Our menu is based on classic dishes that we experienced in people"s homes in Italy. Some are family recipes and others we learned by cooking with friends back home in Roma.
This menu is structured for either a classic or family style "tasting" dining experience, depending on what mood you're in! No matter which way you dine we do encourage you to share and to try each other's dishes.
I hope you enjoy the simple ingredient combinations and taste the spirit of Rome in Chicago. Always remember that if you've had something here before and you don't see it on the menu, just ask. If we can make it for you we will.
~Fabio & Letizia Sorano
Overall a great meal and dining experience, especially considering the challenges of setting up nice outdoor dining opportunities for people due to COVID restrictions. Only drawback of our dining experience was that despite the best efforts of the servers, they were very busy and probably understaffed. As a result, while the service was polite and pleasant, it was quite slow in-between each step of the meal from drinks to appetizer to main course to obtaining the check - it overall ending up taking about 3 hours.
I love this restaurant! Teresa was so friendly, the food was amazing, and dining in their outdoor patio was so nice and relaxing. The pear ravioli, polenta, and pizza were delicious. I bought a blueberry scone to take home. It was also so delicious.
Definitely will return or call for take out.
Enoteca Roma is an absolutely wonderful dining experience, even at the height of the pandemic! The outside patio was well-spaced and properly social-distanced, the family-recipe-inspired polenta was incredible. The fact that the family themselves were the waitstaff (we were served by the daughter, son, and mother—each giving us insight into the cuisine and the story behind their Nonna's delicious recipe and serving style. A well-selected Italian wine, the incredible menu, the chill vibe, and the warm and inviting staff all add up to a fantastic experience.
My husband and I went here for our anniversary and everything was fantastic. I got the homemade gnocchi which was melt in your mouth delicious. My husband got the spaghetti nonna giovanna and he could NOT stop talking about how much he was enjoying his meal. We ended with the homemade tiramisu and it might be the best tiramisu we’ve ever had! Plus our server was amazing! Highly recommend!
We had a wonderful experience and were so glad to visit one of our long time favorites after all of these months away from dining out. Great food, and great service! We missed Enoteca Roma! ❤️
They have an amazing tent (that is open) and heated on the back patio! There was Italian music playing too. Great ambiance, fabulous food and felt very safe eating out!
Went there for my moms birthday dinner. Great food for a good price (especially for the city!) and they gave her a free bday desert which was nice. Inside is small, modern, and bright. Nice patio outside as well! I wouldn’t go here for a romantic dinner, but this is a great place to go with good priced, delicious food, with a group of friends.
Always incredible food, staff, and that heated back patio! AMAZING!
Fantastic staff and really good fiod!
Amazing as always—the food, the staff, and ambiance. If I could rate it more than 5 stars I would :)
This is our FAV place! The pizza is unlike any in Chicago! The pasta! The hand poured polenta! It’s one of our favorite places to bring friends. The staff is so genuine and friendly. Sometimes service can be a little slow, but we are never in a rush to leave anyways. Nothing not to like!!
The food is very authentic and good and the price point is appropriate for the high quality.
The patio is back is awesome! What a great compliment to delicious food.
Very good food. Food was very fresh. Servic could of been a little better
In my own personal opinion, this is the best Italian in Chicago, hands down. Every single thing is delicious, great service, wine and drinks were great. It's all so good!
We enjoy the patio. Nicely decorated with plants and lighting. The backyard is the best location if you do not have a dog with you.
The front patio is available for those who want to bring their dog.
Great service from the hostess to the manager to the server. Pack patio had a nice ambiance. Food was good, not great. The lemon chicken portion is what you would expect of a veal dish- it was small than expected. Overall a decent experience.
They didn’t honor the reservation time (not the hostess’s fault). A server never came to the table. We didn’t get water or menus until the manager who was walking around noticed we hadn’t been served. Even then we were left with nothing but water for another 20 or so minutes so we left.
Absolutely amazing restaurant! The service, atmosphere, and food was phenomenal. Would highly recommend!
Just not the way it used to be. Service is way up but quality of the bruchetta for $13 is just a bit much. I mean they should take the time to make it look presentable. Broken overcooked toast thrown together... come on guys. Peara ravioli again very doughy and undercooked in the middle(been like this for at least 4 years). Just sad.
Food was very salty. I should’ve returned eggplant parmigiana
Authentic food. Excellent polenta. Friendly staff adhering to distancing protocols.
Wanted to send our daughter off to her Worldwide Opportunity in Organic Farming (WWOOF) experience with a tasty dinner memory. We were not disappointed! Learned about Enoteca Roma earlier in the summer at Farmer’s Market in Wilmette, where Litizia’s Bakery had scones and other baked goods for sale...the special homemade spaghetti in parmesan bowl with shrimp and zucchini was delicious, the pear ricotta ravioli with gorgonzola and walnuts was divine, and eggplant parmesiana was incredible! Lovely outdoor patio for social distance dining! Can’t wait to go back!
Food was great, server seemed like she was a bit frazzled and new to the job, but otherwise it was good.
This was our first time coming here. We sat on the back patio, ambiance was fantastic. Drinks were smooth (think classic cocktails) and the food was hot and fresh. Service was solid. For those concerned about COVID-19, there was adequate space and all staff wore face coverings.
We will be coming back again soon!
This place is amazing. The food was delicious, the backyard patio was adorable, and the service was spectacular.
Birthday. It was great!
Loved the back patio, very beautifully lit and decorated. I’d love to go back just because of the ambiance for a date.
The bread on the table was very bland and the pizza was just okay. But, I’d be interested to go back and try the pasta
Food was not great. We ordered a couple of appetizers and entrees. Everything was pretty meh. However, the outdoor patio in the back made the experience much better. Decent ambiance.
Overall, if you want an average to below-average meal in a space that is somewhat above average, this is your place. Nice with COVID going on but probably will never come back.
My husband and I went early in the evening so a few patrons there. To our surprise the food was very good as was the service (hence there early evening). We would recommend this place because it has it's own rear patio: unlike the street seating areas, very good food and wines and attentive service.
We arrived a little early and were seated outside as requested without a wait. The service and food were excellent.
Wait staff nice and efficient. Wine was quite good. Outdoor patio was wonderful. Good size menu. Food at our table was just average. Would come again for ambiance, not necessarily for food. With the large menu I am sure there are better options. But hey, in these times of Covid, happy to be able to eat in a large patio environment.
I cannot get enough of this place! The food! The ambience! I just love it! Parking is easy. It's easy to get to and the feeling of sitting on that back patio and eating that fresh pasta - priceless! Can't wait to go back again!
The staff, Teresa and owner Leticia were wonderful and kind! The wine was good, the food was delicious and the outdoor seating was a “breath of fresh air” during these difficult COVID times. I highly recommend this dining experience with friends or a significant other at a good price. The owner, Leticia is from Rome and provides an authentic Italian experience!
They were super accommodating due to Covid-19 and very kind! The food was delicious as well. My only minor complaint is that the workers took down their masks to talk or were not wearing them appropriately but we were outside so I had no issues with it!
Enoteca Roma is one of my favorite spots! Great food, amazing service and their back patio is picture perfect. I've eaten inside during the winter a few times and had no idea the massive back patio even existed!
Had a lovely dining experience! I had dinner with a friend who brought her puppy along. The staff seated us on the front patio and gave the pup a huge water dish with plenty of refills. Service was attentive and everyone was incredibly friendly. My friend and I split the insalata caprese as an app. I had the gnocchi di carote for my main. Would definitely order that dish again. My friend got a ravioli special but she ended up liking my gnocchi more. A bottle of the sparkling rose was a perfect summer drink to sip through the meal as well. I’ve dined here before and I will be back!
Fabio and team made a very memorable evening for my family - celebrating my husbands birthday as well as an end to the longest spring break. For the moment - the back area tables are very socially distanced. The food and service were just fabulous!
This is one of my parents favorite Italian restaurant in the city. We keep coming back. The food is very authentic and delicious. The servers are very kind.
Really nice back patio. Plenty of room for social distancing. Service was great. Food was amazing. My wife and I had dinner and drinks for around $100. Great value. Would go back for sure.
Enoteca Roma does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar and Uber Eats. Enoteca Roma also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (773) 772-7700.
Enoteca Roma is rated 4.7 stars by 561 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.