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Anteprima Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://anteprimachicago.net
  • Phone: (773) 506-9990
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Pedro Aguilar
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: For all catering requests contact our sevice, Foodlust at www.food-lust.com
  • Private Party Facilities: Anteprima is available seven days a week for lunch parties of up to sixty people. Dinner parties would be at buyout prices. Contact Marty Fosse or Doug Kotoske for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Marty Fosse (773) 506-9990

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Summerdale & Berwyn
  • Public Transit: 22 Clark bus at Berwyn Ave or Red line at Berwyn, a ten minute walk west.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Anteprima
Anteprima's regionally inspired, rustic cooking comes from recipes we've learned in homes throughout Italy. We search the finest ingredients obtainable, buying from local and organic producers whenever possible. Buon appetito! Anteprima is now offering a three course fixed price menu of your choosing, available Sunday through Thursday. Choose any combination of starter, entree and dessert off our regular menu or specials, or, starter, half pasta and entree, with no dessert, all for $29.00. There is a 5.00 up charge on certain items. Visit our new restaurant, Azzurra!Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Anteprima had great reviews already, but I never expected it to be as wonderful as it was. Everything we ordered was spectacular, seasonal, fresh, and perfectly prepared. The wine list was great, and the waiter was extremely helpful in choosing what to order. I'd have gone back the following night if I could have."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Very good service and food! We would definitely go back!"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "My friends and I keep going back, so I guess that says a lot. The wines are great. Wine by the glass is pricey, but actually a good value as they serve much more than a standard glass. Two could share a "glass" if all you wanted just a bit of wine to accompany your dinner. The food was quite good. In the past I've thought it was over salted, but this time they got it right. We sat outdoors on the patio. I might not have gone if we had been inside, as the indoors noise level is too high for me. Others may enjoy the liveliness."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "AntePrima never fails to please with its excellent combination of food, intimacy, and great service!"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Our first time at Anteprima - and it did not disappoint! We were impressed with the inventive small plate starters, our half portion pasta, Carbonarra with, zucchini flowers, and pepper was delicious, and our main courses of duck breast and skate wing were both well prepared and stand out from other restaurants. We will return!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Our first bad experience here. We come here semi regularly and we were very disappointed all the way around. All of our food was average at best with the exception of the grilled octopus. Lamb was very chewy and under cooked and had to be sent back. Chicken dish was tasteless despite the seasoning. Perhaps one should stick with the pastas which none of us ordered. They are usually good. Server was too busy waiting the outdoor courtyard diners( we were not able to get a table there). And let's not even talk about trying to park. Not sure we'll be back."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "It's had been a while since my last visit and I was not let down. Great food and top notch service. As I recalled from years ago, it's very loud inside. Not built for quiet romantic dinners."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "By far the best restaurant in the neighborhood. Excellent Italian food."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Anteprima is fine dining with a friendly neighborhood vibe. The prix fixe menu (from Sunday to Thursday) is a great way to be introduced to the delicious options and is a pretty good value as well."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "We stopped here for dinner after seeing a play at the Raven Theater. Great food and awesome service in a charming and evolving neighborhood. We will be back for sure. Only negative is the parking is horrible."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Anteprima is friendly, fun, neighborhood place that fits really well in Andersonville. We walked there but met people who drove and found parking within a block. We were seated quickly and well taken care of. Hard to do for a group of 8. The food was terrific. Did not get back to the patio but I've been there before and it's very pleasant. Pricing is not cheap but not expensive. Overall a pretty good value for a really good meal. I'll go back."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Took my good friend there for her birthday...the food was excellent. We ordered 3 appetizers (roasted corn, seared zucchini and stuffed zucchini flowers)-amazing! I had the pork chop, she had the tuna - both tender and well seasoned. Would definitely go back!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "We enjoy dining at Ante Primo a few times a year. Our most recent experience did not fail to amaze us, as usual. The food and wine were exciting and delectable, while the service was outstanding. Thank you so much for making us want to come back again!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "The food was great. The outdoor seating was very nice. The neighborhood is great for a walk after a nice meal. The wine list is very good and affordable prices. The staff and services could not have been more friendly."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "A return visit to Anteprima did not disappoint. Started with a Hemingway cocktail. Great for a summer night. The menu is deep. Had something for everyone: fish, pasta, chicken & steak but we easily could have made meals out of the starters, all of which are superb. My favorite this visit: the beet salad. Had NY strip steak. Great, as always. Never pass up the desserts, either. They are wonderful!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "great fun,, shared food,, very tastey.. wonderful waiter,,John."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Anteprima never disappoints. This place has consistently excellent food, service and wine, and their outdoor patio is a beautiful space to enjoy a meal."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We simply love this place. The food specials say: Chef is in the house. always tasty and creative dishes. Portions are very well sized, you can try multiple things without over eating. noise is a bit high when crowded, but we had a terrific time."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "This dinner was a total disappointment. Our pasta was totally undercooked and, as a result, inedible. In addition, our waiter seemed completed disinterested in serving us and basically bothered by our mere presence. Such a shame that this charming, neighborhood spot is lacking on almost all other levels."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We waited for 15 minutes before anyone asked us if we wanted a drink. Also they sat us next to a very noisy table outside when that was the only table occupied outside. I could hardly hear my friend over the table next to us."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "This is one of our favorite neighborhood joints and the last 2 times we have eaten here, we were underwhelmed. The cod in parchment with pesto and veggies was terribly bland and last time the salmon I ordered was over cooked and fishy smelling. The menu specials were the exact same from 3 weeks prior which was a bummer because it wasn't that great of a specials list as it has been in the past. I hope the passion and love for the exquisite food gets back to how it was because we really do LOVE this place!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Aside from the noise and the post dinner craned sore neck and hoarse voice, Anteprima was EXCELLENT. Server was attentive, food came out in timely fashion and was very tasty."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Food & service great - always have a good dining experience here - I moved away from Andersonville but still think of it as my neighborhood Italian go-to place!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Amazing food, wonderful small-restaurant feel, patio romantic and inviting. Prix fixe menu is a great deal for really delicious food! We were so full when we left! That isn't to mention how accommodating they were - I asked to change my reservation to add more people at the last second and they were very gracious."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "This was our second time to Anteprima, and the food was consistently delicious! I want to go back with a larger group so we can try more things. However, when we arrived, we stood around awkwardly, because my chair was wet. It was a humid night and it had just rained, so there was condensation dripping from the ductwork above. Once we sat, I had to wear my rain coat, because it continued to drip throughout the meal. This is why I rated the ambience lower than I would have otherwise."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I came upon Anteprima geographically! And wow was I impressed! I keep coming back and each time it is better and better! It's now my new special favorite. Garden is quiet enough and cute enough to hear your friends talk to you! Service is excellent. And even parking on the street is possible. Food is special but not "precious"! I give it 6 stars!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Been here on a number of occassions. I have always been extremely satisfied with everything ive ever had. My wife and I love the 29 dollar fixed price menu This occasion we had the grilled octopus, prawns, orechetti, asparagus ravioli, strip steak , &the lamb. Everything was outstanding."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Have been here many times and you can count on high quality. The prix fix menu is a bargain, allowing you to share a lot of things. This guy knows what he's doing."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Great neighborhood restaurant with large menu filled with seasonal specialties and many daily specials. Service was good except for a rude host (owner). Would definitely recommend this for a dinner w mom or weekday getaway dinner. Not overly romantic or refined but delicious and special nonetheless."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "The food was very good. We had been given a gift card, but were pleasantly surprised. Lots of unusual choices compared to the "usual" Italian restaurant."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "The selection of pastas and their quality was fantastic. I especially enjoyed the Orechiette and the Asparagus Ravioli. The pastas were all homemade, from the looks of it, and the sauces were exquisite. The meats were very solidly done as well for the second course, but the real stars were the pastas and some of the appetizers (grilled shrimp and lamb meatballs were fantastic). Overall, a great place to go in Andersonville, and, after having returned from Italy (Rome and Venice), I know a place where I can have some fantastic Italian food!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I know Italians love food well salted, but over the last three visits here, the predominant flavor is SALT! Just too much. Menu is great, with great antipasti vegetable salads and hot appetizers. Especially good is the octopus-very tender, but still a little too salty. Fresh pastas were better than dried, and the orchiette with sausage was well recommended, but very spicy. Overall, a very interesting menu that is well executed, albeit all the food at our party of six was over-salted. This has been our experience over three visits now. I would still try again, but I would request our food to be less salted. Great Italian wine list."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I love this place for the most part. The food is great and the service is good. The back patio is one of my favorites but the noise level inside is loud. I think the space could use some softer touches to absorb some of the noise or it would be nice if there wasn't as much seating, reducing the number of diners and crowd noise."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "I returned to Anteprima on a business trip. Anteprima has consistently great food, with rotating specials and a few mainstays. The weeknight prix-fixe menu is an excellent value and I have always enjoyed top-notch service and a wonderful overall experience. My colleagues were equally impressed with their first experience."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "I have been to Anteprima a number of times throughout a number of years and the food never disappoints. The specials and the standbys are always delicious."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Great food from a big menu of many dishes (with portion sizes ranging from a couple bites to full entrees) coupled with great service."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "I had been wanting to try this restaurant for years and decided to finally book a table last Sunday night. Much to my surprise, they offer a prix fixe menu Sunday-Thursday where you can have any appetizer, a main dish ($5 upcharge for steak) and dessert or appetizer, half pasta portion and main dish for only $29. My husband and I both chose the later and loved everything we tried. And it was an exceptional value. We sat on the back patio and had a lovely time. Can't wait to come back."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We fell in love with this restaurant for its great neighborhood vibe and tasty variety of small plates. Unfortunately, we were disappointed during our latest visit. Service was slow, we found plastic packaging in our calamari, the lamb skewers were skimpy and overdone, and our side of greens was barely enough to feed one. Sadly, we will not return not will we continue to recommend to our friends."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We really enjoy Ante Prima. Tasty vegetarian and vegan options and very gluten-free friendly. Carnivores delight as well - tasty pork and fish. And out server was spectacular - patient and willing to offer suggestions on wine. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We met from around the city and burbs for a Thursday night dinner, they accomodated our group well, service was attentive but not rushed, food was excellent - Italian without being heavy. Will definitely go back"
    Dined on 5/1/2014