Anteprima

4.6
2743 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Anteprima's regionally inspired, rustic cooking comes from recipes we've learned in homes throughout Italy. We search the finest ingredients obtainable, buying from local and organic producers whenever possible. Buon appetito!

Anteprima is now offering a three course fixed price menu of your choosing, available Sunday through Thursday. Choose any combination of starter, entree and dessert off our regular menu or specials, or, starter, half pasta and entree, with no dessert, all for $32, with a $5 up charge for select menu items. Fixed Price menu NOT available on holidays, including New Year's Eve & Valentine's Day.

Outdoor dining is available seasonally. While we do our best to accommodate requests, patio dining is not guaranteed. We have a two hour limit for al fresco dining.
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TB
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This a good value Italian restaurant in Andersonville. The patio is cozy during the summer. During the week they offer a prix fixed menu.

O
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reliably a great experience. Outdoor space is quieter than indoor. Summer selections on menu.

l
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love eating outside. There were 8 of us. Can’t keep people away from Anteprima, our “family” restaurant.

C
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent pasta, wine & vegetarian options,,,,,seasonal farm-to-table style and friendly ambiance!

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Portions small. Beef fatty. Wonderful service and patio.

HR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic!!!

m
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I went to Anteprima to celebrate her birthday. The food was excellent and the house-made lemoncello was a big hit.

JS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Could have used some music outside ... background music

OT
Tokyo
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We are visiting Chicago for a family trip. I learned about this place from somewhere I can’t remember. We are so glad we made the effort to come here by subway from the downtown Michigan Avenue. The foods we had was delicious!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoyable at anteprima

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M
Chicago
74 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a delightful summer experience. The food was delicious and service outstanding. Thank you for one of the most enjoyable evenings of the summer.

MF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious food and outstanding service, ask for Kathy Kelly! The food is the sort where one lovely bite pales in delightful comparison to the one that follows. Even the double espresso at the end of our meal surprised us both with its perfection.

The roasted carrots were especially inspiring!

TL
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Food was overpriced for what it is. The servings were minuscule, the food itself was ok but not worth the price. There are many more restaurants out there that have more interesting food and better serving size for a better price.

CC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The chef is magnificent. A “foodies” must. Menu changes often which offers a variety. Seasonings are paired well with foods, and they will accomodate GF diets.

GP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great neighborhood restaurant!! Excellent food and wine in a friendly and comfortable atmosphere.
Definitely to recommend and to go back both in the summer (very nice patio) and winter.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was delicious and we loved the small plates style Italian dishes, but the waitress might have been having an off day. She forgot the second wine glass, kept pouring water and wine all over our table, forgot the bread and all the necessities multiple times and needed to be reminded. The experience could've been perfect if the waitress had been even a little more attentive because we didn't have many complaints about the food and ambiance.

RR
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

My wife and I had a wonderful meal at Anteprima, and we will return. The food was excellent. It was a busy Saturday night and the restaurant was busy, Our server, Armand, was very efficient, but he had too many tables to wait on. I felt he was a bit more hurried than I like. Regarding price, I would say Anteprima is pricey, but I will happily pay their prices again. The food was that good. Our only real complaint is that the restaurant is noisy--it was difficult for us to hold a conversation. We had been offered a table in the very nice outdoor patio, but since it was our first visit, we decided to eat in. We should have taken the outside table.

l
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and wine were wonderful and the service was flawless. We are in the garden which was my wish.

RZ
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

Very loud and difficult to carry on a conversation. Waitress was great but kitchen was backed up and it took a long time to get our entrees

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

This was our favorite restaurant in Andersonville. We love the food and atmosphere. We came back after having moved away and sat on the patio. Patio is amazing with great lighting and atmosphere. Unfortunately all this didn’t matter because of the food portions. We ordered the caprese salad special for $11. It consisted of two slices of tomato with a slice of mozzarella on each. So basically about 3-4 bites each. These aren’t exotic ingredients yet we paid over $1 per bite. I then ordered the orecchiette for my main course. They offer two sizes and I ordered the ‘larger’ one. It came with a couple specks of meat and greens and about 3/4 the amount of pasta you would see at any other place. I double checked with the waiter that he brought me the right size because it was so small. Unfortunate and very disappointing. Won’t be back.

S
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

I live in the neighborhood, and finally went to check it out. We ordered the $32 three-course menu. The food was tasty, but the pasta portions are tiny. I was still hungry after the meal. Service was very good.

DH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food in Andersonville without the tourist prices in other areas of the city. Clean, seasoned fresh. Just plain good. I hope it stays a neighborhood gem.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anteprima is one of my favorite restaurants in the city.

J
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

We sat out back patio which is really nice except the building nextdoor sounds like they have dog kennel. The wine was awesome but the food was bland. Both my dinner & my wife's had almost no flavor. Maybe an off day for the kitchen.

c
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

this is an adorable rustic place with a charming patio. the food was small portions and though good, I've had better a few blocks down from here.

JM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love it here. It’s always a little noisy but we know that. The food and service are always amazing. Tonight was no exception.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We love Antiprima, and we'll go back ... even though they're basically taking your plates and napkins and flatware right out of your hands as you take your last bites. They rush you once you've finished dinner. It's aggressive and rude.

JS
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Overall, the food in this rustic Italian restaurant was delicious and slightly out of the ordinary. We picked an excellent bottle of red to accompany dinner and enjoyed an excellent beat salad and two amazing entrees. The server was helpful and friendly. I would go back right away (especially because one of the meals was a special and lots of the regular dishes look great -- can't wait to try everything!)

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, the service was great. Only down side was that it was very hot inside, the AC couldn’t keep up with the heat wave. Will go again.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Seriously hot. Turn up or fix the AC. Left in a hurry on our anniversary night. Uncomfortably hot for the guests and staff.

D
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Friendly staff, makes you feel welcome, delicious food

AS
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The food was okay. There was nothing extraordinary about any of the dishes. There was nothing bad about anything we had but none of us walked out wanting to return anytime soon.

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We’re regulars here and always enjoy the food. The weeknight fixed price offer is a great deal and the restaurant was packed for a Wednesday night.

Our food was wonderful and we had a great server. Fortunately we were seated in a corner; the restaurant is tightly packed and the volume gets quite loud. The corners at a bit better.

MS
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are never disappointed while dining here. The food is incredible, waitstaff the best! Grazie!

CS
Chicago
58 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This neighborhood gem should not be missed. It is the prefect place for a summer dinner, the patio is intimate and cool, away from the city sounds. The service is attentive, even when the restaurant is full. The food quality is an outstanding value with their $32 prix fixe menu for appetizer, entree and dessert. They serve the perfect heirloom tomato salad, pepper encrusted tun and tiramisu. The sockeye salmon with pesto is also notable. Make a reservation, Andersonville neighbors like to dine out!

TC
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always.

R
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Ante Prima is consistently good food, good service, nice ambiance & good value.

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WJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We've dined at Anteprima several times and have always enjoyed it. First the $32 3 course meal is a steal. We had the meatballs, polenta, broccoli & spring onions as apps, no complaints. Pasta as a second course, delicious. Unfortunately the main courses for my wife and i didn't live up to expectations, My wife had the strip steak and i had the baby brick chicken both were quite bland with no flavor. Maybe an off night

SM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

We have dined here several times before and had good to fair experiences, this time was not the case. We were literally the only table sitting inside and initial service took several minutes, and was not followed up by offering drinks, apps, or info; she simply walked away. It took several more minutes and our table to flag down the server before we were offered food and drinks. We ordered and hoped the service and food would make up for it, needless to say it did not. While the food did not take long to come out, it was mediocre at best, sides were missing, and presentation/portions (specifically the shrimp) were underwhelming. Overall the service was poor, food was mediocre, and we will sadly not be returning after being regular patrons for the past few years.

MT
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate here to celebrate my daughter and her fiancé getting an apartment together in the neighborhood. My sister was in for a visit so there were 5 of us. The selection of appetizers was unique and delicious. Everyone loved their entrees, too. I had the special ravioli with beets, ricotta and orange. It was amazing. My partner had the pork chop and raved about it. My sister had the pasta special that was bow tie with pig’s feet in a wonderful sauce. My daughter’s fiancé had the leg of lamb and thoroughly enjoyed it. For dessert we split three: chocolate hazelnut tart, berry crisp and tiramisu. All three were delightful. Our waiter was funny and attentive. A great dinner to be remembered.

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