Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery

4.8
729 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

Experiences

  • New Years Eve 2021! Take a trip to Italy for NYE!

    $75.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    Take a trip to Italy on New Years Eve 2021 with our authentic Italian cuisine! This year we will be offering a set menu for this special evening at $75 per person, with an optional wine pairing for an extra $25. First course choice of: Cauliflower Soup with white truffle butter, or Burrata with a hazelnut pesto, Allez Bakery croutons and a brown butter vinaigrette Second course choice of: Whole wheat Pappardelle Cinghiale, red wine braised wild boar ragout, or Crispy Gnocchi in a leek fondue and speck Third course choice of: Branzino Filet, spicy sofrito, or Braised Beef Short Rib served with parsnip-Parmigiano puree and roasted rooted vegetable. Dessert choice of: Frittelle Di Riso, Tuscan rice fritters Pope's Chocolate Salame

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 729 people are saying
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vipKathync
Cincinnati
44 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Forno did not disappoint. The food was simply excellent and the entire night was thoroughly enjoyable. Would highly recommend the goat cheese and honey bruschetta and tried for the first time the cauliflower gratin. Simply amazing.

Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery
Responded 3 days ago

Hi there Kathy, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and hope to see you in again soon!

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GayleS
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have found our new “favorite spot”. This place is wonderful!

Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery
Responded 3 days ago

Hi there Gayle, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us! We hope to see you in again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great!

Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery
Responded 3 days ago

Hi there, thank you for the five stars!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect! Food was outstanding. Octopus is so delicious 😋

Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery
Responded 3 days ago

Hi there, thank you for the five stars!

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LisaG
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around!!

Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the five stars Lisa !

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vipElise
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was outstanding. Loved the veal and eggplant parmigiana! Thanks for a lovely Neal!

Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery
Responded on November 30, 2021

Hi Elise, thank you for the kind words and review!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful anniversary dinner here. Everything was top notch and really enjoyed it. We will be back. Best experience we’ve had at a restaurant in quite sometime.

Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery
Responded on November 30, 2021

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to review us! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and can't wait to see you in again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Forno every single time. Their Bolognese is second to none. We will be back very soon! Thank you for a special evening.

Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery
Responded on November 30, 2021

Hi there, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us :)

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vipCIncinnatiKid
Cincinnati
55 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with another couple. Seated immediately, good food, fair prices, great service (Cindy)

We’ll be back

Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery
Responded on November 30, 2021

Thank you for the kind review, we appreciate your feedback!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal!

Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery
Responded on November 30, 2021

Thank you for the five stars!

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JohnS
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great , took an out of town guest and he loved it .

Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery
Responded on November 30, 2021

We appreciate your feedback John!

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vipdowntowndiners2
Cincinnati
65 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The Caesar salad was very good. The dressing was excellent. I will say the amount of wine I got wasn't worth getting. Forno's probably gets 10 glass of wine out of one bottle. That was disappointing. If I would gotten a fair amount of wine, I would have ordered another glass.

Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery
Responded on November 16, 2021

Hi there, thank you for your feedback! One standard bottle of wine contains 750ml of wine, which roughly equals to 4/5 glasses of wine per bottle depending on the pour! Not sure if you ordered by the glass or by the bottle, either way, we'd like a chance to make things better next time you dine in with us. Next time just make us aware so that we can try and accommodate your needs more specifically! Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great great meal, great service!

Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery
Responded on November 16, 2021

Hi there, thank you for the five star review!

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DanS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. Love this place. Wine and food are great.

Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery
Responded on November 16, 2021

Hi Dan, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us! We appreciate your kind words and feedback :)

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LesleyD
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Wonderful food. Like all establishments, they currently do not have the appropriate number of waitstaff. We enjoyed our dinner however be aware you will be there a long time

Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery
Responded on November 16, 2021

Hi Lesley, thank you so much for your kind words and review :) Hope to see you again soon!

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Laura
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service /atmosphere and food were outstanding!! Especially enjoyed the artichoke soup, which you can't find hardly anywhere. I am looking forward to coming back here and would highly recommend Forno Osteria and Bar Montgomery!!!

Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery
Responded on November 16, 2021

Hi Laura, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and can't wait for you to dine in with us again soon :) Thank you for your kind feedback!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was unbelievably good from appetizers to dessert. Service was great. The ambiance was nice but it is loud when filled. Highly recommended.

Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery
Responded on November 16, 2021

Hi there, we appreciate your feedback! We appreciate your kind words and review :)

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GoingOutIsFun
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had not been to Forno since before the Pandemic. So glad we chose it as one of our first return-to-dining out experiences with another couple. As always, very interesting menu, delicious authentic Italian food, great service, and fair Italian wine list. Great job, Forno, in keeping what you are known for through the last 18 months of difficult times for the restaurant industry!!!

Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery
Responded on November 16, 2021

Hi there, we are so thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time with us at Forno! We look forward to seeing you again, and appreciate you taking the time to leave us such kind words and review!

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Macfood
Cincinnati
17 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always! Enjoyed the new Swordfish entree as well as the Butternut Squash Knudi. Loved it.

Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery
Responded on November 16, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave us such kind feedback! We hope to see you again soon :)

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KimberlyA
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and friendly atmosphere!

Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery
Responded on November 16, 2021

Hi Kimberly, thank you for the kind feedback!

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vipbsp2
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service at the bar!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Limited menu items. Pizza was ordinary. Good service.

Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery
Responded on November 16, 2021

Hi there, we appreciate your feedback :)

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DollyR
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped in here on a whim because my mother (81) had a doctor appointment in Montgomery. This place was the real deal. We loved every single thing we were served. The chicken liver pate bruschetta was delicious and the veal and short ribs were both exquisite. The service could not have been any better. And dessert was divine!!! I can’t wait to come back!

Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery
Responded on November 16, 2021

Hi Dolly, we are so thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time with us! We hope to see you in again soon :)

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KateB
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is fresh and taste is amazing. We ordered veal . It was delicious. Wine list was amazing.

Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery
Responded on November 16, 2021

Hi Kate, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us at Via Vite! We appreciate your feedback and can't wait for you to return :)

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was fantastic! Can’t wait to go back.

Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery
Responded on November 2, 2021

Hi there, we appreciate your kind words and review!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I hardly eat at Italian restaurants since I lived in Italy for 3 years. But I decided to give this place a try because the menu looked promising. The bottle of wine I bought was from the Veneto area of Italy and it took me right back to when I was there. I was hesitant to try the burrata appetizer, but it was delicious! I had the Atlantic Cod and mushroom risotto for my entre. Both were cooked perfectly. For dessert I had creme brulee, my favorite of all time. I had an enjoyable evening by myself. Service was great! I will be coming back!

Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery
Responded on November 2, 2021

Hi there, thank you so much for such kind and positive feedback! As an authentic Italian restaurant we are always striving to provide guests with the most authentic Italian experience. Cristian Pietoso, the Chef-Owner is originally from Florence, Italy, born and raised. He will be thrilled to hear that we were able to take you back to Italy without taking a plane :)

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NanditaB
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In spite of unexpected staff shortage the service was great and good excellent and hot

Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery
Responded on November 2, 2021

Hi there Nandita, we appreciate your feedback!

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vipBCMMR
Cincinnati
30 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

To our surprise, the drinks were watery & noticeably slow to arrive..assuming bartender on shift, as never happened prior times we’ve dined here. Service was attentive. Artichoke soup was delectable, but my hubby’s caesar lacked flavor even with a few extra anchovies & generous dose of cracked pepper. Both his veal & my cod entrees had delicious flavor profiles.

Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery
Responded on November 2, 2021

Hi there, we appreciate you taking the time to leave us constructive feedback! We hope to see you again soon. Next time you dine with us, please feel free to express your feelings/concerns, we would appreciate a chance to make your experience all that you would expect it to be. Thank you again!

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None
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The portion size was small relative to the price charged.

Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery
Responded on November 2, 2021

Hi there, we appreciate your feedback, however would like to know more about your experience with us. Anymore details you'd like to share? If so, please feel free to email our manager at rhiannon@fornomontgomery.co m -thank you -

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vipSusQ
Cincinnati
17 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We love coming here, yet we’d come a lot
More often if there were occasional changes or specials on the menu. Even a seasonal menu
Change would get us to visit more often

Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery
Responded on November 2, 2021

Hi there, we appreciate your constructive feedback! Although both the Fornos have extensive Menus - we do occasionally change a few seasonal items - there are actually a few new dishes coming soon! Thanks!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always great food. Wonderful service. We really enjoy this place

Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery
Responded on November 2, 2021

We appreciate your kind feedback!

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ElizabethK
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant! We think it’s as good as anything downtown Cincinnati!

Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery
Responded on October 26, 2021

We appreciate your feedback Elizabeth! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us :)

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dianak
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The gnocchi was very good. The panna cotta and semifreddo were excellent.

Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery
Responded on October 26, 2021

Thank you for your feedback Diana!

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HannahM
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food was excellent - extensive wine, beer and cocktail options as well. Staff was kind and our food was brought out promptly, but the experience felt a bit rushed by our waitress. She did not ask us if we would like another drink or anything else before bringing the bill to the table - simply asked if we wanted to see a dessert menu following our meal and dropped off the bill. It won’t stop me from visiting again, but it was a bit disappointing especially as this was our anniversary dinner.

Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery
Responded on October 26, 2021

Hi Hanna, we appreciate you taking the time to review us and are happy you enjoyed your experience overall. However, we are sorry to hear that you were under the impression of feeling 'rushed out', that is never acceptable. We appreciate you sharing your feedback and we hope to see you return again in the future. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always very good.

Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery
Responded on October 20, 2021

Thank you for your feedback :)

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vipfoody
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and great food. Ambiance is tops! Our favorite place

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vipJmscinci
Cincinnati
40 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible! Service was very good and my request for a quiet table (we were given a booth) was honored. We will definitely be back.

Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery
Responded on October 7, 2021

Hi there, thank you so much for the kind words and review! We appreciate your feedback :)

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KevenJ
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Liz is the best server ever. Certainly miss Chef Kyle Johnson and his expertise.

Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery
Responded on October 7, 2021

Hi Keven! Thank you so much for the five stars and for taking the time to review us :)

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CrissyN
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit to the Montgomery location and it was FABULOUS. Food was exceptional, as expected and the ambiance was great. Everything from the check-in to closing out our check was great and made for a very enjoyable evening with my family. I'm definitely going back!

Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery
Responded on October 1, 2021

Hi Crissy, thank you so much for the kind words and review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and hope to see you again soon :)

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Kiki
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Everything was fine…we were just so sad not to get gnocchi

Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery
Responded on September 29, 2021

Thanks for the feedback.

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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 729 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.