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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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
    Terrible
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
Good Food, Great Value

Is there another big city restaurant still selling a big glass of wine for $7.50 and veal for $23.50, and providing live entertainment, as well? Since we are routinely ripped-off by restaurants charging $10 or $12 for a glass of inexpensive wine, this restaurant is a true stand-out.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Ronald T
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Evanston, Illinois
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Evanston, Illinois
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Is there another big city restaurant still selling a big glass of wine for $7.50 and veal for $23.50, and providing live entertainment, as well? Since we are routinely ripped-off by restaurants charging $10 or $12 for a glass of inexpensive wine, this restaurant is a true stand-out.

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Glenview, Illinois
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103 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We always seem to have birthday or anniversary dinners here. Very good Italian food with a nice selection of wines. They have a nice variety of desserts. Service is very attentive. Always seem to have piano music when we are there on Sundays.

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Thank Dennis S
Skokie, Illinois
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79 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

It had been a long time since we had been to Monastero's. Luckily our friends wanted to go there so we were reintroduced to this wonderful restaurant. We were there for lunch. The menu had been reduced but the selections were still varied and plentiful. Our table had two different fish selections, one pizza, and the lentil soup. It was... More 

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Thank Steve K
Niles, Illinois, USA
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

For very good Italian food in a comfortable setting , come here to Monastero's on the far N. side of Chicago. Nothing fancy in a homey atmospehere waith an attentive wait staff - Walter and Martin - witht great tasty foods and reasonable pricing ! Just a word of warning ; don't fill up the warm sweet homemade bread unless... More 

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Thank kwanfco55
Lincolnwood, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Monastero's is the place to go for authentic Sicilian cuisine. The food is simply delicious. The chef, Maria Monastero, is wonderfully creative and introduces new food items monthly. Last evening I had the Tre Formaggi Arancini (three cheese arancini) appetizer and the Cioppino with squid ink pasta. They were both superb. I followed up with a dish of spumoni and... More 

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Thank Bill S
Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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Thank swissarge
Pembroke Pines, Florida
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102 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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80 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 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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Thank Jeff M
Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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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
  • Good for: Families with children
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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