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Forno Kitchen and Bar, Columbus, OH
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Forno Kitchen and Bar

4.8
4.8
2381 reviews
$30 and under
American
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. Stop in and see why we’ve been ranked as one of Forbes Top 100 Hottest Restaurants in America! Please call us at 614-469-0053 to make a New Year's Eve reservation!

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2 people

21:30


Booked 100 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Italian, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–1:00 am Sat 10:00 am–1:00 am Sun 10:00 am–11:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (614) 469-0053

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Michael Strine

  • Private party facilities

    If you're interested in holding a private event, please reach out to Ami Blake at ami.blake@corsoventures.com or feel free to give us a call at (614)469-0053!

  • Private party contact

    andrea@fornoshortnorth.com: (614) 469-0063

  • Area

    Short North - Arena District

  • Cross Street

    Buttles/High St.

  • Parking Details

    Meter Parking. Parking garage located on Hubbard/High Street. Parking garage located on Russell Street.

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options

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What 2,381 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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    Best Value

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    Hot spot

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  1. 5

    50andolder

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best Basil Hayden Old Fashioned and affordable top shelf martinis Food was delicious Night club atmosphere if that is your scene for dinner
  2. n

    njones

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Forno continues to be my favorite restaurant in the Short North. Definitely the best happy hour. I always have incredible service and I love the aesthetic and the ambience. My next reservation will be booked soon!
  3. a

    abbyc

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time at Forno! Good and service were excellent.
  4. GL

    GaryL

    Columbus

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 17 January 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent pizza. Good service. Festive environment.
  5. AP

    AmandaP

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was my twins’ 16th birthday dinner with friends and they RAVED
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a good time for my wife’s birthday. We recommend the ahi tuna tacos and the crispy rice. The pizza was good and so were the entrees.
  7. AB

    ArikkaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there and was very satisfied with the food and service!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In town for weekend. Best brunch. Wonderful meal. Yummy drinks. Excellent service.
  9. J

    Jake

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2023

    overall3food5service5ambience2
    Great food and service , just way too loud. Had a great server ! Wish they had a back room for a quieter place . A bit pricey as well.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as usual
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 January 2023

    overall5food3service5ambience3
    Got stuck in the back corner and my burger was severely undercooked
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 11 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best waiter we have ever had at Forno. Great food.
  13. DG

    DebraG

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice & comfortable restaurant. Great food, service and Happy Hour. This restaurant is wonderful. I want to go back to try the infused strawberries!!
  14. DK

    DKPB

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lively eatery with great atmosphere. Menu provided a great variety. Highly recommend the Spicy Cucumber Margarita. Our food was great; and our server was even better. Busy even at 530p - so make a reservation if you can!
  15. DW

    DeborahW

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A little too noisy but food and drinks are worth it
  16. S

    Steve

    Columbus

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 8 January 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great ambience with a lot of energy. The decor and seating options are great. The menu has a variety of options and reasonably priced. And the food was awesome.
  17. j

    juliee

    Columbus

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    My sons pasta forno was not good. The chicken was burned. Garlic was burned too. Was BAD
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2023

    overall5food5service3ambience3
    Pizza was delicious!
  19. RF

    RichardF

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2023

    overall1food1service5ambience5
    My son ordered his usual and was delicious, i ordered the chicken parm and it came out burnt and when i say burnt it was like charcoal on the outside very disapointed
  20. Q

    Q123

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Staff was fantastic and food was delicious. Highly recommend the beet and goat cheese salad!
  21. SF

    SimpleFoodieGal

    Columbus

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a new years gathering for friends and the service was great. I loved our server Carla.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Food average … my Nutella French toast basically had an almost invisible layer of Nutella
  23. H

    Hannah

    St. Louis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, very tasty pizza and pasta. Waitress was also great. Intimate ambiance.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience was perfect, we went for my moms birthday and it went better then expected.
  25. b

    bdaygirl

    Columbus

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 27 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s a lively, fun place!
  26. S

    Sylvie

    Pittsburgh

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on 24 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Thanks for being open on a cold windy Christmas Eve, 2022! Food was delicious & service, friendly & efficient.
  27. T

    Tabitha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first time visiting Forno and it was amazing . The food was fantastic and the service was spectacular ! Highly recommend.
  28. BW

    BW73

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our group of 4 had a great time. Enjoyed our food and the drinks we had. Plan to return in the near future.
  29. J

    Jason

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service! Excellent food and an awesome happy hour! This is always one of our favorite restaurants to frequent when we’re in the Columbus area.
  30. MF

    MeganF

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic happy hour! Shareables and pizzas were all delicious. Paired with some wonderful holiday cocktails, unbeatable!!
  31. VL

    VickiL

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great place to dine. Fornos has the best happy hour in town!
  32. DJ

    DJvickindahouse

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 December 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Overpriced restaurant - the amount of food you get for what you pay is not worth it and it’s not even that tasty. Honestly, any mom and pop Italian restaurant is going to have better food. In todays day and age, it’s disappointing that we accept restaurants like this. The music was so loud I couldn’t even have conversation with my wife and we’re not even old, I’m 28. I get you go here for the vibe and take pictures to be seen but as a society we need to hold these restaurants to a higher standard. Also please check your receipts, I was charged for a drink I didn’t have as well as a random 3% service charge. Probably won’t choose to come back unless I get suckered in by a group of friends. 3 stars, recommend if you want a new profile picture.
  33. LC

    LindsayC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 December 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My husband and I went out for our first wedding anniversary. Had a wonderful evening. Our server was outstanding. Pizza was delicious as well as the salads and pasta.
  34. KH

    KimH

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had reservations at 6:15, but they were able to accommodate us early! Excellent service from Felix! Great food too. A little loud, but the Bengals were playing!
  35. M

    Mish

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 December 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    Made reservation for two special occasions, seated at bar area, when asked for other open tables advised other table next to door entrance. During our time some tables not in bar were never occupied. Service was extremely slow and it was not busy. Love this restaurant, but disappointed on this special day.
  36. BP

    BritneyP

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the ambiance and the food was ABSOLUTELY amazing! I did the four cheese pizza, and would order it again. I loved the touch to add cotton candy to my mimosa. Definitely adding this to my list of go to places whenever I am in Columbus.
  37. RD

    RileyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    food was absolutely delicious and drinks were as well. 10/10 experience
  38. R

    Rach28

    Columbus

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful, delish food with a great atmosphere!
  39. GM

    GaryM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience1
    Food and service were fine. Music was way too loud for 5:30 in the evening when it is more a restaurant than a bar.
  40. D

    Darbhf

    Grand Rapids

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 6 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We enjoyed a family dinner before a concert. The calamari and beet salad were delicious. Others enjoyed their spaghetti and meatballs and eggplant parmigiana. The atmosphere was too loud for regular conversation. However once happy hour was over it settled down a bit. Would recommend!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Forno Kitchen and Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (614) 469-0053.

Forno Kitchen and Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 2381 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

21:30


Booked 100 times today
Google Map for Forno Kitchen and Bar

721 North High St, Columbus, OH 43215

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Buttles/High St.

  • Area

    Short North - Arena District

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–1:00 am Sat 10:00 am–1:00 am Sun 10:00 am–11:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Italian, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Meter Parking. Parking garage located on Hubbard/High Street. Parking garage located on Russell Street.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Michael Strine

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options

  • Phone number

    (614) 469-0053

  • Private party facilities

    If you're interested in holding a private event, please reach out to Ami Blake at ami.blake@corsoventures.com or feel free to give us a call at (614)469-0053!

  • Private party contact

    andrea@fornoshortnorth.com: (614) 469-0063

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