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“Finally got to try this place”

Forno Pizzeria & Grille
Ranked #5 of 52 Restaurants in Maple Shade
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Description: At Forno Pizzeria & Grille, we are committed to providing our guests with a family friendly atmosphere, good value, delicious homemade dishes using the freshest ingredients, and a great service experience that will make you come back again and again. We also believe in service to our community, and that's why we make strong efforts to support our local schools, sport teams, autism chapters, breast cancer awareness and many more through donations and our Food for Funds fundraising program.
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Description: At Forno Pizzeria & Grille, we are committed to providing our guests with a family friendly atmosphere, good value, delicious homemade dishes using the freshest ingredients, and a great service experience that will make you come back again and again. We also believe in service to our community, and that's why we make strong efforts to support our local schools, sport teams, autism chapters, breast cancer awareness and many more through donations and our Food for Funds fundraising program.
Reviewed May 14, 2012

I've passed by Forno's about a thousand times but never before stopped in. It seems I'm always passing by while on my way somewhere else. Today I accompanied a friend on a visit to his lawyer. The lawyer's office is right around the corner from Forno's. Turned out that all three of us had skipped breakfast, so by lunch time we were all famished. We decided on a quick pizza lunch, and Forno's was closest.

One of the things you notice passing by is the unusual architecture. I'm sure this building used to be something else ... but what? The front is all windows and patio doors opening on to a front dining patio, but we didn't use it because it looked like it was about to rain.

Walking in from the rear parking lot you first pass a display case full of specialty pizzas. They all looked delicious. But we needed to eat something NOW ... even before the pizza was baked. There on the counter was a stack of warm, round, flat bread loaves. Give us one of those too, with some olive oil and some butter.

Next you pay for your order. Next stop off at the beverage counter, pour your own, and bring it to your table. A server will bring your food order.

We had the Forno Special white pizza with garlic, broccoli, peppers, spinach, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, parmesan and mozzarella. Just right, looked beautiful, and an 18 inch large was just the right size for three hungry guys.

Oh, and ... unusual for south Jersey pizza shops ... they also have a liquor license, so you can get beer or wine. We didn't.

One reviewer wrote "best brick oven pizza in Camden County." Nope ... wrong on two counts. On the way out I too noticed the wood-fired brick oven, but the owner said they don't use it any more. Too bad. And second, although Forno's is right on the Cherry Hill-Maple Shade line, its on the Maple Shade side of that line, putting it in Burlington County.

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Reviewed September 15, 2011

Nice pizza joint that also has great salads, sandwiches and dinners. Mondays are eat in 1/2 price slices.

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Reviewed November 9, 2010

You order at the counter and they bring the food to your table. You serve your own drink from the dispenser and you help yourself to bread. At lunch I had "Mediterranean pasta with chicken" The pasta tasted home-made. It came with a salad. Both dishes were large portions. The rest of our group of twelve enjoyed the pizza, cheese steaks, etc. The prices were very reasonable.

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Reviewed November 1, 2010

Forno Pizzeria & Grille is, as it's name suggests, a brick oven pizzeria. Though it's unassuming from it's exterior and location, you will smell and sense something special the minute you walk in the door, and though the pizza is perfect and affordable, it is so much more than a great pizzeria. What I really love about the atmosphere is that you order whatever you want at the counter - every kind of authentic Italian pizza, pasta, salad, and soups - and then you pay and seat yourself in the dining room. Though this doesn't sound very upscale, the welcoming order line with friendly staff, elegant display cases of fresh Italian salads, olives and gelato, and the cozy dining room are so instantly appealing that you forget you're not at a more formal Italian restaurant. While you wait for your pizza or pasta, you can help yourself to the soda fountain with free refills and complimentary fresh-baked Italian breads with dipping oil. Hands-down, Forno has one of the most appealing casual atmospheres of any pizzeria I have ever been to, but it's the most perfect New York-style brick oven pizza in Camden County, NJ that keeps us coming back again and agin.

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Reviewed November 21, 2009

The Pizzza is thin crust and the paltter specials are made to order and either come with soup or sald. Kinda of self service order and then sit sown and eat. They have abeer and wine license. Had the Gypsy pasta which was very tasty.

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