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.
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: 4438739427
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
Food was great, service was friendly, bu ...
Food was great, service was friendly, but time from dessert order to sweets on table was over 20 minutes; we had to gulp down dessert to make the opening curtain at the Everyman next door. It didn't make sense as restaurant wasn't busy on Sunday evening.
My wife and I enjoy coming her, especial ...
My wife and I enjoy coming her, especially before we go to the Arena or the Hippodrome. The mussels were great, they give you a very generous portion. We typically get the brick oven pizza and I haven't had a bad one yet. They have a great wine list, excellent cocktails, and very friendly staff. Prices are a little high in my opinion, but the food is good and I enjoy the location and the convenience of being right across the street from the venues. This is a place you would want to spend some time in, you could run in and run out, but the atmosphere is very welcoming and it's easy to actually dine and enjoy yourself.
Antipasti was uneventful, bread was very ...
Antipasti was uneventful, bread was very stale. Meatball appetizer was good.
Caesar salad was excellent! Huge, possibly fresh anchovies. Lobster
risotto was completely without flavor. Friendly waitress with good service.
Will not rush back.
The restaurant is across the street from ...
The restaurant is across the street from the Hippodrome which made it very convenient for a pre theater lunch. The atmosphere and service were good but the food had some low points. There were three of us including one child. They were serving brunch, $13.95 or $18.95 with unlimited drinks. We ordered a Cheese Pizza for the child which was great. Thin crust, good sauce and cheese. We split the Pizza Blanco which was good, very garlicky and great thin crust. You could only eat a couple pieces. We also split the Donut French Toast. It was so sickening sweet we couldn't eat it. The waitress recommended the Carrot Cake for dessert which again was almost too sweet to eat. I ate the cake but not the crumble. They had homemade ice cream. The graham ice cream that came with the carrot cake was very good as was the vanilla, the Bailey's was real good but real rich. We probably won't go back but if you like highly spiced and over sweet, the food is good.
Forno's is a go to place before the Hipp ...
Forno's is a go to place before the Hippodrome or Everyman's theatre! Entrees and Brick oven pizzas are very tasty. Desserts are to die for!! Special Drink menu is superb! Decor is retro-rustic! Fun, fun place! would highly recommend.
I ordered lobster risotto. My meal had ...
I ordered lobster risotto. My meal had one small piece of lobster in it. When I pointed this out to the waiter, someone brought out a dish with more pieces which was appreciated. The risotto was luke-warm or colder when it was served and the vegetables were undercooked. For $25+ I expected more.
Enjoyed my salad and house special pizza ...
Enjoyed my salad and house special pizza, my companion had delicious soup and pasta. nice menu. The bar was full, seating available for large and small groups. Close to hippodrome and everyman theatre. Short walk to Harbor. All accessible.
A fried and I had tickets to Everyman Th ...
A fried and I had tickets to Everyman Theater and this restaurant was recommended by a friend as well as by the theater. We split a caesar salad and a pizza, both of which were good. Service was prompt and efficient. This was important as we were somewhat in a hurry.
I have been to forno many times and was ...
I have been to forno many times and was never disappointed. This time however it was disappointing. Not many vegetarian options on the menu, not one pasta option was vegetarian. Also, the service was lacking.
Very different experience than I have previously had there.
We love Forno for our pre-theatre dining ...
We love Forno for our pre-theatre dining! The menu is creative and changes frequently; we never feel as if we're going to "the same old place."
Service is consistently friendly and efficient even when most patrons are Everyman-bound.
- a small critique - I like my coffee HOT - not just warm enough
We had a perfect very early Sunday dinne ...
We had a perfect very early Sunday dinner and loved it. The food is interesting and really good, great veg choices, pizzas, loved the dessert, olive oil lemon cake with blueberry jasmine ice-cream , just delightful!
Three of us enjoyed the Saturday Brunch. ...
Three of us enjoyed the Saturday Brunch. Each liked her entrée with fresh spring veggies. The Bloody Mary had just the right heat. We had to ask for bread, but it was worth the wait. Service was very good. We especially enjoyed the three different flavors of in-house made ice cream. It is a great dining spot before or after a show.
We went back after more than a year and ...
We went back after more than a year and were not disappointed. Their specialty cocktails are one of a kind with their house infused concoctions. The fresh made oven baked pizzas are delicious with locally sourced ingredients. The home made pastas are worth trying especially the Bolognese sauce! It is a hot spot during theater season since the restaurant is across the street from the famous Hippodrome theater. Reservations a must on those days
My daughter and I were in town for a con ...
My daughter and I were in town for a convention and had an itch for some Italian food. I did a check online and found Forno. They had good reviews which was great but as soon as I read they served "homemade pasta" it was a done deal. I make my own pasta all the time and if you've ever had it you know there's just no comparison. to prepackaged pasta. The Gnocchi with Spinach and Italian sausage was outstanding as was our other dish with a bolognese sauce. Forgot the name of it but it was delicious. If you're in Baltimore and near the inner Harbor/Mount Vernon area I highly recommend checking this place out for some good Italian food. If you're idea of really good Italian food is the Olive Garden then this place might not be for you although I'm sure the chef can have someone run to the store and pick up a jar of sauce for you.
Pleasantly surprised with this restauran ...
Pleasantly surprised with this restaurant. The people were so nice, and the food was delicious. It was right across the street from where we were seeing a show, and they even gave us a ticket that took a lot off of our parking in the garage down the street. Great place!
Since we dined on a theatre night, servi ...
Since we dined on a theatre night, service in the bar area was most confusing to say the least. The small high top next to the bar is where we planted and found after a long wait in line at the bar, that wait staff needed to take our order for wine and beer. Go figure. They were quick and got us out on time however.
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