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Three private event spaces can accommodate parties of 10 to 200 guests in an intimate second floor loft overlooking Restaurant Row, featuring a private bar and amenities.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Corn Puree, Farro, Summer Vegetables, Pickled Fresno Chilies & Pearl Onions
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Mon - Thu 4:30PM - 6:30PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM
Fri - Sat 8:30PM - 10:00PM
Great food and service! The ribeye was cooked to my specs. My wife enjoyed her chicken parm as well. Dessert was tasty as well and I like the texture of the chocolate cake. Ice cream was excellent was just churned right!
Had a short wait for a table outside, but received free appetizers for the wait! Everything was delicious and the service was incredible, highly recommend :)
We dined here because we were in the neighborhood and would definitely come back for a date night!
Excellent food, fair prices and a beautiful patio set up in the West Loop. Service is always so genuine and kind here.
Waitstaff was overly rushing guests. Inconsistency in ordering and delivery of food. At the end of the day you know you are getting great Italian. Formento's doesn't disappoint but the service did.
My husband and I had our anniversary dinner here. This was our second time dining at this restaurant. The food was delicious, as expected. He had chicken, which he as raving over. I had squid ink orecchiette with rock shrimp. We had a lovely creme brûlée for dessert. The staff was amazing and everyone practiced social distancing and wore masks. Highly recommend and we will return.
Great food and service. Covid conscious protocols in place.
This was my first experience dining out in the time of covid. I felt VERY comfortable. The staff was very friendly and everything was safe. I dined in the patio and I was very appreciative of all of the precautions. My server was very attentive in what I can only imagine is a stressful time. I will definitely be going back.
Meatballs and pasta are incredible. Get the Southside cocktail!
Service was impeccable!!! Food was very good as was the wine and desert. Will be going back for sure!!
Food and service was fantastic. Bit expensive (chicken Parmesan was $36).
Food was good seasoned to perfection
Excellent food and service - including a great kids' menu!
Very nice outdoor dining tables. But better to book after sunset as the tables are west facing and very sunny. 🌞
Food was sub par.
Lamb chops way too charred.
Meatballs werent bad.
Not much bread.
Our server, Maddison, was great! We had a bit of a mixup with one of the items ordered and she quickly corrected it and took it off our bill, which she didn't have to do. She was kind and super understanding which made it a great experience for us. Wanted to highlight her effort to make it a great dinner.
As a whole, the food was tasty and it was a nice set up in their outdoor dining area that they have expanded into the street.
Amazing homemade pasta! Love the outdoor seating !
Better value options in the area (Piccolo Sogno and Monteverde)
Attentive staff, wonderful outdoor setting and delicious food!
Always an AMAZING time/atmosphere. Best Italian in Chicago!!!
Service wasn't great. I got the scallops and was still hungry
Considering the covet situation.. not an inviting staff, wouldn’t let us order an app first without placing our entire order... quite price, mediocre food... not a place any of cared to return to. You kind of have to be on top of what you do, especially in the food biz these days.
Sat outside, service was great, food was fantastic.
We loved it because the patio is dog friendly. The food was delicious and we enjoyed the excellent service.
Great date spot, sat on the patio and all the food was great. We had the ribeye, the squid ink pasta with rock shrimp, the buratta and the meatballs.
Was really looking forward to it as the menu looked interesting
The food was tasty but some things seemed excessively oily.
The only other issue is it was pricey for the food quality
Service was very good
I can’t say enough good things about our server (and I unfortunately don’t know his name). I’m vegan but he made me feel super comfortable, and he knew this without me even telling him. He adjusted the menu easily for my friend (non vegan) and me, and the food was awesome. It was a great experience and well both be back for sure.
Outstanding! The cauliflower app and crispy potatoes side are super delicious. The only thing I could hope for was big umbrellas over the outside tables to protect the patrons from sun and rain. Probably the best modern Italian restaurants in the city.
The food was excellent, but FYI, the portions priced are not entrees and are pretty small. But honestly it was nice to walk away from an Italian restaurant feeling like I didn’t stuff myself.
Great food. Had the pasta and chicken Parmesan. Chicken parm is huge! Enough for 2 easily. Perfectly seasoned. Recommend formento if you are craving great pasta.
The food was overpriced for the quality. Out door seating was up against plant boxes, allowing bugs to be nuisances throughout the meal.
I had asked my now fiancé to marry me just a couple hours before and it was an excellent choice to celebrate at Formento’s. The food was very good and the drinks were exceptional! We started with the Burrata which was very fresh and light yet bursting with flavor, and shared the ravioli which was very rich and creamy along with the bucatini carbonara which was out of this world! The best part of the night was the service. Our server made the entire experience amazing! We will definitely be coming back very soon!
Our waitress Delaney was friendly & attentive. I couldn’t remember the name of a gin drink I wanted but the bartender made it perfectly based on the ingredients I gave her. The scallops were perfect and my husband loved the chicken spaetzel. We were happy to see that the tables were appropriately spaced with hand sanitizer on the table and everyone was wearing masks. We had planned to eat outside but felt like they had made the correct modifications to feel safe sitting inside.
Formento's was delicious! While portions are on the smaller side, they were perfect and allowed us to split a salad + a side and each get our own meal feeling perfectly full without overdoing it. The food was delicious and service was great. We'll definitely be back!
Food was great as always.
However, service was poor. The waiters would rarely come to our table even though the restaurant was, of course, much more empty than usual.
We were a party of 10 and had brought our own bottles of wine. The information on the restaurant’s website was misleading so we brought six bottles instead of two. Manager was very inflexible with this mix up, even though the online information was misleading, and did not let us have even 1 bottle over the two-bottle limit. We understand that was the rule but the inflexibility and the rudeness with which we were treated in this matter was very disappointing. It was a birthday party, we were there to relax, and that was not what happened, unfortunately.
It was great atmosphere and delicious food and excellent service
Came here with out of town guests based on the good reviews but was embarrassed by some of the worst service I’ve had in the city in two years. Food was alright, but extremely overpriced for the dining experience. Server barely checked up on us and charged us for drinks that didn’t come. We will never return and wouldn’t recommend to anyone.
Service was terrible.
Delaney is absolutely wonderful. Her smiling face instantly makes our night at formentos worth it. She is very attentive, knows the food and drink flavors and pairings perfectly, and remembered us from before quarantine. We love seeing familiar faces at a place we love so much!
Made a last minute reservation Friday night during covid and got a seat! Tons of outdoor seating that is dog friendly! Gluten free pasta was amazing and my fiancé had huge chicken Parmesan that was great. Cute area to walk around and great Italian food with city view.
Formento's does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar, Postmates, Toast and Uber Eats.
Formento's is rated 4.6 stars by 1564 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.