This Mother's day we will be serving a brunch buffet from 9am-3pm at $25/person and $10/children. Regular menu will not be available. We look forward to celebrating the Mom in your life!
Sunday, May 13, 2018
In addition to excellent food, it’s like having breakfast w best friends!
Such a great spot in Hyde Park! We had a great time. Wonderful ambiance and super filling food - you will not need a lot!!! Grazie, Forno!!
Excellent: eclectic food; great service; good wine/spirits, nice bar and patio seating
The noise level was really high due to some noisy parties!!
Need some fiber to absorb the sound!
Tables way too close so that you could hear everything being said at tables on both sides. Service was slow and the food was mediocre and very overpriced.
Starting off I was a little nervous, we got to Forno right at 8:30 pm when our reservation was and the table wasn't ready, but because there is little to no waiting area we had to stand up against the wall next to a couple eating, kind of awkward. But once we were seated the waitress was phenomenal, made excellent recommendations, was very laid back and pleasant without being over bearing, unfortunately I can't remember her name now. I was very impressed by the food, my friend and I had the brisket with a side of risotto, my boyfriend had the swordfish, and our other friend had the truffle pizza. The brisket came with some mashed potatoes and carrots so I could have gotten away without the side of risotto but that was good too! We had come to celebrate one friend getting a new job, a new internship, and two birthdays our waitress was kind enough to bring us a dessert, a basil infused pudding with blueberries, sounds weird but tasted amazing, and champagne. We all left very happy, very full, and very happy we stumbled upon this great restaurant, I would love to go back and would absolutely recommend it!
Excellent service, very good food.
Really enjoyed this restaurant. Great food, good service, nice atmosphere and outdoor seating. Definitely need a reservation.
One of my favorites! Food, drinks and service is always amazing.
We had a friend in from out of town and went to Forno for brunch. An Italian place for brunch? You bet. Inventive takes on classic brunch items, great Bloody Mary. Service was very solid. Not intrusive, but there when you needed them. Highly recommend.
Always a pleasure at Forno! One of our favorite restaurants in Cincinnati
As always, service and food was excellent. Love coming there.
Great date place, highly recommend the short rib and risotto
Loved the veal meatballs with a side of eggplant Parmesan. Wine recommendation was really good, and the server was so helpful with coursing our meals.
This was my second visit to Forno. The first experience was absolutely delicious. Everything we ordered was excellent. My husband and I decided to bring our kids (tween/teen age) to Forno for Easter, something special for them to try. They love Italian. Two things: 1. It was a breakfast buffet which I must have missed on the reservation. What a bummer as their food is SO good and with a 2pm reservation, I just assumed we'd be ordering off their regular menu. My mistake. And 2.) Our table was a couple small tables put together and not at all level, meaning wobbly with the water glasses literally sliding down the table. We had to bring this to the attention of the hostess or mgmt (unsure), as I think because my kids were sitting at that end, they maybe figured no big deal, it's kids. But it was very obvious when we went to sit down that the tables were sloped. That was a little disappointing as it became somewhat of a production to get it resolved. Otherwise, our server was attentive and helpful. The polenta bolognese was the best thing on the buffet, IMO. :)
The gnocchi and octopus were excellent
The absolute best servers in the city! 10x better than any of the "higher ranked restaurants". Jamie and Haley take care of us every time. They treat my gal pals and I like royalty:) They know the taste and textures of all the foods and always cater to special diets. The best ladies in Cincinnati!
Great service wonderful food. Best pork chop I’ve ever had ! Wonderful meal before the holiday
We always have a great night when we eat at Forno. The atmosphere is awesome and the food never disappoints. We tried new dishes that were delicious. We will now order the meatball appetizer every time we go there! Love the bar staff
Trying to schedule date nights on periodic basis
Service was fantastic, server was geeat
Food was fresh and delicious. Service was awesome and the whole experience was so good that before dinner ended we knew we would return again.
Came and had the Bolo special, but we love the rest of the menu as well.
We enjoyed the lively atmosphere . The gnocchi was very good and so was the bolognese. Did not care for the artichoke soup. It needed some cream! Also my chianti was warm. We will try again.
Great service, sublime food, lively mood, casual decor.
Forno is one of favorites! It's consistently delicious & the staff is exceptional!
Christian Piotoso is the real deal! He brings the taste of Italy to Hyde Park that resembles Firenze!
Awesome selection and variety of food, wine and desserts! Everything was unique and very well executed.
The service was very good for such a busy night. You really need reservations as this is a popular spot. The atmosphere is wonderful and the menu reads well but the pizza came nearly burned on the bottom and still was soft and limp. It is disappointing because a true fire oven pizza is wonderful.
Best pizza in town. Great Pastas and soups. Miss the fish soup which has been taken off the menu. A go to restaurant for a quick simple meal.
The veal torrtilini was fantastic. We were seated at the bar by the kitchen and the "back of house" workers were very friendly and accommodating. Great for a date night.
I have been wanting to try Forno for some time. Great spot for a boys' night out. Great food, great wine, everyone can see the kitchen, what's not to like! Braised lentils and risotto were outstanding; also pizza, short ribs, and the family's special Bolognese.
Once again, we had a memorable meal at Forno. Our server, Jamie, suggested outstanding wines and food pairings. I usually get two 1/2 orders of pasta and my husband gets the fish entree, so we can share. Chef Cristian has done such a wonderful job making this restaurant a comfortable, trendy and delicious Italian food experience.
Restaurant was very noisy-food was average to above average-service was excellent
First time to forno. Great location, amazing food , perfect atmosphere, impeccable service. Will definitely return. What a gem.
One of my favorites!! Yummy food, wine, and ambiance.
Forno never disappoints. From the outstanding food to the always friendly service, we always find an excuse to enjoy a meal here.
Too noisy. Tables too close together. Service not as good as previous visit. Server knowledgeable about menu. Expensive for atmosphere.
Best rustic Italian in the city by far. Service is always excellent and the wine is reasonable.