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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 email@example.com
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
We decided to try this restaurant before an O's game. We tried to get a 5:00 or 5:30 reservation that morning but they were unavailable so we took 4:30. At 5 there was only one other table filled. They chose to seat a table of 9 right next to us when everything else was empty. Wine list was extensive but small print in a dark room made it difficult to read. Food took quite some time even though the only " dinner " people were the two tables. I got a pasta dish and would have liked some bread to soak up the sauce. Food was fine and priced reasonably. Napkins were really old small dish rags that barely covered half of my lap. No atmosphere, no music, dark even though it wasn't sunset yet. If I lived nearby I might try again but would not go out of my way. We left at 5:45 and still numerous empty tables, no idea why we couldn't get a later reservation.
Had never been there, met a colleague while attending a conference in Baltimore. The brick oven pizzas are a little creative and unique - i had the artichoke pizza and added some of my own ingredients - my colleague did the same with the margherita. They were both great - the artichoke had just the right level of tang and brightness from the kalamata olives. Even tho i was in a hotel, i took some back and put it in the mini-fridge and enjoyed it later that evening after working.
Friendly staff, attractive and comfortable space, and good value.
Pizza was ok. Meatballs were hard as a rock and not tasty. We were eating before a kids show and there weren't enough high chairs for the kids in the restaurant and there weren't that many. When you are located across the street from a theatre, you'd think that you'd be a bit better prepared.
Love this place. The food is innovative and tasty. Brock oven pizza is also really good. My only complaint is that the wine is waaaay overpriced. $7.50 for 3 oz is way too much. $14 for a usual pour. The cinnamon panna cota is one of the best deserts I've ever had.
Just a great find - superb food and service - for those near the Baltimore stadiums, it is well worth the short walk either before or after a game. The owner makes his presence known which adds to the comfort and ambiance of an intimate gathering place. Ordered a side vegetable dish of sliced fennel stalks, with bacon, onion and who knows what secret sauce , knowing it would be different and maybe not so great - are you kidding me - absolutely brilliant !!! Go, you won't be dissapointed
We went to Forno because we were seeing a show at The Hippodrome. It is very convenient and we had heard some good reviews. Our waiter was ok, but not great. The drinks seemed focused more on being edgy than tasty. The food was very good, but very, very rich. If I went again I would get a salad and an appetizer to (hopefully) cut down on the richness.
Great food and really nice atmosphere. The decor was romantic but not over-the-top. The wait-staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. It was pretty chill/quiet when we went but I bet it gets crazy at other times. The pizza was delicious and they have a great wine list. The cocktails looked fantastic too but I didn't get to sample one.
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.
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