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Forno's of Spain Restaurant

47 Ferry St, Newark, NJ 07105-1443 (North Ironbound)
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Ranked #2 of 453 restaurants in Newark
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $100
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: North Ironbound
Cross street: Union Street
Transit: We are located a two blocks away from Newark Penn Station and New Jersey Transit, which is walking distance.
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79% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Cincinnati, Ohio
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129 reviews 129 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

We went here to celebrate mothers 87 th birthday with two other 80 year old parents. Reservations accepted, off street partaking, courteous staff, good food. The salad is 'free' but don't kid yourself the entree prices are high and make up for it. Cheapest meal at out table was $20,, most expensive was $32. All the food good, but none... More

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

I visited this restaurant twice. Once for lunch and once for dinner. They provide complementary bread, a salad, and a serving of olives all for the table to share. Be careful not to order too much food as servings can be large and everything else is already included. The location can be misleading when seen from the street. Drive around... More

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Windsor, New Jersey
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105 reviews 105 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

when we want a gr8 meal in the ironbound section of Newark, we go to fornos because we never tire of it. I especially like the yellow rice, paella, fish, chicken dishes. you name it, we've had it and like it. it has been decades since we started going to fornos and they have consistently been serving delicious food.

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

My brother took me my wife and my Mother along with his family to this Restaurant. We had wine, Sangria, more wine and Sangria. He and his wife are regulars here so they know him! And treated as such with great service, hugs, slaps on the back and great food. I think we had 6 waiters. I had the pecan... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Yes, in the Ironbound neighborhood, you will find some wonderful and authentic Spanish and Portuguese food. I always visit Forno's -- it's close to Newark Penn Station, and just 15 minutes from New York Penn, so it's an easy trip from Manhattan. Start with the huge house salad, then try a wonderful Paella. I had the one with lobster, scallops,... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

My absolute favorite Newark restaurant. I have been with one and with 20 and the food and service is simply excellent. The pricing is excellent too.

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Livingston, New Jersey
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

You will want for nothing at Forno's. As soon as you're seated, you will have water poured for you. They will bring you yummy bread. Then, a large platter of salad topped with coarse salt. Share with the table and have a great experience. Yes, the food is a bit pricier than many other places (with entrees starting at about... More

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New Jersey
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

When ever my wife and I return on a flight into Newark Airport we always stop here. The service is second to none. It's not cheap but you get large portions and lots of extras, fresh salad, olives, rice, etc. Our favorite dish is the boiled octopus with sea salt, paprika and the house potato chips (fried sliced potatoes). We... More

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Forno's is a very popular restaurant that is always crowded so definitely make a reservation unless you are planning to arrive after 10:00 pm when you will not need one. I used to come here often with my family and the food was always excellent. I haven't been here in about 12 years but decided to have dinner here with... More

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Red Bank, New Jersey
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50 reviews 50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

First there is ample parking on premise, which is a big deal in this "down neck" of Newark NJ. It is a large place with a long bar. In a previous visit I ate at the bar and it was a delightful experience. This visit we were six people on a Friday night. The menu is long and the waiter... More

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