Rock 'N Ravioli

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186 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
“Rock ‘N Ravioli” serves generations-old Italian recipes and fabulous live music. The Rock ‘N Rav menu features numerous varieties of home-made fillings and sauces including Braised Short Ribs and Potato, Lobster and Asparagus, and Frangelico Creme Sauce on Pumpkin Ravs. A full menu is available, with a wide variety of small plates to round out the food offerings.
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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Don't waste you money on the food. Very overpriced, not good and small portions for the money. Sausage pizza had a total of 3 pieces of sausauge on it, only enough to feed one person and was over $19. Salad are small too. Too small to share and are around $18 to $20. Total rip off.

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J
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Squash ravioli was great. Waitress was attentive. And friendly.

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VM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We visited R&R for the first time as a precursor to our daughters performance at Evanston Rocks, the open mike performance venue next door. Indeed, the music emanating from R&R's neighbor forms a large part of your experience at R&R. And if you happen to be lucky ( we weren't) and catch a decent band, the restaurant is twice the fun. That said, these folks know how to cook up a mouthwatering plate of pasta! I LOVED the mushroom truffle ravioli and my wife went equally delirious for the asparagus ravioli. Our kids, who elevate fussy eating to an art form, loved their buttered noodles. Had they pushed the boat out and dug into the kids menu options, they would have been equally happy. The service didn't disappoint either serving up equal portions of fast and happy. Our kids are already lobbying for a return visit which we will happily accommodate. Particularly if the Stones are playing next door.

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AO
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent! Decor was too dark and didn’t fit with menu. Service was very attentive. Owner was on site and spent considerable time with guests. Will definitely be back.

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MP
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was great, just disappointed that although we had a reservation, we ended up waiting 15 minutes for the staff to set up our table. Looked like they were unaware of our reservation. Ended up seating us in the music venue space rather than the restaurant. Since it was a lunch reservation, time was limited for us so it was a shame we felt so rushed.

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D
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. The restaurant is beautiful and it has a concert hall right next door. Our server was amazing and their service was great. We had a great date night there. It's a small place so I highly suggest making a reservation.

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MS
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time. Can’t wait to go again. Terrific band!

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

I was so excited to dine here but was disappointed. The ravioli appetizer was really good however the Caesar salad was just ok. The four cheese ravioli was decent but I have had better. The pizza toppings were slim. The waiter brought the wrong salad and service was slow. Waters empty for awhile. Did not get dessert and they were pricey. Was hoping it would behave been better. :(

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WD
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. Looking forward to coming back and trying more things. My only criticism was being seated was a bit confusing. And we were seated next to other party when restaurant was not crowded and the other party ( seated at a 2 top) wanted our table (a four top). So a little awkward.

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KC
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

So glad I discovered this really cool Evanston spot! I had a great Italian meal with friends and stayed for the awesome live music from ‘Trouble Ahead’ (Grateful Dead cover-band).
Super-psyched. I’ll be back soon!

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ST
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

It’s a shame to say it was a bad restaurant because the food was good. It was so slow and the service was mediocre at best. It shouldn’t take over an hour for ravioli and at least 20 minutes for bread and drinks.

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TM
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent selection of food. Nice sized portions. Great quality and reasonable price. Great selection of deserts too.

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FS
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

We had a large group (14) they never brought out bread and we asked repeatedly. finally came, one loaf, at the arrival of our meals. did not have calamari as they said they ran out. weird for an Italian restaurant. had to constantly call for our waitress as they seemed overwhelmed but it was not overly crowded. nice place but need to clean up the service a bit

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place. Mack and Natalie are top notch. The food is awesome and the speakeasy brings you back to a time where gin and jazz ruled the day. A fun date night or catching up with friends.

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f
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Good food. Very slow service.

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SM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A great place to celebrate a birthday. Food was very good and the atmosphere is nice and cozy. Not too bright. The bar upstairs with live jazz was also very fun. Only critique would be the high price for bottles of wine relative to the quality. Otherwise we really enjoyed it and will be back. Great service too!

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L
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Held a surprise birthday party for 15 people on a Sunday night. The $20 all you can eat Sunday night dinner is a very nice deal. Salad, Pasta, Sausage and onions and meatballs and desserts included.
Service is very good. They are attentive and helpful. We did have a few glitches, GF people were given GF pasta, but with regular pasta in the salad; I also had a little trouble making and updating the reservation as the main number does not seem to have access to the reservations at the Evanston location. FYI, if you do have people with GF requirements, there is pasta and sausage and onions. There was no GF dessert.
Overall, I recommend it. I would reconfirm details if you are having a larger group.

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BR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our family--two sorta-senior adults and three young adults--had a terrific time with wonderful food. Chef Ron chatted with us, so hospitable and caring. Pauly, our incredible server, was attentive without interrupting and was helpful, friendly, accommodating. He added a dimension of delight to our experience.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meeting extended family for dinner - they accommodated a last minute plus one to the reservation with ease; chef explained the menu and gave details on special dishes. Starters were tasty and each of our entrees was fabulous. We even had one family member on the Keto diet who found great options and everyone loved their meals. We went upstairs for the jazz and found seating easily and were able to converse and listen to music without any issues. This was our first time and we will all be back soon for the food and the atmosphere.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 5

Poor service food was very late but great food

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CM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

So unique and fun and great food
Wish we hadn’t lost our seats upstairs when we went down for dinner. Music too loud from main floor but enjoyed a side room after dinner. Our first visit so we didn’t know how it worked. We’ll be back to enjoy the speakeasy again!

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AS
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! The Chicken Vesuvio ravioli was fantastic! Menu is super with icons of rock in the names. Our wait staff was attentive and honest. Will be back!

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DK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a fun place. The food was outstanding. We will definitely be back!

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B
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The short rib ravioli was served cold and the pasta was chewy and undercooked. Disappointing since ravioli is the go to dish at this restaurant.

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

My group had a great time and enjoyed the variety the menu offered. Our server made some great wine suggestions. After, we enjoyed a cocktail in the speakeasy. Can't wait to be back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good food and nice wine.. enjoyed the entertainment.

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c
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Food served was cold. Service was intrusive. Furniture and fixtures shabby.

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MS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic new restaurant in Evanston! Great atmosphere, excellent service and amazing food! Worth every penny. The pasta with clams are a must try!

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JM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Terrible service . Reservations were made for 9:15. Came in and was told they stop serving food at 10 ans they cant offer any food 45 min prior to kitchen closing. Didnt try to accommodate us in any way. Place looked empty and old . So sad . Too much hype on social media and to have such epic fail .

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g
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The feel of the restaurant is very cool. The lights, for some reason, were quite bright which killed the atmosphere in large part. It was Saturday night at 8:00pm and the place was a little more than half full. Service at the bar was pleasant but slow. It wasn't busy and apparently the asst. GM doubles as a bartender. He took pride at making the drinks which we appreciated but it did take way longer and he was pulled away to do other managerial duties. Drinks were good, though. The food was fine. We had the Italian fries, pizza and Ravioli. It was served well but most everything was way too full of garlic. I love garlic and it was way over the top. We were one of the last customers there at around 10:15pm and they turned the lights on fully which is not a smart thing to do. Part of the reason we chose Rockin' Ravioli was because it was attached to their Speak Easy and live music venue. The band canceled so their was no live music, but we did go to the speakeasy after dinner and the atmosphere is very cool with a good lounge/brass band. I would recommend go their for a drink and skipping dinner at Rockin' Ravioli.

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SB
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Enjoyed our meal. The service was pleasant, but quite slow. They seemed understaffed. I really liked the cauliflower crust personal pizza (first time I've tried it), but at $19 is seemed pricey. Co-diners had the Caprese "cocktail" (a bit bland to my taste, but enjoyed by my husband); delicious sauteed mushrooms; a wonderful pasta dish. My daughter didn't love the bruschetta.

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s
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, nice variety. Great value!!

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LM
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

We dined on a Sunday night when the restarant section of location had only 2 other tables filled. Food took 45 minutes and was "eh", nothing special in any way, yet prices were 18 dollars for 6 ravioli! Do the math, 3 dollars a ravioli for okay nothing special food.

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c
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We chose the restaurant for its cozy nature. The food tasted good but we had trouble with the food being hot and the courses coming out at the right time. After sending two meals back twice (they were not hot) the chef came out and was very apologetic and made adjustments for us. The servers were kind and trying to accommodate. The flavors were good. Unfortunately some
Of the party would not feel like recommending your restaurant.

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KJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

The food was mediocre at best. Very disappointing. The bar was nice, the staff was nice and the ambiance was euro-cute. It did not fit with the Rockin Ravioli name - mercifully.

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OT
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We booked a reservation just based on reviews. Our friend was singing at Bourbon N Brass. She has never eaten before her gigs and had no idea how it would be. We are so glad we took the chance. Great, great food. Everything about it was wonderful!

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TP
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 3

Completely empty restaurant and I mean completely on a Thursday night. Staff very friendly but didn't have several items shown on the menu. Decorations were cool but I have a feeling it's the owner's first restaurant. Scattered direction. The place looked very cool but too much. Owner needs to decide what he wants to focus on .

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Overall the staff was very accommodating! They easily added a seat to the table when I had another person join the group. Service took a little while, but when we got the food it was delicious.

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KS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best !!!

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KL
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We had a large group 9 with reservations at 7:15 . We were seated at 7:45or later, in a different room where a concert was starting at 9pm. The staff tried hard to makeup for the over booking and they were all very nice. The food was good but over priced for what it was. We had to finish our meal in a different room because the singer said we were talking and she couldn't concentrate which was awkward to say the least since we were there for a 81st birthday not the show! The lounge up stairs looked great but they were under staffed took a while (10min.) to get a drink at the bar. They were very apologetic and did offer us dessert which was nice of the server. I would go back for the music and drinks but don't think I would eat there again.

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