I took my boyfriend to Fornello last night for his birthday, and we had such a good time. Neither of us had ever been there before, although we live right around the corner, and we loved it. We had a couple of bottles of wine (Crow Canyon merlot and Rock Castle pinot noir), the pasta romantica, the rigatoni verdura, and mussels with white sauce for an appetizer. Everything was delicious. And, after finding out it was my boyfriend's birthday, our waitress brought out a huge slice of tiramisu for dessert, on the house. She was a great waitress too -- attentive without being overbearing, very fun and lively, and incredibly welcoming.\r
After eating, we went to sit at the bar in front of the fireplace -- cozy and romantic. The bartender, who was also the owner's son, gave us each a free drink just because it was our first time dining there. Then, to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday, he poured us each a glass of limencello.\r
Seriously, this place has the best service in Wrigleyville, not to mention great food that comes in awesomely huge portions. We'll definitely be going back soon.
Pros: friendly service, comfortable atmosphere, delicious Italian food