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Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery

4.7
4.7
872 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian

Chef Cristian Pietoso's Forno location in the heart of Old Montgomery is the newest addition to our group of restaurants . Awarded Best Italian restaurant overall by Cincinnati Enquirer, is a cozy, rustic restaurant with classics dishes you would find in Tuscany and elsewhere in Italy . Wood burning oven for authentic Italian pizza and other flavorful dishes . "Osteria" stands for a place of comfort where the food is real, the staff is unpretentious and welcoming . Here you will find a variety of handcrafted pastas , seafood and meat entree , plus house made desserts and an extensive wine list to satisfy all palates . As chef Cristian Pietoso puts it "This is the closest it gets to real Italian cuisine without taking the plane "
Buon appetito !

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (513) 231-5555

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Cristian Pietoso

  • Private party facilities

    Private rooms are not available, however our restaurant is available to be bought out for private events.

  • Private party contact

    Brian Jordan: (513) 231-5555

  • Neighborhood

    Montgomery

  • Parking details

    We have a parking lot behind the restaurant. There is also a large public parking lot across the street from our lot. Street parking is available after 6:00PM. Our entrance is on Montgomery Rd. There is a walkway that to the right of our building that will lead to to Montgomery Rd.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Appetizers

  • Allez Bakery Bread Basket$6.00

    Handcrafted bread, extra virgin olive oil

    • Forno Veal Meatballs$13.00

      Veal ricotta meatballs, lemon zest, Parmigiano Reggiano in tomato butter sauce

      • Arancini di Riso$13.00

        Saffron risotto, calabrian chili, roasted pepper purée

        • Braised Honeycomb Tripe*$10.00

          Don't Be Scared! It's Delicious. Florentine-style braised in red wine & crushed tomato with Parmigiano Reggiano

          • Burrata$18.00

            Basil pesto, burrata, and pomodoro in gelatina with housemade focaccia

            • Octopus$24.00

              "Polpo e patate," fingerling potatoes, arugula pesto, Calabrian vinaigrette

              • Antipasto Italiano

                Chefs selection of three meats, three cheeses, Italian giardiniera, crostini

                • Serves 2 Guests$18.00
                • Serves 4 Guests$36.00

              Bruschetta

              • Tuscan Chicken Liver Pate$7.00

                • Goat Cheese & Chestnut Honey$10.00

                  • Mushroom Ragout Bruschetta$9.00

                    portobello, button, oyster, porcini, tomato

                    • Bruschetta Sampler$13.00

                      assortment of all three bruschettas

                      Zuppe e Insalate

                      • Fresh Artichoke Soup$10.00

                        Parmigiano Reggiano, crostini

                        • Tuscan Minestrone$9.00

                          Organic black kale, borlotti beans, crostini, Parmigiano Reggiano

                          • Arugula Salad$13.00

                            Golden Raisins, capers, shaved cauliflower, pistachios, citronette, Parmigiano Reggiano

                            • Organic Baby Kale Salad$13.00

                              Sweet onion custard, Parmigiano Reggiano, 15-year old balsamic

                              • Forno Caesar Cardini Salad$12.00

                                Romaine, Allez crutons, Parmigiano Reggiano

                                Primi Piatti

                                Add Meatball +$4, Gluten Free Pasta Substitution +$3

                                • Tortelloni al Gorgonzola$23.00

                                  Creamy filling, veal, Parmigiano glace, roasted mushrooms. Wine Pairing: Greco-Fiano, Vigneti del Vulture Pipoli 2019 Basilicata, IT

                                  • Spaghettini Arrabbiata$18.00

                                    Tomato, garlic, chili flakes. Wine Pairing: Cabernet Sauvignon, Italo Cescon '18 Veneto

                                    • Tagliatelle Bolognese$20.00

                                      Traditional beef and veal meat sauce. Wine Pairing: Nebbiolo, Silvio Grasso 2020 Piemonte, IT

                                      • Whole Wheat Pappardelle Cinghiale$19.00

                                        Red wine-braised wild boar ragout. Wine Pairing: Chianti, "The Boss" 2017 Toscana, IT

                                        • Gnocchi$19.00

                                          Leek-Parmigiano fondue and speck. Wine Pairing: Vermentino, Sella & Mosca LA Cala '20 Sardegna, IT

                                          Entree

                                          • Grilled Swordfish Siciliana$32.00

                                            Fregola Sarda, nicoise olives, sea salt capers, Sicilian Sauce, extra virgin olive oil. Wine Pairing: Vermentino, Sella & Mosca 'La Cala' 2020 Sardegna, IT

                                            • Atlantic Cod*$28.00

                                              Peperonata, arugula pesto, fresh pressed extra virgin olive oil. Wine Pairing: Chardonnay, Tenuta Villanova, 2018, Friuli IT

                                              • Braised Beef Short Rib$32.00

                                                Parsnip-Parmigiano puree and roasted root vegetable. Wine Pairing: Nebbiolo, Silvio Grasso 2020 Piemonte, IT

                                                • Locally-Raised "Bone-In" Pork Chop Milanese$27.00

                                                  Breaded chop, roasted cauliflower, white wine butter caper Sauce. Wine Pairing: Pinot Noir, The Pinot Project 2019, CA

                                                  • Veal Scaloppine Limone$29.00

                                                    Charred Italian broccolini, lemon, veal jus, Parmigiano Reggiano. Wine Pairing: Greco-fiano, Vigneti del Vulture Pipoli 2020 Basilicata, IT

                                                    Sides for the Table

                                                    • Truffled Cream Corn$9.00

                                                      • Cauliflower Gratin$9.00

                                                        Mamma Mia!

                                                        • Wild Mushroom & Mascarpone Risotto*$11.00

                                                          • Eggplant Parmigiana$12.00

                                                            • Roman Style Artichokes$11.00

                                                              Prosciutto crudo, garlic, Italian parsley

                                                              Pizza

                                                                Le Storiche | Historical Favorites

                                                                • Marinara*$13.00

                                                                  Tomato sauce, shaved garlic, oregano, chili oil

                                                                  • Margherita$18.00

                                                                    Tomato sauce, mozzarella fior di latte, basil

                                                                    • Napoli$18.00

                                                                      Tomato sauce, Sicilian capers, anchovy, oregano, mozzarella fior di latte

                                                                      • Housemade Focaccia$6.00

                                                                        Sea salt, extra virgin olive oil

                                                                        Le Classiche | Classic Pizzas

                                                                        • Calabrese*$18.00

                                                                          Tomato sauce, spicy salame, mozzarella fior di latte

                                                                          • Prosciutto e Funghi$18.00

                                                                            Tomato sauce, prosciutto cotto, button mushroom, mozzarella

                                                                            • Parmigiana*$18.00

                                                                              Tomato sauce, fried eggplant, prosciutto cotto, basil, Parmigiano Reggiano

                                                                              • Quattro Stagioni | The Four Seasons of Italy$18.00

                                                                                Tomato sauce, prosciutto cotto, mushrooms, black olives, artichokes, mozzarella

                                                                                • Salsiccia e Cipolla$18.00

                                                                                  Tomato sauce, Italian sausage, caramelized onion, mozzarella

                                                                                  Le Bianche | White (Olive Oil Base Pizzas)

                                                                                  • Friarielli e Salsiccia$17.00

                                                                                    Rapini, Italian sausage, mozzarella, sliced garlic, red pepper flake, extra virgin olive oil

                                                                                    • Prosciutto Cotto e Mais$18.00

                                                                                      Italian ham, fresh corn, sliced garlic, mozzarella

                                                                                      • Elena$19.00

                                                                                        Black truffle, Gorgonzola, mozzarella, baby arugula

                                                                                        Last updated: February 8, 2022

                                                                                        What 872 people are saying

                                                                                        Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                                        4.7
                                                                                        4.7 based on recent ratings
                                                                                        • 4.8Food
                                                                                        • 4.7Service
                                                                                        • 4.6Ambience
                                                                                        • 4.4Value

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                                                                                        1. SM

                                                                                          SimonM

                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                          Dined 1 day ago

                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                          Enjoyed food and service very much. Thank you! Enjoyed food and service very much. Thank you! Enjoyed food and service very much. Thank you! Enjoyed food and service very much. Thank you!

                                                                                        2. JB

                                                                                          JohnnyBgood

                                                                                          Cincinnati

                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                          Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                                                          overall4food4service4ambience2

                                                                                          Love the food and service but it is so LOUD.

                                                                                        3. JB

                                                                                          JulieB

                                                                                          Cincinnati

                                                                                          15 reviews

                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                          15 reviews

                                                                                          Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                          Our dinner was excellent. Our table was ready when we arrived, service was superb and the food delicious. The restaurant was very busy, with a lively din throughout the rooms, everyone seemed content. The bread is quite tasty, I do wish there were more slices per order. The eggplant Parmesan side is enough for a small meal, the spaghetti ariabatta was excellent. Our drinks were also perfect. There is plenty of parking in the back and parking in the front after 6 pm. I would recommend Forno for couples and families.

                                                                                          Forno Osteria & Bar MontgomeryResponded 6 days ago

                                                                                          Hi Julie! Thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery. Sounds like you had a perfect evening and we’re so glad we could be a part of it! It sounds like you got the Focaccia, it is addictive and tends to disappear quickly.

                                                                                        4. MP

                                                                                          MoPete

                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                          26 reviews

                                                                                          vip
                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                          26 reviews

                                                                                          Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                          The food was superb, from Appetizers to Entree, plus great choice of wine/beer. Was a packed house!

                                                                                          Forno Osteria & Bar MontgomeryResponded 6 days ago

                                                                                          Hi there! Thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery. We are so glad your meal was amazing. Happy you chose us to be a part of your wonderful evening!

                                                                                        5. JL

                                                                                          JamesL

                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                          Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                          Best pizza ever. Engaging server and manager. Will happily return.

                                                                                          Forno Osteria & Bar MontgomeryResponded 6 days ago

                                                                                          Hi James! Thanks for this review about your visit to Forno Osteria+Bar | Montgomery. Glad you loved the wood-fired pizza and Caesar salad! We keep the experience as authentically Italian as possible, and from the friendly servers to the food so we’re thrilled to hear you loved it all!

                                                                                        6. M

                                                                                          Macfood

                                                                                          Cincinnati

                                                                                          18 reviews

                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                          18 reviews

                                                                                          Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                          The food was fabulous as always. Really enjoyed the Veal Picata, Pasta Bolognese and Gnocchi.

                                                                                          Forno Osteria & Bar MontgomeryResponded 6 days ago

                                                                                          Hi Mac! Thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery. We are so glad you had an amazing evening!

                                                                                        7. SS

                                                                                          ScottS

                                                                                          Cleveland

                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                          Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                          Amazing food and service!

                                                                                          Forno Osteria & Bar MontgomeryResponded 6 days ago

                                                                                          Hi Scott! Thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery. We are so glad we could show you a fantastic evening!

                                                                                        8. OT

                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                          Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                                                          overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                                          It was Tuesday night so we all got special which is a great deal. But their menu is very small, and it was the same as before in close to a year. So while the food was good, it’s not a place I want to frequent. And while the special is a great deal, rest of the dishes aren’t. And the place is noisy, though it’s not too loud it prevents conversation at the table.

                                                                                        9. TS

                                                                                          TarynS

                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                          Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                          The food was amazing and well priced. Drinks were delicious - I had ordered a surprise drink for my husband for our anniversary (totally forgot I did that), but they brought it out promptly and it was a wonderful surprise for me too. Our waitress was fabulous and extremely personable. Highly recommend Forno!

                                                                                          Forno Osteria & Bar MontgomeryResponded on May 12, 2022

                                                                                          Hi Taryn! Thank you for telling us about your anniversary experience at Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery! Your night sounds wonderful. Happy we could make you celebration extra special.

                                                                                        10. CS

                                                                                          CarlS

                                                                                          Cincinnati

                                                                                          89 reviews

                                                                                          vip
                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                          89 reviews

                                                                                          Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                          Mother’s day with family

                                                                                          Forno Osteria & Bar MontgomeryResponded on May 10, 2022

                                                                                          Hi Carl! Thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery’s Mother’s Day Brunch. We are so glad we could be a part of your wonderful day!

                                                                                        11. JH

                                                                                          JeanneH

                                                                                          Cincinnati

                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                          Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                          Took my Mom for the Mothers Day brunch buffet and it was FABULOUS. I'm not a big pancake fan (although they looked good) so skipped them and tried everything else. Can't say that I didn't love everything but the surprise was my favorite: truffled cream corn. I had no idea creamed corn could be so amazing. We were so full we couldn't even THINK about having dinner that night!

                                                                                          Forno Osteria & Bar MontgomeryResponded on May 10, 2022

                                                                                          Hi Jeanne! Thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery’s Mother’s Day Brunch. We are so glad we could be a part of your wonderful day! The pancakes are a brunch item, so I’m sorry you didn’t get to try them, but our Truffled Cream Corn is on the everyday menu and I personally rave about it as well, so if you’re finished with your 24 hour fast, stop by for our Tuesday Bolognese Special and add the Truffled Cream Corn!

                                                                                        12. D

                                                                                          Derek

                                                                                          Cincinnati

                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                          Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                          This place is a gem. We had a great time and our server was polite and quick to respond.

                                                                                          Forno Osteria & Bar MontgomeryResponded on May 10, 2022

                                                                                          Hi Derek! Thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery. We are so glad or staff could show you a wonderful evening!

                                                                                        13. OT

                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                          Cincinnati

                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                          Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                          overall3food4service1ambience4

                                                                                          We've been to Forno a number of times and unfortunately last night was just OK. Food was good as always but service was very poor compared to prior visits. Wine pours felt quite small for the cost of the drink. Left feeling full but yet disappointed.

                                                                                        14. K

                                                                                          Kathy17

                                                                                          Cincinnati

                                                                                          18 reviews

                                                                                          vip
                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                          18 reviews

                                                                                          Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                          Service was outstanding! Options to get smaller portions or 1/2 and 1/2 orders was very appealing to us. Even house wine was great! Will definitely go back- sooner rather than later!

                                                                                          Forno Osteria & Bar MontgomeryResponded on May 10, 2022

                                                                                          Hi Kathy! Thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery. We are so glad we could help you try more of our menu with the half portion options! Glad we could be a part of your wonderful evening!

                                                                                        15. G

                                                                                          Gustavo

                                                                                          Cincinnati

                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                          Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                          The food and service are incredible! The staff is very helpful and will walk you through the menu thoroughly. One of our favorite places to go.

                                                                                          Forno Osteria & Bar MontgomeryResponded on May 10, 2022

                                                                                          Hi Gustavo! Thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery. We are so glad to be your favorite and always happy to offer recommendations.

                                                                                        16. MM

                                                                                          MikeM

                                                                                          Cincinnati

                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                          Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                          Very friendly staff and waitress - food is top notch - best Italian in the city- prices are high but not over the top

                                                                                          Forno Osteria & Bar MontgomeryResponded on May 9, 2022

                                                                                          Hi Mike! Thanks for your review and vote for Best Italian in Cincinnati. Happy to give you a wonderful experience.

                                                                                        17. KR

                                                                                          KatherineR

                                                                                          Cincinnati

                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                          Dined on May 3, 2022

                                                                                          overall4food3service5ambience5

                                                                                          Great service, but the food was meh. Veal was soaked in sauce and extremely salty. I understand it’s a harder meat but at $29.00, I expected better.

                                                                                        18. C

                                                                                          Candy

                                                                                          Cincinnati

                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                          Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                          overall3food3service5ambience5

                                                                                          Forno was ok-there was 4 of us and we all agreed the food was on the salty side. The staff was great! Waitress very knowledgeable & fun. I don’t think we will be back. Maybe, to give it one more chance?

                                                                                          Forno Osteria & Bar MontgomeryResponded on May 4, 2022

                                                                                          Hi Candy. Thank you for dining with us and leaving feedback about your recent experience at Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery. We would like to hear a bit more about your visit with us. We’re glad to hear our front of house staff added to your experience, but we’d like to look into the specifics of your visit and so we can pass along this information to our head Chef and look into how these dishes are being prepared.

                                                                                        19. PD

                                                                                          PreggoDoc

                                                                                          Indiana

                                                                                          22 reviews

                                                                                          vip
                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                          22 reviews

                                                                                          Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                          Had a lovely dinner - the stand outs for me were the Arancini, the short rib, and the gnocchi. My husband also loved his pork dish. We love all of Christian’s restaurants - consistently delicious.

                                                                                          Forno Osteria & Bar MontgomeryResponded on May 4, 2022

                                                                                          Hi there! Thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery. We are so glad to hear you love all of Chef Cristian’s restaurants. We welcome you and your husband back anytime, to any our four restaurants!

                                                                                        20. JW

                                                                                          JesseW

                                                                                          Detroit

                                                                                          6 reviews

                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                          6 reviews

                                                                                          Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                          overall4food5service5ambience3

                                                                                          Great food, but quite loud volume level with the combination of loud music and crowded dining area.

                                                                                          Forno Osteria & Bar MontgomeryResponded on May 4, 2022

                                                                                          Hi Jesse! Thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery. Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery is a popular, local, small restaurant and does get busy quickly. We would love to accommodate you at a less busy time, earlier or later. The bar and booths are more reserved while the pizza bar is more fun to watch the action. As you mentioned, it can get noisier in the center of the restaurant so please let us know any accommodations we can make the next time you dine with us.

                                                                                        21. MV

                                                                                          MaryV

                                                                                          Cincinnati

                                                                                          9 reviews

                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                          9 reviews

                                                                                          Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                                          overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                                          Veal was delicious! Great wine selection and yummy cocktails!

                                                                                          Forno Osteria & Bar MontgomeryResponded on May 4, 2022

                                                                                          Hi Mary. Thank you for dining with us and leaving feedback about your recent experience at Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery. Glad to hear you enjoyed our menus and your meal. Can you provide any additional information regarding your visit where we could have improved to make your experience with us better?

                                                                                        22. j

                                                                                          jollymotto

                                                                                          Richmond

                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                          2.0

                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                          Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                                          overall2food5service3ambience1

                                                                                          Food was delicious, but the seating is packed like cattle. Too crowded and as a result way too noisy to enjoy a nice meal.

                                                                                        23. OT

                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                          Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                          Recently had dinner at a high top in the bar. It was early so the restaurant was not crowded. Service was great and the food was excellent. Will definitely return.

                                                                                          Forno Osteria & Bar MontgomeryResponded on May 4, 2022

                                                                                          Hi there! Thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery. We are so glad you had a wonderful evening! You’ll have to try the Pizza Bar next time and make your way around the restaurant.

                                                                                        24. OT

                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                          Cincinnati

                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                          Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                          Our waiter was excellent, my bolognese on the whole wheat pasta was fantastic, the tiramisu was incredibly perfect. Nice atmosphere (Sans loud/whiny child behind us during appetizer - YOU MUST GET THE BURRATA). Price is high, but good quality and quantity. Highly recommend!

                                                                                          Forno Osteria & Bar MontgomeryResponded on May 4, 2022

                                                                                          Hi there! Thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery. Being a small, local restaurant in Montgomery, we have a variety of guests with varying expectations, but we typically have that local family feel you get when you dine at the same restaurant every week, twice a week: everyone knows you and wants to talk to you! It can get loud depending on the time of your visit, so you may want to consider dining later in the evening to avoid children. With that all said, we are so glad you had a great experience with our food and service staff and happy we could be a part of your wonderful evening!

                                                                                        25. S

                                                                                          Swordfish

                                                                                          Berkshire

                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                          Dined on April 27, 2022

                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                          Always a good spot for dinner on a week night. You could have a salad and the minestrone soup and it would be enough. All round great restaurant.

                                                                                          Forno Osteria & Bar MontgomeryResponded on April 28, 2022

                                                                                          Hi there! Thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery. So glad to have you our any night we're open, for soup, salad, or even just focaccia bread and wine!

                                                                                        26. v

                                                                                          victorrt

                                                                                          Cincinnati

                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                          Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                          overall3food4service4ambience3

                                                                                          Came with my two high school age kids. Pizza oven didn’t work. Did not get our Focaccia. Food was good. Ambiance not as good as the Hyde Park location.

                                                                                        27. OT

                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                          Cincinnati

                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                          Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                          Dinner was fantastic! The pizza oven was broken, which was a disappointment, but we still had a great overall experience. Our food was delish as usual!

                                                                                          Forno Osteria & Bar MontgomeryResponded on April 28, 2022

                                                                                          Hi ther ! Thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery. We apologize for the inconvenience with our oven, but we are so glad we could still show you a wonderful evening!

                                                                                        28. F

                                                                                          Foodiegirl

                                                                                          Cincinnati

                                                                                          22 reviews

                                                                                          vip
                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                          22 reviews

                                                                                          Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                          My kids loved it and had a great time

                                                                                          Forno Osteria & Bar MontgomeryResponded on April 25, 2022

                                                                                          Hi there! Thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery. We are so glad we could be a part of your family's great evening! We'd love to have you all back anytime.

                                                                                        29. AB

                                                                                          AmandaB

                                                                                          Cincinnati

                                                                                          7 reviews

                                                                                          vip
                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                          7 reviews

                                                                                          Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                          Always a quality meal!

                                                                                          Forno Osteria & Bar MontgomeryResponded on April 25, 2022

                                                                                          Hi Amanda! Thanks for dining with Forno Osteria+Bar Montgomery and leaving a review. Glad to see you had a fantastic experience.

                                                                                        30. SB

                                                                                          SandyB

                                                                                          Cincinnati

                                                                                          18 reviews

                                                                                          vip
                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                          18 reviews

                                                                                          Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                          Perfect spot in downtown Montgomery. A little gem for Italian and pizza.

                                                                                          Forno Osteria & Bar MontgomeryResponded on April 25, 2022

                                                                                          Hi Sandy! Thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery. We are so glad we could show you a little bit of Italy.

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                                                                                          Datenight

                                                                                          Cincinnati

                                                                                          15 reviews

                                                                                          vip
                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                          15 reviews

                                                                                          Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                          Restaurant was great unfortunately next to a table where the folks had to shout at each other to communicate to them and the rest of the restaurant

                                                                                          Forno Osteria & Bar MontgomeryResponded on April 25, 2022

                                                                                          Hi there. Thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery. Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery is a popular, local, small restaurant and does get busy quickly. With the open concept, our busy times can be noisy. The bar and booths are more reserved while the pizza bar is more fun to watch the action, but again, it can get noisier in the center of the restaurant. Please feel free to request a booth next time for a more intimate date night, keeping in mind we are a smaller restaurant with a local/family atmosphere where date night is usually more casual and can include meeting some neighbors you didn't know yet.

                                                                                        32. OT

                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                          Cincinnati

                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                          Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                          First time visiting, food was wonderful!

                                                                                          Forno Osteria & Bar MontgomeryResponded on April 25, 2022

                                                                                          Hi there! Thank you for telling us about your first experience at Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery. We are so glad we could be a part of your wonderful evening and hope to see you back again soon!

                                                                                        33. JS

                                                                                          JayS

                                                                                          Cincinnati

                                                                                          6 reviews

                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                          6 reviews

                                                                                          Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                          Great Easter brunch! Unique items w some of the classics offered as well.

                                                                                          Forno Osteria & Bar MontgomeryResponded on April 18, 2022

                                                                                          Hi Jay! Thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery for Easter Brunch. We are so glad you chose to spend your holiday with us!

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                                                                                          beyer89

                                                                                          Cincinnati

                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                          Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                          Lovely Easter Brunch! We thoroughly enjoyed it! Highly recommend and would go again in a heartbeat.

                                                                                          Forno Osteria & Bar MontgomeryResponded on April 20, 2022

                                                                                          Hi there! Thank you for telling us about your recent Easter Brunch experience at Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery. We are so glad we could be a part of your wonderful holiday! And since you want to do it again, did you know we're having a Mother's Day Brunch?!

                                                                                        35. AK

                                                                                          AmyK

                                                                                          New England

                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                          Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                          We went to Forno for the Easter brunch and could not have been more pleased with our experience. The food was delicious - lots of options to try. The service and atmosphere was pleasant. We love Forno and always walk away full and happy.

                                                                                          Forno Osteria & Bar MontgomeryResponded on April 20, 2022

                                                                                          Hi there! Thanks for coming to our Easter brunch! Glad to be part of the family, and we are happy to give you a wonderful experience time and time again.

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                                                                                          deedee123

                                                                                          Cincinnati

                                                                                          178 reviews

                                                                                          vip
                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                          178 reviews

                                                                                          Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                          The food as well as the service was absolutely wonderful.

                                                                                          Forno Osteria & Bar MontgomeryResponded on April 20, 2022

                                                                                          Hi there! Thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery. Wonderful to have you again! Happy to keep up the good work.

                                                                                        37. RB

                                                                                          RachelleB

                                                                                          Salt Lake City

                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                          vip
                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                          Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                                                          overall4food5service2ambience4

                                                                                          Service very slow. Food amazing as always

                                                                                          Forno Osteria & Bar MontgomeryResponded on April 18, 2022

                                                                                          Hi Rachelle. Thank you for dining with us and leaving feedback about your recent experience at Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery. We are sorry you experience slow service, this is not typical for us. We hope you come back in the future and if you have any time restraints, please let our staff know as we can help speed things along. Some guests like to enjoy each other company prior to ordering or in between courses, while others come for dinner before an evening show. While we try to ask everyone about time constraints, you are also welcome to let us know your expectations with or without other commitments.

                                                                                        38. R

                                                                                          Raji

                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                          Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                          Great food and service ! Pope’s chocolate salame the best 😍 loved the place !!

                                                                                          Forno Osteria & Bar MontgomeryResponded on April 18, 2022

                                                                                          Hi Raji! Thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery. We are so glad we could be a part of your special celebration and provide you with a wonderful evening! Can't wait to have you back.

                                                                                        39. OT

                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                          Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                          It was the greatest. Everything was fantastic.

                                                                                          Forno Osteria & Bar MontgomeryResponded on April 18, 2022

                                                                                          Hi there! Thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery. We are so glad we could be a part of your fantastic evening out in Montgomery!

                                                                                        40. JL

                                                                                          JLB88

                                                                                          Cincinnati

                                                                                          21 reviews

                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                          21 reviews

                                                                                          Dined on April 12, 2022

                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                          Went there for Bolognese night. It was outstanding. Salad and bread and Bolognese. Tried two different wines by the glass and they were delicious. Service was awesome!

                                                                                          Forno Osteria & Bar MontgomeryResponded on April 15, 2022

                                                                                          So glad you enjoyed our Bolognese special! Thank you for stopping in Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery. Hope to see you again soon.

                                                                                        Safety precautions

                                                                                        • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                                          • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                                          • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                                          • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                                                        • Screening

                                                                                          • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                                                                        FAQs

                                                                                        Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (513) 231-5555.

                                                                                        Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery is rated 4.7 stars by 872 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                                                                        Google Map for Forno Osteria & Bar Montgomery

                                                                                        9415 Montgomery Road Cincinnati, OH 45242

                                                                                        Additional information

                                                                                        • Neighborhood

                                                                                          Montgomery

                                                                                        • Hours of operation

                                                                                          Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

                                                                                        • Cuisines

                                                                                          Italian

                                                                                        • Dining style

                                                                                          Casual Dining

                                                                                        • Dress code

                                                                                          Casual Dress

                                                                                        • Parking details

                                                                                          We have a parking lot behind the restaurant. There is also a large public parking lot across the street from our lot. Street parking is available after 6:00PM. Our entrance is on Montgomery Rd. There is a walkway that to the right of our building that will lead to to Montgomery Rd.

                                                                                        • Payment options

                                                                                          AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                        • Executive chef

                                                                                          Cristian Pietoso

                                                                                        • Additional

                                                                                          Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                        • Phone number

                                                                                          (513) 231-5555

                                                                                        • Private party facilities

                                                                                          Private rooms are not available, however our restaurant is available to be bought out for private events.

                                                                                        • Private party contact

                                                                                          Brian Jordan: (513) 231-5555

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