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Mama Onesta's Restaurant

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1100 S. State St., 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: Reservations

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Sorry it took us so long to visit here!

Went here for my birthday dinner last night and I enjoyed the leftovers for lunch today. Charming place with the fun of an Italian family restaurant. The bruschetta was loaded with tomatoes and the portion was good. I had the cream of tomato basil soup which was very good, the minestrone was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
RunningNana
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Shorewood, Illinois
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Shorewood, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

Went here for my birthday dinner last night and I enjoyed the leftovers for lunch today. Charming place with the fun of an Italian family restaurant. The bruschetta was loaded with tomatoes and the portion was good. I had the cream of tomato basil soup which was very good, the minestrone was delicious according to my date. His words were... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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113 reviews 113 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

We met our friends last night for a farewell dinner and chose this little place as we have enjoyed it in the past but last night was either an off night for this place or their show is slipping. Our friends arrived first and the dinner rolls had already been placed on the table which were ice cold when we... More 

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

Noticed trip advisor said you are from sarasota. Our restaurant is in lockport illinois. Did you mean towrite a review about a similar naned restaurant in sarasota. Its called mamma onesti not mama onesta lockport. We strive on 5 star ratings. Hopefully it is.if not please accept my sincere apology. We never have issues like that and are extremely sorry. More 

Homer Glen
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Have eaten here for many years, often with friends, as there are few good restaurants in Lockport with reasonable prices. The garlic rolls are good but don't mistake them for cinnamon or you'll be really surprised!

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Bolingbrook, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

This place is so quaint, the service is excellent and oh my gosh, the food is fantastic! The meat sauce is authentic, not overly red. The veal is tender like butter. Oh and please make sure you save room for dessert. We just moved here from Nashville and we have missed great Italian since our days in Florida. We have... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The pasta is delicious, blue cheese ravioli,one of my personal favorites, the chicken dishes are equally terrific, the chicken marsala, was perfect. The owner usually greets you as you arrive. Very busy Friday and Saturday, and most holidays, good idea to make reservations. Located in downtown Lockport, Parking is good during the week, but give yourself some extra time to... More 

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Lockport, Illinois
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83 reviews 83 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I've eaten at this restaurant several times over the years because there are few restaurant options in Lockport. For the most part, it seems like you're eating leftovers. The menu has not changed at all over the years as well. Always served with the same rolls swimming in oil and garlic.

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Chicago
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I LOVE this restaurant!!! Excellent wine selection, service and it's cozy. I no longer order chicken marsala from any other restaurant because I've found no other restaurant's CM can compare with Mama's! All their food is good but the chicken marsala is positively swoon worthy!!!!

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Lemont
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Have been there many times always leave very satisfied,food, service,price,all very good,will be returning this weekend.

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Lockport
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Love! Love! It is a great little authentic Italian place right in my own town. Love their antipasti salad and garlic rolls. We have had a lot of different dishes and have not found one that we didn't like. I can't name them all so you will just have to give the place a try!! Before you leave don't forget... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Mamma Onesta's has some of the best Italian Dishes, It reminds me of Little Italy. It's family owned and their recipes are out of this world.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1100 S. State St., 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?