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1531 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60607-4015
+1 312-421-5179
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I worked in the area for years and have eaten lunch or a quick dinner at Pompei at least once a week for years. I have never been disappointed at Pompei. It is fast casual and inexpensive, but the meals are still on par with some more expensive restaurants. Do not miss their delicious soups and incredibly fresh salads. They... More 

Thank Patrick O
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was excellent and it was the best lunch I ever had. We sometimes went to Pompei to eat and I always pick my favorite food in the world. Pompei is the best restaurant and you should go there cause they will explode you away.

Thank Sebastian R
Arlington Heights, Illinois, United States
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for a casual place to eat good italian fast food, try Pompei. It is a cafeteria style ordering and large open dining area. The big menu varies from Lasagna (homemade pasta) to pizza by the slice. It is clean and airy and a good place to eat after a Sox, Bulls or Hawks game.

Thank Dan P
Romeoville, Illinois
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a lively place at lunch time! The choices and the freshness of the food was great! It is such a bustling place with the University and hospital close by.

Thank Angie N
Iowa City, Iowa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was with a group of three other out-of-towners. We wanted to get some good Italian food since we were staying so close to little Italy. I had just returned from a trip to Italy so was looking forward to something a bit more authentic than I can get in Iowa. We thought this was more of a sit down... More 

Thank Gretchen O
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 June 27, 2016

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
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 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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67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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34 reviews
22 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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40 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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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

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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
Delivery, Takeout, Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, 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?