Nonna Silvias Trattoria and Pizzeria

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$30 and under
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Contemporary Italian
Nonna Silvia's is a popular neighborhood restaurant nestled between Park Ridge and Edison Park. Family owned for nearly 19 years, Chefs Steve & John have been cooking authentic, regional Italian cuisine (from central Italy) since opening the restaurant. Inspired by and named after their grandmother, Silvia Giannini, Nonna Silvia's offers homemade pastas, fresh seafood, specialty pizzas, and a choice selection of local, Midwestern meats. We feature a collection of more than 60 wines (many of our wines are award-winning, Wine Spectator rated) from all over the world as well as craft beer and signature cocktails. Our restaurant has a warm and intimate Tuscan ambiance and a popular outdoor patio. Come and join us for a memorable meal and experience!
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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place was warm and friendly - our first time here. We’d watched a short video about the place and the authentic, homemade approach they take for their preparations sounded delicious, and didn’t disappoint!

JP
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Business lunch for us. Food and service was great. Will go again.

BJ
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal & the service was excellent! Save room for cannoli!!!

JW
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food is always excellent and friendly attentive service. An excellent neighborhood style restaurant.

C
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food and great service!! Would definitely go back.

OT
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience2

Service was very good. Restaurant is very loud though. I would probably not go back on the weekend. Maybe week nights are quieter. Food was fine. Typical Italian.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good service, great food.

C
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious authentic Italian food. Was a bustling Friday night and Gabby our waitress was busting her butt at the tables. She always provides excellent service, as do the other wait staff. My short rib ravioli was perfect. And our calamari appetizer was cooked exactly right. My husband said the chicken special he ordered was also great. I tasted the risotto that it came with and again, it was just right. Highly recommend for a date night, or family, or business meal during the week. The homemade pasta dishes are my favorite.

KM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Great neighborhood place!

RS
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first visit. Aside from a loud office group near us everything else was excellent. We were seated right away. Water was poured and bread placed on the table as soon as we sat. Server came for drink order and appetizer. The octopus was one of the best appetizers we have ever had. Dinner were great. And I can't stress enough, with the number of times we have suffered with poor service at other places, the service was excellent. We will be back even though we will have to hunt for parking.

NH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is fantastic!

s
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All 8 of us had exceptional food! The wine recommendation was superb ! I had grilled Mahi served on top of a delicious pesto sauce and topped with roasted red peppers,onions & Italian olives. It was a unique presentation with delicious flavors. We will be back again.

t
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good Italian food - Mussels appetizer, Veal, and Linguine with clams were all excellent! Service was really good despite a busy restaurant.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience and wonderful food!

MG
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had a very good experience for my first time eating at Nonna Silvias. The food was great, but there was a lot of noise. I am going back again.

A
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!!! Great ambiance, lively, but not too loud to have a conversation across the table- good vibes here. This is a place that’s great for a date or for a larger party. The food was amazing!! Very fresh and delicious. Our waitress was outstanding. We will definitely be back!

JC
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous. My only regret is that it is not in my neighborhood in MD.

GE
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Our waiter was very helpful with food selection and drink options. Grilled squid was very good. We'll be back!!

TH
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Impossible to hold a conversation- too noisy!!! I asked for a quiet table...2 minutes later we listened to a rousing chorus of Happy Birthday 2 tables away. We moved to the other room. 30 minutes later, another rousing chorus of Happy Birthday, led by the waiter who seated us! Won't be back!

R
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed spending time with family at this wonderful restaurant. Will definitely be going back.

JG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and nice wine list. The server was great and very attentive. We sat outside so the street was very noisy. We have been there multiple times and very happy with the seafood and the Italian dishes. We plan to make dinner at Nonna Silvia's a regular occurrence!!

R
Chicago
107 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved our dinner last night. Food was great! The adults had: Risotto de Mare, Pumpkin Ravioli, Pollo Arrosto and a Margherita Pizza. The little one had Spaghetti and Meatballs. All were loved! Service was great! The post-dinner birthday cake was a nice touch and was excellent! Thanks, Nonna!

JM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Excellent Food. A bit disappointed with the service. I had to wait for 20 minutes for my glass of wine despite being only one of about 3-4 occupied tables.

SC
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

As always, they are very welcoming and attentive. The specials were particularly appealing and the table shared a ravioli and the porcini sacchettini which were delicious! The eggplant parmesan which is usually my favorite dish was slightly underdone this time, but still tasty. The bread was warm and plentiful. Thanks for doing such a great job!

LL
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places - never been disappointed with the food, the presentation and the friendly staff. Always return and leave completely satisfied.

WL
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service. Would highly recommend.

W
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food fabulous as usual. Service was slow, sometimes felt ignored. But would go back just for the stuffed zucchini flowers. OMG So good!

j
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little Italian restaurant. Recommend the pizza.

KC
Orange County
20 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My all time Fav!!

WB
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always have a great time and always great food and service! Can’t wait to come back!

BW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nonna Silvias is a go to for me when I'm with friends or with clients. We had a wonderful meal, great service and a relaxed visit! Love this restauarnt!

GC
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Nonna Silvia’s is excellent! Their marinara is superb and flavorful. The lasagna is by far the best that I’ve had in the Northwest burbs!

MM
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is the best around! Why go anywhere else!

B
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was excellent. Sat outside which was noisy. Very enjoyable

PR
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service wine and food was all fabulous! We five truly enjoyed ourselves even tho my traditional old school friend would have preferred thousand island dressing for her salad. Our waiter was very busy waiting the entire first room. The place was hopping on a Thursday night! But we were in and out in a very quick two hours - we had so much fun. There was no rushing us and we all enjoyed our meals: pizzas, seafood ravioli, salads, sage and buttered sachetti porcini pasta, white wine, all excellent.

D
Hawaii
62 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rachel was our servers again. She is top notch. I love this restaurant. Great selection on menu and specials. Great wine selections. Food unforgettable and we can’t wait to dine there again. Staff is friendly. It is casual hospitality with delicious food. Try the pizza! Everything is fab! Enjoy! . Fish, pasta, chicken all memorable.

EL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The patio was a wonderful place to spend a summer evening. Our waitress was very good, we celebrated a birthday and had a wonderful time. Good for the soul!

J
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant! Food is always great! Great location!
Highly recommend, a winner every time!!

S
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience4

We love this place and enjoy bringing people here instead of the many places downtown. The food is always good and the service is attentive.
This time there was 5 of us celebrating and our experience began unpleasantly.
We had reservations for at least two weeks. We arrived on time. The seating hostess took us to a 4 top table with an additional chair in the aisle??
We pointed to 3 nice empty tables set for 5 or 6. She refused to seat us at any one of three saying there are being held for later.
I struggle how we are being asked to sit as if we had just walked in without a reservation and they found a way to at least service us.
So we stood around looking for an alternative and questioning why they could not provide us with something other than a 4 top with an additional chair.
The restaurant was not busy - over 1/2 the tables were free. Finally we suggested to push 2 four tops together so we could sit comfortably. They did. The service and food were great but at one point we were ready to leave. This is not how we want to introduce a place we like to friends and family.
By the time we left 2 of the 3 tables we requested remained unused. The hostess was in hiding.
Very disappointed with the interaction in this visit.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we come to Nonna’s we feel like family. The food is mouth-watering and the service is impeccable! By far my favorite neighborhood Italian restaurant. Love this place!!