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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4.5

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Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (76)
Authentic (62)
Special Occasion (60)
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Good for Anniversaries (52)
Fit for Foodies (45)
Business Meals (44)
Good for Groups (44)
Romantic (44)
Neighborhood Gem (43)
Pre/post Theatre (38)
Good for Birthdays (36)
Comfort Food (34)
Cozy (33)
Notable Wine List (30)
Quiet Conversation (27)
Casual (26)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Fun (24)
Great for Lunch (19)
Good Vegetarian Options (19)
Bar Seating (17)
Hot Spot (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
People Watching (14)
Late-night Find (11)
Scenic View (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Healthy (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Seasonal (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Waterfront (4)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Vegan (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined a day ago

Overall very satisfying. Delicious. Vibrant and a good mix crowd without the wait.

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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined a day ago

The food was outstanding and the attentiveness of the servers was just right for a delightful family dinner.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Great service. Awesome wine list! The appetizers were amazing. Highly recommend this cute place!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Great good. Homemade pasta is all excellent. LEONARDO our waiter was great in explaining and recommending dishes. The meatballs and braised beef was out of this world amazing.

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·Dined 3 days ago

overhyped. overpriced. don’t waste your time or money

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Tremendous food, tremendous service. Great Valentine's dinner

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

We had an excellent meal

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 11, 2018

One of my favorite 'go to' restaurants that just happen to also be in my neighboorhood.
Delicious food, great service and a very pleasant atmosphere with terrific lighting...dim!

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Family get together. Great, would definitely come back.

Meatballs: A+
Duck Ragu: outstanding
sorbet: Passion fruit, made me miss summer!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We were visiting from out of town and had a dinner for 17. The staff was so helpful and the food was fantastic. E retime has a wonderful time and lastly, it was a bargain for what we got!

Highly recommended!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 9, 2018

This was my first time trying Nonnina's which was such a great experience to celebrate my birthday. The staff were all so friendly. The drinks were amazing. The Food... omg! De-lici-ous!!! Authentic Italian... my favorite Cuisine. We tried the famous Timpano... what's another word for wow, amazing, flavorful and tasty. I was truly happy with my restaurant choice to celebrate such a wonderful day. A must repeat. Definitely one of my new favorites.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Had a couple salads and a couple glasses of prosecco and lunch was $80! Better for dinner great server and super ambiance.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

The wonderful staff makes you feel well taken care from the moment you walk through the front door. A fantastic menu and wine list makes for a great evening start to finish.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 5, 2018

My husband and I end our long weekend downtown during Restaurant Week at Nonnina every year. Couldn't end on a better note than lunch here. Food is made fresh, pasta is absolutely delicious, can't go wrong with anything on the menu. Staff is so friendly, such a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere to dine in. It's a must visit spot!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Really enjoyed enjoyed our date night here. It took us a little while to get our table, but once we were seated everything was wonderful! I always love going to Nonnina and I will definitely go back again soon. The stuffed pepper appetizer is phenomenal!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Food is delicious. All the pastas are homemade and everyone at our table loved their dishes.

Tags: Special Occasion, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Groups
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 (Detroit)·Dined on February 4, 2018

There were five of us dining and everyone’s dinner was excellent. The service was superb. Can’t wait to go again

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Love Nonnina! As an Italian, I'm very picky about an authentic Italian meal - and this does not disappoint! Everything is delicious and perfectly flavorful. There are many Italian restaurants in the city, but I prefer this over most. Look forward to going back again soon!

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Happy Hour, People Watching, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Absolutely delicious food and amazing service. Great attention to detail and a very extensive wine list

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

This restaurant is truly a gem! When you consider the superb quality of the food, the beautiful decor and the excellent wine list, that would generally be enough to compel anyone to return again and again. But what really sets Nonnina apart is the impeccable service...including the Manager Ricardo, Juan, Leo, Jose and all of the support staff. They find out your every wish and need and make them happen, and they always do it in record time and with a smile. When my husband and our guest left Noninna the other night, we thought we had spent an evening in Florence in some ways, but with beautiful views of downtown Chicago just outside the door. So just like the song, Over the river and through the woods to Grandmother's (Nonnina in Italian) house we go...I would only add, don't just go to Nonnina--run. You won't be disappointed.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Service was so slow and the food was not poor quality.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

we went for restaurant week and selections were
terrific, tasty and great value for $33 dollars
w/o beverage and tip. service was attentive w/o
being intrusive. would highly recommend it
was my first visit and won’t be my last.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Went with some work colleagues. The kitchen was pretty good, service was OK (no issues but nothing stellar either) and the prices were reasonable. Won't become one of my favorite regular spots, but I'll be back for another dinner.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Underwhelming Italian food. I've had good Italian, and this place was okay. The bread was good, but it seemed like everyone at the table (6 of us) were left with only satisfactory feelings. I will say the Fritto Misto (Fried Calimari and others) was the best. The other main dishes we had were subpar.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Great food and service!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Excellent menu and quality of food plus exceptional service.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Staff is really great. Jpse and Louisa were very friendly and competent. Table tops are a bit small for 4 people. Baked Clams delicious but spicy because have chili peppers

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Wewent for Restaurant week. Much too noisy. Could not hear our friends talk.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent, nicely paced meal

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Ricardo is the best !!! The restaurant never disappoints. Wonderful food, atmosphere and service. The staff is wonderfully trained and personable. I highly recommend This is a great place

Tags: Organic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Dinner was delicious. Hubby had Restaurant Week special which was a great deal. Wait staff was very attentive. Server even brought over a box which had the various pasta types to explain the differences and the dishes which accompanied them. A truly enjoyable evening at the restaurant!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Our reservation was honored exactly for when it was booked. All of the waitstaff and host/hostesses were very polite and professional. The food was delivered in a timely manner and the cocktails were outstanding. I highly recommend Nonnia and we will certainly be back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

My wife and I enjoyed our first visit to Nonnina, especially the meatballs.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Fabulous restaurant with friendly staff. I went for restaurant week and the portions were more than generous. I’ve never had a bad meal here!

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Simply a classic!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 22, 2018

DEEEEEE-LICIOUS!!!!!!!!! The food was fantastic. All the appetizers were yummy (prosciutto, bruschetta, meat balls, arancini). The spaghetti carbonara was out of this world. Disappointingly, the tiramisu was absolutely terrible. BUT - the chocolate mousse was excellent. I would 1000% go back to try other dishes. Eat there! :)

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 21, 2018

The menu provided selections to meet everyone's preference for the evening. We shared a bottle of wine from their extensive and impressive wine list that was enjoyed by all. The staff and management were very attentive and well trained to provide their guests will a quality dining experience. We look forward to returning our next trip to Chicago.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Our first time a Nonnina, definitely not the last visit. Food, service and ambience top notch. I can’t stop thinking about the Braciole! Oh my goodness, amazing! A must have.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 18, 2018

The wait staff is exceptional. Kind, friendly, professional. Food allergies are taken seriously and diners are put at ease the kitchen will take care of them. Food is delicious, fresh and well-presented. Asking for something off the menu is always welcomed if it is possible.
The fried calamari was the only item that fell short of the otherwise exceptional expectations.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 16, 2018

My nephew is allergic to eggs and the servers made sure to ask if there were any food allergies. One of the pastas had eggs so he returned to inform us and gave us an egg free pasta option which we opted for. The service is great and the food is even better!

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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