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.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Made in Italy Trattoria

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
476 Forest Ave, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-4105
+1 630-469-4146
16:00 - 23:00
Open now
See all hours
Sun 13:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

66 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 66: English reviews
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It feels like your in your Italian mama kitchen! Great food fun staff. Not very big so you may have to wait, its worth it!

Thank frostbite8
Level Contributor
210 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fir tat time at this place. Loved the pasta with seafood. The light garlic sauce was unbelievably good. Will definitly get that again. Thought the eggplant was a little too bready for someone counting carbs. The flavor and sauce were very good but needed more eggplant and less breading.

Thank Ginger0529
Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent authentic Italian food. Good wine and great service. Lovely decor and intimate setting. A good place for a romantic dinner for a special occasion.

Thank Toni A
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Great service! Loved the red wine and food was very good. Turned into a 3 hour dinner visit and staff was very kind and did not rush us at all! Excellent homemade pasta:)

Thank 455sheilak
Glen Ellyn
Level Contributor
36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Shhh! This is better than Mama's! The entire experience is wonderful. Customer as you walk in. Family as you walk out. Best Italian food in DuPage County!!

Thank MaryAndRichandkids
Level Contributor
256 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had dinner here with our friends. Love the atmosphere. Staff is friendly. The owner is very nice. The food is incredible. I have had multiple dishes and have loved them all. Amazing meat sauce. Lasagne is quite good as well. This is definitely a place that we will continue to return to. You won't regret giving... More 

Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Very nice intimate restaurant with excellent staff. After reading all the glowing reviews, I was expecting my meal to be outstanding. Unfortunately that was not the case. I had the Salmone Limone. It was dry and overcooked. The remainder of the meal was very good. So, I think it is worth trying again. However, I was surprised that an Italian... More 

Thank Mike607
Burr Ridge, Illinois
Level Contributor
21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

From the moment you walk in the family-owned restaurant, you are greeted and treated like a member of their family! I felt like I was back in the trattorias in Italy! The restaurant is small and quaint and the food is fresh and authentic. For appetizers, I recommend the Bruschetta and Capraccio Florentino...both are excellent! The Veal Limone, Lasagna Classica... More 

Thank Leslie P
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This small, authentic spot is my new favorite place to get Italian food in GE! The decor is so inviting and traditional, makes you feel as though you're eating at a small cafe in Italy. Pasta dishes are generous and delicious. They have a lovely Specials menu that has never disappointed. Bread and olive oil is solid, and it's impossible... More 

Thank cggraham7
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I've been here many times and always had a good experience until recently. There was a wait and my friend and I were looking at the wine list at the hostess stand, the man behind the counter (probably the owner) poured a glass of "special wine that was not on the menu, as he says" for my friend to taste.... More 

3 Thank Nicole N

Travellers who viewed Made in Italy Trattoria also viewed

Glen Ellyn, DuPage County
Glen Ellyn, DuPage County
Glen Ellyn, DuPage County
Glen Ellyn, DuPage County
Glen Ellyn, DuPage County

Been to Made in Italy Trattoria? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
13:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 476 Forest Ave, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-4105
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  Glen Ellyn
  • Phone Number: +1 630-469-4146

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Made in Italy Trattoria and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Made in Italy Trattoria staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?