Forno Rosso Pizzeria - West Loop

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$30 and under
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Bringing traditional Vera Pizza Napoletana to the modern West Loop.

Please note we do not take reservations for our entire restaurant leaving room for walk-ins.

For Our Gluten Free Diners we highly recommend reserving gluten free dough. In our effort to serve the best and safest quality product our gluten free is available in limited supply, we strive to always have it available sometimes demand is greater and we do run out.

Vera Pizza Napoletana is made with a soft dough and takes about one minute to cook in a Wood-Burning oven. Because of this Pizza Napoletana has several distinctive characteristics. Pizza in Napoli is soft and foldable and can be considered “wet” by American standards. For this reason, people in Napoli generally eat their pizza with a knife and fork. Blackened char spots on the pizza crust is a tell–tale sign of Pizza Napoletana that has been cooked in a blistering hot, wood-burning oven. Each Pizza is an individual work of art.
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KW
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the food to the service was awesome. we started with the meatball appetizer, they were very good, then 3 of us ordered three pizzas to try a variety, they were each good and it was a great way to try different ones, plus they were great the next morning cold! Everyone working was great and very helpful, they were more than happy to show us the oven and answer questions. I highly recommend going here and we will go back!

JC
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Really one of the best authentic Neapolitan pizzerias in Chicago. Menu is limited bacause they focus on what they do best - maka da pizzzzaaaaaahhhh!!! Abbondanza!! Delicioso.

TL
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place; always happy to come back. Ana was fantastic. Thanks for the free desert!

m
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing appetizers and pizza. Absolutely delicious!

MS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Too expensive for pizza

PA
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Having been to Italy multiple times, most recently Naples in May, I can safely say that the pizza is as good and authentic as some of the best Naples restaurants .
Service is good, staff pleasant. Of course as everyone knows, parking in the West Loop is a serious challenge. I’d certainly return.

JH
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, professional, and attentive waitstaff and GM made this first time visit perfect. Great recommendations and fantastic gluten free dough created a great pizza with the right amount of char.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was super nice!

AD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal and service

J
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Forno Rosso is our go-to restaurant with our son. Kid friendly, great food/service, and pizza.

KH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite pizza place in Chicago. My partner and I go pretty regularly and are never disappointed with the food or drinks. We typically sit at the bar and love the bartending staff especially. Try the strawberry basil martini and pretty much any pizza and you’re in for the perfect night out.

JN
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a bus boy that was so incredibly sweet and good at his job that we tipped him personally. WISH I would have asked his name!! Food so so good and the vibe is excellent - casual, still West Loopesc. A pit pricey for pizza and salad but I think WORTH IT!!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very good meal. The octopus was outstanding and the pizzas were very very good. Half off bottles of wine on Wednesday.

CS
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were going to a concert and decided to try something new! So happy that we did, this little gem was amazing! We had the nicest waiter who was very knowledgeable and attentive and the GM even stopped by our table to say hello and welcomed us. We loved the extra little shots of limoncello and the cannolis too! The pizzas were so yummy coming out of the oven and the salad was super fresh and it had the perfect amount of dressing. This restaurant should not be missed!! Thank you for the wonderful evening!

MK
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second time that I've had a large group dinner here and both times, the staff at Forno Rosso has exceeded all expectations! Service was great, food was excellent, and everyone left happy!

c
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was amazing as always. Service was good but formal/robotic. Biggest problem is that they played Spotify WITH COMMERCIALS!!! It’s $9.99/month for premium. Give me a break. No faster way to ruin the mood than hearing ads blaring above. That ruined any ambiance they had. And their music choice was also terrible but I could live with that if you didn’t have ads.

K
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious. Great place for a large group with various dietary restrictions. And they have an award winning pizza that is a MUST TRY!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing service, we were celebrating a birthday and it was wonderful!

RP
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a large party of 12 on a Saturday Night at 7:00 pm - Forno Rosso wowed us all - We were seated within five (5) minutes of our reservation time and the service and food was fantastic. They made it a great evening.

OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service! The appetizers are awesome and the pizza variety is amazing. Would return and would recommend to friends and family.

DL
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pizza was probably as close as you could get to the ones in Italy. Maybe it’s all the fresh and imported ingredients. Would definitely go again in the future.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always amazing!

J
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience2

The pizza is great, one of the few places selling authentic pizza in Chicago. Nice ingredients and good flavours. It’s a bit pricey but worth it and the pizzas are pretty large. The food is served very quickly. The decoration and ambience is lovely other than three large TVs on the wall playing sports or cooking programmes , really ruined what would have been a romantic, classy, peaceful atmosphere otherwise.

l
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Forno Rosso has wonderful pizza whether we want something simple like Margarita or are feeling more adventurous. I also like that they have great gluten free pizza as well!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Everything was quick and delicious. We look forward to going back!

AC
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant in the city. The service and food cannot be beat. I am obsessed with the pistachio pizza and they have the best gluten free crust in the city. The staff makes you feel at home and we always have the best evening.

f
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding pizza and everything else. I'm still dreaming about it...

JK
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best gluten- free pizza I’ve ever had! I eat here every time I come to Chicago.

MF
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pizza alla Napoletana outside of Italy. Delicious food, excellent service. Definitely will be back again soon.

JH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always. Been here several times, and everything is always top-notch.
I'm not gluten-free, but my wife is, and they have the best gluten-free pizza crust around.

EB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious pistachio pizza! And Really kid friendly!

OT
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great taste, the pistachio pizza is awesome and excellent service!

N
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Our food and drinks were taken away when we were still working on them. Started wiping our tables down when we were still eating. The rushing by the servers was just too much and frankly unacceptable.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Servers were kind and knowledgeable about the menu and Italian cuisine. Food was absolutely phenomenal! Will absolutely go back.

CK
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and smooth experience from start to finish. Forno Rosso never disappoints us. We recommend FR all the time.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food was very good but we didn’t get seated until after 8:15 for a 7:45 reservation

AM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing pizza, it was delivered in less than 15-10 min! service is great!

OT
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and friendly service. We went there to celebrate 2 birthdays and had a party of 8. They were very accommodating and worked with is on allergy issues. Definitely will be back. Great pizza and good wine list.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best VPN pizzeria in Chicago!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Pizza was good but nothing we would come back for given its priced pretty steep

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