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
Our server unfortunately made us feel as if it was a burden to be there at times and did not have a pleasant attitude. Also when I asked for more bread for the burrata his response was that it was supposed to be a “lighter fare” which I took as an insult lol. I wasn’t asking for the bread thinking he forgot it for the burrata but just that we wanted it in general. So I just said never mind.
Great place for dining, the food is delicious and the service is prompt. Me and my friends really enjoyed the classy atmosphere, fancy drinks and outstanding service.
Thanks to our server Paolina for the great recommendations!!!
Food was very good- stingy with bread- service was ok as felt rushed throughout the meal- cocktails expensive
Pleasant setting on the end of busy Randolph. From beginning to end, the service was polite and attentive and complimented well by the delicate Italian classic cuisine. House made pasta and lovely wine selection. Great start to an evening in downtown Chicago.
Our server was great and very informative. It was my boyfriends birthday and our server brought him a complimentary cake which was a special touch and we really appreciated it!
Food is always amazing!
Sidney’s service was impeccable!
Perfect family dinner!! Delicious and great service!
Good was great, massively overpriced. $40 for a bowl of pasta? In what world? Our server was nice but when we were stuck between 2 wines he chose for us but never told us which he brought…and also brought glasses when we wanted a bottle
Formento's menu is always enticing and both service and food preparation first class...but -perhaps due to the pandemic - the price points for the food now seem steep.
Pasta dishes were modestly portioned for the prices...one appetizer described as a spread arrived without anything to spread it on, but we did have some bread left from the initial olive oil & bread service brought to the table.
Would recommend more generous food portioning to match the price increases or perhaps when it comes to pasta dishes offering diners a full vs half portion priced accordingly.
Travis, our server (but usually the bartender) was outstanding. Food was great.
Delicious food. Came for a corporate dinner and they squished us at a small table. But otherwise, was great.
The food was wonderful and the service excellent!!
Wonderful service and outstanding food. Great place!
Always feels like a celebration when dining here..
Great food, wine and setting..
Outdoors on Randolph street in the summer..
Crisp white Italian wine
And the best cacio Pepe pasta and grilled Branzino
Am in in Italy?!!
We noted on our reservation that we were celebrating our anniversary and they put us in the back room which was designated to be a bit more romantic than the main dining area. Our waiter was fantastic and tended to our every need.
Great food, really good pasta… everything had some spice to it but was great
There were five of us so we were able to order a number of starters. All were delicious especially the octopus, the meatballs, prosciutto with melon and the Caprese salad. Everyone ordered something different for their main dish and we all agreed we would order the same dish again. The service was perfect and we had a really wonderful evening. Can't wait to dine here again.
nice spot, great food. waitress was very knowledgeable of the top food items and wine list.
Service was wonderful from start to finish. Pastas were delicious but the branzino was a bit too charred and bitter from it. Great wines and lively atmosphere. Recommended.
Overall a pretty average experience. Good was good, service was slow/inattentive and ambiance was warm. Assuming they were short staffed.
Great meal, great staff, great restaurant. Will certainly be back.
Though dinner was delicious, the waiter did not ask if this was a special occasion/did not seat us at a nicer table given the occasion I had listed via this app. It was our anniversary and we were sat at a small table. Not the biggest issue but given the occasion, I would’ve loved the evening to be treated as such. Our waiter was nice and quick and gave good recommendations- drinks were good, as was the food. Just disappointed where we were seated.
Formento's has a versatile dining experience that is an amazing place for a date night, catching up with old friends, or going over business. The patio is a great place to people watch, and the dimmed lights inside create a romantic ambiance. The Gem Salad was delicious, a great combination of creamy and crunchy. The Limeade Spritzer made me feel like I was 1000 miles away on a beach.
Highly, highly recommend this establishment.
Very pleased. Outstanding service. Staff friendly and engaging. Food was very good and came to the table quickly. Good spacing between courses. Definitely go back. Cocktails were excellent.
Great service, food was fresh and well prepared. Very satisfied :)
Great spot. The chicken was over the top - one of the best ever! The cacio di pepe was just OK - not much flavor and overcooked. Meatballs awesome! Great space and atmosphere. Service was good - the assistant was better than the waiter. Loved this spot. I'll be back for more roast chicken!!!
We had a lovely girls dinner date last night. Our server was excellent and recommend great pasta options. We also loved the delicious cocktails and would definitely return!
Chose Formentos based on the ratings. Wasnt disappointed
Great dinner, outside on the "patio." Everything was delicious, especially the calamari and ricotta cheese appetizers, the bucatini cacio e pepe, and the salmon. Perfect attentive service and lovely weather made it a special evening.
Food was fantastic. Hostess was incredible rude and the person who seated us was also not friendly - told us we had 1 hour and 45 min to eat but then it took 20 min to get a server and he told us not to worry about it. We’ve been to Formentos a few times in the past and it wasn’t like this. The service and the hostess were the biggest issue for us.
Lots of vegetarian-friendly fare. It can get extremely loud so it's best to go during non-peak hours if you're hard of hearing like me. The service was the best I've received in many years. We got lucky with a fantastic server. The support staff was attentive, too. Food takes some time to arrive but everything was fresh including the pasta. I would return to Formento's.
Amazing dinner. The carbonara is one of the best in the country.
The food here was absolutely amazing. The apps, the seafood, the pasta was some of the best I’ve had in Chicago. 100% coming back here and recommend to everyone!! Service was impeccable too!
The portions were extremely small and different from when I had been there recently. The hostess was rude when we walked in and it was just downhill from there. The manager gave us a side of asparagus to make up for things but made a comment saying “next time, we will get you bucca di bepo portions” which was condescending
Great location for a semi-formal to formal dining experience. Food and cocktails are fantastic. They take your full order initially so everything can be coursed out appropriately. My wife and I celebrated our anniversary here and would very much like to go back and try other dishes and their patio seating.
The food, wine and service was great. We really had a wonderful experience.
It was my husband’s birthday.
They don’t have complimentary cake for birthdays.
You can order delivery directly from Formento's using the Order Online button. Formento's also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.
Formento's is rated 4.7 stars by 1896 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.