This place was great, can't wait to go back to this place. Great price for the quality of food.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous Italian Restaurant!
Can't wait to go back to this wonderful little gem! We had a party of 6 on a Saturday night and were treated like we were the only ones in the place. The service was terrific! The food tasted as if "mama" were in the kitchen cooking up her home aid dishes. The outside seating was quaint. The live music was nice. The wine selection was wonderful.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Italy on Irving Park
This restaurant has terrific Italian food, fabulous service and wonderful atmosphere. A lovely out door patio. The recent remodel is beautiful. Enjoy!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice evening out
This place is a cute little neighborhood gem. The food is good, reasonably priced, and there's a "almost" cheesy ambience to it- from it's yellow Christmas lights outlining the outdoor seating area to the electric piano player that has the preprogrammed songs to serenade you with - from "lady in red" to "guantanemara". If you are just looking for a quaint dinner out- this is a great place!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first time dining
This was our first time dining at Fornello. When I walked into the restaurant I thought it was beautiful. The décor was modern and the outdoor seating was lit up by beautiful lighting and an array of flowers. I decided to order the martini flight which offered four different mini size martinis. They were all delicious. The drink menu was extensive and my husband ordered a pum-king beer which was awesome! We both ordered pasta dishes for dinner. The portions were huge and the food authentic. Our waitress was friendly and we were even greeted by the general manager Ottavio. He offered us complimentary homemade lemoncello which was the perfect ending to a perfect meal! We will definitely be back again!!
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a fabulous night!
I started off at the bar for a drink before the rest of my party to arrive, had a great old fashioned made by Vince, the bartender that evening. Soon after, my date arrived and sat in the dining room which was beautiful with open faced brick and muted tones. We must have ordered every appetizer on the menu, just to try and see what we would like. The Tomato and onion salad, simple but wonderful flavor! you must get the baked clams, the breading and sauce is so wonderfully delicious i almost licked the plate! The burrata salad is flown in from Italy, and well worth it! Sausage and peppers, just like I make at home. i ended up after all of that, ordering the parmesan encrusted grouper, perfection. I will be back and taking many friends!!!
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed Every Minute
We found this restaurant thanks to Open Table and will be returning next time in Chicago. Went with party of six and every dish was wonderful. Service was friendly and knowledgeable. Great experience. (And we are Italian. We know good food!)
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first visit to
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.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Really is a neighborhood gem
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!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Try the sea bass
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
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM