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Monastero's Ristorante

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3935 W Devon Ave, Chicago, IL 60659-1093 (Pulaski/Crawford)
(773) 588-2515
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
more than a restaurant

This 50+ year old restaurant, has what few restaurants have, a genuine desire to provide you with a memorable time. The Monastero's have owned this jewel since it's founding, and you will encounter one of them when dining here. Not only is the food great, but if you have the pleasure of going... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This 50+ year old restaurant, has what few restaurants have, a genuine desire to provide you with a memorable time. The Monastero's have owned this jewel since it's founding, and you will encounter one of them when dining here. Not only is the food great, but if you have the pleasure of going there for dinner on a Friday, or... More 

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Monastero's was recommended to me by a friend and I have been forever grateful. It's a cozy little restaurant nestled in the middle of 3 big ballrooms. The food is consistent and the service is the perfect compliment. This is one of the only restaurants that I remember the waiters name

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Monastero's is a long-time family neighborhood restaurant which serves REAL Italian food. The menu is creative, the service attentive and the food always satisfying.

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Highland Park, Illinois, United States
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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
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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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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
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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
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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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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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3935 W Devon Ave, Chicago, IL 60659-1093
    (Pulaski/Crawford)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: (773) 588-2515

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
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

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