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Porretta's Pizzeria

$$ - $$$
Northwest Side
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3656 N Central Ave, Chicago, IL 60634-2750
+1 773-736-1429
16:00 - 22:30
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Sun 15:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

My Daughter moved into the neighborhood and we passed by this restaurant many times when we visited. One day we just ventured in to check it out. What a great find and right in the back yard. The wait staff has been there for well, let's say the beginning of time and they are well trained and knowledgeable. The food... More 

Thank KYCAT13
Apple river
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The calamari was the best I've had in a long time. That and antipasto salad was more than enough to satisfy.

Thank poolqueenAppleriver
Chicago, Illinois
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016

We started our dinner with the bruschetta...it was okay, but I've had better. Bread is also served in a basket for the table...but not warm, which I always prefer. The dinners come with a salad...I make better salads at home. Iceberg lettuce with about 2 slices of cucumber and a wedge of tomato. I had the Rigatoni Boscaiola, which was... More 

Thank kzogger
Chicago, Illinois
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3,142 reviews
2,455 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 526 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2015

I lived in the neighborhood many years ago and ate at Porretta's Pizza more than a few times. We saw that as of now, they actually have a restaurant and a banquet facility. The interesting thing is that they took Porretta's Pizza and really did a great job in making it a more upscale restaurant - not just a pizza... More 

Thank Allen21096
Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2015

Love the flavor of the sausage and pepperoni pizzas. They have a good family deal with chicken and pizza

Thank Familia111
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2014

We have been coming here for many years. The pizza is good and the rest of their menu is as well. They have daily specials of a variety of things, meat,pasta and fish. Have always had excellent service. Comfortable setting to go in for a pizza and a wonderful dinner. I usually order the pasta with vodka sauce, not many... More 

1 Thank ChicagoHelli
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2014

After making a reservation last night for 7 at 7:45 and arriving there by 8 (a bit late due to weather). We were told to wait at the bar for 20 plus minutes until table was ready and we were told the restaurant attempted to call us on our cell phone and let us know we lost our table due... More 

2 Thank Emmett H
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109 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2013 via mobile

Met friends for a Sunday night dinner. The pizza was terrific. We also ordered lasagna & chicken parms. The Pinot Noir by the glass did not disappoint. If you're looking for excellent neighborhood Chicago Italian, this restaurant is reasonably priced, the service was exceptional & we were even given a discount card for a return visit which will get used.... More 

Thank Cheryl5353
Chicago, Illinois
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2013

We have been coming to this restaurant ever since we moved into the neighborhood many years. We use their takeout menu and have had family parties there. The best Alfredo I have had and the best pizza. Can't go wrong with anything on their menu. Getting pizza there tonight!

Thank Christine K
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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333 reviews
284 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2013

This place was recommended by two friends and what a disappointment! Yes, the bread was good, but the pizza was lacking toppings, they had "NO" flavor, and the pizza was expensive! The sausage had no taste was obviously pre-cooked and I had to look for the pieces. Worst of all, my date ordered her 1/2 with cheese and mushroom and... More 

Thank Mike A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Delivery, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
15:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3656 N Central Ave, Chicago, IL 60634-2750
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Northwest Side
  • Neighbourhood: Northwest Side
  • Phone Number: +1 773-736-1429

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