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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L
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy food, good wine, great experience. Love this place.

J
Nashville
45 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed our meal and the service was good. I was in the mood for pasta and wish there were more pasta options to choose from.

PH
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place for the environment and food. I recommend for dates.

DK
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! My favorite restaurant!

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B
Cincinnati
20 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Service was good. A little slow at the end. Food was very good but non pasta entree choices are limited and expensive. We were celebrating a birthday and our server recognized that and brought out a dessert with candle.

MD
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Good food and enjoyed the atmosphere. Had to wait a little while to order after being seated. Overall, we would return. Would not recommend to take children.

TD
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. My wife and I sat at the bar and ate dinner. We'll be back!

FT
Cincinnati
25 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Great wine. Loved the pizza!

OT
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating our return to see our daughters at Xavier. You are always a must visit on our trips to Cincinnati We love your place!

GA
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, beautiful environment; great service! Enjoyed our experience there! Will definitely be back!

PM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Abby was awesome

DR
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

y
Cincinnati
75 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

l
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

G
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We love Forno's but - Why Oh Why - have 2 of our favorite & unique menu choices been replaced by the most banal possible items. Menu choices that drew us to Forno's as a unique & authentic experience! Not just another Italian pizza place. The original & delicious arugula salad is now a Caesar??? There must be 1000 restaurants in Cincinnati offering Caesar salad. And the absolutely delicious Brsised Lentils are replace with Farmers Potatoes, braised chunks of potatoes with herbs, boring!! Please bring back that which differentiates Forno's from a 100 other places!

m
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful food in a great atmosphere. Never disappoints.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
19 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ashley is the best!!!!

MD
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious!

RD
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and our server was awesome!

W
Columbus
27 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

C
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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
72 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service

PJ
Cincinnati
42 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely evening - great staff!

B
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food etc. Small portions for the price.

JL
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always , a fabulous meal !

KC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
20 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always so good.

BT
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside for brunch. So amazing, perfect day.

r
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!