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Nonna Silvias Trattoria and Pizzeria
Nonna Silvias Trattoria and Pizzeria

Nonna Silvias Trattoria and Pizzeria Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://nonnasilvias.com/
  • Phone: (847) 292-9970
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Friday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Steven Marti & John Giannini
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Go to www.nonnasilvias.com for details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Private parties up to 50 people on Saturday & Sunday afternoons
  • Private Party Contact: Manager (847) 292-9970

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Tallcott
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Nonna Silvias Trattoria and Pizzeria
Nonna Silvia"s is a very popular neighborhood place nestled between park ridge and Edison park on the north west side. Family owned for nearly ten years, the chef/owners Steve & John have been cooking regional rustic Italian cuisine from central Italy and its surrounding areas since they opened. Inspired by there grand mother Silvia Giannini, Nonna's offers homemade pastas, fresh fish, specialty pizzas, and a nice selection of meats to choose from. We also have over 60 wines from all over the world and a full selection of spirits. The ambiance has a warm intimate Tuscan trattoria feel with a brick paver outdoor cafe to compliment the inside. Come visit us for great rustic Italian food and friendly helpful service!Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "This is our little "GEM" restaurant that we keep introducing our friends to great food, efficient/friendly staff and excellent food! They have all enjoyed their experience at Nonna's and keep passing the word to their friends."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "All our appetizers and most of our entrees were excellent. We had a very nicely prepared burrata, perfectly cooked fried calamari and some artichoke-filled ravioli that were delicious. Kids were served their pasta right away, service was excellent. Entrees were very generous, everybody else took doggy bags home. My veal picatta was perfect in every way but one: the garlic had been scorched, which ruined the dish for me. No doggy bag here! Our attendant offered me an alternative which I declined, and then had half the cost of the dish taken off the bill. Unfortunately we were too full for desert, so that is an as yet unexplored area."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "On what was probably our 4th or 5th visit to Nonna Silvia's, some aspects continued to shine. Others, not so much. Our server, Rachel, was as professional and personable as ever. Her wine recommendation was terrific, and the busmen were unobtrusive and thorough. Unfortunately, only half of our party of 4 felt that the food on this particular night was up to snuff. Additionally, the ambulance traffic to the hospital down the road was quite active and loud. I'm sure we'll come again, though maybe sit inside next time."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We recently had a party of 15 dine here. Everyone was very happy with the food and service received."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Carl is a great waiter. He remembers what we like & makes good suggestions. Very friendly."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "We went for an early Mother's day dinner (Saturday night). The food was excellent and we really enjoyed the waitress. The only bad comment is it was a little too noisy. Wish they had something on the walls to absorb and soften the noise. But otherwise, it was great and we will definitely go back."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Nonni Siliva started out okay, though our reservation was given away as we arrived ten minutes late. We waited 30 minutes, after being promised 15 minutes wait. Friendly waitress took our order, came back 20 minutes later with drinks, wine, appetizer. Did not return for another 30 minutes for dinner order. We waited 40 minutes more for a dinner of cold rubbery chicken, passable pasta and an inedible tilapia. Waitress did not return- food was brought by another waitress-. Nice staff. Nice atmosphere. But, this was just a frustrating disappointment. No one ever came to ask about food or more drinks. We went because of good reviews, but all four of us were bummed to be out on a Saturday night and have this mediocre to poor experience."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Food was terrific. Everything, even the pasta, is freshly made and locally sourced; many items are organic. Not your "run of the mill" menu items. If your idea of what Italian should taste like is "Chef Boy-ar-dee," then this is not the place for you. The server knew the menu well and could recite the ingredients for every dish we asked about. The one negative was the noise. There was a party in the expansion room and every time they started screaming, we could hardly hear ourselves think. Management needs to install sound-deadening baffles because the noise ruined an otherwise good experience."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "too pricey and limited menu. The waiter was too pushy with the drinks. The atmosphere was bland. I would have like the food was more generous and maybe included soup or salad with the entree. I don't see this restaurant surviving. People want value especially with neighborhood places. Parking was at a minimum. I was truly disappointed,"
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "The food was fantastic and our servicer was very personable and engaged"
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "We've been to Nonna's several times and it is a neighborhood gem in the good-restaurant desert that is the northwest side. Service and ambiance are very good and the restaurant is very clean. Food is good, but the few times we've been there, it was under-seasoned needed salt. I do have one major gripe and urge Nonna's to make one significant change -- hot food should be served on very warm plates. The first time we received hot food on cold plates, we thought it had to be an oversight on a busy night, but on subsequent visits on far quieter nights, the plates were also cold. This chills the temperature of the food quickly and considerably."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "From the greeting at the door to dinner, complimentary Bruschetta, grandpa made gnocchi , kind wait staff, fun atmosphere. All was perfect for the celebration of our dads 89th birthday. Everything was perfect! And did I mention home made pasta.? Don't miss his spot."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Party of 4. All entree dishes were room temp. and actual plates were cold. The noise level was HIGH and you could not hold a conversation. Water glasses were not refilled. Wine was not poured after initial serving. I would not return and I would not recommend."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We visit this restaurant whenever we want consistantly great food and service for a romantic evening. We have several friends from the NorthShore that LOVE it, too. I suggest everyone fin this "gem" and enjoy a wonderful night out!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "As always, it was a pleasant experience to dine at Nonna Silvia's. It was hard to choose from their specials as they all sounded so good. They have a sophisticated Italian menu with local neighborhood friendliness. Like eating in the city without the parking fees and attitude."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We've always enjoyed the vibe and quaint feel of this place. We've been here twice before and will continue to come back for more delicious Italian dishes. My Pollo Veneto was so good I was tempted to ask for a second helping! My significant other chose Bistecca which was one of the specials of the evening. We both devoured our courses and were still ready and willing for dessert. The bread they provided was a bit on the harder side but we've had MUCH worse. Our waitress did a wonderful job and was very pleasant. The only negative aspect was our bread basket which was slightly on the harder side of things We had to ask twice for them to bring us a second bread basket. Beyond this slight hiccup, we were very satisfied and content."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We been to Nonna's twice and have ordered delivery on several occasions. The food is excellent and the atmosphere is comfortable. My girlfriend had the gnocchi which she absolutely loves. I had the homemade smoked chicken ravioli special which was extremely flavorful. If I had to be nit picky I would say the chicken inside the ravioli was a tad bit on the dry side, but was still amazing. I plan on coming here again"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "The pasta is all house made and is excellent . The sauces complimented but did not overpower the dish. Wait staff were knowledgeable and available throughout the meal. The menu offered a nice variety of meat and non- meat items. Food items were all fresh and very tasty. Nice wine selection. While it was busy, the noise level allowed for conversation."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "My husband and I regularly go to this fabulous little neighborhood hot spot. We discovered years ago while dating and then once married and then living near by we now frequent the place. We've had birthday celebrations, business dinners with colleagues...we highly recommend. Everything is fresh and in season. They also regularly change their specials and send out on a weekly basis if you get on their email list."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We started going to non a Sylvias's because it was a convenient place to meet our friends. We keep going because the food is great, the atmosphere comfortable and we can sit and not feel rushed. Highly recommended"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "First timer. Food was outstanding as was the service. Our party enjoyed gnocchi, rotelo and pumpkin ravioli as well as salads. We didn't have any drinks, the small bar was busy. The wine list was not extensive, but seemed to cover most tastes. The ambience was comfortable in a small restaurant, noise level was good. I strongly recommend Nonna Silvias Trattoria."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Great food and wine. Personal friendly and helpful. Always a good time."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "We had a nice evening, shared a bottle of wine and split a dinner. The place was not too busy, but it took a while for anyone to come by for drink order. The new addition space is nice, quieter with wood ceiling."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "We had the Chicken Vesuvius, it was awful. I have eaten at the Italian Village in Downtown Chicago, and I was at least expecting a decent Vesuvius. Instead all they included was a thin chicken breast with diced potatoes. It had no appeal from a presentation point of view nor was the taste great. I chose the restaurant because of its proximity to O'Hare where I picked up my cousin. I got there at 8 pm. Initial service was fine, but then quickly dropped off."
    Dined on 12/3/2013
  • "I have been to Nonna Silvia's several times and chose to return for my birthday. Each time I've been there the food has been fantastic. My husband and I shared the grilled calamari, I had the seafood risotto (a special), he had the gnocchi, and we split the tiramisu for dessert. Everything was great and portions were large. Drinks are always well made too. I mention that it's kid friendly because several tables had kids there and it was fine. They seemed to accommodating to those tables. I do recommend reservations as there were several people waiting for tables while we were eating."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "Seasonal special menu is amazing, dishes are very fresh tasting. Flavors are combined well and thought out. Service is friendly."
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "Food was excellent with great specials Service a little slow but overall wonderful Italian restaurant"
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "The pizza extra crispy crust is fantastic. We had the calamari and Mozzarella special appetizer both delicious. Their gnocchi is freshly made and great with vodka sauce. Service here is wonderful in a cozy atmosphere"
    Dined on 11/18/2013
  • "Ambiance, staff, food everything doesn't get any better. Had 2 new people with us and they could noot stop talking about it"
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Nice little restaurant with good service. Food is very good. However portions are extremely small for the price. We have dined here 4 times now hoping for larger portions. Salads and pasta dishes are extremely small portioned. Will take a special offer or huge discount to get us back at this location. What a shame."
    Dined on 10/15/2013
  • "Instead of cutting back, Nonna Silvia's food has gotten better through the years. Our waitress made an error and one person in our party received their food very late. But, after writing off our bar bill, bringing us a nice dessert on the house and a heartfelt apology, it was tough to feel anything but satisfied with the restaurant."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "We have gone there several times in past few years. Good comveniently located restaurant. All in our party of eleven enjoyed the evening and several mentioned it was a good choice for our aunt's birthday party."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "My husband and I have been visiting Nonna Silvias for several years now. It was our half way meeting point for when we first started dating (as we both lived in opposite ends of the Chicagoland area), and now is our favorite neighborhood Italian restaurant as we both live locally. The food is always amazing. Though you can't go wrong picking an item from the menu, I highly suggest choosing one of the specials. It always seems many of their pasta specials are from scratch, and are full of flavor. I once had a pasta special and heard that the ingredients were pulled from the owners parents backyard garden and put in the pasta that afternoon! It's really a gem and worth visiting."
    Dined on 10/17/2013
  • "We entertained a key client for dinner. Not only was the food awesome, but the waiter was both professional and entertaining. Our guests felt like they toured Chicago's highlights from his insight. Overall, an awesome evening. I am sure my client will return on their next trip to Chicago....hopefully with me."
    Dined on 10/16/2013
  • "You can tell after a few minutes sitting at your table that this is going to be a good experience. From the attentive service, to the decor and the attractive plates being served that this is going to be special. Nothing disappoints but actually builds upon each other after each course. A lot better then a "city spot" with the value of a local spot. This restaurant is ranked #1 in its area for all of the right reasons. Well Done"
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "Food is original & delish; service is warm & efficient (especially Carl) - a gracious & friendly place to enjoy a delectable meal --- buono!!"
    Dined on 10/9/2013
  • "Nonna's is a great little neighborhood place that I will definitely make an effort to return to even tho I don't live near there....seasonal and creative food and attentive service tho we did feel a bit rushed. We went there for our anniversary and literally finished our meal in an hour....no dessert but was done in 60 minutes - drinks, appetizer and entree. It was a Saturday nite but not else especially busy, so next time lesson learned, pace our ordering. Otherwise very good!"
    Dined on 10/5/2013
  • "Very friendly wait staff. The food was brought out piping hot and fresh. There were plenty of menu options as well as a decent wine list. We left the restaurant by 8:15 and it was crowded so I would say make a reservation if you don't want to wait."
    Dined on 10/5/2013
  • "We were in Chicago for a meeting, and wanted a nice dinner close to our hotel. Nonna Silvias was an excellent choice. We sat outside and enjoyed the warm early fall evening. Grilled calamari appetizer alone is worth the visit. i have never had anything like it before. Perfect combination of tender squid, tomatoes, and greens. Salads were fresh and tasty. Pasta was a perfect al dente with rich butter sauce and delicious wild boar sausage. Our server Maggie was great! Highly recommend this neighborhood gem."
    Dined on 9/28/2013
  • "Looking for a place to go in Park Ridge, found Nonna Silvias on Open Table. Some of the best pasta dishes we've had in a long time. Wish we lived closer - if would be a Friday night spot!"
    Dined on 9/27/2013