Formento's

4.7
1902 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
What 1902 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. The appetizers and entrees were absolutely delicious. The service was 2nd to none! Highly recommend.

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LindaK
Orange County
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place for a special occasion. Food and service were great!

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JudyS
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Formentos is one of our families favorites.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food. Minor issue with our food, that was corrected right away. Wonderful hostess, manager and server. Service was excellent. We experienced this place a year ago and got married there, so we decided to celebrate our anniversary there. Will be back. Excellent hospitality.

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vipAngelinaL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Formento’s is an absolute gem in Chicago. The meal was absolutely perfect! We ordered the King Ora Salmon and the Chicken Parmesan and they were delicious. The salmon was cooked perfectly as it simply melted in your mouth on every bite. My wife had the Chicken Parmesan and she loved it!

We had an amazing experience as our waiter, Fernando, was attentive and treated us very well. He was so nice that he even packed us a dessert to go since we had to rush out unexpectedly. He made great conversation and made our night with that wonderful gesture.

-Cristian

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vipTeddy
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!!

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vipRunDMC
Naples
25 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Food was very good- stingy with bread- service was ok as felt rushed throughout the meal- cocktails expensive

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AlexG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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CassandraS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipPanda
Chicago
70 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious pasta.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food

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vipBuckheader
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always amazing!
Sidney’s service was impeccable!

MN
vipMiaN
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect family dinner!! Delicious and great service!

CF
ChiFoodie
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends birthday

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vipOPfoodie
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Travis, our server (but usually the bartender) was outstanding. Food was great.

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MissM
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Delicious food. Came for a corporate dinner and they squished us at a small table. But otherwise, was great.

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vipLauraR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful and the service excellent!!

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vipbobk
Detroit
78 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and outstanding food. Great place!

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vipWendyF
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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?!!

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Rachel
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, really good pasta… everything had some spice to it but was great

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vipDancer
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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DrewF
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

nice spot, great food. waitress was very knowledgeable of the top food items and wine list.

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Drilldoc
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Overall a pretty average experience. Good was good, service was slow/inattentive and ambiance was warm. Assuming they were short staffed.

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Jeff
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, great staff, great restaurant. Will certainly be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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.

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BrinaS
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Dantrag
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food was fresh and well prepared. Very satisfied :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
226 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!!

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Cynthia
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chose Formentos based on the ratings. Wasnt disappointed

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vipCriticalOne
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

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.

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KNicolau
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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.

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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 Uber Eats.

Formento's is rated 4.7 stars by 1902 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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