Forno Diablo = fire oven? Eh, I have no idea. (3/5 stars)
Posted by ChicagoismynewBlog! on April 5, 2009
Forno Diablo is located at 433 W Diversey Parkway. The restaurant has a great outdoor eating area for the Chicago summers, and inside, the restaurant has plenty of tables and a row of oversized booths along the side wall. The atmosphere inside the restaurant is, dare I say, pretty sexy. Forno Diablo is decorated with deep reds everywhere, the tables and booths are a rich, dark color, and the lights are always low….but not so low that you can’t see where the bathroom is.
I’ve gone to Forno Diablo twice now, once with friends, and the other time with my mom and sister. When you sit down at your table, you are given complimentary parmesan cheese, olive oil, and bread to keep you occupied until your food comes out. For my first visit, I ordered their margherita pizza then switched to their pancetta and arugula pizza for my second visit. The pizzas came out with delicious toppings and a perfectly cooked, thin crust each time. I even had enough for leftovers the next day. Service was great for my first visit but for my second visit, the service was so terrible that it HAD to have been a fluke. Our waitress was horrible to the point where we didn’t even leave a single penny as a tip. I can’t remember the exact prices but Forno Diablo is definitely affordable.