Nonna Silvias Trattoria and Pizzeria

4.5
618 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Italian
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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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Cross street
Talcott
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 618 People Are Saying
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DC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is a true find. Everything was excellent! Those two brothers sure did it right. Nice job!

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H
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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DH
Chicago
71 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Well done - great wine list, food and service

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H
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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c
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

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.

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G
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!!!

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GB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It was delightful and delicious as usual. Always a good choice for us.

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AK
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

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.

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CD
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Beef medallions are worth the trip

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SD
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

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.

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GR
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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ES
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as always! Our go to favorite. Food and service the best!

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L
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This restaurant has been a favorite for a long time, but it has become a different place. Service is slow, the menu is lackluster, and the prices have risen.

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T
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

, Nonna Silvia is the best for neighborhood dining. The food quality is always exceptional and
consistent. We dine there a few times a month and really enjoy the welcoming smile of Rachel
our waitress. Not only is the food great but the staff also!

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F
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took our son and his family here for our granddaughters 3rd birthday. The food was wonderful, and our service was excellent. We ate indoors but they have a smaller outside area that we have also eaten at in the past which is also nice.

We will definitely be back!

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MS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This wasn't our first time here; we love everything about Nonnas. The food, service and staff are awesome. Nonnas is our go to place.

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LS
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It's been there for years. Consistently good! Continuously updates menu with creative offerings and yet, also serves traditional foods. Service is outstanding! Have never been disappointed. Good wines too!

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C
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a great experience. I can’t say enough about the homemade pasta dishes. The service is always good, but kudos to Gabriella who goes the extra mile to make her customers feel like family. So lucky to have this place in my neighborhood.

Also, In the summer there is a cozy patio that we enjoy. Highly recommend it.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All four of us agreed the food was exquisite! Service was excellent, food all fresh and homemade. They even made up some dishes that weren’t on the menu because two of our party we’re craving chicken piccata! Highly recommend!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Recommend the grilled calamari appetizer.

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PH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We always enjoy Nonna SIlvia's, we brought some family from out of town and the food they ordered was not as expected for them. They enjoyed, don't get me wrong, but the linguini with clams barely had any garlic and the pumpkin ravioli was not served with the typical toasted pumpkin seeds as usual. Things just seemed a bit off that night, I'm sorry to report.

The server was fantastic, which we've always found to be true upon each visit.

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J
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Nothing special, the calamari was very stuff and over done. Entrees were not special little flavor

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LL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent lunch! Great service and wonderful food. Lovely to sit outside.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and the food were equally fantastic!

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PA
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat outside and enjoyed the patio. Our servant, I forgot her name, brought us complimentary bruschetta while we waited for the grilled calamari.

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JB
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific neighborhood Italian with interesting menu and good wine list. Great food and great service. If you’re staying around O’Hare airport well worth the short ride to this place.

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S
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

1st visit. We went because of great reviews. Did not disappoint. Food was very good. Had the gnocchi (homemade) with Vodka sauce. Service was excellent. Clean dishes for each course we shared. Always came back to make sure everything was OK.A lot of attention to detail. Great neighborhood place. Will return.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughters 16th birthday with her two best friends. Family friendly place with exquisite food. The foodie in me was happy, and the “youngsters” were also impressed. Thanks for another wonderful meal...

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d
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food & outstanding service...we.ve been coming here for nearly a year & we're never disappointed.
We always make reservations which is easy to do both on "Open Table" or thru Nono's web site.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was all fantastic and made even more special by the surprise birthday dessert.

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MM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

Very good food and service. Seemed pricey for what we were served. However, the noise level was outrageous. No one in our party of four could hear each other speak. We won't return.

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CC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good food! Nice atmosphere. Large wine list. Will go back again and recommend to others.

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L
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were a table of eight, which included three small kids. Our server was Gabriella, and she was outstanding! The food was very good, several had fish, pasta, and the pizza was terrific!! My only thought would be the bread basket was a little boring, and although it was averages we went thru three baskets! Our waitress was outstanding!!
Will definitely return!!

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w
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and creative, yet not overly fussy, cocktails. Highly recommend the Swiss chard fettuccine and the Ruby Slipper drink (if you like grapefruit juice). Plus attentive service. A comfortable neighborhood place that is equally good for a special outing.

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JB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating Father's Day, we decided to go to Nonna Silvias to have a nice Italian meal. With my husband liking pizza, and being Father's Day, that is what he ordered. We have had their pizza's before so our daughter and I ordered pasta from the specials. It was very good and had plenty for leftovers the next day. This is a nice neighborhood type of restaurant and we definitely will be back again.

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m
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The evening we had dinner here, the restaurant was very busy, especially the outdoor tables. Consequently, the staff seemed very rushed, and service was slow. We waited over 30 minutes for two entrees. Usually the staff are very attentive, but it appears that they were short-staffed for the number of customers being served.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Homemade pasta was delicious! Service very friendly!

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AS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There was a piece of plastic in our pizza. The entire staff worked to make it right for us. They were attentive, caring, and professional. I would not hesitate to recommend Nonna Silvia’s to a friend, and I myself would go back.

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L
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Four of us met here for an early dinner on a Saturday, and enjoyed the evening very much. However, as the restaurant filled up, it became much noisier. Noise is NOT an asset which the review form claims is "energetic." We will return, being sure to come around 5 pm.

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BS
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I found this place using TripAdviser. The food was great. Our waiter offered to have the chef prepare food to our liking or to prepare something that was not on the menu. The restaurant was a little noisy even though it was not extremely crowded. Our waiter was very funny and engaging. Overall, I would highly recommend Nonna Silvias.

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