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Fornello Trattoria
Fornello Trattoria

Fornello Trattoria Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.fornellotrattoria.com
  • Email: gino@fornelloexpress.com
  • Phone: (773) 404-1800
  • Hours of Operation:

    Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 2:00pm -9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Sheridan
  • Public Transit: Next door to Sheridan Red-line stop.
    Irving park and Sheridan - 80 Bus
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Have some available spots please call ahead for info
A word from Fornello Trattoria
Experience award-winning wine and old style, authentic Italian food made with only the freshest ingredients. Whether you are celebrating family, or enjoying a special night with a date, come in for an unforgettable experience.

Fornello will be the first thing on your mind the next morning.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Good food, reasonably priced. Calamari was excellent. Other food was average or slightly above average, service could have been better. The night we went wasn't that busy, but the service was less than attentive."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "My friends/family have been coming to this place for over 15 years. I've had everything on the menu more than twice and I can honestly say there isn't one thing that I wouldn't recommend. I proposed to my fiancé here as well...! The staff made sure that it was a huge surprise by hiding the ring on her entree plate in a tomato cut in the shape of a rose.....!!!! When the restaurant closed recently for the remodel I can say I was a little upset it would lose its personal charm and family down home feeling you got when you walked into the place. (the always blazing fireplace in front of the bar they cooked pizza in) When they reopened I was pleasantly surprised with what they had done to the place. Check it out...! :)"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Great neighborhood spot for delicious Italian, dine in, or delivery. Freshest Calamari I've had in a while, and not overpriced!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Went with my parents, and we were all extremely happy. Our waiter knew his stuff, the owner was very nice. When we were ordering, we asked about a veggie we'd never heard of, eventually choosing against it- they gave us an order for free during the meal. We had an appetizer, salad, and different main courses and loved all of them. Highly recommend! I'll be taking the lady for sure."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Whenever we are in Chicago we always make a point of dining at Fornello. The spicy calamari is delicious and our favorite dish. I love the meatball salad and usually pair it with baked clams. We shared the sausage and peppers which was authentic. The waitperson recommended an Umbrian red which complimented the meal. The server(Kelsey?) was very professional and warm."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "My wife and i dined at Fornello Trattoria on our last visit to Chicago. The service was impeccable. We each had a glass of proseco as an aperitif. Our server recommended a Sicilian wine which was suberb and a good value. For an appetizer we shared the calamari. Words cannot do justice to this dish. Tender, moist, tasted of the sea. Best ever!!"
    Dined on 11/26/2013
  • "Went to dinner here with a big party and the staff was very accommodating! The environment was very warm and welcoming. Our entire meal was delicious. Will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "My second visit was as great as the first. All of the seafood/pasta dishes are great. I enjoyed the calamari this time. The spaghetti bolognese is heavenly; order a side of sausage for a treat. This is the place to go for authentic, reasonably priced Italian food--love the eggplant or veal parmesan or any of the marsalas or vesuvios. With live music, free parking on the street, and friendly staff, this has become a favorite of ours, especially when we go to one of the nearby small theaters."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "It seems like they have a new owner or cook? The Chicken Vesuvio did not taste the same? Not sure if it is new owners or new cook."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "We went here after a matinee show at the Mercury theater with a group of 8. It was empty at 530. But the staff was fun, helpful and attentive. We enjoyed spicy calamari at the server's suggestion. It was crisp and a zip of little cherry peppers. Bruchetta was delicious. We enjoyed the eggplant parm. Shrimp with a garlic butter sauce, steaks that were tender and cooked just right. We enjoyed a great evening. Thanks"
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Went there at the last moment and were pleasantly surprised with food quality.had the sea bass and pumpkin ravioli and both were excellent!would go there again"
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "We don't get into the city much and were looking for someplace to eat (moderately priced) within walking distance of Strawdog Theatre, for "dinner and a show". Fornello Trattoria is just a short walk away. We asked for the (brick oven) pizza menu, and the four cheese pizza was delicious. The minestrone soup was full of vege's - unique and delicious. The atmosphere was super comfortable and the service was great. We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "This was our first visit to the newly redesigned and revamped Fornello. They've made some great leaps forward with the menu, which has become much more attuned to contemporary tastes with simpler and more flavorful dishes. The update of the restaurant works. They have made great improvements. I'm sorry it took us so long to take advantage of the new Fornello."
    Dined on 11/12/2013
  • "Everything was OK- just OK- The food was good, the price reasonable, service was good. Nothing was bad, nothing outstanding. We'd go back but not rush back. A pleasant restaurant, in no way memorable."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "I would give this place 3 1/2 stars but not 4. We liked the food and the value is very, very good."
    Dined on 10/19/2013