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About Permanently Closed - Monastero's
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.
Chicago, IL 60659
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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.
Joseph S Monastero Jr
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.
Private Party Contact:
Maria Elisabeth Monastero: (877) 273-4241
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Monastero's - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews
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.
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
We were running late and I called and they accomadated us 30 minutes after our reservation time. The meal was delicious and not at all rushed. The only thing they could improve on was dessert my mousse was not fresh. It was my friends bithday and the Hostess sang to her was a goregous operatic voice.
SATURDAY EVENING AT THE TIME I WAS THERE WITH THREE(3) OTHER FRIENDS; IT WAS VERY BUSY,BUT THE WAITERS WERE ATTENTIVE. A PIANIST AND FEMALE OPERA SINGER PERFORMED AND WERE ENTERTAINING. ALSO SHE WOULD SING HAPPY BIRTHDAYS AT THE INDIVIDUAL TABLES.
A PLEASANT DINING EXPERIENCE.
We have been to Monastero's many times over the years. We have had a wedding reception, numerous showers, my mom's funeral luncheon, my sister's 90th birthday at Monastero's. Sadly, we had not been there in years, but all the great memories came back Friday night.
My daughter-in-law, who's half-Italian, helped us navigate the menu, which had some interesting dishes that were new to me. Everything was well-prepared and quite tasty. They very cleverly included dessert with our granddaughter's children's menu item, which led us all to order desserts as well. The tiramisu-in-a-cup was the favorite.
Monastero's has some of the best Italian food in the city of Chicago. We go out of our way to go there when heading up north to any activity we enjoy. With Manicotti being added back to the menu, we'll return soon. Any of the pasta dishes we've eaten we recommend highly.
The food was delicious and so was the wine. The service was great.
It was way too loud when the singer sang with the piano player. While she was talented and so was he it was very loud and disruptive. She played /sang ten minutes on and rested for the next fifteen minutes. I asked the hostess if the singer was going to sing the whole time and she said no which was true. However it was too loud.
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