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Fornello Trattoria

1011 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 404-2210
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Fornello Trattoria - Chicago, IL


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Love that they now deliver wine.


Really like the food at this place, but they have given me the wrong food the last two times I have ordered from here. Doesn't matter how great the food is if they keep giving me...

Editorial review from GrubHub 3/26/2014

Love that they now deliver wine. more

Editorial review from GrubHub 3/15/2014

Really like the food at this place, but they have given me the wrong food the last two times I have ordered from here. Doesn't matter how great the food is if they keep giving me the wrong thing. more

Editorial review from GrubHub 11/3/2013

I used to really like this place and ordered from here often. Over the past 1-2 years, it seems like the service has dropped off significantly and the quality of the food is now terrible. Not only does the food taste 3 hours old when you order, but this weekend I ordered a pan pizza that literally had NO sauce on it. This was the last straw and I will no longer be ordering from here. more

Editorial review from GrubHub 7/2/2013

Buffalo wrap was awful. Buffalo sauce thin and only tasted like vinegar! Did not get coleslaw that was charged extra for on both meals!. Orders have been downhill lately. more

Editorial review from GrubHub 4/13/2013

The food leaves something to be desired. But they do deliver beer... more

Editorial review from GrubHub 10/30/2012

Superfast delivery! And yummy food. And yummy beer. more

Nice Neighborhood place 4/25/2011

I just had the best take out pizza I've had in years. Yey Fornello. more

Amazing Pasta! 7/22/2009

I live right down the street from this restaurant, so needless to say I dine here pretty often. My boyfriend and I went to dinner a few weeks ago. This place is special for us, because this is where we had our first date. We started with our usual bottle of wine, but I was disappointed that they were out of my usual pasta dish. After consulting with the waiter, I attempted to order the special, and asked for it ""a little spicy, like the pasta I usually order."" It came out so spicy that even my boyfriend couldn't eat it. I felt terrible because I had asked for it spicy, but it was beyond ridiculous. I told the waiter and he just kind of stared at me. Luckily the dishes are large, so we shared my boyfriend's meal. I was kind of irritated at the level of service at this point, but then the waiter brought us a massive piece of tiramisu. I don't think he was a bad waiter, I believe a language barrier caused both the spicy problem as well as a lack of proper response. \r \r Pizza is so-so, pastas are amazing, indoor dining room is dark, quiet and romantic, great wine list, but parking is bad over here! Pros: outdoor patio, homemade limoncello, delicious pasta Cons: no parking more

Editorial review from GrubHub 11/5/2008

Increased prices, smaller portions, food generally not as good as it was in the past. I have been ordering from here since before Grubhub existed. Food is still OK, but 3rd time in a row lasagna not as good or big as it was in the past, and it is $1 more?\r \r Good businesses know the value of a good customer that comes back, this is what I was because the Lasagna was that good.\r \r Let me add, they have never been so polite on the phone as if I they did me a favor by taking my order.\r \r The place might have gotten too big, but the last 3 orders have been sub par, as I gave them the chance to recover, but same below average food. more

AVOID DELIVERY if you don't like cold pizza 10/5/2008

We ordered our pizza on a Wednesday night and it took over 2 HOURS for our 'cold' pizza to be delivered. Thin crust was borderline pan. Overall it was a huge disappointment. Cons: cold pizza, 2 hour delivery service on a weekday more

Editorial review from GrubHub 8/29/2008

We've ordered from here before and the food was always just ok. I did like their steak sandwiches. However, we ordered one of the vegetarian pastas and the seafood pasta the other night and it was terrible. Basically 2lbs of dry pasta with nothing in it. I can count on one hand how much seafood I got, and my husband is still looking for the vegetables. Never again. more

Editorial review from GrubHub 8/29/2008

Food was great even though it showed up 30 minutes late. more

Editorial review from GrubHub 7/30/2008

GREAT PIZZA and FAST DELIVERY! Our new favorite pizza place in Lakeview! more

Editorial review from GrubHub 3/2/2008

Always ask for extra dressing... never receive it! :( more

Authentic Italian that really hits the spot. 1/23/2008

Fornello has quickly become the go-to restaurant for my husband and I. The menu features all of the standard Italian fare, but also dishes that you will not find anyplace else (for example, the Pasta Dello Chef - bowtie pasta, mushrooms, sundried tomatoes in a unique balsamic sauce - truly outstanding). Servers are friendly and knowledgable - this is the kind of place that they remember you and what you ordered last time! We took friends from out of town to Fornello on a Friday night... after dinner they asked to go back on Saturday night too! That says it all! more

Editorial review from GrubHub 1/12/2008

This place continues to be one of my favorite delivery places in the area, from the pasta to the veal. Always on time and always hot, num num. more

Amazing service! 10/24/2007

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 \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 \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 more

Delicious Italian - Can't Beat the Gorgonzola/Blue Cheese Gnocchi 8/7/2007

All around great Italian - especially for Uptown - but, you can't beat the gorgonzola/blue cheese gnocchi in alfredo sauce! You'll likely enjoy this dish even if you despise gorgonzola cheese or think this dish sounds weird. It's not on the normal menu - I had it as a special about 6 months ago. I called yesterday but it wasn't being offered as a special. Without pressing the issue further, the order taker put me on hold, asked the chef about the dish, and he agreed to make it. Compliments to the chef...wonderful!!! more

Great Pizza 2/25/2007

This is one of those hidden gems in Chicago. There are so many great restaurants to choose from, but definately the best pizza offered in that area. more
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Authentic fine Italian food.

Owner Message

  • Welcome to Fornello Trattoria! Located in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago. Rachel Ray's "Chicago's Italian Hot Spot" Fornello has an outstanding menu, including pizza, pastas, seafood, salads and appetizers. Come in today for a delicious experience.<br...


  • In Short
    A hot brick pizza oven at the small bar welcomes Lakeview diners into this intimate space, which has a small sidewalk patio that shields the cozy interior from street view in the...

  • 12/28/2004 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Monday To Thursday From 03:30 PM To 11:00 PM Friday To Saturday From 03:30 PM To 12:00 AM Sunday From 03:30 PM To 11:00 PM
  • Payments:

    Master Card, Visa, Discover, American Express
  • Neighborhoods:

    North Side, Lakeview

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