Nonna Silvias Trattoria and Pizzeria

4.6
687 reviews
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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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Orlando
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was good, the. Food is always outstanding!

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m
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is one of our favorite places for good Italian food, with lots of great pastas and entrees. The staff is always great also.

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K
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious food and wonderful service. One of my favorite neighborhood restaurants.

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H
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious fresh made Italian dishes in a relaxed atmosphere

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H
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were wonderful as always--eating here is like visiting friends. Wait staff gave us time to consider our order and were knowledgeable in their wine and food recommendations. We will return again and again.

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H
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is always excellent. However, to charge $25+ at a traditional Italian restaurant and not include a dinner salad etc. is poor value.

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RW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite neighborhood place. Great food, and great service.

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L
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food in Chicago is not limited to the limits: Nonna Silvais is an exceptional, family-owned restaurant in the suburbs. Diners will enjoy excellent service in a charming atmosphere while eating delicious food. The restaurant makes everything in house, and guests are treated to fresh pasta and memorable sauces. This restaurant is worth a special trip to Park Ridge.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic Meal, must try the pumpkin ravioli pistachio gelato and the cannolis...Wow!

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Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Italian food at its finest in a friendly environment

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Excellent food and a good wine list. It’s a neighborhood place that does a great job. It was worth going out in zero degrees

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1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

As always, everything was fabulous. Holly was our waitress and she was sensational. Some of us had the pasta specials, one had lasagna and one had the lamb. We were all extremely satisfied. Our wine was also most enjoyable, we had the red wine that was on special that evening.

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DP
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Absolutely enjoyable evening. Wonderful company, delicious wine, scrumptious food and awesome service. I live in Colo and visit Chicago once in a while. Nonna’s is a must on my enjoyment list!!!! Thank you. The meatballs were a delicious breakfast treat;-)

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food & Atmosphere

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JW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was top notch. A great hidden gem. Can't wait to go back.

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WT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner with another couple was great!!! Food, service and neighborhood setting was great!
We will be back many more times!!

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Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. We love this place!

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DF
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had New Years Eve dinner here. Everything was outstanding. Would definitely go back. Five stars

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LL
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A neighborhood spot and more! Service is great and the food is excellent.

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H
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good Italian food. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable. It's really noisy. However, the food is good and consistent. Parking is free on the street. We will be back.

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MS
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is truly a gem, the food is always great and so is the service. This is one restaurant you'll need to put on your bucket list!

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MM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have always enjoyed dining here. The food is delicious and varied. You can order regular Italian fare, or you can get Italian fare that is a step-up from standard. Service is great and it is a cozy place to have a special dinner.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christmas eve

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Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrate special occasions here often. Friendly and efficient staff. The make you feel like you're in there home.

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s
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and super friendly staff. They gave us a drink on the house since we had to sit at the bar a few minutes for our table to be ready.

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TB
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rachel and Karl are the best!

The restaurant has gotten better and better throughout the years. It is more wine friendly and foodie focused now. The chefs up their game repeatedly. Outstanding place!

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K
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service,excellent food.good variety on menu.nice atmosphere.had reservations and did not have to wait.didnt feel rushed

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b
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Delicious pasta! Delicious branzino!

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Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great neighborhood type restaurant that serves excellent pasta and loved the grill calamari. Meat ball was average though. Reasonable price for all. Will be back.

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DB
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Italian tucked away just off highway at Cumberland and Higgins. Homemade pasta and classic/rustic Italian dishes. I travel to Italy every year so I’d like to think I know good Italian when I taste it. Their red sauce is amazing!

Family owned and you can tell from the personal service. We had our holiday team lunch here and our waiter was so much fun. And didn’t rush us while we did our gift exchange game!

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ES
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place! Staff is the best! Go there frequently and always feel welcome. Food is excellent.

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TB
New York Area
135 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When I saw the reviews of Nonna Silvia’s and discovered that it was near my hotel, I decided to go for dinner. The homemade Swiss Chard Tagliatelle, cooked al dente in a hearty tomato sauce, with a side of meatballs, exceeded my expectations in terms of quality. The ample portions, reasonable prices, and attentive service warrant a return visit the next time I visit family in Chicago.

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WW
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always good food and good service here! A great neighborhood place

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DP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! We didn’t feel rushed even though they were very busy. Great for date night and families alike

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DB
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great neighborhood Italian restaurant. Will definitely go back when in town again. Grilled calamari is outstanding.

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BW
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going to Nonna Silvias for many years and have never been disappointed. Well worth the drive and on a nice day you can sit outside.

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MW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place for authentic Italian food. The service is attentive and friendly.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food at a reasonable price

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S
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and food. Very good menu and wait staff are very knowledgeable about every item on menu.

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h
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We very much enjoyed our dinner here. The cocktails are top notch, the food made from scratch with some interesting and creative options. The ambiance is nice, but still very casual, and our server was perfectly attentive. I am always grateful for more than one or two vegetarian options, and that was the case here. We will return.

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