Forno Kitchen and Bar

4.8
1970 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 1970 people are saying
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CristalE
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, the drinks selection and food selection was great. We went for happy hour and we enjoyed everything we shared our appetizers with the others and everything was delicious. And our server was awesome she explained everything really well and was very tentative. Will definitely go back again.

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vipGreatdining
Cleveland
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience!

KH
KristenH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Forno is one of my favorite places to go to for any event! Whether it is a day with the girls, date night, brunch, or just after a day of shopping, Forno is and has always been a good choice. The atmosphere is energetic, but not crazy---you always leave full and happy. The food is delicious and the service has always been top notch.

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JustAbout
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food in a stylish bar & restaurant. Service runs smoothly, even when busy. Great spot for a late evening meal or drink.

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vipChris
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and prompt service. Lots of variety in the selections.

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vipCP727
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and amazing ambiance. The drink strawberries are unique and delicious! My whole family loved everything.

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TedM
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Appetizer was nice but not great. Meals were good and service was attentive. The dessert was dry and coffee had odd taste. We were celebrating but with the exception of saying happy anniversary nothing extra was provided. Very load and dress was scattered with a little of everything

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TheresaV
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good experience and food.

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AndreaB
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. The service was exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had a great experience celebrating our son’s birthday. The food was exceptional and the service was spot on. It was a bit too loud for my liking but it was a nice dinner and would probably come back again

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love this place ♥️♥️ only wish when you made reservations you werent always seated in the very back room with the large parties … they can be quite annoying

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DavidB
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Restaurant.
Great Pizza.
Our Waiter Taylor, was a real joy. We were visiting from out of town. He wrote a down few things for us to check out and even gave us directions on how to get to there.
5 Stars across the board!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an incredible spot! Happy hour prices are hard to beat for the quality!
Will definitely come again!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was quick and delicious. Our waitress was friendly and attentive.

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vipChristinaR
Columbus
23 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our server was great! very attentive even though it was obviously busy. love the burrata. don't forget the strawberries! :) thanks forno!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Overall great happy hour. But, we love the Burrata and the atmosphere. Cute place to go overall!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dining experience was excellent! Cocktails were flavorful and balanced and the pizza was fantastic! Felix was great and informative! Very professional yet welcoming and relaxed. Definitely gonna make this a routine spot.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food!
Excellent service!
I will be back!

MG
vipMicheleG
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal and cocktails were simply above and beyond! Our server attentive and very helpful. Can't wait to go back very soon! Thank you Forno for such a delicious experience!

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KellyD
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, atmosphere and terrific service! Our first time in! We will be back!

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CaraD
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and wine!
Service was fantastic also!

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vipBari4
Columbus
64 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

At usual, the food and the service was great. However, four of the last five times I have been at your restaurant, we have been placed at the same table on the bar side-the last one against the wall. Once, twice maybe a coincidence but not four times. Yes, there were some young people in the back sitting near us and while you can’t put all young people in the front, you can certainly put all people in their fifties in the back. And, I have gone at different times at different days of the week so it is not the result of the same time or day of the week. Very disappointed!

JD
JaeD
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Emily provided amazing service. She is a Rock Star!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and so was the service!

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SelenaT
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Forno is very upbeat with nice staff, fresh food, and good menu options. Food was prepared quickly and correctly. Nice for special occasions too.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Overall, just a very bland experience. Nothing special. Food was decent, but not mind blowing. Cocktails were very weak. Service was sub par. Felt very crammed in during the entire meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely one of the top places in Columbus. We always have such a wonderful experience. Incredible food, energetic atmosphere, and amazing customer service ever single time!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was enjoyable and I really liked the booths along the window. It was really clean and the view was amazing

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Friends birthday dinner! They have adorable strawberry shots and lit a sparkler for her- very good experience!

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AdrienneT
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Happy Hour is a great value and seating outside is very nice!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday. The espresso martini is delicious. The boozy strawberries are delicious. I highly recommend the chicken and waffles. My friends had a great time I had a great time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, fabulous food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Usually we have very good service , however this time it was very disappointing . The young blonde girl helping our server out was terribly rude when she brought our food out . The arugula salad had little additional ingredients on it and our pizza was cold .

AM
AlexandraM
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! Will definitely be back for happy hour, again.

MW
vipMaureenW
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Decent enough wine list, good meatballs but the eggplant parm was deconstructed and fried eggplant slices were actually burnt, both the 1st and 2nd time they brought it to our table. Ate outside because it was a beautiful evening, so ambiance was High Stteet.

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Abbyd
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff and even better food and drinks! Will def. be coming back here for brunch and for dinner again soon.

JD
JaeD
Columbus
14 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Emily was an extraordinary server that made me feel welcome. She went above and beyond to make sure my evening was great even after I was stood up for a date.

DR
DavidR
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, I loved the chicken sandwich. My girlfriend loved her birthday sparklers and it made my day going there with her!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love Forno! The drinks are amazing, the food is absolutely incredible! Any time we have someone visit from out of town this is the first place we go!

The staff is also always so friendly!

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Mike
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The servers and hosts at Forno are great! They're quick, kind, and they don't have any problems with orders.

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 1970 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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