Great Food and People
We have been here a few times and have loved every experience. We tried the meatball this night and it was the best I have tried. Moist, flavorful, simply perfect. The wait staff is friendly and informative, they have clearly been with the restaurant quite a while. I really can't wait to go back.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Not your neighborhood bar food
The place is a little deceptive. From the outside it looks like your typical corner bar. Inside it looks a little less like your corner bar but still a bar. But then the food...the serving sizes are large and very good. The staff is friendly.
The only negative experience I had was with my open table reservation not being in their system...glad I called to confirm
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Just simple, serious old school
Just simple, serious old school Italian steak joint! Love it
4/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Bring Your Appetite
Food was adequate. Lobster ravioli wasn't a stand-out but the sausage and peppers appetizer was a real hit. Attentive, friendly service made up for the pedestrian pasta. Portions are generous.
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
What an excellent Italian
What an excellent Italian menu. This is an old world, neighborhood Italian restaurant that is very much updated and excellent ambiance. We loved it.
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
We dined on a Friday night
We dined on a Friday night with a group of 6. The food was very good. The broad selection meant there was something for everyone's tastes. Service was good. Overall a very nice time.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service was very attentive.
Service was very attentive. Wine recommendation was great. All in our party of 4 were very pleased with their meals, which were both delicious and quite substantial. Will definitely return for a pre-event meal at the United Center.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another fine meal
Met with a group before the Blackhawks game. Friendly bar service waiting for others to arrive, once seated waiter was helpful and knowledgeable. Multiple dishes ordered, sausage and peppers appetizer disappeared immediately, veal parm was excellent! Dependable and convenient- can't go wrong!
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Italian secret !!
Want to keep this place hidden from the usual food crowds. Food and prices were excellent. Portions enough for an Army.
Calamari and shrimp appetizer 5 stars. Will definitely go back many times.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went before Hawks game.
The food was good portion were large so we spilt order. The spot was filled with Blackhawks fans before the game.
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
great old school Italian
Great little neighborhood restaurant. Loved the sausage and pepper appetizer. I had shrimp and scallops over black linguine. Very good dish. Go for simple dishes done well here and you can't go wrong.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Old world food
This neighborhood pub& restaurant was small but comfortable. The air-condition was not really working well as it should be it was a very warm & Humid day/evening this was the only that uncomfortable. Hopefully this will be corrected for the patrons . The food was good a little spicy but I am used to growing up with that cooking with red pepper flakes think had something other then that but was very tasty. I ordered a dish of pasta called Gnocchi which are suppose to look as small knots filled with cheese/spinach these resembled miniature ravioli but had a good flavor. I guess from growing up in a italian family knowing what I had and comparing this is different. Again the customer service and friendliness was all thumps up.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hidden Italian Gem
The Italian dishes at MArt Anthony's are superb. We started with grilled calamari and Italian sausage with peppers. The sausage was very tender and the sauce it came in was excellent. The salmon vesuvio was exquisite - tender and flaky.
The service (Heather) was perfect!
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was delicious and
The food was delicious and the portions were large. The steak vesuvio was especially good. Great food and attentive service made for a great evening.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
excellent food outdoor sitting
excellent food outdoor sitting nice wine selections good service
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
great place to eat before
great place to eat before a concert at Chicago winery
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Superb Italian Food!
Loved this place. Great food, large portions. Not super expensive like most restaurants in the area. I love La Scarola but I would have to say I enjoyed Mart Anthony's more. Will definitely be back!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
A happy surprise
After walking through the neighborhood and seeing the crowd outside we were surprised at great the food was since it appeared to be more of a dive bar. What we found is a place where everyone is welcome, couples looking for a romantic dinner or football fans after a big win. The staff was nice and attentive. The food was great! I cannot wait to go back to Chicago and make another trip out here.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great little italian restaurant
Great little italian restaurant near the United Center. Delicious food, nice menu and ample portion sizes. Will definitely return!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Time as Usual!
This was the second time our group celebrated a birthday at Mart Anthony's.
The food and service were great as before.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Warm, friendly restaurant
Food was wonderful and served piping hot. The menu is quite large with many pastas to choose from. The gnocci were very good and the servings are large(enough to share) The atmosphere is very friendly and the servers treat you as though they have known you always.
9/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fantastic spot in the West Loop
Mart's was highly recommended by some friends who live in the West Loop and it did not dissapoint! The place is an old school, non-franchise, friendly Italian place with, oh yeah, great food. Our waiter was very friendly as we asked for recommendations. The portions were huge. Definitely recommend the lasagna.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
felt warm, neighborhoody upon entering. our server was very nice & attentive. the food is good, not exceptional, but good & flavorful.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Can't go wrong
Always fun to walk into the Mart. Try the linguini with clams and white sauce and the grilled calamari. The martinis are great.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went on a night the Hawks were playing and it was very busy -- and noisy! We weren't going to the game and were kind of relieved when they left so we could hear ourselves talk again. Disappointed they had run out of our favorite dish -- the stuffed gnocchi. I tried the lasagne instead and was disappointed -- not enough ricotta, but still tasty sauce. We'll have to check the game schedule before we go back.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
I really enjoy this place.
I really enjoy this place. Each time I go there, the food is VERY good as is the service. It is super for dinner also. You can easily have a conversation and not have to talk over the ambiant noise.
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM