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University Village / Little Italy
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1531 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60607-4015
+1 312-421-5179
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Palos Hills, Illinois
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the best egg and pepper sandwich around enough for 2 people.This place is always busy because of the great and delicious food

Thank jajelinek
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

All I have to say is..........BAKED MINESTRONE! You can't go wrong with this place. Free parking in the back. Reasonable prices and quick service.

Thank Jessicamedrano214
Chicago, Illinois
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88 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

For starters, I recommend you ordering ahead. It gets busy in there. Totally worth the wait. ALL salads are DA BOMB! I recommend the Mediterranean salad and add chicken. YUM! I'll post pictures. Enjoy!

Thank MonroeWise
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Located on Taylor Street in Chicago, near Rush University Hospital, Pompei is our go to spot for pizza in Chicago. Friendly Staff, Fast (they have food ready to be served), Delicious (excellent pizza!), Clean Restaurant and Bathrooms. Excellent salads and desserts too. You will see people from all walks of life enjoying this food. Make it your spot for pizza!

Thank Rockseeker20
Kim D, Guest Relations Manager at Pompei, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your outstanding review of Pompei. We are happy to read we are your "Go To" spot in Chicago. With the amount of competition there is in the pizza category in Chicago we will take this as a great compliment. Cleanliness, quality and service are extremely important to Pompei and we appreciate you noticing and sharing... More 

Oak Park, Illinois
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39 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

When we want something quick without a fuss, we stop in at Pompei. They have something for everyone - pizza, pasta, sandwiches, salads, soups and their signature pizza struedel. Order and pay at the counter, then pick a table and put your number on the table stand, and your food will be delivered to you. The prices are very reasonable,... More 

Thank Katherine1228
Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016

I ordered pasta with tomatoes,basil olive oil and garlic, a chopped salad and pizza for a party. The order was delivered at exactly the time I requested. The delivery man spilled quite a bit of the oil from the pasta dish so it was a bit dry. I have ordered this entree in the past and it is always very... More 

Thank 533slt
Chicago, Illinois
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

I had the worst experience. I order the pepper egg sandwich with sausage. I am not sure if it was left out too long, but I got so sick. The personal is not very nice either. They come drop off your food on the table, and never come back to see if you need anything else. The pizza's slices are... More 

Thank Estelle S
Sarasota, Florida
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328 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

When did you ever hear of a delivery promised in an hour arriving in 45 minutes? That's worth something right there. But it's not all about service. The food is very good. The pasta dishes were huge, the sauces tasty. We tried the pizza and it was excellent and even the meatball sandwich could have sunk a battleship. Next time... More 

Thank JordanS8
Dodge City, Kansas
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240 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Came here with a group for lunch. They had a nice large area in the back that was separate from the rest of the dining rooms. The food was okay but I would not say great. I liked the pastries the most.

Thank iroamaround67801
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

I was looking for a good place to eat and our hotel staff recommended this restaurant. I visited and was very pleased with the quality and incredible selection. Prices were reasonable and service was great.

Thank Robert B
Kim D, Guest Relations Manager at Pompei, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. We also would like to thank the hotel for their recommendation. We hope you will stop by again next time you visit Chicago. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Delivery
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1531 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60607-4015
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > University Village / Little Italy
  • Neighborhood: University Village / Little Italy
  • Phone Number: +1 312-421-5179
The Original Pompei Restaurant on Taylor street features Italian Food served in a casual atmosphere. Pompei features Appetizers, Pizza, Pasta, Salads, Soups and Desserts. There is plenty of parking along the street, and behind the restaurant. Pompei offers dine-in, carry out, delivery, catering and private banquet rooms. All food and desserts are made fresh daily from over 100 year old family recipes. Located close to the United Center, UIC Pavillion and RUMC, Pompei can accommodate large parties, last minute. Reservations are not required. Pompei is Family owned and operated and has been since 1909.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?