Forno Kitchen and Bar

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1174 reviews
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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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MK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
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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Columbus
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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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MC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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FS
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite place to dine in Columbus

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JY
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was great, helped us out with the menu and the food was excellent.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great seating, great service, great food ♥️

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

Best brunch!

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KT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 5

We were not told that we only had two hours at our table. Our server came to tell us at 1215 we had to leave by 1230. We just got another drink.

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S
Cleveland
58 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food at reasonable prices. Loved the upscale and cool atmosphere. Service was excellent and the pizza great.

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A
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was awesome - attentive but not bothersome. Drinks were great and the shared plates delicious! Calamari so yummy - not too breaded. Highly recommend. I’ll be back!

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Atmosphere always great! Food is always great! 😘

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

Best happy hour in town! I wish it started a little later. 5-7pm would be perfect

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New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Restaurant was not busy when we arrived for our 7 pm reservation. I asked for a regular table instead of the high top we were shown to and was told by hostess those tables are ‘reserved’.
The two empty tables for 4 remained unoccupied until the end of our meal. And only 2 diners at each table. Extremely disappointed the hostess ignored my request.
Thankfully, Tim our server was cheery and wonderful. The food was so-so. Arancini was bland and under-seasoned on its own, needed lots of marinara to help it along. Linguine with meatballs was ok. Pizza crust is decent but why fresh soggy tomatoes on a margarita pizza?

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Portland
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Family in from out of town

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DT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous service! We were seated right away with a reservation. The food was delicious as always. A great place to spend a Saturday night!

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LH
Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place- great service, food and atmosphere!

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g
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was outstanding the food was awesome we are looking forward to coming back

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JH
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Forno is my favorite short north restaurant! Best pizza hands down!

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BM
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Delightfully rich menu with plenty of options for our group. Appetizer of ancini was sublime, and our main courses (lobster pasta, eggplant Parmesan, to name two) were exquisite. Our server was fairly attentive after an initial disappearance. Would rather they move the paper cutter from next to tables and diners to the back so we wouldn’t have been tramautized with each clean table. Looking forward to a return trip - wonderful find.

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

Food and drinks always good. Do not show up with out a reservatio, you will wait. Service on a Sunday is slow as they are packed. Very loud also so do not come if noise is an issue other than that nice decor .

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

We went for brunch! The food was great, but it was filling.
We only saw our waiter twice during our 2 hour dining experience, which was annoying ! Mimosas were lovely!

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Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Table was ready at reservation time and waitress was very attentive even though it was packed. Chicken and waffles was delicious as was my Bloody Mary but it could have used a little more alcohol. Appreciated the paper straw but practically crumbled with such a heavy drink. Was a bit noisy but it was Sunday brunch so understandable. Would definitely do another brunch there

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CJ
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous food!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was great! Little noisy but that’s because the restaurant was full! Definitely coming back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an amazing time at Forno. Staff is perfect, service and food were excellent.

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A
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The happy hour is sooo great! Everything is basically 50% off and so good!

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PA
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Were seated on time, server very attentive,and dinner tasty

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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Been here twice, once for dinner and once for brunch. Food and drinks were great both times. They have great happy hour deals! It was extremely loud and crowded at both visits. Staff are cordial, but definitely give off the vibe that they are trying to turn over the tables as quickly as possible.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

it was good as always!!!!!! the music is rad and the lights add to the ambiance. the food is great here!!! we always get the calamari, it’s phenomenal. the new york cheesecake is also an incredible dessert. great time and a great restaurant!!!

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SW
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

The food was very good. I have no complaints there. My grip is more with where we were seated. I had made a reservation about a week in advance to they knew we were coming. When we arrived the table we sat at seemed to be in an odd spot in the back by a window. There was a very large group behind us in the corner. Our server was busy with the large group most of our time there. She did the best she could but it was difficult to keep up. As we were finishing up the big group got up to leave. They stood right next to us while we were seated and lingered around for another 10-15 minutes talking to each other while their rear ends were in our faces. I get the restaurant had no control over this group but it still killed the experience. The kicker was when we left we were passing by where we sat and they had removed the table where we were sitting. Which made me think they just stuck us there because they had to. It was very underwhelming. Again, the food was good but I will not likely be going back

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R
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at Forno never disappoints! is always Our server Ashley was great and the setting was perfect for a birthday dinner date.

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DS
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Great Valentines dinner.

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JS
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

The food and the cocktails were amazing. Our waitress was just the right amount of attentive. She was not overbearing, but it didn't feel like we were having to wait on her to come back over. The only issue we had was that it was rather dark in the area we were seated.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food. Loved the BLT breakfast sandwich!

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IL
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Felt slightly cramped and the music was ever so slightly too loud other than that the food was amazing and I was very pleased.

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S
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great happy hour, service & atmosphere!

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C
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and drinks! Always a great time with friends!

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WD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The only reason I gave service 4 stars is because our hostess wasn’t very welcoming and acted annoyed. Our server was fantastic and professional. I always love coming here. I highly recommend the kiwi mule!

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ZQ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

perfect place for a night out with ur friends or loved ones pizza is outstanding and the view next to the windows is amazing!

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