1531 W. Taylor St., Chicago, IL 60607
Monday - Saturday: 10am -10pm Sunday: 11am - 9pm
As the original Pompei restaurant in Chicago, we pride ourselves on serving hot, gourmet-quality Italian dishes including hand rolled pizzas and hand cut pastas made from 3 generations of Napolitano family recipes. We use only the freshest ingredients to prepare our made-to-order salads, soups built from scratch, hand-rolled pizza, signature pizza strudels, and classic Italian pastas, with all sauces and dressing made daily by our chefs. We proudly offer dine-in, delivery and catering in Chicago and Orland Park.
Pompei was established by Luigi Davino back in 1909. He called it Pompei because it was located near Our Lady of Pompeii Church. Luigi married Carmella and they had four sons and a daughter. The family lived above the bakery and worked many long hours making only bread and cheese pizza.
After returning home from World War II in 1944, Luigi's sons helped run the business. His eldest son, Alphonso, ran the bakery for 30 years with the help of his brothers Ralph, Solly and "Uncle Rogie." When Alphonso retired, his nephew Ralph continued the family business.
Since then, our menu has expanded to what it is today. Using only the freshest and finest ingredients, we will continue to carry the family tradition that Luigi instilled in 1909. We're proud to say that we've been serving families for three generations, and will continue to carry on the family tradition that Luigi instilled in 1909.