Nonna Silvias Trattoria and Pizzeria
Food was very good, but we felt rushed due to bussing staff clearing dishes before everyone was done. We had an early reservation (615) so I’m sure they were trying to flip our table, but clearing dishes and bringing us our leftovers when one of member of our party was still eating is bad service.
Our friends suggested we meet at Nonna Silvias for a special evening to celebrate their recent nuptials. Having never been there, we didn't quite know what to expect. We found it to be a lovely neighborhood restaurant that thankfully bore no resemblance to a franchise. Our waitress was outstanding - clearly very knowledgeable about their menu and warmly interested in helping us have a terrific experience. Everything on the menu looked good that we quickly agreed we would all order something different and share with the others. We liked all of it and left committing to returning to Nonna Silvias next time we get together.
Ordered pappardelle with bolognese sauce which was more like pappardelle with tomato sauce. Their bolognese sauce is not at all what I expected and my expectation is based on high end restaurants and being a cook myself. Linguine with white clam sauce had a residual alcohol taste. I guess the kitchen did not cook off the alcohol which is surprising because the food took over 30 minutes to bring the food out. The veal saltimbocca was overly sour tasting. Entire meal was very disappointing.
One of the best meals I have ever had!
We love Noon Silvia's and are semi-regulars. The food is outstanding and we love our favorite server, Rachel. Super friendly and helpful. I don't even have to look at the wine list. She knows exactly what we like.
The food and and service was top notch. The kitchen was a bit slow only because the restaurant was packed. That happens sometimes. I'd like to go there midweek sometime instead of a weekend night.
Great food and good service.
This is the second time we have met friends here for dinner, and all of us have been pleased with the restaurant. The food is tasty, and the wait staff is generally well-informed and helpful. As the evening goes on, the restaurant fills up and becomes noisy which makes conversation difficult.
Everything was incredibly tasty and I can’t wait to come back!
The food and service was really good. Always had our water filled and our server Maria was on point. What sucked about this experience was that we were sat in the back next to the emergency exit door. Bad location. Was a first date and the immature adults next to us were so loud and obnoxious we could barely hear each other talk. Next time I'll have to request a better table I suppose. But all and all it was a good meal.
Meeting with dear friends
First time patron, we will be back for sure. Great service and excellent food. The variety of meal options and the authentic flavor and presentation were exceptional....
Wow! Everything was absolutely amazing. Rachel went above and beyond to make sure our anniversary dinner was perfect. I highly recommend the muscles appetizer! Cheers to a great restaurant, can’t wait to go back.
Nonna Silvia's is a team favorite for us! We love it!
It was a wonderful experience celebrating my mother in laws birthday. We love the food and had great services.
So so good! Every day every date every special occasion!!!
This is our neighborhood Italian and the food just gets better and better. Really nice wine list at very reasonable prices.
Great neighborhood restaurant with very friendly service, daily ravioli is a MUST
Always a great place to eat. Staff treats you like family and cares for you as though they are serving you in their home. Great family atmosphere.
Great Italian! Fresh ingredients, homemade pasta. Love it!
Some friends and I come to Nonna Silvia's once a year. We always enjoy it. The food was delicious, and our server was very attentive and helpful. It was a little noisy being a busy Saturday night and sometimes hard to talk. Other than that, it was great.
Have been going there for years; love the friendly service, excellent food and wine. Great neighborhood place, fabuloyus desserts. Highly recommend them
Special baby shower lunch for a dozen co-workers and the only agony was picking only one entree. So friendly and accommodating, beautiful ambiance, totally delicious food.
My wife have been to Nonna's quite a few times over the last few months. This has turned into our favorite restaurant!! Excellent food and service!! Highly recommend!!
Excellent neighborhood restaurant with both standard Italian items and several exceptional regional dishes not normally seen. The wine list was reasonably priced and include some unusal Italian varieties, like Grillio. I would definitely return
Room was too cold.
Special pasta (mushroom purse, brown butter) was delicious.
Calamari was horrible. Hard, dry and not hot.
Kids pizza was good.
Everything else was ok.
Great local place with innovative seasonal dishes. Love how John honors the neighborhood farmers market incorporating products into his dishes. Service all the way around was very pleasant and a fun.
Always have great doos here. Service was good
This place is a true find. Everything was excellent! Those two brothers sure did it right. Nice job!
This meal was great from start to finish. Our waitperson was wonderfully attentive and knowledgeable about the wines and the food. I took a friend for her birthday and was quite pleased with every item and the service.
Well done - great wine list, food and service
This is a great place if you are looking for an independently owned dinner venue near O'Hare Airport. Have been dining here for years and the food, service and ambience is consistent. All our entree's were excellent as were the other courses and wine. Add to this a very robust waiter that even took a picture with us at the end of the meal!
This is our go to neighborhood Italian restaurant but tonight it was sooo loud I'm actually writing this with a cold pack on my head. Service is normally really good but not 2nite.
Once again I was delighted with my meal at Nonna Silvia's. I always feel welcome by the staff. It is your neighborhood gem of a restaurant even if you are not from the neighborhood. Food is authentic, flavorful, fresh. Highly recommended. Go there now!!!
It was delightful and delicious as usual. Always a good choice for us.
We are from out of town and this was our second time at Nonna Silvias. I actually chose it twice from Open Table without even realizing i was going back to the same place. Food was great. Service, not so much. Waitstaff seemed preoccupied and were not as attentive as they should have been; asked for spoons for our pasta, which they totally forgot. My husband ended up using the cheese spoon for his linguine.
Beef medallions are worth the trip
Although the ingredients appeared to be quality and fresh, I was highly disappointed in the bar service. I ordered a sangria, which came in a small glass with 50% ice. At the table next to us, the ladies were served wine in a normal size glass, with a normal pour. I felt the special beverage was not so special, as it was diluted within minutes of arriving at the table. It also had no fruit, except for a single quarter slice of an orange. I would never order this again and I doubt if we will return to the restaurant. The server appeared three times during the meal: to take our drink order, to take our meal order and to give us the check. I waited for several minutes after being served for some pepper for the pizza. No one approached the table. Additionally, we were offered three tables meals. Finally, ours was correct. As I was expecting great things from the reviews, I was highly disappointed.
First time here and loved everything about it. We started with Polenta and grilled calamari and both were delicious. Grilled Calimari was excellent. I ordered the gnocchi and my husband the pork chops and both were just as good as the appetizers. Service was als excellent and we sat outside and also enjoyed that. Every once in a while it got a little loud with a fire truck passing by bit didn’t bother us at all. Will definitely be back. Excellent food.
Outstanding as always! Our go to favorite. Food and service the best!