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Chicago Prime Italian
Chicago Prime Italian

Chicago Prime Italian Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.chicagoprimeitalian.com
  • Email: AJ@ChicagoPrimeItalian.com
  • Phone: (847) 240-1414
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm, Friday and Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm, Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: On-site and off-site is available. For more information or to consult with an event coordinator, call 847-240-1414
  • Private Party Facilities: The elegant décor of multiple dining rooms provides a warm and inviting atmosphere and the perfect backdrop for Chicago Prime Italian's celebrated cuisine. Extensive lunch and dinner menus feature fresh salads, thin crust pizzas, seafood, chops, and generous portions of our renowned house made pastas.
  • Private Party Contact: Phyllis DeGeorge (773) 325-9700
  • Special Events & Promotions: Please contact Lisa at www.chicagoprimeitalian.com for info on private/special events. Or call 847-240-1414.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Meacham Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: The restaurant has a spacious, free parking lot and street parking is also available.
A word from Chicago Prime Italian
Chicago Prime Italian brings a taste of Little Italy to the heart of the Northwest suburbs. The restaurant’s elegant décor captures Chicago Prime's rich history and presents the perfect backdrop for its celebrated Italian cuisine. Multiple dining rooms provide a warm and inviting atmosphere from oversized windows framed by lush curtains, hard word floors, a cozy fireplace in one of two private dining rooms and a magnificent chandelier in the main dining room, each space has its own unique character. The extensive lunch and dinner menus feature the most beloved, best selling dishes including fresh salads, thin crust pizzas, seafood, chops, and of course generous portions of renowned house made pastas. Charming and fast paced by day, elegant and relaxing by night. Join Chicago Prime Italian to celebrate a special occasion or escape for a quick bite with colleagues at lunch time.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Met some friends of ours. Service was good, food was very good. Less noisy toward the back so we asked to change tables. Nice overall experience."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Our dining club went there and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We were a large group and the waitress handled the group and delivered great service even though we required individual checks. She was very patient with the group when she had to repeat things several times. In summary great food and service!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Very similar to the rosebud but a little more expensive but the quality is still there. Definitely one of my go to's in the suburbs."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "service was excellent, food tasty and abundant and prices reasonable."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Everything was exceptional. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for a special occasion unless you have the funds to spend over $200 a night. Nice for a once in while but a bit pricey for frequent visits, but definitely worth your time."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Had excellent food with candlewood dinner. Will definitely try going here again...."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We in main dining room but the bar had live music which was fun to be able to hear. The food was good.... I've had a better steal and the pork chops were tasty but dry. By far, the service was the best we have received in years ANYWHERE. We told the manager about the service because I wanted to let them know they really were outstanding."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Nothing special about the restaurant. Prices were about average which was appropriate for the average food. Waiter was hard to understand due to accent, and his service was average. Tried the chicken marsala (my personal favorite in an Italian Restaurant) and it tasted like unseasoned boiled chicken served under a tasty marsala sauce. Lots of other Italian restauants available in the northwest suburbs that are better. Maybe things will improve the longer they are open. I expected more from a Chicago Prime restaurant."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "very disappointing ordered fried calamari app it was chewy and cocktail sauce was tasteless. We ordered tilapia that was fishy tasting. It tasted like it had been in the freezer to long. It definitely was not fresh as stated on the menu. The couple that was with ordered chicken parm it was also tasteless. I ordered a martini straight up. The martini class can half filled. For 12 dollars you should get a solid pour All and all it was a disappointing dining experience for a hefty price."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our meal... Can't wait to come back for more delicious food"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Have been looking for a nice Italian restaurant since our local favorite closed a few years ago. We felt very welcome from the moment we arrived. Everyone from the bartender to to the host, bus boys and waitress was very pleasant. My request to be seated in a quiet section was honored. The cozy room where we sat close to the fireplace was lovely and much more quiet than the main room. I ordered the eggplant Parmesan, which was delicious, prepared in the traditional way just as I like it. Our friends had grouper which they enjoyed as well. My husband asked that the pork chops he ordered be prepared mild rather than spicy. They were still too spicy and he said he would not order them again. We will definitely return to this restaurant."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Wow! Melissa our server was a delight and very knowledgable of the food options - including the way items were prepared - love that! The chef is out to impress and succeeded! He even came to our table to thank us for thanking "them" for such a delicious dinner! The cod special was to die for and the eggplant salad - plenty for two - is still a fond memory! Can't wait to go back! Another note worthy comment - you can have a normal volume conversation at your dining table and you're not sitting on top of the people at the next table over - that's another plus in my book! Don't miss this dining option in Schaumburg! Bon appetit!!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Here are our suggestions for improvement since we want this restaurant to succeed: 1. Hire some older wait staff. It is admirable that you kept the same staff from the former Rosebud, but these young wait staff seemed so HYPER, rushed, and disorganized. 2. Remove the heavy, distasteful sauce from the lamb chops. Just serve grilled lamb chops like we enjoy at Chicago Prime. 3. Improve the quality of the eggplant parmagian. It was mediocre at best. 4. Install some dividers to create private booths. We sat along the wall near the kitchen and could hear the conversation of the people sitting next to us. A more intimate, private setting for diners is suggested."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Everything was delicious and I would highly recommend going to Chicago Prime Italian for a great steak or Italian dish!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The portions are huge! I had enough to bring home for another meal."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Too expensive. Italian opera music too loud. Couldn't talk to one another when it was on. Food was just o.k..taste is just like every other Italian restaurant on every corner."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "I made reservations for 6 of us, long time friends that haven't seen each other for a long time. None of us have ate at this restaurant and we found it an exceptional place for dinner. There was a lot of variety on the menu to satisfy several people. Our waiter was attentive without being overbearing. Overall, an enjoyable evening and experience."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • ".We went online and made a reservation for Rosebud in Schaumburg. When we couldn't find the restaurant we called the number and were connected to Chicago Prime. I said we had a reservation for Rosebud and we were told it was out of business. I expressed surprise since we had made the reservation and the girl repeated that the Schaumburg restaurant was closed. Never were we told the reservation would be honored by Chicago Prime. Because of this experience I would never even consider eating there"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Great salads, pasta and risotto . Grilled romaine salad and chopped salads were outstanding."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "The food was very good and service was also good. I would recommend going here."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We were a party of 10 with a reservation at 6:00 pm on a Saturday night. We were seated at the appropriate time. Food was good. Tables are a bit close together and noise level is very high. Service was very good and server was very attentive. It did seem to take a while for food to come out so keep this in mind if you have children with you."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I originally made reservations to rosebud restaurant for Valentine's day. I got a call two days before dinner confirming reservations to Chicago prime Italian. So wasn't to thrilled about the sudden change in ownership but figured we had no choice since no time to make reservations elsewhere. Once there, the atmosphere was nice and they had table ready for us. We started with bruschetta which was good. Had the cchicken Vesuvio and she had the chicken alfredo with pasta. The Alfredo was good. Very nice restaurant and will possibly go back. Like how the managers walk around and see how things are with customers, shows good pride in establishment to me."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The restaurants name changed, but all the familiar faces are still in place. Unfortunately so is the noise level. We have been enjoying this restaurant for many years and especially enjoy sitting outside to eat on the enclosed patio. With that said ,sitting inside and watching the snow fall while eating good food has it's merits also. We sat next to the outside wall of restaurant and had to keep our coats close in hand and the noise level with Valentine's day celebrations going on, it was hard to hear each other speak. We enjoyed a wonderful meal and great wait staff. I hope with new owners this will not change."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Your better off going to Macaroni Grill or Olive Garden, at least they would respect that their food is so, so and not as expensive. When, I spend a good amount of money I expect quality and not a so so place. The chicken was dry and there was no flavor. I went to Rosebud Downtown and loved the food and wanted to try Rosebud in Schaumburg, but found out it switched owners and I am not familiar with the food at Rosebud in Schaumburg , but the food at Italian Prime was bland and expensive and I repeat expensive, because I did not feel I got my moneys worth, in taste and experience. Looked like an old banquet hall with worse food. I definitely would not recommend this place to anyone that I care for."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Food was good and service pleasant and let us take our time. Very relaxed. We'll be back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Best Bruchetta I've ever had, delicious, tasty and not all that hard to eat. Service by Marco was top notch, always there when we needed him. Great meal."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We thought we were going to Rosebud for dinner, but this place is now under new ownership. Still has Italian along with Prime Cuts. We had a great waitress and a good meal. The pork chops were fantastic. My wife had gotten Pasta with Vodka Sauce, but she preferred my chops. We'll be back to share pork chops and a decently price bottle of wine."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We were at Chicago Prime Italian on Valentine's Day with another couple. All of our meals were EXCELLENT!! We were seated right away. Our server was excellent, recommendation was right on. It was not over booked. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I made a reservation for Rosebud for valentines day on 1/31/14. I got a call a day before valentines day saying they are no longer rosebud but Chicago Prime Italian. Being the day before, I didn't have the ability to make the reservation elsewhere. I find it ridiculous I get a call the day before when I made the reservation over 2 weeks before. I arrive at the restaurant forced to use valet because there is no parking, the valet sign says complimentary but I am told its $5, the menu is $4-$5 more expensive per item than rosebud, not even close in quality as rosebud, smallest stuffed clams I have ever received, rushed service, and stuck in a small corner very close to another couple. $100 for a horrible experience and valentines day."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "All the entrees were prepared perfectly and enjoyed by all. We went early on Saturday (5:45) and got right in. By the time we left it was packed. Service was very good and managers stopped by a couple of times to check on everything. Overall great experience."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Before we even got to this restaurant, we got a call letting us know that this Rosebud location will not accept gift certificates. When you arrive, there are signs everywhere stating this. Not sure on the reasoning behind this, but I find it very strange. The waitress was pleasant and helpful. The restaurant is decorated nicely. The food, however, disappoints. There were 10 of us in our party and at least 4 of us were unhappy with our food. My dish was not as described on the menu and it was horrible tasting. We will not be returning."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Loud (can barely order your food loud) mediocre service. Salads with wrong dressing, salad with no dressing, ran out of a specific wine. Top item they refused to take Rosebud gift card stating hey had changed owners. Resulting in discussion with manager that reinstated the card. I assume they are simply trying to play their customers for chumps."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We were able to get a last minute reservation. It was my first time at Rosebud, but my dinner companion had been there many times. She ordered their Brick Chicken and shared some with me. It was outstanding. I also loved the wonderful fruity flavor of the olive oil for dipping our bread. I ordered spaghetti and meatballs, which were OK. We had difficulty exiting at the end of our meal because the tables were so close together. Since it was my first time there, I am not sure if it is always like that. They are in the process of remodeling and will open in two weeks as Chicago Prime Italian Restaurant."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "I'm sure if we had come here earlier in the evening, it would have been busier and felt more intimate. Bur we arrived about an hour before closing and were seated in a large booth that faced outward to an empty restaurant. (Not too cozy- as I had picked this for a romantic dinner with my husband). The service was extremely good, but we were a little disappointed in the food. I got the Eggplant Parmesan, which I liked; my husband got the Veal Milanese, which he did not like at all. I rarely see him leave food on his plate, but he quit at about half and said it had an "off" taste and couldn't eat any more."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "As usual , we had s lovely evening at Roaebud. I usually get the brick chicken.... Soooo good. My husband got the skirt steak calabrese, He loved it. He hopes it becomes a regular On the menu! Great service!!!!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "My friend and I ordered the lunch special which was the fresh fish of the day, Sea bass. Little did I know it was $47 for the lunch special and the portion size would have fed 3 people! Way too much money for lunch and way to much fish for one person to consume. Very disappointed in this restaurant."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Service and food was not as good as on previous visits. This was one of our favorite restaurants. Also was not happy that I could not use my gift cards that I had purchased at this Rosebud restaurant. I was told the computer system was down. I came to find out that the restaurant had been sold and the gift cards cannot be used for this Rosebud restaurant."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "We typically adore Rosebud, but this location really let us down. I had received some gift cards for the holidays (like I said, I adore Rosebud), and brought a group for dinner. We ordered appetizers, and our server gave us time to peruse the wine list. She came back to take our drink order, then mentioned, "If you have gift cards, we're not taking them tonight. Our system is down." Um...WHAT?! Isn't this something that customers should know when they sit down? She informed us that the system had been down all week. I would have appreciated seeing that on the website, then. We told her that yes, we had gift cards, and she apologised. I'm sure the food was good, but I was too angry to enjoy it."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "We have been going to this place many times with no problem until recently. I ordered penne pasta which was overcooked and the sauce was a little off in taste. The brick chicken was excellent, but pricey. They also are a little pricey compared to other local Italian places on certain items. Overall it is a good restarant, but they need to be attentive to their pasta times. The manager did come around to ask if all was well. I should at the time told him about this. Otherwise, the service was excellent. Their soup was excellent and priced right."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "I took my wife here for New Years Eve. I had only been to the Rose Bud in downtown Chicago and was expecting an experience like that one. Quiet and romantic. Instead it was very loud and the staff kept bumping into me and my chair. If you can't get through hire some thinner people or don't jam so many table into a small area. I won't be returning to this location anytime soon."
    Dined on 12/31/2013