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1531 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60607-4015
+1 312-421-5179
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good31%
  • Average19%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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1531 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60607-4015
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here for lunch with group of 6, somehow they managed to make 7-8 different mistakes with the order. Never gave us any cups for drinks, coffee arrived after everything else was eaten, desserts (sometimes the wrong ones) arrived at random times during the mains,...More

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

Ryan C., Sorry to read that you did not have a good experience this week at Pompei. My guess is that you are new customers and our staff should have picked up on that while you were ordering. Our soda and coffee is self service,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I️ remember going to the little shop they had down the street and if you didn’t get there right at lunch you wouldn’t get a seat! I️ love this place, from the strudels to the pastas and the salads, everything is delicious!

Thank Tracy H
Kim D, Public Relations Manager at Pompei, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Tracy H., Thanks for coming back and we are happy to ready you enjoyed your experience. Hope to serve you again real soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It can be a little confusing about how to order, but come in, scout out the menu and the daily specials, then step up to the counter (make sure you ask if people are actually ready to order, or still deciding). They are fast and...More

Thank Jennifer R
Kim D, Public Relations Manager at Pompei, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Jennifer R., Thanks for sharing your perspective of our restaurant. We do understand it can be quite overwhelming to a new customer with the extensive menu and the long counter with the food displayed. We are happy to read you have enjoyed much of our...More

Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped here before going to a sporting event at the United Center. The location is very convenient for that. There is plenty of parking behind the restaurant and they even have a drive up. When you enter you place your order at the counter...More

Thank Gail D
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Hubby and I were visiting Chicago and stopped here for lunch. Since you walk up to a counter to order, you can actually see many of the items on the menu before deciding what to choose. They have specials as well--so this is not easy....More

Thank Joni S
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Had the baked mostaccioli with meatballs and it was great. I would recommend everyone to eat here. I haven't been to this place in over 10 years and it still has great Italian food.

Thank Jesse R
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Great soup and seasoned Italian fries. Chicken parm strudel and chicken fajita strudels were bland, even with sauce. I didn't realize it was a cafeteria style restaurant. The name seemed "fancier".

Thank Chad G
Reviewed 9 September 2017

The Pompei on West Taylor Street is as real as it gets. You walk up to a great big counter and order what you want and then grab a table and wait briefly for some real Italian pizza. I just had the basic sausage pizza...More

Thank Bryan B
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

While they serve much more than pizza, it's my favorite pie in the city. Right on Taylor St THE BEST

Thank Soapyjd
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We were there for a lunch seminar. We were given a nice sized room near the restrooms which was great since there were a few handicapped people attending. The wait staff was fantastic and on top of everything. Food was excellent and served while it...More

Thank Helen C
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Katie B
13 August 2017|
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Response from Kim D | Property representative |
Yes we have Gluten Free Pizza crust. Gluten free Pasta and many salads and meat entrees. Also we have Gelato which is Gluten free. Thank you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Business meetings, 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 "fast-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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