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Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park

4.8
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1103 Reviews
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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. Full bar and excellent Italian-focused wine list.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1103 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.7
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4.6
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4.5
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AldenBoswell
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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!

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded 4 days ago

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

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.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded 4 days ago

Glad it worked out for you! Thanks for the review.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful as always.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on October 13, 2020

As always, we loved having you! Thank you very much.

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vipMandyShoe
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on October 13, 2020

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!

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Ozmama
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on October 8, 2020

Thank you so much! We're thrilled that you had a wonderful time celebrating with us and we hope to see you again soon!

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vipJenniferH
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was delicious. Our server seemed overwhelmed the evening we were there. We had the Octopus, Bolognese, and Gnocchi! They were all amazing!

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on October 6, 2020

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!

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vipMimi
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It's always good but very little variety in the menu.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on October 6, 2020

Thank you for the feedback! We should be switching up our seasonal menu here soon, hopefully that does the trick for you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
30 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on October 4, 2020

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)!

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SusanB
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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JamesS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on September 22, 2020

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I worked in Italy for seven years and was fortunate to meet Cristian there. Forno serves authentic Italian food.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on September 22, 2020

We do our best! Thanks for the review.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! The service was wonderful, the staff works as a team. Super friendly and food was amazing.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on September 18, 2020

Thank you very much! We hope to see you again soon.

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vipMadAboutParis
Cincinnati
38 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on September 19, 2020

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!

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KevinB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haley, server, was fantastic. Food and atmosphere are always exceptional. Favorite restaurant in Ohio.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on September 15, 2020

Wow, thank you!! That is high praise. We'll pass it along. Thanks so much for the great review!

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KimR
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on September 13, 2020

Great! We can't wait to see what you think of the rest of our menu.

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vipAlexis
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on September 13, 2020

Wow! So glad that you love everything you have to offer. Thanks for the rave review, we can't wait to have you back!

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Brittany
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on September 11, 2020

That makes you one of our favorite guests! Thanks so much for the positive feedback. We look forward to seeing you next time!

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ellenm
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on September 10, 2020

Happy birthday again! Thanks so much for the review, we loved having you!

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Sailorsdelight
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on September 10, 2020

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.

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vipGraemeM
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fun night out ! Thank you Forno ..

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on September 8, 2020

Always fun having you! Thanks Graeme.

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vipRickS
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great dinning experience. Excellent food and incredibly reasonable. Something on the menu for everyone.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on September 8, 2020

That's really great to hear! Thanks so much for the review Rick.

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vipmoonda
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Forno is always a favorite, consistently delicious, consistently unique, and food is amazing.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on September 3, 2020

We are consistently thrilled to have you! Thanks so much for the great review. We hope to see you again soon!

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BrendaM
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, never fails! Try one of their wine dinners, they are spectacular.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on September 5, 2020

Thank you so much for the review! We're looking forward to being able to host another wine dinner again soon.

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vipMark
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful evening, sitting on the patio. Great food, great service.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on August 28, 2020

Great! We're so glad you got to enjoy the patio. Thanks for the review!

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vipFitfoodie
Cincinnati
27 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Caroline did a great job at the bar. Great customer service skills and attention to detail.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on August 27, 2020

Caroline is a master for sure! We're so glad you had a great experience. Thanks for the review!

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vipKathrynS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the divisions separating tables. Helps with overall noise reduction to facilitate conversation.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on August 28, 2020

We like them as well! Definitely the best way to ensure social distancing as well. Thanks for the five stars!

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vipLaTraviata
Cincinnati
171 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have written many more detailed reviews of Forno Hyde Park, so I will keep this one short: Excellent food - where else can I get artichoke soup? Pizzas and eggplant parmigiana were also choices this night - all three will be ordered again. My glass of wine was quite drinkable; I would get it again. May partner's Negroni was excellent, matched only by those at Via Vite. (Too many bartenders under-pour the Campari and over-pour the gin proportions.)
I guess one must now comment on COVID-19 issues. I think all of Chef Cristian's restaurants do a very good job of protecting patrons. Outdoor dining is available at all three restaurants. Inside Forno Hyde Park there are significant dividers between tables. Staff is fully masked, menus are disposable, and I observed tables being sanitized between patrons. Highly recommended.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on August 27, 2020

Nothing wrong with detailed! Helps us know specifically what we're doing well or not. Thanks so much for the rave review. You're right; COVID protocols are extremely important and we are taking them seriously. Thanks for pointing that out. We hope to see you again soon!

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AlfiosWednesday
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a great meal and terrific wines by the glass at Forno in Hyde Park. This time the veal entrée and last time the short ribs. Best, however, is the pork chop. Pastas, including the gnudi, tagliatelle bolognese, and papardelle with wild boar ragu are always excellent. Italian wines by the glass include a Falanghina and a Nebbiolo. Service always very attentive.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on August 22, 2020

Wow, what a great review! It sounds like you're very familiar with our menu; we're so happy you've loved everything!! Thanks for the review and we can't wait to see you again!

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vipFitfoodie
Cincinnati
27 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hailey is the best bartender!!! She is always professional, respectful and a lot of fun.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on August 21, 2020

We love Hailey as well! We think she's the best around. So glad you had a great time with us!

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Luce
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service!

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on August 15, 2020

Great! It was great having you! We hope to see you soon.

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vipMark
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful evening for sitting outside, dinner as always perfect. Great service.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on August 14, 2020

We love the word perfect :) thank you so much! It's always a pleasure having you.

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vipMaureenV
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Forno!! Ashley is a rockstar!! The restaurant does a great job at social distancing! The food is always amazing. The crew rocks!! Our favorite spot!

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on August 13, 2020

Thank you Maureen! Ashley is definitely a rockstar and is looking forward to waiting on you! We can't wait to see you again.

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KatieS
New England
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food at Forno NEVER disappoints! It is always excellent. Service was good. I would definitely recommend for a date night.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on August 12, 2020

Thank you Katie! It is NEVER anything less than excellent to see you! Hope to see you soon!

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RobinW
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit - three adults - no drinks - Bill was $105.00. Food was very good. Dinner pasta portions a little on the small side but very good. Would definitely go back.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on August 12, 2020

We're so glad you had such a nice time! We would definitely love to have you back.

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MelanieW
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have never had a bad experience at Forno. Their bolognese is the stuff dreams are made of, and the service is great.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on August 12, 2020

Outstanding! Thanks so much for the amazing compliment. We'll continue to make the bolognese of your dreams :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time. Great food. Social distancing

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on August 7, 2020

Thanks for the review! We're so happy you had a great time.

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vipLaurenMiguez
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best!

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on August 15, 2020

It's always great having you! Thanks for the review!

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vipEllenH
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Forno is on of our favorite restaurants. Although we have enjoyed carryout during the pandemic, it was our first visit back to the restaurant since we have been staying close to home. As usual the food was delicious and they have done a great job of spacing tables so we felt very safe. Our server Jamie was very helpful and paced the food perfectly. So nice to be back!

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Eric
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always. Their COVID-19 precautions were aqueduct and the food was outstanding.

FAQs

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 1103 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.