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Monastero's Ristorante

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3935 W Devon Ave, Chicago, IL 60659-1093 (Pulaski/Crawford)
(773) 588-2515
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Glenview, Illinois
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134 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

We had never dined at Monastero's, but ate there last evening because the restaurant was supporting a special cause with a generous donation of 20% of each diner's total bill. Wow! In addition, this is a great place to eat! Everyone at our table selected something different from the menu: Chicken Parmigiana, Fettuccine Alfredo with Chicken, Stuffed Peppers, Spinach &... More 

Thank pvrlover
Chicago, Illinois
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179 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

A new spot for me, but they were supporting a charity with a % of the bill on a given night recently and I wanted to support the cause, and needed to eat anyway. It's old world decor set me in the right mood immediately, pleasant bar surroundings (since I was alone, I sat and the bar tender was efficient... More 

Thank dixonconsultinginc
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201 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

Went with my husband, first impression it was the decor was dated and very quiet, which is what I want when we have just two of us dinning, then we check the wine list, not large but with good choices, we ordered the mini arroncinnis (not so mini) it was DELICIOUS, just perfect amount of rice and fillings, not grease,... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016

Is there another big city restaurant still selling a big glass of wine for $7.50 and veal for $23.50, and providing live entertainment, as well? Since we are routinely ripped-off by restaurants charging $10 or $12 for a glass of inexpensive wine, this restaurant is a true stand-out.

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Glenview, Illinois
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61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

We always seem to have birthday or anniversary dinners here. Very good Italian food with a nice selection of wines. They have a nice variety of desserts. Service is very attentive. Always seem to have piano music when we are there on Sundays.

1 Thank Dennis S
Skokie, Illinois
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108 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

It had been a long time since we had been to Monastero's. Luckily our friends wanted to go there so we were reintroduced to this wonderful restaurant. We were there for lunch. The menu had been reduced but the selections were still varied and plentiful. Our table had two different fish selections, one pizza, and the lentil soup. It was... More 

Thank Steve K
Niles, Illinois, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

For very good Italian food in a comfortable setting , come here to Monastero's on the far N. side of Chicago. Nothing fancy in a homey atmospehere waith an attentive wait staff - Walter and Martin - witht great tasty foods and reasonable pricing ! Just a word of warning ; don't fill up the warm sweet homemade bread unless... More 

Thank kwanfco55
Lincolnwood, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Monastero's is the place to go for authentic Sicilian cuisine. The food is simply delicious. The chef, Maria Monastero, is wonderfully creative and introduces new food items monthly. Last evening I had the Tre Formaggi Arancini (three cheese arancini) appetizer and the Cioppino with squid ink pasta. They were both superb. I followed up with a dish of spumoni and... More 

Thank Bill S
Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This 50+ year old restaurant, has what few restaurants have, a genuine desire to provide you with a memorable time. The Monastero's have owned this jewel since it's founding, and you will encounter one of them when dining here. Not only is the food great, but if you have the pleasure of going there for dinner on a Friday, or... More 

Thank swissarge
Pembroke Pines, Florida
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102 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Monastero's was recommended to me by a friend and I have been forever grateful. It's a cozy little restaurant nestled in the middle of 3 big ballrooms. The food is consistent and the service is the perfect compliment. This is one of the only restaurants that I remember the waiters name

1 Thank Rodney B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Dining on a budget, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3935 W Devon Ave, Chicago, IL 60659-1093
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: (773) 588-2515

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?