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Cafe Zalute
Cafe Zalute

Cafe Zalute Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.zalute.com
  • Phone: (847) 685-0206
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Steak
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We will design an individual package tailored to you taste and budget!!! Staff, disposables, warmers and delivery are available
  • Private Party Facilities: We design packages to work within each customers budget. We can be elegant or economic. Please call for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Butch Navarro (630) 638-0110
  • Entertainment: Live entertainment on Saturdays; DJ 10pm-4am, Friday & Saturday

Getting there

  • Cross Street: River Rd.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: very large public lot
A word from Cafe Zalute
Cafe Zalute offers Italian favorites with it's own signature creations, mouthwatering steaks, ribs, chops and fresh seafood. Great music, dancing and a style like no other are what makes Zalute unique . Daily lunch and dinner specials offered. Private parties and catering are available. This multi level facility is located at 9501 W. Devon Ave. 1/2 block west of River Road near the Rosemont Theatre, allstate Arena, Donald Steven Convention Center and O'Hare Airport with easy access to and from all major expressways. The restaurant was created as a dining, entertainment and dance experience all under one roof. The affordable pricing, generous portions and friendly atmosphere give Cafe Zalute a warm neighborhood feel with the ambiance of a hip cosmopolitan club.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "All four of our dinners were just fair. Service was poor for a place only half full. Sign outside and special of the day was all you can eat ribs. At 5pm on Saturday, they had none. Will not return."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Met friends for dinner - the atmosphere was perfect - not too loud. The food was delicious and our server Anthony was fantastic!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Picked this out from a website as we were going to see Cher and needed a place to eat. what a pleasant surprise. the food was great and the prices didn't break us. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Great service. Good Food. Great portions. The server was outstanding. Great attention to detail."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "The food was awesome and the service excellent! I wanted to eat all of my husband's eggplant parmesan, and my chicken francaise was the best! Top it off they brought desert for me and my father-in-law for our birthday, which was delicous. will definitely be back. Cheers! Amy "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We had tickets for IL DIVO at the Rosemont Theatre. We wanted 5:30pm reservations. Open table only allowed 6:00pm. I put in remarks that we wanted 5:30pm. The owner - Butch, called me cell phone and confirmed that 5:30 was fine and we would be welcome. He welcomed us when we came in. Denise, our waitress was sharp, knowledgeable, proud of their products. She helped us select from an expansive menu. We ate Italian, which means that you eat slow and long....Two hours later we left for the theater thouroughly satisfied with our meal experience at Cafe Zalute. Well done all the way around."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "My husband & I decided to celebrate our 1yr anniversary here at Cafe Zalute and could not have been more impressed! The food and ambiance was just perfect! The service was also excellent. She was very attentive & courteous. Thank you for a memorable anniversary dinner!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The owner and staff were very hospitable and warm for our dining experience. We will definitely return when we travel south to the Rosemont/Chicago again."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I had the Italian sausage, peppers and potatoes. It was fantastic. Portions were huge and the whole meal was very tasty. My finance had the shrimp and rossoto. Both meals were spiced amazingly. it was great to find a place for dinner that was not afraid to properly spice food,. In a time where most restaurants tone down there dishes, Café Zalute stands above 99% of them. The wait staff was very friendly and professional. by the time we left (about 5:45pm) the [place had picked up and there were about 10 other tables filled. I would definitely recommend Café Zalute to anyone looking for great Italian food at decent prices and great service. Linda our waitress was so nice."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We enjoyed Cafe Zalute. The bread pudding for dessert was excellent. We needed to get in and out quickly to attend a show and were able to enjoy our meal and get out on time."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Just like the last visit the food was excellent and portions were more then enough. I very rarely take food home and so far both visits resulted in a take home container. I would highly recommend Cafe Zalute very almost ant occasion. Me and my wife will continue our valentine celebration at Cafe Zalute for years to come..."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Service was as expected. Room was quite chilly. Although we rsvp'd 5 days in advanced, we were seated at a table with no tablecloth, even though other tables were properly set (confused) For a party of 4, the table was so small we had to consolidate our food to make more room.They were out of several stock items. Stuffed mushrooms were good. Salads and calamari were ok. Lobster bisque was average . Eggplant (just ok) walleye (good..not great) veal (shoulder shrug) chicken (tender, but bland, side of rice…just ok). Desserts were good, bread pudding and chocolate ice cream. I really expected more, and although not awful, just so bland and boring on the food that it won't occur to visit again. So many other exciting places to go."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Great food, very good service, loved the Valentine specials. Appetizers, and entrees were prompt and exactly how we ordered them."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "3 girlfriends and I had a very nice dinner here on Valentine's Day. We all ordered something different and each of us had leftovers to take home. The walleye special was delicious! My friends enjoyed the eggplant Parmesan, talapia and chicken dishes."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Extensive menu with good prices. Everyone was leaving with a dogie bag, us included...they serve very good sized portions & it was nice to have yummy leftovers the next day! Warm bread & garlic knots! Soup or salad with each entree. We stumbled into a really great find of a place! Nice food presentation, too."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "I had a co-worker in from out of town and he happen to be staying at a nearby hotel so this worked out very well. Wine list while not extensive had a very nice selection. The portion were larger that what I expected in comparison to other restaurants I've eaten at; however, that was fine by me. The dinner was very cooked just right so it's a place I would venture to again."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "Had not heard of this place but decided to take a group from work. Everyone enjoyed it very much, the food was great and the price made it a great value."
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "Went there after work and enjoyed our meal; shrimp scampi was outstanding, Veal limone my husband really enjoyed and the linguine with white clam sauce was big enough for two. I would go back again."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "The Blackened Tilapia sandwich is my all-time favorite."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "Been here numerous times and this place never disappoints - just gets better. Extensive menu and I can honestly say that no matter what I order, it is always great. Service is attentive while not overbearing. Very friendly environment. Eggplant Parm is one of my all time favorites and Cafe Zalute has the best. Stuffed artichoke appetizer is a real treat as well. Even with the huge menu, this time we tried an item from the special menu which included spinach lasagna. It was perfect. I would recommend Cafe Zalute for anyone who is looking for a wonderful and reasonably priced dining experience."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "I came on a Friday with a friend. We had stuffed mushrooms & the lobster bisque soup -both very good; for our entree we had the Italian sausage with peppers & potatoes-excellent! For our dessert, we shared the warm bread pudding topped with ice cream - excellent, the best I have ever tasted! Service was very good."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Went for an early NYE dinner. Staff was very friendly. Had the Chicken Francaise - EXCELLENT!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Overall the food was good. Our server although, was just ok. We ordered a bottle of wine that was listed on their holiday special list. When she returned she has a different bottle. I asked her about it and she said we don't carry that. Strange. The food was excellent Our group would highly recommend the salute sampler. It has fresh clams, delicious calamari, stuffed mushrooms and bruschetta."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The food was excellent and plentiful. The service was also very good."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Food was good, but not impressed by the ambiance, the waitress's lack of knowledge, and the retro bar not being open."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "Food was good but service ruined the experience. Waitress rushed us and there was no one waiting to be seated. Was loud and drafty....the space heater just didnt cut it... Would not recommend."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Sat in the bar, didn't really get to see the restaurant. Food was very good. Would go again."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "We were greeted nicely and seated immediately, our server was very attentive. We got baked clams and artichoke hearts as appetizers. Both were good but perhaps just a little heavy on the breading, just personal preference. For entrees we both got veal. Mine was Marsala and my wife had the special Florentine with spinach, red peppers and cheese. They were prepared perfectly and the portion size was generous. We were served hot bread and rolls which were delicious and we ordered a bottle of Chianti. We had a dessert and the total bill was just about $100. Great deal! We'll definitely be back as it is a great neighborhood find."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "We had great food, good service. I would highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "Never had a bad anything at Cafe Zalute. Food is incredible. Nice portions, everything is prepared fresh. Great wine list and cocktails. You owe it to yourself to have dinner here. You will not be disappointed."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "Food was great, service was a bit slow in getting our food out in a timely manner. Overall a good place to gather"
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "Yes, it was sweetest day but that shouldn't be a reason to have such incredibly poor service. We arrived at 6p.m, believing we would be out of there by 7:15 (early dinners never take long - right? wrong). We didn't get out of there until 7:50 - and we had a play to attend at 8. I ordered a second glass of wine at about 6;45 - it never came but was billed to us. I do have to say the only highlight was their lobster bisque soup - it was incredible!"
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "Good food as always. Moderate amount of people. Had dinner inside - nice enough, but prefer outside."
    Dined on 9/27/2013
  • "it was old friends getting together a catching up. The waiter was very couteous and let us just talk and talk and talk . After he got our order he kept refilling glasses ans asking if we needed anything else. We will be back."
    Dined on 8/30/2013
  • "The food is good, the service (not inlcuding the one bus boy as he was the only one working his heart out) was not that great, but it's close to the office and lunch works well there."
    Dined on 8/23/2013
  • "Our meal was fantastic. Our waiter was phenomenal. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 8/21/2013
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. The portions were very generous. We were visiting the area so were unable to take home any leftovers. We had the Chicken Asiago and Italian Sausage and Peppers and Potatoes. We enjoyed the meal very much."
    Dined on 8/16/2013
  • "Great food. Atmosphere a little dated. Very noisy - hard to have a conversation around a large table sometimes."
    Dined on 8/14/2013
  • "Calamari was amazing, and entrees were fantastic. We were shocked at the low cost for a truly remarkable meal."
    Dined on 8/10/2013
  • "Had a great night for eating outside. The wait staff was very polite and efficient, but our waitress, Denise was outstanding. She made the whole evening a wonderful experience. And thanks for the comp dessert."
    Dined on 7/6/2013