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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JP
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant! Based Neapolitan pizza in Chicago!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful. Can’t wait to go back!

EM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I heard that gluten free crust was award winning and it did not disappoint. We had a group of 8 with the majority of us being vegan. Everyone enjoyed their food and our server Terasita was amazing.

N
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A small, but lively restaurant in West Loop with a large selection of individual-sized pizzas made in a blazing hot, authentic pizza oven. Must try some appetizers!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, so fresh and dishes were unique! Service was excellent as well

OT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I got the white truffle pizza as the specials and it was THE BEST PIZZA I’ve had in! Thing crust, soft dough, and the truffle is just amazing!!!!! Can’t get over it! Our server is patient, humorous, and and patient. I will need to come back again!

NY
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.

T
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good, great dessert, great service. Will be back

VJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The gluten free pizza crust is the best we have ever eaten. No difference to wheat based crust. Outstanding

DS
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience2

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.

RS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Early dinner with wife, and daughter.

EL
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've finally found a gluten free pizza crust that has the taste and texture of a regular pizza crust!!!

TK
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Pizza in the city hands down. That Primitivo wine they have by the glass is outstanding as well.

JK
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The gluten free pizza was amazing!

DC
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service1ambience1

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.

f
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of best pizza in Chicago. Great choice for wine. Family friendly

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good, real Italian pizza. We love forno rosso!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Italian style pizza. Tasty varieties. Love the white pistachio pizza.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

KC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

MK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Absolutely authentic Italian. Quality, uncomplicated ingredients. Super.

MR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

N
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Service was slow - food was outstanding.

b
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

r
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

MF
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

HN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

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.

KW
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
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
34 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