Italian for "Beautiful Little Oven", Fornetto Mei brings European décor and Midwest hospitality to the guests of The Whitehall Hotel. With a sleek ambiance, top-notch service and exceptional Italian fare, Northern Italian cuisine finds a talented export in Fornetto Mei, the best Italian place in Chicago. Indulge in short rib, seafood risotto and gourmet Milanese-style thin crust pizzas. Each hand-tossed pizza is smothered with gourmet sauces and topped with the freshest ingredients. The popular Italian sausage, red grapes and Laurel Chenel goat cheese pizza never fails, and our homemade spicy chili oil gives a fresh spin to the classic margherita pizza. Each one makes for a delicious departure from Chicago's traditional deep dish pies.
To complement your cuisine, the restaurant offers a thoughtful, playful, and frequently changing wine selection, as well as unique wine pairings to enhance the flavors of your dish. The wine list features a variety of international and California boutique winery labels and premium selection of by-the-glass wines. When the sun goes down over downtown, our signature martinis add a fun twist to an eclectic dining experience. Truly, Fornetto Mei is a standout among Chicago Italian restaurants downtown.
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