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For 2
Date
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Time
7:00 PM
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Forno Osteria & Bar

4.7
597 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
Full service, authentic Italian restaurant serving appetizers, wood fired pizzas, pastas, entrees and desserts.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Monday - closed
Tuesday - Thursday 5pm-10pm
Friday- 5pm-11pm
Saturday- 4pm-11pm
Sunday- Brunch 9am-2pm, Dinner 4pm-9pm

Mother's Day Sunday- 9am-3pm

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Phone number
(513) 818-8720
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Cristian Pietoso
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Valet parking
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Entertainment
Chef de Cuisine- Stephen Carnes
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

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

What 597 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

In addition to excellent food, it’s like having breakfast w best friends!

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

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!!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Excellent: eclectic food; great service; good wine/spirits, nice bar and patio seating

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

The noise level was really high due to some noisy parties!!
Need some fiber to absorb the sound!

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1.0Dined on April 15, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

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!

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Excellent service, very good food.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Really enjoyed this restaurant. Great food, good service, nice atmosphere and outdoor seating. Definitely need a reservation.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

One of my favorites! Food, drinks and service is always amazing.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great waitress

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Always a pleasure at Forno! One of our favorite restaurants in Cincinnati

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

As always, service and food was excellent. Love coming there.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Great date place, highly recommend the short rib and risotto

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

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. :)

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The gnocchi and octopus were excellent

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great service wonderful food. Best pork chop I’ve ever had ! Wonderful meal before the holiday

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Trying to schedule date nights on periodic basis
Service was fantastic, server was geeat

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Came and had the Bolo special, but we love the rest of the menu as well.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Great service, sublime food, lively mood, casual decor.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Forno is one of favorites! It's consistently delicious & the staff is exceptional!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Christian Piotoso is the real deal! He brings the taste of Italy to Hyde Park that resembles Firenze!

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Awesome selection and variety of food, wine and desserts! Everything was unique and very well executed.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Love Forno!

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3.0Dined on March 14, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Restaurant was very noisy-food was average to above average-service was excellent

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

First time to forno. Great location, amazing food , perfect atmosphere, impeccable service. Will definitely return. What a gem.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

One of my favorites!! Yummy food, wine, and ambiance.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Forno never disappoints. From the outstanding food to the always friendly service, we always find an excuse to enjoy a meal here.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Too noisy. Tables too close together. Service not as good as previous visit. Server knowledgeable about menu. Expensive for atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Best rustic Italian in the city by far. Service is always excellent and the wine is reasonable.

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