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Monastero's Ristorante

3935 W Devon Ave, Chicago, IL 60659-1093
(773) 588-2515
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Ranked #859 of 8,411 Restaurants in Chicago
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Pulaski/Crawford
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Highland Park, Illinois, United States
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

I am a bit confused about this restaurant. We started out having great bread and great service. We then ate some very tasteless and rubbery calamari. I then received a great dinner of sausage and chicken, while my daughter ate very disappointing pizza. My wife's pumpkin ravioli wasn't very good either. We ended the night listening to an angelic operatic... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The Monastero Family has been serving the Chicago area since 1962. The menu features traditional Sicilian and Italian American favorites, including risotto, pasta, Vesuvios, Parmigiana, and Marsala dishes. Not to be missed, is the house made breads, arancine, stuffed bell peppers, or steak and seafoods. The family friendly atmosphere is surrounded with rich Sicilian history, including the arts and the... More 

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Skokie, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Like classic Italian food? Monastero's provides consistently good Italian comfort food at reasonable prices. Stick with pastas and Italian dishes for best food experience. Bread basket came with addicting thin Italian breadsticks, and really good Italian bread. Appetizers are plentiful. Our party had fish entrees tonight -- not the best choice. My whitefish smelled and tasted fishy, one other person's... More 

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We ate the filet -- perfectly cooked, veal scallopine ala Marsala - wow!!! I had the pasta rustica with salmon. Amazing. We ordered a side order of sausage and bruschetta which for both I've never had better. We also ate chocolate cake that was to die for. A diamond in the rough. Way way beyond our expectations. Oh yeah there... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Eight couples celebrating 27 years in a housing co-op in nearby North Mayfair neighborhood, so Monastero's is a neighborhood special nearby "neighbor place". . with once again a terrific Sicilian repast and a "happy anniversary song" from one of the owners. We could talk and toast and listen to the piano player. . very comfortable place. .which still rocks in... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We live in the neighborhood and go to Monastero's often for dinner. A family-owned place that has been around for over 50 years - the food is always very good, service is attentive and friendly, and often there is music on the weekends. It is worth a drive even if you don't live in the neighborhood - free parking.

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Top Contributor
387 reviews 387 reviews
297 restaurant reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

We spent a lovely evening at Monastero's at a private dinner for 125. The service and food were excellent. Appetizers and wine were passed as the guests socialized. Dinner was served from an adjacent kitchen so that everything arrived promptly and at the perfect temperature. We had salad with a choice of two dressings; a Tuscan tomato basil corn soup;... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Being new to the area, I was invited to a function at Monastero's. The only thing that I knew about was that it was close to where I live. From the minute that I walked inside you can tell you could tell you were in good surroundings. To my surprised, the waiter was singing opera as we made our way... More 

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Curtis, Michigan
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Our favorite Italian restaurant in Chicago. Food and atmosphere are always top notch. We have never had a bad meal there in over 15 years.

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Burlington, WI
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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We just attended a beautify arranged wedding in the banquet room. What a night, the couple was married right there on the property and the Staff all helped in coordinating and decorating for the Hawaiian themed celebration. Everything went off great; I was impressed at the ease and timing the staff comfortably executed throughout the evening. All the courses were... More 

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Additional Information about Monastero's Ristorante

Address: 3935 W Devon Ave, Chicago, IL 60659-1093
Phone Number: (773) 588-2515
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
Open Hours:
Monday 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian

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