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Formento's

4.6
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1564 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Located in Fulton Market District within Chicago’s bustling West Loop, Formento’s is an Italian restaurant steeped with the bright and fresh flavors of Italy. Created as a nod to the owner’s grandmother, guests will experience an array of dishes from house-made pastas, seasonal antipasti and wood-fired fish and steak. At Formento’s, Chef David Schwartz combines new world culinary creativity with generations past. Our world-class wine program offers guests more than 300 varietals from around world.

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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • 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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

Offers

1,000-Point Tables

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Mon - Thu 4:30PM - 6:30PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM
Fri - Sat 8:30PM - 10:00PM

What 1564 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DavidR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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Donna
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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 :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We dined here because we were in the neighborhood and would definitely come back for a date night!

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vipAmber
Chicago
279 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, fair prices and a beautiful patio set up in the West Loop. Service is always so genuine and kind here.

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ThomasO
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Covid conscious protocols in place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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ThomasO
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Meatballs and pasta are incredible. Get the Southside cocktail!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Service was impeccable!!! Food was very good as was the wine and desert. Will be going back for sure!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service was fantastic. Bit expensive (chicken Parmesan was $36).

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was good seasoned to perfection

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SunitaT
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service - including a great kids' menu!

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vipGioGio2
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice outdoor dining tables. But better to book after sunset as the tables are west facing and very sunny. 🌞

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ShawnW
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall3Food1Service5Ambience3

Food was sub par.
Lamb chops way too charred.
Meatballs werent bad.
Not much bread.

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ChicagoResident
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

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.

MG
MichelleG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing homemade pasta! Love the outdoor seating !

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Andrew
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

Better value options in the area (Piccolo Sogno and Monteverde)

BM
vipBarbM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Attentive staff, wonderful outdoor setting and delicious food!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always an AMAZING time/atmosphere. Best Italian in Chicago!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience4

Service wasn't great. I got the scallops and was still hungry

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience2

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sat outside, service was great, food was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved it because the patio is dog friendly. The food was delicious and we enjoyed the excellent service.

CB
vipColleenB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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.

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vipGAG312
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

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

J
vipJordan
New England
17 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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vipGeneParmesan
Chicago
53 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

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.

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Kkp27
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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.

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vipjustinop
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

The food was overpriced for the quality. Out door seating was up against plant boxes, allowing bugs to be nuisances throughout the meal.

CA
vipChicagoAO
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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!

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vipAnitamd
Columbus
108 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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vipAl868686
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience3

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.

RP
RushiP
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

It was great atmosphere and delicious food and excellent service

TG
vipTylerG
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service1Ambience3

Service was terrible.

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SarahA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

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!

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Ellie
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

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.

FAQs

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.

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