Formento's

4.6
1627 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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Experiences

  • Heated Tent Patio Reservation

    Dec 4, 2020 - Jan 31, 2021

    Book your outdoor Experience at Formento's! We are now taking reservations for tables on our outdoor patio!
  • Dining Reservation, Private Event Space

    Dec 4, 2020 - Jan 31, 2021

    Formento's offers a limited number of indoor tables in our private event spaces for dinner reservations! available to small groups of 2-6 guests. Strict social distance adherence, with tables at least 6ft apart, with ample air purification and sanitation measures are in place. Our full a la carte dinner menu will be available for purchase. Formento's is dedicated to providing a safe atmosphere for this intimate indoor dining experience

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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 1627 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was good heated tents were not so heated .

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food2service2ambience3

Service was subpar, bread came out while we were eating our entrees. My friend ordered the scallops - came out with 3 for $32. Would opt for Sienna Tavern next time

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience4

I was excited to take my fiancé out for a date night. I used the reservations link on their website, to reserve a price “igloo”, in which it brought me to OpenTable to reserve. Upon arrival, they let us know that the reservation was for a “private area” but not the igloo, and that apparently is reserved through a different platform....

Although we were disappointed, as we were looking forward to the intimate dining “igloo” experience, we ended up just eating within the exterior tent setting outside.. the service from there on our was so great. Food was perfectly cooked and tasted amazing. Other than the reservation hiccup, it still was a great experience overall.

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Debo
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and food; from appetizers to main course and even dessert! My only small complaint was that I was cold on my left side and hot on the right...haha- but, they made a great effort to accommodate outdoor seating!

DJ
DaleJones
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience4

Food was overpriced for the quality. Portion sizes were very small as well.

DD
DashingDiner
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Loved the outdoor ambience and setup. The food and service were very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had to wait thirty minutes for our table which was a bit annoying but our meal and server were fabulous. He sent a few extras to acknowledge our daughter’s birthday and the fact we waited for our table. We haven’t done much dining during Covid especially in the winter but Formento’s was top notch and I highly recommend! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt very safe with the Covid protocols in place - temp taken at the door, tables spread out, masks being worn, hand sanitizer at each table.

The server was phenomenal handling dietary restrictions (GF/DF), including substituting olives to start in place of the typical bread which was very thoughtful.

They also included a glass of champagne at the end of our dinner for a birthday we were celebrating.

We were both pleasantly surprised at the portion sizes. I actually thought it was perfectly priced for as much food as we received. That said, I’m not mad that we ordered far too much considering everything was delicious.

Thank you Formento’s team for making a birthday in a pandemic suck a little bit less and being so accommodating at every turn! We can’t wait to join you again.

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vipSirc899
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

We were very rushed and told numerous times about our time limit which we were very aware of. The staff kept trying to cleanup our table the middle of us taking bites of our food so we had to put our masks on while we were eating because they were constantly at our table. Then the staff made a comment that they could cork our bottle do we could take it to go. We still had plenty of time to have another drink and finish our wine. This made for an unpleasant dining experience with friends who rarely get to see each other.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it so good

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner outside in the tent area was great. Excellent staff and was just warm enough to not feel cold during the meal despite mid 30’s temp outside.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, ambiance and food. Especially the calamari!

SM
vipSheilaM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff and food were wonderful. Great place to be outside under a tent during these difficult times.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! Highly reccomemend

AK
AdamK
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in the city for Italian food. You can't go wrong with Formento's

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vipHughes
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a cold night but the heaters and tent made us feel cozy. The service was amazing and food was on point.

JH
JoyH
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Overall good; food and wine are great. Service was slow though; no one came to take orders 30 mins after being seated.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We only went out for drinks and appetizers. Although they were both very good. The drinks were strong. Calamari was great. The heaters are set up well. Only issue was they allow dogs!?!? So the dog at the table across from us kept barking . .

SG
vipSG67
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite all of the nonsense this and other restaurants have to endure from misguided public health policy, the service never suffered. We were happy to be able to do our part to support our restaurants.

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SM50
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Big heated tent outside with tables spread out. Service was very good as well was the food!

EM
ElMar
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

absolutely fantastic- great covid protocols- great vibes, great food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even though we were outside, the experience and ambience still felt like pre-Covid Formento’s. Love this place!!

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ElleryM
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We came for date night and sat in their outdoor tent. We felt very safe and perfectly comfortable! The service was wonderful, though it was a little loud. We had the kale salad and cauliflower to start. The cauliflower was recommended by our server and it had a good range of flavors, but wasn't as crispy as I was hoping. I got the bucatini and my fiance got the risotto. My bucatini was cold and the noodles stuck together. I also wish the pieces of bacon were smaller and the egg yolk was mixed in (though it did look beautiful this way!). The risotto was incredible! Nice and spicy and the seafood was delicious! The piece of carrot cake we had for dessert was underwhelming. I would love to come back another time and try some other items on the menu!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd day in a row. Was there lastnight our waiter Abel was fantastic! Food,drinks and dinner. Round two today. Abel being our waiter again. Service excellent! Thank you.

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Pehata
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very satisfying. Stuff took precautions according to the state health requirements. Food was amazing. Outdoor seating area was heated and pleasant for November.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff were so attentive! We had an accidental spill and they provided another drink, curtesy of Formento’s. The food was beyond delicious. I found myself so stuffed by the end of the night. I will definitely return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor patio experience

KH
vipKeithH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We wanted to help support local restaurants during this pandemic, and stopped in for dinner on one of the last nights of milder weather. We sat outside in a nice tent full of heaters. We were happy to find gluten-free options on the menu, including an excellent homemade GF pasta! Which is often hard to find. All of the food we tried including the Gem lettuce salad, Cacio de Pepe & pork neck gravy pastas, plus the chicken Parmesan was very, very delicious! One of our best meals this year. Service was friendly and easy. How to be back to try rest of menu, and hopefully be able to sit inside again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Great food and wine. The place in general was very cute but they did not have much heat in regards to the outdoor seating with the pandemic but overall nice experience.

JL
JennyL
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wanted to take advantage of outdoor dining one more time before the weather turns. I was impressed with the social distancing measures put in place and that they were taking temperatures of everyone that came through. We ordered the ricotta and burrata starters and then shared the chicken Parmesan (and still had left overs!) everything was delicious.

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vipReyesparty
Orlando
22 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I we had an amazing time celebrating our 20th anniversary of marriage! The service and food was outstanding and delicious. Great Italian food!

AM
AndreaM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect experience. Outstanding service, delicious food, beautiful patio. Will definitely return!

NB
vipNancyB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place knows how to do service and hospitality right! And the food is just to die for!

LH
vipLynnH
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time at this restaurant & I will definitely be back! Service & food was beyond!!

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devo
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The General Manager was on point with our request.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was awesome. Very social distancing and spacious. Felt safe!!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambiance! Our servers were wonderful!

CM
vipChefMW
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one our favorite restaurants in the city. If you go I recommend getting the bucatini carbonara. It is one of the best I have every had. The Hemingway Margarita is fantastic and a must have.

MC
vipMikeC
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every element of our evening was great...from reception to the meal and dessert service. Comfortable environment with good spacing of tables, extra attention to Covid preparation and attentive service from the team. Can't wait to go back.

FAQs

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

Formento's is rated 4.6 stars by 1627 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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