•  Hanging wine glass rack above the bar
  • Tiramisu
  • Fried Calamari
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Our history

The freshest ingredients in grandpa Luigi's recipes

Mama Luigi’s Restaurant and Banquets is the best choice if you are looking for great food, excellent hospitality, and a fun atmosphere. Our restaurant has been family-owned and operated since 1948 and we take pride in welcoming you to our home!

Inspired by his experience on his grandfather’s southern Italian farm, our great grandfather, Luigi Talerico, wanted to bring traditional Italian cuisine to his new home in Bridgeview, IL. Both approachable and casual, we surround classical dishes with unassuming decor, from the lounge’s traditional Italian comfort to the banquet room’s billowed curtains, pearl tablecloths, and mirrored bar.

Join us in our dining room for an intimate dinner where our chefs will prepare Italian favorites like Grilled Calamari with a Balsamic Glaze and a variety of steak and seafood dishes. Or head to the Lounge where you can enjoy our live entertainment, video slots, an exceptional wine list, and order up some of Jimmy’s “Famous” Stuffed Mushroom Caps.

Events, banquets, and more!

Mama Luigi’s is the premier place to host your special events. Whether you are hosting a wedding, anniversary party, bridal or baby shower, quinceanera, awards dinner, or graduation party, our banquet halls offer sumptuous food in an elegant atmosphere. Our banquet packages make it easy to plan your event. Call us today to book a banquet for your event. Our lounge includes live entertainment and gaming!

Dining and entertainment

We pride ourselves in using only the freshest ingredients in Grandpa Luigi’s recipes. Come taste for yourself. Whether you order crisp, fried calamari or our baked to order clams and tomato bread, you will be delighted by the flavors of old Italy.