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Pompei

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1531 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60607-4015
+1 312-421-5179
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Description: The Original Pompei Restaurant on Taylor street features Italian Food...
The Original Pompei Restaurant on Taylor street features Italian Food served in a casual atmosphere. Pompei features Appetizers, Pizza, Pasta, Salads, Soups and Desserts. There is plenty of parking along the street, and behind the restaurant. Pompei offers dine-in, carry out, delivery, catering and private banquet rooms. All food and desserts are made fresh daily from over 100 year old family recipes. Located close to the United Center, UIC Pavillion and RUMC, Pompei can accommodate large parties, last minute. Reservations are not required. Pompei is Family owned and operated and has been since 1909.
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  • 13
    Excellent
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    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Casual with good food

I just want to start off by saying their cookies are super good. I love the lemon knots and the cresent cookies. It is a bit like a subway sandwich feel, you order your food at a counter and then it is brought to your table. The service is always great. The place is very comfortable and clean. If... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
Jenn A
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  • Dining on a budget
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Indiana
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23 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The food was good, but nothing special. The portions were small for the price. I would definitely try one of the other many restaurants in the area before returning.

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Rockford, Illinois
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58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We stopped here for lunch while visiting Rush Medical. It is set up a lot like a Deli. You get in line to order your food, then it's brought out to you. Service is fast and friendly. They have wraps, sandwiches, stuffed pizzas, and pasta. The pasta is handmade in house out front. The food was all great and tasted... More 

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We were in the mood for pizza but being new to the area were having a hard time figuring what places had dining-in or were take-out only. We drove by Pompei and saw that their sign advertised "Pizza, Pasta..." etc., so we pulled in. One orders from a menu board and they bring the food to you. Notwithstanding the sign... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I just want to start off by saying their cookies are super good. I love the lemon knots and the cresent cookies. It is a bit like a subway sandwich feel, you order your food at a counter and then it is brought to your table. The service is always great. The place is very comfortable and clean. If you... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We stumbled upon Pompei, while spending the day in Chicago. Thanks to other reviews on Trip Advisor, we decided to give it a try. When I walked in, I wasn't sure about the quality of food, but it did not disappoint. The food was very delicious, the portions were generous and everyone in our group seemed satisfied. I loved that... More 

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USA
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110 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We go in to Chicago on business not too far from this restaurant. We try to go for lunch every time we are there. Once you get the hang of their system it's quick, efficient and good value. We had lunch there last Saturday. Philly Steak and Cheese was the special so we had one of those and a pasta... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We were looking for a quick meal after our mini tour at Downtown Chicago, when our relatives took us here at Pompeii, during our visit last month. It was still early in the afternoon and the place was just starting to get busy. The restaurant has the original structure - typical Italian and rustic decor, and has the ambiance of... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I debated between a 4 & 5 star rating, and I haven't decided until I was done writing the review. The restaurant is easy enough to find from the Polk stop on the Pink line, and it is quite spacious inside. I loved the "Italians in Chicago" mural, and especially loved the original family photo on the wall, circa 1909.... More 

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Lockport, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Sometimes being good also means being taken for granted, it really shouldn't be that way. I have been ordering from Pompei's for the last 6 years on the average of twice a month. All of it on a carry out basis. I have never been disappointed. Soup, salad or sandwich it is all good. So to make amends I'm writing... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

We go to Pompei often from UIC but I only recently found out they have banquet rooms. We held an dinner meeting in the space that is called "Jut's" at breakfast, 1529 West Taylor Street. The Italian buffet and pizza appetizers provided plenty of choices for our group, which included vegetarians and meat-eaters. The space was very private and ample... More 

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Additional Information about Pompei

Address: 1531 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60607-4015
Phone Number: +1 312-421-5179
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > University Village / Little Italy
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1531 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60607-4015
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > University Village / Little Italy
  • Neighborhood: University Village / Little Italy
  • Phone Number: +1 312-421-5179

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget

Description

The Original Pompei Restaurant on Taylor street features Italian Food served in a casual atmosphere. Pompei features Appetizers, Pizza, Pasta, Salads, Soups and Desserts. There is plenty of parking along the street, and behind the restaurant. Pompei offers dine-in, carry out, delivery, catering and private banquet rooms. All food and desserts are made fresh daily from over 100 year old family recipes. Located close to the United Center, UIC Pavillion and RUMC, Pompei can accommodate large parties, last minute. Reservations are not required. Pompei is Family owned and operated and has been since 1909.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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