Formento’s is a renowned Italian restaurant in Chicago, IL and offers its outdoor Patio for private parties. This is an authentic eatery that combines classic Italian cuisine with a contemporary approach. The exterior setting is suited to cocktail receptions, professional events, and personal gatherings.
The Patio is a slice of continental delight in the Windy City’s urban surroundings. Botanicals and string lights complement the relaxed yet refined ambience. The wicker-style seats that line the veranda echo those found on the original piazzas of European cities. This space can be curated to suit seated meals for 50 guests or laid out for standing events for a capacity of 85 people.
The immense wine list at Formento’s consists of over 600 varieties of wine, each carefully selected to match the chef’s creations. The Patio is a slice of continental delight in the Windy City’s urban surroundings. Attentive wait staff are dedicated to ensuring every detail of an exclusive event is tended to. This is a wheelchair accessible venue and you are welcome to supply decorations of your choosing.
Executive chef Todd Stein is passionate about creating delicious dishes that stay true to Formento’s Italian roots while simultaneously striving for innovative culinary excellence. Together with a talented catering team, he devises custom menus to suit any occasion. Pre-designed menus are also available, from family or buffet-style service to plated entrées. A snapshot of the receptions menu includes passed appetizers such as beef filet crostini, serving stations with Nonna’s famous meatballs, and chocolate truffle cake for dessert. The entrée menu is ideal for dinner parties of up to 20 patrons. Whipped ricotta to start, followed by eggplant parmigiana or premium cut, rib-eye steak are just some of the delicious meals on offer.