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Restaurants, Italian Andersonville
4 out of 5 stars
4 out of 5 stars
(4user reviews)
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Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

What’s not to like about this Andersonville trattoria? It’s cute, it’s bustling, service is helpful, and the food borders between good and great. Year-round don’t-miss items include the tender, lemon-kissed grilled octopus; the salumi plate; and the value-packed antipasti platter. Like any good trattoria, Anteprima rotates much of the menu according to season, but housemade pastas prove as perfect with rabbit ragù in cold weather as they do with bright fava beans and ricotta in spring. In warm weather, seek out the secluded back patio.

By: Heather Shouse



Address: 5316 N Clark St
Cross street: between Berwyn and Summerdale Aves
Transport: El stop: Red to Berwyn. Bus: 22, 50, 92.
Price: Average main course: $22
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 5:30pm-10pm; Fri, Satu 5:30pm-11pm; Sun 5pm-9pm
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Users say (4)

4 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

3.8 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:2
  • 4 star:1
  • 3 star:0
  • 2 star:0
  • 1 star:1
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Terrible service. The owner is rude and insulting. Don't waste your time or money on this place. There are much better places nearby. 

You have to try this restaurant! The food and wine list are so great. The staff is well educated on the menu and very friendly.

Anteprima is a charming little Italian restaurant in the heart of one of my favorite neighborhoods (that I also happen to call home!): Andersonville. The digs lean more towards the rustic side with tables pushed closely together, but the delicious menu options and wine list certainly make up for the close quarters. Hubby and I split a couple appetizers and shared the steak as an entree. The octopus is PERFECTLY cooked. I hesitate to order this item at restaurants because I HATE overcooked octopus, but this place gets it right, with a little bit of char and tenderness. Yum yum!