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About Forno Restaurant & Wine Bar
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.
Baltimore, MD 21201
Contemporary Italian, Modern European, Wine Bar
Hours of Operation:
Tue–Sun 11:30 am–11:00 pm
Eutaw and Fayette
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Light Rail, Bus
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Forno Restaurant & Wine Bar Ratings and Reviews
Wonderful dinner Saturday night. Love the small option on the pasta, perfect amount. Brick oven pizzas were yummy. Cocktail menu was unique and the drinks we tried were great.
Wine list looked amazing. Service was great. Celebrating a birthday, they brought a delicious dessert for us to share.
We had dinner at Forno prior to the New Year's Eve 9:30 show of John Oliver at the Hipp. The service and food was amazing and we had a window seat to watch the "uber" turnover in front of the theater. We love Forno and frequent there every tim!!e we can. Keep up the good work
I was disappointed in Forno after reading such positive reviews. The lobster pizza was fine but ordinary. The short rib entree and broccoli fettuccine were both extremely bland and both had a mushy, off-putting texture. The restaurant was practically empty on a Friday night, which should have been a clue, but I'm not from Baltimore and picked the restaurant on reviews alone. Would not recommend to anyone.
Had late lunch there recently with my 20- something kids. Great service and to-die-for roasted Brussel Sprouts... still thinking about them days later! They aren't normally on menu, but chef accommodated our request. Burger, chicken sandwich, and salads also greatly enjoyed by our family.
Forno offers a very innovative menu and has a good selection of craft beers and reasonably priced wines. We have dined here several times and the food is always fresh and well prepared. Service has also been top notch as it was the other night. Our waiter suggested that we might want to split a salad based on the portion and he was right. In lieu of a second salad we split an order of broiled brussell sprouts that were out of this world.
We had a light meal before the theater, calamari and pizza. Both were fresh and tasty. I had a glass of winter sangria which was quite nice. Our server was courteous and helpful. The food here is good but limited. I have two main criticisms: one is that the wine prices are exhorbitant. $16.00 for a glass of wine is ridiculous. The other is I would love for a simple fish dish to be available. I am not always in the mood for pasta or pizza.
Seated on time. Did not know that there was only Brunch served on Sunday afternoon but quickly adjusted to the mimosas &enjoyed the eggs Benedict and bagel with lox. coffee was great after a fresh pot was brewed. The waitress was very busy with the amazing amount of people coming in before the shows at the Jippodrome and the Everyman Theater. It was fun talking with her.
Found this place when looking for someplace close to the Hippodrome. It is right across the street. Food was excellent and the waiter was very helpful with recommendations. Portions were very good. Best choice was to share a few apps and then the small plate pasta. The short ribs were awesome
We went to Forno before the show at the Hippodrome. We were the first ones into the restaurant and the greeting was lovely. As the time progressed, the service became very poor. Had to ask the hostess to clear our plates who came and took one plate from our table and then disappeared. When we asked for the check it took the waiter almost 15 minutes to get our check to us. It's a shame because the food was decent and the restaurant was really convenient and pleasant for a meal.
We went here before a show at the Hippodrome- awesome ambiance with delicious food! Our server was attentive and extremely friendly, even when the restaurant was full. Made a reservation ahed of time, would recommend because that place is popular (rightfully so). The menu is authentic and well put together. Not one negative thing to say. We were there for a little over an hour (had drinks appetizers and entrees). We will be going back!
Fun, hip atmosphere. Bustling before a show at the Hippodrome, but prompt friendly service despite the crowd. Everything we had was delicious: perfectly cooked calamari, amazing mussels, a fun pizza, and pasta dishes. Homemade pasta! No kids menu displayed, but they prepared nice buttered/parm noodles for one of my sons. Entrees come in small and large sizes which is a great feature! This way more room in our tummies for appetizers and dessert! My kids tried their fancy caramel sea-salt ice cream and absolutely loved it!
This was the second time I went here. The first time, everything was delicious. This time, everything was bland and unappetizing. Hopefully we came on a bad night, and I would give it one more chance, but this was a terrible experience. Food is also not the cheapest dining option either, so bad experiences don’t get many passes.
Sunday Brunch pre-theatre was a perfect fit. Chocolate desserts were outstanding, pumpkin pancakes with caramel sauce were excellent without being too sweet; only downer was the double cheeseburger which can't be cooked to taste and was just adequate.
Spacious rooms with great bar space.
We will be back to try more menu items!
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