Forma Restaurant & Cheese Bar
This lively Italian eatery is famous for serving pastas tossed in giant cheese wheels, like black truffle risotto in Grana Padano or perfectly peppery cacio e pepe in Pecorino Romano. But you’d be remiss not to explore the rest of the menu from chef Piero Topputo, who grew up in a small town in Puglia and now whips up fried artichokes, branzino, and panzerotto Pugliese—a mozzarella-stuffed fried pastry that’s a specialty from his region—for the Westside. Forma also has a cheese bar and take-home cheese kits, where you can choose from dozens of different types of fromage, including sharp ten-year-aged Wisconsin cheddar, slightly salty Spanish manchego, and silky French triple cream.
How to book: Make reservations online and order pickup via Chownow.