Forno Kitchen and Bar

4.7
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1462 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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 three years in a row!
What 1462 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.6
value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KT
Columbus
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. Great atmosphere.

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A group of us went to celebrate my birthday and it was a great experience. Our waiter was very attentive and the food was excellent. Very pleased!

k
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

They said they couldn’t make a simple hot green tea and were out of spoons.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious and great environment!

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

I love forno but the waiter was very slow.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing time !

OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect brunch date with the perfect guy!!

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Food wasn’t as good as I expected. Still an overall good experience at a popular place!

BM
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

And I have already suggested it to any number of friends? Thanks. . . . . .my first time. . . . . .and trust me, I am NOT a Short North kind of guy!

Thanks. . . . . enjoyed it!

e
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience1

Food is OK. Noise level is high. Restaurant seems dirty. (Little black spots in table candles are toasted flies.).

BG
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Service per usual! The server was very accommodating and pleasant.

j
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday dinner, music a little loud but not a bother

OT
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very young and loud. Millennials hang out.

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Forno killed it once again. Can’t beat their happy hour

CB
Columbus
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The music is way too loud. Can barely carry a conversation.

B
Columbus
35 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection as usual -cotton candy rose cocktail was great with real cotton candy; avocado bruschetta was scrumptious; and ahi tuna tacos was my usual favorite. Server was also great.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was fantastic. Our server was amazing. The fried risotto balls (?) were amazing. I had a gluten free chicken sandwich (no bun) and the chicken was so dry I could barely cut through it. I had also ordered specialty fries and received normal ones which our server over compensated for which was great! Really nice music and atmosphere.

OT
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing! Our drinks didn’t taste like normal so our server got us different drinks free of charge.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my birthday here for brunch and was brought out a complementary bday desert. Our waitress was great and I would totally recommend booking ahead during brunch.

OT
Columbus
71 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and service. Nice place to eat in the Short North.

NB
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and service. The pizza was the best I have had in a long time. We will definitely be back.

LR
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Then to forno servel times but this experience my daughter received a hair in her food they took it back waited a very long time to replace it we were finished with our meals so she had to Box her dinner to go was very displeased because they never compensated me on my check for anything nor did the manager ever come out and speak to us

OT
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Food always consistent and great!

C
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This one of most favorite places to eat. We have never been disappointed. Food is always good, the service is top notch and the atmosphere is very pleasant. A little noisy but not bad. I had the Pasta Forno with chicken and it was excellent my wife had the pizza and also was perfect. Love this place and will most definitely be back.

B
Cleveland
29 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best brunch spot! Amazing food and a great mimosa deal.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!

RJ
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The variety of pizzas is what brings us back!!! Fun atmosphere! Great Brunch location !!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved my time here as a guest

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Waitress was unfriendly and awkward

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best happy hour in Columbus!

MK
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

We had a wonderful time celebrating a birthday

JH
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pizza in the city of Columbus. You can’t beat happy hour with half price drinks and pizza. Great ambience, amazing service and delicious food.

B
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Loved the food! It was delicious and the atmosphere of the place was awesome. We had luggage with us and the hostesses stand was very accommodating; however, the wait staff was just okay. We were constantly being told what was going on in the restaurant by our waitress (no one is bussing tables, we are running out of glasses, let me go try and find something to give you guys). Just not anything we needed to know and honestly wouldn't of really noticed if it wasn't for her bad attitude.

I
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always awesome! Great food, drinks and dessert! Danielle was our serving and was very personable and cheery! Forno is always at the top of our list! Buckeye cheesecake...I’m in love 😍

AL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were amazing. The risotto balls and eggplant Parmesan were SO good! We will def be back

R
Milwaukee
121 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

My wife and I were in town and decided to dine at Forno Kitchen and Bar. We had never eaten there and wanted to try it out. We were seated immediately close to the bar and noticed right away it was pretty noisy. Our server, Joel, was very prompt in coming to the table to take our drink orders. Upon reviewing the menu my wide decided to order the Salmon and I decided to order a house salad and linguine with clams. To complement the meal I ordered a bottle of Soave, an Italian white wine, which ended up being a good choice. When Joel delivered our meals my wife and I were very pleased with each of our meals. They were very good and very well prepared. There was one thing that was a little disappointing and that was how loud the restaurant was. We had difficulty in carrying on a conversation which was somewhat annoying. Never having been there before I wasn't aware of how the restaurant was designed and upon leaving we both noticed there was a dining area further away from the bar. Had I known that I would have requested to be seated there when I made the reservation. We will go back to Forno in the future and when we do I'll ask that we be seated in the main dining area.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

It’s always a good time at Forno! Easy menu to navigate, friendly to all palates.

l
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very enjoyable dinner. Food was very good. Service was excellent. Noise level a little loud but energetic/fun.

y
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy going here our server was amazing and it was my birthday dinner. Thank you so much for making my evening enjoyable

OT
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

My favorite happy hour in Columbus!

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