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“Beautiful Restaurant, Okay Food”
Review of Forno Bistro

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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: VanDam
Description: 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, sauteed calamari, and wood-fired towers of vegetables. The oven is always the inspiration.
Bangor ME
Level 6 Contributor
516 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
“Beautiful Restaurant, Okay Food”
Reviewed July 31, 2013

Eating dinner on the porch at Forno on a summer night is a wonderful experience. The decor is beautiful, the staff is most attentive, the tables just far enough for privacy. The bruschetta was fun, the rigatoni and the mixed seafood entrees were unexceptional.

  • Visited July 2013
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ENFIELD ct
1 review
“Not my first choice”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

Booked our reservation online and ended up waiting 45 minutes before we got a table. Then waited another 45 minutes for our dinner, which might have been acceptable except we seemed to have disappeared from our waiter's view. he never acknowledged us until our orders appeared. And then, at best, the quality of the food was only mediocre. Hate to spend money on this kind of experience.

  • Visited July 2013
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Cohoes, New York
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
“A night on the deck!”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

We made reservations and were running 10 minutes late, graciously we were thanked for the call. Our table was ready on our arrival on the out door deck. We had a wonderful meal which included the veal chop grilled , seasoned and cooked to perfection with seasonal vegetable and oven roasted potato, all I can say is amazing. Also we had an order of the pasta special which is always a joy. A nice bottle of wine rounded off our meal. The service was excellent and prompt.

  • Visited July 2013
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Reading, Massachusetts
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Be prepared to wait!”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

All I can say is even if you make a reservation don't expect to sit at that time. They are also extremely slow with the sevice when you do finally sit!

Visited July 2013
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Litchfield, Connecticut
Level 6 Contributor
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Opening weekend @ Saratoga Race Course”
Reviewed July 23, 2013

We had 8:00 reservations for dinner. Traffic was a little tight with the town celabration of 150 years old in progress.A Great waitress welcomed us to relax and enjoy. Great evening enjoyed with friends .

Visited July 2013
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Thank Chris H
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