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
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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

Forno Restaurant & Wine Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

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Neighborhood Gem (21)
Good for a Date (18)
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Notable Wine List (16)
Special Occasion (16)
Good for Groups (14)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Authentic (13)
Happy Hour (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Business Meals (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Healthy (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Bar Seating (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Seasonal (7)
Tasting Menu (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Great Beer (5)
People Watching (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Romantic (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Hot Spot (2)
Organic (2)
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Spicy (2)
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined 3 days ago

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
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·Dined 5 days ago

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
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 7 days ago

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
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 (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.

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·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
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 (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
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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.

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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

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·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
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 (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
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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
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 (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
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·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
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Kudos to Matt for stellar service

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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
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 (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
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 (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
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Our server Kyle was fantastic

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·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
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 (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

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 (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
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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
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 (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
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 (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
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·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
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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

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 (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
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

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.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Delicious food and wine. Great service. Horrible noise volume (hate shouting at my dinner partner)!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The service at Forno was fantastic and the food was even better! The ambiance was great and we only had to go across the street to enjoy our show at the Hippodrome.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 4, 2017

My husband and I have been here before and knew we both wanted the spaghetti Bolognese, which we ordered. It did not disappoint.... delicious!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Love the pizza and the specials are always tasty. Service is above the norm: polite, responsive, and knowledgeable.

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Perfect place for a satisfying pre-theater dinner as it is next door to The Everyman theater. Our server was upbeat, attentive and knew the menu. Good gluten free options and wine list.

Tags: Bar Seating, Spicy, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 3, 2017

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.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Enjoyed our mail before the show at Everyman Theater. Food was TERRIFIC and service was very good. Had us in our seats before show time.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

This is a wonderful restaurant for brunch before a matinee at the Everyman Theatre, right around the corner. It's relaxed, and pleasant, and comfortable - with nice food and drink that is very reasonably priced.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 26, 2017

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

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!

Tags: People Watching, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We are never disappointed with the ever changing menu - DELICIOUS!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 22, 2017

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

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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