Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park

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$30 and under
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Italian
Full service, authentic Italian restaurant serving appetizers, wood fired pizzas, pastas, entrees and desserts.
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1 review
Dined 13 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Abby was awesome

DR
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were greeted and promptly seated. Jamie waited on us and was outstanding.

y
Cincinnati
72 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Abbi was our Server and did a super job!

Cocktails are delicious and different.
Bruschetta plate was tasty and 9 of us shared 2 plates.
Especially liked the pate with capers.

Mushroom risotto was yummy. And the wood fired pizza had a nice char to it .
Some had pasta dishes which they said was delicious.
Some had meat entrees and their plates were empty !
We were too full to try any desserts !

Lively ambiance and nice busy crowd!

Will return. ...
Thank you,

JH
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We're impressed by everything each time we visit. Bravissimo!

l
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal with good friends. They had never been before and really enjoyed it. Will be back.

m
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is consistently wonderful! Our daughter & her boyfriend were in town and she requested going to Forno on Saturday night. They enjoyed it as much as we do!

R
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful food in a great atmosphere. Never disappoints.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This little joint is a must for Italian lovers! The food was amazing and the service was impressive. I believe that we would’ve loved the restaurant anyway; but Hailey truly made our experience! Her recommendations were spot on and we loved her personality and attentiveness. We had the eggplant Parmesan as an appetizer (is listed as a side) and it was delicious! The Bolognese was phenomenal, the gnocchi was unlike any other we’ve tried, crispy on the outside with a pillowy middle and we sopped up the sauce with our outstanding pizza crust. We did a half Elena and half Quattro pizza, both were delicious...but the Elena was a recommendation from Hailey and quite possibly my favorite slice of pizza ever...and I love pizza (typically with red sauce!). For the price you simply will not find a better spot than Forno! It was our first time, but we will be back....soon!!

AB
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is wonderful and staff is amazing! From shareables like mushroom risotto, truffle cream corn, and Roman artichokes, to fantastic pasta dishes, wood fired pizza, or larger entrees, the food refined with a nice wine list and great cocktails, but the atmosphere is the casual feel of a neighborhood bar and restaurant. The result is perfect!

C
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Ashley is the best!!!!

MD
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious!

RD
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very nice and friendly server who answered our questions about wine and the menu. Our food was so delicious! We will be back again!!!

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and our server was awesome!

W
Columbus
26 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great. Service by Maria was excellent. First time there and will return

C
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Our sever was great & the food was good, but the restaurant was very loud at 8:30pm.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a good experience! I would say it was tasty but not life-changing. The atmosphere was great and the perfect place for a date. We expected a little more flavor/creativity for the price, but still satisfying. We will go back but only after exploring more Cincinnati options .

JE
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great place. Definitely one of the best Italian places in Cincinnati. The quality of the ingredients and the authentic method of preparation certainly makes a difference. Will definitely recommend this for families. Musts include the Elena Truffle Pizza, the Truffled Cream Corn, and the Tiramisu, among many others. We will certainly be back.

d
Cincinnati
70 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time at the restaurant - after play dinner at 4:30 PM on a Sunday afternoon. There were several tables occupied when we arrived abut it got busier before we left. We had an excellent server, Laura, who split salads for us and was most helpful in describing some of the dishes. I went in hungry for short ribs but ended up with the wild boar ragu - it was outstanding. The other three in the party were similarly delighted with their choices. We'll be back!

OT
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service

PJ
Cincinnati
42 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely evening - great staff!

B
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food etc. Small portions for the price.

JL
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Eric, our server, was pretty inattentive. The level of service is usually much better there. My quiche was lukewarm, but tasty.

OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always , a fabulous meal !

KC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit to Forno with friends. It was a great experience all around. Both the food and the service were spot on. The pasta bolognese, and the Four season pizza. The pizzas remind us of what we get in Italy.

KM
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always so good.

BT
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We love the choice of indoor and outdoor seating. The wine and beer offerings are varied and good. Our server was very knowledgeable. We loved being able to taste more of the menu by being able to get two choices (halves) for the pasta and pizza. It was a fun night. Parking is a challenge!

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat outside for brunch. So amazing, perfect day.

r
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have never been disappointed by the food and service at Forno!
The wild boar pasta is excellent! You can’t go wrong with any of the dishes. Get there if you haven’t already!

a
Cincinnati
16 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the atmosphere, food was delicious and we had great service!

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. Food is incredible as always

W
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love this place. We go for special occasions like anniversary's or birthday's. My only gripe this time was that our table was almost on top of the next couple over. Not really a big deal, just felt like I was in the middle of their conversation a few times. Food and service was amazing as usual.

DH
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service and atmosphere were excellent. Prices were fairly high for quality and quality of food. Sides were extra and they varied in size, so not all could be shared. Overall the food was very good. However, three of us four got Lemon Veal Piccata and it was too lemony and a little salty. The quantity was okay. There were a lot of wines to choose from, but, the individual pours were small, considering the prices. The restaurant was quite busy (a Saturday night) and a tad noisy. Bottom line is that we will probably return, trying something new, and be a little judicial in ordering, to lessen the impact on our wallet.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Food was fantastic, service not so much... Either everyone in the restaurant ordered their food at the same time, or else the kitchen was understaffed. Our party of 4 took forever to get our food and the couple next to us got their entrees before their salads. Glad we ordered the bread basket... We will go back again to see if they were just having an off night, because the food was fabulous.

OT
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are returning our daughter to Cincinnati for school. This is our favorite restaurant in Cincinnati. I dreamed of the bolognese as we started our drive from Milwaukee. This is a must stop for us every time we visit Cincinnati. I may have taken an order to go in the past... I love this place!

PL
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place!!!

AC
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Forno is our favorite Italian restaurant. The food is authentic and the staff is super friendly. I was celebrating my birthday and they gave me my favorite dessert to finish a spectacular meal. That was so sweet!!

T
Cincinnati
38 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, service was great, and as usual the wait staff was excellent.

JF
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding! One of the most authentic Italian food I’ve ever had. Their bolognese is THE best I’ve ever had. The only thing that could possibly improve it is a shaving of fresh truffles. We also had eggplant parmigiana and mushroom risotto. We devoured everything. For dessert we had basil pannacota with blueberry compote and tiramisu.....WOW. Our waitress Haley suggested everything we had and she was on point.

Forno will definitely be my go-to place whenever I’m in Cincinnati.

0
New England
54 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The Bolonese was so outstanding. We found the Wild Boar a luttlecstrong for our taste. Abby was our waitress and she was great. Definitely going back.

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