Fornello Trattoria

Italian Restaurant
1011 W Irving Park Rd., Chicago, IL 60613 1011 W Irving Park Rd., Chicago Directions
Today 3:30 PM - 11:59 PM Closed All Hours
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86% of 1254 customers recommended

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Fornello Trattoria has a treat for you!
Monday Special
Monday
$6.50 glasses of house wine
Tuesday Special
Tuesday
$4 craft microbrew drafts
Sunday Special
Wednesday
$15 unlimited bloody marys or mimosas with the purchase of an entree
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Live Music
Friday - Saturday
Enjoy live entertainment at Fornello Trattoria
Wednesday Special
Sunday
$9 house martinis

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About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Pizza, Italian, American, Cafe, Sandwiches
  • Meals
    Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    $15-$30
  • Hours
    Sun-Thu
    3:30 PM - 11:00 PM
    Fri-Sat
    3:30 PM - 11:59 PM
  • Cuisine
    Pizza, Italian, American, Cafe, Sandwiches
  • Meals
    Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Street
  • Delivery
    Yes
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    Yes
  • Vegetarian Options
    Yes
  • Gluten Free Options
    Yes
  • Catering
    Yes
  • Good For Kids
    Yes
  • Good For Groups
    Yes
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Tips

250
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Report | 2 months ago
get the mussels!
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Report | 3 months ago
Great Service!!
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Report | 4 months ago
very cozy around the holidays.
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Report | 5 months ago
Fornello's is my favorite local italian place. My boyfriend and I love it. Every time we go the food is fantastic and the wine selection is amazing. The owners are very involved and everything is made authentic and with care.
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Report | 5 months ago
Food and service are excellent, the atmosphere is very cozy.
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Report | 6 months ago
Best service and staff around...can't go wrong with ANY meal!!!!
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Report | 6 months ago
This place is a tasty neighborhood gem. We enjoyed our meals and the atmosphere. We will be back!
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Report | 6 months ago
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Report | 6 months ago
Great choice. Will go again again
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Report | 7 months ago
our family probably eats here about 5 times a year...with or without the savings of the Groupons
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From Our Editors

Ottavio Barbanente grew up helping out around the Chicagoland restaurants his father owned—answering phones, peeling potatoes, and scrambling to do whatever was needed around the kitchen. When he took over as manager of Fornello Trattoria, another of his father's eateries, he hit the ground running, managing a kitchen that earned a spot on Rachael Ray's Tasty Travels for its authentic Italian cuisine, which draws directly from Ottavio's grandmother's recipes.

Fornello in Italian means "little oven," referring to the brick oven that sears so many of Fornello Trattoria's dishes, including carefully crafted pizzas that are topped with imported ingredients and are available in both thin- and thick-crust versions, much like all newly discovered planets. Signature dishes include one of Ottavio's favorites, the timballo di maccheroni, in which four cheeses blend with marinara sauce before baking in a brick oven.

The bright interior is simple yet cozy, with lush palms, hanging plants, and twinkling lights around floor-to-ceiling windows that can be lifted to let in fresh air. The space has a quietly romantic ambiance that has prompted several marriage proposals, including Ottavio's own.

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Sun-Thu
3:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Fri-Sat
3:30 PM - 11:59 PM
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