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Forno Bistro

541 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-2208
518-581-2401
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Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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CUISINES
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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LOCATION
541 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-2208
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1 - 10 of 385 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a party of 12. Our server did an amazing job of handling drink, appetizer and entree orders and even a birthday dessert for the table. However, the food was poor to mediocre. Two in the party ordered ahi tuna, rare. it came out...More

Thank Joanne G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to this restaurant the first night when the owner was there and everybody was very attentive. We were told however we couldn't be guaranteed patio seating even with a reservation. But they were very nice and gave us the last table outside. When...More

Thank Silvia F
DZmanagement, Guest Relations Manager at Forno Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for you review, guest feedback is an integral tool in providing the level of service that DZ Restaurants strives to achieve. From the sounds of your review though, it does not sound like you were provided that experience and for that...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

On the edge of town but close enough to walk, the restaurant offers indoor/outdoor dining in a very comfortable space. The food was excellent and the wait staff as delicious as the food.

Thank msnanalou
DZmanagement, Guest Relations Manager at Forno Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for your review. We look forward to having you dine with us again in the future.

Reviewed 1 week ago

My family of five ate here with no reservation. Prices were reasonable, wait staff were friendly and atmosphere was good. Most important, everything we ordered (from pizza to lamb chops) was good. Even my wife liked the food (which is rare). The down sides: Olive...More

Thank Charles L
DZmanagement, Guest Relations Manager at Forno Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for your review. I am sorry to hear that something was spilled on you tainting an otherwise pleasurable experience. Did you mention this to a manager by any chance. I would like to do something to address that situation if you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Forno’s Bistro has very nice, friendly service and honors its reservations, seating us immediately although there was a line waiting for tables. However, the quality of the food is spotty. The calamari is tasteless but is not greasy. The Caesar salad had one small anchovy,...More

Thank Debbie S
DZmanagement, Guest Relations Manager at Forno Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for your review of Forno Bistro, our guests feedback is our most important tool in making sure each and every person that walks through our doors receives the level of service that we strive to achieve. We apologize about the inconsistencies with...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was good; the service bordered on terrible. The service started out great but virtually disappeared after dinner was served. Waiting for some kind of attention proved fruitless. I had to ask the busboy to clear our finished plates. I waited way too long...More

Thank StephenNYC
DZmanagement, Guest Relations Manager at Forno Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I am very sorry to read your review of your recent visit to Forno. I am disappointed that a guest left one of our restaurants feeling that they did not receive the dining experience that all of the DZ Restaurants have been built on. Is...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great place to eat! from the service to the ambience to the food, an excellent choice! The pizza was the best I've ever had with a wonderful tomato sauce. My husband had frutti d'mare. He said it was also delicious. Don't miss...More

Thank Elizabeth W
DZmanagement, Guest Relations Manager at Forno Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review. I am very happy to hear that we were able to provide you with the dining experience we work so hard to achieve for each and every guest. We look forward to having you dine with us again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of my sons favorite dinner spots. He especially loves going in the warmer weather so we can sit outside. The menu is awesome, everything we have ordered is delicious.

Thank Sonja C
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a nice meal on their patio. Nice special salad (pear / goat cheese) followed by seafood pasta. Service good. Touch on the pricey side though.

Thank Baxie
DZmanagement, Guest Relations Manager at Forno Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review. We are happy to hear we have been delivering the dining experience that we strive to achieve each and every time. We look forward to having you dine with us again in the future.

Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

We opted for the stylish interior for our early dinner which was partially full of regulars enjoying Forno's early bird specials. Their large al fresco seating continued to fill during our meal. A very serviceable wine list was presented by Justinn who was attentive to...More

Thank kramille
DZmanagement, Guest Relations Manager at Forno Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

Thank you so much for your review! So glad that we are able to give you the dining experience we work so hard to provide for each and every guest. We look forward to having you dine with us again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
17:00 - 22:30
Saturday
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 541 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-2208
    (VanDam)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Saratoga Springs
  • Phone Number: 518-581-2401
  • E-mail
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.
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