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Forno opens across from the Hippodrome

Forno opens across from the Hippodrome

Forno Restaurant & Wine Bar has opened on North Eutaw Street, right across the street from the Hippodrome and around the corner from the Everyman Theatre.

"Our concept is focused on local, sustainable and seasonable food items,” said Emina Dukic, who co-owns Forno with her husband, Bryan Noto. 

Forno is having its grand opening on March 15, but the 130-seat restaurant opened for business, as quietly as it could, in late February. 

"We didn’t want to announce ourselves to the world," Dukic said.

There was a reason for the reticence.

Forno's opening happened to coincide with the heavily sold run of "The Book of Mormon"...