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1531 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60607-4015
+1 312-421-5179
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good31%
  • Average20%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“strudel” (10 reviews)
“bbq beef” (4 reviews)
“pizza” (28 reviews)
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1531 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60607-4015
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 7 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
Reviewed 27 July 2017

We were on our way to an event downtown and decided to go to Pompei for lunch. I had hoped that we'd have been able to sit on the front patio, but we couldn't find a table that would fit six of us. I have...More

Thank Allen21096
Reviewed 25 June 2017

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 15 June 2017 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

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Nearby Attractions
United Center
1,142 reviews
1.45 km away
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.99 km away
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Questions & Answers
Katie B
14 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
US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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
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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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