Mart Anthony's

4.8
848 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Mart Anthony’s is your home for authentic Italian cooking. We have been serving traditional Italian food to the Chicagoland community since 1981.

Our recipes have been handed down through our family for three generations. Only the finest and freshest ingredients go into our menu and we are happy to share our love of food with you.

Some of our favorite dishes are Grilled calamari, Tortellini romano, Chicken Saltimboca and of course, our signature dish, The Mart Anthony Filet encrusted in Pecorino Romano cheese in a Pomodoro sauce. Have lunch or dinner around a table with your family or co-workers, or a cozy dinner for two. Come sit elbow-to-elbow at the bar and enjoy the camaraderie that happens when our customers are well-fed and have their cocktail of choice at hand. The dining room at Mart Anthony’s can accommodate all of these different groups and then some. The atmosphere is warm and inviting and if you’re not careful, you may stay longer than you thought.
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MikeR
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mart Anthony remains the goat . Will be better when we can eat inside again

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vipCarolineC
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our original wedding date here! We postponed our wedding till spring 2021 and can’t wait to celebrate at Mart Anthony’s for our rehearsal dinner. THANK YOU!

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vipjudy
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is consistently good.
They seem to be adhering to the guidelines for safe dining outdoors during covid.
We all felt comfortable in their heated outdoor tent and it was a chilly wet evening.
One side was open for natural air. Steak, Gnocci, Ravioli, and sausage & peppers were all
delicious. We will go again in December if they're open.

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vipcherie
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mart Anthonys is probably my favorite restaurant of all time! Love the ambiance! The service and food are both amazing. Lastly, they make a mean martini. Definately, our go to place! Cherie

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Markydf
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My two friends and I went out for dinner Monday night 11/9 for my Birthday. We arrived 20 minutes before our reservation time and they happily sat us anyway. We ate outside in the back on their large patio that was covered by a tent. It was in the 70’s in Chicago this night and very beautiful outside with a pretty good wind. Not bad for November.

We ordered a bottle of Robert Mondavi Cabernet, which was very reasonably priced for close to downtown Chicago. And it tasted delicious.

I ordered the Chicken Parmesan with pasta, and a dinner salad with Creamy Garlic dressing. One of my friends ordered the Linguini with clam sauce and my other friend ordered Baked Mostaccioli and a dinner salad with creamy garlic dressing.

The salad was a nice size but had the creamy garlic tossed in the salad and the salad seemed to be too watery. Maybe they should have drained the salad before adding the dressing.

The Chicken Parmesan was delicious. A nice size portion and it tasted amazing. The pasta size was just right and the sauce was very good.

My friends enjoyed there dinners as well. And everyone finished off all of their food. There was no leftovers.

The restaurant also serves bread with olive oil, Parmesan, and butter after you sit down. The bread was warm, crusty and delicious as well.

None of us ordered any dessert.

The atmosphere was very nice and it wasn’t very loud at all.

I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone. This was my second time here and was delighted as much this time as the last time.

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Diner6
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor patio was perfect and safe! We will be back!

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Al22
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are always above and beyond. They were able to accommodate the social distancing restrictions all while making the dining experience perfect.

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vipErin
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love Mart Anthony's! Food is delicious, service is great, and they always treat you like family.

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DeniseO
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and ambiance was awesome!!!! Already looking forward to my next visit!!!

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vipAlanaD
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside in the back patio on a 40 degree day and we were very comfortable. They had heaters and a tent to help mitigate the wind. The food and service were fantastic. We will definitely be back again so long as we can safely dine outside.

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vipClaireH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Quintessential old school neighborhood Italian restaurant!

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vipRRSSFF
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love everything about this adorable neighborhood gem! The ambience set the stage. The owner and server created such a warm and inviting experience. And the cuisine is far beyond incredible. This is a must visit spot!

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vipCStribs
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite spot. Love the food and everyone who works there!

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BillO
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food & service - as always. Outdoor dining with the new tent is very appropriate for today's protocols.

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vipmarthah
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owner has made your dining experience perfect!
The courtyard is tented with heaters for the cooler weather!! Staff is always great... along with the food!!!

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TLC68
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, great food and great service. Everyone is so friendly!!! It has become one of our regular spots.

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JDChicago
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Mart Anthony’s is a comfortable, casual place to enjoy good Italian food. There’s no fuss, rather a good variety of favorites. I had the grilled calamari and an order of meatballs. Both were good, though I prefer no sauce on my grilled calamari. The meatballs sat in a nice meaty sauce. And we topped it off with a delicious and crunchy cannoli (don’t pass that up.) Always a good experience at Mart Anthony's.

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vipLMR24
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing night! The tent and heat lamps made the amazing food and impeccable service even better!

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GerardoT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent along with the service!!!

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Pilates
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is old school Italian style...this is what you expect to be served
and seated in an authentic Italian Restaurant. The food is outstanding.
If the owner is there...he will get to know you...it’s a special touch to the Italian
cuisine that you will devour with delight.

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vipJPYjr
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mart Anthony's is one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants in the city. Nice people, who seem genuinely happy to see you; great food, fresh and classic Italian; terrific service. These are the kinds of businesses that need our support during these tough times.

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JoeyT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service
Feels like being at home !

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vipWaldo
Chicago
60 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding

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BillO
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful

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vipJosephB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite for dependable Italian comfort food, wine and drinks. Outdoor seating in the garden was relaxed, nice and quiet. Going back for more!

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Liam
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Heated patio, service, and food were all superb.

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vipHoward
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome local place with great food and atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service from Spiro. Food was good and is a great place for a date!

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vipTRSJAS
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

adequate portable heaters for garden dining at 46 deg F. Good quality basic Italian food. The veal Marsala was a good as I can prepare, which is a compliment.

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vipJill
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was probably my best dine out experience in months-food, service, ambiance were all extraordinary! Many thanks......

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vipChicagoan
Chicago
67 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood place. And a calm oasis in these covid times.

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BillO
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always

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vipDoughboy715
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a beautiful patio! Always a great experience at MartAnthony’s. Love the music in the patio!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everyone at the restaurant was very friendly and they reviewed and were able to accommodate our requests!

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vipPops
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to spend an evening. Wonderful folks run this place. They deserve our support.

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diner2
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was wonderful and they have a great patio. We definitely will be going back.

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vipIlovemusic
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here with family this week, and we enjoyed the new patio space. Just outstanding food, service, and a warm family atmosphere. Basically you could throw a dart at the menu and everything would be delicious! I've taken people here from out of town who travel a lot, and they always want to come back on their next trip. Quintessential (non-chain) Chicago Italian food and a great bar too. Valet parking. Enjoy!

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TammyN
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellents as always!

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Margo
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and drinks. Very enjoyable experience.

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JillF
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening! Mart Anthony has a beautiful patio, which creates a lovely dining experience. Heat lamps are perfect for staying comfortable even if there's a chill in the air.

The service is impeccable! Attentive, helpful, and spot on with suggestions. Spiro is the best! We're always greeted warmly here and it feels like home away from home.

We ordered 2 pasta dishes that were outstanding! Al dente pasta cooked perfectly and delicious. I debated between 2 choices and could not have been happier with my choice of Rigatoni Danielo. The Black Linguini was also terrific! Added a bottle of Montepulciano and we enjoyed a fabulous meal.

Thanks for a 5 star experience, amazing food, and beautiful evening!

FAQs

Mart Anthony's does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats.

Mart Anthony's is rated 4.8 stars by 848 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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