Formento's

7 recent ratings
$$ • Italian Restaurant
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options are available
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Calamari, Cocktails, Dessert, Pasta
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7 ratings

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925 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60607
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Celiac

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I got confused and thought I was in heaven! While there wasn't a dedicated menu the server informed me they can make most of the menu gluten free and beyond that actually celiac safe! I was able to enjoy bread and oil, oysters, beef and truffle carpaccio, the orecchiette pasta, the paccheri pasta AND the tiramisu!

They make their gluten free pasta in house so it blows any Barilla pasta out of the game. My husband got gluten free pasta so we could share dishes and they were both so full of flavor and delicious. I got the paccheri because a lot of people here seemed to enjoy the vodka cream and it was some of the best I've ever had. I was also blown away when the server said they have GF tiramisu. Overall the food was amazing, the service was amazing and I left full and happy. We'll absolutely be coming back.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 weeks ago read full review

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I had a great birthday dinner here! They asked about allergies at the table immediately and brought me GF bread. They make their gluten free pasta in house and have strict policies to ensure no cross contact. I got the carbonara which honestly lacked some flavor so I wish I tried the vodka sauce! It was a bit fancier which was a fun experience for celebrating my birthday and they even brought out some GF gelato for dessert. They have a great selection of cocktails and mocktails as well.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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my new favorite spot for celiac-safe pasta and italian food!!! omg i cannot say enough good things. the service is incredible, staff is so knowledgeable about celiac, the kitchen handles gf items very safely. they brought out (really good) gf bread with our appetizer. and they make their gf pasta HOMEMADE! it is some of the best gf pasta i’ve tried and it’s in a fun little shape. their vodka sauce tastes incredible. i can’t wait to go back!!!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 3 months ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Reported to have a dedicated fryer
  • Bread/Buns
  • Calamari
  • Cocktails
  • Dessert
  • Pasta

Categories

  • Dinner
  • Italian
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

Photos


Oysters
Bread and Oil
Orecchiette Pasta
Tiramisu
Paccheri Pasta
Beef and Truffle Carpaccio
GF carbonara
Gluten-Free at Formento's
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Celiac

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Great service and delicious food! They were very knowledgeable about gluten free and asked if I get sick from cross contamination. The server ensured known of the food I ordered was cross contaminated. I got gf bread with olive oil, grilled octopus, Caesar salad, and the vodka pasta (I added sausage too).

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 8 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Gluten free brunch (open on Sundays, Google is wrong). Chillaquiles and polenta are gluten free! They can make the bloody Mary pitchers/charcuterie with Tito's vodka

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Updated 9 months ago read full review

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A waiter at Formento’s surprised me with gluten free bread and olive oil to enjoy with the rest of my table when the bread was brought out. Totally unexpected and so kind!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Great italian/gluten free dining experience. Offered gluten free bread. Most of their menu can accommodate. Staff knowledgeable on all food allergies including cross contamination.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Went here on a date and they were able to seat us immediately on a Saturday evening! They asked about allergies at the start of the meal and brought me GF bread separate from my partner who had her gluten filled bread. I felt good after and even ate leftovers the next day no problem!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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This was some months ago but I called to confirm they had GF fried calamari, the day before my birthday. The lady on the phone said they did. I called the day of my birthday to place the order and, as we know to do when dealing with dietary restrictions, I double checked, I asked the man on the phone to confirm the fried calamari breading was gluten-free. He said it was not. I don’t know which of them was telling the truth for sure but I did not want to take that chance with my money and my stomach.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They do not have a dedicated fryer but do make an in-house GF fresh pasta.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Staff was very knowledgeable and modified some starters and sides for me. Try the carbonara, it’s AMAZING.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The staff was amazing. Very knowledgeable and accommodating. No separate menu but they know what can be modified, which is a lot. Ate dinner there for restaurant week and will definitely go back. Props to the chef who not only made an excellent meal but was willing to alter anything.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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GLUTEN FREE FRIED CALAMARI!!!!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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