My Way Ristorante

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$30 and under
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Italian
For years, Ted has been welcoming people from all around the Willow Springs area to join him in a celebration of food and friendship. From his humble beginings as proprieter of My Way Cafe, to his latest venture, My Way Ristorante, Ted has been offering the same quality food and charismatic atmosphere that the residents of Willow Springs have come to appreciate and love.

The first thing you will notice when you visit My Way Ristorante is the feeling of warmth and friendship that is rare in contemporary restaurants. Generosity is formost here and after you have filled yourself with the exceptional cuisine, well-balanced wines, and exceptional service, you will leave with the knowledge that you are always welcome to return.
What 185 People Are Saying
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SH
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my friend’s birthday and our waitress brought us a delish piece of cheesecake for her and sang! 👍

DD
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food delicious, I’ve been here half dozen times and always a great meal. Servers are friendly. Atmosphere quaint.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time and the food was delicious!!

MR
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was good, There were two big parties in the dining room so noise level was very loud, left with a headache! I would go back, but would rethink day and time!

j
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was wonderful and not too expensive. The service was rather slow, but our server apologized for the wait. It was actually nice not to be rushed through our cocktail and appetizer or the salad course. And, the food was definitely worth the wait. There was a couple at another table who seemed to be regulars and it looked like they were surprised by the slow service, so I'm guessing that it's not normally that slow. We're definitely going back!

RS
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Wine that was served was less than a half filled glass on two servings and very disappointing. Noise level was very high.

J
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite restaurant. Food is fabulous! Service is outstanding. Love this place!

S
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Saturday night.. Very busy. Didn’t seem like enough waitstaff for amount of tables. Waitress did do a great job. Food was good overall. Would return when dining room is calmer.

JP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Nothing special, clams were microscopic in size. The stuffed pepper appetizer were almost unedible. Entrees were mediocre.

MG
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Eggplant is very mushy, artichoke appetizer only tastes like egg and lemon, and peas in primavera were very hard. Soup and salad were good.

TD
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service!

DZ
Chicago
72 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The restaurant has a new patio behind the building. It’s very nice, secluded from busy Archer traffic. There’s a couple of big flat screen tv’s out there, seems like a good place to enjoy a cocktail and relax. Service was okay, food was good, and owner Ted makes his rounds greeting his guests and ensuring good service. I liked it and will be back.

K
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My Way has delicious food at a very reasonable price. We had the bruschetta, which I’d skip next time, just okay. The lemon chicken was delicious as was the ravioli my way. The wine list did seem a little overpriced. Nice ambiance and nice patio. We will definitely be back soon to try more items!

GM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good Italian food with fast service. Waitress was very nice. I like that you can make reservations online. The only negative thing about this restaurant is the owner is kind of an oddball but he usually doesn't bother anyone.

NC
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

We have been here a few times, and the food is always consistently good. The owner/host is hot and cold. At times he's friendly and other times abrupt and borderline rude. This time they were busy and we waited for someone to greet us and seat us for 10 mins. We did have a reservation. Then it took some time to get water, set ups, and then to finally order. We chose to sit outside but the view of the parking lot and the noise from the street were less than pleasant. The time it took to get our food seemed a bit slow, but the meals were very good. We noticed on the way out that they have a back deck. I don't know if they seat there for dinner, but perhaps we will try that next time.

LC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quaint small restaurant. Food and service always excellent. Can’t go wrong on any option. Love the chef’s specials. Appropriate prices for excellent food.

BC
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and the wait staff /Management very accommodating!

MA
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great service, quiet, chicken stuffed with sausage was yummy!

RM
Nashville
11 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One our favorites.

j
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Dissapointed they did not have moscato, food was ok. It was my birthday and they knew it but did nothing. Tables very close together and service was ok but not great. Had reservations but they didn't have a table when we arrived.

GW
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Recommended by a friend, food was to everyone’s liking . Will go back .

j
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

M
Chicago
139 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice Italian restaurant. Great pasta, meat, and fish options.

JM
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favorite places, great food and service. Reasonable and easy to get to. They have outdoor seating which is nice this time of year. I will return again shortly. Check it out.

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 4

Anniversary dinner.
Never acknowledged which is fine but included in reservation
Food was not that good.
Order was wrong. Served fish instead of veal. Thankfully no allergy
The food is much better in other places and for less money I’m sure.

S
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

My only criticism is that the restaurant was mostly open and we were initially placed next to a table of four in the corner. We felt closed in,and it was loud because of the talking. We were moved when we asked to move, but why were we even placed there in the first place?

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Overall very good!

OT
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Our food and beverages were excellent. Thank you to our server Monika. This is a lovely place. You would not expect to find such great food on Archer Ave.

C
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I just love My Way Ristorante. I've been there several times with my girlfriends and have never been disappointed. I convinced my husband to go there about a month ago and he loved it as well. We were there this past Saturday for our 28th wedding anniversary and brought some family members with us and they were impressed also! The owner and waitresses treat their customers like they are family and it is a very comfortable environment. The food is outstanding. I'm very spoiled going there.

P
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Flo was our server. Outstanding!!! Always there, she was wonderful!!

LC
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were great. I just wish they had the air conditioning on because it was a verrry humid day!

MP
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I love this place. My only down side about it is that it can be a little loud. I am not a fan of noise anyway so this could be just me. Since this is my only concern it is not very much. We go to this place lots and we plan on going more and more.

OT
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding and the service was very good. It was pretty noisy but there was a bigger group nearby.

LF
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My Way is always the best. Never had a bad experience. Good place to celebrate for a special occasion or just getting together with friends for a nice dinner out.

RF
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our Italian restaurant. We never need to make a decision of where to go when we want Italian, or when we just want to be taken care of. It is cozy, the wait staff is always very helpful and very friendly. The food is terrific, and the prices are very reasonable. We would not change a thing.

CA
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been going here for years. Never a bad experience. The food is fantastic every time.

N
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here several times and the place never disappoints

S
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had Flo for our Waitress. She was wonderful. Very nice. i would definitely ask for her again.

F
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Not the best around but average Italian dishes
Good wine
Great service
Cute ambiance and outdoor seating

F
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I've been to My Way several times. The food is good, the decor & ambiance is very nice. I like that it's a small restaurant. On Sunday, they appeared to be under-staffed but the 2 wait staff were really hustling to take care of everyone and they were pleasant and smiling the entire time. They did an excellent job. I thought the owner should know this so I called him over to tell him what a fine job his wait staff were doing. He was very rude and made it all about him. Instead of thanking me &/or agreeing with me, he told me he works harder than anyone there, works 7 days a week, etc. I replied "You're the owner." He seemed upset that I was not complimenting him. I was stunned. Anyway, I was not so upset with his rudeness to me but I feel for his employees. His response showed me that he must not appreciate them or give them the proper credit for their hard work. This interaction will make me think twice before I go back, If I ever do. It's a shame.

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