Formento's

4.7
1185 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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 Todd Stein 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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Sun - Thu 4:30PM - 5:45PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Fri - Sat 4:30PM - 5:45PM 9:00PM - 11:00PM

What 1185 People Are Saying
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service! It was worth going out of our way to this hidden gem. The staff recommendations were spot on, and the entire experience was enjoyable and delicious.

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S
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Staff provided excellent service. The best. Food was great.

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BF
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was incredible. I love an enthusiastic server and ours was top notch.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service is incredible at Formento’s. My husband and I ordered the burrata, mussels, monkfish, scallops, and pappardelle. Everything we ordered was delicious and we will definitely come back soon!

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Montreal
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good servers very professional make you feel at home

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s
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have never been to a place where each and every member of the staff from the valet to the server was so incredibly kind and welcoming. I can't say enough about their culture of kindness- it makes the experience a consistent 5!

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CG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious & the service was phenomenal! My family and I really enjoyed our evening.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I would have preferred more traditional Italian food. It’s really just my preference. The service and atmosphere were excellent

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o
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. Everything was well coordinated.

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KR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular Mother’s Day brunch with impeccable service!!

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T
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Our food was so incredibly over salted that half of it was inedible. Specific to two of the pastas. We were so disappointed in our time.

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JF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our 3rd visit to Formento's and it won't be our last. We had outstanding service, great food and presentation, friendly surroundings and as usual, it was a wonderful experience. I would recommend it anytime. We will surely be back soon! Great job by the entire group.

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AJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, excellent service from our waiter, Murphy and the rest of the staff was very attentive. The food was fantastic.

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DD
New York Area
147 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Menu is more creative than the typical American "modern Italian," and uniformly well-executed. Food and wine service are unstuffy yet polished and knowledgeable. Very popular and be a zoo. Prices on both food and wine are fair and restaurant-reasonable. Larger and more mature parties are encouraged to dine on the raised central platform with leather booths, a bit removed from the buzzing millennial crowd surrounding the windows.

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GJ
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the pasta, cocktails, bread, whipped ricotta. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu. It would get a little loud inside, but not so loud where you couldn’t hear the person in front of you

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was phenomenal — from the grilled artichoke and cauliflower to the whipped ricotta and crab toast. I had the brick chicken for my entree. Everyone enjoyed the food and dining atmosphere. The shrimp were gigantic! Scallops looked tasty too. Definitely get the pea shoots they were so delicious. Looking forward to the weather getting nicer so we can sit outside. Another West Loop gem!

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T
Memphis
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Way too noisy to have a conversation without yelling. Recommend they invest in some simple low cost acoustic modifications

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TL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent meal
eggplant and cauliflower apps are incredible

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PB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding! Wholesome & fresh, waitstaff, knowledgeable and attentive professionals

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c
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The carbonara is a must-have. Nice interior but somewhat noisy.

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OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Everything was good but they should t

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anter was a fabulous waiter made my graduation dinner perfect! Spot on recommendations!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Anniversary

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T
Omaha
6 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food for the price. The lamb is the best I have ever had.

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DV
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

The taste of the food was very good, however portion sizes are small for entrees. The burrata was great! We celebrated my birthday and was given complimentary gelato which was out of this world GREAT!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

Great food, great service, but the tables are packed so close to other you can't talk to your company. My wife and I went for a romantic dinner, instead we had to yell at each other due to the 2 tables next to us. At what point should the experience out weigh how many people you can pack into 1 space. Won't return.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service!!

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KG
New England
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Great service. Was a little too loud -- a few too many tables for the space. But overall was a great time.

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CH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The vegetarian pasta was okay. Expected so much more and didn’t live up to the expectations

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S
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful dinner and a great waiter when we went last week making the entire experience really great.

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R
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The wine was extremely overpriced. The food was very good - authentic tastes of Italy.

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BB
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food -- the pasta was magnificent . . . and we love the cauliflower appetizer.

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H
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience at Formento’s. The food was really really good! We got the mussels for appetizer, the scallops and the veal parmesan for dinner, effagato for dessert everything was perfect and so were the cocktails! Service was excellent as well! Only complaint was that it was quite chilly in there. Otherwise everything was great!

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Key West
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. Really high prices

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E
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is incredible. Every dish we had (we shared them all) was amazing and they have an incomparable whiskey selection

Service off the charts.

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A
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic Easter Dinner! Andrew greeted us at the table with 3 selections of water. Chloe was our waitress and she was so kind and helpful by explains that they are a scratch kitchen and some popular dishes. It was such a great place and we will be back!
Thank you to Chloe and Andrew in making our dinner so wonderful.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was outstanding! Brunch was satisfing- lemon ricotta pancakes were the big hit!

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Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had our group of 14 for Easter brunch. Everything was incredible and the service was outstanding! Our server did not skip a beat and our family is difficult at times! Get the bucatini. It’s phenomenal. Also if your doing brunch the ricotta pancakes are heaven sent!

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KM
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great as always! Loved the burrata, canestri, branzino and chocolate cake. The atmosphere is warm and friendly, with a lively crowd. Fermento's is our favorite restaurant in the west loop.

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CM
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food! Even had delicious home-made gluten-free pasta! Would definitely go back.

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