About Nonnina

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.

340 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60654
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:30pm
Dinner: Friday: 3:00pm-11:00pm
Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 3:00pm-8:00pm
Happy Hour: M-F 4:00pm-7:00pm in the bar and lounge
Please note reservations are not accepted for Happy Hour.


Cross Street:
Kinzie

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 822-0077

Website:
http://www.nonninachicago.com/

Public Transit:
CTA #22

Executive Chef:
Tony Priolo

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Nonnina can accommodate all of your special event needs.

Nonnina Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (76)
Authentic (68)
Good for Anniversaries (58)
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Special Occasion (51)
Neighborhood Gem (49)
Romantic (48)
Fit for Foodies (47)
Business Meals (45)
Cozy (41)
Good for Groups (40)
Pre/post Theatre (39)
Good for Birthdays (38)
Comfort Food (35)
Notable Wine List (34)
Fun (28)
Casual (27)
Quiet Conversation (26)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Great for Lunch (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Hot Spot (17)
Good Vegetarian Options (17)
People Watching (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Late-night Find (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Scenic View (11)
Gluten Free Options (10)
Healthy (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Quick Bite (5)
Seasonal (4)
Waterfront (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Great for Brunch (2)
Spicy (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Met 2 friends for lunch and the wait staff was great about letting us sit and chat for as long as we wanted to stay. Made great wine and food recommendations. Would definitely go back.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

I really wanted to love Nonnina! We had a great table on the enclosed porch where it was quite chilly but still nice, it was 13 degrees out so that is to be expected. We got to the restaurant at 6:30 and had a show at 8. We got an appetizer of meatballs which was fantastic and then at 7:45 still had not received our food. Unfortunately, we had to leave and cancel our order. The manager said this was not the first time it happened tonight and he was upset and discounted our drinks. The meatballs were so good, I will definitely try it again, maybe for lunch. Disappointed about the service, but know it happens.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined 5 days ago

I have been there twice in 3 months. Food is consistently very good (The prosciutto app and the tagliatelle followed by the chocolate mousse is my fav combo so far) and the kitchen is efficient (no long wait to get food). It is a cozy and comfortable atmosphere with a nice sized bar area. The only issue is the noise level is high - not sure what can be done about that. Overall, I would recommend and I will be back !

Tags: Casual, Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Going to theater

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 7 days ago

One of the best meals I've ever had in Chicago. The Braciole was so delicious as was the duck pappardelle. The octopus was tender and the sauce was super flavorful. And the service was outstanding! We will definitely be back.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

Excellent before or after theater. Great ambiance for business meals. Staff is attentive and well trained.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

wow. Nonnina is my new favorite restaurant. I will start with their fresh pasta is amazing. My girl is vegetarian and found plenty to eat. The cauliflower was delicious. Did I mention the pasta? It is making my mouth water as I think about it. The staff is great. Ricardo came over and talked me out of the wine I was going to order and sold me a less expensive bottle and it was delicious. I can't wait to go back. I could eat here every day.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Really good food. Nice bar. Great location in River North

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

It was just meh, not bad but not so good. We waited a long time for our food, the table next to us ordered their food at least 10 minutes after us and got theirs first. It was if we were forgotten.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Not a bad little place. The appetizers and salads were really good. The entrees weren't the same caliber as the appetizers. They are known for pasta and we made the mistake of getting other things. We would go back and try the pasta.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Outstanding service. The homemade Pasta was amazing and the wine steward knew exactly what kind of wine we would enjoy

Tags: Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

This was our second time dining at Nonnina. The food was great. The wine I ordered was not the year listed on the wine list. Unfortunately they didn’t have that year anymore. I accepted a different year and it was fine. Service was attentive. We will continue to dine here in the future.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Once again, the team at Nonnina created a memorable experience. The food was wonderful, creative, with nice presentation. The staff was attentive. Highly recommended.

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

I chose birthday as a special occasion when making the reservation on Open Table, not expecting too much. We were seated in a cozy corner table. After a delicious dinner, my desert came on a special plate with “Happy Birthday “ written in chocolate and our waiter sang “Happy Birthday” to me! I felt very special and taken care of.
Oh and the food was fantastic!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food is great. Staff is phenomenal, very well managed. Was very happy to have found this place.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Really disappointing . Expected much more from the sister to piccolo Sogno . Food was not anything to write about and when I mentioned that my veal not only didn't taste right it tasted like bad meat there was no offer of removing from the bill when I declined ordering something else (I left almost the entire plate of meat). Probably will never go back

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vip
·Dined on January 1, 2018

Overall very good but was put in a back room at a two top that was way too crowded and WAY too noisy. We could not hear ourselves talk. Very disappointing.
Food was excellent. Next time, I would not sit in that back area

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Food was excellent up to the entree. The pork chop was a tad bland. Other than that, it was okay

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Year's Eve dinner was excellent for all four of us this night. One conclusion I reached after 4 visits to Noninna's - service is always outstanding. The pasta is the best entrees on the menu. I've had a couple of secondi's and been a little disappointed - they don't seem to measure up to the pasta dishes. Salads are great also, as are the interesting appetizers. Noninna's was a first visit for the couple we brought with us and they concluded they will return! Enough said.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Early New Year’s Eve dinner & dessert. Ambiance was perfect, low lighting & enjoyed the NYE decor simple and fun!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Amazing service and food! When we were first seated, our table of 4 felt a little cramped, so we kindly asked to be moved to a slighted bigger table near the window and the manager was happy to move us over. Super accommodating and pleasant staff all around!

Tags: Seasonal, Scenic View
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had dinner at Nonnina before going to the theater and were very happy with the experience. The menu was varied and had so many delicious-sounding options. The wine list was good and the pour was generous. Our waiter did an excellent job of pacing our courses so that we weren't hurried, but didn't have to rush to get to the show. Out appetizers, salads and main courses were delicious. We would definitely go back.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We really enjoyed our evening at Nonnina. The atmosphere was comfortable, service was attentive, meals were prepared well and the service of the dishes was well timed. Thank you to the staff and we will return

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food was delicious and the service was top notch. We had a severe allergy ,vegan, and a picky eater with us. He was very knowledgeable about how the food was prepared and very accommodating to their needs.

It was below zero that evening so we were super excited that they had valet parking.

Will definitely add Nonninas to our favorites in the city!

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Vegan
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

From Chicago area and new place for party of 8. Everyone loved it, great atmosphere, great food and great service...

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Excellent food and service! A must try!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The best neopolitan Ice cream. Excellent pasta.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Delicious authentic Italian and the entire staff was friendly and made wonderful recommendations. Good value as well. Great experience here, would go again and again

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Wine, food, and dessert was great. So was our server. He had great recommendations. We would definitely go back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We celebrated a birthday and enjoyed every minute. Our wait staff was attentive and quick. The food was delicious and the presentation was attractive. Loved the cozy ambiance.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Fun
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Long wait, but staff was attentive and was able to grab drinks at the bar. Service was excellent once we sat.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Awful experience -Christmas Eve night , had reservation at 7:30 and didn’t get seated until 9:00-well overbooked with no where for all the waiting people to sit/stand/wait.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Had the reservation but had to wait 1.5 hours to be seated, which ruined Christmas Eve plans

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 (Switzerland)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Very busy and (on Christmas Eve) hectic restaurant . Service was impeccable however the food was disappointing particularly at this price point. Seafood soup arrived lukewarm and tasteless. A lobster risotto, one of the premium items on the menu, was presented in a sauce which was too sweet and with a very small lobster content. The chocolate mousse dessert was no better than average.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Food was great, service was great. My only issue was being seated in a small room next to two large family groups with tons of kids screaming. When spending good money for a meal I don't want to sit next to children. The room was SO loud we couldn't hear our own conversations.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Love Nonnina. The staff from the manager...can't remember his name....to my server...thin tall latino guy we had outstanding service. They were absolutely swamped and only had one table left for us. They accommodated us and we never knew they were busy other than the servers were moving fast and busting their butt. It was very loud but we could hear each other. Their ambiance is really nice. They make their own pasta.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 23, 2017

II ordered the frutti di mare and the waiter made it sound like there would be lots of seafood. They were very skimpy on the seafood so I was very disappointed. Not only that, the dish was bland . And the bill was not cheap. The bread was also not very fresh. The only decent item I had this evening was a cauliflower appetizer. I will not be recommending this restaurant.

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·Dined on December 22, 2017

Worse food and service. We went here based on the reviews. There was 5 of us and we had an early reservation before the crowds. Service was extremely slow. Never saw our waiter. Didn’t get bread until we asked. Ordered off the menu 1 dish lemon chicken and was dry and no taste. Very disappointed and would not go back.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Have been to restaurant on a few occasions. This was the most disappointing visit. Food was okay and not hot. Drinks are too watered down. Maybe better for lunch than dinner.

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