Nonna Silvias Trattoria and Pizzeria

4.7
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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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CC
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 10 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, service was exceptional, always a favorite!

RB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was very good however the atmosphere was very noisy.

P
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Yummicious gastrome. Good vine and the clams. Yum.

PC
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Going a little earlier in the evening allows for a quiet romantic evening. The food was great with a good selection of wines. The bacon-wrapped dates were delectable.

j
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific restaurant. Both food and staff are excellent. Never disappointed.

RB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always great. Have frequented many times and have always been pleased

CW
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food is always a treat, service is great and the staff are the best. If you have never been to Nonna Silvias, I highly recommend you try it. The homemade pastas are fantastic, the sauces are unique and the service and staff is great.

YU
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

What a wonderful restaurant in a rather unexpected location! We had their arancini appetizer which had just the right amount of tang. The vitello saltimbocca was out of this world, not the bland stuff that is often served at other Italian restaurants. Nonna Silvia offered a variety of ravioli specials (duck, crab, pumpkin) that were uniformly exceptional. The only complaint I have is that we haven't tried them sooner.

BH
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great feel and food! Basic Rigatoni and plum tomatoes was delightful! Thoroughly enjoyed small cannoli dessert. Would love to live I. The area and be a regular.

T
Chicago
99 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent and authentic Italian cuisine, the wine list was amazing!

e
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love everything about this place! Food is fantastic, service is great, value is excellent. Have been going for years and never have been disappointed. Highly recommend.

LS
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Superb food and really nice service. I arrange dinner with this group of business colleague who come into town for a meeting once a year. We usually go somewhere corporate (Hugo’s, Fogo de Chão, Carmine’s etc.). I have dined at Nonna Silvia’s many times and realized that it was a mistake to not have brought the group there. Everyone in the group is a world traveler and everyone very much loves to dine at great restaurants - they were all delighted with the dinner.

BC
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience3

Food was great, service ok but the noise made it very hard to hear. There were 2 large parties so I know that didn't help. Overall, I would eat there again.

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
Chicago
2 reviews
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
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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

C
Chicago
26 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
49 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!