Nonnina

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$30 and under
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Italian
Nonnina echoes old school cooking techniques inspired by the partners’ “nonnas,” offering an upscale, yet approachable experience with a retro vibe.

Please note: OpenTable Reservations are not accepted for Happy Hour.
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best in food and staff, I eat here whenever I’m in Chicago. Love it!

J
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nonnina was an incredible for Valentine’s Day weekend. The food was so appetizing, the staff were very humble and attentive, and ambiance was delightful.

JR
Bath
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I was told my table was ready then told it had been given to another guest. I waited nearly 50 minutes to get seated. No one was particularly interested .

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience3

NBA All-Star weekend, and the place was packed. Unfortunately, we were seated by the door, which was inexplicably kept open for half the meal, allowing an icy draft in every time a new customer came in. Pasta was definitely very fresh, but I was underwhelmed by both the minestrone soup and the fact that $22 bought 8 ravioli.

RH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Very disappointed in the service, the wrong appetizer was brought to our table, the server was hovering over my father's shoulder acting very pressed to get his wine order taken. My father's meal was missing ingredients that were stated in the menu, his gnocchi was bland and there was too much butter swimming at the bottom of his dish. My meal was the duck ragu parpadelle, which the pasta was way undercooked and hard, the server never offered cheese or anything to go over the pasta and I found a duck bone the size of my pinky buried in the pasta. Our server also never asked how anything was, food was brought out, taken away and our check was delivered. VERY disappointing. My dad is visiting from out of town and always heard good things about Nonnina, our experience was less than fulfilling.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the pear salad. Never knew a salad could taste so good.

M
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect...the restaurant ambiance, cocktails, appetizers and dinner!! We had an awesome server who helped make it a great experience also.....Natalia was the best!!!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful, charming Italian restaurant with high quality, authentic cuisine. The flourless chocolate cake with raspberry gelato was delicious and presented beautifully.

AB
New Mexico
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day- Good was great!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Natalia was amazing, food was great. Would go back in a second.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

An early day valentines dinner- the overall setting was nice. Although the overall experience felt like it was lacking in quality for the price.

TM
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the corner booth for privacy, great service, wonderful food and great timing with the restaurant week special.
Thanks

H
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived early and were seated right away. The service was some of the best I have experienced. Waiter suggested a bottle of wine that was perfect to what I asked for. Water glasses never went empty. The food came out quickly. Portions and flavor exceeded the price for the entrees. Overall a wonderful experience. The venue was loud making it difficult to have a conversation, but this was most likely due to the volume of people surrounding us.

LR
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to celebrate Valentine’s Day. 👩‍❤️‍👨

OT
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing from the moment we walked through the doors, until the last step out the door! Cannot wait to go back!

MJ
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out of the seven venues we tried during restaurant week, this was our favorite! The food was delicious!!

d
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The service was prompt, friendly, and accurate. It was restaurant week, which may affect the way i rated "value," as I didn't read the complete menu. The pasta Bolognese was the best I've had. The panna cotta was light but very satisfying. The salad I chose (cinnamon pears, pecans, etc.) was a slight departure for an Italian menu and a little ho hum. All portions were generous. I will go back.

KB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & Service were fantastic, especially Roberto.

OT
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice new Italian option for us

K
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I love the food there and service is always great. One thing, I've been there a least 3 times in the past 3 months and I always order the same thing and I've noticed that it's not consistent. Food tasted the same but the it's always not exactly same as on the menu. I still love and enjoy but it's just not consistent.

ML
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this meal was fantastic. A group of us went for Restaurant week, but once we got there - none of us ended up ordering off of the special Restaurant week menu. Everything was delicious. I even ended up ordering a second pasta dish for myself. So good.

BG
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited during Downtown Dining week, and the options from that menu were superb. We can't wait to go back and try other options. We travel to Chicago every year during this week to experience different restaurants, and being Italian ourselves, we hold Italian restaurants to a higher standard, comparing to our own family recipes. Nonnina was amazing, food was hot, delicious, flavorful and Excellent. The Spaghetti Carbonara was better than the ones we tried in Italy. The Bragiole was fork tender and so good. And the desserts were out of this world. The panna cotta with raspberries = scrumptious. Also the Blueberry Tart was exceptional. The staff is very attentive and helpful. All around a very wonderful restaurant. Looking forward to our next trip to Chicago to experience Nonnina again.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and presentation. True Italian experience. The food was delicious. I recommend the pulpo appetizer.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always outstanding, service is impeccable and prices are appropriate!

b
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food: excellent; lobster pasta was terrific as was branzino.
Drink: solid wine list; as expected heavy on Italian wines; could use a few additional burgundy / Pinot noir bottles
Service: attentive and friendly
Ambience: warm and lively; friendly atmosphere
Value: fine; nothing unreasonable including wine list

EA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing seevice

H
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was lovely. I especially liked the fish offerings. We brought friends this time. They all loved it and will certainly come back.

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Went there for a birthday celebration. Server was very unhappy that he was working and he was like ready to fight with anyone. Food arrived late, was not delicious at all.
Also I mentioned it was a birthday, birthday girls food arrived the latest and they didn’t acknowledge the birthday. Usually restaurants acknowledge and bring a small desert for the birthday person.

OT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Always delicious!

JI
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for business lunch in the heart of river north

C
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very friendly and super accommodating. They made the occasion THAT much more special!

KL
Grand Rapids
8 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were able to get a reservation the morning of our dinner. Had never been to Nonninas before but made our decision to go based on the reviews we read. Awesome pick!! Great food and staff. Will go again!

LD
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and very authentic, staff were friendly, knowledgeable and extremely attentive. We went as a group of 8 and didn’t feel like we had been squashed in anywhere, restaurant has a great spacious layout which made for a comfortable dining experience

N
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great restaurant! We had a business lunch here and we were delighted by everything. Our waiter (don't know his name) was great... food was amazing. The noise in the room was just enough to be pleasant and the dining room was nice. We will definitely come back here- there are a lot of choices for lunch in River North, and this place definitely deserves their spot. Would highly recommend.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best experience ever

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful! I absolutely loved it! Will be back soon

DM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve dinner
The food was excellent and the service was great

C
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Came here on New Years Eve - they were incredibly understaffed (one bartender, very few waitstaff) and the whole experience was pretty bad. Took almost 45 minutes to get drinks, our food took forever, and we ended up there for almost 2.5 hours... it was a really disappointing experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, excellent food, great environment.

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