Nonna Silvias Trattoria and Pizzeria

4.6
659 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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary Italian, Seafood, Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Friday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(847) 292-9970
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Steven Marti & John Giannini
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Catering
Go to www.nonnasilvias.com for details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Talcott
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 659 People Are Saying
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Louisville
9 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
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 4 days ago
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
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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
131 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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
9 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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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

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.

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TH
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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EB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

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.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I have ever had!

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BS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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DN
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and good service.

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L
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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

Everything was incredibly tasty and I can’t wait to come back!

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JS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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T
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Meeting with dear friends

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GW
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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....

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A
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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MA
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nonna Silvia's is a team favorite for us! We love it!

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W
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a wonderful experience celebrating my mother in laws birthday. We love the food and had great services.

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KC
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So so good! Every day every date every special occasion!!!

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K
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is our neighborhood Italian and the food just gets better and better. Really nice wine list at very reasonable prices.

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ES
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great neighborhood restaurant with very friendly service, daily ravioli is a MUST

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OT
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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JJ
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Italian! Fresh ingredients, homemade pasta. Love it!

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V
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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CB
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been going there for years; love the friendly service, excellent food and wine. Great neighborhood place, fabuloyus desserts. Highly recommend them

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AT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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c
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!!

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DF
Key West
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

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.

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BJ
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always have great doos here. Service was good

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