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Formento's

4.6
4.6
2252 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

11:30 PM


Booked 56 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

  • Neighborhood

    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

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,252 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. c

    cheryls

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Group of six friends had a delicious dinner on Friday evening. Service is great.
  2. BM

    BrettM

    New England

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    food Is excellent. service terrific. a little pricey for my budget.
  3. G

    Genoa

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Food and drinks overpriced for the quality and quantity. 2/6 did not like their cocktails, the ribeye was almost inedible. Apps were decent, service was decent.
  4. A

    Ashley

    Chicago

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always ! GREAT food and great service- thank you !
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was great, kept the table super clean and cleared often. The food was amazing! We tried brussel sprouts, cauliflower, oysters, skirt steak, and carbonara. Delicious! No complaints. Chocolate cake was to die for. Waitress was also very nice and helpful.
  6. MT

    MattT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and service. Brunch was very enjoyable, minimum noise level and the weather in September was just perfect for a nice patio setting
  7. e

    emmanuelk

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Wait staff was unprofessional, the service is very slow.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time celebrating my friends birthday here. The place was packed and the service team worked hard to make sure we had an amazing experience!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The food quality was not good. It used to be much better. Won’t be returning
  10. DR

    DanielR

    Denver

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Steaks were overdone. Pasta was excellent. Great service and a nice vibe.
  11. J

    Jaclyn

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and great food! I would recommend this to anyone!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My Ma was in town for a concert, and we had a great dinner at Formento’s beforehand. We were seated right away, staff was attentive, food was wonderful, and the manager, Thom, was a gracious host and generous with his time. Will definitely be back!
  13. JP

    JodiP

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    EXCELLENT FOOD EXCELLENT DRINKS! We love it here! We just came for our 5th time and brought my sister and brother in law! They raved about it too! Service is informative friendly and great! HIGHLY recommend!!!
  14. d

    debmy

    Chicago

    28 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Food was very mediocre for the price and service was struggling, but they felt short staffed, so I don't fault them for that. But the food is what I wouldn't come back for.
  15. SG

    SusieG

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Was recommended by someone I follow on inst
  16. KC

    KarenC

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Celebrating my birthday so we traveled to Chicago for the weekend. Formentos was the perfect choice, in every way! Shout out to the best server, Genevieve! She was a friendly presence, great guide and the service was top rate. Two of us had the carbonara: rich and delicious! Brussel sprouts, broccolini, risotto, meatballs—all delicious! And the Negroni! So good! Five of us so we give Formentos 10 thumbs up!
  17. J

    Jesse

    Milwaukee

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were visiting our son in Chicago which we do on a regular basis. He had a friend in town who had lived in Chicago for awhile. Our son raves about the restaurant so we made a reservation for the 4 of us. It did not disappoint! We all loved the Cesar salad. We had 3 different entrees that we all thought were great. Additionally, our waitress was really exceptional! We’d absolutely go back and we’d ask for her. She made it a wonderful evening!
  18. l

    leah6

    Chicago

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were in the bar area for the happy hour. We were going to City Winery for a 6:30 concert. We plan to return for dinner soon. The food was delicious. We really liked the beet salad and appetizer pizza. Can't wait to try the pastas.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I went for our birthday and were treated fantastic. Great food and service.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    3 hrs to receive entries
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Surprise birthday
  22. EB

    EmilyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great gluten free options! Excellent service. Noise level was loud but great overall experience.
  23. AN

    AziN

    New York Area

    92 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Third time dining there - unfortunately our experience was not great compared to previous visits. Our server was completely uninterested in serving our table, took him about 40mins to ask us for a drink order (he was extremely active with other tables) - and just really barely checked in. Food was good, but not great - especially for the $$$ It’ll be a a long time before we consider going back.
  24. c

    chifoodie

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience1
    Was really looking forward to a return visit since the food was delicious last time, but the service was awful this time. We were sat next to some big shot (maybe investor in the restaurant?) who was showing off to a friend and got the attention of the entire staff including our server and the chef. They were toasting and drinking wine with them and completely forgot that they had other patrons. We ordered a second glass of wine that just never came. Took forever to get our server's attention to cancel the wine she forgot and get the check. Awful experience and I would not return.
  25. a

    annettea

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Genevieve was outstanding!!!👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was impeccable. She did a great job.
  27. JH

    JakubH

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favorite restaurant on this street :)
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience5
    Food came out cold 2 chicken Parma and a cod !! Place was empty at 5 so no excuse! Sent out free meatballs while we waited another 25 mins for it to be recooked!we ordered coffee and a tiramisu manager sent out 2 other free desserts to split ! coffee came 10 mins after the dessert . Will never go again $45 chickenParmesan . I’m an idiot for paying it …
  29. C

    Croonie122

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Pre meal bread was amazing! Service very slow. Water and serving staff helpful but waitress uninterested and ignored us, took about 20 minutes to take our order! Beets in beet salad were over smoked . Caesar salad was a bunch of flat lettuce thrown on a plate with 4 croutons no chunks of cheese. Gem salad was over dressed & soggy. Pastas (tortelloni and carbonara) cooked perfect al dente. Too bad waitress never checked back after food delivered would have love some fresh cheese. Unfortunately service took so long we didn’t order dessert as the hard outdoor seating was most uncomfortable.
  30. SG

    StevenG

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had never visited Formento’s and decide to celebrate our wedding anniversary as it was in the heart of the Fulton Market scene Our waitress Genevieve was the perfect host as we were in good hands the entire evening. Thom the General Manager made a point of offering his personal congratulations on our event and made a great wine recommendation. Together they made us feel right at home. The food was amazing and already looking forward to our next visit.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience1
    It is probably the rudest place I have ever been. Servers are so entitled and even the front desk are not friendly at all. Food is great, but because of the servers will never go back.
  32. T

    Tkarp22

    Miami

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food was great, everyone was nice and attentive. Our table was outside and it felt weird cutting food, because the table top would bend in (it was made out of mesh). Will be coming back again!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience2
    We were sat at the bar even having a reservation because they did not hold a table for the reserved time. We also were neglected sitting in this area and the server even addressed this with us and offered free dessert to take home. After we paid, we realized we were even charged for the dessert. After mentioning this, we did not see her again.
  34. FG

    FrancesG

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Ambiance is wonderful. The maitre d and assistant manager always provide great service.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jesus took good care of us and make it a more enjoyable expedience than it already was ! I will continue to come here.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    We had to wait 45 minutes to be seated (we were a party of 12) due to a previous party not leaving. I even called that week to confirm our party size and time to ensure our table would be ready at arrival. It was incredibly frustrating and we were all hungry.
  37. t

    tlcrac

    Indiana

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and amazing service!
  38. P

    Pittsburgher

    E. Tennessee

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our best dining experience of our three nights in Chicago! Jesus and Thom — and the rest of the staff — were brilliant, and the food was really perfect. We weren’t up for a huge meal so husband had Caesar and the risotto with sweet corn and pancetta, and i had carpaccio with fresh truffle and the bucatini cacio et pepe. I make a mean risotto at home but — thanks to Thom — I can duplicate this one since he shared their recipe with me. They also treated us to a dessert to celebrate our birthdays. All in all a meal that we’ll talk about for a while — and will definitely return to next time we’re in Chicago.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family reunion
  40. BB

    BrianB

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the most delicious Italian meal I've ever had. We tried 2 veggie sides, 2 pasta dishes, meatballs, sausage, the rock shrimp pasta, and all of it was simply amazing. Each bite was better than the last and it wasn't heavy or overly filling. We like Monteverde too but Formento's in our opinion was way better for every single dish. The desert chocolate hazenut cake was to die for. We've never had anything like this with real hazelnuts on top and a crisp chocolate thin layer in the middle. Oh wow! Just WOW! This meal was amazing! The cauliflower had pepperoni and sliced chili peppers in it. That was so unique and delicious. The broccolini had this smoky flavor that gave it a delicious twist. I don't know how they made everything so delicious. Even days later my wife and I are still thinking about this meal!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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 2252 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 56 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

  • Neighborhood

    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

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • 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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