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About Anna Maria Pasteria

A mix of modern and traditional Italian cuisine, our cozy ristorante has long been a local favorite. Sisters Anna and Maria, originally from the Basilicata region of southern Italy, first opened the doors of Anna Maria Pasteria in 1989. Beginning at age seven, Anna fell in love with cooking, creating her first plate of Pasta e Fagioli, a simple peasant dish which is now an Italian specialty. Enamored with cuisine and hospitality, Maria followed the family tradition and put her heart into making the best and most heavenly Tiramisu. After nearly two decades, Anna and Maria continue to dedicate themselves to the finest home-made Italian cuisine and service. Each entree is prepared to order with only the finest and freshest ingredients.

4400 N. Clark
Chicago, IL 60640
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:

Dinner: Monday - Thursday 5:00PM - 10:00PM, Friday 5:00PM - 11:00PM, Saturday 4:00PM - 11:00PM, Sunday: 4:00PM - 9:00PM

Cross Street:
W. Montrose Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(773) 506-2662

Website:
http://www.annamariapasteria.com/

Additional:
Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Anna Maria Pasteria Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (7)
Good for a Date (6)
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Casual (6)
Authentic (5)
Cozy (3)
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Business Meals (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Fun (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Live Music (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Food is always good. Love Tiffany the waitress and Alberto the bus boy - so attentive and friendly. Always happy to see them when dining there.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great food - pasta melts in your mouth - authentic and dependable every time. We hadn't been in a long time and my favorite dish, chicken marsala, was not on the menu anymore, so we asked the waiter, and he said that they could make it. And it was as good as I remember! They also accommodated my partner who had some special requests. A friend had the stuffed tortelinni, and I may order that the next time we go; the pasta was heavenly! And the mini cannoli are a great way to end the meal.

We were there on a Sunday evening and enjoyed the live music.

Our only disappointment came when we learned that they no long offer grilled calamari, which was one of my favorite items on their menu.

Tags: Live Music, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Cozy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 12, 2017

We've been dining here for 20 years and they never disappoint. A true neighborhood gem!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Outstanding food and service. Charming neighborhood gem!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Nice variety on the menu, salad was excellent, entrees were good. Service was attentive. On a Friday evening there was live music with a singer. It was very nice that the restaurant had this but it might have been better if it started later. We were there at 7 with out-of-town friends, so we wanted to talk yet felt uncomfortable talking while the singer was performing. She was very nice and friendly, but the vocals were a bit loud for the size of the room.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Anna Maries is my go to neighborhood restaurant. The food, especially the pasta dishes and specials are delicious and a great value. The service is excellent. Highly recommended.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Great venue for post-theater or pre-theater at the Black Ensemble plus for an extra $10 the theater will move/ park your car across the street. Thank you Jackie Taylor!!

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Everything was great as usual. They had a jazz combo there the night I was there which is wonderful, but it would have be nice if they could have lowered the volume down a bit (early in the evening at least) as it was hard to talk and hear. Other than that everything was wonderful as usual.

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 24, 2017

All was fine except they screwed up the bill. Charged my charge card twice and didn't charge the other couple. We will handle it between us.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 24, 2017

My friends and I was attending the play and we wanted something close by for dinner. The restaurant offered a 10% discount for dinner for attending the play. The food was excellent, and great service. Would recommend to others.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Always pleasant, thanks to Scott always attentive and informing, we can't say enough, extremely enjoyable nice start to an evening at theatre.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Great service! Accommodated our big party well.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 16, 2017

It seems the restaurant was short staffed that evening and our service as well as getting our meal suffered.

Tags: Good for Groups, Local Ingredients
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Good food and ambiance. Perfect for pre or post theater

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Wonderful, reliable choice for pre- or post-meal after a show at the Black Ensemble Theater just steps away. I love that they offer choice of pasta or steamed veggie with dinner entrees which are generous and tasty. Only wish their bread basket included the end pieces. But maybe I just missed out to another table this time!
And don't miss the yummy tiramisu. Totally worth the calories!
Service is friendly and efficient.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 19, 2017

We went to Anna Maria's for my partner's birthday. I hadn't been there in over 10 years, so it was nice to reconnect with the staff. The food was great, and we enjoyed the wine selection. The restaurant was not too busy for a Friday night, and we overall had an excellent evening.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 12, 2017

It took kind a good 20 minutes for our server to come and greet us. Once we were helped, the experience was great. The food was delicious.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Seriously understaffed with only 1 waiter on a Friday night, pre-theater. He tried, but couldn't keep up. Salad was fresh and good, but pasta with seafood was bland and mediocre.

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Great Food and a fabulous singer Melodie Magnuson. She is an outstanding talent, who should
be famous by now!

Drinks were strong and good.

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 21, 2017

You always feel like you are family - the food is outstanding and the servers always make you feel special.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Anna Maria Pasteria is always great! Delicious food and good service.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 3, 2017

Garlic bread wasn't authentic, too hard & didn't even smell like garlic. Other than that, the food was right on.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 26, 2017

AMP never fails to deliver great food and service at a very reasonable price.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Cozy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 25, 2017

One of our favorite restaurants. We can always count on the food to be good and the service to be excellent. In over 25 years we have never had a problem. We would recommend Anna Marie's to anyone and everyone.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 20, 2017

have always had a great time and meal here. small wine list, but very nice. Great pasta, meatballs and marinara. And great tiramisu.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Anna Maria always delivers. We often go for holidays, birthdays, and other occasions. The regular menu is excellent, the specials always live up to their name, and the desserts are some of the best in Chicago. And it's a very good value. Thanks, Anna! Thanks, Maria!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2017

One server for the whole place. Didn't provide us with wine list and food took forever.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 29, 2017

The food was delicious; wine recommendations were great; and we had a great time.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Always our favorite spot for great food at reasonable prices!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2017

Anna Maria's is a charming and friendly venue with great food. Our group of 5 was well taken care of, and we had a fabulous and memorable evening!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 5, 2017

Good food nice place. Service was good too

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Cute place! Service was a little slow, but it was New Year's Eve so it was busy. Food was good and they have an awesome menu.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2016

We went on New Year's Eve. There must have been some problem with staffing as they only had 2 wait staff and no hostess. We had slightly less attention from our waiter but he had over 10 tables, did the best he could do.

The food did come quickly so no shortage of staff in the kitchen. Food was really good. This was my first time at AnnaMaria, I'd probably go back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 27, 2016

The spinach tortalinli soup was AMAZING and I am not a big fan of spinach. Cool neighborhood place and I would rate better if the heat was working properly but the lack of heat effected my overall experience .
I will definitely try again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 27, 2016

Our party of four arrived at 6:30 pm, our reservation time and were seated promptly. There were only two tables filled. By 7 the restaurant was more than 1/2 full. There was only one server which made service slow. The food was excellent. The heat was not working and the place was chilly on a winter evening; poor combination. We dine here regularly. This was an off night.

Tags: Casual, Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 11, 2016

Italian perfection! Everything homemade and delicious, plus a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Anna Maria's is a treasure.

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 11, 2016

We came on a snowy night with a party of ten including a 5 year old and 2 year old. Our waitress was so patient and attentive. We ordered food for the kids when we arrived and they delivered it exactly as requested and super fast. The entrees were all great and they allow you to customize the pastas, which is great. This a friendly, family oriented restaurant with great Italian food.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2016

Delicious, but they were shorthanded and we had to wait to be seated, despite having a reservation. I was also very noisy (it was a Saturday night). We will definitely be back. So many appealing items on the menu!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Cozy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 8, 2016

The pork chop with the Gorgonzola sauce was well cooked and very tasty. The stuffed shells were delicious. However, the marinara sauce tasted like it came out of a can. It certainly wasn't marinara.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 27, 2016

I was pleasantly surprised. I love the rustic and cozy charm of the restaurant. It was a birthday celebration and we both had the most fantastic meals. I am not a lover of Italian cuisine. However, this place I will return. The service was exceptional. Our experience is memorable because of good food and service. Definitely a neighborhood gem in Lakeview.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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