04/26/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Recently I was walking by Fornetto's and it appeared interesting. I went inside and asked to see a dinner menu. It was around 3 PM and pretty much empty so the bartender took time to explain some of their unique dishes along with a welcome glass of wine. That night my wife and I dined there. While enjoying a very generous cocktail we observed that the ladies next to us were making a dinner out of 3 different very fresh and appeitizing looking salads. They said the salads were icredibly good and they do this often. On our other side the people were obviously enjoying several Asian dishes. So we started by splitting what turned out to be one of the best salads I have had and then we split an order of potstickers (made with Berkshire pork) and an entree order of pork fried rice. Both were to rave about. The entire meal with the drinks and two glasses of fine wine was about $75 plus a generous tip for the outstanding service. We eat out in Chicago at least five nights a week at the most highly rated restaurants and we can tell you that there is none better than Fornetto's including the ambiance and absolutely none that compare in value. They will now be on our most regular list and next week we will return and try the other side of the menu which consists of pizza and Italian dishes. They all sounded interesting and good. One last commet is we oberved 2 other tables of 4 who when leaving commented on how fine were their meals!