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Forno Kitchen and Bar, Columbus, OH

Forno Kitchen and Bar

4.8
4.8
2221 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

9:00 PM


Booked 104 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Italian, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Monday-Thursday: 4:00PM - 11:00PM Friday: 4:00PM - 1:00AM Saturday: 10:00AM - 1:00AM Sunday: 10:00AM - 11:00PM Happy Hour: Monday-Friday 4:00PM-6:00PM

  • Phone number

    (614) 469-0053

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Branden Weigel

  • 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

  • Neighborhood

    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

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,221 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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  1. C

    Chris

    Columbus

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went for brunch, and it was amazing! They have creative brunch dishes and they were delicious! I will definitely be returning.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    Our server Ben was the best! Very helpful, entertaining, and super caring. While the noise level was very loud, the food and service was excellent! Will definitely come back!
  3. s

    solon44139

    Cleveland

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Hostess very friendly. Waiter really nice. Woman that served the food was not friendly at all, practically dropped our food on the table.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best happy hour!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I’ve been to Forno before and always enjoyed my visits. They have good food with decent vegetarian options. The drinks were delicious, but I would not recommend going if you’re looking for a quiet venue.
  7. AL

    AmandaL

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience2
    Loved my cocktails but food subpar
  8. K

    Kerry

    Columbus

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Didn’t have 2 of their cocktails available and most of the appetizers besides the sticky rice and brasato were not good.
  9. F

    Foodislove

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    The restaurant has over all moved into a more casual atmosphere. The bathrooms could be updated, overall the experience was great.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Happy Father’s Day 6.19.22 celebration!! Perfect weather in Short North Columbus and atmosphere at Forno Kitchen + Bar!! Delicious pepperoni pizza with yummy extra sauce on the side, salad and wine! Relaxed and fun dinner ! Emily K was our great waitress- so friendly and professional!
  11. LC

    LisaC

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food and service. Fun, upbeat atmosphere.
  12. LS

    LisaS

    Toledo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had Sunday brunch. Usually come for dinner and drinks. Great service and food!
  13. DL

    DerrickL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time and great service! Would recommend it to friends and family.
  14. M

    Mmmgood

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    The food was really good. The happy hour prices were moderate to average prices. I wish there were more food items on the happy hour menu. Although our service was a little slow at times, it was very busy so we took that into consideration and tipped our server at least 20% for his efforts. I would still go back to try it again.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Experience was good. We were seating timely and the service was pleasant and responsive
  16. ME

    MichaelE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding brunch - service was even better - entire family enjoyed the experience
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location, great ambiance, great service, great food. We will definitely be back!
  18. BW

    BrentW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time trying Forno brunch. I loved it! We enjoyed sitting on the patio and enjoying the wonderful weather, people watching, and conversation. The service and food were wonderful. The warm ricotta cheese with peaches and honey were a great start, then the Chicken & Waffles was such a treat. I'll be back.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    It’s crazy how much worse your service is when you don’t order alcohol. We were celebrating my boyfriend visiting who is currently a year and a half sober, so out of respect, none of us drank alcohol. W
  20. L

    Louie

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great happy hour prices on fantastic cocktails, pizza and appetizers. Server was very good and accommodated all our requests. She even brought a special treat for the birthday girl in our party of four. Only complaint is the gluten free pizza was not cooked enough and was only warm, but when we told the server she took it back and had a new one made for us. Fantastic response and much appreciated. I realize gluten free pizza is one of the biggest challenges (nearly as tough as world peace), but I do think if a restaurant offers it they should invest time to make sure it is of equal caliber to other offerings. Maybe they should explore updating their option to be cauliflower based as that seems to cook up better than many older gluten free approaches. Not a deal breaker but a suggestion for making a great place even better!
  21. MK

    MaryamK

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were seated promptly. Our server was familiar with the menu and very receptive to our changes. We had a very good time.
  22. j

    jordinm

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was amazing and food and drinks were delicious
  23. MV

    MelissaV

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    We went here for brunch to celebrate a birthday. We had requested a standard table but we were seated at a high top in a high traffic area instead. We asked the hostess to be reseated and she was very understanding and took us to a nice spot on the patio. The food and drinks were tasty. However, the portion for the Forno burger and fries was much smaller than anticipated. The mimosas are also quite small. The prices were quite reasonable so we were not too upset about the portions. Our server was Hailey and she was wonderful. She was attentive and our orders were completed quickly. She also brought out two strawberry shots for our birthday celebration. Overall, I would recommend Forno for brunch. Our only big issue was not being seated at the table type we had requested on the reservation. The high top tables are loud and busy. We have sat there during previous visits and they are really not a pleasant experience.
  24. G

    Gizmo

    Columbus

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My sister and I enjoyed the Brunch, just make sure you have a reservations.
  25. j

    jwalk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Fire place🔥 great drinks food and vibes, def recommend
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a table outside. The weather, service, and food was perfect. We couldn’t have asked for a better night.
  27. RB

    RachaelB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    have been here for dinner before but this was my first time hving brunch, it was delicious! i loved the nutella french toast
  28. SH

    SHER

    Columbus

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Great happy hour but being out of 2 cocktails at 5:30 seemed unusual.
  29. b

    birthday

    Columbus

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The Ahi Tuna tacos were tasteless. Several had pizza that said it was good. The service was great.
  30. MM

    MajaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a terrific birthday celebration. Every staff member was engaging and pleasant. Made for a special evening. Thank you!
  31. JA

    JoyA

    Columbus

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time Loved food and service great Nice vibe Table was a little small for our group
  32. E

    Erin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    My husband and I are both gluten free and were impressed by their GF menu… but the experience and food were both underwhelming. Slow service, food honestly reminded me of a cheap chain restaurant (Applebees? TGIF?), def not worth the price. The GF “crust” on the pizza was just a pre-made flatbread. It also felt run down and dirty inside, at least where we were seated.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Met a colleague from out of town. Wonderful menu selections for brunch, high top tables aren't my favorite so a slightly lower score on ambiance. Food and service were both great. Recommend enthusiastically.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Carla was hands down the best server EVER! Food was good as always, but Carla made this visit next level!
  35. EK

    EmilyK

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    took my brother out for his graduation. very good food and great music.
  36. CI

    CutfeldsInCBus

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Starting with service - top notch - really couldnt ask for more there! Food was deliciously prepared and Happy Hour value put the icing on the cake! Look forward to our next visit.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to celebrate a new job and the service was incredible
  38. KM

    KimberlyM

    Columbus

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service2ambience5
    The food was great as usual. We went for a bday celebration, but was never asked why we were there. Our server didn’t check up on us or ask if we wanted more drinks before happy hour ended. Then it took about 20 minutes to get our check and pay. We have never had this kind of service at Fornos before! We will still come back, though! We love Fornos!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    happy hour is the best
  40. MB

    MichaelaB

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Happy hour from 4-6p was such a pmeasent surprise. My group and I ordered apps, pizza, and drink for an amazing price. I was so impressed.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer 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

    • Waitstaff 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 2221 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 104 times today
Google Map for Forno Kitchen and Bar

721 North High St Columbus, OH 43215

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Buttles/High St.

  • Neighborhood

    Short North - Arena District

  • Hours of operation

    Monday-Thursday: 4:00PM - 11:00PM Friday: 4:00PM - 1:00AM Saturday: 10:00AM - 1:00AM Sunday: 10:00AM - 11:00PM Happy Hour: Monday-Friday 4:00PM-6:00PM

  • 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

    Branden Weigel

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • 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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