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Forno's of Spain Restaurant

47 Ferry St, Newark, NJ 07105-1443
+1 973-589-4767
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“salad” (128 reviews)
“bread” (96 reviews)
“paella” (100 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. Hours
Seafood, European, Spanish, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
47 Ferry St, Newark, NJ 07105-1443
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ran across Forno's by chance before a concert at the Prudential Center. Great food and atmosphere. My wife had the filet and I had the Paella Vallencia. Both were delicious! Afterwards when leaving they asked if we wanted to take the shuttle. We said, 'what...More

Thank Pioneer812851
Andres R, Owner at Forno's of Spain Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

I'm glad you enjoyed your meal here before the show. Also, it's great you now know about the shuttle service. I'm excited to hear you'll be joining us again -- looking forward to it! Thank you, Andres, Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago

While we haven't visited the Ironbound section in a quite a while, we have eaten at several restaurants here over the years. Our party of four absolutely loved our visit to Forno's. The extensive menu gave us plenty to select from and we were amazed...More

Thank navyfrank
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant believes in quantity over quality. The portions are large, but the food is mediocre. The garlic shrimp was full of raw garlic. Inedible. This restaurant shouldn't take reservations, because they don't honor it anyway. My group had to wait 50 minutes despite having...More

Thank CaptainDanny
Andres R, Owner at Forno's of Spain Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

I apologize for the unusually long wait -- that certainly isn't our usual standard of service. As for your garlic shrimp, I wish you let us know you were less than satisfied so that we could be aware at the time. That said, I appreciate...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Recommended by hotel staff -- not a disappointment. Hotel staff stressed their emphasis on seafood. Linen tablecloths were a nice touch, immediately served a salad, side tray of olives and garlic bread before we ordered - again, a nice touch. We both ordered a seafood...More

Thank Robert M
Andres R, Owner at Forno's of Spain Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Robert, I'm so glad you enjoyed our seafood during your stay in the area -- thanks for taking the time to share your experience. Hope you make it back our way again someday soon. Thanks again, Andres, Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the portions here are large....the food is very tasty and presented in a way that makes your mouth salivate ...sharing our individual orders allowed each to learn of future order selection..great service

Thank jhatwo
Andres R, Owner at Forno's of Spain Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I'm so glad you enjoyed our Spanish cuisine and attentive service -- thanks for sharing your experience. Hoping you'll make it back our way soon! Thanks again, Andres, Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The paella was amazing , everything fresh and the seafood flavor was very good and a lil spicy.the salad was very good,and the olive oil was flavorful.

Thank Yunabee J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is so-so. I've been to better places in Ironbound that taste much better. For seafood, try Seabras or Coimbria. The sangria has whiskey and is strong but you really dont taste it. The ambiance is so-so. Not a place that is allergy friendly.

Thank Naveet G
Andres R, Owner at Forno's of Spain Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Naveet, I'm sorry you weren't more impressed with our Spanish food. As far as being allergy friendly goes, we always try our best to avoid cross-contact for our guests with allergies. Hope that helps. Best, Andres, Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Formos serves all typical Spanish dishes that one expect in a restaurant such as this. Portion are quite large & suitable for sharing. The menu is enormous and contains many steak and seafood items plus chicken and some additional meat dishes. We sampled some steak...More

Thank paul3776
Andres R, Owner at Forno's of Spain Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

It's great you enjoyed everything from our shrimp scampi to our flan! Thanks for recommending a few of our menu items here on Trip Advisor. Hope to see you again soon! Thanks again, Andres, Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Actually dined here 2x on Friday 03 August, first time by luck, second by circumstance. The afternoon tapas in the bar was on a whim while wandering the Ironbound, and the food was delicious - serveral types of tapas - hubby has Estrella Galicia and...More

Thank Tiffany L
Andres R, Owner at Forno's of Spain Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Tiffany, it was great to have you twice in one day! While I'm glad you enjoyed our tapas, I wish we had impressed you just as much with our paella. Hoping you'll give us another opportunity to get it exactly to your liking! Best, Andres,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The service and food were excellent. Our waiter, Escobar, unfortunately has moved on since our visit . (Well he found a better job with less crazy hours than the restaurant industry so it’s happy) The place is fancy but not so much that it’s suffocating...More

Thank Leona K
Andres R, Owner at Forno's of Spain Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Leona, I'm glad you and your partner enjoyed a meal at our place -- it's fantastic you liked our red sangria so much! Hoping to have the pleasure of seeing you two again soon. Thanks, Andres, Manager

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May 4, 2018|
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Response from Susan P | Reviewed this property |
it's not cheap but it's also not too expensive, the portions are large and the food is good. The prices are definitely worth the food and it's not overly expensive. When I think of expensive I think of $50 per plate with... More
March 22, 2018|
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Response from mari03022018 | Reviewed this property |
Yes about 4 blocks, just past Penn Station and right before Walgreens. They have parking
March 5, 2018|
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Response from RichC250 | Reviewed this property |
I would say 'possibly' The ingredients are gluten free. However the stock, if not made purely from bones and/or shells, may have some type of wheat based ingredient in it. Hopefully its a potato starch, but you should ask
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 Ferry St, Newark, NJ 07105-1443
    (Union Street)
  • Public Transportation: We are located a two blocks away from Newark Penn Station and New Jersey Transit, which is walking distance.
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Newark>  > North Ironbound
  • Neighbourhood: North Ironbound
  • Phone Number: +1 973-589-4767
Fornos of Spain is an award winning Spanish restaurant located in Newark. For an authentic taste of fine Spanish dining, we welcome you to Fornos! **We now provide pickup and return shuttle services to all hotel guests in the Newark area. All guests have to do is call the restaurant. Monday-Thursday, 5pm - 11pm.
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