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Nonnina

4.6
849 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
  • Special Occasion
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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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.


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Phone number
(312) 822-0077
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Tony Priolo
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Cross street
Kinzie
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Public transit
CTA #22
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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.

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What 849 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Superb pasta! Really enjoyed the evening.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

My husband and I had a very fun date night here. Loved the atmosphere and very friendly, attentive service. The food was delicious and the cocktails and wine were excellent as well.
We have it on our list to return to in the near future.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Always a wonderful experience! Highly recommend for great food!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

My ancestry is Italian, and I was raised on Italian food. My husband (part of his ancestry is also Italian) and my cousin (yep, Italian ancestry) enjoyed everything about Nonnina. The food was obviously made with fresh, high quality ingredients. The menu was varied and creative, and included traditional dishes like fried zucchini flowers and braciole. I am a vegan who doesn't enjoy pasta. When I asked for the Mafalda pasta dish to be made with fava beans instead of pasta, the chef accommodated. It was excellent. My husband and cousin were very pleased with their pasta dishes, as the pasta is made fresh at Nonnina. The salads and appetizers were delicious. The service was very thoughtful and not overbearing. Even the valet parking was prompt. We will definitely return.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

The food and service was amazing! We unfortunately were placed in a smaller room with two large parties that were quite loud. Regardless we would definitely go back for the food and extra kind service!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Excellent food, drinks, and service

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Beginning to the end was perfect. Francisco was our waiter with help from Lucy and others. I cannot say enough about the experience. Enjoy!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

They handled our big group beautifully. Great food, amazing service, real attention to detail.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

IhVe allergies, and Ramon did a wonder time handling them. We had a great time and the food was outstanding.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Delicious meal. Great service! Wine tip tremendous. Thank you!

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Great meaball appetizer, attentive and knowledgeable staff, nice wine list.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Food and staff superb!!

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Nonnina is a terrific spot for lunch or dinner, I've done both. Really good Italian food by a creative chef. Nice wine list and menu. Not too loud. Reasonably quick service. Fairly priced menu. great salads for lunch.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Our group had the Chicken Parm, Salmon, & Halibut which were all cooked perfectly and presented the most complimentary sides.

The pasta is always wonderful, as are the homemade desserts! We Highly recommend Nonnina’s!!!!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Love this restaurant! Have brought others here and each time they too have loved it. All meals have been excellent. We even went there for New Year's eve. Recently , there were 5 of us - all gave excellent reviews. our meals were Bucatini Carbonara, Mafalde ai Funghi "Trifolati", Halibut con Farro, Veal scallopine, Grilled Scotish Salmon. Service was outstanding - very attentive, especially despite the fact that there was a large group that came in and were seated in an enclosed area next to us.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

My wife and I looked at all of the Italian restaurants offered on Open Table and we noticed that the menu looked reasonable so we took a chance and were wonderfully surprised on how good the food tasted. The waiter made a couple of suggestions for our dinners and we went with it. Both of us loved the selection. The glass of wine was fine but a little high in price. The atmosphere was crowded but everyone seemed to have a good time. Very attentive staff.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great food, wonderful waiter and a nice restaurant

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great service! Very attentive staff which is very difficult to find in River North. We will be back there for sure.

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Food was decent, but ambiance kills it. There are plenty of much better Italian restaurant options in the city.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

It was our first time here. I saw the 4.5 star rating and decided to give it a try. Super welcoming team. Loved the pizza and cauliflower side. Yummy. Thanks to all for the great service. We will return.

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Second time back. Casual, yet sophisticated, and therefore very comfortable and relaxing. Fresh pasta and nice wine selection. Avoid the happy hour house wine, ugh!

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Great food, great service. Excellent gluten free options. Pleasant setting, conducive to holding conversation.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Great food and service. Only strange thing was they had elevator music/bad jazz playing. I’d suggest better music-Italian in nature... would give more of a feeling like you were at nonnas for Sunday dinner.

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2.0Dined on March 26, 2018

The service was really good at the restaurant however the food was just average. Eggplant parmigiana was tough and I found the red sauce too sweet. The carbonara was just way too oily, I had to use some bread to sponge it up (I did not eat the bread). Last I had a sorbet that was full of ice pieces. Given there are so many choices in Chicago, I will not be going back.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Wow! What a great find. Excellent, real Italian food with the wait staff greeting you in a friendly Italian way. The restaurant is very pleasing and immediately gives you a sense of relaxation and allows you to enjoy the dishes. The food was superb! Fresh ingredients, good sized portions and regional Italian cooking.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

I took my fiancé here for his birthday. Our service, food and experience there was phenomenal. Great place for a date or special occasion. Thank you!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Awesome. Great food and reasonably priced. Great ambiance. Very friendly and efficient service

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Pasta was fantastic! Tables are a bit close together but food was great.

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Good quality Italian food and ample selections for a larger party (i.e. business dinners) to accommodate all tastes.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Jose provided a great experience for the young newlywed couple that I hosted! 3 1/2 hour dinners are always the best!!

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Love it! Thank you very much! Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxzzx

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Delicious food, fantastic service, and such an adorable ambiance. Right by the river, modern comfortable decor, but traditional and perfected Italian dishes. Will definitely be back!

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3.0Dined on March 19, 2018

For the price, and considering the local competition, the food was just a bit above average. The meatballs are very dry and tasteless....recommend other options. The service was a problem. We were basically ignored for a while. Then one of our selections was apparently misplaced or forgotten. For the money, there are better options in the area, both for food and service.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Incredible food and service

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Loved it. Service was outstanding. Food was great. Can't wait to bring friends here. It was a little dark, though. Needed a flashlight to see the menu.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

This is my second dinner at Nonninas in a month. Will definitely go back and have recommended it to friends. Best braciole I have ever eaten.

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Came on a Saturday night which was St Patrick's day. We had a 6pm reservation. We were seated in the bar with a view of the servers coming in and out of the kitchen. That would have been fine if the place was full but it wasn't at all. Food was good but I had a very very small portion. I ordered the octopus and only had 3-4 pieces that were sliced very thin. Antipasta appetizer was good.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Just had a nice time after a play

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Loved it! It’s our first visit to Chicago and this was our favorite restaurant...and we just tried it on a whim! Wonderful atmosphere. Wonderful staff. Amazing food.

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4.0Dined on March 13, 2018

We had a delicious meal during our visit to Nonnina. I had the veal chop special - stuffed with prosciutto, mozzarella and spinach and while it was $42, it did not disappoint. My spouse had a very flavorful pasta dish with duck. An appetizer of cauliflower was also delicious. Our only complaint was the service. It seemed everyone on the service team at the restaurant was in a hurry. We were bumped several times by the guy refilling the waters and our server wanted to take our order within 5 minutes of us sitting down. We received our appetizer before our glass of wine. And there was a noticeable feeling of people rushing around tables and through the restaurant.

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