed in.

    Forno BistroResponded on October 10, 2022Thank you so much for the review. We will certainly take your thoughts into consideration. We appreciate your feedback!

  34. J

    Jeri

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Acoustics were terrible. No use level was so loud in dining area could hardly have a conversation or hear server.

    Forno BistroResponded on October 10, 2022Hello Jeri, thank you for the review. We appreciate your feedback and will certainly take it into consideration.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a great place to have dinner with family, or for any special occasion with friends. We tried the Polpo (Octopus) , Fruti di Mare, Lasagna and Bruschetta Pizza. The Pizza was ok, it was sweeter than expected, Polpo was the start of the night, very tender and the flavor was fantastic. Fruti Di Mari is well served dish, very tasty and the calamari and shrimps were cooked to perfection. Lasagna pasta was great, my daughter love it , tasted like home made lasagna, it doesn’t beat my wife lasagna, but definitely I’ll try it again.

    Forno BistroResponded on October 3, 2022Thanks so much for the amazing review. We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed all the food, especially the Polpo. We hope to see you again soon!

  36. KK

    KarKen

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    Our waitress was very gracious. The food was good. We sat in the bar area and the place is so darn noisy, not something we appreciated. It was a last-minute pick though so we did well.

    Forno BistroResponded on October 17, 2022Thank you very much for the review. We're glad to hear you enjoyed the food and the service. We understand that certain areas of the restaurant can be very lively and noisy and I'm sorry to hear that this negatively affected your dining experience. We appreciate your feedback and will certainly take it into consideration.

  37. BL

    BobL

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were visiting Saratoga Springs for a few nights and had a wonderful dining experience here. The food and service were both impeccable. I would not hesitate to recommend this establishment.

    Forno BistroResponded on October 3, 2022Hi Bob thank you for the review. We're so glad to hear you enjoyed both the food and the service. We hope to see you again next time you're in town!

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Love the food and they wine list, but waaaaay too noisy.!! We’d go there a lot more often if they could move “ladies night out” groups to a separate area- we couldn’t have a conversation amongst ourselves for the noise.

    Forno BistroResponded on September 26, 2022Thank you for the review. We're glad to hear you enjoyed the food and wine selection. We'll definitely take the rest of your feedback into consideration. We appreciate it!

  39. JG

    JudyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There were 7 of us to celebrate a birthday. Everyone raved about the delicious food, the great service and our wonderful waiter!

    Forno BistroResponded on September 26, 2022Hi Judy, thanks for the review. We’re thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your birthday celebration with us! We hope to see you again soon.

  40. FK

    FrancisK

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice selections, nice presentation, great service…

    Forno BistroResponded on September 26, 2022Hello Francis, thanks for the review. We're happy to hear you enjoyed the food selection and the service!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Forno Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (518) 581-2401.

Forno Bistro is rated 4.5 stars by 2209 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 24 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Forno Bistro

541 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Additional information

  • Cross street

    VanDam

  • Neighborhood

    Saratoga Springs

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Forno Bistros private parking lot is accessible from Broadway and within steps of Forno Bistro"s outdoor patio and front door. There is also on-street and public lot parking available.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (518) 581-2401

  • Private party facilities

    From corporate events to Holiday parties, plan your next private event at Forno Bistro! Forno Bistro’s rustic, Tuscan-style food is hearty and unpretentious with sophisticated flavors rooted in tradition. Hosting an event with us is more than just a dinner, it's an experience.

  • Private party contact

    Courtney Edwards: (518) 583-1142

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