Fornello Express

Restaurant
1011 W Irving Park Rd., Chicago, IL 60613 1011 W Irving Park Rd., Chicago Directions
Today 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM Closed All Hours
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87% of 1333 customers recommended

About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Italian, Pizza, Cafe, Sandwiches, Healthy
  • Meals
    Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    $15-$30
  • Hours
    Sun
    3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Mon-Thu
    5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Fri-Sat
    5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Cuisine
    Italian, Pizza, Cafe, Sandwiches, Healthy
  • 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
  • WiFi
    Yes
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Tips

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504 Tips
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Report | a month ago
Never got to use it they went out of business.
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Report | 9 months ago
Called online stated 3:30 0. M no one answered phone. Drive over there they were closed. Carry out person opened door stated they didn't open til 4:40 then the computer system was not working so he was unable to at least start my order. Did a few errands to arrive back and be told still couldn't place order because the computers were still not up. Frustated as heck told the manager/owner to place my order and when the computers were up and ru Ning to call necwith the total I owed them. I ordered buffalo wings did not get dipping sauce they were expensive and small for the price. Well finally got my order after such a long wait!!! Will not recommend extra charges were over 25.00 for nothing hope anyone who decides to purchase this groupon will not be exposed to my bad experience
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Report | 9 months ago
Great food and great service!
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Report | 11 months ago
Huge pizza fit for 3-4 people! I got 3 extra toppings and it was only $11 more. Sooo good!
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Report | 11 months ago
Great restaurant, great food, great staff
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Report | a year ago
Food OK. Service very slow
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Report | a year ago
Wonderful friendly service and delicious food!
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Report | a year ago
Good Food and Great Service.
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Report | a year ago
Chicken Marsala delicious !! Friendly service!
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Report | a year ago
Dinner was delicious. Service by Melissa was wonderful. I will be back again and again and again....
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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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Fornello Express

Sun
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Mon-Thu
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Fri-Sat
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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