Nonnina

4.6
1178 reviews
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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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HD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service!!! Definitely recommended!

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AL
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jose was awesome & our food was phenomenal! One of our new favorite spots!

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NM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an awesome time! Our server was very nice and extremely knowledgeable about the different dishes. He was also attentive but not at all pushy. All of the dishes were really flavorful! Highly recommend.

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

Went for a birthday and had a great experience

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RB
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I couldn’ Decide what to have so I asked for the waiters input. He explained both of the dishes I looked at and made a recommendation. What a great choice, I loved every bite!

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OT
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ty for the great food and service as always ♥️♥️

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BR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Spent my 60th birthday thete and had the squid ink linguini which i had when it was Picollo Sogno Duo. This was an extremely tastless dish. My wife had another pasta dish that was equally tasteless. Very disappointing.

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PP
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful local place in River North and attentive staff and excellent food

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RC
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service, atmosphere and quality. Local favorite with strong owner presence and oversight.

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JD
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful dining experience! Great food, great wine, great service!
Thanks to all at Nonnina!
Can’t wait to come back!

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OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great friendly and knowledgeable staff!

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Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner here on a Friday night. It was lovely. Reasonable priced wine list and great special entrees.

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JL
Chicago
86 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best eggplant parmigiana dive had. Crispy but not over cooked with just enough gooey cheese and tomato sauce. I wish it was served with a little bit of pasta!

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CR
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food and atmosphere we're great. We arrived a little early and were still seated quickly. The wait staff were very attentive and friendly.

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SL
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful meal at Nonnina for NYE. Everything was delicious and I was so happy to see so many GF options for me. Our server was excellent and attentive despite it being really busy. I highly recommend Nonnina.

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CD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent meatballs! Excellent vodka sauce. Chicken parmesan was just OK...everything else was excellent!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came to Chicago for NYE and had dinner at Nonnina. Waiter was very knowledgeable and gave great recommendations. Food was outstanding.

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A
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was fabulous. Food delicious. Atmosphere quaint!!!

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H
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere. Very prompt and attentive service!

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Pittsburgh
26 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food and wonderful service.

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KH
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fantastic

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AM
Chicago
75 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a lovely restaurant! Food delicious! Fantastic service! Put in a special request through 0T and they kindly and beautifully presented! Will definitely be returning!

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PH
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. We loved everything. Food was delicious and service from Fernando was outstanding!!!

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l
Chicago
75 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and service! Will be back many times.
Great Italian food & pizzas.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I had salmon that was a bit over cooked and salty. The pasta special that a friend had tasted good but wasn’t cooked enough. It was not even al dente.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Waiter was not friendly, acted bored and indifferent. Charged us $18 for order of plain calamari appetizer. Pasta dishes were very good. Tables were low-could not cross legs under table and seats uncomfortable.

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W
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, food and drink! The ambiance is top notch!

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A
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a last minute choice for dinner. From the service to the wine and food everything exceeded our expectations. The pasta is made in house and our server was extremely knowledgeable and gave us excellent recommendations. This was easy to get in without reservations. A nice atmosphere for low key family get together.

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VB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Wonderful service. Food was good, as well. Definitely on the re-visit list.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

We put in a special request for a table and it was not ready when we arrived they took no consideration ahead of time , we had to wait 30 extra minutes for a table . What's worse is a maitre d even said he saw the request but didn't act on it til after we arrived. 2 hosts don't do much cause they should have been up on the request. The doors kept getting stuck open and the cold air kept coming in while they just stood there talking , over all restaurant was always cold because of that and not cozy . Another mistake and unprofessional thing they do is they they run food without food trays basically taking dish by dish and they run the food pass the front door passing people waiting , as I said was the coldest part of the room which definitely took the heat off the food. The food was good and the service was good . Bar was dark and gloomy. I had high hopes based on reviews we'll see about trying it again.

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MR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Service very good...food very good...served in a timely manner...we felt crowded by people waiting right behind/next to where we were sitting.

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OT
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the Dover Sole, a dish hard to find and even harder to find prepared correctly. I was blown away by the presentation (not table side, but that's okay) and the preparation. The sauce was so flavorful, I had no trouble devouring every single bit. It's the most expensive dish on the menu and it is worth every penny. The breads are delicious, the dessert is delicious. The waitstaff is attentive. It's a great find!

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ML
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The restaurant was stylish but the food was good but uninspired. The comfort level of the restaurant is somewhat questionable as they sat us as a group of 3 at a bar table meant for two where we also had bar patrons then standing over us...not very comfortable or enjoyable.

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

The food was fantastic!

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Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service at Nonnina was exceptional. They run a well oiled machine there. Our waiter was helpful attentive but not overbearing. The food was excellent. Everyone enjoyed the appetizer salad main course and dessert. Highly recommend. My husband even left his wallet on the table and the waiter came running after us to return it to him.

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RS
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, amazing wait staff, wonderful experience for Christmas Eve. This is the second time we’ve been here with our family and both times have been fantastic. Not only does the food taste amazing, but they give you healthy servings… Especially dessert. The goat Ragu pasta is delectable and the chocolate chip gelato is divine.

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TV
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food complimented by amazing service. My family always likes to try a new restaurant for Christmas Eve. We may just make this an annual tradition.

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OT
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had to have seafood and they had a nice selection. Delicious. Nice server and server assistant.

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j
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was truly a fantastic restaurant! The food was amazing but nothing compares to the service! The owner/manager and wait staff were so attentive. We had a great time and will absolutely be back!

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J
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

I took my husband there for a birthday dinner. We were seated in the outdoor patio area, which wasn’t the best place for a birthday dinner. I would have preferred to sit in the inside dining room. I ordered the chicken vesuvio, which was okay at best. The chicken was a little dry and there was not much flavor. My husband ordered a veal pasta dish and was really happy with his meal. Service was pretty good, although we had to remind our server a couple of times about things we had asked for. Overall, I’m not sure I would go back there for dinner. There are other Italian restaurants that I like better in the city.

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