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About Forno Restaurant & Wine Bar
Forno Restaurant & Wine Bar specializes in seasonal, local, and sustainable Modern Italian Cuisine, featuring handmade pastas and brick oven pizzas. Located in the Bromo Tower Arts District, across from the Hippodrome Theater, next to Everyman theater, and a short walk from Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Royal Farms Arena, M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore Convention Center, the Inner Harbor, and tons of other downtown attractions. Forno offers daily specials, including weekday happy hour and bottomless brunch on the weekends. Our late night menu offers a variety of brick oven pizzas that your tastebuds will love. We also offer gluten-free pizzas and pastas along with a variety of vegetarian options.
Baltimore, MD 21201
Contemporary Italian, Organic, Wine Bar
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Sunday 11:30am - 12 midnight
Baltimore and Fayette
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We offer validated parking for the first 2 hours in the Landmark CenterPoint parking garage located at 310 N. Baltimore St. You may access our restaurant directly from the parking garage, via our back entrance.
Private Party Facilities:
Forno is available for private bookings. With a 130-seated capacity, a 45 seated private dinning room, as well as a 6-seat private chef's table, there are several options for private dinning, cocktail receptions and other functions. For inquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Private Party Contact:
Ricky Johnson: (443) 873-9427
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Forno Restaurant & Wine Bar Ratings and Reviews
Picked Forno for pre-concert dinner. I looked like a food genius! Wines by the glass were exceptional, antipasto plate was one of the best I've ever had (cold cuts and cheeses were top notch, pickled veggies brought the plate to another level), and Caesar salad was large enough to share. As for the entrees my wife devoured her tagliatelle bolognese (she orders it everywhere, and this was one of the best renditions she's had), and the duck confit dish I ordered was spectacular. There were several other pastas and entrees I wanted to try, and we will be back for sure. Great find!
My husband and I like to eat here before attending performances at Everyman. I had requested a booth when I made the reservation and that request was honored. The small tables are not comfortable for us. Our server was knowledgeable about the menu and answered questions. We shared asparagus which was delicious, nicely roasted and topped with an egg. My husband got a pork stew which he liked; I got tagliatelle which was also good. The pasta is homemade and delicious. The rolls are yeasty and our server surprised us by adding a couple extra to those we were taking home. Unfortunately, we didn't have time for dessert. We will come again.
I went here for a business meal with two colleagues and we had such a nice experience. Our waitress was very sweet and helpful and we all were impressed with the ambiance and the food. We shared calamari for appetizer (huge!! very good.) and we each got a pizza and left with quite a bit of leftover pizza. I would say the pizzas are large enough to share between two people, especially with an appetizer.
I would definitely recommend this for a nice dinner out with friends/family or with colleagues.
Seemed like a nice little place to get some good food with handmade pasta. The look of the place was very nice but very dark. Being dark isn't a bad thing but just an observation. The service was good and the waiter was helpful and knowledgeable regarding the menu. The main reason I choose this place was the fresh handmade pasta as I can be a sucker for good pasta... My wife and I ordered the Truffle Fettuccine & Bolognaise Tagliatelle for our entrees. Amazingly enough, I never knew that that Fettuccine and Tagliatelle are the exact same pastas according to this restaurant... Getting past that, the bolognaise was ok at best and the truffle fettuccine had mushrooms that were so chewy I ended up eating around them or just picking them all out. The restaurant was busy and to be honest I've already had a long day and didn't bother complaining too much as I was going to chalk this up to not picking the right restaurant that night. On a good note, the olive oil cake with blueberry ice cream and grapefruit curd was very good for dessert.
We ordered a bottle of Prosecco and the waiter brought wine glasses. When he sat them down, asked why he was using wine rather than champagne glasses. He said "flutes; flutes are so 20th Century". I was merely curious with my inquiry and I felt that the waiter was quite condescending in his response and tone. When I mentioned that the last time we there and ordered Prosecco it was served in "flutes" he ignored me. In addition, he was less than attentive and took until we had finished our appetizer to return to take our order after promising to come back in a few minutes. Overall, we had a nice meal and great conversation but I felt uncomfortable and would definitely request an alternate server if we go back and he is there.
We meet at Forno with friends prior to attending Everyman. Each time, the food is good and fresh, and the specials are imaginative. It is also an excellent value, given the quality of the food and the prices for both food and beverages. The wait staff has always been very friendly, knowledgeable and efficient.
I had a wonderful night at Forno! We made our reservation online, and they seated us as soon as we arrived. One person in our party cannot have dairy, so they made a pizza with vegan cheese - it was delicious! We also ordered a pasta dish which came out perfectly. It was very reasonable and the staff was very courteous.
Very good food and convenient to the Hippodrome and the Everyman Theatre. Food is tasty and a lot healthier than many of the local spots. Service was friendly and relatively efficient considering that our server had too many tables. He did forget a number of little things we asked for (dressing on the side, extra fork, more water, etc) but on the whole he was pretty good.
We decided to have Dinner at Forno because it's located directly across from the
Hippodrome Theater. We were going to see Shen Yun. WOW what a incredible dining
experience. Cory was our server and went over and beyond for us. We let her know we
had about 3 hrs. before our event and wanted a leisurely dinner not rushed. She got our
drinks and appetizers and let us enjoy them first before taking our dinner order. The meatballs
and fried Oysters were so good! I loved the Brodetto (seafood stew) it was loaded with seafood
Yum! My husband enjoyed the Aglio pizza. We enjoyed the ice cream for dessert and Cappuccino. We definitely will be going back again!!
Went for a dinner with friends prior to a show at the Hippodrome. Server was very pleasant and efficient. Food was all amazingly delicious, and we loved being able to order small portions of pasta, which was more than enough. Pizza was tasty. They asked if we were going to a show when we arrived, and most likely that's why our dinners were out in a flash. Highly recommend Forno!
Overall, we absolutely loved the place, the food was excellent and the ambience was perfect. The only thing it was lacking was a knowledgeable server. I get that it could have been his first week or so and his service was great, but man - he didn't know the answer to a thing. Getting a description was equal to pulling teeth and his table greet was serverley lacking. It ended with "and yeah, that's basically it." No info about a special, nothing about the bone marrow dish they apparently had? I overheard him mention it to the next table and had to practically beg to figure out how it was prepared - which ended up being bare compared to the dish we received. It wasn't what I was hoping for when I ordered it for $12, but it wasn't bad. The prosciutto and arugula pizza was the best pizza we've ever had though. The figs balanced the savory and salty so perfectly. I'd definitely recommend the place!
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