Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park

4.8
1117 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1117 people are saying
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vipGraemeM
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a wonderful evening out at Forno. Ben and his staff do an amazing job. Thank you Forno.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded a day ago

Thanks so much Graeme! Always great to have you both.

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VictoriaB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food & wine! I recommend the burrata appetizer, and the bolognese was to die for. Dreaming of when I will be back again.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded a day ago

Excellent! We're dreaming of having you back as well :). Thanks for the review!

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vipFreyfam
Cincinnati
23 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, as always! We ordered the cod and pork chop. They did an excellent job with COVID-19 spacing and cleanliness.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded a day ago

Outstanding! Making our guests feel safe is imperative in this day and age; we're so glad we did that for you. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Kirstie
Columbus
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Neil was our server and gave us outstanding service. We ordered the Arancini, Gnocchi, Swordfish, Eggplant Parmesan, and the Roman Style Artichokes. All dishes were so amazing and had so much flavor. They have an extensive wine list and we finished the evening with espresso martinis. We will definitely be back to dine again. Thank you so much!

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Kirstie, thanks so much for the great review! We loved having you two in and we can't wait to see you again.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
20 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brought my wife and Grandson to Forno's for dinner. Pleasantly surprised. Food and service was excellent. The Burrata and focaccia are an excellent starter. Melts in you mouth. Loved it. ordered pasta and to my surprised was homemade and really delicious.
Next time we are in Cincinnati we will be sure to go back.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on November 24, 2020

We're so glad you loved everything! We'd love to have you again the next time you're in town!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, Forno and their team did not disappoint. Absolutely love coming in and seeing their staff too- they are rockstars!! We had a blast celebrating our anniversary and they made sure it was special for us too. Thank you all again!

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on November 12, 2020

We love helping people celebrate with us. Thanks so much for coming in, and for the great review! We look forward to seeing you next time.

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vipGraemeM
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always ! Thank you Ben and your wonderful staff.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on November 11, 2020

Thanks Graeme! Always great to see you.

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HANSNOLA
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They are always amazing. Very well seasoned food and great service.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on November 11, 2020

Outstanding! Thanks for the feedback!

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bryanc
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very nice place for date night. Service was great and the staff was friendly and welcoming. Tagliatelle Bolognese was awesome.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on November 11, 2020

So glad you enjoyed it! We hope to earn your fifth star during your next visit :)

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Lakegirl31
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Ate outside under heaters. Yummy food. Great wine. Overall good experience. Couple things to note. Our table was next to outdoor speaker so was loud. We could have asked, I’m sure, to have them turn it down. And, one of our orders was wrong. We ate it anyway, but I’m sure could have sent it back without a hassle. Great place! Definitely one of the best, freshest and most flavorful restaurants in Cincy.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on November 7, 2020

Hi there - thanks for the feedback! We're so thrilled that you had a great experience overall but apologize for the things we missed. You're right, we would have loved to fix either of the issues you mentioned so please don't hesitate to speak up! If you'd like, feel free to call us at 513.818.8720 and speak with our GM, Ben, if you'd like to leave us additional feedback.

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vipAlexis
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have written many reviews- the last one was like a detailed memo of great things to say about your restaurant on Erie. The other eve we were there with another couple -again your Italian"screens/dividers" are a creative and warming solution to the distance challenge. Thank you! The arancini was delicious, we enjoyed the artichoke soup (will share it was a bit more salty than usual, but still delicious), my arugula salad had the great dressing, might suggest adding another ingredient, and thank you for serving a 1/2 size since no one wanted to share; we all enjoyed the pizzas:- quattro, my favorite (I am a vegetarian and we have the prosciutto only on its own slices); our server suggested my friends try the tomato sauce based pizza, adding cheese, rather than ordering the margarita selection. Lastly, the manager was watching the room, and noted we seemed to be quite chilly (In the middle of the restaurant) and he came over, inquired and fixed the situation, which was much appreciated. Lastly, originally you offered a couple of great california? cabs by the glass. You only have Italian. I have tried the merlot by the glass, which lacks flavor... Wondering if you might consider adding a full bodied US cab?

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on November 3, 2020

Hi Alexis! Thanks for the great, detailed review. So glad you had a wonderful time. We try to keep things as authentically true to a real Italian Osteria, and so we focus heavily on Italian wines. We're confident our team can find something that suits your pallate during your next visit. We look forward to serving you!

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vipMaureenV
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfectly delicious as always!

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on November 3, 2020

Thanks Maureen! Always great having you.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite neighborhood spots!

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on November 3, 2020

That makes you some of our favorite guests! Thanks for the great review!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service! Crowded and noisy with loud music, but they are doing well following Covid rules! We’ll go back! Pizza was amazing!

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on October 27, 2020

Thank you very much! We look forward to seeing you again.

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AldenBoswell
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I really like Forno. Overall, excellent and we will be back many times. note to chef: the level of salt seems excessive in several dishes including Veal meatballs (sauce had way too much salt and over lemon zested). Grilled octopus excellent but again the potatoes were over seasoned, pasta was "good" but undercooked (below al dente) with the wild boar ragu. Beef short ribs were outstanding; no change. Bread from Allez is a great choice and they make wonderful breads. Service in the world of C19, excellent as well as the new seating arrangements (inside).

Keep it coming!

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on October 20, 2020

Hi Alden, thanks so much for the specific feedback! We'll pass this along to our chef. In the meantime we look forward to serving you, and hope to earn your fifth star upon your next visit!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Was hesitant to reserve an outdoor table, knowing weather would be sunny but temps. in the 50’s. Was assured that a table with heater would be ready. Sure enough, our table came with a small heater! Food and service was, as usual, outstanding.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on October 20, 2020

Glad it worked out for you! Thanks for the review.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful as always.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on October 13, 2020

As always, we loved having you! Thank you very much.

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vipMandyShoe
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've eaten at Forno in Hyde Park at least 20 times since it opened and it is my favorite Italian restaurant in the city. The staff are incredibly warm and friendly and pay close attention the diners throughout their experience. I've had positive experiences at the bar, high top tables, low top tables, and on the patio. I've had every pasta on the menu, though I'm partial to the Tagliatelle Bolognese and the Gnocchi, and have never been disappointed. My husband spent a period of time as a vegetarian and was easily able to find something on the menu that met that dietary restriction. The seasonal shifts in the menu are exciting while the staples remain constant. The wine list is extensive and the servers are well-versed in the nuances of that list for novices (such as myself) who require guidance on selection. If find a parking spot in the area was more convenient we would dine here weekly. Don't miss the Tuesday $12 bolognese special.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating to make sure we had an outside table. Very cozy comfortable with the distancing. Service was terrific, manager was attentive, entire experience was great.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on October 13, 2020

Hospitality is the name of the game! We're so glad we were able to make you feel comfortable. We hope to see you again soon!

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Ozmama
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic. Portion sizes were very generous, none of us were able to finish our meals. The amazing meatball appetizer is so worth it!

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on October 8, 2020

Thank you so much! We're thrilled that you had a wonderful time celebrating with us and we hope to see you again soon!

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vipJenniferH
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was delicious. Our server seemed overwhelmed the evening we were there. We had the Octopus, Bolognese, and Gnocchi! They were all amazing!

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on October 6, 2020

Hi Jennifer! We're so glad that you loved the food. We're very sorry to hear that your service was not top notch. Feel free to reach out to our General Manager Ben at 513.818.8720 or at ben@fornoosteriabar and he'd love to speak with you. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
30 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First dinner out without kids in a while and this night couldn’t have been any better! The service was outstanding! The food was incredible! Started with bruschetta and the meatballs. Make sure you get the bread basket to mop up the sauce! Cocktails and wine selection is perfect.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on October 4, 2020

What a great review! Thanks so much for the five stars, and we hope to see you on your next date night (or with the kids)!

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SusanB
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first dining experience at Forno Osteria and it won’t be our last. The wonderful service began From the time I made our reservation (I was personally called by the manager to confirm my request for outdoor dining) and continued through out the dinner. We each got a different entree’ and were pleased with our meals. Everything was delicious. Thank you Forno Osteria for such a wonderful dinner!

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JamesS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fantastic experience. The only thing my wife and I questioned was the choice of dinner music. It was a little too “pop” for the environment we expected.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on September 22, 2020

We're thrilled the experience was fantastic! We change our station often, and would be happy to change it to whatever you want on your next visit.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I worked in Italy for seven years and was fortunate to meet Cristian there. Forno serves authentic Italian food.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on September 22, 2020

We do our best! Thanks for the review.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! The service was wonderful, the staff works as a team. Super friendly and food was amazing.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on September 18, 2020

Thank you very much! We hope to see you again soon.

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vipMadAboutParis
Cincinnati
38 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous dinner...with top-notch service. We felt very safe and appropriately distanced but not isolated. Can't wait to go back again!

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on September 19, 2020

Awesome!! That's exactly the feel we're looking for. We love that your experience was fabulous and we can't wait to see you next time!

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KevinB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haley, server, was fantastic. Food and atmosphere are always exceptional. Favorite restaurant in Ohio.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on September 15, 2020

Wow, thank you!! That is high praise. We'll pass it along. Thanks so much for the great review!

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KimR
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food We had the Veal ricotta meatballs in tomato butter sauce, Goat Cheese & Chestnut Honey bruschetta, Tagliatelle Bolognese, Leek-Parmigiano fondue gnocchi, Truffled Cream Corn, and Pope’s Chocolate Salame. Will definitely go back to try each and every dish.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on September 13, 2020

Great! We can't wait to see what you think of the rest of our menu.

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vipAlexis
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outside area is delightful and the artwork inside added for social distancing adds warmth and beauty, excellent variety of pizza, crust very tasty and the crisp and soft texture work well, many options for a vegetarian (favorite being the mushroom, artichoke, black olive, and the 4th is ham/proscuitto)-when with a meat eater, it can be served on the side and the remainder of slices are a mix of the 3 other items, or kitchen will prepare it in quarters so that the meat can be on it's own slices; , the artichoke soup is excellent - so flavorful and perfect thickness; the onion custard in the salad is divine, and
what else can I say... only wish I have is that the eggplant part was more crispy; and oh yes, the arrabbiata has a kick that I so enjoy.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on September 13, 2020

Wow! So glad that you love everything you have to offer. Thanks for the rave review, we can't wait to have you back!

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Brittany
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an early dinner reservation. Not many people at the restaurant. Spaced out well. Nice environment. Fast Service. Delicious Food. I always recommend the spaghetti and desert as well! One of my favorite restaurants in the Cincinnati area.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on September 11, 2020

That makes you one of our favorite guests! Thanks so much for the positive feedback. We look forward to seeing you next time!

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ellenm
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday and I had to up the number for my reservation. Johanna was kind and accommodating in taking care of this. Our waitress was outstanding. She was attentive and made sure everyone had what they needed. The food was outstanding as well. This place is awesome. Thank you for making my birthday great.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on September 10, 2020

Happy birthday again! Thanks so much for the review, we loved having you!

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Sailorsdelight
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This with its sister restaurants are among the better Italian restaurants in the city and I have never been disappointed. The food was excellent as was the service.
Originally planned to eat outside due to COVID concern. It was too warm but inside tables were well spaced with an attractive panel separating tables.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on September 10, 2020

Wow, what an outstanding review! We're doing what we can to minimize our risk for our guests and team members, and we're glad we were able to make you feel comfortable. Consistency is key for us so we're thrilled that we've always provided great experiences for you! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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vipGraemeM
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fun night out ! Thank you Forno ..

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on September 8, 2020

Always fun having you! Thanks Graeme.

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vipRickS
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great dinning experience. Excellent food and incredibly reasonable. Something on the menu for everyone.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on September 8, 2020

That's really great to hear! Thanks so much for the review Rick.

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vipmoonda
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Forno is always a favorite, consistently delicious, consistently unique, and food is amazing.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on September 3, 2020

We are consistently thrilled to have you! Thanks so much for the great review. We hope to see you again soon!

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BrendaM
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, never fails! Try one of their wine dinners, they are spectacular.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on September 5, 2020

Thank you so much for the review! We're looking forward to being able to host another wine dinner again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Forno is the best Italian food in the Midwest, period. This would be a top restaurant in Chicago. Christian, the owner and chef, is from Naples, Italy and only makes truly authentic dishes. Everything at Forno is delicious. The service is great, and the atmosphere is great (Italian rustic). This place is perfect for any occasion.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on November 15, 2020

"As close as you can get to Italy without taking a plane" is our motto! We're so glad we lived up to it for you. Thanks so much for the rave review!

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vipMark
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful evening, sitting on the patio. Great food, great service.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on August 28, 2020

Great! We're so glad you got to enjoy the patio. Thanks for the review!

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vipFitfoodie
Cincinnati
28 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Caroline did a great job at the bar. Great customer service skills and attention to detail.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on August 27, 2020

Caroline is a master for sure! We're so glad you had a great experience. Thanks for the review!

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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 1117 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.