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Forno Kitchen and Bar, Columbus, OH

Forno Kitchen and Bar

4.8
4.8
2339 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

21:00


Booked 103 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

Popular dishes

What 2,339 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
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Columbus

    American

  • Columbus

    Most Booked

  • Columbus

    American

  • Columbus

    Most Booked

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  1. l

    lsfcmh

    Columbus

    65 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    65 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Will know next time to specifically request NO BOOTH for 6 adults who are all over 6 feet tall as we could barely move. There was no table option. Service excellent from start to finish. Excellent pizzas and pasta dishes. Everyone enjoyed meals. Very loud
  2. SL

    SusanL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing. Busy and noisy. Nice atmosphere
  3. CG

    ChrisG

    Columbus

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 20 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Forno's to celebrate a birthday and enjoyed our experience. The pizzas and salads were delicious. We will be back.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our 1st year anniversary! We had a BLAST GREAT SERVICE!
  5. l

    lexnic

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a good spot in Columbus! Staff was extremely accommodating with all of my requests!
  6. JM

    JodiM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and excellent service! Great cocktails too!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 November 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Karla, our server was great...very attentive and did not rush our birthday brunch. I had shrimp and grits which was tasty, but was served warm...and should have been piping hot. Our Bloody Mary's were super! Overall a good experience...we'll be back.
  8. TK

    TomK

    Columbus

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 12 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    too loud for me and my grandson. He even said he is too load. Can you find a way to tone it down?
  9. B

    Brett

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and the staff were great!
  10. RP

    RicoPatts

    Western KY

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 11 November 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Took awhile to be greeted by bartenders but cocktails were excellent.
  11. AH

    AlexH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for a girls night out. Service was excellent and our food came out fresh and delicious!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Forno is the best happy hour in Columbus. The pizza is always tasty & the drinks are so good! The staff is super kind & welcoming too!
  13. CF

    CatrinaF

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We thoroughly enjoyed the food and the service we received!
  14. GV

    GioV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Nutella French toast is delicious , the service was really good
  15. PP

    PattiP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the best food I've had in a long time! The food, atmosphere, and service were all on point. We had the best time. Thank you.
  16. M

    Mandy

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 November 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food was good but a little overpriced especially when you add gluten free items.
  17. r

    rachelrosie

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 31 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    continually deliver nice quality love the atmosphere service is good
  18. CF

    ChelseaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was excellent! Our food was the best. This is def my favorite restaurant so far .
  19. RW

    RWATL

    San Francisco

    86 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on 26 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I ate there twice this week for business meetings and enjoyed all the meals. The pizzas were excellent. The sushi tacos were awesome as an appetizer
  20. TL

    TaniaL

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 October 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    The service was not good. The food was ok. I would try returning again and giving them a second chance. I would order something else next time. The burrata pizza was soggy and undercooked.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 October 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Always try and have dinner here when we’re in town visiting our Buckeye!!
  22. MW

    MaryW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The salads and pizza were very tasty. We ate outside to enjoy the weather and the Short North people watching. Great restaurant!
  23. SC

    SteveC

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were there for Sunday brunch. We ate outside. Great selection of mixed drinks. Food was very good and our waiter was very nice and attentive.
  24. r

    reff

    Cleveland

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 22 October 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We sat in the back of the restaurant. It was ok but would have preferred main area or an outdoor table. Menu selection was good and we enjoyed our dishes. Good value.
  25. JP

    JoeP

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great meal, apps were good and the pizza was great!
  26. T

    Tetsuya

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pesto pizza was great.
  27. A

    Amyd

    Cleveland

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on 21 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In town for Hawkeye game against OSU. Hubby got chicken pizza and I got the fillet. Omg. Truly the best sauce and perfectly done steak I’ve had in a long time. Server was great!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 October 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great good fun environment
  29. MB

    MissBKW

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dined for my best friends 32nd birthday. Good & wine was absolutely amazing. As an authentic Italian who cooks everyday and makes their own pasta and sauce, it was DELICIOUS. Will be coming back whenever I’m in Cleveland.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 20 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time!!! We were running late and they were able to accommodate us 30 minutes late.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing! LOVED that they offer wine flights. Great service as well. Will definitely come back when in town again!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly and attentive wait staff. Great food and even better atmosphere. Will be back soon!
  33. S

    Sunny

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 October 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Super nice place for any kind of event nice service our server was super nice food was good also will definitely be back!
  34. PM

    PaddlesMcGee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 October 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I arrived 15 minutes early for my reservation and the table was ready. Our server, Nick, was attentive when he needed to be. One of the more professional servers I've had in a while. He apologized for the food order taking a bit long but, frankly, I think we're all desensitized to this and it truly wasn't all that long. The food was good. We kept it simple with salad, brussels sprouts, pizza, pasta and meatballs. Everything was good and I'd go back.
  35. MC

    MarniC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food! Great Service! Not a long wait. Only thing is that it was pretty dark and loud
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best friend in town, we celebrated her birthday.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 October 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience5
    Dinner was lovely. However, I had mentioned in my reservation note that my daughter and I were celebrating her 13th bday and was told our server would be notified but that must have not happened. Thank you.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great times and tan lines baby
  39. r

    rkridner2

    Grand Rapids

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 9 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great pizza, appetizers were wonderful and the ambiance was perfect. Lively and energetic. Had the meatball pizza and the arancini both great.
  40. R

    Rubicon740

    Columbus

    18 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 8 October 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Second time here, first time was a great experience, this one not so much. Slow service, waited 20 minutes after being seated to be greeted by waiter. Appetizers came out before drinks. Salad came out with the dinner. Just overall poor performance.

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 2339 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

21:00


Booked 103 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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