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Formento's

4.6
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1583 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 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • 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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

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Mon - Thu 4:30PM - 6:30PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM
Fri - Sat 8:30PM - 10:00PM

What 1583 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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4.2
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipTarraS
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Pretty basic Italian place. Extensive wine list. Nice looking cocktail list but tried both th e Porch-Ade and a Moscow Mule, and there were not good. The wrong balance of ingredients to have much of a flavor other than too sweet. The Burrata tasted store bought, not fresh and whippy like a fresh burrata typically is. The meatballs were good, but the mains we ordered, the Tortelloni and the Orecchiette were just okay. Decent portions but lacked much complexity in the flavor. The pumpkin pie was a joke and again, tasted store bought and not fresh. It's definitely not worth the prices.

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vipWendyF
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food, service and ambience
Safe protocols maintained for Covid

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Suezee12
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fine, service and food.
ThankYou!

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MariaP
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and accommodating to dietary needs. Attention to detail!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Pre-COVID Formento’s bar/lounge was one of my happy hour go-to-spots. Sat outside for happy hour as I don’t feel comfortable sitting inside but was unable to order off the happy hour menu from outside. I can understand their rational in doing so to a point but can honestly say I probably won’t return. I spent $20 during that experience. If I was able to order off the HH hour menu I probably would have spent $80 and returned until outdoor dining isn’t possible.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about Formento’s! From the drinks to the dishes. We definitely got our money’s worth for how big the dishes and appetizers were. Our server was friendly and helpful. Definitely one of our new go to places! We also got a free dessert for our anniversary-a nice touch.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was fairly good. However, we ordered two side dishes with our entrees and they never arrived. The server did not check back with us after the entrees came out to see if we needed anything else. We were hungry so we went ahead and ate. It wasn’t until we were finished that the server came back and asked how everything was. When we told him that we never received our two sides he did apologize. He then gave my daughter a slice of chocolate cake (for her birthday) and did not charge us for that. He tried to make it right.

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JoanaF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I had a wonderful Saturday night dinner at Formentos. We ordered the calamari, tortelloni, and bucatini which were all fabulous and delicious. The vibes were perfect a Saturday night and ending to a girls trip is Chicago. Would definitely recommend and be visiting again!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wish they had heaters on the road side of the street

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience4

It took us one hour to get a table despite having a reservation.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Despite making a reservation, we waited for an hour before getting a table. The manager was rude and unapologetic!

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vipJjuil
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Food and service was great!

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MelanieR
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic and the team was super accommodating. Great experience!

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Manuela
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! More on the pricey side, but worth it on a special occasion

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vipchicagolucy
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we had a great evening w/great food & service whilst enjoying the outdoors - right on randolph street!! 🤩 highly recommend!! ✨

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katalina
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I went out to celebrate our anniversary, and had a wonderful time. We felt safe and comfortable the whole time. Even with the time restrictions we never felt rushed and our server was kind and helpful throughout the meal.

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LauraH
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great gluten-free accommodations! The cacio e pepe was probably the best pasta I've ever had. And beautiful, covid-safe outdoor seating. Would return!

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DavidR
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! The ribeye was cooked to my specs. My wife enjoyed her chicken parm as well. Dessert was tasty as well and I like the texture of the chocolate cake. Ice cream was excellent was just churned right!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The quality of the food is very low for the price. Even Vapianos has a better quality pasta.
The service was good though,

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Donna
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a short wait for a table outside, but received free appetizers for the wait! Everything was delicious and the service was incredible, highly recommend :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined here because we were in the neighborhood and would definitely come back for a date night!

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vipAmber
Chicago
280 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, fair prices and a beautiful patio set up in the West Loop. Service is always so genuine and kind here.

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ThomasO
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Waitstaff was overly rushing guests. Inconsistency in ordering and delivery of food. At the end of the day you know you are getting great Italian. Formento's doesn't disappoint but the service did.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had our anniversary dinner here. This was our second time dining at this restaurant. The food was delicious, as expected. He had chicken, which he as raving over. I had squid ink orecchiette with rock shrimp. We had a lovely creme brûlée for dessert. The staff was amazing and everyone practiced social distancing and wore masks. Highly recommend and we will return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Covid conscious protocols in place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, friendly, professional, and safe. It was a very nice experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first experience dining out in the time of covid. I felt VERY comfortable. The staff was very friendly and everything was safe. I dined in the patio and I was very appreciative of all of the precautions. My server was very attentive in what I can only imagine is a stressful time. I will definitely be going back.

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ThomasO
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Meatballs and pasta are incredible. Get the Southside cocktail!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was impeccable!!! Food was very good as was the wine and desert. Will be going back for sure!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was fantastic. Bit expensive (chicken Parmesan was $36).

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good seasoned to perfection

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SunitaT
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service - including a great kids' menu!

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vipGioGio2
Miami
27 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice outdoor dining tables. But better to book after sunset as the tables are west facing and very sunny. 🌞

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ShawnW
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience3

Food was sub par.
Lamb chops way too charred.
Meatballs werent bad.
Not much bread.

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ChicagoResident
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our server, Maddison, was great! We had a bit of a mixup with one of the items ordered and she quickly corrected it and took it off our bill, which she didn't have to do. She was kind and super understanding which made it a great experience for us. Wanted to highlight her effort to make it a great dinner.

As a whole, the food was tasty and it was a nice set up in their outdoor dining area that they have expanded into the street.

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MichelleG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing homemade pasta! Love the outdoor seating !

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Andrew
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Better value options in the area (Piccolo Sogno and Monteverde)

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vipBarbM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive staff, wonderful outdoor setting and delicious food!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an AMAZING time/atmosphere. Best Italian in Chicago!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Service wasn't great. I got the scallops and was still hungry

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You can order delivery directly from Formento's using the Order Online button. Formento's also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar, Postmates and Uber Eats.

Formento's is rated 4.6 stars by 1583 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.

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