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I Monelli

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5019 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60625-2619 (Winnemac St)
+1 773-561-8499
15:00 - 22:00
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Sun 15:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 15:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 14:00 - 23:00
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious homemade pizza! It was the same fresh tastse and magical feeling as when I was actually in Italy. TY!

Thank NicholeHart
Chicago, Illinois
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Good restaurant, very family friendly. My husband had the gnocchi and really liked it, a friend had the lasagna and said it was good, other friend had the tagliatelle bolognese, which he really liked. I had the Mediterranean Tilapia, which was good - capers, tomatoes, zucchini, with carrots and asparagus on the side. Lots of carry out orders were picked... More 

Thank kzogger
Hinsdale, Illinois
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119 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

Charming and cozy restaurant in Lincoln Square. We started with the pizza, which is rectangular and you can order a whole, half or quarter. It was very light and crispy for a pan pizza and could have easily eaten more. The lasagna had home made noodles and was perfectly prepared. For dessert I had a cannoli which was the best... More 

Thank RealtOr30
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

My favorite is the I Monelli pizza-a rectangular pizza with little piquant bits of sausage, pepperoni, onion, & green pepper. We always start with one of the special of the day appetizers or salads. We have many favorites-most recently we had fagioli and pancetta-delicious!

Thank Martha60659
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

Ever since moving to Chicago, this has been an easy place to go to and consistent on the great food. I don't have any complaints whether I order online, call in or dine in. It's always been a wonderful experience!

Thank Jonathan V
Evanston, Illinois
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

We have been going to I Monelli for years, probably once a month, and we have never had a bad experience. It is truly a hidden gem and a neighborhood treasure. We like it because it's easy to get to from the north suburbs and it has a decidedly unpretentious air about it. Cozy and comfortable, it makes everyone feel... More 

Thank Charles P
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153 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2015

great pizza pasta and ,more but be care full on what time and day you go cause you could be waiting a while for there great food

1 Thank David A
Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2014

I have eaten here a few times and always thought it was a good neighborhood spot. I had dinner there tonight and, as a result of my experience, would not recommend it. It took almost an hour to get our meals (nothing complicated - chicken/pasta dishes) and one of my dining companions complained that her chicken was tough and the... More 

Thank J B
Glenview, Illinois
2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014

We found I Monelli when we were searching for a place to meet city-living friends halfway from the near northern suburbs, Smallish, cozy friendly family atmosphere, Smiling, attentive servers who genuinely aim to please. Thin crust pizza is excellent alone or as an appetizer. Pretty standard Italian menu. All dishes nicely prepared and would rate very good to excellent. My... More 

Thank Bertie_W00ster
Chicago, Illinois
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86 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2013

Been here many times (almost weekly). This is a really enjoyable family operated place with daily specials that are always fresh and creative. Vittorio, the owner /Chef, takes great pride in all of his offerings. My wife and daughter love his Carbonara. I love his Chicken Saltimbaca (not always on the specials list, but well worth a try when he... More 

Thank Jacole1946

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
14:00 - 23:00
14:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5019 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60625-2619
    (Winnemac St)
  • Public Transportation: 49 bus, 49B bus, stop in front of restaurant
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 773-561-8499

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