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!
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Wood Grilled Octopus
red fresno peppers, potatoes, red onion, parsley, lemon, olive oil
beet pesto, roasted kalettes, brown butter hazelnut crumb
greens, almonds, radish, ricotta salata, balsamic vinaigrette
Small portions for high cost and food was cold.
This place is top shelf and has been so over the 10 years I have been going there. Every dish is excellent and added to the coziness of the place, you can't find any place better. They have a prix fixe during the week--I think it is $32--and that makes the experience affordable. I take all of my out-of-town guests there.
Upon initially arriving I felt the noise level was loud. Maybe that was because I had not been in a restaurant to eat for almost a year. Either way, it seems quieter once seated. The interior is sparse but very quaint. The food was absolutely delicious, started with the octopi, Brussel sprouts and olives for apps. I had the lamb, which was cooked perfectly medium rare. My girlfriend had the trout, son #1 had the salmon and son #2 had the spaghetti. Favorite meal was the salmon. Slightly crusty on top but moist throughout. Next was the trout.
Wine choices were decent.
Service was excellent and attentive
Favorite restaurant in town. So glad we got to spend Vday dinner there in 2021 despite the pandemic. The restaurant has taken all precautions and is very serious about keeping guests safe. Love love love them!
Most of our dishes came out cold
Anteprima is 💣. If you’re looking for incredible artisanal Italian food without the pomp and circumstance (and prices), this is the place for you. Polenta app was unreal and the pasta dishes were equally as satisfying.
Good but not as good as calo ristorante across the street
Great meal overall. The desserts were really good, especially the tiramisu. NY strip steak was delicious but only came with a very light salad and no other side which was odd for $28. I’d at least like 1 side item option. Italian manhattans were strong and delicious.
The best trout I have ever tasted.
Hi Marty! So glad that the inside is reopened, see you again soon!
Great neighborhood spot with good wine and delicious italian food
Anteprima is a reliable neighborhood favorite. It is accommodating and has excellent home made food paired with excellent wine.
Nee years eve dinner with my partner. We have been here a few times before. This time we wanted to do something for NYE but weren’t sure if this place had adequate coverage from the elements (good quality heating lamps, closed walls with etc.). We were very impressed with what they done with their back patio. Very nicely done. The food as always is exquisite (albeit smaller portions than I remembered). Wine. Always super good. Excellent dessert. We love going to this place.
Just dinner before the end of the year.
We ate outdoors on a cold winter night on the patio. The space has good ventilation with fresh air (which also meant that we sat in a cold draft throughout the meal) so we kept on our coats the entire meal. We had a propane lantern right behind us which helped keep our upper bodies warm. The chairs are metal and were quite cold (no cushions were provided. Though, cushions would be hard to sanitize between guests, so we suggest bringing something to sit on with you). Tables were well sanitized between guests and all the staff wore masks. Guests were told before being seated that masks were required to be on at all times except when eating or drinking. We felt very safe there.
The food was excellent. It came out nice and hot and everything we ordered was delicious. The only disappointment was that they ran out of the trout special before we were seated. So, we will hope it is on the schedule for our next visit before the restaurant closes for six weeks.
Excellent service, delicious food and a nice cozy patio!
The patio is stunning, warm and safe. It makes for a great dining experience.
This was my first time dining and definitely will not be my last. All of the entrees were delicious - there was not a bite left on anyone's plate. Although the setting was outdoor heated patio, the space was warm and cozy. It hardly felt like we were outside in December, that is for sure!
Food was amazing, perfectly salted and yummy. Service was good, attentive and efficient. The patio is surprisingly cozy, and feels safe in the C-19 environment. If you want to avoid many other diners, a 5pm slot works well.
Outdoor facility was warm and service was great. Food was good but would have liked a bit larger portion.
The cocktails, wine list, menu, and the service are always outstanding!
Loved the food, but the service needs a lot of improvement.
Anteprima seems unassuming, but from start to finish everything is thoughtfully prepared and flavorful. While the dishes are "simple", each dish hits every tastebud, it leaves you wanting more.
The food is exquisite and they have done an incredible job with the outside patio. Everything is social distance and it is still warm and inviting. The staff is very nice and extremely capable.
Delish as always. And nice that they have an enclosed outdoor space that can be enjoyed during Covid.
Anteprima's outdoor, comfortably heated covered patio is a small miracle in this time of covid. Combine that with their always deliciously prepared cuisine, well-curated wine list, and clever cocktails and it adds up to a much-needed respite. The tables are well spaced and I felt perfectly safe and very welcome the entire time I was there. They figure that it can stay comfortable even when it's down to 20 or so degrees outside. I'll surely be testing that out this winter!
Anteprima has long been a favorite. They always make you feel like family. They have an incredibly approachable wine list at reasonable prices, delicious cocktails and very tasty homemade limoncello. The food, however, is the star here. It’s always a dilemma trying to decide whether to eat family style or individually. One offers you more delicious and different tastes. The other gives you more of your favorite dish. I love the trout and salmon but must have pasta of some sort. Their ragu is always outstanding. The starters change seasonally and regularly. The grilled octopus is amazing and the different variations of fennel salad always make me happy. Sometimes the most simple thing can be the most extraordinary and that’s true of Anteprima’s breadsticks. Simply the best! Throughout the pandemic they’ve done a great job of reinventing themselves. Take out and Sunday family meals to go are an example. After our recent bout of unseasonably warm 70 degree weather I was a bit nervous about eating outside on their back terrace and bundled up in multiple layers. 39 degrees wasn’t going to keep us from their delicious food. Layer after layer came off, their five space heaters kept us toasty warm.
We were seated in the furthest back patio and loved it. (Dear Anteprima, Keep all patios open as long as possible! Our server said the back one would be closing soon.)
Appetizers: the meatball and the octopus appetizers were yummy. The entrees were all delicious: trout, cod, salmon and the pork chop. Desserts: the chocolate walnut torte was very good and ... the panna cotta was the best I have had - EVER! ! The service was personable & attentive. Perfect evening! Highly recommend.
Best Italian restaurant in Chicago by FAR. The food is always wonderful, affordable and consistent. They have a lovely selection of wines and desserts also. Please come here as much as you can and do yourself a favor. I go here at least 3 times a month and wish I could come even more. These folks deserve all the attention!
Anteprima is a classic. Always a wonderful experience.
They have a patio open to the outside air. This is a very covid safe place to eat. Combined with their other precautions we felt very safe here.
They also have an enclosed outdoor space with heater. The circulation there is not as good so we did not want to eat there. But it's probably warmer. Pick your poison.
Lasagna was cold, dried out and burnt. It was inedible.
As always the food was incredibly delicious — we had seared tuna and the steak (plus charcuterie to start). We also enjoyed a lovely bottle of wine for my husband’s birthday, and the whole thing was perfect. We are local to Andersonville, and this is always one of our favorites- - friendly, down-to-earth staff and proprietors who are an important part of this neighborhood. We plan to take advantage of the take-out too (FYI this was one of the things that got us through spring this year). Thank you Anteprima
Outdoor dining at its best. Sitting in the heated patio was ideal. Tables were spaced apart and staff wore masks and gloves. Food was delicious and service was outstanding.
This is my favorite neighborhood spot!! Their heated patio is magical and everything on the menu is delicious. I've never had a bad meal there.
Love it here - it is the best!
Spectacular date night spot for delicious, authentic Italian. Service was great and very covid conscious. Can’t wait to return!
Awesome as always.
Great neighborhood place! Perfect for our anniversary. Wine list is Italian centric which is in step with the menu. Food was delicious, especially the wood grilled octopus and Chianti braised beef. Service is competent and friendly. They are currently operating a tented, heated space on their patio which should carry them into November. The patio is well ventilated. Prices are reasonable considering quality. Highly recommended!
Boar was best dish I’ve had in over a year. Server was kind.
Anteprima offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (773) 506-9990.
Anteprima is rated 4.7 stars by 2956 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.