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For 2
Date
Fri, 2/23
Time
7:30 PM

Fornetto Mei - Flame Baked Pizza & Trattoria

3.7
254 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Cozy
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Lunch
Located between Michigan Ave & Rush St, Fornetto Mei is a Gold Coast gem offering a cozy & intimate atmosphere with authentic Italian dishes in an elegant venue. The décor conveys the classic elegance & grace of European style, with all the warmth & hospitality of the Midwest. Fornetto Mei offers fine dining with consistently delectable food accompanied by personalized service.

Visit us after a busy day of shopping on the Magnificent Mile or sightseeing around Chicago. NOTE: Visit our sister restaurant Mei's Corner serving Asian small plates located at 101 E. Delaware Place.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Breakfast Daily: 7:00am - 11:00am,
Dinner Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
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Phone number
(312) 573-6301
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Steven Greske
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Catering
Full restaurant menu and catering menu. Contact Jamie Gonzalez, Sales & Catering Manager, 312-573-6209 or jgonzalez@thewhitehallhotel.com
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Cross street
Michigan Avenue & Rush Street
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Parking details
Valet parking: $15.00 for the first three hours.
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Public transit
Bus 151 or Chicago Avenue, Red Line, Subway: Chicago Ave & State St
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Special events & promotions
Full Catering Events, contact Jamie Gonzalez, Sales & Catering Manager, 312-573-6209 or jgonzalez@thewhitehallhotel.com
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Fornetto Mei offers a variety of unique and intimate private dining options - from our cozy Whitehall Place Lounge to our glass-enclosed Atrium and special event space on our second floor. Our dedicated Special Events Team will assist you in executing a flawless and memorable event.

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What 254 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
3.7  based on recent ratings
3.6
food
4.1
service
3.5
ambience
2.9
value
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75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Restaurant Week: seared scallops with roasted corn and squash, Bolognese and lava cake delicious. Tuesday night super quiet and the drinks were definitely worth it!!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
1.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Food was really poor
Wish it was better as live in the neighborhood

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

Cozy little place, good food and very attentive staff.

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vipHeightsfoodie (Houston)
1.0  Dined on November 2, 2017

They accepted the reservation but informed me upon arrival that the kitchen was closed. The whole point in using the app was to find food nearby when I arrived late on a flight to ORD.

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vipAZ4298 (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on August 23, 2017

The Seafood Risotto was divine! The shrimp and scallops were perfectly cooked and the the flavor was excellent. The Ceasar salad was a pleasant surprise. The dressing was not cream based but very light and flavorful. I truly enjoyed this meal.

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vipMike (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on August 6, 2017

Excellent food fired pizza in an old world setting

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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on July 20, 2017

Nice atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner (Indiana)
4.0  Dined on July 12, 2017

Our server, Solomon, was excellent. He served my husband and I in the bar and then moved us over to the restaurant for our dinner with friends. he did a great job.

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vipJames (Vancouver)
3.0  Dined on May 5, 2017

The service was excellent, but the food was only 'OK'. I'd never been to Chicago before, I had higher expectations of the pizza. And they don't have a pepper grinder - what's with that? Just regular old ground pepper in a shaker on the table.

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John (Portland)
4.0  Dined on April 5, 2017

We enjoyed our dinner with long time friends. Attentive service and good food.

We shared the appetizers and deserts.

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vipChiFD (Chicago)
1.0  Dined on March 28, 2017

Not a good experience. Ordered a Caesar salad and it was served with no dressing and pickled anchovies.
Will not be back.

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Tasty (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on March 19, 2017

We visit Chicago once a year and go out of our way to eat here. This intimate restaurant is located at the Whitehall Hotel but you can toss out any preconceived notions about this being ordinary hotel food. It's reasonable prices and interesting menu present a far better experience. Choose anything on the menu. You can't go wrong. Don't skip dessert either.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on February 6, 2017

This is a strange restaurant in a hotel and it was empty even during restaurant week. Our waitress got every course wrong and argued with us on what we ordered from the restaurant week menu. A 20% tip was included for a party of 5 and the service was terrible.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2016

Thos waa one of those rare scenarios where the service was top notch and the food was even better, but the relative anonymity of the restaurant and chef provided a more intimate dining experience than we could have hoped for in one of the more popular areas in Chicago. I dont think it will remain this way for long.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on December 23, 2016

Food was awful. We ordered the arancini, meat & cheese tray, pizza and shrimp pasta. I sampled it all and chose to drink a coke instead. Wish I would have read the reviews before eating here.

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