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Monastero's Ristorante & Banquets

Chicago , IL
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LOCATION

3935 W. Devon Avenue
Chicago, IL 60659 US (map)

PHONE

773-588-2515
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ABOUT US

Monastero’s Complete Wedding Package includes:

Four Hour Open Bar

Unlimited Wine

Delicious Four Course Dinner

Custom Wedding Cake

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Monastero’s Complete Wedding Package includes:

Four Hour Open Bar

Unlimited Wine

Delicious Four Course Dinner

Custom Wedding Cake

Champagne Toast for Head Table

Gold & Ivory Chiavari Chairs

Complimentary Valet Parking Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
30
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
4
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Classic, Garden
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
300
What event services do you offer?
Cake, Catering / Bar, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors OK
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'Oeuvres, Plated, Stations, Tastings
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What event items are available?
Audio Equipment, Chair Covers, Chairs, Dance Floor, Furniture, Lighting, Photobooth, Tables
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Valet

REVIEWS

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lindsterbin23
Wedding:
9/3/2016
5.0/5.0
I still cannot get over how lucky my husband and I are to have found Monastero’s for our wedding, they made our special day perfect! We found Monastero’s based on their excellent reviews and decided to check them out. We met with Maria Monastero, who is the most kind, organized and amazing person! She went above and beyond to make our wedding special and even managed to make the entire wedding planning process stress-free, which I didn’t even think was possible. Maria listened to all of our wants, needs, and ideas and turned them into reality. She also provided excellent recommendations, ultimately leading us to find our DJ and photographer/videographer. We had both our ceremony and reception in the Botticelli ballroom, and it was the most beautiful venue I could imagine. The ornate decor and gorgeous uplighting were the perfect touch and made our photos look like a fairytale! The entire Monastero’s staff was phenomenal to work with, they made the entire evening seamless and were so kind and accommodating to all of our guests. To top it all off, the food is absolutely spectacular! Both of our entrees (one fish and one vegetarian option) as well as the hor d'oeuvres and our wedding cake received rave reviews from all of our guests. It may seem like it couldn’t get any better, but having our wedding at Monastero’s was also remarkably affordable, and it was well worth every penny! I would highly recommend Monastero’s to anyone looking to have the wedding of their dreams, or to anyone looking for the most delicious Sicilian food with the best service that Chicago has to offer!
I still cannot get over how lucky my husband and I are to have found Monastero’s for our wedding, they made our special Read more...
I still cannot get over how lucky my husband and I are to have found Monastero’s for our wedding, they made our special day perfect! We found Monastero’s based on their excellent reviews and decided to check them out. We met with Maria Monastero, who is the most kind, organized and amazing person! She went above and beyond to make our wedding special and even managed to make the entire wedding planning process stress-free, which I didn’t even think was possible. Maria listened to all of our wants, needs, and ideas and turned them into reality. She also provided excellent recommendations, ultimately leading us to find our DJ and photographer/videographer. We had both our ceremony and reception in the Botticelli ballroom, and it was the most beautiful venue I could imagine. The ornate decor and gorgeous uplighting were the perfect touch and made our photos look like a fairytale! The entire Monastero’s staff was phenomenal to work with, they made the entire evening seamless and were so kind and accommodating to all of our guests. To top it all off, the food is absolutely spectacular! Both of our entrees (one fish and one vegetarian option) as well as the hor d'oeuvres and our wedding cake received rave reviews from all of our guests. It may seem like it couldn’t get any better, but having our wedding at Monastero’s was also remarkably affordable, and it was well worth every penny! I would highly recommend Monastero’s to anyone looking to have the wedding of their dreams, or to anyone looking for the most delicious Sicilian food with the best service that Chicago has to offer! Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
4/2/2016
5.0/5.0
Monastero's has an old-school feel which both my older and younger guests loved. The Botticelli Room is awesome for a bigger wedding, and the Garden Room is adorable for a shower or rehearsal dinner. Penny and Maria will help you through everything from the time you step in the door. They help you plan things that you may not have thought of! Make sure you ask if you have some alternative ideas in mind - they will work with you. I am still receiving compliments about our rehearsal and reception... and it's been 4 months since our wedding!
Monastero's has an old-school feel which both my older and younger guests loved. The Botticelli Room is awesome for a Read more...
Monastero's has an old-school feel which both my older and younger guests loved. The Botticelli Room is awesome for a bigger wedding, and the Garden Room is adorable for a shower or rehearsal dinner. Penny and Maria will help you through everything from the time you step in the door. They help you plan things that you may not have thought of! Make sure you ask if you have some alternative ideas in mind - they will work with you. I am still receiving compliments about our rehearsal and reception... and it's been 4 months since our wedding! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I have nothing but good things to say about Monastero's. The people here are wonderful, the food is wonderful, the banquet rooms are lovely and I can't imagine having had my wedding reception in another place. I personally think they have some of the greatest staff around working here. I worked heavily with event coordinator Maria and I absolutely love her! She made the whole planning process such a pleasure, and I always looked forward to our meetings! The food here is incredible! We're still hearing about how everyone enjoyed their meals! Monastero's also did our wedding cake, which both looked and tasted fantastic! Honestly, I think having our reception here was one of the best choices we made for our wedding. I HIGHLY recommend them!
I have nothing but good things to say about Monastero's. The people here are wonderful, the food is wonderful, the banquet Read more...
I have nothing but good things to say about Monastero's. The people here are wonderful, the food is wonderful, the banquet rooms are lovely and I can't imagine having had my wedding reception in another place. I personally think they have some of the greatest staff around working here. I worked heavily with event coordinator Maria and I absolutely love her! She made the whole planning process such a pleasure, and I always looked forward to our meetings! The food here is incredible! We're still hearing about how everyone enjoyed their meals! Monastero's also did our wedding cake, which both looked and tasted fantastic! Honestly, I think having our reception here was one of the best choices we made for our wedding. I HIGHLY recommend them! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough good things about Monastero's! Our wedding 5 days ago was PERFECT! Maria Monastero was so helpful and very accommodating in our planning and is SUPER ORGANIZED in helping with the planning and timetable, worked well with our photographers and DJ. The staff is all so helpful and very accommodating. The location is great, 15 mins from our ceremony. A great downtown alternative! Cake Included. Bar options! Passed hors d'oeuvres! FOOD was oh-so-good. Truly an Italian favorite! We had a tasting and Maria had taken down notes for how we liked our food selection cooked/prepared and it was done! Guests loved the food, the ambiance, everything! Held 2 other events here for a 1st communion and a lunch after funeral. within the last 3 months! Monastero's is officially the family's event space!
I cannot say enough good things about Monastero's! Our wedding 5 days ago was PERFECT! Maria Monastero was so helpful and Read more...
I cannot say enough good things about Monastero's! Our wedding 5 days ago was PERFECT! Maria Monastero was so helpful and very accommodating in our planning and is SUPER ORGANIZED in helping with the planning and timetable, worked well with our photographers and DJ. The staff is all so helpful and very accommodating. The location is great, 15 mins from our ceremony. A great downtown alternative! Cake Included. Bar options! Passed hors d'oeuvres! FOOD was oh-so-good. Truly an Italian favorite! We had a tasting and Maria had taken down notes for how we liked our food selection cooked/prepared and it was done! Guests loved the food, the ambiance, everything! Held 2 other events here for a 1st communion and a lunch after funeral. within the last 3 months! Monastero's is officially the family's event space! Read less
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Dylan
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding reception at Monastero’s on September 27th, 2014 in the Botticelli Room. During our wedding planning, we came across Monastero’s after reading great things about the venue and its service. Our special night lived up to (and surpassed) all of our expectations!

We were fortunate enough to work closely with Maria throughout the entire process. Maria was friendly, knowledgeable, and responsive. We referred to her as our little “wedding planner”, as she seemed to take care of everything for us. From suggestions on food (which was delicious), to the cake (also delicious!), to planning the logistics and timing of the night, Maria really does it all.

On the night of our reception, the service staff was friendly, quick, and responsive. The head server was constantly waiting on us, telling us what to expect, and asking us how the service & food were.

The food was amazing. We received nothing but compliments from our guests. The hors d'oeuvres were a huge hit, and there were enough staff members to make sure they made a few rounds to every guest. The meal was also great. As a former server for wedding receptions, I know how difficult it can be to make a meal for 150+ guests, but our meal tasted exactly like how it did during our tasting!

The room was beautiful and was extremely spacious for our guest list of about 160, including a rather large photo booth in the corner. The uplighting that came with our DJ package made the room and our color scheme really pop!

We were extremely lucky to find a venue like Monastero’s. Maria and the staff are so friendly and helpful that it really made planning so much easier. Couple that with the gorgeous banquet rooms, great food, and all for a very reasonable price, Monastero’s is EXCEPTIONAL!
We had our wedding reception at Monastero’s on September 27th, 2014 in the Botticelli Room. During our wedding planning, Read more...
We had our wedding reception at Monastero’s on September 27th, 2014 in the Botticelli Room. During our wedding planning, we came across Monastero’s after reading great things about the venue and its service. Our special night lived up to (and surpassed) all of our expectations!

We were fortunate enough to work closely with Maria throughout the entire process. Maria was friendly, knowledgeable, and responsive. We referred to her as our little “wedding planner”, as she seemed to take care of everything for us. From suggestions on food (which was delicious), to the cake (also delicious!), to planning the logistics and timing of the night, Maria really does it all.

On the night of our reception, the service staff was friendly, quick, and responsive. The head server was constantly waiting on us, telling us what to expect, and asking us how the service & food were.

The food was amazing. We received nothing but compliments from our guests. The hors d'oeuvres were a huge hit, and there were enough staff members to make sure they made a few rounds to every guest. The meal was also great. As a former server for wedding receptions, I know how difficult it can be to make a meal for 150+ guests, but our meal tasted exactly like how it did during our tasting!

The room was beautiful and was extremely spacious for our guest list of about 160, including a rather large photo booth in the corner. The uplighting that came with our DJ package made the room and our color scheme really pop!

We were extremely lucky to find a venue like Monastero’s. Maria and the staff are so friendly and helpful that it really made planning so much easier. Couple that with the gorgeous banquet rooms, great food, and all for a very reasonable price, Monastero’s is EXCEPTIONAL! Read less
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Marilyn
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Maria from Monastero's was wonderful to work with. She was always available to me, gave me wonderful advice, directed me in the right direction and the food was delicious. The room I chose was cozy, beautiful and looked so beautiful. It was easy for my guest to get to, free parking and all the waitress was so accompanying to my guest. Great place for a wedding. My husband and I were so pleased! Thank you Maria and staff!!!!
Maria from Monastero's was wonderful to work with. She was always available to me, gave me wonderful advice, directed me Read more...
Maria from Monastero's was wonderful to work with. She was always available to me, gave me wonderful advice, directed me in the right direction and the food was delicious. The room I chose was cozy, beautiful and looked so beautiful. It was easy for my guest to get to, free parking and all the waitress was so accompanying to my guest. Great place for a wedding. My husband and I were so pleased! Thank you Maria and staff!!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Had a wonderful luncheon reception for our wedding. Very seamless. Food excellent, service outstanding. Prices were very good.
Had a wonderful luncheon reception for our wedding. Very seamless. Food excellent, service outstanding. Prices were very Read more...
Had a wonderful luncheon reception for our wedding. Very seamless. Food excellent, service outstanding. Prices were very good. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
My husband and I had our wedding reception here in June 2013, and we cannot say enough good things about our experience. The Botticelli room was a beautiful setting, the food was delicious and the reasonable pricing meant we didn't have to cut our guest list to stay within our budget. Monastero's is a family business and we were treated like family every step of the way. Maria did an outstanding job coordinating our reception and offering helpful suggestions for area hotels, etc. She was really friendly, knowledgeable and professional. She did a beautiful job setting up our cupcake table, centerpieces and other decorations on the day of the event at no extra charge. I wanted to have a vegan menu for the event, and Maria and the entire staff truly went above and beyond to customize the menu. They made me feel that this was no trouble at all and that they were happy to accommodate the special request. We loved Monastero's and would recommend it to anyone!
My husband and I had our wedding reception here in June 2013, and we cannot say enough good things about our experience. Read more...
My husband and I had our wedding reception here in June 2013, and we cannot say enough good things about our experience. The Botticelli room was a beautiful setting, the food was delicious and the reasonable pricing meant we didn't have to cut our guest list to stay within our budget. Monastero's is a family business and we were treated like family every step of the way. Maria did an outstanding job coordinating our reception and offering helpful suggestions for area hotels, etc. She was really friendly, knowledgeable and professional. She did a beautiful job setting up our cupcake table, centerpieces and other decorations on the day of the event at no extra charge. I wanted to have a vegan menu for the event, and Maria and the entire staff truly went above and beyond to customize the menu. They made me feel that this was no trouble at all and that they were happy to accommodate the special request. We loved Monastero's and would recommend it to anyone! Read less
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Kathy
Wedding:
4/20/2013
5.0/5.0
I worked with Maria Monastero, and it was so easy. Maria listened to us and really tried to make the wedding fit what we wanted. I loved that the cake is part of the package (and it was delicious). there was a lot of flexibility about what we could bring in to put on the table, and how we wanted everything to look. Maria also recommended her brother for the lighting and photo booth services, and he was a joy to work with as well. The food was delicious and we had a great time. I can't thank her enough.
I worked with Maria Monastero, and it was so easy. Maria listened to us and really tried to make the wedding fit what we Read more...
I worked with Maria Monastero, and it was so easy. Maria listened to us and really tried to make the wedding fit what we wanted. I loved that the cake is part of the package (and it was delicious). there was a lot of flexibility about what we could bring in to put on the table, and how we wanted everything to look. Maria also recommended her brother for the lighting and photo booth services, and he was a joy to work with as well. The food was delicious and we had a great time. I can't thank her enough. Read less
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minolta2006
Wedding:
9/19/2009
5.0/5.0
Monastero's is a great place if you are planning your wedding and want a great place for your reception. Penny was my main contact from start till finish when i was planning my venue . Everyone there is so helpfull and the food is amazing . You won't be dissapointed.
Thank you
Maggie Shoshi
Monastero's is a great place if you are planning your wedding and want a great place for your reception. Penny was my main Read more...
Monastero's is a great place if you are planning your wedding and want a great place for your reception. Penny was my main contact from start till finish when i was planning my venue . Everyone there is so helpfull and the food is amazing . You won't be dissapointed.
Thank you
Maggie Shoshi Read less
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