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Forno Restaurant & Wine Bar, Baltimore, MD
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Forno Restaurant & Wine Bar

4.0
4
1278 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Italian
Forno Restaurant & Wine Bar specializes in seasonal, local, and sustainable Modern Italian Cuisine, featuring handmade pastas and brick oven pizzas. Located in the Bromo Tower Arts District, across from the Hippodrome Theater, next to Everyman theater, and a short walk from Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Royal Farms Arena, M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore Convention Center, the Inner Harbor, and tons of other downtown attractions. Forno offers daily specials, including weekday happy hour and bottomless brunch on the weekends. Our late night menu offers a variety of brick oven pizzas that your tastebuds will love. We also offer gluten-free pizzas and pastas along with a variety of vegetarian options.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Italian, Modern European, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (443) 873-9427

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Matthew Saunders

  • Private party facilities

    Forno is available for private bookings. With a 130-seated capacity, a 45 seated private dinning room, as well as a 6-seat private chef's table, there are several options for private dinning, cocktail receptions and other functions. For inquiries, please email fornomanagement@gmail.com

  • Private party contact

    Ricky Johnson: (443) 873-9427

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Eutaw and Fayette

  • Parking details

    We offer validated parking for the Landmark CenterPoint parking garage located at 310 N. Baltimore St. You may access our restaurant directly from the parking garage, via our back entrance.

  • Public transit

    Light Rail, Bus

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,278 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. AK

    AnnK

    Baltimore

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    The building has had no HVAC since July, according to the wait staff, and it was absolutely freezing throughout our meal. The staff wear hats, coats and gloves while serving, and the poor patrons wear their coats and still absolutely freeze. The City should suspend their license until it's fixed. Lost two loyal customers last night.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food and service was fine but it was a very cold day outside and inside the restaurant as well. We wore coats throughout the dinner and were at least 50 feet from the front door.
  3. NB

    NancyB

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Pizza and flank steak were outstanding. Brussels sprouts also very taaty. Loved the limoncello cheesecake. Skip the minestrone. Restaurant is nicely decorated and has a good wine list.

    Forno Restaurant & Wine BarResponded 2 days agoHello Nancy, We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed everything! Our chef will work on his Minestrone recipe ;) Hope to have you dine with us again soon!

  4. n

    nikz

    Baltimore

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service was wonderful. Friendly and came around to check on us every now and then without being overbearing. It was a Thursday night, and it wasn't a full house. Ambience was chill. Lighting was a good middle, not bright, but not too dim (definitely not dark like Cheesecake Factory). Noise Level was low. Food was delicious, except for one of the desserts (chocolate espresso cake was on the dry side). Pork Belly was tender, albeit a little bland. The Lamb Ravioli was good. Crispy Brussels Sprouts were the winner, out all of the dishes. Pappardelle with Bolognese was good. Handmade noodles had the perfect al dente bite and the Bolognese sauce was flavorful. Spaghetti and Pesto was a surprising dish. Pesto was a little tangy and the roasted sunflower seeds provided a nice crunch. Vegan Pizza was fine, but not remarkable. Portions were fair, but price is on the higher side.
  5. L

    Linda

    Baltimore

    180 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    180 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We went to Forno’s prior to the Theater. It was Winter Restaurant Week but we wanted to have a small mea and chose from the menl. Our waitress was very nice and friendly. She was checking us just to see if we needed anything. Excellent Server! We chose Crispy Brussel Sprouts and Pepperoni and Cheese pizza. We took half of the pizza to the car while we were in the theater. (It was good that the weather was as chilly as a refrigerator!) It was the best pizza we have had in years!! The Brussel Sprouts were good also. We really enjoyed the food! The only problem was it was cold in there. We had the leave our coats buttoned. It is an old building with large windows. Everything else was very good.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Gillian was amazing! Food was delicious (especially the burrata) as well. The ambiance was fantastic and the music choice was *chefs kiss*. will definitely be back very soon!
  7. EM

    EricM

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food3service4ambience3
    We were seated directly next to another table even though there were 4 other empty tables down the row. The portions were small, but didn’t taste good enough to account for this, nor was the price low enough to excuse it. I have been here twice and felt that same way, once for restaurant week and once normally. Overpriced and underserved.
  8. BG

    BrookeG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite pic for restaurant week! The steamed muscles were delicious. The Carne pizza was so good and authentic tasting. And to top it all off, the lemoncello cheesecake was so refreshing. We will definitely come back here soon!
  9. SR

    SondraR

    Baltimore

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Meatballs were cold. Took 30 minutes to get my drink.
  10. DS

    DianeS

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a delicious dinner before going to the Lyric. Crispy Brussels sprouts, buffalo mozzarella, two pastas and dessert! Prices are reasonable, homemade pasta is a standpoint, and our server was outstanding!!! Only negative was it is always a little chilly in there. Old building and concrete floors. I wouldn’t let that sway someone from eating there because the food is delicious and the service friendly and attentive, but remember to bring a sweater. Will be back in a few Saturdays with my daughter after Everyman.
  11. NS

    NickoleS

    Baltimore

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    The server wasn’t attentive. We had to flag her down several times. She was nice just hard to find.
  12. LG

    LGriff

    Baltimore

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a charming oasis in West Baltimore. A great place to grab some delicious food prior to a show.
  13. JH

    JHatten

    Baltimore

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Service was pretty slow but I think they were really understaffed. My friend and I ordered the lobster spaghetti that our waiter recommended. It was completely tasteless, the spaghetti was overdone and clumped together, and the lobster was tough. I was really disappointed because the dish was pretty pricey. I normally don’t send things back but it was inedible. It took us awhile to get the attention of our waiter but once we did, we sent the spaghetti back and ordered a pizza instead. Pizza was great and the cocktails were tasty. Overall, an okay experience but a little disappointed, to be honest. Don’t know if I’ll be back.
  14. RH

    RobertH

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good food, enjoyed the meal.
  15. KR

    KulRiggs

    Baltimore

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Forno never disappoints. Everything is consistently EXCELLENT!!!
  16. D

    Denise

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the menu, the specials are always seasonal and very good. Half-priced wine is always a great value but hard to choose between that and the tasty cocktails. Pizzas have great toppings/flavors and the crust is perfect! Staff is attentive and could see the team work between front of house & kitchen. Very enjoyable experience before a show.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our go to before a show at Hippodrome. Menu is original and there’s always new items and specials to try. We have been several times now and never disappointed. Highly recommend reserving a table.
  18. F

    Finedine14

    Baltimore

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s always great to get a reservation there before a theatre show. They have unique dishes. Our pasta was a little extra al dente this time but the flavor was good. They have a delicious mushroom crostini.
  19. LP

    LisaP

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    No heat = wore our coats the entire time Pre-theater crowd = half hour wait for drinks Inattentive service = missing spoons and requested condiments (parmesan cheese) = cold soup and mediocre entrees serving burnt pizza = no return
  20. G

    Gloria

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Every thing ordered was very good. Was looking forward to spaghetti bolognese but they were out of it, even though we were there early (5pm). Server was lovely but was so busy she couldn’t be attentive. Overall I love this place and the food. Just need a bit more help, but who doesn’t!
  21. K

    Kaabey

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    We stopped here before a show at the Hippodrome as we have done on many occasions. We’ve always had great food and drinks here so it was our show “go to” spot. However, this visit was just meh. One thing that we found odd was the we couldn’t order appetizers before ordering our food. Which is fine, but when our smoked brussel sprouts came out it was ice cold. Like, they put the order in with our drinks then left it there until we ordered food. We also ordered the duck ravioli and had to contend with bones in every bite. No one expects there to be bones in ravioli and it made it very unpleasant to eat. The drinks were great though.
  22. c

    cb200

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The service is always top notch. This visit we were a bit disappointed in the food. The 2 guests who ordered the duck ravioli did not feel it lived up to its price, they didn't get a good duck taste. And we ordered the key lime pie for dessert and it came out in a frying pan where the crust was overcooked, almost burnt, sticking to the pan. While the concept was interesting it didn't work. The server did take it off our bill. The 2 chicken dishes, especially the caccitorie one guest ordered were tasty.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good food, drinks, & service. Perfect for before a show.
  24. A

    Ashley

    Baltimore

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    It's very clear that Forno is the the only 'nice' / sit-down restaurant super close to the Hippodrome, so it's convenient and I imagine this demand healthily sustains them. That said, it was an underwhelming experience. We only tried the hummus and two pizzas, and while they were okay, it wasn't the best pizza we've ever had and was also closer to room temperature than hot. Drinks took a very long time to come out, and the bread that comes to the table was a little stale. We did enjoy half priced bottles on a Saturday night, but the server who brought the bottle over clearly didn't know how to open the bottle of Prosecco - she stuck a corkscrew into the the cork! She also gave us red wine glasses to drink Prosecco instead of flutes. Not really an issue, but staff seems a little unexperienced. Overall it's a fine place to come if you're seeing a show at the Hippodrome, but I wouldn't seek it out by itself. Heads up, at least based on our experience, you'll want a reservation if you're visiting before a show.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly and fast service. Were able to eat and make our show across the street within 45 mins
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food with fresh local ingredients that changes weekly; fantastic ambiance; 10/10 will be back!
  27. PD

    PatriciaD

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, staff and location were all excellent. Fresh pasta. Directly across the street from the theatre. Will definitely be back! Thanks
  28. p

    plunk

    Baltimore

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    I would pass on the key lime pie next time because the crust is firmly attached to the skillet that it is served in.
  29. JT

    JanetT

    Baltimore

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Our friends and my husband and I met there for dinner before going to see a show at the Hippodrome. We arrive at 530 and it was soooo cold we could barely stand it. We were told management doesn’t turn the heat on til the employees arrive at 5. Shame on Fornos for freezing out the customers. This is not the first time their cheap-skateness has occurred.. Back in the summer we went there and it was soooo hot. I suspect they operate under the same premise with their A/C. Trust me, I’d rather eat a sandwich in my car before going back. We had to go to the bar to order a drink…the waitress wasn’t interested in serving us. WE CONSTANTLY had to get her attention to get any attention.
  30. G

    Gloria

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was excellant, menu limited but what we ordered was very good. Server could not have been more attentive and pleasant.
  31. JF

    JFFEAFJFH

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant to go to before Hippodrome shows! The good is very good, well presented. Staff friendly and service good considering the size of the pre show crowd.
  32. BO

    BethO

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    When first seated, the noise was unbearable, but our server accommodated our request for a quieter table. Kitchen was slow, but the food was worth the wait. The lamb melted in my mouth and was quite flavorful. My partner enjoyed the veal piccata immensely and the salted caramel ice cream was the perfect ending. We love Forno!!
  33. BN

    BethN

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Online menu included vegetarian and multiple gluten free options. When we arrived, they had no gluten free pizza or pasta at all, and there was no vegetarian pasta options. They made us a special vegetarian pasta that was just some pasta in ricotta cheese. One order had some green beans as well, but the other was delivered without. So, they were accommodating, which we appreciated, but I would not recommend this place if you are looking for places with a variety of options for dietary restrictions.
  34. SG

    SueG

    Baltimore

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always enjoy our dining experience here. Perfect location for pre-theater meal. Reservations recommended. Pizza shares well and is always good and often creative! The Key Lime Pie was overly creative and served in a cast iron skillet. While tasty it was difficult to scrape the crust from the pan. More experimenting needed but workable. Service always friendly.
  35. JR

    JohnR

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the swordfish special..It was the best swordfish we have ever had.. Nice & flaky & tener with a beautiful saude
  36. MP

    MP12

    Baltimore

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    The pizzas had so much garlic on them we thought it was cheese at guest. The panna cotta had no sugar in it and was to be blackberry but there were none and the key lime pie was in a small cast iron skilled and you could not get the crust out of the skillet to eat.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Celebrating my granddaughter's birthday before going to the Hippodrome to see Swan Lake...
  38. k

    ktvr

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Consistently a great restaurant, menu always interesting, food is excellent.
  39. D

    Debbie

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Particularly good choice for those going to the theater!
  40. AP

    AmavyP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Convenient for the Hippodrome. Prices for plate sizes were reasonable compared to other restaurants. We had the cheese plate (3 cheeses: burrata, goat cheese and cotija cheese with a ramekin of spicy mustard, some pickled veggies and 4 😂 slices of deli meat), snapper (wasn’t fully deboned, bones were big), scallop fettuccine (pasta was undercooked and chewy, scallop gummy and needed seasoning), Caesar salad (meh), some wine (good) and the Paper Boi, a mocktail for me that tasted like sour orange juice with whipped cream on top. Wouldn’t go out of our way to reserve there again, but didn’t hate our time either. Everything was just middle of the road. B-

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Forno Restaurant & Wine Bar using the Order Online button. Forno Restaurant & Wine Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (443) 873-9427.

Forno Restaurant & Wine Bar is rated 4 stars by 1278 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Forno Restaurant & Wine Bar

17 N. Eutaw St, Baltimore, MD 21201

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Eutaw and Fayette

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Italian, Modern European, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    We offer validated parking for the Landmark CenterPoint parking garage located at 310 N. Baltimore St. You may access our restaurant directly from the parking garage, via our back entrance.

  • Public transit

    Light Rail, Bus

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Matthew Saunders

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (443) 873-9427

  • Private party facilities

    Forno is available for private bookings. With a 130-seated capacity, a 45 seated private dinning room, as well as a 6-seat private chef's table, there are several options for private dinning, cocktail receptions and other functions. For inquiries, please email fornomanagement@gmail.com

  • Private party contact

    Ricky Johnson: (443) 873-9427

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