Formento's

4.7
1296 reviews
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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

What 1296 People Are Saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ND
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food - all of the pasta is home made and delicious!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great but wine list too expensive for price of food

IG
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always!

JF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and service, enjoyed al fresco dining. Staff kind and welcoming. Look forward to next time, soon!

DJ
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! Service was awesome. We love the location.

OT
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing, but the service was impeccable. Amazing service throughout the evening. I had the carbonara and my guest had the canestri... on top of the artichoke, the tonnato with prosciutto, and meatballs... we left full and happy. Have the Sommelier choose a wine for you, you will not be disappointed!

A
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food tasty - especially the pastas. The burrata was fantastic, as well.

They did not honor a pricing error on their menu, unfortunately.

Overall good and would go back.

SM
Dallas
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When I showed up for my reservation (on the wrong day... completely my own fault) they were so kind about it, seated us at the bar and fit us in when they could. It was fantastic food, drinks, and when they could have been rude, as the fault was ours, they were gracious. Will definitely be back (on the correct night).

L
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great ambience, delicious meal. Shared a salad or a pasta and chicken. Everything was delicious!

C
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The hostesses and waitstaff were wonderful!! Great atmosphere!
We will be back!

PD
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place! Food was excellent, service was attentive, and the ambiance was nice. Definitely going back!

ML
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service later was timely, assured, accurate and unobtrusive.

We ate Branzino, which was perfectly prepared. The fish was moist, light and delicious.

The Lobster Risotto was flavorful, sumptuous, and not heavy at all.

OT
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and excellent service made our anniversary celebration extra special.

u
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

My wife and I enjoyed an outdoor table . This was enjoyable for the night was very pleasant. I had swordfish, y wife octopus. both selections were fantastic. The highlight of the evening was the peach tart!
The pastry chef created a memorable dish, I would recommend over and over.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Waiter didn’t get our drink order for >15min. Octopus was tough and burnt. Pasta was small portion but delicious.

BS
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was our anniversary. They didn’t acknowledge it,but everything was very good. Especially the service!

G
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

A great effort was made to seat us on time and get us served and out in time for a concert at the United Center. Our server was terrific! The issue we had was the noise level. It was really really loud. But the restaurant is great, the food is great, though slightly to "saucy" for me, but that's just me. I would order differently next time. Just keep in mind that it is a loud restaurant.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! The food is incredible and you can always get a table.

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

It was fine, not great. A little expensive for what it was.

t
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was great but the food, which was tasty, was over priced and under portioned.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and excellent service. We sat outside and it was very relaxing.

CA
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and the wait staff was great!

KK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 3

Went there specifically for carbonara very salty not a good representation of the dish. Service was good.

TF
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! We had an unbelievable experience for my girlfriend's birthday. The service was truly incredible - she knew the menu well and helped with any questions we had and made some great recommendations. The calamari appetizer was a great start as it was crunchy and delicious. The bucatini pasta was TO DIE FOR. Literally it was hard to believe how good it tasted. The lamb chops were equally as delicious - cooked to perfection and not gamy at all. The creamed corn was a fantastic side dish big enough to split between the two of us. We ordered the blueberry crostata and the chocolate cake for dessert and we practically licked the plates clean! They brought us three scoops of gelato free of charge for her birthday as well and wow, we didn't even order them but we ate every bite... Throughout the entire meal our server and other employees were topping off our waters and replacing/organizing our silverwear very precisely - making our experience more than incredible.

Our visit was worth every penny and made for her "best birthday dinner ever". Definitely among my best meals I'ce had as well and we are both huuugggeee foodies. I cannot recommend this restaurant enough! Bravo!

MB
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our second visit to Formento’s, and our friends’ first visit. We had a wonderful server—she’s an AOC lookalike! The food was great— loved the avocado toast with crabmeat, and our pastas were delicious. All the fish entrees were good too— loved the scallops and salmon!
We’ll be back!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Disappointed with brunch. Reviews were great but maybe they were more for dinner. Had to request twice for the aioli sauce with the fries and was told the third time that they didn’t have any. Friend ordered a cheeseburger and wasted most of it, said that McDonald’s had a better burger. Another friend didn’t get any toast with his Formentos special order, then requested white but got wheat. Place was quite empty on Sunday for brunch which was very surprising.

a
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was, embarrassingly, our first trip to Formento's. It's around the corner from our home and we walk by it regularly. We can promise this will become a regular haunt.

We were the first in on a Sunday morning. We were welcomed as if we were old friends. Our server, Chucky, was pleasant and terrifically attentive, as was the rest of the team. Chucky offered great input and suggestions on the brunch menu.

The food was delicious - and beautifully prepared. I devoured half of my Egg and Mortadella sandwich - and would have eaten the whole thing if my stomach had had room. My partner enjoyed the great Lemon Ricotta pancakes, served with a blueberry compote, while our guest (a visiting friend from Mexico) had some Avocado Toast and a Cinnamon Roll - one that was light and beautiful.

The overall service was first rate. Our coffee cups and water glasses were rarely lower than 1/2 full, while a request for warm milk for the coffee was gladly accomodated.

Thank you again to the entire Formento's team for helping us show off Chicago's food scene to it's best.

OT
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a party of 9 and every single person raved about the food and service after the meal. We love formentos!!!!

TR
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and wonderfully friendly service. Lovely outdoor seating area too.

TB
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was an absolutely delicious!!! I will be back again most definitely!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time dining with Formento’s. My fiancé and I had an outstanding experience! The staff was very friendly and the service was 10/10. We tried a little bit of everything off the menu from appetizers and salad, to pasta and entrees. Chef Todd made an appearance (thank you by the way) and was very kind and showed excellent hospitality. We will definitely be back! Great job team!

JO
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

food was wonderful....... and staff were both professional and extremely personable.
Gorgeous and well crafted cocktails........ definitely will return

OT
Omaha
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Brunch was great. Sat outside and started to rain but at least we were covered. Everything was great but the meatballs were not hot. Only complaint.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family in town/birthday

t
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An outstanding restaurant. Chef Partner Todd Stein and the rest of the Formento's team continue to deliver a first class experience.

OT
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chloe was our server. She was very knowledgeable about each dish and helped us make selections that made sense. The meal was all around great. Had the Tiramisu for dessert and it was delish. Would highly recommend and would love the chance to return.

MW
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once can simply not find a better place for pasta in the West Loop.

WA
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

Had guests visiting from out of town and decided to take them for real Italian food. The food was fantastic as usual. Pastas, branzino, burrata. The cocktails were a big disappointment and we tried to order a cocktail to have the waiter tell us not to order that and order one of his suggestions. We did and then sent them back. Our guest ordered very nice bottles of wine and for some reason that seemed to send our waiter into a tail spin or he saw a chance to get a bigger tip. He then had a swarm of people serving us, he was almost shocked that we weren’t ordering more food and suggested we order more of a variety. At some point the staff seemed so flustered they filled up two of or cocktails with water. An odd experience.

g
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food's great, but the place is too noisy for words. What's the point?

KG
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

The food was good, would have enjoyed a few more of the scallops in the entree. We waited a long time for our entrees. It's noisy, even in the corner where we were seated. It's expensive for the quantity you are served.

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