Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery

4.8
510 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Our second location in the heart of Olde Montgomery. Full service, authentic Italian restaurant serving appetizers, wood fired pizzas, pastas, entrees and desserts. Full bar and extensive wine list.
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DrewR
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing experience! The food is always amazing and the staff is so accommodating!

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CindyM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time. Great food and wine list. Had the Bolognese special on Tuesday night. Delicious !!!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

We were excited to dine here, but left a little disappointed. We wanted to order the short rib, but was informed it had sold out before 8pm. We settled for the pork chop and cod. Both meals were good but not great. We had reservations for 8 pm but weren’t seated until 820 pm which is very discouraging. It appeared that were were seated at makeshift table directly in front of a closet, in an area not designed for a table. The service and waiter was very good!

Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery
Responded 2 days ago

Hello, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We are so sorry your experience was not up to our high standards. We would love to have you back in for the short rib--it is an incredibly popular dish! Please email jamie@fornomontgomery so we can get more information, set up your next visit, and ensure that tasty short rib will be here waiting for you :)

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vipMatt
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Forno is our absolute most favorite restaurant in the city. We go for special occasions and decided we need to go more often than that. Don't change a thing!

Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Matt, thank you for taking the time to leave us a great review! So glad you love Forno!! :) We are looking forward to serving you again soon!

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AliV
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a wonderful dinner at Forno! Our server Mark was incredibly professional and quick with service, our food was delicious, and the GM Jamie checked in with us and made sure we were having an excellent experience. We will definitely be back!

Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Ali! Thank you so much for the kind words, we are so thrilled that you had such a wonderful visit :) Looking forward to having you dine with us again!

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vipdowntowndiners2
Cincinnati
54 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The atmosphere was vibrant. The service was excellent. Pizza’s were different and very good. Will definitely go back.

Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great review! So glad you enjoyed everything :) We are looking forward to serving you again soon!

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JohnK
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Highly recommend. Interesting food prepared well.

Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery
Responded on February 17, 2021

Hi John, thank you for taking the time to leave us a great review! So glad you enjoyed your Valentine's Day Dinner :) We are looking forward to serving you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful meal! We had a great Valentine’s Day dinner with the prix fixe 3 courses. We will definitely be back!

Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery
Responded on February 17, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great review! So glad you enjoyed your Valentine's Day Dinner :) We are looking forward to serving you again soon!

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Mary
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Seated on time. My only complaint was that it took 20 minutes for a server to come to table for a drink order.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery
Responded on February 13, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great review! We are looking forward to serving you again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great cafe'. Excellent food and service. Can't wait to go back.

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vipLauraP
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food! Incredible service! Love it here!

Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery
Responded on February 13, 2021

Laura, thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review! We appreciate your kind words, and we are thrilled that you have enjoyed dining with us! We can't wait to serve you again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my birthday and the food was fantastic

Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery
Responded on February 11, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great review, and Happy Birthday! We are looking forward to serving you again soon!

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MikeG
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal. Our server was fantastic. One of our favorite places in Cincinnati.

Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery
Responded on February 9, 2021

Mike, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your dining experience with us! If you could, please let us know who your server was, we would love to give them extra kudos :)

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great, service was terrific, happy with covid protocols of both staff and patrons

Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery
Responded on February 9, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great review! We are so glad you felt comfortable dining with us, and are looking forward to serving you again soon!

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vipSimonaW
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been to Forno multiple time and I don’t think I’ve ever had any negative thing to say 🙂 absolutely delicious! The pizza is the best in Cincinnati!

Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery
Responded on February 6, 2021

Simona, thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review! We appreciate your kind words, and we are thrilled that you have enjoyed dining with us! We can't wait to serve you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

David, our bartender, was great. He was knowledgeable, and made great cocktails. Food, as always, was delicious. We frequent this place, and like it a lot. I'd like to rate it only one star, to keep the crowds away, but that would not be fair to Forno. Haha!

Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery
Responded on February 8, 2021

Haha! Well we are so glad you had such an awesome time with us and are even more thrilled that Dave took such great care of you! Hope to see you again soon :)

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vipRobertW
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great food and service in a welcoming environment. Look forward to going back.

Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery
Responded on February 3, 2021

Hi Robert! Thank you for taking the time to give us a great review :) We are looking forward to you coming in again to see us!

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Italian
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The food was very good but they were too salty in general. The saltiness killed their own wonderful flavors.

Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery
Responded on January 26, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to give us a review! Could you please tell us what you had for dinner so we can be more mindful in our salt addition to those dishes in the future?

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RobertR
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery
Responded on January 26, 2021

Hi Robert! Thank you for the great review! Not sure what NANANA means, but it must mean you had a great visit! Looking forward to you coming in again to see us!

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TDVABch
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner! The staff as always was the best! This was our last dinner before moving and could not have asked for more!

Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery
Responded on January 26, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to give us a great review :) Good Luck with your upcoming move, and we are looking forward to you coming in again to see us next time youre in town!

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AmyF
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was exceptional!

Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery
Responded on January 21, 2021

Hi Amy! Thank you for taking the time to give us a great review :) Do you by chance remember who your server was? I would love to give them kudos for taking such great care of you! Looking forward to you coming in again to see us!

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BrianC
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is quant with dim lighting to help the mood. The service is outstanding. The food makes your taste buds happy. Just a great little place for a date or time with close friends.

Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery
Responded on January 23, 2021

Hi Brian! Thank you for taking the time to give us a great review! We are so glad you enjoyed your evening :) Looking forward to you coming in again to see us!

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vipRugger
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night at Forno! Everything was perfect!

Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery
Responded on January 13, 2021

Excellent! Thank you so much Mr. Rugger, looking forward to seeing you again in a few weeks!

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vipBillNancy
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

First time visit. I'm glad we went. We're not Italian food experts but it was a nice change from what we have in the Dayton area. The sauce for the veal was excellent. The salad needed a little more dressing but it was fine. Reservation was at 5 pm on Saturday, no waiting. We'll be back.

Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery
Responded on January 13, 2021

Thank you for the amazing feedback Bill! We would love to give you a little more dressing for the salad next time you stop in and are always happy to accommodate guest requests. Can't wait for you all to visit us again :)

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vipLauraK
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals we think is available in the city. Veal Piccata w/ a side of Fettuccine and Caesar salad. Simply incredible with a great wine paring. One of the safest restaurants in town and the staff is fantastic. Special callout to Rachel our waitress who we ask for every time, she has become a great friend and is another great reason we come there so often. Cheers to Forno! LK/TK

Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery
Responded on January 13, 2021

Thank you so much Laura, we love hearing about your wonderful experience here :) Rachel is a crowd fav so we completely understand why you love her so much! Can't wait for you to join us again!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my mother and daughter to forno for dinner for my mother’s birthday. From the hostess to the server to the food runners- everyone was beyond friendly. The food was outstanding. And we left full and happy. Praying our local businesses, such as this one, are able to survive and stay open. They are a gem!!

Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery
Responded on January 8, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We are so thrilled that we were able to make your mother's birthday special! We appreciate your kind words, and we are looking forward to serving you again soon!

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vipAntonio
Cincinnati
21 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our waitress, Rachel, was fabulous. She was very professional, knowledgeable and amiable. My only dislike was our first course of the Lobster Nero Zappa. The dish was not very tasty with it dark ink squid consistency and color. That is an acquired taste; and I don’t think it should be served. We really thought it was going to be similar to a lobster bisque. Other than that the food was delicious.

Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery
Responded on January 6, 2021

Antonio, thank you for taking the time to write us a review! I apologize that you didn't like the lobster nero soup, but I am pleased that you enjoyed the rest of the menu! We are looking forward to serving you again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful! Great food, great service!

Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery
Responded on December 30, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! We are thrilled that your dining experience with us was top notch! We are looking forward to serving you again soon!

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DanS
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was outstanding. Great food and drinks! Felt safe.

Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery
Responded on December 29, 2020

Dan, thank you for taking the time to write us a review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your dining experience with us! We are looking forward to serving you again soon!

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vipJeffB
Cincinnati
29 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Really nice restaurant with authentic Italian cuisine. The service was good, food was good and served promptly. I would definitely recommend for Italian dining!

Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery
Responded on December 20, 2020

Jeff, thank you for taking the time to write us a review! We value your feedback. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your dining experience with us, and we are looking forward to serving you again soon!

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BrianC
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food selection was diverse enough while staying true to the Italian roots of the restaurant. Very good quality.

Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery
Responded on December 22, 2020

Brian, thank you for taking the time to write us a review! We are thrilled that your dining experience with us was top notch! We are looking forward to serving you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Decided to go to Forno for my 25th birthday, a friend recommended it. It was delicious!

Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery
Responded on December 18, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! We are so pleased that you chose to celebrate with us! We are looking forward to serving you again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
20 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable as always. Rachel was a very attentive, yet not not intrusive!

Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery
Responded on December 13, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! We're so thrilled that Rachel was able to make your evening special. We are looking forward to serving you again soon!

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CincyFoodLover
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Forno in Montgomery has been consistently outstanding in both food quality and service. I highly recommend if you enjoy great Italian food and wine!

Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery
Responded on December 8, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! We are so pleased that we were able to make your dining experience special, and we are looking forward to serving you again soon!

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vipLauraK
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you have not tried this restaurant then you really don't know what you are missing.

Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery
Responded on November 25, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review, Laura! We are so pleased you enjoy dining with us at Forno! We can't wait to have you in again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our server

Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery
Responded on November 21, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! We're so pleased we were able to make your evening special, and we are looking forward to serving you again soon!

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vipMike
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent italian food. Octopus was great prepared perfectly.

Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery
Responded on December 1, 2020

Mike, thank you for taking the time to write us a review! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your dining experience with us, and we are looking forward to serving you again soon!

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vipRugger
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got great service from Rachel and the food was delicious as always!!

Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery
Responded on November 17, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! We are so pleased that Rachel was able to make your evening special! We are looking forward to serving you again soon!

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Onthe10brink
Cincinnati
34 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I will never get enough of the tagliatelle bolognese! One day I am going to have to branch out and try other items on the menu, but so far I haven't been able to bring myself to stray from this deliciousness.

Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery
Responded on November 17, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! Next time you are in, be sure to ask your server their favorite pasta dish! We are always able to serve half portions of the pasta, so you are still able to enjoy the bolognese and try something new! We are looking forward to serving you again soon!

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FAQs

Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (513) 231-5555.

Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery is rated 4.8 stars by 510 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.