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Mama Onesta's Restaurant

1100 S. State St., Lockport, IL 60441
(815) 588-0900
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Ranked #3 of 55 restaurants in Lockport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Jul 3, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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Chicago
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Family owned Italian Restaurant right in the heart of the quaint town of Lockport. We went there to celebrate my friends birthday. It was a group of about 10 and we left satisfied.

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chicago,illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

My husband and I stopped here on our way home from a Doctor appointment. I am so glad we did! The food was excellent. I had Chicken Marsala which is my favorite Italian dish. It was the best I have ever had. Everything we had was great. They also have a good dessert menu. Sara was our server and could... More

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Lockport, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

You can't go wrong with this family restaurant if you like Italian cuisine. Cozy and comfy. Staff is always pleasant and there is a nice wine selection. If crowded, it can be a little on the noisy side.

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Lockport, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Outstanding local restaurant, casual and great food. Some of the best Italian food around, Chicken, Pasta, Veal, very good. Good wine selection, and love the Garlic rolls you get when you sit down.Very comfortable and relaxing.

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Bolingbrook, IL
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I stumbled upon this restaurant, but was pleasantly surprised. Food was good...not just the run of the mill Italian fare either. My only issue was that it was a snowy day. I parked as close as I could to the front of the building, only to find that the entrance was at the back.

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Chicago
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

My wife and I and a family friend stopped here on a Sunday evening after one of the Norton Building concerts and were pleasantly surprised at the breadth and depth of the menu (lots of daily specials too), as well as the excellent food. We started with the grilled calamari appetizer, which featured a well grilled, but nonetheless tender, calamari... More

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Lockport, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

I love this restaurant! It is friendly and quaint place to dine. Family owned and run. The food is very good! Always served hot. They serve little pieces of buttered garlic bread knot. It's much better than giant loaves of garlic bread. They have a big wine selection. Many specialty drinks. My favorite appetizer is the fried calamari! It's light... More

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Lockport
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Coming from the city with amazing food options it's probably not fair to judge lockport restaurants in the same category, so I won't :-). As far as options in Lockport go this one is above average. Food is pretty good, portions are good and the service has been friendly and good all three times I have been there.

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Manhattan, Illinois, USA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My wife and I dropped in without a reservation.(our first visit) They were nice enough to seat us anyways. We both had chicken parmesan since that is our favorite. Mmm good. Portions were big. I was unable to finish. We shared a Key-Lime gelato for dessert. Fantastic. By the time we left, the place was packed. Make a reservation and... More

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New Lenox, IL
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

My family and I were seated literally in front of the front door and when we asked to move we were told the other vacant tables were reserved and we couldn't. These "reserved" tables remained unused during our dinner. The rolls were extremely dry and my son's pizza tasted like it was made using canned pizza sauce. The food was... More

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