Located in Chicago’s West Loop, Formento’s is a restaurant that marries the classic tastes of authentic Italian cuisine with new twists on traditional Italian fare. At Formento’s, diners get the best of both worlds, while the menu is fashioned after the recipes of the owner’s grandmother, Nonna Formento. There is a little bit of something for everyone here, as Formento’s attracts diners interested in enjoying traditional Italian cuisine as well as those who want to explore new takes on traditional Italian dishes. Using the freshest of ingredients, Executive Chef Todd Stein is very successful at creating a menu that takes the best of the traditional and combines it with different flavors to add a new perspective on Italian cuisine in Chicago.
Reservations for Formento's can be placed online via OpenTable.
The menu at Formento’s is where traditional Italian recipes handed down through many generations meet modern takes on Italian food. All the menu offerings are a tribute to the owner’s grandmother, Nonna Formento. Formento’s has a complete dinner and dessert menu as well as an extensive wine list. The following are some of the menu offerings available.
· Dinner - Starters: prawns, kale salad, gem lettuce, avocado toast, fried chicken, marinated olives, cauliflower, marinated olives, calamari, whipped ricotta, and more; pasta: fettuccini, spaghetti, rigatoni, bucatini, paccheri, and caramelle; fish/meat: scallops, butcher steak, pork tenderloin, brick chicken, bone-in-filet, and whole grilled branzino; sides: giant white beans, Brussels sprouts, Broccolini, wood-grilled asparagus, and crispy potatoes.
· Dessert - Tiramisu cheesecake, chocolate cake, affogato, panna cotta and shortcake. A number of dessert wines are also offered.
· Wine/Spirits - Formento’s offers an assortment of cocktails from the traditional to unique cocktails such as the Purple Rain, Spaghetti Western, Frenchie, and Hemingway Daiquiri. Formento’s also offers an extensive wine list featuring an assortment of wines from various regions.
Formento’s has several private dining spaces that can accommodate up to 200 guests. The private dining facilities at Formento’s are unique in that they also include a private bar and restrooms. A complete sound system is also available.
Specific private dining room options include the following.
Ball Room – 120 guests seated, 200 guests standing
Board Room – 20 guests seated, 40 guests standing
Sicily (semi-private) – 40 guests seated, 60 guests standing
Nonna’s – Available for casual dining for up to 6 guests
Additional information regarding private dining facilities at Formento’s is available by contacting the restaurant directly at 312-690-7720 or by completing the private event request form at the Formento’s website. There is also a complete events kit that provides detailed information on private dining services offered by Formento’s for review on the restaurant’s website.
Gift cards for Formento’s can be purchased online at the Formento’s website.
Formento’s, 925 W. Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60607, website, Phone: 312-690-7295