Monteverde

Monteverde, Chicago 1020 W Madison St - Chicago

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Last update on 01/01/2024
4,5
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Last update on 28/12/2023
4,7
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5
Jiyoung Jeong
+5
Wow, my local Chicago friend invited me here. Foods, atmosphere, and the service were all great. The large plate is actually “large” so don’t underestimate it :) Their pasta is very soft and chewy which tastes fresh. Their ham sandwich has great combinations of the ingredients. Every plate was rich in flavor😋 Highly recommend for Chicago visitors!!!
5
Cindy Danzell
+5
First time there for a work dinner. My goodness, it was super packed, and the atmosphere was extremely loud. I loved watching the lady make tortellini fresh behind the counter. We ate family style and split everything. The server was nice, and the company was funny. The food was an experience that I enjoyed. It wasn't cheap, but everything was visually appealing and packed with flavor.
4
Prateek Gulati
+4
This Italian restaurant captivates the essence of Italy with its authentic flavors and inviting ambiance. Perfectly crafted pasta dishes ,each bite is a celebration of fresh ingredients and culinary expertise. The attentive service and warm atmosphere elevate the overall dining experience, making it a must-visit for lovers of Italian cuisine.
5
Katelyn Roach
+5
After trying to get dinner reservations for over a month, we were finally able to snag a table! Fantastic service, and very good ambience. We ordered the arancini rossi and spuntino for appetizers, cacio whey pepe and potato filled zlikrofi for our main courses, and espresso martini and ice cream for dessert. We also ordered cc negroni, hemingway, and chardonnay for drinks. A bit expensive yes, but definitely worth the price due to the quality and flavor of the food, and also the extremely friendly and attentive staff. Only downside was the drunken grown adult man idiot sitting less than 2 feet away from us who probably should have been cut off from the alcohol (but was not). He was extremely obnoxious and ruining the atmosphere for us and others nearby due to his loud cackling, shouting, maniacal laughing, and falling out of his chair. I could barely hear my partner talk he was so loud and no one from the restaurant told him to tone it down.
5
Dan
+5
Great experience! Food was great! Spent a bit of money but we were expecting that going in. Make reservations ahead of time, they took us as a walk in but we're disciplined to get us out in time for the reservation at the same table. We were happy they politely accommodated.
5
Alex Bowman
+5
Monteverde is a wonderful pasta restaurant in Chicago. Every single dish was impressive to say the least and very well balanced. My only concern is not having a second stomach to eat everything on the menu. The staff is super friendly and makes every effort to ensure a quality experience. Come here hungry and you'll leave happy.
5
Jay Shen
+5
During my research on top Italian restaurants in the United States, Monteverde frequently appears in articles from various sources, so I have decided that this is a must-go when I visit Chicago. After today, I have decided that it was absolutely the right choice as the food was out of this world. Many items were impeccable on every level. I highly recommend every pasta lover give this restaurant a visit when in Chicago, whether as a vistor or as a local resident. My friends and I arrived at 11:30am when the restaurant just opened. I reserved the restaurant one month in advance as I knew they were really popular. Surprisingly their lunch menu contained almost the exact same food items (and even slightly larger than their dinner menu) for the same price, so I decided that lunch would offer me the best experience. We ordered every available pasta on the menu so we could all share, so yeah, all six of them under Pasta Atipica and Pasta Tipica. Every single item was a hit. The cacio whey pepe was rich and creamy yet not overpowering and not rich to the point of causing a stomachache. The sweet corn agnolotti had great combinations with corn, truffle, chanterelle mushrooms, and goat cheese. All the flavors blended together and every single bite with a fork had the same distinct flavor, which was amazing. The sheep's milk ricotta ravioli contained so many flavor profiles that every bite was fabulously different, which was very pleasantly surprising. The lumache was a solid meat eater's experience with the sugo very clearly tasted and the goat cheese as a nice complement but not too strong. The gnocchetti con pesto was lighter than the rest because of its ingredients and was a nice way to refresh my palate. Finally, the spaghetti al pomodoro's highlight was its fresh pasta. The pasta was very soft and tasteful. The red sauce leaned more towards the ordinary side while everything else was spectacular. We also ordered five desserts which attracted a lot of other tables' attention, and we collectively agreed on the tiramisu, the citrus dark chocolate sorbet, and the lemon blueberry sundae as our favorites. The tiramisu was gigantic, and every bite was soft, sweet, and melty. I won't say too much about the dessert but just know that whatever you order on the menu will be a hit. But limiting it to one or two will be good enough because each dessert is relatively big in portion. There was always someone ready to take away our plate, and always someone who was ready to refill water and take away all of our utensils once we were done with all the pasta. As a result, I will say we were served very well, too. Oh, and the best part about eating there was watching through the reflection on how the pasta was made. It was magnificent to watch as the workers swiftly made a bunch of ravioli, as I understand how hard it is to make those things. Truly amazing. If I am picky, I will say that the pasta is not big in size so maybe one plate of pasta itself will not fulfill a person's hunger. But even then, quality is more important than quantity, and Monteverde got it. In conclusion, any Italian food lover in Chicago must not miss this place.
5
Maya kast
+5
Fantastic food. Fantastic service. This place is the best Italian food we had in USA. The dish’s are generous, cocktails are done to perfection add unique. All what we order was excellent. The tiramisu is huge size for 2 people at least of not more.
4
Jiahui Zhou
+4
Revisited after a year - easier to make lunch reservation now. Burrata e Ham is definitely their signature dish and the harmony of various different flavors and textures was memorable. Also tried the stuffed cabbage - interesting cuisine and was veggie cooked to give the heartiness of meat. One could see fresh pasta being made through the mirror - tried Tortelli di Zucca and Potato-filled Žlikrofi and liked fillings of both which were rich. My only complaint was that oil/butter seemed to be too lavishly applied to all the dishes (sans that burrata one) so that things became much less enjoyable after several bites.
5
Kathy K
+5
I'm gonna keep this review short because the last thing this place needs is a(nother) winded post because, I mean, the stars speak for themselves. This place is ridiculously amazing and you definitely need to go here if you can. My husband and I flew into Chicago for the weekend before Valentine's Day. We went here on a Thursday night in hopes to get in without a reservation (would HIGHLY recommend making a reservation). Although it was just the two of us, we were extremely lucky to snag a spot at the bar. It was hands down the best experience ever, despite the bartender (he made us feel like we were bothering him every time he asked how we were doing). #1 thing to get, and especially on a cold or rainy night, the tortellini in brodo. The food - phenomenal. Like, absolutely phenomenal. The drinks - so, so great. The atmosphere - AMAZING. Bottom line - def eat here if you can.

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11:30 AM - 09:30 PM
Friday:
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Saturday:
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Sunday:
05:00 PM - 12:00 AM

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