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.


) #1,373 of 7,717 Restaurants in Chicago $$ - $$$ Italian, Pizza
1531 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60607-4015
+1 312-421-5179
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good32%
  • Average20%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“strudel” (6 reviews)
“bbq beef” (3 reviews)
“pasta” (9 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Italian, Pizza
$$ - $$$
1531 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60607-4015
Neighbourhood: University Village / Little Italy
Write a Review
Reviews (74)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 74 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in the area of Taylor Street, as we were going to visit a patient at a nearby hospital and we figured that we would stop here for lunch. It is almost always crowded, though sometimes, it can be crazy. As you walk down...More

Thank Allen21096
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Pizza is their specialty, but they have daily specials as well--mostly Italian. Casual atmosphere. Order at the counter, have your order delivered to your table. A little pricey for the minimal service, but food was tasty.

Thank activenretired
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

The taste is a bit Americanized. Too much sweet things and sauce. Overall, it is a good restaurant with reasonable prices.

Thank 8Oiseaux
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Pompei is great for a relatively quick meal since many items are already in the display case. It's also nice for a more relaxing meal in their nicely designed restaurant. Our favorite order is to start with the Pompei Salad, then enjoy the Fettuccine Alfredo...More

Thank 1999Talia
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Visited for lunch on a Sunday. Parking is a bit odd in back by the school, but at least they do have an off street lot. In this area that is a huge plus. Most food is on display and you make selections - sort...More

Thank kevc56
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Pompei has been a staple of Taylor Street for many years and the Davino family has built up a great location. Located a half a block east of Ashland Ave on the south side of Taylor St., it is a short walk from the medical...More

Thank Allen21096
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Only in the city for a concert and needed a good place to grab a bite nearby. Have eaten a a good variety of pizza shops and wasn't disappointed at Pompei's, the menu is straightforward and offers something for everyone. Will be back on return...More

Thank Billy C
Reviewed 29 September 2016

My review is based on an acceptance that this is not an upscale, white tablecloth restaurant. What it is is a cafeteria with incredible choices, pizza on display, panini of all types and an extensive pasta selection. I ordered the meat lasagna and had a...More

Thank Kirbyk
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

I worked in the area for years and have eaten lunch or a quick dinner at Pompei at least once a week for years. I have never been disappointed at Pompei. It is fast casual and inexpensive, but the meals are still on par with...More

Thank Patrick O
Reviewed 13 August 2016

The food was excellent and it was the best lunch I ever had. We sometimes went to Pompei to eat and I always pick my favorite food in the world. Pompei is the best restaurant and you should go there cause they will explode you...More

Thank Sebastian R
Nearby Restaurants
Davanti Enoteca
219 reviews
.32 km away
The Rosebud
281 reviews
.12 km away
Francesca's On Taylor
135 reviews
.31 km away
Stax Cafe
42 reviews
.31 km away
Nearby Attractions
United Center
1,086 reviews
1.45 km away
Jane Addams' Hull-House Museum
51 reviews
1.55 km away
Randolph Street Market
30 reviews
1.59 km away
UIC Pavilion
31 reviews
.98 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Pompei staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1531 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60607-4015
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > University Village / Little Italy
  • Neighbourhood: University Village / Little Italy
  • Phone Number: +1 312-421-5179
  • E-mail
The Original Pompei Restaurant on Taylor street features Italian Food served in a casual atmosphere. Pompei features Appetizers, Pizza, Pasta, Salads, Soups and Desserts. There is plenty of parking along the street, and behind the restaurant. Pompei offers dine-in, carry out, delivery, catering and private banquet rooms. All food and desserts are made fresh daily from over 100 year old family recipes. Located close to the United Center, UIC Pavillion and RUMC, Pompei can accommodate large parties, last minute. Reservations are not required. Pompei is Family owned and operated and has been since 1909.