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Monastero's Ristorante

3935 W Devon Ave, Chicago, IL 60659-1093
(773) 588-2515
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Ranked #328 of 8,295 Restaurants in Chicago
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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
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

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
16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Senior Contributor
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
295 reviews 295 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 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
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Evanston, Illinois
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

This family run restaurant has been operating successfully for over 50 years. My wife and I hadn't been here in probably close to twenty years when we stopped in the other evening. The place is pristine and sparkles in its maintenance. There is definitely a lot of pride that continues in Monastero's operation. A lot of warmth, too in the... More

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