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#1,606 of 7,889 Restaurants in Chicago
$$ - $$$American, , Pizza
4757 N Talman Ave, Next to Harvestime Foods on Lawrence Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625-2993
+1 773-942-6012
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American, Bar, Pizza
$$ - $$$
4757 N Talman Ave, Next to Harvestime Foods on Lawrence Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625-2993
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Reviewed July 6, 2017

First and foremost, Montis has the best cheesesteak sandwiches around. Unfortunately, I just received some really bad service while there. Came in to order, said I need to place an order to go. Bartender took my order. Usually it's only 5 minutes to get an...More

Thank skub1969
Reviewed May 20, 2017 via mobile

Had a fantastic experience at Monti's. They do their Cheesesteaks right. Authentic bread brought in from Philly, meat is incredibly tasty and thinly sliced. Wouldn't hesitate to go back again.

Thank Justin J
Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Went here for the first time 2 weeks ago and tried one of their original cheesesteaks with cheddar and grilled onions and one with provolone and grilled onions. Both were excellent but I think the one with the provolone was slightly more favorable. The prices...More

Thank JbGuas
Jennifer M, Owner at Monti's, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2016

Thank you for the great review! You are a traditionalist. Contrary to popular belief regarding Cheese Whiz, Provolone is the original cheese for a cheesesteak. ;) Hope to see you in again soon. Cheers, Monti

Reviewed May 20, 2016

We went here specifically for the Philadelphia Cheesesteak and were not disappointed. The cheesesteak is very much what you get in Philly, tasty meat and onions, goopy, flavorful cheddar and great bread. The fries were also good, if a bit salty. The 8 inch version...More

Thank Steigenberger592
Jennifer M, Owner at Monti's, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2016

Thank you so much for the great review! You did a wonderful job describing our menu options. Hope to see you in again soon. Cheers! Monti BTW: We do our fries in very small batches on a per order basis so feel free to request...More

Reviewed April 10, 2016

I highly recommend this place. My wife and I go here once a month, and love it! The variety of sandwhiches is great and the fries are yummy. They fly the bread in from philly everyday and at one time even had tastykakes! If you...More

Thank billmartin
Reviewed March 9, 2016

It took a couple of native Philadelphians to bring an authentic Philly cheesestreak sandwich to Chicago. The husband and wife team of chef James Gottwald and Jennifer Monti realized their dream by combining the best of Philadelphia and Chicago in their cozy restaurant/bar at 4757...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

I grew up on cheesesteaks while visiting family in Philadelphia. This small spot on a side street off Lawrence does a great version. It's Also a great neighborhood bar/ place to eat. One draft beer on tap that changes. V-good cocktails. My favorite bar in...More

Thank Jim P
Jennifer M, Owner at Monti's, responded to this reviewResponded December 9, 2015

Thanks for the incredible review!! You captured the atmosphere of our little Mom&Pop place perfectly! Cheers, Monti

Reviewed July 11, 2015

We ate lunch here several months ago, and we were very impressed. We returned for dinner recently, and we were unimpressed. There was less meat on the steak sandwich and virtually no cheese. I hope that this was just an off night, and not a...More

Thank Ronald T
Jennifer M, Owner at Monti's, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2015

Hi Ronald! I sure wish you had said something to your server that day. We would have instantly remade your entire order. While we do pre-portion the meat to make sure that each cheesesteak gets the same amount, human error does happen. I'm sorry it...More

Reviewed May 26, 2015

My boyfriend and I came here on the recommendation of a friend and purchased a Groupon ahead of time. We were not dissapointed WHATSOEVER! This place is relatively small and tucked away but incredibly clean with a friendly atmosphere. Our waitress was very nice and...More

Thank WindyCityRay
Jennifer M, Owner at Monti's, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2015

Isn't that Groupon deal fabulous!!! Thanks for the great review! I am so glad you had a nice time and hope you return soon. Cheers! Monti

Reviewed August 21, 2014

OMG!!! I wanted a phillysteak and I google Monti's. I live on the far southwest side and yes I drove 45 minutes to get this sandwich it was worth the drive. Some say it's a little expensive but it's worth it. This is a most...More

Thank Senora B
Jennifer M, Owner at Monti's, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2014

Thank you for the wonderful review Senora! I am so glad we were worth the trip! Next time hang around! It is even better when you eat it at the restaurant! Cheers, Monti

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
$10 - $25
American, Bar, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4757 N Talman Ave, Next to Harvestime Foods on Lawrence Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625-2993
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 773-942-6012
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Monti’s is an authentic Philly cheesesteak joint in Lincoln Square. Husband and Wife team, Chef James Gottwald and Jennifer Monti are both from Philly and while they love Chicago they missed their favorite foods like Philly Cheesesteaks, Hoagies and Sticky Buns. Monti’s combines the best of both Philly and Chicago…the rolls are from Amoroso Bakery in Philly (It’s the bread that makes a Philly cheesesteak truly authentic) and the Black Angus ribeye is from the Midwest! In addition to their authentic Black Angus cheesesteaks, Monti’s also offers over fifty craft beers, a dozen hard ciders and one of the best Buffalo Wings in Chicago!
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