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Forno's of Spain Restaurant

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Neighborhood: North Ironbound
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Forno's of Spain Restaurant
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47 Ferry St, Newark, NJ 07105-1443
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47 Ferry St, Newark, NJ 07105-1443 (Union Street)
We are located a two blocks away from Newark Penn Station and New Jersey Transit, which is walking distance.
973-589-4767
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11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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  • 128
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Wonderful experience

What a great meal for a first timer at this restaurant. Had a wonderful meal here in early December on a Monday night. really enjoyed the shrimp appetizer and the paella. More than enough to share for two people. Would go back for dinner when again in Newark. On the pricey side but worth it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 16, 2014
nickelman4243
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Philadelphia
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Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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231 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Philadelphia
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

What a great meal for a first timer at this restaurant. Had a wonderful meal here in early December on a Monday night. really enjoyed the shrimp appetizer and the paella. More than enough to share for two people. Would go back for dinner when again in Newark. On the pricey side but worth it.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

My husband and I went to a private party at this restaurant tonight and we were blown away! Not only was the food delicious, each person's serving was enough for three. Everyone in the party had to take a doggy bag home with them. And the restaurant was prepared for that. The staff was extremely helpful to everyone and attentive.... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We were here Thanksgiving week end with friends who return regularly. Since it was my first experience I looked forward to the experience hearing them rave about it. I was NOT disappointed. The service was wonderful, the bread they serve as a courtesy was delicious and before we knew it a HUGE salad we hadn't ordered arrived for the four... More 

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New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

For the past 7 years I've been a regular diner at Forno's. Each time I have not been disappointed. The food, service, portions, and value are excellent. They start you with a very nice and large salad with fresh greens, tomatoes, onions, and hearts of palm. As soon as that is served (and it is at no charge) they bring... More 

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East Orange, New Jersey
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52 reviews 52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

My Manager and I had lunch at Forno's of Spain in July. Delicous.Pat ordered the steak and lobster it was good and cooked to her liking. I ordered the seafood piai delicous. We had calamari and clams for starters. Pitcher of Sangria and cheese cake for dessert.

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Brisbane, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Had dinner there with friends, the waiters were extremely helpful with the menu, and were constantly around to check on how the food was etc. Bread with olive oil was served prior to us ordering, I had fish and my friends both had paella. The meals were a good size and were enjoyed by all. Couldn't fit in desert. Highly... More 

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New York City, New York
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101 reviews 101 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Solid food and great service brought me back to this Ironbound gem, very happy with my experience and the parking is an added bonus

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Newfoundland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

My family and I were going to a event in Newark and needed a good central place to meet and eat. I've been here many times over the last 25-30 years and while it has not been spectacular it has been dependable. Plus, they have parking. My clan met here when they opened at noon on Sunday and were seated... More 

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Chicago
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46 reviews 46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Newark's Ironbound neighborhood has many Spanish and Portuguese restaurants, and this is one of the best. Excellent wine list, wonderful entrees, and very good service. They start you with a complimentary salad that could feed an army. Try the Paella or other seafood dishes. Tons of great fish and nicely spiced. Rely on the waiters to recommend a great Spanish... More 

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Southern New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This is my favorite restaurant anywhere. Those unfamiliar with the local area are surprised to find such a gem near Newark. They serve incredible, authentic Portuguese and Spanish dishes, in a nice but comfortable white table cloth environment with murals decorating the walls. I'm not kidding when I say that I've had clients take doggy bags on planes from after... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 47 Ferry St, Newark, NJ 07105-1443
    (Union Street)
  • Public Transportation: We are located a two blocks away from Newark Penn Station and New Jersey Transit, which is walking distance.
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Newark>  > North Ironbound
  • Neighborhood: North Ironbound
  • Phone Number: 973-589-4767

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 100
  • Cuisine: Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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