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Anna Maria Pasteria

4.5
295 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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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
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Phone number
(773) 506-2662
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Payment options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
W. Montrose Ave
Additional
Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
What 295 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.2
ambience
4.5
value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

This was our first time to Anna Maria and it was great. The food and service was wonderful and the restaurant is a neighborhood gem.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great spot before or after going to Black Ensemble Theater.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

We fully enjoyed our meals,wine and service.Will go back.

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We had a reservation but had to wait about 10 min for our table because every table was dirty.. there were only about 3 other tables eating. Very strange! The bartender was so slow making our drinks. Food was good .. won’t go out of our way to return.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

A neighborhood gem! I have enjoyed this restaurant for over 15 years. Thank you, Anna Maria Pasteria!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Wonderful food was had by all four of us and we each ordered different dishes!!!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Anna Maria's was wonderful as always.. It is our favorite restaurant in Chicago

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3.0Dined on January 15, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Everybody enjoyed the experience. The food was great and the staff was friendly and attentive. We would all return.

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4.0Dined on January 7, 2018

This place is best described as "comfortable," food was good and as a friend says, "if the lasagna is good, I'll come back," he plans on coming back.

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4.0Dined on January 6, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Anna Marie never disappoints. Always great food and service. The regular menu items are always delicious as are the specials.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent food and excellent service. Entire staff very attentive

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4.0Dined on December 28, 2017

excellent ore-theater option with wonderful, creative and authentic Italian food. Will go back every opportunity I can.

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Wonderful relaxing holiday dinner with family after theatre. Food was delicious, especially the pasta! Service was great and not rushed. We will be back soon!

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1.0Dined on December 15, 2017

Food was very disappointing. Calamari was so tough it had to be returned. Veal Parmesan was also disappointing.

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4.0Dined on December 10, 2017

Slightly expensive. Was dismayed that bartender could not make brandy Alexanders for my friend and I.

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Friendly staff, wonderful food, great ambiance and convenient location.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Our Families favorite. It is a best kept secret. Tiramisu - wow! Homemade pasta- Yum!

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3.0Dined on December 2, 2017

If you need an OK italian meal, this is your place. we were able to get in ...in short notice. Service was ok and food was the same.

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5.0Dined on December 1, 2017

The food is always outstanding and we are treated like family. They always remember us and our favorite food!

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5.0Dined on November 22, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on October 12, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on October 11, 2017

Outstanding food and service. Charming neighborhood gem!

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4.0Dined on September 15, 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.

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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!!

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2017

Great service! Accommodated our big party well.

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4.0Dined on June 16, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2017

Good food and ambiance. Perfect for pre or post theater

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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