We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Get food delivered
OR
Get food delivered

Ratings and reviews

RATINGS
Food
Service
Value

Details

CUISINES
Italian, Cafe
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
View all details
meals, features
Reviews (22)
Filter reviews
22 results
Traveler rating
10
9
3
0
0
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
Traveler rating
10
9
3
0
0
See what travelers are saying:
Selected filters
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
Reviewed July 26, 2019

Delicious pasta and panzerotti. Also tried the gelato which was very good. Outdoor seating was a nice option.

Date of visit: July 2019
Helpful?1  
Reviewed July 11, 2019 via mobile

Great tasting gelato. Every flavor is delicious. If you like coffee, the espresso flavor is amazing. Also the fried dough is delicious. Great relaxed atmosphere and they are open late on weekends.

Date of visit: July 2019
Helpful?
Reviewed December 11, 2018

If one hungers for 'gelato', here's one for you. Still, even though it occupies the space of the previous 'Al Gelato' this establishment does not rise to that level. Yes, the gelato is tasty enough but the taste selections are nowhere near as varied nor...as plentiful as used to be the case when 'AG' was there. When 'AG' was there, it was Nr.1 in all of Chicago! The current establishment is okay and will certainly satify most anyone who never knew 'AG'.More

Date of visit: September 2018
Helpful?
Reviewed April 30, 2018

Stopped in for lunch with a family member and baby. There were at least three other mothers with babies there. A very cozy and pleasant environment with room for everyone. We shared the soprano Panini and a caesar salad and they were both delicious. And...very filling - big sandwich! We didn't have enough room for gelato - regretting that now :) Friendly staff, nice place, I recommend if in the area.More

Date of visit: April 2018
Helpful?
Reviewed January 24, 2018

The best gelato around is at Massa, and they're always making new flavors which keeps us coming back for more. Of course they have the staples, like chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, nocciola (hazelnut), pistachio, and several others. I normally get the nocciola, but always get at...least one other flavor as well, whether it's a mixed berry, tiramisu, or another of my favorites, the speculoos. The artisan pizzas are Neapolitan-style (very thin crust), and my favorite is the white pizza with the mushroom medley. The paninis are quite nice as well, and you can have a half sandwich with either soup or salad. Polenta fries are offered with the paninis as an upcharge, and if you have someone to share them with, do it - they're super yummy, but quite filling.There are several pasta dishes as well, but no matter what you have, always, always save room for gelato! Or go in just for the gelato!More

Date of visit: January 2018
Helpful?
Reviewed December 3, 2017 via mobile

Came here before for the gelato.Is heavenly.Grapefruit to avoid. Ask for tasting before ordering. Three screens,nice music,cold tap water.I would not eat here,is pricy and just regular bread&melted ,saucy cheese or pasta.

Date of visit: December 2017
Helpful?
Reviewed September 7, 2017 via mobile

This little Italian cafe has the best pizza ever and the paninis are out of this world, everything is very delicious and always fresh. And the best part THE BEST COFFEE AND WORLD WINNING GELATO

Date of visit: September 2017
Helpful?
Reviewed July 19, 2017

Love this place. Very neighborhood type of feel. The food is delicious. My personal favorite is the chicken caesar salad and the cavatelli with vodka sauce. The gelato is SO good. They've even won awards for it! I always get a mix of two different...ones. The coconut is pure heaven.. mmmmmMore

Date of visit: July 2017
Helpful?1  
Reviewed June 6, 2017

I've been here several times and it just keeps getting better and better! The eight finger cavatelli is to die for! My husband had the rib eye sandwich. There could have been more meat but the sandwich was still good. Don't miss the polenta fries....I love going there with a group because we get several dishes and we all share and each plate is better then the next.More

Date of visit: June 2017
Helpful?
Reviewed February 2, 2017

We were looking for takeout in my cousin's neighborhood. There are half a dozen places in a row. We were actually looking for Italian beef sandwiches at Jonny's but they were closed for 2 weeks. We settled on Massa because it looked like they had...a lot of takeout, not just as an afterthought. We each ended up with a panini with several Italian meats and the usual stuff with it. They offered pizza as well but we weren't in the mood. We also got a small container of gelato which I was told was very good.More

Date of visit: February 2017
Helpful?
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
The Carleton of Oak Park
444 reviews
1.66 miles away
Super 8 by Wyndham Chicago/Rosemont/O'Hare/SE
290 reviews
2.77 miles away
Travel Inn
2 reviews
3.57 miles away
FairBridge Inn Express Melrose Park
15 reviews
3.72 miles away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Johnnie's Beef
224 reviews
.05 miles away
Alpine Food Shop
59 reviews
.13 miles away
Grandma Sally's Family Restaurant
26 reviews
.24 miles away
New Star Chinese Restaurant
86 reviews
.02 miles away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio
1,303 reviews
1.21 miles away
Wright Plus Architectural Housewalk
114 reviews
1.28 miles away
Oak Park Public Library
112 reviews
1.63 miles away
Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple
201 reviews
1.63 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Massa Italian Cafe & Gelateria staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing