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) #1,374 of 7,830 Restaurants in Chicago $$ - $$$ Italian, Pizza
1531 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60607-4015
+1 312-421-5179
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good33%
  • Average20%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“strudel” (7 reviews)
“bbq beef” (3 reviews)
“pasta” (9 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 21:00All hours
Italian, Pizza
$$ - $$$
1531 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60607-4015
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I discovered this property during a night, when I went to get a few items from 7-11 across the street. The next day, I went there for lunch. I liked that I was able to read the menu before entering Pompei, but once inside, it...More

Thank MrMax2004
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been to Pompei many times over the years. It's always a treat. It's a nice place to go, there's always a buzz in the place, it's comfortable, feels like home. I have wanted to try a bunch of items from the menu and...More

Thank HoyasHC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been here many times and the hot food has lost it's 'mojo' it used to be good but it seems everything is a rush..My food was not hot all the way and lacked taste.More

Thank Bertram C
Kim D, Public Relations Manager at Pompei, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I am sorry to read that you were not satisfied with your experience at Pompei. If you would have asked for a manager they would have been more than happy to replace your meal with something else. We hope that you will give us the...More

Reviewed 12 May 2017

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
Kim D, Public Relations Manager at Pompei, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your wonderful and detailed review of our restaurant. We are happy to read you enjoyed the food as well as the atmosphere. We look forward to opening our outside seating for dining "al-fresco" in Chicago and hope to serve you again very...More

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 10 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
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Nearby Attractions
United Center
1,094 reviews
1.45 km away
Jane Addams' Hull-House Museum
51 reviews
1.55 km away
Randolph Street Market
32 reviews
1.59 km away
UIC Pavilion
32 reviews
.99 km away
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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.
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