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Great food, great service.
Great atmosphere and service, food is passable at best. Not great.
Executive Chef Todd Stein just put together an extraordinary meal for my wife and friend's first trip to Chicago. The bucatini carbonara w/ pancetta and egg was phenomenal. The gnocchi with pancetta and hot pepper pecorino was delicious. I can't say or recommend Formento's enough. Absolutely fabulous meal and can't wait to get back to Chicago to do it again!
Overall, not a great experience.
Service: We went with a large group so we were upstairs separated from the ambiance of the rest of the restaurant. There was only one waitress and she was doing her best and working her butt off. Overall though, service was slow.
Food: The apps were all pretty good, but the entrees were way too expensive for what it was. $32 for a small bowl of pasta, albeit, handmade pasta, is way too much, especially when the menu promotes it as $20 for a bowl, which is really the appetizer size. The scallops were enjoyable and the dessert was phenomenal.
Price: However, the price of the meal definitely dampened the experience. I would maybe try it with a smaller group, but wouldn't recommend it for large groups.
Food was very good but as with the downtown area you get the downtown prices. It was my son's birthday which they acknowledged as soon as he walked in the door which was very nice and they served him gelato with a candle at the end of our meal. No singing we did that on our own. We had lamb chops, steak and scallops all were delicious pretty small portions and you do have to purchase sides separately. All in all would go back we had a lovely experience.
Overall, I couldn’t have been more pleased with our first time at Formento’s. Food and service were exceptional. The only issue I had was how close the tables were to one another, but other than that everything was great!
Love the room. Staff were great - no service issues as all. In fact, lots of supervisors, servers, and bussers. Always had water and fresh silverware. Food great: swordfish, fruity salad (tastes better than it sounds), meatballs, and pasta (stick with app size unless you like leftovers, which I do). Bar was overpriced and I'm not sure wine was priced competitively although the breadth of selection was impressive. Everybody was very nice!
Excellent atmosphere and food.
Loved the ambiance. We sat in a back room which made us feel special for a bit until others started to be seated around us. Staff was very focused on providing us with a good experience. Appreciated the food and experience.
Pasta was undercooked. Surprised by that given the price they charge.
Service was excellent and food was very good! We will be back for sure!
Food was delicious! Dishes are a little expensive!
Overall, I love this place. Here's the shortcomings: the craft cocktails were only 1/2 the size of the standard glass for that particular cocktail. For $15, fill the glass at least 3/4. We ordered from the prix fix menu, and the fish was too fishy for my taste, but everything else was fantastic.
Always a great experience!! Service is fantastic!
We came for NYE dinner and it was great!
New Years Eve tasting menu had great food and exceptional service from Adrian.
As usual Formento's never disappointments. Our family of 10 shared an early New Year's meal there. The staff was great, the service was accommodating and the food was rich with flavor and delicious!
What an incredible New Year’s eve dinner! We rarely do the prix fixe menu, but this was an incredible value and we were so happy with the entire evening!
I was a little nervous about going to this restaurant as I admit, I’m a bit precocious about restaurant and I noticed it had every time open. I went anyway because of the menu and the reviews and boy I’m glad I did! The food was outstanding, and they gave no problem at all when a person in my party asked for something off the menu (they wanted just gnocchi with marinara). The service was impeccable. We had Chloe and another man but I didn’t catch his name. Our water was consistently filled which seems minor but it became noticeable with the attention to service details. Would highly recommend. Note- it is on the pricy end and the prices listed on the menu for pastas are for a bread size plate of pasta, so you’ll be paying about double that per entree of pasta. Worth it!
Great authentic food and great service!
This was a last-minute decision. And honestly based on reviews and distance. We knew nothing of the restaurant. We were sat immediately. Service was amazing. Her suggestions were perfect. I had the scallops!!! I highly recommend. I also had the mussels. They were unbelievable !!!!!! I would go return! Thank you Formento’s
Great experience. Food was awesome. Our server was the best.
Excellent dinner and service.
Fantastic and very knowledgeable service from our server Ater. Provided great descriptions and recommendations. Bar made great drinks and the food was delicious.
Always a fabulous experience ! Perfection in every way. Thank you.
We had a fabulous meal here! Great food, service and atmosphere.
Jesus is an amazing employee, above and beyond and remembered us- Sam & Amanda
Relegated to upstairs.
Good way average at best. Took out of town guests. Disappointed
Formento's was a terrific experience for my business associate and I who went there for dinner. Our server was great, perfect balance of checking in occasionally but not overbearing. I had the bucatini and my associate the butcher steak and both were delicious. Wonderful tiramisu at the end and a 20 year port to wash it down and all in all a fabulous evening
Great experience! From the valet to the hostess to the waitress to the other servers, the service was impeccable. Pasta was done to perfection & nothing on menu disappointed. Thanks for a great night!
We had a fabulous experience for our anniversary dinner. Our first time dining here and we loved it and will be back!
Fantastic food - everything we had was amazing! Great wait staff!
I loved that you could do a smaller order of food or an entree order.
The worst part of the experience was I ate so much i was uncomfortable
Great Food! Great Atmosphere! The staff was excellent and service was terrific. I highly recommend this restaurant!
Great staff and cocktails. The asparagus appetizer was to die for.
I'm not a big fan of family-style Italian. This is a great modern take on the typical family-style restaurants out there. Food and service are outstanding. Can't go wrong with their bucatini.
Profesional and high quality service! Great manager ! Thank you for amazing time.
This place is outstanding! Truly one of the best meals we’ve had in Chicago in a long time. Fabulous service, exceptional food! Go!!
Underwhelming ...too much hype for the actual experience