Anna Maria Pasteria
Beginning at age seven, Anna fell in love with cooking, creating her first plate of Pasta e Fagioli, a simple peasant dish which is now an Italian specialty. Enamored with cuisine and hospitality, Maria followed the family tradition and put her heart into making the best and most heavenly Tiramisu.
After two decades, Anna and Maria continue to dedicate themselves to the finest home-made Italian cuisine and service. Each entree is prepared to order with only the finest and freshest ingredients.
Lovely! We'll be back!
This restaurant is a must dine experience. The atmosphere is quaint and quiet. The service was friendly, personal and enjoyable. The food is out of this world.
We enjoy every opportunity to dine here when back in our old neighborhood. It’s a special place for our family. Familiar faces, excellent food and always an inviting ambiance. Thank you!
Food and service was great. Truly nice atmosphere.
Great food and service.
This is a homemade place.
3 meals and 3 happy faces.
Love their sauces.
A little higher but worth it!!!!
We love Anna Maria’s! Been going there for many years. Always great food, exceptional service and a fun time. Highly recommend!!
We love this neighborhood gem for a nice dinner any day of the week! We love the staff and it is amazing that we can walk to a good Italian family restaurant!
Wonderful dinner before Old Town School of Folk Music concert
The service and ambiance was excellent. Our waitress was great and our bus boy was exceptional. But most of the food was bland and could have used more seasonings. But the mussels were really good.
Food was delicious
Had a great meal and excellent service. Always go back.
The food was mediocre. The risotto was really just white rice. The pasta side was small and not very good flavor. The chicken Marsala sauce could have been better and the presentation could have been more appealing. Friendly and attentive service
Thank you for taking the time to give a review. Unfortunately, we will not be able to sleep tonight knowing we had guests leave our restaurant unhappy. We hope you will give us another try. Should another unsatisfactory dinner transpire we hope you let us know immediately. It’s easier to handle a situation in the restaurant. When we ask how your dinner is and it’s not perfect, please let us know. We are very friendly and will do everything we can to ensure you’re completely satisfied.
This is a neighborhood gem at 4400 N. Clark. Ate with a friend before going to show at Metro. Service was wonderfully friendly, food was excellent (as good calamari as I’ve had), and the price was right
A large party of nine was handled very efficiently. Overall, the entrees and appetizers were nicely prepared and flavorful.
As always perfect!!
Neighborhood gem. One salad served three. The lasagna is delicious and the portions are large. The ambiance is warm and friendly.
Had dinner before seeing a play at the Black Ensemble Theater. Good food followed by good entertainment.
We've been customers of Anna Maria's since they were on Broadway in the 90's. The food and service have always been outstanding.
When you see some of the same people who have been working there for more than 20 years, it really says something.
Wonderful food atmosphere and value. Will definitely go again with larger group.
This restaurant has wonderful food and excellent service. The ambience is very pleasant and the music is usuallyItalian and very pleasant for dining. There were 8 of us and we all got different dishes. Everyone loved their food. The chicken parmigiana was excellent and so was the shrimp and other seafoods. They do an excellent job with vegetables. The spinach and broccoli were outstanding and the caprese salad was great. We’ve been there several times and it’s always wonderful.
One of the best Italian restaurants in the city. If you want something that isn’t on the menu they will make it for you if they have the ingredients. Never had a bad meal there. If something isn’t perfect they will replace it.
Food was good, as usual, but service was poor. We had a reservation and they seated us on time, but then we sat at our table for 15 minutes before a waiter came over, after many pass-bys without even acknowledging our presence. Food came quickly after we ordered, but it was 20 minutes after we finished before we got the check, and then only because I asked the cashier. When she brought the check it had an error, and she had to go find the waiter to get a correct version. Note that we were attending the Black Ensemble Theater after dinner and got A discount on the check because of that. We also got a discount for paying cash.
We have eaten here a number of times before but never had such service problems.
It is always enjoyable. The service is attentive without being intrusive. The food is delicious and the cocktails are well balanced. We go quite often!
Love it here.
The room smells a bit
Food ok but high priced relative to the quality
Will be fine if you are local and can’t get in elsewhere
Chicken in chicken dish was rather sickly.
As usual the food and service was AWESOME. We went there for the play and had fabulous meal.
Friendly service, great welcome, good fish. Attractive room with chandeliers. Perfect pre-Theater dining spot. Try the tiramisu.
An authentic and delicious taste of Italy in Chicago. This neighborhood gem has it all - superb food, amazing service and great atmosphere. The staff and owners make you feel like a guest in their home. We celebrated a 90th bday, and Anna Maria’s made it special. We were welcomed by the owner, and the waiter and wait staff made the entire evening delightful. We had a mix of pasta, pizza, meat, appetizers and a profiterole dessert. They even custom made a pasta dish for one of the pickier eaters. Each dish was mouth watering, and delicious.
Always a favorite and a neighborhood gem! Great food and wonderful service.
My husband and I have been going to Anna Maria Pasteria for over 25 years. It is our favorite restaurant in Chicago. We are there at least twice a month. Food is great, they will make you whatever you want if they have the ingredients. Staff is wonderful..
I have eaten here twice, but my first experience was fantastic both nights were weekdays and I had a reservation but it wasn’t necessary. I’m surprised this restaurant is not busier as the food is very good. Both times I had the rigatoni with gorgonzola and asked them to add shrimp. The first time they added five enormous shrimp it was quite impressive. The second time they addedSeven smaller shrimp and it wasn’t quite as impressive but still good. The first time I shared the fish with my dining partner and it was delicious. Service was on point and again neither time was crowded at all.
Nice variety of meals to choose from. Good service. Small but not cramped seating.
Good place for pre-theatre dinner.
I was happy that the food, waiter and atmosphere was great!!! After moving from the area in a long time.
Very personable service, excellent food, varied menu - all 6 of us loved it! It is the perfect place to go before attending a show at The Black Ensemble Theatre, but I would also go just for dinner.
Loyal customers for 25 years and always love the staff, service, and of course the great food. Perfect Mother’s Day dinner!
A great neighborhood Italian restaurant. Consistently great food, god wines, reasonable prices. Staff is friendly and helpful.