The experience was wonderful! The dining area was fun and the fries were to die for! Prices really reasonable, doesn't break the bank and drinks are relatively inexpensive.
Delicious food. Music at Speak easy was fabulous.
Nice ambience. Wasn’t too impressed with our waiter or the food. Most likely won’t be back.
You could tell the place was new, wait staff was very attentive, a few things had good value a few had very poor value, drinks were good. Nice to have a place that offers live music, although you dine in one area then you're asked to pay cover to see the band in a different area, BTW you can hear the band from the dinning area and not in a good way, when the door to the music room opens you get a blast of the live music that doesn't fit the setting that you're eating in, and you also have to go into the 'pay cover' room to use the restrooms which gives you another blast of live music...and the they have a bar upstairs. Oh and I like the fun rock n roll names they give the entrees.
We went there for dinner and enjoyed the food. It was not gourmet, but it was good and the menu was varied. After dinner, we went upstairs to the 1920's style speakeasy and enjoyed several hours of a trio singing 1980's and 1990's songs. There was no cover and the decor is amazing. It was really a great time. We are sure to go back.
Had a wonderful time here w/my dad & friend. Our servers Pauly & Nicky were wonderful. Extremely friendly & pleasing. Joe-Mgr was amazing ...made sure we were happy, showed us around & was so personable. He got along great w/my dad!! Can’t wait to come back. A must see hidden gem! Wish more places were like this!:)
Absolutely love the ambiance and speakeasy upstairs. We appreciated the personal tour👍☺️💗Will definitely be telling all our friends about this place, especially since the feeling of being taken back to the 1940’s... what a wonderful era. Wish I was born then;) lol What better way to experience it! A must see for sure!!! :) See you soon!
The Evanston Rocks venue is top notch. The food is excellent, flavorful, and good portions. We have been to two concerts there and eaten at Rock 'N Ravioli both times. Very convenient quality.
Friendly waitstaff. Very helpful making food choices . Good variety and awesome hand cut fries. Infused oil & cheese for bread at the table. Unique furnishings. Good sandwich selection. Loved the 2 music venues available. Small private rooms for parties. Fun upstairs atmosphere
The service was great and the food was delicious. Short rib ravioli was absolutely amazing!! Will definitely go back. Next time for a show too!
The venue is very cool, but is still going through some challenges as they work out their staffing/service model.
The food was mediocre and the portions were quite small, for the price. The worst part, however, is we didn’t really have a waiter and kept getting bounced between people. We would have ordered dessert (still hungry because of small portioned dinner), but no one ever came to ask and after 20 mins we decided to just ask for the check. We asked 3 different staff members (none of whom were our “waiter,” who was MIA). It took 30 minutes to get the check. On top of the 20 mins after we finished dinner and were waiting to order dessert. Needless to say, we won’t be retuning.
Out with 2 kids. They liked it, but portions were big for them. I picked it because there were vegan options. But they were out of what I wanted. Ordered cauliflower pizza instead (Madonna) and liked it very much!
I thought Rock 'N Ravioli was pretty good. Contrary to some of the reviews from early on, they now have bread service and we didn't think the portions were too small. The two of us shared a Sunday Salad and each had a different ravioli dish. I had the mushroom. The sauce was tasty. I would only suggest more mushrooms on the plate. My dinner companion had the meat ravioli which he enjoyed. It's really cheese ravioli with a meat sauce. I thought the meat sauce was just okay, not great. The service was fine, if a bit interrupt-y. All in all, it's just fine for a neighborhood place that's very close to where I live.
We had a great time at dinner and at Evanston Rocks!!
I am thrilled to have this new venue near my home. It's just what we need in the area. The food is great but the service is still suffering. They are working hard at improving this but it's really bad right now. The owner is a fantastic guy and took full responsibility for the problems we had. It was obvious he wanted us to come back and we will!! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this place. I would probably wait for another few months to have dinner there again -- but I'll be back to the concert venue and Speakeasy within the next few weeks with no hesitation.
They may still be working out the kinks, but the food wasn't hot when it arrived. The portion size was small and the Ravioli were definitely not made in house.
fried Ravs were amazing but the rest of the food was really average. Nice atmosphere in the restaurant and Speakeasy upstairs.....drinks are OK....it just needs work on the food and drinks...it is new, thinking this will improve, will try again later. Good service in the restaurant, frosty and aloof service at the bar (I had to be the one to say Hello....fix that)
Great service! Delicious food!
The place was great! The food portions were a little small but it helped with being able to enjoy the experience and taking your time and really paying attention to the flavor. And the setting was amazing, the service was incredible and everyone there is so nice! They even have a speak easy with live musical entertainment!! I mean, cmon what else can you ask for?? And oh yeah they have their own little concert area where more live musical entertainment is held! It was my first time there and me and my date stayed from when our reservation was made to when they closed. Definitely going back again soon! Simply amazing! I give it a 11/10!!
Fun, vibrant establishment with a unique flare and energy. The food was delicious (even the gluten free)!
A very cool, vibrant up-and-coming place in Evanston! Will definitely look forward to seeing them grow as a restaurant and a music venue - and the coconut shrimp ravioli is excellent!
A place where making a customer happy is still of utmost importance. Friendly, accommodating staff that makes sure you are cared for. Thw 4 of us enjoyed dinner. Kudos to the bartender who knew how to make a luscious Negroni!
Had dinner here before the concert. Cute place, small but busy. Since they’ve only just opened, I’m taking into consideration this is why we had inattentive service and our hot food came out cold. Hoping this will be better over time. Would give them another chance.
I know that Rock ‘N Ravioli has only been open for a month or so, and it appears a few glitches need to be worked out. We were there for dinner and a live music event, and it seemed as though the live music caused a rush that may have slightly overwhelmed the kitchen. Our server was very attentive, but the wait for the food was a little long. The food was very good, especially the Tayla Shtreet Sawsage and Peppuz appetizer. (Spell check had a field day with that one.) The entees were tasty, (two raviolis, an Italian beef sandwich, and gluten free pasta) but they weren’t served quite as hot as I like. It appeared as though they may have sat in the kitchen a little while before being served. Also, the gluten free meal came with a side salad containing non gluten free ditalini pasta...oops. The atmosphere was fabulous, and it’s great place to hear live music and people watch. We’re from southern Wisconsin, and we’d make the trip again for a special occasion.
Only open for about three weeks, service at Rock’n Ravioli is still suffering some lapses. We had braised beef ravioli and coconut shrimp ravioli, which were served prior to our salads. Staff was apologetic and comped our dessert. Food was tasty, pretty good value.
We really enjoyed our dinner at Rock ‘N Ravioli! The three different courses of raviolis were delicious, and the staff was attentive, nice, and fun! It was especially cool to head up to the speakeasy upstairs to listen to a Jazz quartet while we waited for our main course. Thanks for a great meal and look forward to coming back soon!
Just opened but you wouldn't know it. Service was great, fun menu selection and the sweetza dessert was great. No brainer to try. After dinner we went up stairs to listen to live jazz in a really cool setting.
Really enjoyed our meal. Great service and ambiance.
Great place. Speak easy is AWESOME. Food and service were great and pricing was very reasonable
We had a reservation for tonight at 6:45. We were two families, 4 adults and 4 kids total. Seater was very pleasant and that was the last of the service we enjoyed. After 20 minutes someone brought us 4 waters and after 30 minutes we asked one of the servers about ordering and she was not sure who was assigned to our table. We got up and ate next door at the Mexican Cafe which was able to accommodate us right away.
Rock n’ Ravioli is not Rockin’. Service was atrocious.
AMAZING FOOD AND ATMOSPHERE! You must check out this place! Super cozy, authentic Italian recipes and all the ravioli you could want - I highly recommend the Chicken Vesuvio or Braised Beef Short Rib. It's located within Evanston Rocks which is a really cool new live music venue. Rock 'N Ravioli is perfect to stop by for a bite before or after a show, and the menu's extremely affordable! 10/10 will be back.
It was my first visit to the restaurant. It’s a nice looking place. The food was good. The owner is very friendly. They’re still working out the kinks. The speakeasy upstairs is awesome. The music venue looks cool and I’ll definitely go back to hear something. Go check it out for yourself.
A great new find to the north shore area. Great decour and delicious food and drink. Looking forward on checking out the music some Friday or Saturday night. Close to home. Check out the hide away Speakeasy upstairs. Amazing!
What a fun place! You've got to check this one out! You're going to quickly become a regular!
It was amazing, everything is great, the owner did an amazing job with all the decorations. Its a totally diffrent vibe walking in there. Meal was hot when it arrived at the table, servers were well mannered. I will be back soon!
If you haven't seen the inside if the new Evanston Rocks do yourself a favor and get in there! From the moment you walk in you're greeted by friendly staff. The restaurant is nicely decorated and has a great menu. We had toasted ravioli to start, I had the chicken vesuvio ravioli which was great. Others in our group had the butternut squash ravioli, the lobster habanero ravioli, Pasta Gabriella and the Pat Benatar Pizza! Staff had great suggestions for wine and let's not forget dessert. Our table shared the nutella ravioli and a smores sweetza! Where else can you go where Danny Seraphine and his buddy walk in for dinner and end up playing couple songs with the Nick Pontarelli Band, the one of the original Drifters was also in the audience and got up and sang a few songs. The band was having such a great time they came back on! We got so much more than we were expecting! So glad we opted to do dinner here before the concert. Will be back again & again!!!
Wow! Where do I even begin? The food is absolutely incredible and for the price there is nothing like it! I had the Chicken Vesuvio Ravioli that was suggest to us by our waitress. I would recommend as well! My fiancé had the Vegan Roasted Vegetable Ravioli and she’s been craving it ever since. There was a great variety of vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free items! After dinner we enjoyed a show at the Evanston Rocks Music Hall and it was the perfect way to end the night. Extremely intimate, great sound system, and there were even famous special guests like Danny Seraphine the original drummer of the band Chicago!!! Overall it was a 5 Star experience and we are lucky to have this new venue in Evanston!
What an amazing experience. Beautiful restaurant attached to an AWESOME live music venue. Not to mention the incredibly cool speakeasy upstairs. Great wine list, very reasonably priced food with hefty portions. Highly recommend the lobster ravioli and the cannoli dessert Ravioli. Service was great and the owner even came to our table to check on us. Will definitely come back! Thank you!
My friends and I live out in the western suburbs and was told about this place. I never have been a big fan of ravioli but we each tried one of the many different options. I got the Chicken Vesuvio Ravioli because it was said to be one of the chef’s favorites and I can see why. Prices were reasonable and the overall ambiance was really cool. We checked out the Music Room after we ate and it was a really cool set up. It was definitely worth the drive. I’ll be coming back here sometime soon to try more of the menu and to see a show.
It was their opening night and was very crowded. It took almost an hour for our 12 inch pizza. The pizza was very very good when it got to us. The price point was good except my tiny glass of proseco was too expensive at 10$. We had tixs for the show but lost our reserved table for the band since they did not coordinate reserved tables and dinner people accordingly which was disappointing. Also I was promised 10percent off dinner if I reserved online and unfortunately did not get that either. The waiter was very nice but they were just overloaded and disorganized. I am sure once they figure things out here it will be better.
I understand that this restaurant had only been open for a week when we made reservations, but it was clear when we walked through the door that staff did not have their A game on. We were seated at our table over an hour late. We were offered a free drink at the speak easy bar upstairs while we waited, but they did not have all the ingredients for the first drink I ordered, which seems strange that they would be a new restaurant but not have all the things available on the menu? Then a friend was served flat prosecco. When we finally were seated, it took about 20 minutes to even be served water. I didn’t order the ravioli, but friends I was with said it was mediocre at best. The service was seriously lacking. I can only assume the kitchen was the reason for the serious delay. I really hope this restaurant gets their act together because I do want to give it another try once the kinks are worked out. This is a really neat concept for the city of Evanston so I want to see it succeed!