Forno Bistro

4.6
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1580 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Anchoring Saratoga's vibrant downtown Forno Bistro is a family-owned bistro that offers a variety of rustic, Tuscan-style food rooted in tradition. Our chef's use only the freshest seasonal ingredients to prepare dishes with respect to their flavors, appearance and aroma. The menu is sophisticated but approachable, expressing the sense of hearth and home that defines the Tuscan style of life. Forno Bistro's rustic, Tuscan-style food is hearty and unpretentious with sophisticated flavors rooted in tradition and always open to new interpretations and adaptations. Many of our dishes are greatly influenced by the use of the wood-fired oven: homemade pizzas, sautéed calamari, and wood-fired towers of vegetables. The oven is always the inspiration.
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DanielleC
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dim lit, Rustic italian restaurant, I LOVED it. My best friend and I went and had amazing meals. She had the eggplant parm which is a restaurant favorite an I had penne with scallops mushrooms in a brandi cream sauce that was out of this world - AN AMAZING SPECIAL! I look forward to going back again!

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GinaG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I have been to Forno Bistro many times and they never disappoint! One of the best places in Saratoga! Consistently delicious, nice atmosphere and great happy hour!

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DavidP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great find in Saratoga, Nice people, great food, outstanding service. Great ambiance We'll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food was excellent and the service was amazing. One of our favorite places to eat!

CD
vipChrisD
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, perfect service. I highly recommend Forno Bistro.

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vipPacojoe7
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They accommodated my wife’s special request for no meat in a dish for Lent, was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our server was fantastic and our food was good!

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DUNN3RS
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife and I went for our anniversary. Made reservations and was seated immediately. Our waiter, Nelson was great. Very polite and attentive. Resturant has a very rustic, comfortable feel. Great selection of beer and wine. Food was delicious and fairly priced for the amount you receive. We were given a free desert due to the fact of a longer wait for our meals. The wait for our meals was no longer than a typical wait at a busy resturant so we were pleasantly surprised and gracious for their gesture. Overall, it was one of the best experiences my wife and I have had at any resturant. They went out of their way to make our anniversary more special. I highly recommend Forno Bistro to anyone looking for a special or casual dinning experience. We will be back for many more years to come.

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daretodine
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The decor and service were great. Definitely lively, I went on a Saturday night and the noise level very high. If you are looking for a more intimate experience, not recommending. The service was outstanding, when asked for a table further from the bar area, and less tight, they were quick to move us. For the pasta prices ($26-$30), I would have expected fresh, homemade pasta.

On the other hand, a very nice wine menu and adequate prices.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our wait staff is always amazing. They go above and beyond to accommodate your needs.

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Saratoga1
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a very enjoyable dining experience. Great and friendly service.

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shauns
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family get to gathering terrific

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GGGG
8 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

When making a reservation, be sure to state whether you would want a regular or high top table.

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JimN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, and good company.

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AngelaD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing pizza and great service, even though it was insanely busy (Valentine’s Day). Overall had a really great time!

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andrewg
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was average the service was very good

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DorothyC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

If you are looking for a fast meal (in and out in an hour) this is the place provided you have reservations. Very noisy and tables crowded together. White pizza was very good and the house red was good. I prefer eating with less noise so that I can talk to the person I am eating with.

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JeffT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience as always. Met friends for overdue get together. Ordered the steak special which was more than I expected. Thick. Juicy and charred the way it should be. It Was amazing and others at table ordered the salmon and had no complaints. Love this place. !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girlfriends birthday, wonderful experience, food and wait staff. Worth every penny

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cchimento527
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food & service.

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Huskywoman
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love Forno! Make it a point to have drinks and/or dine there everytime in Saratoga!

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ThomasL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sons birthday

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AndyG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

we had a reservation at 5:30 for 2.we were seated in a virtually empty restaurant next to a boisterous party of 6. our waiter was wonderful. my wife's dish came out cold and had to be returned. the meals were excellent.

JT
JeffT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good. We expect that now every time.

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MichaelI
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We were a bit surprised to find the restaurant quite busy on a wintry Tuesday evening. Service was ok but not exceptional - - as examples, refills of water were not frequent and a request for bread had to be repeated. When a hostess greets us at the door upon arrival, we would like to see a smile on that person's face, which was not the case here. The food was excellent. We shared an octopus appetizer and it was delicious. A special pasta dish with scallops was delicious as well, and the seafood pasta dish was very good. We will return.

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vipEllenB
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We totally enjoyed the Tagliatelle con Ragu and the Pollo Panato. Very generous portions. Our server was great! Nice cozy atmosphere on a snowy night.

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JenniferK
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful, cozy atmosphere. The food was absolutely perfect and the service impeccable. Would definitely recommend!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, as was the service.

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FoodieForever
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Steve was attentive and accommodating. Tried Caesar salad with white anchovies, sausage and mushroom pizza, tagliatelle with brisket, and zupa de mare. Even the broccolini was perfect! Authentic dessert options, all yummy.
Pasta perfectly cooked..al dente.
Felt like we were back in Aunt Rosie's kitchen! But the cocktails were better! We'll be back.

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lulu
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious. Our reservation time was honored. We asked for a different table and they were able to honor our request

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Very loud food was ok but expected more flavor and the special was over priced

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LiaD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I had dinner there this evening and it was excellent. I had the NY strip special for the evening. It was cooked perfectly. Our waiter was attentive and courteous. He gave us a generous order of cannoli’s for dessert. Hi highly recommend dining here!

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EdwardLNorton
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

After a few attempts to eat here, we finally found an occasion to go tonight. They accommodated a table change request very well. Odd heatwave today and that translated into the restaurant as it was very warm inside even at our window table.

Service was excellent, no question at all. Well staffed and professional.

Our meals were adequate which was surprising given this restaurant’s reputation. Limited dessert menu.

One of my gauges of a restaurant is the coffee service. Coffee was good but served with plastic coffee stirrers vs a real spoon?

After tonight we’ll stick to DZ’s real gem Chianti, our long-time favorite in Saratoga Springs.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food are top notch. One of our favorite spots in Saratoga!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal

KS
KimS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience & service 4 a busy NYE night..can't go wrong w the nightly specials..the bartending staff is always attentive & friendly! Luv it here!

MD
vipMarilynnD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I felt like I waited a long time for a bottle of wine my husband and I were going to share while the others in my party had their drinks it must of been at least 20 to 25 min wait with no drink

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting menu with good variety.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Waiter was phenomenal. Place was pretty. Food was good. Chicken dish way too salty but overall a very nice experience

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ChristineW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Charming and authentic! Food was delicious Seating somewhat cramped which is the only area of improvement.

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