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.

17 N. Eutaw St
Baltimore, MD 21201
View Larger Map

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary Italian, Modern European, Wine Bar

Hours of Operation:
Tue–Sun 11:30 am–11:00 pm

Cross Street:
Eutaw and Fayette

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(443) 873-9427

Website:
http://www.fornobaltimore.com/

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

Executive Chef:
Matthew Audette

Additional:
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

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Our full menu will be available, along with special menu items and wine features, great for sharing!

Forno Restaurant & Wine Bar Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (56)
Casual (33)
Good for a Date (24)
See All
Neighborhood Gem (22)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Special Occasion (18)
Fun (16)
Cozy (15)
Good for Groups (15)
Notable Wine List (15)
Happy Hour (14)
Great for Lunch (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Local Ingredients (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (12)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Business Meals (10)
Comfort Food (10)
Healthy (10)
Authentic (9)
Great Beer (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Romantic (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
People Watching (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Seasonal (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Organic (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Spicy (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Vegan (1)
Sort by
S
670 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Our group went to Forno during restaurant week. Great service, great food, nice ambiance. Across the street from Hippodrome.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 1, 2018

I go here a lot, unfortunately soup was cold and fried oysters were raw. Oysters were taken off the check though

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience3
service3
value3

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience2
service2
value2

vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Everyone ordered something different, and all of our meals were excellent.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
·Dined on December 29, 2017

It was an enjoyable dinner with friends and extremely convenient prior to attending Everyman Theatre!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 27, 2017

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.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 20, 2017

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.

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Late-night Find, Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Forno is one of our favorite pre-Everyman Theatre eateries. Great food, lovely service and convenient to the theatre.

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on December 15, 2017

Forno is a nice date place because of the ambiance. It's quiet, though dimly lit so it would be better for brunch/lunch instead of dinner since it was so dark. The food was good quality but portions were tiny for the price.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service4
value3

vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Quick Bite, Local Ingredients, Organic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service4
value3

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Holiday part

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value3

vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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.

Tags: Hot Spot, Healthy, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value5

 
·Dined on December 8, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Casual, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Popular with the pre-theater crowd, the restaurant got very noisy as it filled up. Menu was a bit limited, but food was very good. Staff was helpful and friendly.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service4
value3

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Server took 15 minutes to give us water after we were seated. She came to the table too often to ask us if we wanted anything else.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience1
service1
value2

 
·Dined on December 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Quick Bite, Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service1
value2

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Always go before a show at the hippodrome. Never a bad time food and wines are delicious

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 2, 2017

After seeing the menu, I was really excited to go here. But the execution of the dishes was left lacking. The pizza was charred and pasta was a bit under seasoned. For the price, I expected better.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience4
service4
value2

vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Worst 100.00 bucks ever spent

Al friend food. With limited Italian dishes
Pizza reminded
Me as
A
Kid the chef boy ardi pizza kit
Just aweful
This restaurant should be never on pYour list to try

1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience2
service4
value2

 
·Dined on December 1, 2017

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!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Great restaurant - I have been there many times and it never disappoints!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Delicious food, great ambiance
Magherita pizza, pumpkin ravioli and brussel sprouts were awesome
Will definitely come back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Amazing food. Great service. We came here before we went to the Hippodrome and it was perfect. A little pricy, but worth it!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on November 28, 2017

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!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Kudos to Matt for stellar service

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4

vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great apps, pizza and regular dinner choices as well, portion size options & unique desserts all make this convenient restaurant for theatre or downtown event goers a great place. Wait service was excellent.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Fun, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for Groups
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We were very pleased with the food & the service We were going to a play and were kind of in a hurry and the server and kitchen did a wonderful job of getting us out in plenty of time to make the play. The food was very interesting and presented well.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service5
value5

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We stopped in for dinner before catching a show at the Hippodrome. Service, food and drinks were great.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Our server Kyle was fantastic

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
·Dined on November 22, 2017

The staff was great, our waiter remembered us from over a month ago! Waiter was patient and answered all questions. He also was spot on with recommendations. Love the diverse and farm to table menu. It is very convenient for theatre goers.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We ordered a Cobb salad and was told it contained hard boiled egg bacon etc a good size meal It was largely lettuce

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience3
service4
value1

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience4
service4
value2

vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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!

Tags: Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Casual, Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 18, 2017

A great stop for a pre theatre bite. See Taylor at the bar, you’ll be happy you did

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 18, 2017

As always, a wonderful experience. The food was outstanding, especially the pumpkin pancakes. The homemade caramel sauce was a wonderful addition. The service was excellent! I will always select this restaurant as my pre-theatre dining experience.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Healthy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on November 18, 2017

The ingredients seemed high quality and fresh; the filling in the pumpkin ravioli, however, was a bit bland (not well seasoned) and bitter. I'm not sure what spices or flavoring were used, but I didn't care for it very much.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service5
value4

vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great place if going to see a show at the Hippodrome (across the street).

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service5
value3

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 11, 2017

One of my favorite places in the city. It is great for dinner, brunch, lunch, happy hour

Tags: Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Great Beer, Cozy, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.