Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park

4.8
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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.

Tuesday, December 31st, 2019 we will be doing a prefixe menu! $70 per person plus tax and gratuity.

Tuna Crudo | cannellini beans. soffritto. Tuscan vinaigrette. fennel pollen.
OR
Burrata | hazelnut vinaigrette. Blue Oven buttered-croutons.

Garganelli Shrimp Ragout | tomato. pane fritto.
OR
Roasted Wild Mushroom Risotto | black truffle. stracciatella.

Braised Lamb Shank | potato puree. natural jus. thyme.
OR
Arctic Char | butternut squash puree. glazed baby carrot. frisée. aged balsamic vinaigrette.

Panettone Bread Pudding | creme anglaise.
OR
Popes Chocolate Salami | raspberry coulis. raspberry sorbetto.

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

We are serving a four-course prix-fixe menu priced at $70 per guest. This total does not include tax, suggested gratuity, or beverages. Our full dinner menu will not be available. We look forward to celebrating the New Year with you. Please visit our website for the full menu!

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 955 People Are Saying
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Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Forno is a favorite. Every time my daughter gets to Cincinnati, she insists on a dinner here, and she lives in a major East Coast city with fabulous restaurants.

KD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love having brunch at Forno whenever we visit Cincy! Although we have never had dinner there (only brunch) I am sure it would be a similar overall experience - great food and great service! Recommended brunch items (although I am sure everything is equally as delicious): duck hash, biscuits & gravy and crocca signore!

LM
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Forno is always a great meal! The staff is amazing, I love that they remember my husband and me, even when it’s been awhile. I brought my family in over Thanksgiving weekend, they are visiting from NC and were excited to try Forno...They can’t stop talking about Forno now! Thank you for taking such great care of us!

LM
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Forno has the most authentic, truly Italian menu I have come across in Cincinnati. Fantastic selections from appetizers through entrees, great wines by the bottle or for pairings, and exceptional service. The entire staff are most welcoming and attentive. We are fortunate to have Forno in Cincinnati.

S
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. The food is always fresh, innovative and is truly authentic Italian.

RM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing!

K
Cincinnati
37 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing and they accommodated our early arrival with great seats at the bar and Hailey was tremendous! We had a great time.

KP
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

wish I'd looked up what Tripe was before I ordered it. bahahaha!!

P
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was great!

J
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great!

OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

First time there for brunch and it was delicious!

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent wine!

CK
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a reservation for 8:30p but weren’t seated until a few minutes after 9p. As this was a birthday celebration for my daughter, the fact that we were seated so late meant that we felt rushed at the end of dinner, when it was clear that the restaurant was closing. That was a disappointment.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Forno Osteria was absolutely lovely. Delicious food and wonderful service. Make sure you reserve a table well in bc advance to enjoy this gem!

DJ
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was especially good tonight
Food was excellent
We always enjoy sitting at the bar and watching the food prep underway in the kitchen

OT
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was exceptional.

L
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

J
Nashville
46 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
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.

HF
Cincinnati
151 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Even though the food was great! Service was great! Having people wait soooo long when they have a reservation just because people are ljngering after they have paid is not acceptable. Most popular restaurants have moved to a table time policy and post it on their website and all other social media sites.
The minestrone soup, Caesar salad, margarita pizza and Atlantic cod were great! Desserts were also good - tiramisu, blueberry compote (which was like a flan), and chocolate salame (sweet - which our son enjoyed).
All very authentic recipes.

PH
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
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
22 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
76 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
20 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
20 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!