About Nonnina

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

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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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Details
Sun 4:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 8:00PM

Mon - Thu 12:45PM - 1:00PM 4:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 10:30PM

Fri 12:45PM - 1:00PM 4:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 11:00PM

Sat 5:00PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 11:00PM

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Private Dining

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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (75)
Authentic (66)
Business Meals (44)
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Neighborhood Gem (43)
Special Occasion (43)
Fit for Foodies (42)
Good for Anniversaries (40)
Cozy (39)
Romantic (38)
Notable Wine List (35)
Good for Birthdays (34)
Comfort Food (32)
Casual (31)
Great for Outdoor Dining (31)
Good for Groups (29)
Pre/post Theatre (26)
Fun (25)
Quiet Conversation (25)
Creative Cuisine (23)
Worth the Drive (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Bar Seating (16)
Hot Spot (15)
Great for Lunch (12)
Gluten Free Options (10)
Late-night Find (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
People Watching (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Healthy (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Scenic View (6)
Seasonal (5)
Tasting Menu (4)
Quick Bite (3)
Waterfront (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Spicy (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vegan (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined 2 days ago

Excellent service, food & ambience. I️ will definitely eat here again when I️ return to Chicago.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

There is a reason why the chef (Tony) beat Bobby Flay! We dine here and at Piccolo Sogno (same owner other restaurant) a lot. But last Thursday the chef owner was on Beating Bobby Flay....and he did beat him! He made squash ravioli that looked so amazing we called when we watched the show the next day and had dinner there that night. I've had most of the menu but never the squash ravioli. It was incredible! I usually don't like pumpkin or squash ravioli because it has too many spices and taste like pumpkin pie - this does not. It was seriously one of those best bites ever. So delicate, perfect browned butter but not too much, served with walnuts, sage and I love the crumbled amaretto cookies on top was brilliant.
We also had the pork chop Milanese which was very good. We love their octopus, the minestrone is to die for, if they have the boar ragu (always at Piccolo Sogno, sometimes at Nonnina) it's a must get. I've had most of the menu and everything is outstanding. The boar ragu is better than what we had in Tuscany and we had it at several places in and around Sienna. Nonnina and Piccolo Sogno are favorite restaurants of our and they never disappoint. It's simply the best Italian food in Chicago. They have excellent reasonably priced wines by the glass. Also a plus, so you can start with a white then go to red. My husband and I don't like all of the same wines, so by the glass is best. I usually start with the Gavi D Gavi they have by the glass, then go to the Nero D'Avlo. My hubby goes earthier with their Sangiovese.
You can go here dressed up or a little more casual. It's right in the middle, as is the noise level. It's always packed and lively, but you can easily talk and here each other during dinner.
You simply have to try this place!
My only suggestion would be to make a dessert of one squash ravioli with a little scoop of vanilla gellato on top!

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Romantic, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

I took my wife and a friend out to dinner. To be fair, the food tasted very good and the service was outstanding. Towards the end of the meal my wife was beginning to feel ill. The manager assisted my wife and our friend into the lobby of the building (out of the restaurant). By the time we got home, all 3 of us were feeling ill.

While the service was great, the food tasted better going down than it did when it reversed course. Also, be careful, two of the dishes clearly had dairy in them although it was not listed on the menu. The Meatballs and the Sausage and Peppers. When the Sausage and Peppers were served, they had cheese on them, but it was not on the menu. We sent it back, but when we got to the bottom of the replaced dish, it was apparent that instead of making a new dish, they had simply scraped off the cheese on top...there was still cheese on the bottom and likely melted into the sauce.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Noninna's is becoming one of our favorites in Chicago. Excellent Italian cuisine. The ravioli de zucca was delicious, but VERY filling. After a very good Caesar salad split with my husband and 1-2 small pieces of bread, I could only eat a little more than half my entree. My husband had a special pasta entree with wild boar ragu which he loved.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined 5 days ago

Friendly, very professional waitstaff. Delicious Italian food !would definitely go back!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Very enjoyable dinner. Excellent.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

Was my mother’s birthday. Our server was polite. We sat in a nice spot. Over all nice dining location. Would come back for a quick bite to eat.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

We love this restaurant! We are from out of state and every time we come to Chicago we eat her. Amazing and delicious Italian food!

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great service and atmosphere. I had a Daniela cocktail and it was delicious and refreshing. I highly recommend the chocolate mousse or the orange tart with meringue. The tart came with a delicious sherbet.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Our appetizer (prosciutto) and our desserts were amazing, but my entree was just okay - I had the veal and i think it would have been better if it had been pounded super thin. My husband loved the pasta with the duck Ragu though. I really liked the ambiance as we were seated in a cozy booth for two at the bar because it was our anniversary. Two negatives- the noise level was high and there were only two stalls in the ladies room so there was actually a line.....

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I have been here with friends twice and both times everyone loved the food.
Both times we had vegans in our group that were able to eat straight off the menu, no substitutions or omissions. The pastas are fabulous. I highly recommend the duck pappardelle,
good that night and the next day. The swordfish was perfectly cooked and the sauce was delicious. Both times we ordered assorted appetizers all were good.

Tags: Vegan, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

We went to Nonnina after an afternoon matinee at the Cadillac Theater. I was concerned about bringing kids to such a nice restaurant, but everything was so amazing! They were accommodating for our kids--delicious homemade pasta and pizzas--and the adults all had amazing meals including appetizers (the cauliflower!) and big portion meals. I loved the Bracciole! My husband had a special boar pasta that was also delicious. Great wine, nice atmosphere, really attentive service, and delicious food. We would definitely return!

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food, great wine recommendation, great dessert!

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Omaha)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Service was subpar. We had reservations at 8pm and didn’t get seated until 840pm. Additionally, service was slow and a bit unprofessional. Food was not anything great and didn’t taste fresh. Pasta was not good for being an Italian restaurant. The chicken was the best part of the meal.

Tags: Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The service was outstanding and the ambience was just right. Very friendly staff and amazing hospitality

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Heavy italian meal, but delicious! service was great too !

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Cozy, Authentic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 7, 2017

We absolutely LOVE Nonnina! We've been to Nonnina twice now and I think this is our current favorite restaurant in all of Chicago. And that's saying something! The food is fabulous. It's fresh, hot, and delicious. We've had the arancini, meatballs, antipasto salad (twice), timpano Noninna (you HAVE to experience this at least once), the veal chop (see photo), and the seafood risotto. All of it has been absolutely incredible! And the service is second to NONE! They are attentive. They are informative. They are everything you want in a service team. I just can't say enough how much we enjoy this place! We've been twice now before the theater but we'll come again just because we're downtown. If you're looking for a great place, with good prices (the drink specials are $12 which is awesome, considering it's Chicago!), you won't be disappointed with Noninna!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Service and food were exceptional. Jose is a great waiter!

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We love this place. Amazing food with a calm, romantic atmosphere.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Our wait staff, although very helpful and friendly, were rushed and spent very little time at our table. They spoke quick and aggressive which made us feel rushed. The food was good but it wasn't anything to write home about. In a pinch, Nonnina, was nice but I can't say we'll be going back nor would I recommend it to anyone else. A solid B.

Tags: Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I went with a few friends for dinner on a Saturday night. I definitely recommend making a reservation as it was very crowded upon arrival - we even had to wait a few minutes for our table to be ready with a reservation.

The service was excellent; very friendly and attentive. The restaurant is fairly dark, but the small lights/candles at each table provide enough light to see the menus.

Between the three of us, we ordered the grilled octopus, bucantini carbonara, butternut squash ravioli, mafalde with mushrooms (must REALLY love mushroom flavor if you're going to order this), and tiramisu. Everything was EXCELLENT! I love that you can order an appetizer-size portion of the pasta. It was plenty filling!

The only reason why I gave it 3 stars for 'value' is because the menu is somewhat pricey for pasta. Although when you're in the city, what do you expect!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Our food was outstanding . The pasta is homemade, the chicken parm was fantastic.

I had the grilled salmon, and the cauliflower appetizer was to die for.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Casual
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food and service! I will be back.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food was a little disappointing.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great experience dining at Nonnina. The staff was very attentive and did everything they could to make this a great meal and all around experience. They made great recommendations after asking what we were looking for and what our preferences were. Thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Nonnina and can't wait to go back.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Four of us dined at Nonnina on a Friday night. We were seated right away. The menu is very nice with a reasonable separate specials list. Everyone enjoyed their choices. The service was very attentive. The restaurant is very nice inside. Just a great place to dine.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

LOVED Nonnina! Super vegetarian-friendly, great cocktails, and overall great atmosphere!! Definitely coming back.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Very nice. Would go back. The food was very good. Only one issue in which they undercooked a pork chop, but they recovered well, replacing it with a properly cooked one without hesitation.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Only complaint was we were originally sat next to a 20 person table in an empty restaurant. Food and service were both phenomenal. When we asked to move, it was not an issue. They should have avoided sitting anyone near a large party in an empty restaurant. Loved the food!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Ricardo is a great manager. Good guy too.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Excellent Italian restaurant, with flavorful entrees. The seating on the patio is a bit loud, especially when it was raining on the awning over where we were sitting.

Tags: Business Meals, Late-night Find
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 1, 2017

First time here and it will not be the last. The pasta was excellent.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Late-night Find
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 30, 2017

I am sorry to say that we were disappointed. It was perfectly average however based on the reviews we expected much more. We went on a Sunday and there were only five full tables. The server was attentive however the food was nothing special.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Incredibly nice staff and food was amazing too. Nice vibe on the inside, strong drinks too

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great find! Great ambiance, excellent food, great service. I will definitely return! Some of the best Italian food I’ve had in Chicago! The Cesar salad was fresh a with just the right amount of dressing. My pasta with veal ragu was balanced and expertly seasoned.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

My husbands food was amazing. I ordered the veal Ragu and it was extremely salty and didn't taste like veal at all. The chocolate dessert was delicious and my husband's old fashioned was also very good. I would recommend it, but would try something other than the veal ragu. Our server was very attentive and nice and even though we had reservations for a later Saturday night we probably didn't need them. It was 9:30 when we arrived and many open tables.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great atmosphere, servers and food. I had rigatoni vodka plate and it was delicious, could’ve been a bit bigger and more sauce but I enjoyed it. Valet prices go up after three hours which is disappointing. But overall I enjoyed my night here and would go back again.

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Fun, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

In town for a race. We had no problem making a reservation for 9 people. The staff was fun and attentive. Loved the atmosphere too. Took a bit to place our order but once we did the food came fairly quickly.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Fabulous meal! Grilled octopus appetizer was wonderful and all of our main entrees were delicious!! My daughter never eats gelato, but thought your dark chocolate gelato was wonderful and the homemade biscotti was fabulous as well. Great gluten free options.

Would definitely come back!

Tags: Live Sports, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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