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.
Chicago, IL 60640
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
W. Montrose Ave
$31 to $50
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
Anna Maria Pasteria Ratings and Reviews
My partner and I have been enjoying this restaurant ever since we moved to the area. The ambiance is ideal for an enjoyable dinner with pleasant conversations.
The staff is as nice as they come. Hospitable, friendly and knowledgeable of their menu. And the food is amazing. Pesto Linguine, Stuffed Shells, Polenta in a mushroom cream sauce and their Bruschetta is among our favorites. Plus, they serve warmed butter with their bread. That’s a winner right there.
This place started off on a high sith the hostes being very friendly. The meal started off with some bread, butter, and olive oil. It wasn't the best, but very obviously fresh from the oven. The food was where we really saw a decline. My table ordered gnocchi and pork saltimbuca. The gnocci was fine, but tasted like what I would get pre-packaged at the grocery. The pork was a bit over-cooked and the prosciutto portion was quite pitiful. Overall, not horrible but also did not justify the prices that they charge.
We arrived right after the pre-theater rush and were seated right away. The appetizers, soup, salad and entrees were all delicious with good portions and excellent value. Not much to look at from the outside but nice ambiance inside. Will definitely be returning.
My husband and I have been patrons of Anna Maria’s For 28 years, since they opened in Buena Park. That’s says it all, doesn’t it? The food is perfect and very authentic. Service not just good, but so friendly w/o bring at all intrusive. This is a great Italian restaurant at $$$-$$$ prices. Love it.
This was our first time at Anna Maria it seems very unassuming on the outside, which belies the experience. Excellent meal with exceptional service. We enjoyed appetizers and two different pasta dishes, all of which was delicious and clearly made fresh with fresh ingredients. We will definitely return.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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