Formento's

4.6
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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 Todd Stein 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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Sun - Thu 4:30PM - 5:45PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Fri - Sat 4:30PM - 5:45PM 9:00PM - 11:00PM

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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall, I couldn’t have been more pleased with our first time at Formento’s. Food and service were exceptional. The only issue I had was how close the tables were to one another, but other than that everything was great!

CE
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the room. Staff were great - no service issues as all. In fact, lots of supervisors, servers, and bussers. Always had water and fresh silverware. Food great: swordfish, fruity salad (tastes better than it sounds), meatballs, and pasta (stick with app size unless you like leftovers, which I do). Bar was overpriced and I'm not sure wine was priced competitively although the breadth of selection was impressive. Everybody was very nice!

ST
Columbus
21 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent atmosphere and food.

MG
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the ambiance. We sat in a back room which made us feel special for a bit until others started to be seated around us. Staff was very focused on providing us with a good experience. Appreciated the food and experience.

OT
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Pasta was undercooked. Surprised by that given the price they charge.

FL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and food was very good! We will be back for sure!

LC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Dishes are a little expensive!

T
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall, I love this place. Here's the shortcomings: the craft cocktails were only 1/2 the size of the standard glass for that particular cocktail. For $15, fill the glass at least 3/4. We ordered from the prix fix menu, and the fish was too fishy for my taste, but everything else was fantastic.

L
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience!! Service is fantastic!

J
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for NYE dinner and it was great!

A
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve tasting menu had great food and exceptional service from Adrian.

ET
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual Formento's never disappointments. Our family of 10 shared an early New Year's meal there. The staff was great, the service was accommodating and the food was rich with flavor and delicious!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an incredible New Year’s eve dinner! We rarely do the prix fixe menu, but this was an incredible value and we were so happy with the entire evening!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I was a little nervous about going to this restaurant as I admit, I’m a bit precocious about restaurant and I noticed it had every time open. I went anyway because of the menu and the reviews and boy I’m glad I did! The food was outstanding, and they gave no problem at all when a person in my party asked for something off the menu (they wanted just gnocchi with marinara). The service was impeccable. We had Chloe and another man but I didn’t catch his name. Our water was consistently filled which seems minor but it became noticeable with the attention to service details. Would highly recommend. Note- it is on the pricy end and the prices listed on the menu for pastas are for a bread size plate of pasta, so you’ll be paying about double that per entree of pasta. Worth it!

LS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great authentic food and great service!

OT
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a last-minute decision. And honestly based on reviews and distance. We knew nothing of the restaurant. We were sat immediately. Service was amazing. Her suggestions were perfect. I had the scallops!!! I highly recommend. I also had the mussels. They were unbelievable !!!!!! I would go return! Thank you Formento’s

PD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Moms birthday

D
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Food was awesome. Our server was the best.

DK
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner and service.

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic and very knowledgeable service from our server Ater. Provided great descriptions and recommendations. Bar made great drinks and the food was delicious.

A
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fabulous experience ! Perfection in every way. Thank you.

SH
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous meal here! Great food, service and atmosphere.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jesus is an amazing employee, above and beyond and remembered us- Sam & Amanda

TB
Puerto Vallarta
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Relegated to upstairs.
Good way average at best. Took out of town guests. Disappointed

W
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Formento's was a terrific experience for my business associate and I who went there for dinner. Our server was great, perfect balance of checking in occasionally but not overbearing. I had the bucatini and my associate the butcher steak and both were delicious. Wonderful tiramisu at the end and a 20 year port to wash it down and all in all a fabulous evening

DJ
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! From the valet to the hostess to the waitress to the other servers, the service was impeccable. Pasta was done to perfection & nothing on menu disappointed. Thanks for a great night!

A
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous experience for our anniversary dinner. Our first time dining here and we loved it and will be back!

D
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food - everything we had was amazing! Great wait staff!
I loved that you could do a smaller order of food or an entree order.
The worst part of the experience was I ate so much i was uncomfortable

JV
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food! Great Atmosphere! The staff was excellent and service was terrific. I highly recommend this restaurant!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and cocktails. The asparagus appetizer was to die for.

s
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm not a big fan of family-style Italian. This is a great modern take on the typical family-style restaurants out there. Food and service are outstanding. Can't go wrong with their bucatini.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Profesional and high quality service! Great manager ! Thank you for amazing time.

M
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is outstanding! Truly one of the best meals we’ve had in Chicago in a long time. Fabulous service, exceptional food! Go!!

d
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Underwhelming ...too much hype for the actual experience

DS
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This was my second time having dinner at Formento’s and it impressed again! I haven’t had the appetite or chance to try any of the appetizers or the larger entrees, but the bucatini carbonara has the best flavor and texture of any pasta I’ve had in the city. The kale salad was flavorful and fresh, and the red wine suggestion from our server was spot on. There were multiple large groups at the restaurant for holiday parties, but that didn’t impact the service or timing of our food, which was a pleasant surprise. I’ll be back to eat my way through this menu!

JG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While our reservation was massively delayed, a Formento’s team made up for it with a private dining space and great serving staff.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had to wait for our table to be

m
Las Vegas
18 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pasta was delicious, the squid ink & the bucatini were our favorites. Cocktails were great & our waiter was a delight. Every single thing we ordered were perfection.

LZ
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice spot for a group. Food is very good, would not say amazing, good value. My guests enjoyed the evening!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food with attentive and knowledgeable service.

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