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Forno Kitchen + Bar
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Ranked #67 of 2,322 Restaurants in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 10 - US$ 29
Cuisines: Bar
Description: Located in the heart of the Short North Arts District, Forno offers the best atmosphere and contemporary cuisine in the city, with alluring views of our custom stone-fire oven and High Street happenings. An unrivaled Happy Hour includes hand-crafted drinks, wine by the glass, Ohio drafts, signature pizzas and sharables like hand-rolled arancini over San Marzano sauce. As the sun sets, pair a classic American entree like Pasta Forno or Petite Filet with one of over fifty wines in house. Forno Brunch tops off the weekend, featuring savory chicken + waffles, sweet nutella-stuffed french toast, bottomless mimosas, our new brunch cocktail menu and more!
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Description: Located in the heart of the Short North Arts District, Forno offers the best atmosphere and contemporary cuisine in the city, with alluring views of our custom stone-fire oven and High Street happenings. An unrivaled Happy Hour includes hand-crafted drinks, wine by the glass, Ohio drafts, signature pizzas and sharables like hand-rolled arancini over San Marzano sauce. As the sun sets, pair a classic American entree like Pasta Forno or Petite Filet with one of over fifty wines in house. Forno Brunch tops off the weekend, featuring savory chicken + waffles, sweet nutella-stuffed french toast, bottomless mimosas, our new brunch cocktail menu and more!
Reviewed 8 March 2018

Beautiful modern/trendy décor with backlit bar - big city feel located on the Short North. Staff was VERY friendly and the hostess was super helpful. We started off with the Arancini which was cooked to perfection. Top 3 I've ever eaten. The other app was Meatballs - delicious but would love to see it dressed a little more than just sauce (e.g. ricotta, etc). But again they tasted great. For "entrées" we split the Chicken Alfredo Pizza and the Pasta Forno w/grilled chicken. They both had a lot of flavor but were both too salty for my liking. Also the chicken was hard to find as it looked very similar to the mushrooms in the dish (!?) So not great but not far off.

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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

I visited this restaurant with my family and friends. We really enjoyed it. Excellent restaurant with great atmosphere & service and decent prices. All at the table ordered pizza which is personal and it comes in a good size (you can share it if not that hungry). I ate the chicken Alfredo pizza (which was really good). The house cabernet was amazing. I will return to this restaurant.

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Reviewed 17 February 2018

A European style restaurant in the heart of Short North. Great atmosphere, fantastic food. Happy hour is great too.

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Reviewed 11 February 2018

We were only in town for one evening and attempted to each dinner around 4:45 p.m. Everything in the area around the arena was competely booked with no bar seating either. That's when we found Forno. While it was not the dining we planned, my daughter and I had a lovely meal with the help of our excellent server Danielle. We started with their ricotta appetizer and then shared the pasta forno -- rigatoni, vodka sauce, mushrooms, and meatballs. It is served with a slice of fresh mozarella. Delish. If we return to Columbus, we will return to Forno.

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Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

Our 23 yr old chose Forno's when we came to treat her for her 23rd BDay. This place falls into the semi-moderately priced, semi-snooty pizza place to go to if the usual hangout is not snooty enough.

Chances are your experience will be better, but, it was my experience and some little things started to add up to bringing this place down.

Came around 5 Saturday and got right in. Our table was very wobbly, just like you may get at a diner. Music was loud enough that it was hard to hear the person shouting at you from across the table. Lovely coupke next to us appeared to not be able to talk to each other, or maybe they just didn't like their dates. Finally, I ordered a second beer and it tool 10 minutes to arrive. This was all the bad that just should not happen at a "Great" restaurant.

The good. Burger was generous and ok priced. Wife liked her ahi tuna tacos and daughter liked whatever she got. We also git a meatball appetizer that had 4 nice sized mballs that was in a fairly run of the mill tomato sauce.

Fix table, turn down the music from 11 and speed up service and you are a 4.

Thank Tom Y
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