Let the trademark winds of this City guide you to this gust-atory loft of Italian-American goodness & gathering.
Intimate for dinner parties of either 20 or 200, this Chicago restaurant and loft space has created haute cuisine with heart from humble beginnings. Inspired by both the co-creator's grandmother and the classic Italian red sauce, you and your guests will be left feeling satisfied in both your stomachs and your soul.
Formento's, an Italian-heritage restaurant in Chicago's West Loop, offers three incredible event spaces for your party, shower, rehearsal dinner or next corporate event! The second floor is home to a gorgeous ballroom that can host as many as 200 reception-style and 120 seated. It stuns with vaulted ceilings, a private bar, coat check, and windows overlooking the West Loop. Also on the second floor is the intimate board room, perfect for gatherings of 8-20 guests. On the main floor is a gorgeous semiprivate space that can host up to 40 guests with lush leather banquets and stylish exposed brick - a great choice for showers, dinner parties and more. At Formento's, your menu and wine selection is customized to perfectly fit your taste and style!
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Does this include catering fees?
Estimated Price Per Head
from $30 to $100
Additional charges may apply if the client has special equipment requests or decor requests that do not come standard with the space. We do offer a state of the art sound system and microphone in-house.
Additional Insurance Is Not Required To Host An Event Here
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
Indoor Venue Space Only
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
The boardroom can also be used as a staging area or bridal suite for weddings.
Created as a nod to the co-owner’s grandmother, “Nonna Formento,” guests will experience an array of classic dishes, alongside new Italian-American favorites, created by Chef/Partner Tony Quartaro. The world-class wine menu, curated by Steve Morgan, offers guests more than 600 varietals from around world.
Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
Ample Parking Onsite
Located in the heart of Chicago’s bustling West Loop neighborhood, Formento’s is an Italian restaurant inspired by classic red-sauce joints of the 1950’s and 1960’s. Created as a nod to the owner’s grandmother, guests will enjoy traditional Italian family recipes, alongside new Italian-American favorites, all with a fresh culinary perspective.
Two private event spaces can accommodate parties of 20 to 120 guests in an intimate second floor loft overlooking Restaurant Row, featuring a private bar and separate entrance. Our private dining rooms are the perfect gathering place for any occasion-relaxed, causal atmosphere with fantastic food and great service. Located on our second floor, these spacious rooms boast their own private bar, restrooms and sound system.
Standout Venue Features:
The private event room features it's own private bar, elevator, private restrooms and coat check.
Awards & Notables
Formento's was given Three-Stars by the Chicago Tribune and Four-Stars by Time Out Chicago.
A gorgeous space with expansive windows overlooking the neighborhood with vaulted ceilings, chandeliers and a private bar.
- View: Overlooking the West Loop neighborhood.
- Max Capacity: 200
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Intimate private dining room perfect for business meetings or dinner parties of 20 or less. This room can also be used as a bridal salon for wedding receptions.
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- Max Capacity: 20
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This semi-private dining room boasts lush leather banquets and gorgeous antiques from Italy.
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- Max Capacity: 40
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