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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
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!
Forno is adjacent to an excellent theater in downtown Baltimore. We chose Forno to meet a friend from out of town for Sunday brunch prior to a matinee performance at the theater. The convenient location would also be ideal for a meal prior to future theater performances. However, the food was unattractive and less than tasteless. Our order consisted of pumpkin pancakes (burned and dried out)), poached eggs (watery) on toast (also burned to a crisp)., with clumps of bacon on the plate. Despite the convenient location, we agreed never to return. The meal was pathetic, and we were embarrassed to have taken our out of town guest to Forno for Sunday brunch. I hope that the management has an opportunity to review our review. Downtown Baltimore has a large number of pleasant and exciting restaurants for informal brunch which would put Forno to shame.
The food at Forno tends to be hit and miss. The pizza is always good. I like that the pasta can be ordered as a small portion or full sized. Very convenient for the Everyman Theater and the Hippodrome. You'll need a reservation on nights of Hippodrome performances. Overall, it's good not great.
My husband and I had dinner before the theater. We were seated in a booth which we had requested. We find the small two- person tables to be too small. We shared a salad with Gorgonzola which was very good. My husband got a pasta with short ribs. He enjoyed it. I ordered a Bianca pizza which was lovely. Our server was attentive and the food was very hot. My main criticism about Forno is that the menu is very limited. I especially wish they would offer fish which I have never seen on the menu. We go there because it is convenient to Everyman.
Forno is consistently excellent and a joy to dine at. I appreciate their attention to detail in all ways: wonderful menu choices, tasty ingredients, presentation, service and use of recycled architectural elements. Have gone there both on theater nights at the Everyman and brought friends at UMB for lunch. I cannot recommend them too highly!
This was the second time we were at Forno pre theater. First time was delightful with a waitress who went above and beyond. This time eggs were undercooked. Instead of taking the whole plate back to the kitchen she just brought 2 other eggs on a plate so I got to eat toast soaked in raw eggs on the original plate. Waitress was generally just phoning it in. However super convenient to the Hippodrome ambience is nice and last time was great so we will be back
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