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Monastero's Ristorante

3935 W Devon Ave, Chicago, IL 60659-1093
(773) 588-2515
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Ranked #437 of 8,264 restaurants in Chicago
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
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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270 reviews 270 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Monastero's is a family run restaurant that is consistently outstanding. I personally love the Pasta Sardi and Mama Maria's rigatoni, but almost everything we have tried has been outstanding. On weekend nights, there is often an opera singer and if you are really lucky, Joe Monastero or his wife Martha will sing. It sometimes feels like you've walked into a... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Considering that Monastero's is only 10 minutes away from our home, I'm disappointed that we don't go more often. It's been a long time between visits, but we enjoyed our dinner last evening as much as always. The veal and salmon dinners were so delicious, large portions, very good service, and the entertainment always adds to the ambiance. Hopefully, we... More

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Chicago
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69 reviews 69 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

I felt like I was back on the island with the decore, food and music! What a treasure! Several opera singers, including the owner; great piano accompaniment. My sword fish was fresh and lemony. Others order Italian sausage with tortellini, boar sausage with penne and mussels with a spicy red sauce over pasta; all delish! The dessert tray looked amazing,... More

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