Nonna Silvias Trattoria and Pizzeria

4.7
721 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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CW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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
1 review
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
41 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
23 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
95 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
137 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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OT
Chicago
52 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a neighborhood gem on the north side of Park Ridge, just across the street from Edison Park serving gourmet quality food provided by outstanding service. The Lamb Shanks special was beyond delicious as I enjoyed and savored every bite. My dad said his pork chops we're the best he's ever had and my wife ate more of her pasta dish than I've ever seen her eat before. The service was attentive but not overbearing - just how we like it. This was our first visit here and we will definitely be back!

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JP
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Good place for a date night. Prices were a little on the high side.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We loved our server—knowledgeable and friendly. I haven’t had such wonderful sacchiatini since I was in Northern Italy.

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FF
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always the food was excellent. A trout special had wonderful flavors and the filet medallions were tender and perfectly cooked. And the service is always so pleasant and competent.

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Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Had a party of 2 people. Food was great (pumpkin ravioli and chicken)

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RD
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Carl he is the best. He is the reason I always comes. He remembers his customers

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RL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent as always. And the coconut passion fruit cheesecake was genius!

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f
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food. Great service.

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MA
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nona Sylvia’s is a neighborhood gem; only wish it was in my neighborhood! Park Ridge residents are truly fortunate. The decor, ambience & staff are ensure a pleasing dining experience but what guarantees excellence is the superior kitchen . All the freshest ingredients, exquisitely prepared and presented. Between three of us , we covered white fish ( flaky, light & delicious ) , perfectly grilled skirt steak & my favorite - light & beautifully made ‘pasta purses’ filled with aromatic & seasoned minced mushrooms. Just divine. Generous portions. Equally impressive dessert offerings. God wine selections as well.
We’ll be back.

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MC
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely quaint setting with good service. Food was excellent!!! Will be back the next time we are in the area.

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EM
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food & Service

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JO
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wait staff was extremely knowledgeable and attentive. Food was outstanding and very fresh. Have told several friends about it!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s was a nice experience. The staff was really great and so was the food.

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BE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good food. Attentive service. Nice neighborhood vibe. Very loud though

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly enjoyed our dinner & service!!!

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LL
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot for a meal with friends or a date. Friendly staff and great food.

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a
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nonna Silvias is consistently a good restaurant. The homemade pastas and sauces are very good. The portions are ample. Service is attentive. Great place and glad that they take reservations since it is always busy.

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t
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We have never been disappointed with Nonna Silvias, and dinner last Saturday was no exception! We started off with a dozen baked clams (which were outstanding!! - no too much oil in them so the bread crumb stuffing was moist but crispy), and had there white pizza, rotollo, and linguine and clams. There banana cream pie dessert in the mason jars was fantastic.

The atmosphere is good, but the place gets very noisy when busy. Note this isn't an issue as the food is so good. The service was good overall, but there were longer than anticipated periods where the server was taking care of tables in the other room. Perhaps they were short staffed. Nonetheless, a great overall dining experience!

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CH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent grilled calamari - LOVE! Pumkin ravioli is a little piece of heaven

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DO
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We were a group of 9 and everyone enjoyed their meal very much. We had a variety of dishes and all enjoyed what they ordered - I had veal saltimbacca and my husband had chicken vesuvio. Yum!
All who had pasta dishes enjoyed them alot.

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CG
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nonna Silva’s is a great little Italian gem in Park Ridge. The food was superb and the service was outstanding. The food was bursting with flavor and excellent all around. The only thing preventing me from giving five stars was that my meal was lukewarm. It may have been prepared first but it was still delicious!

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TS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

My wife and I went for a date night. We were seated right away even though we were a little early for our reservation. It was pretty busy the whole time too so maybe we lucked out. My wife got the house made gnocchi and I got a weekly special (ravioli di aragosta). The food was very good! The service was good too and the pricing was excellent. We got an appetizer, two entrees, and 4 glasses of wine for about $100. My only piece of criticism is that the seating is a little too intimate. They do a great job maximizing the space in the restaurant but I would like it there even more if they removed a couple tables to allow more space between seats. Totally worth a visit for anyone who hasn't been.

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M
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nonna Silvias is not an inexpensive restaurant nor is it an overly priced one. You will pay 20 to 30+ for an entree not including appetizers, drinks (all about $10), etc etc. With all that said, the food is I credibly delicious, the place is nice, and service was excellent.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Date night for my wife and myself. We haven’t been to NS for quite some time and thought it was time we did. Just as we remembered. Excellent food, outstanding staff (Mark is the best). We plan on returning very soon.

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p
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was amazing, just dis not like table that I was sited, table was placed almost in the middle of walkway to another part of restaurant

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LL
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite places to dine. Great food, good wine selection and fantastic service. Staff treats you as family and is alway welcoming with menu selection choices. Great place!

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was good, the. Food is always outstanding!

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m
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
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 9, 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 8, 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 6, 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 2, 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 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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