Forno Kitchen and Bar

4.7
1210 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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KM
Columbus
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and drinks!!cant wait to go back!lobster rotini was amazing and the jalapeno cucumber margarita was great too!!

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K
Columbus
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time. The atmosphere and food was wonderful. Our waiter was awesome!! Alway a good experience .

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Columbus
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 4

The waiter was not a great waiter but the food and value was great

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FF
Columbus
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I just absolutely love Forno. I get the pasta forno every time. I asked for the chicken not to be burnt because 2 times before this occasion, the chicken has been burnt and inedible. Such a delicious dish when done correctly.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome!!!!

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Told the server it was a birthday. They didn’t do anything special.

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AB
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The bartender was amazing and the food was great!

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Gluten free pizza was under cooked.

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BT
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is amazing there! There food is always so filling and it’s a great atmosphere!

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MM
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The atmosphere was great! A little loud but that was okay, it went along with the lighting throughout the night . Food was amazing for my first time going, for sure going there again!!

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IG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu and awesome drinks! Our waiter was so friendly and helpful. The hostesses were also warm and friendly and accommodating!! Especially helpful when I left my phone in the restaurant and they held onto it for me!! We will be back for sure!

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The hostess was amazing and gave us several seat options when I wasn't happy with our original seat. The waiter was kind and attentive. The pizza & frosé were to die for! The strawberries were a cute little birthday treat! Perfect experience!

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dining at any of Chris Corso’s restaurants is always a pleasure!

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NG
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was an awesome experience & I'll definitely be back!

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s
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Bottle service mimosas was $20. PER BOTTLE. Most places around the city do unlimited bottles for $15-20 per person. This was not clearly stated and our waiter clearly saw that we thought it was unlimited and did not say anything to us about it. So when we got our bills we were in shock to see that is wasn’t per person. We won’t be going back for brunch. Service was slow, made a reservation so it was easy to get a table, food was good.

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AM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the best brunch spots in Columbus. The breakfast pizza is a must! Definitely make reservations, it’s always busy!

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KW
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and drinks are always very good. My personal favorite is the Pasta Forno with Shrimp added, but the pizza and other dishes are exceptional too. You can't go wrong with anything you order. Tried the Cucumber Jalapeno Margarita for the first time and it may be my new favorite drink. Only complaint was many of the tables were under the air vent making it cold. My mom has to go buy a shall from the boutique down the street. Overall great experience though.

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was great!

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JL
Columbus
12 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic! I highly recommend the avocado bruschetta as an appetizer. So.Good.

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o
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely beautiful restaurant and bar. The happy hour deals cannot be beat - best in the city! The selection of food and drinks accommodates all diets, and the quality is always incredible. The ladies that greet you at the front are always pleasant (and gorgeous!) and the rest of the staff and management team go above and beyond your expectations.

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and amazing drink choices.

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AG
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came in to celebrate a birthday. Carla was AMAZING! She recommended food options for us. Everything she chose was wonderful. Carla also got the cake we brought all ready for us with candles and she even cut it! My friend had an amazing time!!! We will definitely be back to Forno and to see Carla!!!!!

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CY
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Loved the restaurant vibe, food, and service from our waitress!

Would have given you five stars if it had not been for the extremely rude hostess we initially encountered after walking in from inclement weather (pouring rain) that evening. I had made reservations for a table of four several weeks prior and needed to add a fifth person. I called Forno the week before and the person on the phone said "No problem, just come in we will fit everyone at the table". The rude hostess (blonde) told us this was an issue and started arguing with me about the person's name that I spoke to on the phone :/. Thankfully, a second very polite and upbeat hostess (brunette) took over, gave us free strawberry shot gift cards and had us seated at a table within ten minutes. Customer service is everything, you should consider giving certain members of the hostess staff a reminder!

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BT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service, food, and atmosphere was fantastic! The lobster bake is my absolute favorite. I will continue to tell my friends about Forno's!

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KT
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our go-to brunch joint. The food is always fantastic, and the service is top notch. Thanks, again!

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OT
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner! Was a really nice experience!

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K
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great evening and lingered for two hours on a Tuesday. The atmosphere was convivial and the service relaxed and attentive. We'll be back!

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LG
Savannah
29 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Off night I hope. Seemingly chaotic and disorganized greeting and service. Waitress energetic but not very experienced. Bartender was same. Diluted amateurish Old Fashioned sent back, ditto for Manhattan (no vermouth or Luxardo cherry_come on. We left.

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

The food was amazing but our service wasn’t the best I’ve had better.

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G
New York Area
107 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our Forno meal. Our server, Brinli was terrific. We were impressed by the punch bowl drink that served to 4 ladies at the next table. And the manager, Taylor presented us with divine stuffed strawberries topped with whipped cream. It is a great place

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to celebrate my friends birthday and it was SO much fun! The server was polite, timely and patient with us! He was helpful and kind as well! For the celebration, they gave us free strawberry shots (a shot in an actually strawberry covered with whipped cream) and the birthday girl a free dessert. It was a blast and would highly recommend others go to celebrate your friends too!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Our server was great. Table was back by the kitchen, so that was a little disappointing

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Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an excellent experience at Forno.

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CR
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great happy hour!

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MK
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Highly recommend their happy hour. Pizzas and apps are great

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DS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Hostess openly mocked my daughter's sandals to the other hostess when we arrived. Not ok! Food was average. Service was slow and unremarkable. Table next to us was frustrated at how long they waited for their check.

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CR
Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Forno is great every time! Food and service is outstanding!

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t
Columbus
22 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Ambiance of a Chicago restaurant. Noisy but it did not affect our conversation. One of our favorites we keep coming back to.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s my favorite place in Columbus. I go causally and professional with clients.

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MC
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The strawberries were wonderful! We loved the ambiance and the lobster rotini.

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