Formento's

4.6
1938 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 1938 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved! The food was outstanding and the service was impeccable. We had calamari as a starter and it was almost too much for us to finish, in fear we wouldn’t be able to eat dinner. Had to skip dessert! The restaurant feels dark in the best way, and cozy. It was pouring rain outside and it felt warm and inviting inside. Really had a nice experience.

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vipLivetodine
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food service special placr

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing! Highly recommended!

JP
vipJamesP
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

IT WAS GREAT .....EVERYTHING ON THE MARK ......GREAT STAFF

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Anonymous
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere had a great ambiance and the good and drinks were delicious!

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NotNewToChicago
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made this reservation for a friend. He told me that he thoroughly enjoyed himself.

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Sheamus
Atlanta
31 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great food and superb service. However, a family with a SCREAMING child was seated next to us. The noise was borderline intolerable. Nonetheless, the wait staff and food were outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Service was attentive and overall (slightly up scale) atmosphere was a great.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Corporate space with no real ambiance. Decent homemade pasta, but other than that unremarkable. I wouldn’t balk at coming back, but I wouldn’t ever try to.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good pasta! Good drinks!

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ChicagoRunner
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant, will definitely think of them again in the future for special occasions!

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vipCourtney
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Celebrated my birthday here and it was the perfect place to on a Sunday night. Great food and service as well..highly recommend!

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victoriap
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always! Wonderful food, ambiance and hospitality.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Ambiance was great too. Espresso martini is too sweet and has no espresso

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vipShanina84
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Just okay but not great. The food was just ok. The burrata was extremely small and overwhelmed with tomato and pine nuts . The
carbonara had very little prosciutto in it and was a bit over salted. My husband commented that the steak was good but for me the highlights were the side dishes. Lastly the drinks were good but overshadowed by the poor service (my table received our food an hour after being seated). I’m disappointed because I’ve only heard good things about this place which is why I chose to have my birthday dinner here. Unfortunately it was a major miss for me. I do not recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Delicious food and drinks here- the carbonara was amazing, and I recommend the espresso martini for dessert. You could tell that they were short staffed here, but our waitress was very pleasant nonetheless and checked in on us as often as she could. Even though it took a while to get our order in, the food and drinks came out quickly. I came with a friend for a girls night, but we both thought this would be a great date spot.

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DanielleH
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food at Formento's was delicious and the outdoor seating was gorgeous! Our server was probably the best part. Enrico brought two of us mocktails AND a slice of amazing chocolate hazelnut cake in honor of my friend's birthday. So sweet and thoughtful and he made our experience that much better. Thank you, Enrico!

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MeganC
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whipped feta starter was amazing! I had the bucatini cacio e pepe as my main course and it was perfectly made and the exact right portion size. I finished off with the salted caramel gelato which was to die for!

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GayleF
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Appetizers were quite good and food was delish. Would go back.

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Cookbookclub123
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food

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KathyK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing pasta. Everything was 5 star.
Will return!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service

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DavidK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In town for a conference and, as can happen, changed our head count at least three times. Yet, they always accommodated, even upon arrival. Travis took care of us at the bar and was so exceptional that we requested he handle our table, which he did! Food and wine (great list!) were fantastic. We’ll be back… and better organized next time, promise!

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had reservations, therefore we (3 people) were a seated at a small table that seemed to be for 2 people. We immediately requested a bigger table. The host checked for larger available table. Upon finding one he asked if we would like to see it first since it was near the bar. We accepted it. We started with an appetizer, meatball which were outstanding, and then entrees (veal, swordfish and pasta) which were wonderful and plentiful.

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vipDinealfresco
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The pasta was a smaller portion and the pricing was a little expensive. Overall, it was delicious but a bit pricey.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

$45 for branzino - that was so thin and small it really could not have been more than 2oz. Very dry. Terrible. They sat everyone on top of each other even though there were numerous open tables. Not rushing back - too many other options available

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vipCm89
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Rushed to get food orders in; food was good. Near the kitchen and dealing with lots of traffic and waiters shouting “corner”

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vipLoreleiM
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience1

We gave this venue high ratings because the food is exceptional and the service very good
It is unfortunately very loud which detracted from the wonderful experience we had

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Great food. My issue is that when I labeled it a birthday dinner and also told them again at the restaurant they did nothing for it. Even though the staff said they would handle it. The food and ambiance were very good though

SM
SteveM
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe and some of the best pasta I’ve had in Chicago.

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vipAnitamd
Columbus
118 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve made a point of coming here whenever we visit Chicago and it’s totally worth it. We came with friends who ate here for the first time and were equally impressed. The chef took the trouble of coming out to meet us and gave us his signature chocolate cake to try. Each course was better than the one before. Get the whipped ricotta and buratta tomato salad for appetizers. All of the pastas are incredible and worth trying. It was so special to be treated like family. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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OldManInChicago
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

One of the worst restaurants in west loop. Starting with the front desk hostess all the way to the manager, they all have attitude. They have forgotten that they have a job because customers are there. We were there on a Saturday afternoon and our table bill ends up to be around $600 and what we got for that money? A rude waiter who argues with my wife that you can’t have your salad with your meal and you need to eat it before the main course, he literally threw the bread basket in front of me because I asked him where is the the bread basket that I asked for 15 minutes ago, he shrugged his shoulders and says it may be in that tray looking at a tray a few feet away, then got upset and went and got the bread and hit it in front of me on the table and walked away. I eventually asked to see his manger and with a lot of attitude he finally got me the manager. I asked to be served by another waiter.

As for the food, it had no taste or flavor. My chicken parmigiana was dry, chewy and made of tasteless cheap chicken. Pasta wasn’t better either.

They ruined our night. Stay away from this place.

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CheriF
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening!! The food was outstanding and service was excellent. Highly recommend the pasta dishes and the squid appetizer. This will be in our Chicago rotation for sure!

DB
DanielB
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Very nice place. Ambiance received a lower grade because we were outdoors and we had factors beyond the control of the establishment, such as liud emergency vehicles, and even a panhandler begging for money. Inside probably would have been better.

KC
vipKimC
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service on point.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

LK
LindaK
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JS
JudyS
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Formentos is one of our families favorites.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an incredible time! Thank you!!!

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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 4.6 stars by 1938 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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