Rock 'N Ravioli
It was a perfect stop before heading upstairs for the music. I had the mushroom ravioli and I loved it. Sausage and peppers appetizer was excellent. The jalapeño gnocchi was just OK.
We’ll try it on a night with softer music butbin general a great venue.
Newer restaurant but decor and furniture was worn and dated-not in an antique way. The service was slow and we had to ask for wine we ordered more than once. Server was friendly but the bar seemed to not care. Overall, food was ok and the music venue in the back was nice. Wouldn’t go back to the restaurant.
Very attractive, food is good. Can get noisy when the door opens and there’s s musical act in the room next door
We had the eggplant parmigiana and Caribbean shrimp ravioli. Both were very good. Our server was Bradley and he was excellent as was all of the staff.
Engaging wait staff.... good food. Enjoyed wine and cocktails.
Fabulous and creative types of ravioli. Excellent service. Nice variety on the menu.
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.
Squash ravioli was great. Waitress was attentive. And friendly.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Great time. Can’t wait to go again. Terrific band!
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. :(
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.
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!
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.
Excellent selection of food. Nice sized portions. Great quality and reasonable price. Great selection of deserts too.
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
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.
Good food. Very slow service.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Poor service food was very late but great food
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!
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!
Such a fun place. The food was outstanding. We will definitely be back!
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.
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!
Good food and nice wine.. enjoyed the entertainment.
Food served was cold. Service was intrusive. Furniture and fixtures shabby.
Fantastic new restaurant in Evanston! Great atmosphere, excellent service and amazing food! Worth every penny. The pasta with clams are a must try!
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 .
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.
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.
Excellent food, nice variety. Great value!!