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Forno Kitchen and Bar, Columbus, OH

Forno Kitchen and Bar

4.7
4.7
2248 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Located in the heart of the Short North Arts District, Forno offers the best atmosphere and contemporary cuisine in the city, with alluring views of our custom stone-fire oven and High Street happenings. An unrivaled Happy Hour includes hand-crafted drinks, wine by the glass, Ohio drafts, signature pizzas and sharables. Stop in and see why we’ve been ranked as one of Forbes Top 100 Hottest Restaurants in America! Please call us at 614-469-0053 to make a New Year's Eve reservation!

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 115 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Italian, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Monday-Thursday: 4:00PM - 11:00PM Friday: 4:00PM - 1:00AM Saturday: 10:00AM - 1:00AM Sunday: 10:00AM - 11:00PM Happy Hour: Monday-Friday 4:00PM-6:00PM

  • Phone number

    (614) 469-0053

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Branden Weigel

  • Private party facilities

    If you're interested in holding a private event, please reach out to Ami Blake at ami.blake@corsoventures.com or feel free to give us a call at (614)469-0053!

  • Private party contact

    andrea@fornoshortnorth.com: (614) 469-0063

  • Neighborhood

    Short North - Arena District

  • Cross street

    Buttles/High St.

  • Parking details

    Meter Parking. Parking garage located on Hubbard/High Street. Parking garage located on Russell Street.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,248 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. ML

    MatthewL

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall1food4service4ambience1
    Drove 100 miles for a family dinner. Food and server were both very good. Our table was under an exposed HVAC duct that was dripping condensation on us and the table during our meal. They attempted to dry it with a window-type cleaner and we had to cover our food. Asked for and spoke with a manager, who said sorry but we have to run the AC, and this was a new problem and walked away mid-conversation. The table slid when I was leaving, and there is rust on the floor under the table leg. Perhaps not a new problem.
  2. DP

    DrewP

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always amazing food, great service and can't wait to come back!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Zoo, our waiter was so very attentive & professional!
  4. J

    Jmunderhill

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great birthday dinner. The half price happy hour was fantastic. We had a great server too!
  5. N

    Niya

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was great. Felt very welcomed by all the staff. We were there to celebrate my husband’s birthday & They gave us complimentary dessert which was very sweet gesture. Food was great. I enjoyed a lot there. Can’t wait to go back.
  6. S

    Sooty

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dinner! Great place to celebrate any occasion. Music was a little loud.
  7. MS

    MSDawg

    New York Area

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great afternoon meal with perfect food portions for the cost and excellent service. Second time at Forno and excellent!
  8. D

    Debra

    Columbus

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Did not like where we sat. They were empty tables in the front near the window where we asked to be seated and they said we could not sit there
  9. E

    Erin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I enjoyed this special little restaurant and the fanciness feelings it brings. The server was busy, but super helpful and attentive. Happy Hour is the best time to go!
  10. L

    Lauren

    Cleveland

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Specialty cocktails are always amazing.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Always a good choice! I love the atmosphere! My friends and I always enjoy getting the “Pasta Forno”.
  12. SP

    StephanieP

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I am never disappointed with my experience at Farno. The food , service was exceptional. Thank you again.
  13. LL

    LabLoverLaura

    Columbus

    105 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Fun corner spot in the short north district. They are known for their pizzas so stick with these! Tried their recommended crispy rice for the appetizer. Not good. :( Very much tasted as if they were sitting cold then nuked. Some bites were freezing others warm. Take a pass. Chicken Forno pie was fantastic. Every pie comes with six slices perfect for two. Super hopping environment so be ready for the crowd and energy! It was a nice change for us.
  14. AM

    AllieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    food and service was great. loud but a great atmosphere
  15. DH

    DHall

    Columbus

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great happy hour! Happy hour deals are amazing and food was delicious.
  16. FF

    FarshadF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    To be honest, the pizza was too salty and the mussels were steamed in what seemed to be a fancy chicken broth. Was disappointing, though the ambiance and drinks made up for it. Probably will not be back for awhile
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    Food is always excellent. But the high top tables are close together and it is very noisy.
  18. AK

    AlanK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Mostly a pizza place. Good food and service, though. Nice atmosphere.
  19. KG

    KimberleeG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience was great as usual. Great food, service and vibe.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Forno is always my favorite restaurant in Columbus it’s perfect for any occasion. The service and food is always excellent.
  21. JD

    JenniferD

    Columbus

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Forno was fabulous to celebrate my daughter’s birthday. Our server was excellent! Food was wonderful.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place!!!!
  23. BD

    BlancaD

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Had a great time at the happy hour! Great food and drinks.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food....Incredible service. One of my favorites now. Brunch lunch dinner
  25. ME

    MohamedE

    Columbus

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Went with my wife on a date. Service was good but slow. Food was great. Desert was a little old we asked to return it and replace with something else they did at no charge. Noise level is a little high to have a conversation with someone across the table from you. Love the place but it’s not a dive bar turn the sound down a bit
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated our wedding anniversary and had an amazing experience! Can’t wait to go back. Best happy hour in town!
  27. C

    Chris

    Columbus

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went for brunch, and it was amazing! They have creative brunch dishes and they were delicious! I will definitely be returning.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    Our server Ben was the best! Very helpful, entertaining, and super caring. While the noise level was very loud, the food and service was excellent! Will definitely come back!
  29. s

    solon44139

    Cleveland

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Hostess very friendly. Waiter really nice. Woman that served the food was not friendly at all, practically dropped our food on the table.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best happy hour!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I’ve been to Forno before and always enjoyed my visits. They have good food with decent vegetarian options. The drinks were delicious, but I would not recommend going if you’re looking for a quiet venue.
  33. AL

    AmandaL

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience2
    Loved my cocktails but food subpar
  34. K

    Kerry

    Columbus

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Didn’t have 2 of their cocktails available and most of the appetizers besides the sticky rice and brasato were not good.
  35. F

    Foodislove

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    The restaurant has over all moved into a more casual atmosphere. The bathrooms could be updated, overall the experience was great.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Happy Father’s Day 6.19.22 celebration!! Perfect weather in Short North Columbus and atmosphere at Forno Kitchen + Bar!! Delicious pepperoni pizza with yummy extra sauce on the side, salad and wine! Relaxed and fun dinner ! Emily K was our great waitress- so friendly and professional!
  37. LC

    LisaC

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food and service. Fun, upbeat atmosphere.
  38. LS

    LisaS

    Toledo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had Sunday brunch. Usually come for dinner and drinks. Great service and food!
  39. DL

    DerrickL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time and great service! Would recommend it to friends and family.
  40. M

    Mmmgood

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    The food was really good. The happy hour prices were moderate to average prices. I wish there were more food items on the happy hour menu. Although our service was a little slow at times, it was very busy so we took that into consideration and tipped our server at least 20% for his efforts. I would still go back to try it again.

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
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Forno Kitchen and Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (614) 469-0053.

Forno Kitchen and Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 2248 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 115 times today
Google Map for Forno Kitchen and Bar

721 North High St, Columbus, OH 43215

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Buttles/High St.

  • Neighborhood

    Short North - Arena District

  • Hours of operation

    Monday-Thursday: 4:00PM - 11:00PM Friday: 4:00PM - 1:00AM Saturday: 10:00AM - 1:00AM Sunday: 10:00AM - 11:00PM Happy Hour: Monday-Friday 4:00PM-6:00PM

  • Cuisines

    American, Italian, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Meter Parking. Parking garage located on Hubbard/High Street. Parking garage located on Russell Street.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Branden Weigel

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (614) 469-0053

  • Private party facilities

    If you're interested in holding a private event, please reach out to Ami Blake at ami.blake@corsoventures.com or feel free to give us a call at (614)469-0053!

  • Private party contact

    andrea@fornoshortnorth.com: (614) 469-0063

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