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 17 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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Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Meal was great start to finish. We started with fried calamari. It was nice a tender, not over cooked. Then, I had veal piccata which was good and was good serving size. My husband had the special which was a tortellini pasta stuff with Osso bucco filling. It was awesome. I am not sure what the sauce was but it was so good. I was too full for dessert but I did take a piece of the limoncello cake home. I really enjoyed it. I plan to go back soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent and so was the service! Loved our experience

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FE
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is fantastic, but make a reservation early. My long-time favorite place has gotten VERY popular!

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LV
Orlando
29 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We’ve been here a couple of times previously and were very pleased so we decided to try again with a group of friends. We were promptly seated. Our server was excellent, providing recommendations and suggestions. The daily special pasta was outstanding as was the veal saltimbocca and tiramisu! Wine selection is good and reasonably priced. Overall, a good value.

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k
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Desired a location within 15 minutes of ORD airport for an early Sunday dinner. Booked this place after reading reviews on Open Table. Homemade pasta, crispy pizza, flavorful pork tenderloin were excellent. Carl was helpful and pleasant. Recommended!

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This is a really good neighborhood place with very good food and an excellent wine list.

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

Had lunch here and very much enjoyed the food and the service. Fried calamari was excellent, as was my steak salad. Great quality of rib eye, cooked to order. My colleague had a spinach ravioli that she really enjoyed as well. Service was excellent and the lunch menu had a great variety of options starting at $9.99 so I would definitely come back for another visit.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic! We felt as if we were back in Italy!

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CM
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Great little place will absolutely go back again

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great chicken arroyo, congenial waiter who profusely (and unnecessarily) apologized for minor, acceptable delays. My only complaint is that a dinner that costs close to $20 could come with a salad. Maybe the reasonable bar prices offset the lack of a salad

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San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 1

So noisy we couldn’t hear ourselves think let alone have a conversation. Enjoyed the food but won’t go back due to the noise.

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D
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good spot for pizza, pasta, fish. Good family of small group, as well as couples. Nice outdoor seating area.

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P
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The drink that was supposed to come with luxordo's was outfitted with regular maraschino's , not worth troubling over. Food was good though.

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LD
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Server, Martin and wait staff were excellent... very attentive. Grilled calamari, arugula salad, pizza, and gnocchi were freah and tasty. A pleasant dining experience except the noise level can be deafening.

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a
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Service was a bit slow at this visit. Generally a solid choice but not the best visit this time. Love the pasta!

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JS
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Needed a central meeting spot for family members and this was perfect for 7 of us. The food was very good and our server was charming and accommodating. It was our first time and we would love to go back and try more things on the menu!

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JS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love having a neighborhood place that’s got great food and attentive service. The only downside is it’s noisy. We have also used them to cater parties and have been very happy with the results.

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TB
New York Area
141 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I came here with my wife who upon my recommendation ordered the Scottish Salmon. She raved about it, perfectly cooked and agreed with me, the sweet potato fries were the best she has ever had. I enjoyed the Linguine Vongole, which had a copious amount of baby clams. Karol, thank you for your attentive service and freezing my gelato order before we paid the bill!

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KR
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service. I can't say enough great things.

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LC
Key West
20 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Out to celebrate Mother’s Day with my mother in law. Food is excellent at this little Italian restaurant. Noise level very high and it was absolutely freezing cold in the space.

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BS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our third time dining here. It was exceptional. We definitely plan on returning, hopefully to dine al fresco.

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C
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was delicious and put server was knowledgeable,

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LL
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great neighborhood place to get a nice meal in a friendly atmosphere.

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FE
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant we had a Mother’s Day dinner with 7 people and they accommodated our party with swiftness and grace, everything was on pointe and the food was fantastic. I’ve also been here on a date with my husband and it still felt very intimate.

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LB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious meals enjoyed by our whole group and terrific wait staff

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OT
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was fantastic! Service was great, then slightly "quick" then slow lol but it was mothers day weekend, so I'm sure that had something to do with it. Definately going back!

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

Amazing Family place. Great food. Awesome service. Cozy. The egg plant is to die for!

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H
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the food and service were wonderful. This restaurant is a favorite in our family and amongst my friends.

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c
Chicago
184 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was very good, especially the Mediterranean pizza and the beet salad. However, there was a slip up on getting our desserts to the table. The management bent over backwards to rectify the situation by comping them.

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CC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place. Food and service are consistently good. Great selection of food and drink for all.

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BW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great waitstaff. Very loud. Food quality good but not great.

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

Can’t say enough about this place! Every single time we go there I am never disappointed! The food is 100% authentic, unusual without veering far from authenticity. There is something for everyone, and the service is so kind and very good!

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WB
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Son & freind in town.

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CW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ordered from the specials menu and was not disappointed. The arancini was great, my entrée was too. Service was outstanding as always. This is my favorite Italian restaurant and I think one of Chicago's best.

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s
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waitress was great, great service and very knowledgeable . Food was excellent

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T
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been to Nonna Silvia's many times and it is always good. The servers are friendly and they are knowledgeable about the menu. The food is consistently good. I love the gnocchi and my husband loves the Mediterranea pizza. There is convenient street parking right in front of the restaurant. Great neighborhood restaurant!

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t
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nonna Silvias has become our "go-to" for good Italian food. Their pasta specials are usually fabulous, as are their usual menu items. They have a very good selection of wines as well.

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PG
Chicago
105 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great pasta choices and specials

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Birthday dinner

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TB
New York Area
142 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nonna Silvia’s should be on your radar if you stay at a hotel near O’Hare. I lucked out during Park Ridge Restaurant Week, there were four course specials. I enjoyed the bruschetta, a salad, salmon with sweet potato fries, and gelato. The salmon was perfectly cooked and the sweet potato fries were the best I have ever had, light and crispy. If you don’t have room for gelato, as was my case, you can take it with you. Thank you for a fine meal. I will be back!

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