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Formento's

4.5
4.5
2303 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 85 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Thu–Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 690-7295

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    David Schwartz

  • Private party facilities

    Formento's offers two gorgeous private event spaces and one semi-private spaces for groups from 10-200 guests. Contact us to learn more and to craft a one-of-a-kind experience for your next event.

  • Private party contact

    Elizabeth Bolger : (312) 690-7295

  • Neighborhood

    West Loop

  • Cross street

    Randolph and Sangamon

  • Parking details

    There is pay-to-park and open street parking in the area.

  • Public transit

    El: Morgan Green Line Stop

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,303 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for a fantastic dinner last night. Our server was wonderful. Wine, appetizers and entrees were all delicious. We were a group of 6 who wanted to enjoy great conversation, while treating ourselves to a wonderful meal. success! thank you for taking such great care of us.
  2. DD

    DublD

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. Server was excellent. Very noisy. A bit confused and slow when it came to dessert. Had to ask twice about the location of dessert when it never showed. Ultimately was very good.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Love the ambiance here! Food was just okay, nothing was really amazing especially when compared to the other restaurants in the area on Randolph. We ordered the meatballs, whipped ricotta and seafood pasta. The meatballs was the best thing we ate. Our server must’ve been in training or something because she forgot to bring us own wine until about half way through the meal; however the manager comped our wine and apologized for the mistake so at least they recognized and corrected the issue. Overall the meal was good but nothing stood out as absolutely amazing.
  4. JT

    JeanT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a table of 9 & shared skirt steak & lamb chops cooked perfect medium rare, risotto was excellent, caesar salad was authentic, beet salad was delicious and the chocolate cake was to die for. We also ordered tiramisu but that seemed like it just came out of the freezer so was cold.
  5. BS

    BigSteak

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nina was so attentive, and gave excellent recommendations. Food was absolutely delicious!
  6. A

    Anonymous

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great place for a work dinner! The service was great and their were dishes that everyone in our group enjoyed. Also nice large tables that make it easy to talk with a big group. The Carbonara was amazing for an entree, we also had the calamari, whipped ricotta and fried cauliflower appetizer which were all excellent.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    It was not a very good experience. Expensive for very average tasting food. My biggest criticism is the “spicy” food... absolutely fire hot just to be HOT not at all flavorful just hot to be hot. Those of us that enjoy spicy flavored food ALL agreed the arrabbiata sauce is just fire/hot not at all flavorful just hot to be hot. Even the potatoes could have been delicious but the hot was too hot, took away from the potatoes! The spaghetti side sauce was just soo plain. Such extremes ... very plain to fire hot. Chicken parm very generous portion, gobs of cheese barely any sauce. The best dish was the children’s bicycle buttered pasta for the children and their chicken strips, sad but true.
  8. NV

    NeilV

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food!! My favorite pasta in Chicago. Don’t miss out on the carbonara.
  9. KL

    KevinL

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service as always. Favorite Italian restaurant in Chicago
  10. T

    Tasty

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All of the pasta dishes were amazing. Service was spot on.
  11. PV

    PamVC

    Phoenix

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Ravioli was heavy tasting and too rich. Beet salad was very ordinary.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Waited 20 minutes (after reservation time) to be sat, took another 15 minutes for waitress to come over with water and to take our drink order. Parts of order were forgotten/brought significantly later during both appetizers and dinner
  13. K

    Katie

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really high quality and delicious food. Cooked to perfection, great and flavorful sauces
  14. MB

    MimiB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall1food4service2ambience3
    We reserved a table for a special birthday dinner but were seated in the patio which was basically outside. We were freezing - esp our feet. It did t seem like anyone cared they didn’t even offer us a free dessert or something for the inconvenience. The food was really good but the service was just okay. I don’t think the server knew the menu very well and drinks went dry. Plus it is pretty expensive. There are plenty of restaurants to choose from - we would not go back.
  15. TA

    TomA

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was spectacular as usual! You always hit the ball out of the park! Thanks! Don
  16. CR

    CindyR

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely evening! The hostess Mikayla was delightful, food and cocktails were delicious, and our waitress Paulina was very attentive!!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience4
    When I said “give me some time with the menu” I didn’t mean “disappear for half an hour.” The cold raw seafood came AFTER the hot starters, that had my stomach rumbling. When I asked about timing, I was just given an explanation of how the food was prepared. There were 3 out of 5 plates on the table when our mains arrived so we had to wait and get the other two. The manager was very nice and he helped us out, but Polina kept being rude. Would not recommend for fine dining, but very good food.
  18. MW

    MaamWade

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We love Formentos. It’s a reliably delicious meal with decent availability for last minute reservations, something rare for West Loop. The mains are good, but the sides are standout.
  19. LL

    LLMB

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The seafood tower and grilled octopus were amazing! Also, the drinks were on point!
  20. BB

    BrianB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    The food was fantastic and I would highly recommend it; however, we went at lunch on a weekday and it took nearly two hours to get appetizers and entrees, including nearly an hour from when we ordered the entrees to when we received them.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely loved the experience! Our server, Mark, was very attentive! Thank you!
  22. BP

    BethP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Great food, noisy atmosphere made it tough to have a conversation. Abrupt staff.
  23. DJ

    DavidJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and the food were outstanding! Everyone went out of their way to make us feel welcome. Our server was extremely knowledgeable about everything on the menu. Loved the atmosphere. We’ll be back!
  24. KH

    KateH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The whole staff just goes above and beyond, it's exactly what you expect with fine dining! Very kind and the food was unbelievable!
  25. G

    Gaby

    Chicago

    44 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Overpriced, food and drinks. Service was good.
  26. TZ

    TeddyZ

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jake (Flynn) did a great job.
  27. DK

    DennisK

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Daniela provided an amazing service experience. Very knowledgeable and very attentive to our daughters allergies. Also the general manager Thom was a true professional. Will definitely recommend to friends.
  28. JJ

    JocelynJ

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff and food were equaling as amazing as the wine. Such a fun experience.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had such an amazing experience here while visiting town! Will definitely be back!
  30. L

    Lisa

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Food was fantastic!!! Really nice ambiance. Wait staff was friendly and thoughtful about allergies. Front of the house was very unorganized. Poor communication about where to stand and how long we would wait to be seated, despite being just 10 minutes early for our reservation.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Service was slower than usual
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great steak. Pasta and starter are OK. Pretty loud. Very good service
  33. CM

    ChristianM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and excellent service by waiter named Mark!
  34. M

    Malishous

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service every time.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was amazing, food was wonderful, fun atmosphere
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing Staff Great atmosphere and terrific Food!! Always a good time!!
  37. CP

    CPMo

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience from bar to table
  38. KM

    KathrynM

    Chicago

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed Sunday dinner at Formento’s! The complimentary bread, octopus and carrot specials, canestri and whitefish were delicious and the cookie dessert was out of this world. We will be back!
  39. PL

    PatrickL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Busboy ended up being out server. Nobody came to table for at least 10 minutes.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience2
    Food was great. Worst service I’ve ever had. Ever. Do not recommend.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Formento's using the Order Online button. Formento's also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Formento's also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 690-7295.

Formento's is rated 4.5 stars by 2303 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 85 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Formento's

925 West Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60607

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Randolph and Sangamon

  • Neighborhood

    West Loop

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Thu–Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Steak, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is pay-to-park and open street parking in the area.

  • Public transit

    El: Morgan Green Line Stop

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    David Schwartz

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (312) 690-7295

  • Private party facilities

    Formento's offers two gorgeous private event spaces and one semi-private spaces for groups from 10-200 guests. Contact us to learn more and to craft a one-of-a-kind experience for your next event.

  • Private party contact

    Elizabeth Bolger : (312) 690-7295

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