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Mama Onesta's Restaurant

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1100 South State Street, Lockport, IL 60441
(815) 588-0900
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Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 43
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    Very good
  • 5
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  • 2
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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
"Italian At It's Best"

The Calamari so fresh tasting. The Mozzarella Caprese was OMG freaking Delish, the tomatoes with the cheese and pesto. The Antipasto Salad was so good, big salad almost for 2. The Chicken and Rice soup was creamy and light. Dessert Cannoli and Chocolate Mousse with no regret. We walked in with no... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

The Calamari so fresh tasting. The Mozzarella Caprese was OMG freaking Delish, the tomatoes with the cheese and pesto. The Antipasto Salad was so good, big salad almost for 2. The Chicken and Rice soup was creamy and light. Dessert Cannoli and Chocolate Mousse with no regret. We walked in with no Reservation , Thank goodness they had a table... More 

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Thank you for the great review. Our family really appreciates it! More 

Plainfield, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Will not waste time to visit again. Used to be a favorite for my husband and I. To all individuals.....we made a reservation for our anniversary and somehow they lost it. When we arrive we are given an option for dinner. Either we take a table for an hour or too bad. So mamma onesta thank you kindly. Had we... More 

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Frank D, Owner at Mama Onesta's Restaurant, responded to this review

Again we are so sorry about the miscommunication. Our restaurant was completely reserved for the Lockport High School Graduation at 6 PM on Saturday. All our Hostesses were aware that the entire restaurant was reserved at 6 PM days before you called on Friday night. I'm not sure why she told you you could come in at 5 PM on... More 

Lockport, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Food is very good being Italian it is the nearest food we had growing up. We used the catering service and could not have been more pleased .good food,service,and plentiful. We enjoy being there and have brought family and friends from out of town there.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Food is delicious, staff treats you like family. Beautiful atmosphere. We have been there almost every week since finding this gem.

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Lockport, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Great food, great staff, and the best cream soups you could ever eat, any variety. Owner is a fine person that will make sure your dinner is perfect.

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Manteno, Il.
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I've been bringing Family and Friends here for a long time, and the Reason is simple, All Services are Top Notch, and the Food is cooked with Love, at least that's what I was taught in my youth. Growing up in an Italian household, my mother always told me that's the only way the food should be made, and I... More 

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New Lenox, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We go to Mama Onesta's quite a bit. The food is just as good as my Italian grandma's, maybe even better! The service is first rate. The staff really goes out of their way to be accommodating. They even have quite a selection of gluten -free items, which can be hard to find in an Italian restaurant. Everything is made... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

We went there for family gathering & had a fantastic meal with some great people that understand the true traditional Italian foods and flavor! I grew up with a true traditional Grandma (My Nona) & to me the Degrassi family has captured her essence of how I remember her cooking! This place is the best!!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Moved to the area in November of 2014 and discovered Mama Onesta's by accident. Food is excellent and the service is great. Large portions at a fair price. Suggest reservations for Friday's and Saturday's.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Mama Onesta's is our "go to" restaurant when we want great Italian food. The service is always warm and welcoming and the food is fabulous! I love the variety of Snapper dishes and the traditional Italian food is wonderful. A great value and great food! Always enough so you can have some leftovers too.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1100 South State Street, Lockport, IL 60441
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lockport
  • Phone Number: (815) 588-0900

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 29
  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?