Formento's

4.6
1600 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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

What 1600 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff were so attentive! We had an accidental spill and they provided another drink, curtesy of Formento’s. The food was beyond delicious. I found myself so stuffed by the end of the night. I will definitely return.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor patio experience

KH
vipKeithH
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We wanted to help support local restaurants during this pandemic, and stopped in for dinner on one of the last nights of milder weather. We sat outside in a nice tent full of heaters. We were happy to find gluten-free options on the menu, including an excellent homemade GF pasta! Which is often hard to find. All of the food we tried including the Gem lettuce salad, Cacio de Pepe & pork neck gravy pastas, plus the chicken Parmesan was very, very delicious! One of our best meals this year. Service was friendly and easy. How to be back to try rest of menu, and hopefully be able to sit inside again.

JL
JennyL
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wanted to take advantage of outdoor dining one more time before the weather turns. I was impressed with the social distancing measures put in place and that they were taking temperatures of everyone that came through. We ordered the ricotta and burrata starters and then shared the chicken Parmesan (and still had left overs!) everything was delicious.

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vipReyesparty
Orlando
22 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I we had an amazing time celebrating our 20th anniversary of marriage! The service and food was outstanding and delicious. Great Italian food!

AM
AndreaM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect experience. Outstanding service, delicious food, beautiful patio. Will definitely return!

NB
vipNancyB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place knows how to do service and hospitality right! And the food is just to die for!

LH
vipLynnH
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time at this restaurant & I will definitely be back! Service & food was beyond!!

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devo
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The General Manager was on point with our request.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was awesome. Very social distancing and spacious. Felt safe!!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambiance! Our servers were wonderful!

CM
vipChefMW
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one our favorite restaurants in the city. If you go I recommend getting the bucatini carbonara. It is one of the best I have every had. The Hemingway Margarita is fantastic and a must have.

MC
vipMikeC
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every element of our evening was great...from reception to the meal and dessert service. Comfortable environment with good spacing of tables, extra attention to Covid preparation and attentive service from the team. Can't wait to go back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service! They treated us with a dessert after our meal because it was our anniversary. Will be back!

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vipsiannvi
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Formento's did a great job making this a safe place to dine during difficult Covid times. My family felt very secure eating an amazing dinner indoors!

SG
StephenG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The server offered a comparable bottle of wine but it was more than double the cost and I felt taken advantage of

TS
vipTarraS
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Pretty basic Italian place. Extensive wine list. Nice looking cocktail list but tried both th e Porch-Ade and a Moscow Mule, and there were not good. The wrong balance of ingredients to have much of a flavor other than too sweet. The Burrata tasted store bought, not fresh and whippy like a fresh burrata typically is. The meatballs were good, but the mains we ordered, the Tortelloni and the Orecchiette were just okay. Decent portions but lacked much complexity in the flavor. The pumpkin pie was a joke and again, tasted store bought and not fresh. It's definitely not worth the prices.

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vipWendyF
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food, service and ambience
Safe protocols maintained for Covid

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vipCol123
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful hostesses. Great service. Odd choice of music for this type of restaurant and extremely loud!

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Suezee12
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fine, service and food.
ThankYou!

MP
MariaP
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and accommodating to dietary needs. Attention to detail!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Pre-COVID Formento’s bar/lounge was one of my happy hour go-to-spots. Sat outside for happy hour as I don’t feel comfortable sitting inside but was unable to order off the happy hour menu from outside. I can understand their rational in doing so to a point but can honestly say I probably won’t return. I spent $20 during that experience. If I was able to order off the HH hour menu I probably would have spent $80 and returned until outdoor dining isn’t possible.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about Formento’s! From the drinks to the dishes. We definitely got our money’s worth for how big the dishes and appetizers were. Our server was friendly and helpful. Definitely one of our new go to places! We also got a free dessert for our anniversary-a nice touch.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was fairly good. However, we ordered two side dishes with our entrees and they never arrived. The server did not check back with us after the entrees came out to see if we needed anything else. We were hungry so we went ahead and ate. It wasn’t until we were finished that the server came back and asked how everything was. When we told him that we never received our two sides he did apologize. He then gave my daughter a slice of chocolate cake (for her birthday) and did not charge us for that. He tried to make it right.

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JoanaF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I had a wonderful Saturday night dinner at Formentos. We ordered the calamari, tortelloni, and bucatini which were all fabulous and delicious. The vibes were perfect a Saturday night and ending to a girls trip is Chicago. Would definitely recommend and be visiting again!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wish they had heaters on the road side of the street

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience4

It took us one hour to get a table despite having a reservation.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Despite making a reservation, we waited for an hour before getting a table. The manager was rude and unapologetic!

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vipJjuil
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Food and service was great!

MR
MelanieR
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic and the team was super accommodating. Great experience!

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Manuela
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! More on the pricey side, but worth it on a special occasion

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vipchicagolucy
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we had a great evening w/great food & service whilst enjoying the outdoors - right on randolph street!! 🤩 highly recommend!! ✨

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katalina
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I went out to celebrate our anniversary, and had a wonderful time. We felt safe and comfortable the whole time. Even with the time restrictions we never felt rushed and our server was kind and helpful throughout the meal.

LH
LauraH
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great gluten-free accommodations! The cacio e pepe was probably the best pasta I've ever had. And beautiful, covid-safe outdoor seating. Would return!

DR
DavidR
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
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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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The quality of the food is very low for the price. Even Vapianos has a better quality pasta.
The service was good though,

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Donna
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
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 :)

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
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
281 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

TO
ThomasO
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 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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Formento's is rated 4.6 stars by 1600 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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