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Forno Bistro

4.5
1862 reviews
$30 and under
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1862 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
ambience
4.4
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Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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briang
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The only negative was the greeter who neither greeted us nor said thank you and goodbye. Our waiter and roving table helper were off the charts nice.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome meal tonight from start finish . Service was stellar !!!

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LindaM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don’t order octopus very often-mine was truly outstanding-perfectly cooked! The edamame/corn “salad “ was equally as good! Highly recommend!

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StephG
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food2service3ambience1

Extremely loud. Too loud allowed to carry on a conversation at our table for two. Tables were tiny atmosphere was for much younger crowd. Quite rowdy near the bar where we were seated. I’ve had this happen here in the past will be crossing this one off our list.

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AmyH
New England
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Was great as always a little loud but good and service were impeccable

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joycep
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come yearly and it is always good.
This year exceptionally great
Jess was our server and she did a wonderful job along with all our apps meals and wine selection by Jess was perfect
Cannot wait to go back!
When in Saratoga you must dine here

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MeatMan
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Tiffany was outstanding, very friendly and engaging and helpful. The food was TDF. I will definitely be back.

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vipJosephE
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner with friends. Our server, Jessica, we haven't seen since pre-Covid and she was great as always.

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GlennG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

All four of us gave it a thumbs up. Calamari was a little tough. We go at least once each meet.thank you Stephen and our busboy for serving us well.

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PhilipM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places in Saratoga and a definite must visit!

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media
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was great and the service and food spectacular!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and ambiance were excellent. It was very crowded so a little loud but other than that, was able to hear my friend. I will be going again soon.

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salg
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food and service always excellent. Table was ready on time.

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ThomasM
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

For the price, both the service and the food were marginal at best.

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SamM
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience4

The food and wine were excellent and so was the service. However, it was so noisy it was difficult to have a conversation.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

7/24 Entree with the clams was very bland and not tasty at all. The vegetarian dish was not very good either. Service mediocre, each entree was brought out at a different time, one being served by the busboy. Water was frequently empty. Waited
From the dessert for quite a while while the waiter
Was prepping for the next day. Reservation was at 9:15 so maybe that was part of the problem. Restaurant lights kept flashing. Been there many times before, first time disappointed

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vipRandyW
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m a foodie and like very good quality food. This place blows the doors off of any Italian restaurant in Boston or NY city. If you want to enjoy great food and atmosphere then this is the place!!

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Gina
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Two little problems...We checked in on time for our reservation and were told we would have to wait, which is OK except another couple came in behind us without a reservation and were seated right away. Second, the waitress came over twice after we got our entrees and asked if we were done (we weren't) which made us feel like we were being rushed out of there. I understand that she was in training. Neither was a deal-breaker and we will still go back.

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Susi
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is nice place to go to for good food and to get a feel for the local people or to meet tourists .

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ChrisD
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great service. Perfect summer evening dinner experience.

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SandyB
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a must visit restaurant when we are in Saratoga. And we love to sit outside under the covered front porch. The staff are all friendly and professional. And the food was wonderful.

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vipcritique
Chicago
66 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

loved dining outside; however our food came out luke warm/ cold. Didn’t send back bc I was so hungry. It was very tasty however.

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vipdeannaman
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful space with a lot of outdoor tables and well prepared Italian fare. Good cocktail menu.

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Uhrichtt
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christopher was great. Helped convince my girlfriend into the Lasagna which she loved.

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amali
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Very noisy but dining room was partionef off nicely. Food just fair for us.

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SusanL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Upscale Italian restaurant- seated by an unfriendly hostess who did not explain ordering process with QR code- waited a long time for any service. Bread arrived 15 minutes later. Waited 15 minutes more to order/ poor organization. Had to keep waving waiter over. Food was adequate - food served in casserole dishes was very sloppy and not what we expected. Salad was served in large bowl- house dressing had no flavor and skimpy( no house Italian available) we had lemon vinaigrette. The restaurant had beautiful ambiance, but tables squeezed together so tight people had to get out of their chairs to let multiple people get through. This place could be a real gem with a few small important changes !

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LaurelC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

You access the menus on your phones. That was a little awkward for our group. It was pretty noisy and crowded. But the food is delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

“Best meal of my life” was the common theme when dining here. Thank you very much! THE restaurant in Saratoga to go to

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AnnaS
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service, food, and cocktail menu with a fun atmosphere

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Hararl
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It didn't disappoint -- again! Really enjoyed Saratoga and our delicious meal!!

JB
JenB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You will not regret a trip to Forno Bistro! We made reservations and showed up exactly on time and were immediately seated. Our waiter was amazing & helped with pairings and suggestions. The food was tremendous! We will be going again on our next trip to Saratoga Springs!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We sat outside along the carpet store and it was very nice for conversation. Much more quiet then the actual restaurant. If you want good food this is it. If you want really good food, not so much

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vipSteveP
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This is a mixed review. When we arrived, we were seated inside and the noise level was unbearable. We were given a table against a wall that had a hanging picture protruding over about 20% of the table. We were reseated outside. The service was very good and the food was excellent. But, after finishing and waiting for over 20 minutes to pay with our server not to be found, I had to flag down the maitre d' for service. It's early in the season and given past experience, I expect them to get the bugs worked out, but definitely specify indoor or outdoor dining.

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vipDarrenP
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first time dining here. It was a great experience, mostly due to the well prepared and delicious food (we shared a fungi and salsiccia pizza and the Pollo Panato), and the kind and thoughtful service from our waitress Tiffany. She was attentive, friendly, and efficient. We were celebrating our anniversary and she gave us complimentary glasses of Prosecco. The restaurant was bustling with a full house, yet we felt that we were seated in an area that allowed for space and conversation (thanks to the manager (?) who helped secure us an indoor table with adequate distance from other parties). We hope to be back here again soon.

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NicoleB
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant with excellent bartenders. Knowledgeable and friendly. Waitress was very competent. My husband loved his meal (salmon). I tried the special but was disappointed. Brisket on a bed of rigatoni with mozzarella etc. Sounded good but really didn't work. They have a parking lot which is gold in this area.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was excellent. Waiter was ok. Owner excellent. Much improved over 2 years ago

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!!!

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Tina
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Accommodated us politely when we arrived early. Friendly service added to the enjoyment of great food. Scenery so pleasant too. Wished we lived in the area so we could enjoy it again often.

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ChrisD
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food. Highly recommend Forno.

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vipPeggyS
Washington DC
72 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice food, atmosphere, wine and our server, Ryan was great. Very accommodating.

FAQs

Forno Bistro offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (518) 581-2401.

Forno Bistro is rated 4.5 stars by 1862 OpenTable diners.

Forno Bistro does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://dzrestaurants.com/gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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