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.

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Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

Celebrate Easter with Chef Cristian's annual Easter Brunch Buffet priced at $30 for each adult and $12 for each child ( 12 and under). Our full menu will NOT be available during this time.

Sunday, April 12, 2020

What 1027 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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PZ
Cincinnati
25 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing brunch as always!!

JA
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Very nice upscale neighborhood atmosphere.

M
New England
9 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our neighborhood favorite. We love the people that work there! Foods always great.

KK
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a gem! Food is always on point and the staff is amazing. We sat at the bar and the interaction with everyone was fantastic. They made our experience even better. We are looking forward to coming again very soon.

M
Cincinnati
53 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and authentic Italian food -really well done boar meat ragu -awesome

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It’s fine. The pizza is probably the best item.

TB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food, great service. I would recommend Forno to anyone

SC
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, charismatic and helpful staff. We had the short rib, among other things that were also delicious, but the short rib was melt-in-your-mouth amazing!

C
Cincinnati
28 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The short rib was fantastic! I also love the bread and had a side of the arrabiata which was great, too.

t
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing brunch! No matter what you order, you’ll be pleased you chose Forno.

AM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Cold pizza, tiny portions, waiter too busy.........

OT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

DC
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was good but the noise level made conversation impossible.

t
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolutely fantastic dinner from start to finish. Highly recommend Forno for all occasions!

KS
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were both phenomenal, and the atmosphere was warm, lively, and inviting. It was the perfect pick for a birthday dinner date!

OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Hailey!! She’s amazing.

OT
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, wine, and service. Thank you, Caitlin!!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day is an excuse to enjoy a good meal, at least for my boyfriend and I. As we like the entire experience we also have an extra appreciation toward the outing as a whole considering we work in the same industry. It was our first time in Forno, we made sure we made the reservation because of all the great feedback. Leah was our server, let’s start with that. She was professional, informative, and guided us in the best way. Her description of the menu really set the tone on exactly what to expect and helped us get the full experience! She’s a pleasure and enjoyable to have around. Her timing was impeccable and took her time explaining/answering everything. The food was DELISH! And we loved the exposed kitchen scenery. We will be back and can’t wait to pick up where we left off!

l
Cincinnati
160 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am a pizza fanatic and the pizza at Forno is in my top 5 in Cincinnati right now - maybe even in my top 1! The Quattro Stagioni was super delicious - it has the best of all three for a pizza - the crust, the sauce and the cheese! Always a very friendly place and really fun to dine at the bar - Hailey the bartender is great!

KP
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always Excellent! Keep up the good work!

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We went for brunch, and it was great! Food was delicious and reasonably priced. The service was a little slow, but still great. We would definitely go back.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was noticeably quiet despite the large, open space for seating. The restaurant had a friendly, warm atmosphere and you could see the chefs cooking over the live fire. Wonderful! Service was excellent and the food reminded us of Italy: fresh pasta and pizzas, artichoke dishes, delicious wine. We will return!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We had reservations for Valentine’s Day/birthday dinner. We were not notified about the pre fix menu so that was an unexpected surprise. We spent $175 for two and it felt like an assembly line. We got in at 7 and walked out at 8. Our waiter was average at best - made no effort to engage - never checked on us to see if we wanted another drink. The food was good but not what we would have chosen. The short ribs were really good but the portion was really small accompanied by a smear of mashed potatoes and a small carrot cut in half. Overall disappointed in experience.

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wish we had known that Valentines Day was going to be a fixed menu

VV
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Pizza is amazing, and great value for the size. Salads can be quite small and not very filling at all. Wine is also a great value, beers are slightly over priced. Tables can also be quite small, especially for two guests, you can be very close to the next couple. Service is great- they are able to recommend items and help you decide on what to get. Great place! We go every year for valentine's day.

R
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Forno is one of our favorite restaurants. Our only problem is choosing which dishes to order because we like so many of them. The gnocchi are particularly irresistible. But we felt strong enough to resist for once and got the vongole pizza and eggplant parmesean instead. The Caesar salad and artichokes were also excellent, as always. The tiramisu for dessert was probably the best version of this dish that we have had. We always leave Forno feeling grateful that we have this gem nearby. It's comfortable, delicious and reliable.

JL
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Anniversary

OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ashley is the best!

JM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So accommodating with our large group. We had some last minute additions who made reservations and Forno managed to put as all together.
Fantastic service, door and ambiance. An all around win.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jamie was amazing! The food was very good!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service!

C
Western NC
8 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Cold air from front entrance blasted first table. Second table was more comfortable but in the line of traffic. Bread is always a hit. Salads were drowning in caesar dressing. Pasta dishes were very tasty but downtown Italian surpasses experience with similar price point and quality of food. Have chefs or management changed?

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, better service made for a fun night.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A favorite go to dinner spot for family dinners , dinner with friends, or business dinners - great food , great service and good wine list.

KI
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, awesome neighborhood spot for a weeknight date. Good wine list.

h
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food, great service. Will definitely return.

RT
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for dinner on a Friday night and Brunch on a Sunday morning! It was a quiet romantic atmosphere with great service. Food was all delicious! Specifically the pancakes-YUM!

MK
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal especially the octopus was great. Knowledgeable and helpful server.

t
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Ok. Had a reservation yet had to wait over a half an hour.

y
Cincinnati
88 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Eric was our Server and did a great job!
The Hostess did a good job reading my reservation request, seating us off the beaten path!
My 3 guests have hearing issues and very much appreciated being seated away from the front entrance area!!

Foods were delicious and very tasty.
Again-- my guests are picky eaters! And they enjoyed everything.
Mushroom risotto was yummy, a bit salty.
Heirloom tomato and bruschetta was very good.
Other dishes were also delicious-- everyone cleaned up their bowls-- always a good sign !!

Thank you very much.
I will be back!