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Forno Bistro
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Price range: US$30 - US$30
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, 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.
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Forno offers consistency of well-prepared offerings and attentive service. We can usually count on cobbling together a decent lunch the day after a dinner here from their generous portions. Love eating on their al fresco porch when weather permits.

Thank Callisto S
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DZmanagement, General Manager at Forno Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2018

Thank you Callisto for your feedback. We look forward to having you dine with us again.

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Reviewed 10 December 2017

It was Restaurant Week in Saratoga Springs, and we four friends decided to take a chance on Forno Bistro. Restaurant Week occurs twice a year. It grows more popular every year. Restaurants offer lunch and dinners at a fixed price It is a good way to try new places. Parking is at a premium anytime in Saratoga, and was no exception on this rainy night. After 15 minutes of driving around, we parked 3 blocks away from the restaurant. Even though they were extremely busy the hostess seated us immediately. Thank Goodness for reservations! We had come for the $20 dinner, which was priced at
$21. The extra dollar went to Toys for Saratoga, a local Christmas charity. We had no problem with that.
When we looked at the main menu, we decided to order from that, as many of the offerings were less than $20. Our drinks were brought promptly to our table. One friend ordered a salad with 4 plates and it served us all well, even with seconds for some. One of us ordered off the menu, linguini with garlic and shrimp. I was impressed that in spite of the crowd, our waitress was pleased to accommodate. Linguini with clams was also ordered. Both of those dishes were pronounced "Good". Two of us opted for Eggplant Parmesan. I have had it much better. There was no side salad served.
We will go back to Forno Bistro when the weather is nice enough for us to relax on their spacious patio. That is, of course, if we can find a parking place.

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Thank Kathy T
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Came here once before several years ago. Food was good but rather overpriced. Had the canzone but wished there was a menu item for a half canzone and a salad.

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Reviewed 6 November 2017

Excellent food and service.
It was our 7th time to saratoga and our first time eating at forno bistro. We will be back again.

Thank AnnetteandJack
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DZmanagement, Public Relations Manager at Forno Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

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

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Reviewed 31 October 2017

It was a warm spot but the service was ifffy at best. Waited almost 5 minutes for drink order to be taken. Many empty tables but was told we had to sit at high top. Salad was great (Caeser). I had a pasta dish with Short ribs - I was not impressed. Probably won't go back.

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Thank bwwages
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