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Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park

4.8
4.8
1522 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Full service, authentic Italian restaurant serving appetizers, wood fired pizzas, pastas, entrees and desserts. Full bar and excellent Italian-focused wine list.

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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 20 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (513) 818-8720

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Cristian Pietoso

  • Private party contact

    Alicia Upperman: (513) 721-8480

  • Neighborhood

    Hyde Park

  • Parking details

    Valet parking

  • Entertainment

    Chef de Cuisine- Stephen Carnes

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    Italian

  • Cincinnati

    Italian

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  1. c

    cincynaples

    Cincinnati

    133 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    133 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food is excellent. Restaurant tables are very close together and it’s quite noisy, but they do have outside tables too. Lucked out with a parking place right in front.

    Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde ParkResponded todayHi there! Thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park. Glad to see you had a excellent meal and enjoyed your evening. Hope to have you back for another again soon.

  2. SK

    StephenK

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was excellent, ambiance was good .

    Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde ParkResponded todayHi Stephen! Thanks for dining with Forno Osteria+Bar | Hyde Park. We hope to see you again soon!

  3. W

    Winelover

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A special birthday was made even more special with a fabulous dinner. Even the leftovers tasted great the next day! It was a busy night but our server Allen was attentive and brought the closing dessert with a flourish. Only negative was 3x regular cost of bottles of wine. Isn’t 2 sufficient?

    Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde ParkResponded 4 days agoHappy Birthday!! Thank you for celebrating your birthday with us at Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park. Glad we could help make your extra special day more special.

  4. f

    frankw

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We ate at the bar, usually our go to. We live downtown and normally go to another of Christian’s restaurants, Via Vite, which we love, but they no longer offer their pizza , which is killer, so we decided to go to Forno. Everything was perfect. The service provided by Kaitlin was awesome, ambiance was great, full house but not too loud, and the food was perfectly prepared and very fulfilling. Margarita pizza, we get cheese all over , not dollops, risotto, bolognese and arancini, all excellent. We highly recommend both Forno and Via Vite, which had a wonderful piazza over looking Fountain Square.
  5. D

    Dessy

    St. Louis

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Veal scallopini was delicious. Tiramisu fabulous
  6. CH

    CharlesH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very pleasant place to have dinner. Great service, food and ambiance. We look forward to going back.
  7. L

    Lorenzo

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was very good, which is most important. Service was attentive. Place is rather noisy, but not obnoxious. Wine and food prices were fair, except for the $6 charge for 5 slices of mediocre bread, which most restaurants include with the meal.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely UNREAL and service was fantastic. We can’t wait to come back!
  9. WE

    WEM1

    Cincinnati

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Allan was attentive & pleasant—informative when needed. Food as excellent as always—of course, parking always a hassle there but tonight got lucky

    Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde ParkResponded on June 13, 2022Hi there! Thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park. We are so glad we could be a part of your wonderful evening!

  10. LZ

    LaurenZ

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very friendly and great service. Upbeat atmosphere. Food was delicious, will be back to try more items.

    Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde ParkResponded on June 13, 2022Hi Lauren! Thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park. We are so glad we could be a part of your wonderful evening! Looking forward to see you in the near future.

  11. R

    Random

    Cincinnati

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Forno is a great spot for some great tasting Italian.

    Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde ParkResponded on June 13, 2022Thanks for dining with us at Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park. Happy to hear you had a great evening and love our dishes!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    My experience at Forno was overall great! The service was fantastic, and the drinks were delicious. The only criticisms I have of this place is how small it is compared to the demand. The tables were incredibly close and we felt that we couldn’t have a private conversation there. We enjoyed a wonderful appetizer, and I have a gluten allergy as well as not a red meat eater. I ordered a basic pasta and felt a lot to be desired. However I know that the food was quite authentic so I was not upset that they had no chicken or white meat options. Overall a great experience and I will be back again.

    Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde ParkResponded on June 13, 2022Thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park. We a popular, local, small restaurant and as it gets busy, we have the feel of a European style restaurant. Our menu changes throughout the year, so be sure to check our menu in the upcoming months as we may have some different options for you when you return.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time diners. Excellent dining experience!

    Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde ParkResponded on June 6, 2022Hi there ! Thank you for trying Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park and telling us about your experience. We are so glad to hear your first experience with us was excellent and are excited for your next visit!

  14. k

    kellyk

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing staff! Food was over the top and the setting is fun and casual … if you love Italian … you’ll love FORNO! Ask for #rockstar Alexis ss your server🤩

    Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde ParkResponded on June 6, 2022Hi Kelly! Thank you for telling us about your recent experience with Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park and Alexis. Glad to hear you had an amazing evening! Looking forward to having you back again soon.

  15. L

    Local

    Cincinnati

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Anniversary dinner. Ate outside. Wonderfully except for traffic noise.

    Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde ParkResponded on June 6, 2022Happy Anniversary! Thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park. We are so glad we could be a part of your special evening to make it wonderful for you!

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner and service were great!!

    Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde ParkResponded on June 3, 2022Thanks for dining with us at Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park. Happy to see you everything was great for you!

  17. RV

    RafaelV

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Great neighborhood spot. Very good food. One of my favorite restaurants in the area.

    Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde ParkResponded on June 3, 2022Hi Rafael! Thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park. Always happy to hear we are one of our guest’s favorite restaurants!

  18. K

    Kelly

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Most places right now are hit and miss on service- understandably so!- but we have never had a bad experience here! Always fantastic service and impeccable food. Cannot say enough good things.

    Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde ParkResponded on June 3, 2022Hi Kelly! Thank you for telling us about your continued experiences at Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park. We are thrilled to hear we continue to provide high quality food and service. Hope to see you again soon for another fantastic evening!

  19. JM

    JMac

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Tables are still far too close together, and they should consider playing some nice ambient music. It was just everyone talking that you could hear…

    Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde ParkResponded on May 31, 2022Hi there. Thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park. Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park is a smaller restaurant and while we’re not purposefully jamming tables in, we are trying to maximize the useable space to accommodate our reservations. We should also have ambient music on during service and will follow up with our General Manger to make sure the music can be heard and to review our table set up.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The only word that I could use to accurately describe my experience here is excellent. The service was great, the ambience was great, and the food was amazing. There’s a reason why this is one of my favorite places to go here in Cincinnati and you can expect me to continue to return.

    Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde ParkResponded on May 31, 2022Hi there! Thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park. We are always glad to hear from our regulars, especially when you leave consistently excellent reviews!

  21. KR

    KRF3

    Cincinnati

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great dinner and the service was excellent!

    Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde ParkResponded on May 31, 2022Thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park. We are so glad we could be a part of your excellent evening!

  22. SC

    SarahC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food. You can't go wrong with this menu. The tagliatelle is always a good choice.

    Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde ParkResponded on May 31, 2022Hi Sarah! Thank you for sharing your recent experience at Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park. Thanks for talking up the menu, we highly agree with you about the menu. Thanks again!

  23. F

    Foodies4life

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    The food took forever to come. When it did my gnocchi was burnt. I had to call the server back, and actually explain even though it was obvious that it wasn’t edible. It looked nothing like what the customer next to me had. She took it back and hastily brought another that wasn’t properly made. We’ve been here quite a few times before, and that wasn’t the experience. There was also way too much time between courses and to actually take our order as well. Very disappointing meal.
  24. JS

    JimS

    Cincinnati

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Glasses of wine far too expensive for the small amount you get. And price of bread a bit high. Not used to paying for bread at dinner. And $13 for a salad? Probably won’t go back

    Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde ParkResponded on May 16, 2022Hi Jim. Thank you for dining with us and leaving feedback about your recent experience at Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park. Sorry you did not have the expected experience with us. We would like the chance to make this right with you. While are prices are set by the quality of the food and wine we offer, we have some options that can help with pricing and our servers and manager are happy to provide suggestions based on your hunger level. We offer Allez Bread and our own wood-fired Focaccia. I recommend the Focaccia. I also recommend splitting portions of some items like the salad and a pasta. This lets you try more of the menu while filling you up enough to leave just enough room for an entree or pizza. Depending how hungry you are, you could also add a side for the table (I suggested the Truffle Cream Corn). We would love the chance to give you another taste of Forno Osteria+Bar | Hyde Park.

  25. B

    Bill

    Cincinnati

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was wonderful. Food was superb and Erica our server was fantastic. A real favorite for us now ❤️

    Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde ParkResponded on May 16, 2022Hi Bill! Thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park. Love to hear we have new regulars! We are so glad we could be a part of your fantastic evening!

  26. JL

    JeffreyL

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Table was ready when expected. Food was delicious and the environment was lively. A fantastic experience. Thank You!

    Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde ParkResponded on May 16, 2022Hi Jeffrey! Thanks for dining with us at Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park and leaving your feedback. Happy we could show you a fantastic evening!

  27. RS

    RandolphS

    Cincinnati

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dinner in a great neighborhood location! We will definitely return soon!

    Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde ParkResponded on May 16, 2022Hi Randolph! Thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park. Thanks for being a part of our local family! We are so glad we could show you an excellent evening!

  28. RG

    RyanG

    Cincinnati

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food like I remember in Rome. Great choice for a birthday celebration or a date night meal. Recommend the housemade pasta.

    Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde ParkResponded on May 16, 2022Hi there! Thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park. We love to hear about the authenticity of our Italian food! So glad we could be a part of your wonderful evening! Hope to see you for your birthday!

  29. CH

    CharlesH

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    Food quality was solid but it's not a great choice if you or your guests have food allergies. There was no interest from staff to accommodate my wife on Mothers Day of all days... :-(
  30. RW

    RichW

    Cincinnati

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yet another fantastic experience from both a food and service perspective. This is a wonderful, reliable experience that will keep us coming back.

    Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde ParkResponded on May 10, 2022Hi Rich! Thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park. We are so glad we could be a part of your wonderful evening!

  31. JM

    JonM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food here was phenomenal! The Octopus appetizer is a must and the minestrone soup was among the best I ever had. I had the bolognese which was rich and hearty, perfect for the cool, rainy day it was. My wife had the swordfish on a bed of couscous with capers - also delicious. The menu is full of great choices, so much so that we are already planning our return!

    Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde ParkResponded on May 10, 2022Hi Jon! Thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park. So glad you got to experience a great assortment of our menu. Happy we could show you wonderful evening and looking forward to your next visit!

  32. MD

    MaryD

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great. I will return

    Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde ParkResponded on May 9, 2022Hi Mary! Thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park. We are so glad we could be a part of your wonderful evening!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, great service that is attentive but not over-bearing, all in a lovely setting. One of our favorite places to eat in the Cincinnati area.

    Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde ParkResponded on May 5, 2022Thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park. We are so glad to hear you love our old-style, Italian neighborhood restaurant!

  34. SH

    SteveH

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Had a great time with clients. Looking forward to visiting again soon.

    Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde ParkResponded on May 5, 2022Hi Steve! Thanks for your review. Happy to hear you brought some new guests with you and we could give you all a wonderful experience.

  35. MT

    MaxsTable

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful, friendly, tasty, inviting. I do believe we'll be back

    Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde ParkResponded on May 4, 2022Hi Max! Thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park. We are so glad we could be a part of your wonderful evening!

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very attentive service! Wonderful food. The artichoke soup was out of this world, and the octopus is the best I’ve ever had outside of Spain.

    Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde ParkResponded on May 4, 2022Hi there! Thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park. So great to hear about your wonderful evening! We like to say we have the best octopus outside of Italy, but in this case, Spain works too. Thanks again and hope to see you soon!

  37. b

    baileyb

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best bolegenese!! Love to go on Tuesday night and do the special. Sub for ceaser salad and start with the goat cheese abs honey bread…will leave you wanting more even after you are stuffed!

    Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde ParkResponded on April 28, 2022Hi bailey! Thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Forno Osteria )

  38. GM

    GraemeM

    Cincinnati

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always 5 Stars !

    Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde ParkResponded on April 25, 2022Hi there! Thank you coming back to dine at Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park. As always, we are so glad we could be a part of your wonderful evening!

  39. SU

    SandyU

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gabriella gave us excellent service. Food was delicious, hot and well presented. We enjoyed celebrating our birthdays there!! We’ll done!

    Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde ParkResponded on April 25, 2022Hi Sandy! Thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park. We are so glad we could be a part of your special birthday(s) dinner!

  40. TS

    TeresaS

    Columbus

    31 reviews

    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    The food was great, but I felt like the staff was put out by my dining there, like I was an inconvenience. I had reservations, didn’t complain and waited patiently, and did not spend or tip cheap, so I can’t understand. I would get take out there but not for an evening out. I hope others have a better dining experience.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 1522 OpenTable diners.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 20 times today
Google Map for Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park

3514 Erie Ave Cincinnati, OH 45208

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Hyde Park

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Cristian Pietoso

  • Entertainment

    Chef de Cuisine- Stephen Carnes

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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