Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Traditional beef and veal meat sauce
Leek-Parmigiano fondue and speck
Broccolini pesto, prosciutto crudo, arugula, Parmigiano Reggiano, Calabrian chiles
As always a wonderful evening out at Forno. Ben and his staff do an amazing job. Thank you Forno.
Thanks so much Graeme! Always great to have you both.
Delicious food & wine! I recommend the burrata appetizer, and the bolognese was to die for. Dreaming of when I will be back again.
Excellent! We're dreaming of having you back as well :). Thanks for the review!
Delicious, as always! We ordered the cod and pork chop. They did an excellent job with COVID-19 spacing and cleanliness.
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!
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!
Hi Kirstie, thanks so much for the great review! We loved having you two in and we can't wait to see you again.
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.
We're so glad you loved everything! We'd love to have you again the next time you're in town!
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!
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.
Amazing as always ! Thank you Ben and your wonderful staff.
Thanks Graeme! Always great to see you.
They are always amazing. Very well seasoned food and great service.
Outstanding! Thanks for the feedback!
Very nice place for date night. Service was great and the staff was friendly and welcoming. Tagliatelle Bolognese was awesome.
So glad you enjoyed it! We hope to earn your fifth star during your next visit :)
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.
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.
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?
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!
Perfectly delicious as always!
Thanks Maureen! Always great having you.
One of our favorite neighborhood spots!
That makes you some of our favorite guests! Thanks for the great review!
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!
Thank you very much! We look forward to seeing you again.
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!
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!
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.
Glad it worked out for you! Thanks for the review.
Food was wonderful as always.
As always, we loved having you! Thank you very much.
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.
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.
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!
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!
Thank you so much! We're thrilled that you had a wonderful time celebrating with us and we hope to see you again soon!
The food was delicious. Our server seemed overwhelmed the evening we were there. We had the Octopus, Bolognese, and Gnocchi! They were all amazing!
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!
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.
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)!
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!
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.
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.
I worked in Italy for seven years and was fortunate to meet Cristian there. Forno serves authentic Italian food.
We do our best! Thanks for the review.
It was great! The service was wonderful, the staff works as a team. Super friendly and food was amazing.
Thank you very much! We hope to see you again soon.
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!
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!
Haley, server, was fantastic. Food and atmosphere are always exceptional. Favorite restaurant in Ohio.
Wow, thank you!! That is high praise. We'll pass it along. Thanks so much for the great review!
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.
Great! We can't wait to see what you think of the rest of our menu.
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.
Wow! So glad that you love everything you have to offer. Thanks for the rave review, we can't wait to have you back!
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.
That makes you one of our favorite guests! Thanks so much for the positive feedback. We look forward to seeing you next time!
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.
Happy birthday again! Thanks so much for the review, we loved having you!
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.
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.
Always a fun night out ! Thank you Forno ..
Always fun having you! Thanks Graeme.
Really great dinning experience. Excellent food and incredibly reasonable. Something on the menu for everyone.
That's really great to hear! Thanks so much for the review Rick.
Forno is always a favorite, consistently delicious, consistently unique, and food is amazing.
We are consistently thrilled to have you! Thanks so much for the great review. We hope to see you again soon!
Great food, great service, never fails! Try one of their wine dinners, they are spectacular.
Thank you so much for the review! We're looking forward to being able to host another wine dinner again soon.
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.
"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!
Another wonderful evening, sitting on the patio. Great food, great service.
Great! We're so glad you got to enjoy the patio. Thanks for the review!
Caroline did a great job at the bar. Great customer service skills and attention to detail.
Caroline is a master for sure! We're so glad you had a great experience. Thanks for the review!
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.