Rock 'N Ravioli

3.9
161 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Wed, Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(847) 859-2021
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Cross street
Located just east of the Church St & Oak Ave intersection.
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Parking details
There is a Pay to Park Lot on Oak St. Street Parking is available everyday and is FREE on Sundays!
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Public transit
Just west of Metra and CTA Purple Line Davis street stops.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Gluten-free Menu, View
What 161 People Are Saying
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3.9
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4.2
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69% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good food and nice wine.. enjoyed the entertainment.

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c
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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
1 review
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
14 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
12 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
1 review
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
1 review
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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DB
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just excellent, we had a great time. We came to see The Other 3 Tenors show. The show was outstanding, the meal was delicious and we were pleasantly surprised by Ron Onesti, owner, cooking and serving us. The place is decorated really nice, puts you in a great mood. I will go there again!

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DP
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Restaraunt was very good. Excellent meal with live entertainment that was very pleasant. Service was lacking a person or two to keep up with customers, but everything else was great.

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J
Phoenix
56 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

If you’re looking to have dinner before a night of music, then I recommend. The food was good, not great, very good service, and wine and cocktails just ok. We would not return.

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B
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was good, loved the fried ravioli, but the service was not. Parties who came in after us, ordered after us, received their food before us. At times we could not even locate our server. Also found it odd that the chef was helping to bring food out to tables and not all the tables were filled.

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O
Omaha
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

If you have any food allergies, STAY AWAY! I ordered a vegan dish and told them I was allergic to dairy. Vegan = no dairy. My dish looked not correct and I asked. They used cream and butter. Had to send it back and got lucky I did not eat it.

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m
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The worst experience ever. Love the idea/concept of the restaurant, but would never recommend it to anyone. Service was horrible. Waited 30 min and never got noticed by waitstaff. Ended up leaving the packed (literally like sardines) restaurant.

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P
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

There were 2 other big Events slowing down all service. My grilled cheese came 20 minutes after the other entree’s they didn’t anticipate the rush well.

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BR
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was fabulous!!!! Super food, great server (Charlene, I think?) and prompt seating with a reservation. The inly thing missing is draft beer. Music venue is quaint.

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JJ
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Underwhelming menu but the venue was very cool. Go live music!

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K
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Good food as always. However very slow service on this visit. Also the noise from the live entertainment was extremely loud. This was unusual however. Still a nice evening Good food and drinks

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DS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was very good, bruschetta appetizer was awesome, cool decor, it's attached to 2 other venues, a speak easy bar and concert venue with live music, which we actually went to see and then ended up eating there before the show.
Cool place!

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G
Chicago
67 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

We were one of the last customers in the dining room on a Fri evening with a reservation for 8:15. The wait staff started cleaning the dining room at 9:30 and joking amongst themselves before we were finished. Also, my dish was served to me only warm. I asked the server to put it under a heat lamp for a short while and about 10 minutes later I received a new dish, except I had ordered meat ravioli and the 2nd dish was cheese ravioli.

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K
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Service was very slow but food was very good. Lots of choices. And cocktails are tasty. But favorite part is the Speakeasy upstairs.

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YY
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 5

Sunday night was apparently a karaoke night and they had music BLASTING! We could not have a conversation at our table without yelling. Since there were only 3 tables filled, it was unnecessary to have it so loud.
Saying that, food was excellent. Service was great and so were drinks. We would have loved to try the bananas foster ravioli for dessert but they were out of bananas. Tiramisu was a great substitute.
Looked around the venue and it looks amazing. They have live music and rooms to rent for private parties. There is also a "speakeasy" on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Can't wait to check that out. Sounds like fun!

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R
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Really nice venue great food good music very fun. We will definitely go back often.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

The place is really cute and I love the decor but the food is so so. The fried calamari was terrible. Way over cooked is an understatement. The fried ravs were also over cooked. Both were really small orders for the price. The meatball appetizer used to come in a cooked dough bow and that was great now just in a dish. They were pretty good. The meal was good not great. Went upstairs to the speak easy it is very cute and nicely decorated but the service was bad. Ordered drinks the bartender never made them and the waitress was more interested in her phone. Waited a long time for the drinks and finally just left and went somewhere else.

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GT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The BEST Ravioli in Chicagoland. A very cool concept as well as great service. WE WILL BE BACK!

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e
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Portions were small and service was slow. I have nothing else to say just filling up this spot.

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MK
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about this place. The food was fantastic. There were three of us and we each had a different ravioli entree. Each was unique and delicious. We could hear the live music coming from Evanston Rocks next door which we visited after dinner. The music was great and a lot of fun. We also went upstairs to check out the speakeasy which was equally as entertaining. Will definitely be back.

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TH
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The only part I was disappointed in was when we walked in there was no one to greet you or seat you, we stood there looking around and no one seemed to take notice that we were waiting to be seated, Awkward!
Finally a young gal came over after a few minutes and put us at a table. That part wasn't professional at all.
Our waiter was Paul, he was very attentive and took care of us all night. I really enjoyed the food and was happy with our choices, i would go back but hope that they pay a little more attention to you when you walk in and are waiting to be seated. All in all it was a good dinner!!!

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MM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Wonderful concept and delicious ravioli. Friendly staff.

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OT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great place to have a wonderful night

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OT
Grand Rapids
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! This was fabulous. We brought our son and his pal
from school. Food was incredibly delicious!!. Ambiance was fun. Service was awesome! Dining music was classic. We came from downtown Chicago for dinner and they did not disappoint. We will be back for sure! Thank you!

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OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing experience. Candice was so great with our son. No one blinked an eye when my son got loud. Candice made sure to check on him and even got him to laugh. There would be pictures of the food but it was so good we enjoyed eating everything on our plate.

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LP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

The food was ok but over priced and took a long time to get to our table. The service was not good. My water glass sat empty even after I was asked if I wanted another drink and replied that I would just stick with water for the rest of my meal.

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