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Forno Bistro

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541 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-2208 (VanDam)
518-581-2401
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17:00 - 22:30
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Texas
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211 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

let me just start out by saying I'm from Texas. We were here because of a meeting with about 35 friends. The friends had picked the place to eat. When we got there the menu was already on your place settings. you choose between 2 salads. The appetizers were already picked before we got there. I couldn't eat them because... More 

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1 Thank TexaxGranny
Shelburne, Vermont
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161 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stopped here after finding most of downtown inundated with "Chowder Fest," which made most restaurants rowdy and inaccessible. It was winding down by the tie I wandered up Broadway, and I was just before happy hour, I was in town for a show and desperate for a nice dinner before. Glad I stayed and ate here! I was so... More 

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Thank Mike R
DZmanagement, Front Office Manager at Forno Bistro, responded to this review

Mike Thank you so much for your amazing review! So glad that one of our servers was able to "talk you off the ledge" and we were able to give you the dining experience we work so hard to provide for each and every guest. Chowderfest can try the fortitude of even the most experienced local. We look forward to... More 

Saratoga Springs, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always a good meal. Wonderful atmosphere and very courteous, helpful staff. Sign up for their frequent diners club for great deals, including last minute specials on bad weather nights (lots of these during our northern winters!,)

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1 Thank trotsciti
DZmanagement, Manager at Forno Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your amazing review! So glad that we are able to continue 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 – Bill (Keep an eye out for more of those last minute weather specials, too!) More 

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87 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is wonderful and our waitress top notch. She had great recommendations and picked up on one of the girls mentioning my bday - so they came out singing and brought me a delicious tiramisu. Very busy on a weekend night - so reservations recommended.

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Thank kerrih44@aol.com
DZmanagement, General Manager at Forno Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your amazing review! So glad that we are able to celebrate your birthday with you. Tanti Auguri a te :) We look forward to having you dine with us again. Ciao! More 

Vermont
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Went to Fornos over the summer2016 and it was so good! , so was looking for a special night out after the holidays,, because it is a little price, but for a special occasion it's worth it, our reservation was for 5:00pm. The hoastes made us stand in a very tight doorway because we came at 4:56 until 5:05 ,... More 

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Thank TeeVermont
DZmanagement, Manager at Forno Bistro, responded to this review

I am very sorry to read your review of your recent visit to Forno Bistro especially in light of how far you drove to visit us and how good your previous visit to Forno’s was. 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... More 

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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We went there for dinner last night with a couple of friends. The food was amazing very good. We got the calamari as an appetizer and it was cooked perfectly. I got some chicken dish with sun-dried tomatoes and pink sauce over pasta chicken was moist cooked perfectly the pink sauce was wonderful I don't know if it was vodka... More 

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1 Thank Richard R
Saratoga Springs, New York
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Had a great Italian dinner here with wonderful food family and friends. The food was excellent, service was great and the atmosphere beautiful. Fun place for family dinner, very classy and prices appropriate! Keep up the good work and thank you!

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Thank fltchicky67
DZmanagement, Manager at Forno Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your amazing 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. Ciao! More 

Warrensburg, United States
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Every year we visit Saratoga Springs over the Holiday. We like to try different places, and this year found Forna Bistro. What a find! We were seated in a narrow area, quiet and almost private. The food was fantastic - lamb for me, duck for hubby. Both loved our serving. House wine was good, waiter was fantastic, and plan on... More 

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Thank Sandra P
DZmanagement, Manager at Forno Bistro, responded to this review

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. More 

upstate NY
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306 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 266 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

Another meal at Forno Bistro hit the spot. Drinks were good. Individual pizza and two apps were dinner for two. Service was good and friendly.

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Thank abarasol
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

We visit Saratoga on business once a year and we always make it a point to eat @ Forno Bistro. Excellent food and service. Tight seating at bar but if you can get a spot you will experience wonderful mixologists. Particularly enjoy the individual pizzas.

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Thank Dominic747
DZmanagement, Manager at Forno Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your amazing review! So glad that we are able to continue 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 – Bill More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?