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Formento's

4.6
4.6
2199 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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2 people

19:00


Booked 82 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Wed 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Thu–Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 690-7295

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    David Schwartz

  • Private party facilities

    Formento's offers two gorgeous private event spaces and one semi-private spaces for groups from 10-200 guests. Contact us to learn more and to craft a one-of-a-kind experience for your next event.

  • Private party contact

    Elizabeth Bolger : (312) 690-7295

  • Area

    West Loop

  • Cross Street

    Randolph and Sangamon

  • Parking Details

    There is pay-to-park and open street parking in the area.

  • Public Transit

    El: Morgan Green Line Stop

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan

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What 2,199 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. FF

    FeFe

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    Food was awful. Went on a Tuesday and everything seemed like it was leftovers from the weekend. Prawns were gummy. Steak was highly disappointing. Service was lacking. Kids vegetables looked like they came from a can and microwaved. I came here for a private event months ago and had fantastic food. Maybe it was an off night? Nevertheless, enough for me not to come back.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    For an Italian restaurant I was disappointed with the flavor of the gravy. I wanted to love the chicken parmigiana but there was just not much flavor. The salad was good. The service is great.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary here. Everything was superb from the wait staff to the food. We had the Gem salad, Branzino and the brussel sprouts. All we’re delicious. We loved it and will definitely return the next time we’re in Chicago.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The whipped ricotta was incredible. Had the cacio e pepe and agnolotti for main course, both were superb. We asked our waitress to surprise us with her favorite dessert which was a wonderful coconut tapioca with dark chocolate and strawberries. Such a wonderful experience and can’t wait to come back!
  5. JL

    JulieL

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were a party of 8 and all of us agreed that the service, the food and the ambiance were top notch! We were greeted and seated in a timely manner and from the moment we sat down, our experience was superb. Absolutely outstanding team at Formento's and we look forward to dining here again.
  6. M

    Margs

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The pasta was amazing. The prawns-not so much. Bar service was a bit slow and not very engaging.
  7. DL

    DarrenL

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Great food, service was slow but food worth the wait
  8. KM

    KathrynM

    Chicago

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinner at Formento's was wonderful! Our giant prawns, burrata, canestri pasta, and Icelandic cod were excellent, and the cookie dessert was out of this world. The service was friendly and efficient. We will be back soon!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We sat outside on a lovely day. Very enjoyable! The food was delicious.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was really good but the manager Sabrina was the greatest person
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Food and outdoor patio were a hit. Our server just forgot about us for very long stretches. It was a nice night but not expecting 2.5 hr meal.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Formento’s was perfect. The service was just right, the food was phenomenal, and the patio was so cute.
  13. MM

    MonicaM

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Service was slow however the servers were really trying to accommodate us. The staffing was low, staff seemed new and kitchen overwhelmed. They did comp a lot off of our bill however it was a rough experience.
  14. T

    Tiger

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Edwin the server was fantastic! Above and beyond on all accounts! Great food, atmosphere and ambience! See you again, soon!
  15. LL

    LoLothefoodie

    St. Louis

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Had dinner with my friends and the spritzers were amazing and pasta portion sizes are perfect to fill you up without needed to take any home
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    It seemed like our waiter was new. It was understandable that our drinks and food orders were slow, but our waiter seemed annoyed with us right off the bat. We were really patient with him, but it definitely tainted our experience because he wasn’t friendly or even apologetic about giving us the wrong orders, forgetting our orders, or the lack of attention he gave our table. I don’t see us coming back.
  17. DB

    DiannaB

    Phoenix

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a marvelous time and the staff were so accommodating. It made our night. Love this place. Food is incredibly good. Thank you!!
  18. SS

    StephanieS

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, everything came out timely for food, and the wait staff was extremely hospitable and knowledgeable.
  19. Y

    Yama

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 July 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    Food was a bit pricy. Soft drinks don’t come with refills and pasta is small portions. Quality of the food is delicious.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Nina was excellent. Very nice, personable and knowledgeable. Good food and atmosphere outside was awesome. Would recommend and visit again soon.
  21. AH

    AshleyH

    Chicago

    46 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on 19 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Delicious meal. Server was very friendly but busers took our one guests food before he was done/while he was chewing which made us feel rushed despite continuing to order other drinks and have conversation.
  22. ML

    MLucas0122

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waitress was timely, engaged, and seemed to enjoy the experience of waitressing, which is not always the case in today’s environment. The food was exceptional and I can Hardly recommend the squid ink orecchiette pasta and shrimp dish. It was excellent and was the perfect entree size for a lighter dinner. The beets appetizer was also delicious. The meal was flavorific!
  23. JP

    JodiP

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent amazing food and drinks! We sat outside on a beautiful evening and it was all perfect! Our 5th time there and highly recommend!!!!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall1food3service3ambience1
    Horrible experience. Table right next to us was extremely loud and obnoxious. Little help from the staff. Food was ok. Not happy at all.
  25. MH

    MarkH

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good for large groups
  26. p

    paulr

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and awesome food!!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 July 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    I took some clients here for dinner. The shrimp cocktail was $23 for 4 small shrimp. Two of my clients ordered the same steak. One was rare plus and the other medium. They were served to the wrong people and we had to hand plates over the table to exchange. Not that big of a deal if your at Outback Steakhouse, but this was a $700 dinner for 4 people. We order an after dinner drink off the menu that they didn’t have. It was little things that added up to me never going back. If you want a delicious Branzino then go to Girl and the Goat. The Good: the sommelier was really good, Brussel sprouts, crispy potatoes
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food and most thorough wine list I have seen in some time. Service was impeccable and was a very pleasurable experience. We will definitely come back.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 11 July 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Our table service was not good but it seemed to be our server, not the overall wait staff because the tables around us had attentive waitresses, nor the hostesses, etc. we interacted with. Focaccia was offered as we sat down and took 45mins to get to the table. When we asked about it during that time, the waitress blamed it on the men who were serving the food, saying they took it to other tables. In one case (because bread came by multiple times), the focaccia was served to a table who had already finished eating. Anyway, once it finally arrived, it was hard. Oil was delicious. We ordered tiger prawns as our starter and were served 2 prawns and 2 very small shrimp, which was disappointing because the menu says prawns and the price point. Our drinks and pasta dishes were good, but, since I’ve heard so many great things about Formento’s, I was underwhelmed.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We arrived about 30 minutes before closing and the care and attention we received was terrific. We were not rushed and our server & the manager were incredibly accommodating & gracious about our inquiries and requests. We had a lovely meal after a very long day.
  31. m

    madisons

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The overall experience at this restaurant was decent - the cocktails are made well and the staff is incredibly friendly and informative. The waitress recommended 2-3 dishes / person, however that recommendation left us with an excessive amount of food leftover. The chicken parm and the side dish potatoes was the highlight of all of the dishes - the chicken entree was pretty dry and flavorless . I felt overall the food was decent but for the price lacking any significant notes of flavors that would make me come back.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    51 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Tom was great getting us a good table. Santiago was fabulous and speedy. Sommelier was very helpful. All in all, a great celebration for our 30th anniversary!
  33. SS

    SSJL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Their pasta is delicious, but the Bucatini Carbonara in particular is just divine, the best you'll find this side of Italy. Their cocktails are creative, well balanced, and great tasting. Steaks are good. Desert menu is unimpressive. Prices overall are steep, but you know that coming in. Definitely recommend.
  34. P

    Penelope

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 June 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience2
    1, our waitress was very rude. she had just set the check down, a few seconds later when my friend left she came back to pick it up, looked inside and literally said "this isn't done yet" and made a face...
  35. AK

    AllenK

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The four of us went there to celebrate a birthday and spent nearly $300.00. To celebrate the birthday, Formentoes wrote "Happy Birthday in chocolate on the recipient plate. The Birthday Girl ordered a $4.00 sorbet and charged her for it. The sorbet probably cost the restaurant a $1.00 or less. Really!! Can the afford it?. Note to self, never ho to Formentoes for a birthday agin.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 27 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The service was a little slow. A large group seated after us got served before us and we sort of got forgotten. The food was ok, generous servings but nothing outstanding and quite salty. Menu descriptions didn’t match up to the actual dish eg. One dish had a cream sauce but it wasn’t on the menu as such, the Milanese Veal was just a crumbed chop, and a salad was laden in Parmesan!
  37. AS

    AnaS

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    First time here - old timey vibe with big leather banquets, dark wood, big bar. The Rat Pack would be quite comfortable in the dark rooms! Loved the atmosphere but it was a little loud for my middle aged ears, probably better for a large, rowdy 20-something group like the one right next to us. Pasta was very good and housemade. Chicken parmesan was the size of a small island. Gelato was also very tasty and beet salad and gem salad were solid. I'm giving it four stars only because I reserve five stars for foodie, chef-driven places. he outdoor area looked really nice but it was raining so we had to sit indoors. There's really nothing to complain about here - it's a nice, solid, traditional Italian restaurant.
  38. M

    Maggie

    Chicago

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding, so was the service - amazing place will visit again
  39. MK

    MacKenzie

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly phenomenal food and great service. We rated it a 13 out of 10!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolute greatest service I have ever received. The waitress Paolina could not have taken better care of me. Food was unbelievable. Will Be coming back again.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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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 also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 690-7295.

Formento's is rated 4.6 stars by 2199 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 82 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Formento's

925 West Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60607

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Randolph and Sangamon

  • Area

    West Loop

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Wed 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Thu–Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Steak, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    There is pay-to-park and open street parking in the area.

  • Public Transit

    El: Morgan Green Line Stop

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    David Schwartz

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan

  • Phone number

    (312) 690-7295

  • Private party facilities

    Formento's offers two gorgeous private event spaces and one semi-private spaces for groups from 10-200 guests. Contact us to learn more and to craft a one-of-a-kind experience for your next event.

  • Private party contact

    Elizabeth Bolger : (312) 690-7295

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