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Fornello Trattoria

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1011 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60613-2913 (Sheridan)
+1 773-404-2210
13:00 - 23:30
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Sun 15:00 - 23:00
Mon 15:00 - 22:30
Tue - Thu 15:00 - 23:00
Fri 15:00 - 23:30
Sat 13:00 - 23:30
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Madison, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

Vodka alla Fornello and Cavetappi Carborona are amazing. Great pasta!! Get the Tiramisu as well. For drinks the Sangria is also very good and a big glass. Coming back soon!

1 Thank worldtravler84
Level Contributor
58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

This is a rustic Italian restaurant with old charm located in the Lakeview side of town steps off the Sheridan stop on red line. Restaurant is huge with a separate bar that had happy hour going on at 6:30 but we skipped that for a full three course meal. Table awaits with candlelight and a selection of a red and... More 

Thank Ecaterina H
Chicago, Illinois
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110 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2015 via mobile

OK. Hometown review time. Italian food done well. The place is very approachable, especially when Ryan is behind the bar. Since we go here all the time, we usually order the spicy calamari and the eggplant parmegan. But, there are many other great choices. The restaurant is right off the brown line if you are not on the north side.

1 Thank jim590
Addison, IL
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2015

It was our first time dining at FornelloTrattoria. Heard a lot of good feedback, so we decided to have dinner at FT before seeing a show at the Mercury Theater on Southport. Started with the Antipasto appetizer & the Mista Insalata followed by the Gnocchi Quatro Formaggio & Linguine Calamari. Everything was delicious. The red sauce on the Linguine is... More 

Thank oivkovic
Chicago, Illinois
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89 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2015

FORNELLO TRATTORIA – – 1011 W Irving Park Rd., Chicago, IL 60613, (773) 404-1800, fornellotrattoria.com Q-Tips say: We liked it. The Q’s decided to have a drink and Mr. Q had the lasagne. Mrs. Q had one of the specials of the day. She really wanted the Braised Beef Ravioli that is on their internet menu but not on their... More 

Thank Alice34203
Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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135 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2015

Disastrous dinner. We had a simple order , salad and pizza but the kitchen couldn 't cope at all. Apparently the take- out desk was so busy on the rainy night that the cook made us wait 1 and 1/4 hours before we got it. They seemed to give priority to the take- out part and customers in the restaurant... More 

1 Thank Wim W
DuPage County, IL
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186 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2014

This restaurant is around the corner from another Italian restaurant that gets more publicity and is a little more "trendy," but we really enjoyed the food and the service. The dark wood and ambiance are "Italian supper club." There is outside seating, although we stayed inside. Give it a try!

1 Thank Nanster630
Chicago, Illinois
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39 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2014

We recently found this old neighborhood Italian gem. The service was perfect and attentive. The food 6 appetizers , salads and 6 dinners all winners. The portions were large enough to take home doggy bags. Wine list reasonable priced. Can't wait to return.

1 Thank BBpizza25
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65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2014 via mobile

We took a recommendation from the kid at ace hardware. Nice atmosphere and great food. My husband had lasagna and I had the veggie version. Delicious - great sauce. Worth the visit.

Thank Queentooty
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94 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2014

It was a very mixed experience when we had dinner here last weekend. The start of the meal was fine (Caprese tower, Caesar salad) but the pasta was a mixed bag. The bow tie pasta della CHEF was quite good but the Pasta Romantica was without flavor and drowning in some type of grey liquid. Definitely a cut below hospital... More 

Thank Iowaman1959

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 22:30
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:30
13:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1011 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60613-2913
  • Public Transportation: Next door to Sheridan Red-line stop. Irving park and Sheridan - 80 Bus
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Wrigleyville
  • Neighbourhood: Wrigleyville
  • Phone Number: +1 773-404-2210

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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This energetic sub-neighborhood, part of the larger Lakeview neighborhood, has a split personality. In the daytime you can stroll along its streets and enjoy a quiet meal, shop for gifts, walk along the row homes or sit peacefully in Graceland Cemetery. After dark, the neighborhood springs to life. Go bar-hopping along Addison and Sheffield Avenue or join the crowd at the historic Wrigley Field for live music. If there’s a Chicago Cubs baseball game in town, be prepared. Cubs fans can get a little rowdy and may prove to be a bit overwhelming if you're not expecting it.
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