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We had a terrible experience. Our server was not attentive and. Or very knowledgeable about the menu. It took forever for her to take our order and even longer for the food to arrive. We had the crab avocado toast and lobster risotto for starters which were actually quite good. It then took about 40 minutes for our entrees to even arrive by which point we were incredibly antsy and starving. Our server only came to tell us our food was behind just before it arrived. When it did, my scallops were cold and had no seasoning. My boyfriend’s steak was cold. It was sent back to the kitchen to be re-fired yet it still came back cold. We sent it back and asked for the check. We went home hungry having only shared two starters which didn’t sit well for either of us. We both have stomach aches the next day. I’m so disappointed because we’d been looking forward to this reservation for over a month. Not a good ending to our anniversary, unfortunately.
Food and atmosphere was good.
We had phenomenal service. Everything we ordered was incredible. Highly recommend. Will definitely be coming back again soon!
Service was impeccable and really appreciated the sommelier coming over to help me try something new and different and respecting the price point.
All our servers recommendations were amazing and we ordered them all!!
Definitely will be back when back in Chicago 😊
Treating a long tine friend and co-goodie companion to dinner who was visiting from Atlanta. Seating was too close for intimate conversation.... the server and I talked about my preferences for a solid block of ice in my Manhattan but changed to an old fashion because of bourbon choice. Drink was lots of small cubes that watered the drink down. It was corrected. Loved loved love my kale salad. He lined the avocado toast and squid ink pasta. My fish, the cod special was a very small portion, the fish was not seasoned at all and was barely warm. I ate less than half while trying to get my waiters attention. By the time he arrived I was so disappointed with the dis and service that I just sent it back. They wanted to remake the dish and also offered me the menu to pick something else. I no longer had an appetite for dinner but we shared the chocolate lot cake which was very good....
Outstanding service!! Very good food and fun neighborhood.
Beware! If you have nut alergies do not order lamb chops! Pesto dressing has pine nuts in it. Server did not tell us about that. We ordered replacement and ended up being charged for both portions.
Food was mediocre at best.
Great food - service can be a but hectic and rushed - the place needs to chill
Amazing pasta and risotto
We had a wonderful dinner. Our server Chloe, was so sweet, attentive and gracious. It was my sisters birthday which she remembered when dessert arrived.
The food was flavorful, perfectly seasoned and yummy.
We will be back, and soon!
My husband and I came here for our anniversary and the service was amazing. The servicing staff congratulated us and even brought our complimentary dessert. Every we had was delicious. The squid ink pasta and the lobster risotto were our favorites.
This was my 5th visit here. The prior visits were excellent with outstanding food quality and great service.
This visit disappointed on many levels. We ordered 3 appetizers, while good, were HEAVILY salted. The main dishes were average, considering the price point for the items. The dessert was excellent.
As far as service , we felt like we were at a fast food restaurant- the waiter stopped by once to take our orders, then never again! He would scurry and run by our table, but would not make eye contact, hence I could never get his attention.
I asked the ‘bus boy’ for the waiter, instead the maitre d’ came and took our dessert order and bought us the check!????
The maitre d’ recognized the lack of service and did not charge us for some of the items in compensation of poor service and the 2.5 hours our meal ended up taking because of poor service.
More and more restaurants seem to be using salt very liberally in their foods, hiding the taste of the ingredients. Sadly, formentos seems to have gone this route....
We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. In particular the veal parm was delicious and the portion size was really for two people. The service staff member was superb.
The food here is amazing especially the cauliflower and the ricotta mousse. The pastas that we had were also exceptional as was salmon and scallops!
Wonderful service, excellent service, very generous portions. The wine selection was perfect. We had a lovely experience with really tasty, subtle tastes , not overdone food
Great service ! The Risotto and Octopus were really good , skid pasta and prawns could be better
I had dinner on the outside patio with 2 friends. The staff were friendly, food was great, portions were sized well (not enormous). Only noise was from pedestrians and cars, nothing crazy. I found this to be a great place for a casual/nicer dinner with a date, friends, parents, coworkers. Per person was around $70 (with cocktails) so it's not for every night, but also not crazy.
Wonderful experience with phenomenal food. My only complaint is that we chose to sit outside and I feel like we were kind of forgotten about out there. When I had dined here previously indoors, the service was phenomenal.
Formento's has it all! The food it truly great - delicious and inspired.
This visit we sat outside and enjoyed the tastefully screened sidewalk that became a semi-private dining space. Our waiter (Murphy) and the wine steward were both knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The service was just right, not hovering, but kept the meal moving at a nice pace. This is a favorite spot!
Formentos was by far the best Italian I have had in a long time. The waiter was so helpful in explaining the menu. The veal parm was out of this world, the service was top notch and the overall experience was incredible. Would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for Italian in the area.
Food and service excellent as always.
Formento's is my boyfriend's favorite restaurant here in the city, and it never disappoints. He used to come when he was stationed all the way up at Great Lakes, and now that he's out of the Navy and calls Chicago home, he enjoys it even more. This last time we were here for his birthday, and were greeted by our server (who I believe was named Jordan), who was warm, inviting, but most certainly not overbearing. Since we come relatively regularly, we knew what appetizers we wanted (seriously - get the Whipped Ricotta), but this time we tried different pasta dishes than we normally order, and they were fabulous (I got the Fusilli and he got the Bucatini). I'm serious when I say we've never had a bad thing here, and recommend it to anyone when they're looking for a great date night, authentic Italian, or an intimate ambience.
Excellent food - all of the pasta is home made and delicious!
Everything was great but wine list too expensive for price of food
Great as always!
Great food and service, enjoyed al fresco dining. Staff kind and welcoming. Look forward to next time, soon!
Delicious! Service was awesome. We love the location.
The food was amazing, but the service was impeccable. Amazing service throughout the evening. I had the carbonara and my guest had the canestri... on top of the artichoke, the tonnato with prosciutto, and meatballs... we left full and happy. Have the Sommelier choose a wine for you, you will not be disappointed!
Food tasty - especially the pastas. The burrata was fantastic, as well.
They did not honor a pricing error on their menu, unfortunately.
Overall good and would go back.
When I showed up for my reservation (on the wrong day... completely my own fault) they were so kind about it, seated us at the bar and fit us in when they could. It was fantastic food, drinks, and when they could have been rude, as the fault was ours, they were gracious. Will definitely be back (on the correct night).
Great ambience, delicious meal. Shared a salad or a pasta and chicken. Everything was delicious!
The hostesses and waitstaff were wonderful!! Great atmosphere!
We will be back!
Great place! Food was excellent, service was attentive, and the ambiance was nice. Definitely going back!
The service later was timely, assured, accurate and unobtrusive.
We ate Branzino, which was perfectly prepared. The fish was moist, light and delicious.
The Lobster Risotto was flavorful, sumptuous, and not heavy at all.
Great food and excellent service made our anniversary celebration extra special.
My wife and I enjoyed an outdoor table . This was enjoyable for the night was very pleasant. I had swordfish, y wife octopus. both selections were fantastic. The highlight of the evening was the peach tart!
The pastry chef created a memorable dish, I would recommend over and over.
Waiter didn’t get our drink order for >15min. Octopus was tough and burnt. Pasta was small portion but delicious.
It was our anniversary. They didn’t acknowledge it,but everything was very good. Especially the service!
A great effort was made to seat us on time and get us served and out in time for a concert at the United Center. Our server was terrific! The issue we had was the noise level. It was really really loud. But the restaurant is great, the food is great, though slightly to "saucy" for me, but that's just me. I would order differently next time. Just keep in mind that it is a loud restaurant.