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Permanently Closed - Monastero's

502 reviews
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$30 and under
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This restaurant is permanently closed. Homemade Pappardelle, Ravioli, Lasagna, Sauces, Desserts, and more await you at Monasteros. Monastero's offers a culinary tour of northern and southern Italian tradition within its menu. Maria Giorgia Monastero and brother, Joseph Monastero Jr. continuously work on new specials while maintaining the quality of their father and grandparents past recipes and cuisine. Few leave without a taste of Mezzi Rigatoni Mamma Maria and Arancine, Nonna Maria's favorite dishes.
Originating as a Pizzeria, Monastero's culinary masterpiece is its Pizza. Made with a medium thick crust, the Monastero's Special is a top seller. Sausage, Peppers & Onions, a cold beer, and a sports game makes for the perfect night.
Come discover the Garden Room and dine in Monastero's enclosed atrium. Greenery surrounds you and skylights let in the beautiful Chicago day. Sandwiches, Salads, and other lunch specialties make Monastero's lunch menu friendly to your work day and time.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Italian, Sicilian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(773) 588-2515
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Joseph S Monastero Jr
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Private party facilities
Monastero's Ristorante & Banquets offers four independently private dining rooms accommodating groups of 30 to 300 for all occasions. You will work with one of our sales team to custom design a menu and event to suit your specific needs.
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Private party contact
Maria Elisabeth Monastero: (877) 273-4241
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Cross street
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Parking details
Plenty of free parking available in our private lot. When our private dining rooms are hosting events, we graciously offer complimentary valet parking to all guests, both the private rooms of Monastero's, and our patrons in the Main Dining Room.
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Enjoy the best of Neapolitan, Italian Opera, and Broadway with a live pianist and singer Friday and Saturday nights. Sundays enjoy the subtle background music of our live pianist.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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vipHappyTummy (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on November 16, 2017

We will miss our favorite "family" restaurant.
Thanks for all the years of great dining and sharing with the Monastero family.
Best of luck.

The Wrights

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on November 15, 2017

We are going to miss this place, so wonderful! The food, the service, the ambience - all great!

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on November 1, 2017

Our first and last time. They are closing after fifty-five years. Food, service environment was utstanding. Service with a 😃.

PeterH (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on November 1, 2017

Sorry to see Monastero’s will close! Get there soon if you can. Food was very good. Our waitress was excellent. She stopped by enough to see how we were doing without being overbearing.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on October 27, 2017

Very friendly and food was great

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on October 26, 2017

Fabulous. We’ll miss you Monastero’s

rocketmike (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on October 24, 2017

My wife and I went there to celebrate our respective birthdays. This was where we had our first date, our 25th wedding anniversary and now our birthdays. I ordered steak and my wife ordered a seafood with pasta dish. Both dishes were cooked to our satisfaction. The ambiance was good, and although the dining room was almost full, we could still engage in conversation. It's sad they are closing next month. We'll miss them.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on October 24, 2017

To the monasteros family
Thanks so much for many memorable meals and service. You will be missed. God bless

vipunclelar (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on October 24, 2017

It'll be very sorry to see it go Great people and I'm a dad loved going there

MaryA (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on October 20, 2017

Perhaps service/food/ambiance are going down since Monastero's is closing in less than a month and they are using whatever is left of their inventory. In the past everything was wonderful. Went on a Friday night expecting opera - NOT - when asked why , the maitre'd said he didn't know, maybe the singers were booked elsewhere. Wish Monastero's last days were good rather that having a bad experience