Forno Kitchen and Bar

4.8
1883 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 1883 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
ambience
4.6
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Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. We really enjoyed the avocado bruschetta as well our main dishes.

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vipmorgans
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always hits the spot! one of the best happy hours in cbus

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing. The food was excellent and served in record breaking time! We dined outside. Highly recommended!

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ChelseaR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful dining room, friendly staff, fantastic food. Vegan options that are legit. One of the best brunch menus I’ve ever seen.

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foodie27
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We love Forno. Unfortunately there was an engagement party that was way too large for the small room they reserved and the crowd spilled over into the restaurant. It wasn’t enjoyable eating dinner and trying to talk with people standing over top of us.

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1234
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Happy Hour ! Pizza amazing , good cocktails, great vibe!

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vipExcellent
Columbus
23 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love Forno and took my 10 year old granddaughter there. She loved it as well!

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TonyaS
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This was our first time visiting and it was wonderful! The food was delicious and a great value; it was a bit loud, but overall I give it a 5!

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JacquelineS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We just moved to Columbus and this was our first time going to Forno. Went with my fiancé and his mom for dinner while she was stopping through to Columbus. We heard good things about Forno and I would say everything about it was just okay. The drinks were good (cotton Cady rose, Italian wine flight, strawberry basil collins and my fiancé had beer). Our waiter seemed busy (the restaurant wasn’t really full on a Tuesday?) but was very nice. Took about 10-15 minutes to place our first drink orders and see our waiter. Also the music was *so* loud for a Tuesday, it was difficult to talk. We basically had to shout at each other. We ordered a pizza, baked lobster rotini, linguine clams and warm ricotta. Pizza needed to be cooked longer, there was no char on the bottom. It was meh. Everything else was good! I would probably come back but it’s not my first choice. Maybe just for happy hour.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Emily, was amazing and she brought out a giant candle for a birthday dessert!

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vipjweil810
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were outstanding. Music was to load!

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SaraH
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience! Our waiter was the bestttt, will be back

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StephH
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Italian food in a beautiful setting. Go for a table by the window for great views of the Short North.

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MartinF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really delicious brunch with my fiancé here on the 4th of July. Place was busy but that didn’t stop the staff and kitchen from providing excellent service. Honestly kind of went out on a limb for this place as a brunch spot, but it didn’t disappoint. Bloody Mary was fantastic, as were the chicken and waffles and the avocado bruschetta. Riley was an excellent server.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I work in the Short North and headed down early on the 4th and decided to brunch at Forno. The food was so good. I ordered the French Toast. It had fresh berries and whipped cream and maple syrup. Everything was yummy and my server was excellent. I would highly recommend this place for brunch. I plan to go back and try some of their other brunch dishes.

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tkiefer
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated outdoors on the patio 15 minutes before our 6:30 reservation (on gallery hop night no less). Service was prompt and friendly. Food was very good and served quickly. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best happy hour

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic!! Perfect girls night! Delicious shareables, excellent wine selection and so much fun

OT
OpenTable Diner
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great prices for a happy hour!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haley was amazing!!!!! She took our dining experience to the next level! We’ll definitely be going back because of her!

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lisam
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, friendly service. Outstanding food. Frosé is amazing!!!

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mackenzie
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice, loved it! Waitress was super accommodating. Wish I remembered her name - a more experienced waitress with a vest!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic brunch. Was very timely and delicious

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Melissa
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband & I were visiting Columbus for our anniversary & Forno came highly recommended by friends as a must try restaurant. So glad we did! The food was amazing & our server went above & beyond & was truly the best! Can’t wait to come back!

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SharonS
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent our waiter was fantastic the ambience was great of course the parking sucks but that’s not forbid fault. We plan to come again

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vipAmyV
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Hailey, was excellent. The food was great. I would definitely go back.

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vipPeggy
Columbus
33 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Forno is a great place to eat and drink during their Happy Hour. Great service also, even though it was extremely busy!

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Mark
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

More wait/bar staff and less host staff please. Severely understaffed for waiters/waitresses/bartenders. Drinks take 30 minutes to get while 4 hosts/hostesses stand around. I love forno but am thinking of making somewhere else my “go to”.

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vipMcKenzieY
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Forno is an absolute Columbus go to! Food is always delicious and the service is always wonderful.

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LAnt123
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I had a great time at Forno! The food was excellent and the service was very professional yet fun. We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service

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ChloeP
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food and drinks! Happy hour was fantastic and great prices. I am definitely planning to come back! Very friendly staff as well. 😊

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Father’s Day

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing as always

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Cameron
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely happy hour with great deals on pizzas and drinks!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love it here

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SiddarthaR
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are vegetarians and all of the food we ordered was very tasty!

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vipjrycus
Columbus
46 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Sunday night dinner. Pizzas and entrees were great as was the atmosphere and service. We’ll be back.

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JessieG
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always, love their brunch! Our food was delicious, as were our mimosas.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love it here

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 1883 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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