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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- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Carbonara, Pancetta, Egg Yolk
Corn Puree, Farro, Summer Vegetables, Pickled Fresno Chilies & Pearl Onions
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Mon - Thu 4:30PM - 6:30PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM
Fri - Sat 8:30PM - 10:00PM
Pork neck gravy is the best around. Always a pleasure.
Our server Paoulina (hope I’m spelling that right) was absolutely fantastic; friendly, attentive and recommendations given were spot on. The espresso martini was the espresso martini I have been missing and craving. Thank you for a wonderful dinner!
Really good kind of expensive drinks but good food
This was a great restaurant I loved the atmosphere. The food was delicious.
Worst Ribeye I ever ate. Room was so dark I could hardly see what I was eating
Absolutely amazing. Everything— the food, the service, the wine. 10/10!
Ambiance was great for the date: cozy and quiet. The server was attentive but gave us our space. Although the food was good, it was the presence of too much salt in two of the four dishes that turned us off. Mushrooms esp.
Fenomenal meal. The pastas were perfect as was the branzino. We got a great wine recommendation as well. Thanks.
It was great to get back and be greeted so warmly by Harry. Our food was excellent as usual. Always done to perfection.
The service was good, but the food took a long time to come out and was not hot when it arrived. I didn't feel it was worth the cost.
Two main comments on our experience:
Due to COVID-19 the upstairs “event” area is where we were seated. This area looks and feels nothing like the cozy warm lounge feel of the actual restaurant on the first floor.
The menu is not completely accurate. Our orders came with a meatball/sausage side plate that was not mentioned on the menu, and we had already order the meatball appetizer. Too many meatballs for one dinner.
Our server was however really great and made us feel like we were at least adjacent to a nice restaurant.
Food was delicious and service was great!
We ordered the whipped ricotta, meatballs, and cauliflower to start. Then ordered the bone-in ribeye, crispy potatoes, and the cacio e pepe. Then for dessert we had the chocolate cake and Pana Cotta. Everything was amazing and nothing disappointed. Would definitely go back!
The food was excellent but the service was just fair. There were a lot of empty dishes left on our table that we had to ask multiple times for someone to come and take them. Once our food was served, no one ever came back to ask how things were or if we needed anything until they came back around to see if we wanted dessert. Our server was very nice but he seemed overwhelmed and busy.
Pam was so sweet & attentive! The food portions were a good size (though I would’ve liked more octopus on the plate). Loved the decor & the vibe. It was a little loud overall but that’s what a hoppin’ restaurant on a Friday sounds like. Can’t wait to go back!
Say up stairs. Felt like I was in an elementary school gym with tables set up. Even set next to a curtain to split up the room.
Horrible service since lockdowns. I live 4 blocks away, so I’ve been here many times. How disappointing.
It was a good vibe good service and the steak was amazing!
We really enjoyed our meal at Formento’s! The staff is super attentive and is happy to answer any questions you have about the menu or ingredients. The pastas are small and meant to be shared, but we barely made it to the entree portion, we were already getting full! I will definitely be back here for dates or showing family around the city.
Definitely go back!
Food was very salty but good. Vibe and service was fantastic. Drinks were average.
It was so great!! Best pasta I’ve had (I had the spring pesto veggie past)
Great service, food and ambiance. Had a nice vibe with good music. The music could’ve been just a bit lower as we had a table of eight and it was hard to hear if you were at one of the ends. Regardless I highly recommend Formentos.
Great place; menu was a bit confusing as were told differently on certain items once we arrived.
Enjoyed my experience there! Was a great dinner outing celebrating a loved ones birthday. Food was great and the vibe was nice! Great, friendly staff.
Great service and food
Our dinner reservation was at 6:45 PM and wasn't seated until after 7:00 PM. We stood by the host stand for approx. 20 minutes. Many others were waiting as well so it was crowded, awkward, and uncomfortable especially during these COVID times when social distancing is important.
Positive note- Once we were seated, we had a great spot by the windows and the food was good. The brussel sprouts and octopus were delicious.
Great time out, loved the food, best callamari I have had in two years
Formento’s was a great dining experience. We had the meatballs and whipped ricotta to start. Both were delicious. The meatballs were outstanding. For entrees, we had the carbonara bucatini and the scallops. They were excellent. The scallops were seared perfectly and were seriously the largest scallops I’ve ever seen. For dessert, they sent us home with some complimentary chocolate cake for our anniversary. It was incredible and so thoughtful! Formento’s service is always top notch and they go above and beyond. I will be back even just for that tasty chocolate cake!
Wait staff was very professional and helpful. Drinks were appropriately priced.
We ordered two of the smaller sized pastas and upgraded to the full size. The Agnolotti was very uneventful, bland and didn't have all of the ingredients the waiter specifically said it had. For the extra price, this was a waste of money and a disappointment; we expected more from this restaurant.
Service was slow and a bit uneven. We figured this was because of adjusting to the post COVID customer numbers.
The food was good but the wine was expensive with small pours.
Didn't like sitting in the back room. Will request to sit in front next time.
For a Fulton market priced Italian restaurant, the food was sub-par. Otherwise, had a nice time.
As first timers in Chicago and first timers at the restaurant I could say the overall experience exceeded our expectations! The short rib was to die for and so was the calamari. Our waiter was extremely hospitable and had great recommendations. Def would recommend to anyone looking for a nice, quietItalian spot!
Beware of when you order pasta as a main dish- and no starter or appetizer... the price doubles, even though the portion does not. Our server did not explain this, nor does the menu indicate that there are two sizes and varying prices for the dishes. We were shocked to discover a simple carbonara (made with bucatini pasta) was $35 - and the glasses of wine are definitely under whelming. Will not be back. Compared to fine dining in NYC, this place doesn’t offer anything special, and is not worth what they are charging.
I love this restaurant and was great to be there again.
The service was friendly and the food was delicious.
Stick to what they do best, the pasta. The cacio e pepe was perfect, but the steak, potatoes, and fried calamari were just not worth it. At that price, you could find a much better steak experience at one of Chicago's many classic steakhouses. I will say, though, if you're touting a dry-aged, painstakingly sourced piece of beef, set at a price comparable to that of say a Gibson's or a S&W's, you have an expectation. And those expectations were not met. No tasty, charred crust. Cook was spot on, a well-executed medium rare, but the steak was somewhat lukewarm. Potatoes were simply prepared, but possibly over-seasoned. And the fried calamari was fried well, but the portion size didn't really match the expectations we had when dining at a place that models its approach after a traditional red sauce Italian American joint. 2.5 out of 5 stars.
Cant go wrong, whether its a date, out with friends or with kids (we had two tweens) the menu has options for all and everything we ordered was really good. Service was friendly, no issues there at all.
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Formento's is rated 4.7 stars by 1745 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.