Creative Italian secret.
Food was really great! Brought my parents there for the first time
Had I think all the appetizers, lol, they were all
Delicious. Favorite is the grilled calamari. thats a 10.
Also had the thin crust pizza, nummie.
Fish specials are also amazing the chef is always
Thinking up something different.
Place gets crowded so make a reservation.
Had Gabriella as a server she was really great.
Family run business so it just runs smoothly.
Can't wait to go back!
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Service was a bit slow, but
Service was a bit slow, but very pleasant and polite.
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Gnocchi to die for
All I can say is try the gnocchi with their house vodka sauce. You will not be sorry. Their baked clams are a favorite of ours as well.
4/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great flavors! The menu choices
Great flavors! The menu choices and t specials made it difficult to decide. We'll have to go back to have more off the menu!
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Glad We Finally Stopped In
Better than we expected. They advertise as an neighborhood pizza place but they also have made to order pasta and dinner specials that are far above average. We have already made a reservation to go back next month. They also have a room for larger parties. Excellent service.
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great service, great food, try it!
Amazing service, the food was outstanding.
There was an event in the second room, so the noise bothers us, but we have been told that it was exceptional situation.
I'm going to try it again!
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was great..., noise terrible!
Gets more and more popular... Big crowd on Saturday evening... Forget about dining there without reservation... But, with such a great food it isn't surprise... Very good service, moderate prices, but... the noise was terrible; you couldn't hear person on the other side of the table. Actually the noise made customers... maybe kind of screen around tables would be helpful?!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Extensive menu, fabulous wine and cocktail list, amazing service, and everything tasted DIVINE! Watch reserving between 6 and 8 on weekends though. They might pack them in there a little too closely (we had reservations for 7 but didn't get seated 'til 7:30, and weren't served until 8:30). But we've been there at other times and never had this issue. So I think it was an isolated incident. Will definitely go again!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
We love this place!
We discovered this place one evening of off Trip Advisor. A really great place. We've been back a few times now. Great food. Great service. Small and homey. Park kitty corner for free and safe parking! Stay out of the neighborhood. Great for family's!
5/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not enough staff to work knavish Saturday nite! Dissappointed made early. Reservation. And still took 21/2 hrs .
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Gourmet Italian prepared excellently in a stylish, comfortable setting? I'll be going back!
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was great, but they had
It was great, but they had to close early. Staff did not rush you, but early closing was at the back of your mind.
WOuld go back again!
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great neighborhood place.
Great neighborhood place. Menu specials specials change frequently, but consistent menu items remain and are always great. Wait staff efficient, friendly but non overbearing. Very attentive to the diner's needs and the meal is always paced at a comfortable level.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very nice experience
A friend and I ate at Nonna Silvia's late Saturday afternoon on 06/22/13. It was the first time that either of us had eaten there. Both of our meals were excellent, our waitress and the rest of the staff did a great job, and the restaurant was very clean. Due to the heat we ate inside but they do have a nice little outdoor area which a few patrons were utilizing.
The decor felt suitable for both casual or dress attire. I would recommend it for a date or for a night out with friends and/or family. For a preview, see their review on Chicago's Best website - it is very accurate.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was fantastic. Server was attentive and knew the menu well. She even helped us get a taxi back to our hotel. Would eat here again!
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
The waitress got lost all evening. Other people came after us and they left before us. She never acknowledged that it was our 38th wedding anniversary which we put as special note. The bread was small and hard. The grilled calamari was good. The caprese salad was okay. Needed more basil and less Italian dressing. The special noodle dished must have been sitting there long because you only saw bright yellow noodles and shrimp. All the lemon cream sauce was on the bottom of the plate. My wife's pork chop dish looked good. A lot of kids on the outside that were not very well behaved. We would of liked dessert but it already took too long. I thought that we might be coming back here more often but it does not look like it.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love this place!
Food and service is great! Home made pasta is always outstanding. New menu items and specials all the time. Thank goodness it's not closer to home as my wife says she would never cook.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect summer night
Great place, very nice outdoor seating, vibrant service and delicious food - what more could you want?
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food but not so great view
Enjoyed the pizza, pasta and salad as well as the gelato and sorbet while dining outdoors. Unfortunately it was very noisy with passing traffic and multiple ambulances on way to nearby hospital. My dining partner was looking at the sun most of the time which was not pleasant either. The service was pleasant and efficient.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always delicious food
Nonna Silvias offers great "specials" menus that change often - it is hard to choose! Wines are reasonably priced and food is always well prepared. Very friendly service from the staff.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and i had a wonderful meal, cheese stuffed cheese, shared baby arugla salad, delicious unique eggplant pasta, and perfectly cooked chicken. The staff were pleasant, and the ambiance nice, but truly the food and tiramisu will have us coming back.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always enjoy our meals here
We have eaten at Nonna Sylvia's many times, and it always meets our high expectations. The regular menu items are very good and prepared consistently. The specials range from seasonal items to occasional entrees. They too always please.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, don't subsititute
Second time here, the food again was delicious... the view of Talcott and Canfield with the occasional ambulance going by not ideal... wine choices fine.... service friendly and competent, and food came out hot. One of our party asked that one potato side be substituted for the other, but was not executed. Took a long time to rectify the mistake. Also, one of the fish dishes was served on top of very stale bread that couldn't be eaten near the crust. A couple of small issues, otherwise great night out and we put up with the street noise. (I guess we've been living in the suburbs too long!) Finally, great, great music over the system... real jazz (Miles Davis, John Coltrane) not the usual junk. We'll be back.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've been here many times, and always want to bring friends and family along to experience Nonna Silvias. Great food, great ambience, the servers are always friendly and attentive. Plan on eating only half your entree, because you have to save room for dessert. My favorite is the banana pudding served in a mason jar with a graham cracker base, and finished off with whipped cream and walnuts.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Sparkling Gem
This is a wonderful restaurant - they expanded adding an outside area and another dining room. I have had dinner here about 15 times and the food has always been delicious, the waitress adorable and efficient, the bar staff knowledgable.
8/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Two words: Pumpkin Ravioli! This alone was worth the drive there. The restaurant is quaint with a nice ambience. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our experience and will no doubt return again.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is our third time at
This is our third time at Nonna Silvia's and each time we have been greeted promptly and seated on time. This is acute neighborhood spot with a large portion of the diners beings locals and regulars. Even if you aren't (as we are not) you are still are treated as if you are.
We started with stuffed clams and caprese salad. The clams were fresh and plump and very tasty. The caprese salad was nothing out of the ordinary but still tasty with very fresh and ripe tomatoes.
For entrees we ordered the ravioli but with a different sauce then went with it. The server didn't even blink. The veal special was also delicious. We were also able to get a table outside that sits on a nice quiet side street. Very comfortable.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Relaxed Italian dining
Picked the restaurant because it was in a central location to meet and not a chain. Nice neighborhood. Pleasant, relaxed dining atmosphere. Waiter was among the best we have ever had---both competent and personable. Good selection of foods including some unique selections if you are looking to try something new. My favorite was the banana dessert in a mason jar which is a great twist on a banana cream pie.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our first time here was amazing. Referred by friends this place had an outstanding menu and all entrees at our table of four were delicious. The grilled calamari over spinach and baked clams are highly recommended. If you like fun refreshing drinks go for the gin fizz, outstanding. Getting a drink at the bar before dinner was not happening as there was one bartender who was taking care of the servers. Not his fault, just understaffed at the bar.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Looking for a place to go
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!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Italian food
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.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyable dining experience
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.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nonna's is a great little
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!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is original & delish; service is warm & efficient (especially Carl) - a gracious & friendly place to enjoy a delectable meal --- buono!!
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
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.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
My guests were 'wowed'
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.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
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.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have gone there several
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.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
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.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ambiance, staff, food everything doesn't get any better. Had 2 new people with us and they could noot stop talking about it
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
The pizza extra crispy crust
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
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was excellent with great
Food was excellent with great specials
Service a little slow but overall wonderful Italian restaurant
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, nice neighborhood spot
Seasonal special menu is amazing, dishes are very fresh tasting. Flavors are combined well and thought out. Service is friendly.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
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.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM