Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park

4.8
1253 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.

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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1253 people are saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBill
Cincinnati
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time there and we loved it. Excellent food and super friendly service. We will definitely be back!

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded a day ago

Hi Bill! So happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us, we hope to see you again soon :)

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Chipito
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was my first return to Forno since the lockdown, though we had used the curbside pickup option several times. It was a joy to return to the dining room and be treated to the great Italian dishes and culinary skill that I remember. Absolutely delicious!

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded a day ago

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to review us :) We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us, hope to see you again soon!

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Donc
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was great and the food was delicious. I had the heirloom tomato salad and was concerned that it might be little early for really good tomatoes but it was really good. Wait staff was prompt and available, the manager stopped by to make sure everything was good. We were quite pleased.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded a day ago

Hi there, we appreciate you taking the time to leave us feedback! We hope to see you again soon and are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us!

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eela
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Perfect services and outstanding food!!!

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded 21 hours ago

Thank you!!! We hope to see you again soon :)

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vipMattM
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

First time there, enjoyed the lively atmosphere. Wine selection is average. We sampled several dinners and the Cod was the best. We would go back.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded a day ago

Thank you for the five stars Matt! We're very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time :)

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BarbD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service1ambience4

We had to have someone find our waiter to extend our order. I’m disappointed with the price…if you wanted something to go with your entree it was at an extra cost. Even the bread (which had a crust that seemed to be burned) was extra…what is that all about? Will not be back.

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MartyJ
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We enjoyed our visit to Forno Osteria. The food was excellent and the service outstanding. Our only issue was the ambiance. The music was not really our taste, but it didn't matter because though it was loud enough, the crowd was louder. Probably because of our age, we enjoy eating dinner in an atmosphere which promotes quiet conversation. The decor at Forno is hard surfaces and very informal. I am sure that the regular clientele likes this atmosphere and it would be fine for an occasional lunch for us, but dinner not so much. It's interesting that our favorite Cincinnati restaurant is Nicola's, and we enjoy Via Vite, which is less formal, but when the informality dictates the ambiance of Forno, it's not attractive to us. Still, the Pietoso family has brought Cincinnati dining almost to the level of the "good old days" of the Maisonette.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded 21 hours ago

Hi Marty, we appreciate you taking the time to leave us some feedback! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us despite the atmosphere not being of first choice for you. We hope to see you again at any of our restaurants :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every Tuesday date night

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded a day ago

We are very happy to hear this, and can't wait to see you again next Tuesday :) thank you for the five stars!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great date night! Service was a bit slow but they were also back to normal capacity so probably just getting back in to the swing!

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded a day ago

Hi there, we appreciate you taking the time to review us :) We hope to see you again soon and we appreciate your patience!

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EmilyD
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was our first time in a restaurant in almost a year and a half and I was so happy with the care and service. I really appreciated their separation and the service was amazing. It was a great way to celebrate our anniversary and getting back into society again.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on June 3, 2021

Hi Emily! We're so happy to hear that had a great time with us at Forno :) we hope to see you in again soon!

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vipRandom
Miami
30 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A+ again and again. Always a great place to enjoy an Italian meal.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on June 3, 2021

Thank you for the five stars!!

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JosephR
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

First off, the music... Bad, loud classic rock in an Italian restaurant? No thanks. The wines available by glass were sub-standard... the heirloom tomato salad wasn't a salad; it was tomatoes and avocado on toast. But the worst were the pastas: the gnudi was mush; the arrabiatta was overcooked; and the bolognese was meh. For the prices being charged, the food should be much better, and the music shouldn't be divebar jukebox.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on June 1, 2021

Hi Joseph, we appreciate you taking the time to leave us feedback! However, we're not so happy to hear that your experience didn't meet your expectations. Would you be willing to share more details with our restaurant manager? Please feel free to email him at ben@fornoosteriabar.co m - thank you!

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vipHawken
Cincinnati
62 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

We had great food at Forno, the Octopus and the Veal Scallopine. However the restaurant seems to have a split personality. We choose to dine there after reviewing the menu and maybe I shouldn’t have disregarded the large offerings of pizza. I gave low marks on ambiance because of the hard uncomfortable wood chairs and tables and the jarring music but also as the ambiance was more pizza joint than fine Italian dining offered on their menu. Probably a better lunch place than a relaxin dining experience in the evening. But the food was great and service excellent.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on June 1, 2021

Hi Hawken, thank you for taking the time to review us! The overall experience and atmosphere we provide at Forno(s) is meant to reflect a more traditional, rustic Italian Bistro as opposed to a fine-dining Italian restaurant; that being said, we are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and we hope to see you again soon :)

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NJMw
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service from Larry!

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on May 24, 2021

Hey there, thank you for the five stars :)

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KimR
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we go to Forno Hyde Park we try different items on the menu. So far, they’re all our favorites! We love the small, friendly atmosphere and the way we are remembered by staff from our previous visits. If you haven’t been, what are you waiting for?

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on May 24, 2021

Hi Kim, thank you for taking the time to leave a review :) We're very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us at Forno! Hope to see you again soon.

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AudreyH
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful. We both got the tagliatelle bolognese which was very tasty.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on May 21, 2021

Thank you for the five stars Audrey! We hope to see you again soon :)

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JohnG
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Burrata was simply excellent, and the special of the day, carbonara, was perfect. The service was very friendly and attentive. We would have nothing but good things to say about this treasure in the Queen City.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on May 17, 2021

Thank you for the five star review John! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time with us! Hope to see you again soon :)

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vipGraemeM
Cincinnati
21 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fantastic evening out at Forno !!!

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on May 17, 2021

Hi, thank you for the five star review!

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KennethS
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall, an enjoyable experience. Prices are higher than I would like, but Forno is not alone, and I do understand inflation. My wife's veal was not the best she ever had. My Atlantic Cod was excellent.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on May 17, 2021

Thank you for your feedback Kenneth! We hope to see you again soon :)

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Ctree
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing. The staff is so attentive.

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vipKMAc
Cincinnati
20 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is always excellent, wine list is great and the proportions are just right.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on May 25, 2021

Thank you for the five stars! We hope to see you again soon :)

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a great time dining at Forno! The food was amazing, the gnocchi is a must try! Service was great and the interior decor was a nice touch. Will definitely be back!

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on May 14, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to review us! We hope to see you again soon :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
41 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We each got a different entree. Each one was delicious. I had the asparagus gnudi and it was perfectly cooked and so flavorful. Another person had the short rib which was excellent as was the cod and the veal scallopini.
Ben the general manager does a really good job of getting around to most tables to check in.
A great experience as always!

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on May 14, 2021

Hi there, we're so happy to hear that you enjoyed all of your entrees and had a good experience with us! Thank you so much for the five star review :)

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samh
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A neighborhood gem- always great food and terrific service

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on May 12, 2021

Hey there, thank you for the five stars!!

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CoKe
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! A wonderful Mother’s Day!

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on May 12, 2021

Hey there, thank you for the five stars!!

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vipGraemeM
Cincinnati
21 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great night out @ Forno !!

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on May 12, 2021

Thank you for your feedback!

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KimR
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a Mother’s Day dinner for my 91 year old mom who has been under quarantine and separated from family for more than a year. This was her first foray out in public and she was so excited! We all had a lovely time and enjoyed the food and drink immensely. Service was stellar as always!

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on May 12, 2021

Hi Kim, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us during Mother's Day! We're glad we could provide you and your mother a chance to celebrate together after such a long, ambiguous year. We hope to see you again soon!

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JasonM
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food is legit Italian, and delicious. Exceptional service

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on May 10, 2021

Glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us Jason! Hope to see you again soon :)

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vipPreggoDoc
Indiana
18 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time here and we really enjoyed it. My Old Fashioned was well made. The Gnocchi was so delicious as was the short rib. Our server was friendly and helpful. Only thing lacking was that our table was by the door and was uneven/rocked a bit. That took away from the “date night” experience slightly but we overall loved it and will be back! The seats at the bar look like the place to be.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on May 10, 2021

Hi there - Thank you so much for taking the time to review us! We're very happy to hear that you enjoyed your first-time experience with us! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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vipPatriciaH
Cincinnati
40 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I had the ceasar salad and the pasta arribiata and both and both had too much garlic in it. Also the bread should be included

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on May 10, 2021

Hi Patricia! Thank you for taking the time to review us! We're sorry to hear your experience with us didn't meet your expectations. If you'd like to share more details please feel free to email our manager at ben@fornoosteriabar.co m

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vipMartinF
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

an excellent evening. both food and service were outstanding.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on May 10, 2021

Thank you for the five star review Martin! Hope to see you again soon :)

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Forno doesn’t disappoint! Our waiter, Larry, provided great service and recommendations. The manager, Ben, was very hospitable when he checked on us. Can’t go wrong with pizza or pasta!

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on May 10, 2021

Thank you for the five star review!! We hope to see you again soon :)

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GaryW
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual. Their takeout sustained us for a year and it’s great to be back inside.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on May 10, 2021

Hi Gary! Thank you for the five stars, but most importantly thank you for your support during the past year. It's great to have you back and we look forward to seeing you again soon :)

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Dawn
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely, amazing from start to finish. Food was incredible, seasoning on everything was to die for, definitely get the burrata and tuna. We had short braised rib, pork milanese, and two pasta dishes. Cauliflower gratin, risotto, artichokes. Every dish was 10 out of 10! All 4 of us said it was one of the best meals we have EVER had. Manager came in and checked on us also, service was fantastic, food was spaced out and served at perfect timing. Will definitely be going back soon!

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on May 4, 2021

Hi Dawn - Thank you for taking the time to review us! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience with us and look forward to seeing you again soon!! :)

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vipMurdue
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, well served, good portions, reasonably priced, great wine, lots of attention, no complaints. key of course is the food is great

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on May 4, 2021

Hi - Thank you for the five star review! We look forward to seeing you again soon!!

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vipdontreadway1948
Cincinnati
36 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good, service and food and atmosphere and choices and have I said enough?

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on May 10, 2021

Thank you for the five stars!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Forno!

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on May 10, 2021

Hey there, thank you for the five star review! :)

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vipLeisaF
Cincinnati
31 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always. This was our first visit back since getting vaccinated and we were so happy to be at Forno! As always, the food is absolutely delicious and the service was perfect.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on April 28, 2021

We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us at Forno! We look forward to seeing you again soon :)

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is always outstanding at Forno, and the service was excellent! My only very minor complaint was that the dividers between tables kept threatening to fall over on us. Don’t get me wrong - I was glad they were there! But it made us nervous a couple of times. Overall a fantastic experience, as always.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on April 28, 2021

Hi - Thank you for taking the time to leave a review :) We've very pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with us, we hope to see you again soon !

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vipzapple
Cincinnati
38 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very good food. No complaints.

Forno Osteria & Bar, Hyde Park
Responded on April 28, 2021

Thank you for your feedback!

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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 1253 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.