Before leaving our apartment, we had already targeted a couple of places that could have been interesting such as The Pearl or Hubbard Grille both located on High Street. When we arrived in front of Hubbard, the place was packed, something that I was not really expecting on a Thursday night at 9:30 PM! They told us that we would have to wait 45 minutes before being seated, so we decided to keep walking on High Street and explore other options.
We continued to walk on High Street towards the downtown area of the city (“Short North” got its name because it’s an area of the city just “short” of campus and “north” of downtown”) and decided to stop at Forno Kitchen + Bar. We were welcomed by a great host and she lead us to a nice table on their terrace.
Our overall experience at Forno was really good. It has a good wine selection, great pasta dishes, and according to Nicholas, good pizzas. If you like pasta, I would definitely recommend the Eggplant Parmesan (Linguine, Fontina Cream, San Marzano Sauce, and Mozzarella). It was copious, cheap, and simply delicious!
Another good point about this place is that it is literally in front of Jeni’s Ice Creams. So, you have the option to cross the street and go taste Jeni’s artisanal ice cream. Plus, you can see employees make waffle cones literally right in front of you!
Definitely a great experience!