Forno Kitchen and Bar

4.8
1736 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 three years in a row!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 1736 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.6
value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
52 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Food is always outstanding and fresh. I wish the atmosphere reflected the food. It is crowded and music is LOUD. We will go back because we love the food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was good

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic! They have an awesome happy hour.

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YasssQueen
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's always a great time at Forno Kitchen & Bar. The food is surprisingly affordable for a high end dining restaurant. Happy hour is unbeatable!

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vipKadejaM
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and the bottomless mimosas are such a good buy! Music was a vibe.

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BrittanyR
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trent was amazing . He was attentive, friendly and very efficient . It was a Birthday well spent . All of my guest has a good time . We will definitely all be back sooner than later

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite go to in the short north, great food, service and atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my sons 21st bday. This was family dinner. We had great service great food, and a wonderful time!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my boyfriend decided to do Fornos for brunch on Valentine’s Day since we knew dinner was booked for many restaurants that day and we were not disappointed. My chicken Alfredo pizza was great and he liked his chicken and waffles. The drinks were also strong. Might have left a little tipsy haha. Thank you!

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Kaitlyn
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Always a hit when I go to forno! The food was amazing as always

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So fun and romantic!

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cupid
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

our waiter Trent was awesome, kinda weird they stuck us in the back but the food was great

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were amazing. We had the best server and all around great experience. This is the perfect date night place!

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FernandoR
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I think.... A more mix menu would complement the restaurant.

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EthanC
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Good food and drinks. Fun brunch atmosphere.

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ChristinaS
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated right away. Our server was amazing! We got our food very quickly! My first time there and it was a great experience. I cannot wait to go back!

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HayleyM
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Such a fun & delicious place! The pasta alla Forno was incredible.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gals nighttt

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vipKadejaM
Columbus
12 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Forno just doesn’t miss ! Food was yummy and so were the drinks. Per usual. Our waiter was so fun! He definitely added a smile to our night!

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SuzanneH
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fun and happening atmosphere, great food, enjoyed the half priced happy hour!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Entire staff/bartenders/servers/hostesses are amazing ! Best in town.

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MadisonR
Columbus
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The happy hour here is amazing! Food is always so yummy and the drinks are amazing. Our service has been pretty poor the last few times, only saw our server 2-3 times (which sucks when happy hour is only so long)

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Alison
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we had outstanding service! food was great! you can’t go wrong with ANY of their pizzas. forno is our go to for dates, or friend get togethers. definitely worth the price

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DonishaA
Columbus
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

3rd visit and as usual my Chicken & waffles were excellent.

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MunjuziN
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great brunch experience! drinks and Food were amazing..

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vipKellyC
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Both my daughter and I had the halibut for dinner. It was very good. We had the arancini as an appetizer which we really enjoyed. Service was excellent!

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vipSusanT
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Appetizers, pizza and wine night with the girls. One of my favorite places!

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BarbP
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jeffery our server went out of his way to accommodate us when an extra guest showed up. He knew we were celebrating a colleagues promotion and brought us a 'treat' for the celebration. We will return!

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PriyaW
Columbus
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always

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vipzeke00
Los Angeles
76 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carla was fantastic! We had a great time and good food.

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RelleA
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I like Forno for the price and experience. You will always receive great service and good food. I would dine again. My only two critiques are how they clean their dish ware and their set up for COVID. We got brunch bottle service and the three champagne glasses that were brought to our table were dirty with visible lip prints. We just asked for new glasses but it looked like we received the same glass wiped off and not actually cleaned (gross). Instead of making a big deal we just used our water glasses. I personally think they are doing what they can with the COVID set up so proceed with caution. I’ll probably wait until the summer to dine again so I can sit outside.

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StefaniC
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love coming here for brunch! The food was delicious, service was quick (despite being packed), and the overall experience was great. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing per usual and our waitress was on point with making sure we were okay!

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614foodieadventurer
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Forno is easily in the top five best brunch places in CBUS. I highly recommend the salmon blt or the chicken & waffles. Great cocktail selection + amazing coffee!

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BaileighL
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! The chicken and waffles are my go to for brunch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Server was very friendly and kind. Waffle appeared to old, dry and hard. Chicken was over cooked as well. I had the chicken and waffle. This is the 5t or 6th time I’ve it and this was just terrible.

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vipMarkW
Columbus
27 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was outstanding. Server did not listen to my request that please let us enjoy our appetizer before the entree came out. Of course this did not happen.

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charlesw
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

New Years Eve

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve, it was great

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 4.8 stars by 1736 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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