Permanently Closed - Forno - Omaha

4.6
83 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Fire-fueled Italian dining in Omaha's Blackstone District with dedicated parking. A Chef Nick Strawhecker concept.

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EricK
Omaha
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great Happy Hour Specials from 5-630. Great service, great food and drinks. Couldn’t have been much better

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vipJohnH
Phoenix
37 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service. You have to try the cauliflower.

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girlkris
Omaha
12 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious and the restaurant is small enough to not be too loud. The service is quick as well.

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vipJJDDNN
Omaha
16 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Omaha, at least one of the best!!

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LeahSD
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got the margherita pizza and it was delicious, as always!! Quality ingredients, quick service, great staff. Obsessed with FORNO!!

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GlennP
Omaha
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

NOT SURE WHY I HAVE TO FILL THIS OUT. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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travelingfoodie
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food, great atmosphere, prompt service by Alice, good for groups and hungry college students!

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MichelleD
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Omaha. The food is fresh and creative. The service is attentive and friendly.

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vipTLob
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Dined on a busy night. Split the pizza and salad. Good portions. Limited liquor options but good place to dine. We will go back!

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Mischa
Omaha
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Food is delicious, staff is great . Go several times a month

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vipHuskerJag
Omaha
107 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Weekend brunch! Loved the sexy Italian take on breakfast standards. This menu is not duplicated anywhere. Be sure to try the Budino Doughnut - absolutely sinful!

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Badbackliz
Omaha
8 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for a big party that had people coming and going. Awesome food and drinks and service

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casualdiner
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed our first visit to Forno. It was a little noisy due to a large table with children, but they left and it was much quieter. The server was friendly and informative. The food was very good. I especially enjoyed the variety of cheeses and sauces on my platter. We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
7 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience2

Kids birthday party at 8:00 on a Saturday ruined the whole meal

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lizzie
Omaha
7 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I’ve been 3x now. I probably won’t be back. It’s loud and over priced. The server was fine until he got a few more tables. Every time we’d ask him for something he’d walk away during mid sentence. Not found if it.

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areyougoingtoeatthat92
Omaha
10 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad I finally made it in to try Forno!
We stopped in for brunch and it was all delicious.
The buongiorno pizza and Tigelle with jam and butter were favorites, and the budino doughnut is made specially for Forno by Bob's doughnuts so that's a must try.
If you love food, get yourself to Forno.

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Richard
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dante has long been one of our favorite restaurants in Omaha. This was our first visit to Dante's younger sibling Forno and we enjoyed it as much or more than Dante. The pizza was outstanding and we had some wonderful shared dishes including duck ragu with rigatoni, roasted whole cauliflower with cheese sauce and a cheese plate. Everything was delicious. We took advantage of Forno's policy to waive the usual $20 corkage fee if the customer agrees to give a glass of wine to a diner at another table. We also liked the urban street vibe with a table overlooking the vibrant Blackstone district street scene. The atmosphere and service was casual and friendly but at the same time classy.

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Angie
Omaha
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My friend and I shared some delicious dishes: olives, roasted cauliflower, and a mushroom pizza. Service was prompt and friendly. An added bonus- we brought our own wine and had the corkage fee waived by sharing a little with another patron! We also got to sample their house-made sambuca, which is delightful. We’ll be back!

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vipJEFFREY
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently of high quality. Fun and approachable. Always new plates on the menu. Great staff.

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vipfoodiebecky
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seriously sooooo freaking good! The Tigelle is literally the best thing that’s ever happened to charcuterie. Love the interior and the chill vibe. Will most certainly be back!

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vipmmmm
Omaha
7 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic meal - great recommendations from our server! And loved being able to try several items and share with the entire table. One of our new favorite spots in town!

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vipmmmm
Omaha
7 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super knowledgeable server, delicious food and wonderful atmosphere! One of our favorite spots in Omaha.

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RioC
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was awesome. Chet Coenen and the wait staff treated our table very well. We will be returning to try new menu items.

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MelissaC
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience3

Cauliflower was good and our server was great. The siccillia pizza was NOT good. Wings are very small and not much meat. Food overall was bland.

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AlexG
Omaha
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Forno is always a fantastic dining experience -- The tigelle is an amplified charcuterie board that is the perfect way to start your meal, but the dish that cannot be passed up is the cauliflower with fontina fondue. Best way I've had cauliflower, hands down. Wonderful way to celebrate my birthday, thank you Forno!

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MarieDK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Upbeat atmosphere, multiple gluten free options, and friendly service.

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vipdavep
Omaha
8 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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vipTimK
Phoenix
37 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time going,
Pretty cool spot, small but not cramped,
and the noise was tolerable.
We had the meat/cheese board, weak for $$.
For mains I had the sticky ribs, which were great, only complaint here was there was no accompaniment at all with this dish...strange.
The wife had the pork shank pasta, which too was good.
We brought our own wine, and the cool thing about this, is you pass a glass to another table for the corking fee, a great idea!!
We would return.

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Iowagirl
Omaha
24 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting menu- our favorite was the roasted cauliflower.

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DanW
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was highly attentive, never intrusive and helped our family group of 8 kick off a fantastic New Year's Eve dinner. The omnivore and vegetarian charcuterie boards started things off well and were extra delightful when paired with the tigelle bread that is specially made on a press at Forno.

Our group shared several pizzas, had lovely conversations where we could always hear one another, and our glasses were always full. We were surprised and wowed by the fun shots (non-alcoholic) our server brought at the end of the meal for us to toast the night and one another!

Would highly recommend coming here with close friends and family to share a meal and a beautiful atmosphere together. Bravo Forno!

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fireHouse1015
Omaha
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for an experience with the ambience of Italy where we traveled to this summer. The food and service was good. My squash soup was amazing but the value to amount was a little short. I would still get it again and just deal with it cause it was great. My wife thought her pizza she ordered was average. We loved that they wave the corkage fee if you share your wine you bring in. We love sharing our food with each other so sharing our wine was no problem for us. We will definitely go back

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vipMKHusker
Omaha
42 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Forno is a must visit. We visited for brunch (and had been there for dinner before as well). Brunch was great because it had the classics like eggs and bacon yet some other interesting options. I had the beef and pork ragu, which was amazing. We will be back for sure!!

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vipmeme
Omaha
48 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Just so, so ... biscuit was tough and gravy just ok. BF was just ok but poutine beef, pork was the best dish.

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JacquelineP
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We tried Forno for our work Christmas Lunch on Friday the 13th. The tigelle was spectacular and lunch and drinks were very good.

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vipHuskerJag
Omaha
107 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best weekend brunch in Omaha! Unique brunch items you won't find anywhere else, as well as old favorites with an Italian twist.

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Poor service, food was meh, and overpriced

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RachelM
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything about Forno was excellent, excepting only the parking situation. Parking is limited, and it can be necessary to park a few blocks away. People should be aware of this so they can allow extra time to find parking.

Forno - Omaha
Responded on December 13, 2019

Thanks for the review, Rachel! Just want to make sure you are aware of our dedicated parking lots: one to the west of our building that's always available, and one south across Farnam that is available at dinner and brunch. Hope to see you back soon

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vipJEFFREY
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Halibut entree was awesome.

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BobS
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Excellent meat/cheese tray. Service was uneven and it’s fairly loud, but nice lighting and the hanging plants are a nice touch. We’ll be back.

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NaomiY
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Forno had an enjoyable atmosphere and DELICIOUS meat and cheese board. I repeat - DELICIOUS. The pizza was pretty good but not spectacular. It was the $7 margarita pizza special. The service was a bit slow for how busy it was that night.

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Permanently Closed - Forno - Omaha is rated 4.6 stars by 83 OpenTable diners.