Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park

4.8
1396 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Full service, authentic Italian restaurant serving appetizers, wood fired pizzas, pastas, entrees and desserts. Full bar and excellent Italian-focused wine list.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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vipFornoHydeParkDec7
Cincinnati
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always at Forno, the food was delicious. We were in the mood for pizza last night, and it came out the oven perfectly cooked. We started with Arancini, always good. The selection of Italian wines by the glass is top notch.

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Citybarbie
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food5service2ambience1

I’ve been coming to Forno for years and this was by far the worst experience! We were seated right by the door and host/hostess stand. This table should not exist. It was cold and there were constantly people hovering over our table, us, our food, etc. The staff didn’t do anything to control the crowd around us, even though I brought it to our server’s attention. It was a constant flow of people. We had reservations and watched as “walk ins” received a better table. This was a very disappointing experience all around, what has happened to Forno?!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Hyde Park location is cozy and comfortable, the waitstaff friendly and attentive but not overbearing, and the food is absolutely fabulous!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Allen is a great waiter who was pleasant and prompt in his craft. Coupled with the food and the ambiance, it was a wonderful date night.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded 3 days ago

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to review us! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us! We hope to see you in again soon :)

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MBdinesout
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service! Felt like pre COVID days. Not sure how they keep this level of quality when other restaurants continue struggle. We will be back!

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded 3 days ago

Hi there, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us! We hope to see you in again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot, great people and great food, definitely will go again.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded 3 days ago

Hi there, thank you for the five stars!

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vipvictorg
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Excellent

Wish they had a better selection of hopier domestic beers

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded 3 days ago

Hi there, we appreciate your kind feedback!

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LindaS
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

the food was wonderful as always and Larry was a great server!

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Linda, thank you so much for taking the time to review us! We hope to see you in again soon!

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TedM
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Thought it would be better. There are better places to eat for the money.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Ted, although we appreciate your feedback we are not so happy to hear that your experience did not meet your expectations. Would you mind sharing any actual details regarding your time with us? Please feel free to reach out to our manager at ashleyc@fornoosteriabar.co m -thank you!

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steak4
Boise
17 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining in. We have had the food before and loved it. This was a better expience. Great food, service, and atmosphere. We loved it!

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on November 30, 2021

Hi there, we are so thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. We appreciate your kind feedback and hope to see you in again soon :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Appetizers better than the pizza which was under cooked in the middle…. It was decent but the ambiance and service was better than the food.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on November 30, 2021

HI there, thank you for taking the time to review us! We appreciate your feedback

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DBK2014
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was fantastic. The bolognese was better than Nicola's!

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on November 30, 2021

Thank you for your feedback !

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vipFornoHydeParkDec7
Cincinnati
16 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and wine

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on November 30, 2021

Thank you for the five stars!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Larry is a legend. Get the octopus!

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on November 30, 2021

Thank you for the five stars!

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RoonyM
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service!

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on November 30, 2021

Thank you for the five stars!

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ReginaF
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, service and vibe! The meatballs are wonderful and the wine was perfect.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on November 30, 2021

Thank you for your feedback!

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vipMoeV
Cincinnati
22 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Forno Hyde Park is our favorite dining spot! Always amazing food, service, and ambiance!

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on November 30, 2021

Hi Moe, thank you so much for the kind words and review! We hope to see you in again soon :)

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding and our server Alan was amazing!

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on November 30, 2021

Thank you for your feedback !

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

The apps and sides were delicious but the swordfish entree, which was served with olives and capers, was way too salty. Very disappointing. My friend had the short rib which she said was amazing. Service was fair. Parking was a nightmare. Unlikely to go back.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on November 30, 2021

Hi there, we appreciate you taking the time review us! However, it doesn't sound like your overall experience met your expectations. We'd like a chance to make things better and for you to dine in with us again in the future. If you'd like to share more details about your experience please email our manager at ashleyc@fornoosteriabar.co m - thank you -

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vipGraemeM
Cincinnati
26 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Adam and his crew do amazing work in the kitchen. The food is fabulous ! Great atmosphere and it’s a neighborhood gem.
Thank you Ashley and your wonderful staff.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on November 16, 2021

Hi there, we are so thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us at Forno! We appreciate you taking the time to review and can't wait to see you in again soon!

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RobertM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service and fun environment. Really good food.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on November 16, 2021

Thank you for the kind words and feedback Robert!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was great. Waitress was very friendly. Only downside is it is very hard to hear anyone even when not that crowded.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on November 16, 2021

Hi there, we appreciate you taking the time to review us and are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time with us!

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KatherineK
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We hadn't been there in awhile and were not disappointed. Everything was great. Can't wait to go back.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on November 16, 2021

Hi there Katherine, thank you so much for the kind words and review :) We can't wait to see you in again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

🤌🏻‘‘twas rly good and I look forward to going back”

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on November 16, 2021

Hi there, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
20 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Wife and I came for a birthday celebration
Ordered a nice bottle of red. We were disappointed the wine was actually warm. I asked our server for a way to chill the wine and she brought us a bottle chiller, but it was room temp at best.
The food was excellent. We started with bruschetta. I had the veal and my wife had the cod. Both well prepared.
The couple next to us(regulars) told us they call ahead to have their wine choice refrigerated for 30 minutes prior to their reservation. We will have to try this, or suggest they find a cooler place to store their reds

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on November 16, 2021

Hi there, we appreciate you taking the time to leave us your feedback! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us! We keep all of our wines (both reds and whites) refrigerated to proper wine cellar temperatures; red wines shouldn't be served too cold but they are stored in a chillier environment to be properly preserved. If you'd like it a bit colder next time, just let us know and we will accommodate your needs and requests! Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came to celebrate my fiancé getting a new job. We were not disappointed. The bolognese was on point and the Gnocci was almost melting in my mouth it was so fresh. The place smells amazing from the wood fired pizza oven. We will be back no doubt!

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on November 16, 2021

Hi there, we are so thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us! We appreciate you taking the time to leave us feedback and hope to see you in again soon!

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vipCarol
Los Angeles
57 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Good was very good. Our server was abrasive..

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on November 16, 2021

Hi Carol, we appreciate your feedback!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Loved our server. She had a contagious energy about her. She was very accommodating. I loved my eggplant. I would make that a meal not a side. The other meals were not very good. Gnocchi not good, butternut ravioli with ginger ( not sure of meals name) just ok. The person who order pork chop was very pleased.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on November 16, 2021

Hi there, we appreciate you taking the time to leave us feedback! Next time you dine in with us, please let us know if there is anything that is not up to your expectations and we will do our best to try and fix it. Feel free to email our manager at ashleyc@fornoosteriabar.co m if you'd like to share anymore details - thank you!

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Teresa
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Very cute place. Our server Caroline was super and very knowledgeable about the menu. I wish they offered a few more items "budget" friendly including in their wine selection. It is our own fault, we should have looked at the menu first before dining.

Food was good, just not what we expected for the price we paid.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on November 16, 2021

Hi there Teresa, we appreciate you taking the time to leave us feedback! We hope to see you again for a different occasion in the future :)

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

My husband and I went to Forno’s for a date night a couple weeks ago. We booked it via OpenTable. We had been before and the food is great. It’s a busy place! We walked in and waited about 5 minutes to be seated (we were a few minutes early so we didn’t mind) and then we were seated at our table- we had our menus but no water and no one came to serve us for 20 minutes and then we decided to leave. There were multiple servers walking around and one even bumped our table and didn’t say anything. No one stopped to ask us for water, despite many attempts to wave someone down to get some…We don’t mind waiting especially with knowing how busy the service industry has been lately and we are usually very understand but we waited too long and weren’t even acknowledged and unfortunately left.. it’s a shame because we really like the food but the service just hasn’t been great.

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vipThomasI
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food as usual was great. Larry took great care of us.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on November 2, 2021

Thomas hi, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us! Thank you for visiting!

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vipLaTraviata
Cincinnati
217 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had four excellent dishes - minestrone and artichoke soups, tripe, and veal scallopini plus great coffee. The tripe and the scallopini could have been a bit hotter for our taste, but that is us perhaps. Where else in Cincinnati can one get tripe? Or artichoke soup for that matter? We love Forno; the only downside is very uncomfortable chairs for me - not for my partner - and it can get a bit loud since tables are close together and the restaurant is justifiably usually full.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on November 2, 2021

Hi there, we appreciate you taking the time to leave us such kind feedback! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us during your most recent visit with us. We hope to see you in again soon!

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Meme
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food! Shoot ribs are the best I have ever had. Must try the wild mushroom risotto.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on November 2, 2021

Hi there, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us! We hope to see you in again soon :)

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MarkF
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We have enjoyed the food and service at Forno. This visit was no exception.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on November 2, 2021

Hi Mark, we appreciate your kind feedback!

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vipGraemeM
Cincinnati
26 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time @ Forno !

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on October 26, 2021

Thank you for the five stars!

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ColdHotman
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service was quick, and ambiance was perfect - not too formal, not too casual. Would definitely visit again.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on October 26, 2021

Hi there, thank you so much for the kind words and feedback! We can't wait to see you in again soon :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first visit and it did not disappoint. Food and service were both excellent!

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on October 26, 2021

Hi there, thank you for the five stars!

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vipFitfoodie
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we visit we cant wait to go back the next time!

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on October 26, 2021

Thank you for the kind words!

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vipWill3
Columbus
32 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food here is just good. Veal entree had excellent flavors. Nice option to be able to split order 2 pasta dishes - which also were very tasty

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on October 26, 2021

Hi Will, we are so thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time with us :) We appreciate your feedback and can't wait to see you in again!

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Chris
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Got seated right away...server I believe was the only server on the floor at the time as the other servers were wrapping silverware, preparing. Etc. Total wait time from sit down to getting entree was around an hour and ten minutes. Other tables came in after us with larger groups and received drinks, food and left before we completed our meal. Music was loud enough to where I kept having to ask the person I was talking to to say it again.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on October 26, 2021

Hi Chris, we appreciate your feedback, however, it sounds like your experience didn't meet your expectations. If you'd like to share more details please feel free to email our manager at ashelyc@fornoosteriabar.co m - thank you -

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FAQs

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (513) 818-8720.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park is rated 4.8 stars by 1396 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.