Forno Rosso Pizzeria - 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.
The food is exceptional - tied to the incredible quality of the ingredients more than anything else. There is a real focus on this - and you can taste it. Service is good - professional, friendly, and knowledgeable. The wine list is a touch narrow in scope with a heavy focus on old-world wines, but that's consistent with their emphasis on Italy-sourced ingredients.
Great good, great dessert, great service. Will be back
The gluten free pizza crust is the best we have ever eaten. No difference to wheat based crust. Outstanding
Requiring a credit card for the reservation seems like pretentious nonsense, especially at a place as popular as this. Failing to prominently flag the requirement to pre-order gluten-free crusts is obnoxious, but what’s inexcusable is the manager’s too-bad-for-you posture when we expressed our concerns. Next time we’ll just go to Macello’s.
Early dinner with wife, and daughter.
I've finally found a gluten free pizza crust that has the taste and texture of a regular pizza crust!!!
Best Pizza in the city hands down. That Primitivo wine they have by the glass is outstanding as well.
The gluten free pizza was amazing!
There seems to be more and more places in the area that charge high prices for small portions of food. I would not call Forno Rosso a low cost dinner, but for the quality and quantity of food it is a great value. My most recent experience was a date night and we had a great time.
We booked a dining room table 3 weeks in advance and were seated at a bar table.
Order appetizers that arrived before drinks and had no cutlery. Requested silverware and were brought silverware. Had to then request napkins.
My family have been coming here for over 4 years and this place has become our staple for special occasions or just getting the kids out the house. The service is remarkable but the freshness of the ingredients is what keeps us coming back. The burrata is my favorite. Looking forward to the next truffle season.
One of best pizza in Chicago. Great choice for wine. Family friendly
Very good, real Italian pizza. We love forno rosso!
Awesome Italian style pizza. Tasty varieties. Love the white pistachio pizza.
The best pizza in Illinois! Exactly like the one you get in Italy, or maybe even better! No deep dish BS Chicago pizza, this is the real deal! pizza with porcini mushrooms and sausage is my favorite!
Waiter very helpful providing information on menu items.
Nice dining area.
There were many young kids and babies present ans staff accommodating to them.
Suggest a few more kids items on the menu.
Absolutely authentic Italian. Quality, uncomplicated ingredients. Super.
Our group of four had a wonderful experience. We dined during 'restaurant week' and two of us ordered from that three-course menu. We ordered two additional appetizers as well. The food and service were excellent. Neapolitan-style pizzas were very well made with fresh ingredients. One of our party also ordered fresh made gnocchi which also was excellent. Overall experience was wonderful. Will be back.
Service was slow - food was outstanding.
the pizza was delicious. I loved the prosciutto arugula one so much I never got around to the others my group ordered! And one of the owners stopped by to ask how our meal was and we got to chat with him. So classy. My only quibble - it was a little too loud.
Great waiter, food and ambiance. We lunched on a winter’s afternoon so noise level not an issue. Can’t speak to dinner situation though. I will be back.
I cannot say enough good things about Forno Rosso. My fiancé grew up outside Naples and has been on the hunt for the last decade for a pizza place in the the US. We found that in Forno Rosso. The pizza is straight out of a Napoletana oven, the buffalo mozzarella melts in your mouth, the homemade spicy olive oil is the perfect complement to every dish. Our favorites are the Caponata, focaccia, verdure miste, octopus, and Caputo pizzas. Add a bottle of wine and top it off with the tiramisu, cannoli, and/or Nutella pizza and some limoncello and you will have the best Italian meal in Chicago. Buon appetito!
Great pizza! I am gluten free and the gluten free crust pizza was AWESOME! It was actually bready and delicious, not gummy or soggy or tastless. It appeared that the wheat crust pizza were equally delicious per the guests that I was dining with.
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!
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.
Awesome place; always happy to come back. Ana was fantastic. Thanks for the free desert!
Amazing appetizers and pizza. Absolutely delicious!
Too expensive for pizza
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.
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.
Our server was super nice!
Fantastic meal and service
Forno Rosso is our go-to restaurant with our son. Kid friendly, great food/service, and pizza.
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.
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!!
We had a very good meal. The octopus was outstanding and the pizzas were very very good. Half off bottles of wine on Wednesday.
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!
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!
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.
Absolutely delicious. Great place for a large group with various dietary restrictions. And they have an award winning pizza that is a MUST TRY!