Forno Kitchen and Bar

4.7
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1503 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!
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.6
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Server Tim was really great!

S
Columbus
66 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Love coming to Forno on the weekend but this was my first time during the week. The service was pretty disappointing. We sat for 15 minutes before being greeted, we waited an additional 45 minutes for water to be brought to us - we actually had to ask 3 times and it still wasn’t brought until our appetizers came. We also waited even longer than that for a bottle of champagne to be brought to us that we had ordered at the same time as the appetizers. Obviously, the service was just not the typical service I’ve gotten on the weekend. The food was still very good!

y
Columbus
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The waitress was pretty poor but the deals were incredible

OI
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun for the whole family!

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing brunch!

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff. Very attentive

B
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Good food, good atmosphere, but extremely noisy. Having to yell across the table to engage in conversation is not my favorite.

KM
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food5service2ambience5

I come here prob once a month and this was the worst visit ever. The food and drinks were on point as always but the hostess and our waiter weren’t great at all. Maybe because it was Valentines Day they were super stressed and tired but I could’ve definitely went without the attitude. We chose to celebrate our anniversary here and spend our money with you all, the least you could do was be kind.

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time awesome service!

m
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great date night out! Makes your night feel magical! The food is delicious- fresh ingredients, mouthwatering flavor!

C
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go for the happy hour and get the strawberries and kiwi mule!

SK
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trent was amazing he did a great job with table 41, 8 (18 yr old girls). I'm the mom who wasn't allowed up sit at table, but he found me a bar seat and kept in communication. Tomorrow will be my daughter's 18th bday and today could not have been any better... thank you!

C
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food!

OT
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so good. Our server was courteous, professional and very friendly. We were seated promptly.

K
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a wonderful time celebrating Valentine's Day a couple days early at Forno (my partner works Friday night so this was our only chance to celebrate)! They even gave us free strawberry shots after they found out we were celebrating Valentine's Day!

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great experience and my server was amazing. I spilled my drink and he bought me a new one without asking. Great service!

JC
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time celebrating my daughter’s birthday. Our server was very friendly and attentive. The food was very delicious and the strawberries at the end of the meal was unexpected and a nice touch. I will recommend Forno’s to all my friends and family. Thank you for a great night.

EH
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Forno happy hour is my favorite deal. I would go every day if I could.

JG
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met a friend out for happy hour. It is one of the best deals in Cbus! Pizzas, beer, wine and some cocktails are half off from 4-6. Cent beat it! Love their pizzas. So yummy

S
Columbus
17 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and excellent service for a reasonable price. Highly recommended!

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

My steak was ordered medium rare and came out well done.

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service was even better. Group of friends got together for a birthday brunch and we had a wonderful time!

B
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience1

The atmosphere is clubbing. Don’t go if you expect to see your menu, or hear the people you’re with. Food is great, staff is great. But I won’t go again.

j
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very fun atmosphere. The portions were not particularly large, but if you get an appetizer and dinner, you should be fine. Went on a Monday night and was still very busy. Had tried to go on a Saturday and the wait was 90 minutes. Best to use Open Table when you can!

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere!!! The server was a bit slow. Asked for gluten free menu and order some shareable appetizers from the gluten feee menu, but server brought out regular bread, had to ask for this which left our interview candidate eating appetizers after we all were done. Server also kept messing up the check. Picked this restaurant specifically for its large gluten free menu options!

m
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a birthday brunch for my wife at Forno this past weekend. Food was wonderful and service was perfect.

OT
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is one of our go-to in short North girls night. Great drinks, food, service and service staff is wonderful

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Came for my birthday brunch. We had the back room and the food and service were both excellent!

OT
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My boyfriend & I were seated immediately on 1.27
Our server was great and knowledgeable about the drink menu. One of my fav spots!

Z
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made reservations on OpenTable, which was convenient and very easy to use. Noted that we were celebrating a birthday, and host was aware when we were seated. The food was wonderful, and then the server allowed the birthday guest to select a dessert of her choice. It was presented w/ a candle, and plenty of utensils for the rest of the table! I will not hesitate to recommend Forno to others, and look forward to going back again, in the not too distant future.

M
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Forno is my favorite restaurant as far as food goes. The ambiance and servers are positives as well. However- I have almost never had a friendly interaction with the host stand. And the hosts have never accommodated any special requests. We needed a low top for a back injury, which I asked for when I made the reso, confirmed it, and upon arriving to the restaurant. If we had waited for a low top to open, we were told we’d be placed at the bottom of the wait list. Just isn’t how customer service should be done. And I worked as a host/server/bartender from ages 14-24.

CT
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time eating here. Overall very nice experience. A bit clubby with the lights and music so be prepared for that. Server was good and his suggestions did not disappoint. Excellent food and wine for a not expensive price.

EC
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to Forno on a busy Saturday night. If you don’t mind eating in a loud area, then I would 100% recommend going to Forno. The overall experience was really great, and our waiter was awesome:)

KS
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Hannah, was wonderful!! Very professional and funny. My only negative would be that it can get pretty loud. The high ceilings seem to amplify the sound.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food, and drinks!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service.

OT
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

The waitress we had seemed annoyed with our table from the moment she came to serve us. It was busy, which didn’t help, but it was truly the worst service I’ve had at Forno.

FS
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my friends birthday and forno was able to serve a big party of 12. We had a fantastic waitress and she saved me with some antihistamines.

LB
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very fresh restaurant with nice design. Great happy hour deals. Only problem was it took 15-20 minutes for me to get my soup and salad on a Tuesday, I wouldn’t want to imagine how long it would take on a busy Saturday. Other than that, the food was delicious and it was a clean restaurant.

KT
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. Great atmosphere.

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