Formento's

4.6
1800 Reviews
$31 to $50
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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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

What 1800 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wedding Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my boyfriend here for his birthday and was very happy with everything. The food was excellent, especially the pasta, and the service is better than at some Michelin star restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food2service3ambience4

My bone-in filet was four bites of meat, to the bone. BOH should never have presented the cut.

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vipAshley
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a wonderful experience with amazing food! Thank you!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and server! Would definitely come back!

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vipbusinessdiner
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Drinks were good, apps were good but pasta was too mushy, and lacked flavor.

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Heater40er
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing service. The server answered all my questions and gave incredible recommendations. We were incredibly happy with everything.

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vippantone808000
Chicago
78 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food and service, plus delicious gluten-free pasta options! Don't miss the Cacio de Pepe pasta with added truffles! My husband loved the carrot cake - best he's ever had. Definitely will be back again, for seasonal menu changes and delicious foods!

JJ
JulieJ
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Incredible menu, delicious food. It’s fast becoming my favorite restaurant in the area.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Service was terribly slow and portions were extremely small. I see no reason to go back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally awesome!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our server and we apologize for being so loud. Big excited group :)

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vipchicagofoodguy1
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Run of the mill, bad service, forgot the pasta w/ chicken parm, didn't know the wines, etc. I never leave a bad review, so really sorry - just not the A-game during our visit.

JC
vipJessicaC
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

All of the food was delicious and the atmosphere was lovely as well! Looking forward to coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing!

JB
JacquelineB
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time there, this was by far the best Italien Restaurant... The staff was great, the Chef came to our Table and told us that when the guest are happy than he is happy... We will be back on our next trip to Chicago

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ohtraveler
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Overall the dinner experience was underwhelming. Upon arrival, two very gracious hostesses greeted us, and took us to our table upstairs. The dining room downstairs had a great vibe to it, but upstairs appeared to be an event space-turned-dining room (I get it, it's covid and they're trying to make room for everyone and it's tough). I would suggest for others dining here to request main floor dining though. As for the food, the salad was exceptionally tasty. the rest of the meal left much to be desired. the meatballs were average. The chicken parmesan was not impressive and the spaghetti that accompanied it was just not good. The other dish (pesto pasta with veggies) was also not appetizing. As we were trying to eat the main course, we decided that it would be best to ask for the check and go across the street to Jeni's (ice cream) - which was so good and the best part of our evening.
Our expectations for Formento's were high, and maybe that was the problem. Overall, You can get a much much better dinner at other places in the city.
One bright spot to the evening was service - the server was fantastic and attentive.

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vipCathyK
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I seriously love Formento’s. Without fail, the food is exceptional and everything else follows from that.

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HarryS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food! Very knowledgeable and friendly staff. Casual ambiance, not too loud.

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JenniferW
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience1

Salad was wilted and the shrimp scampi was charcoal and over cooked, which we did send back. Our drinks were great though. Our waiter was great!

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vipknitter2
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The place is great. Only downside it was freezing. They had the AC cranking. I recommend but wear a sweater.

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Justin
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and service made our celebration feel really special.

HB
HudsB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A little disjointed at first... the printer ran out of receipt paper. Eventually, service was good.

JA
vipJACKIE
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Loved the menu. We found something for everyone and the chef had his A-game on. So did the bartender. The server, not so much. Not attentive or interested in providing good service.

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Marina
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service! My family really enjoyed eating here.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got a free dessert for our anniversary.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Workers were courteous and attentive. Food was awesome. Authentic and excellent tasting. Atmosphere was cool and lively.

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Bulldawg92
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went for my daughter’s 26th birthday and had a great time. The waiters food suggestions were perfect. Everything tastes great. I had a fish special and my daughter had the chicken Parmesan which were both very good. The side of potatoes was not special. Meatballs, kale salad and rolls were delicious. When I’m in Chicago again I would definitely visit this restaurant again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing!

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JamisonJ
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall amazing food, great ambience and service. They made my wife's birthday special and did a free piece of chocolate cake (delicious)! Branzino (sea bass) and Strozapretti (spring version) and both were flavorful and high-quality.
Clarification: the pasta prices on the menu are for half portions (3oz), this wasn't necessarily small but if you're really hungry you may want to order the full portion, which costs a little less than double the price. This wasn't clear from the menu and could have been made clearer on the menu.

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TanyaS
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

we ordered the crispy potatoes, cauliflower (starter), orecchiette seafood pasta. every thing was delicious. Didn't like the kale salad too much.

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vipHollyH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We didn’t get half of a meal and it didn’t come until we were done with dinner. The worst part was that they said they would rectify it but never really said they were sorry. It really was embarrassing because we brought friends there for a special dinner. I am not sure if we will be back.

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TylerB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

2nd time at Formentos and an excellent experience from all involved. Great date night spot with a menu full of Italian classics.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing halal steak. Our server was excellent and really made sure our meal didn’t contain bacon or wine. Calamari was fresh and spicy. Squid ink pasta was amazing. Prime rib perfection. Dessert we got tiramisu and chocolate cake always a winner.

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CourtneyL
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The service was so bad that the food didn’t even matter. Meatballs were good...I’d recommend them but the server had to be flagged down anytime we needed anything. Really disappointing.

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VanH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service with great ambience in the West Loop.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wish I would have tried this place sooner! The food was delicious but what really blew me away was the incredible service. Everyone from the hosts, server, wait assistants— seriously everyone was so great. Cant wait to come back!

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MonicaM
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing calamari, I am a calamari snob, and this was the best I've ever had by far. Carbonara to die for. Server was very good and helpful. I highly doubt anyone would be disappointed dining here.

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BeverlyK
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great wait staff and awesome food. I would recommend to a friend.

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vipJaymec
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was very taste but WAY too salty. I couldn't even eat the potatoes, mushrooms and brussel sprouts.

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Formento's is rated 4.6 stars by 1800 OpenTable diners.

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