Forno Osteria is a treasure trove of dishes that’s sure to win your heart. You’ll be compelled to meet our in-house chef, who finds ingenious ways to introduce a hint of Sicilian flair to its otherwise eclectic menu. Try the Charcuterie Platter or get a kick from our homemade linguine vongole – each element provides a generous serving of umami – while hearty specialties like the Arancini Alla Bolognese will surely tantalize the senses.
Forno Osteria, which literally means “oven” for “forno” and “Italian restaurant serving wine and good food” for “osteria,” specializes in freshly baked pizzas and grilled steaks, aptly so, the restaurant’s focal point features these two industrial ovens – a pizza brick oven and a Josper grill.
The restaurant’s brick oven baked pizzas are made fresh and are hand stretched daily, which accounts for the airy and bubble-like holes in the pizza. The chef’s fingers have created and expanded air pockets in the dough, allowing the gas to expand during baking. The brick oven, on the other hand, contributes to the light golden brown crust with irregular deeper browning and creates the crispiest crust texture.
The Josper grill, which originated in Barcelona in 1969, features a perfect marriage between innovation and technology as it has successfully combined the functions of a grill and an oven; namely, the age-old art of grilling over charcoal and the conveniences of controlled cooking temperatures of an oven. Forno Osteria, the only restaurant in the island that uses a Josper oven, is famous for its mouthwatering steaks that are grilled to perfection. That’s because when cooking, the Josper grill’s door is closed which traps the flavor and moisture back into the meat. The Josper grill can easily reach temperatures of 350 degrees or higher which marks the meat beautifully while the charcoal used in cooking adds to the smokiness in the flavor of the meat. It’s definitely every steak lover’s dream!