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1531 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60607-4015
+1 312-421-5179
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good30%
  • Average19%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1531 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60607-4015
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Reviewed September 28, 2016

My review is based on an acceptance that this is not an upscale, white tablecloth restaurant. What it is is a cafeteria with incredible choices, pizza on display, panini of all types and an extensive pasta selection. I ordered the meat lasagna and had a...More

Thank Kirbyk
Reviewed August 16, 2016 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...More

Thank Patrick O
Reviewed August 12, 2016

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...More

Thank Sebastian R
Reviewed August 8, 2016

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...More

Thank Dan P
Reviewed July 26, 2016 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
Reviewed July 26, 2016

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...More

Thank Gretchen O
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
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
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
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...More

Thank Rockseeker20
Kim D, Guest Relations Manager at Pompei, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2016

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,...More

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Katie B
August 13, 2017|
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Response from Kim D | Property representative |
Yes we have Gluten Free Pizza crust. Gluten free Pasta and many salads and meat entrees. Also we have Gelato which is Gluten free. Thank you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
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
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The Original Pompei Restaurant on Taylor street features Italian Food served in a "fast-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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