Chicago Prime Italian
Chicago Prime Italian

Chicago Prime Italian

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.chicagoprimeitalian.com/
  • Phone: 8472401414
  • 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 7733259700
  • Special Events: 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Chicago Prime Italian reviews from OpenTable diners
103 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (47)good for groups (44)great for outdoor dining (37)fit for foodies (33)neighborhood gem (32)great for lunch (27)romantic (25)notable wine list (17)vibrant bar scene (16)kid-friendly (11)late-night find (5)hot spot (5)great for brunch (4)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Fabulous experience...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Went to Chicago Prime Italian for the first time though I've been to Chicago Prime a few times. It did not disappoint. Went with a small group for an intimate birthday dinner. The owner is onsite and a huge presence which results in superb service. Good selection on the menu - steaks, pasta and seafood. Everyone in my group raved about their food. Would highly recommend...
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the place
    ally17
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I love the buffet. We had it twice and I love the pasta both times. I wanted to try the portabella sandwich but can't seen to move away from the buffet. Also I don't really life raw tomatoes but a few weeks ago I tried the tomatoes,red onion and cheese salad. It was so good I've actually went back for more tomatoes salad. I still don't really like tomatoes.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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  • Snogie
    Snogie
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    It was really great. I took two friends for on a Saturday night. They had never been there before and really loved food and the service. Also the bar and entertainmnet. It was great.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great service
    Lunch
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Very nice selection of lunch specials. We opted for something new which is the lunch time buffet. Great selections of appetizers, fish, chicken, pastas, veggies which were green beans done perfectly, and great desserts. Always replenished. Would go back again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • I was underwhelmed
    HappyCamperVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I had high hopes but found the food lacking-nothing great. In their defense, we had the buffet, but still the most outstanding thing was the caprese salad. I think Chicago Prime is terrific but Chicago Prime Italian needs to step up their game to compete with Wildfire (right next door).
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    great for lunch
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  • I make better spagetti & meatballs
    janski
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The other couple that we were with ordered spagetti & meatballs. I tasted one of the meatballs & it tasted like sawdust! Since my friend & I are of Italian descent we are a little critical on meatballs. I thought the shrimp dejonge was a little pricey for six shrimps. I wouldn't say that they have authentic Italian food. The service was attentive. I have been to Chicago Prime & I was happy with their food. For Italian food, I got to say I was a little disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Lovely evening
    kristib
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We went to celebrate my son's 18th birthday and had a wonderful time! The eggplant salad was awesome and the desserts were amazing too.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable dinner
    BobbieVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My husband and I ate there last Saturday night. The warm, crunchy bread with oil was a wonderful way to start the meal. I had salmon Vesuvio which was very flavorful. My husband had the combo dish of chicken parmiagna, eggplant and sausage. He thought it was good, but would probably not order it again. The minestrone soup was very spicy. We would recommend this restaurant to ur friends.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A pleasant surprise
    Great
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I liked the food and the service. I would have liked to see more vegetarian variety. The manager stopped by our table and bought us drinks. I really appreciated that. He said next time I come, he can have something else made for me.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • one time event
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    sad to say, we won't be returning. We ate at the old Italian establishment that was at this location, and thought it worth a shot to try the new owners. WE love Chicago Prime Steakhouse-so how could we go wrong, right? The food was not up to the standards of this name. If compared to fast food, sure this was better. But at this price level, the food needed help. I had veal parm, and the veal breading was not crisp but mushy and covered in too much cheese. I was not impressed with the sauces. Now the service was excellent. Maybe if they revamp a few recipes, all will be fine.
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  • Wonderful Experience
    Diner
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We were here on Saturday night. Food was delicious. We both had the veal and it was the best veal we ever had. Great atmosphere our waiter was very professional and attentive and impeccable. We will definitely be back. Best restaurant in the Schaumburg area !!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outdoor dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We enjoyed the beautiful patio on a Saturday evening. Our server was Marco, and he was excellent - very personable and made great recommendations. The wine list is well thought-out, with good wines in every price range. I had the salmon, my husband ordered the walleye pike, and we thought both entrees were delicious. Portion sizes were very generous, and soup or salad are included.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Portions are gigantic!
    Rista1313
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Went here with a group as a last minute decision and we were able to get in no problem. The food was really good and the portions were GIGANTIC! Our waitress was great handling the big group of 10-12 and I didn't have any complaints. I did find the loud karaoke bar singing to be strange for a nice romantic restaurant though. Not bad (thank goodness) just louder than one would expect at a nice italian restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food and service...
    hungry
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    But lacked any ambiance. My wife and I went for our anniversary but it was way too loud to carry on a normal conversation. Our waitress was awesome and the food was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We'll return
    Sandim25VIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    This was a first visit for most. Everything was pretty good but needs some tweaks to be great. They have a patio, our favorite for summer dining. We'll give it another try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, Service, Just Too Loud!
    LSid
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Really good food. The service is excellent. Would highly recommend if I was able to hear the person talking to me across the table.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, slower service...
    Nickname
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Great portions of food. Server should bring chees out with meal, instead of asking you then having to come back. Had to ask 3 times for the cheese. The who said he would come back with it, never did. Loud in there. Maybe they can hang some noise dampening curtains in there.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great italian foot
    seasoneddiners
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Would definitely go back for the great Italian dishes. Our appetizer, salads and entrees were served much too fast. Would return for the food but definitely would let our waiter know next time that we don't want to be in and out within 45 minutes.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awsome!
    ChicagoPrimeFan
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    First time here and was thoroughly pleased to see that the food and service was Awesome. It is nice to see that A.J. has continued to provide the same level of service that goes with the Chicago Prime name.
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    kid-friendly, fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Business Dinner
    Iceman
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Great service ! Food was great also! Our only complaint was the loud music from the bar made business chat a problem. It was too loud! Other than that it was very nice.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Great Experience
    DavidandPattiVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    My wife and I recently returned to the Chicago Prime Italian restaurant and they continue to refine and perfect their operation. Great food and great atmosphere combine for a very pleasurable dining experience. Our server was very attentive and the service overall was very efficient. I'd highly recommend this restaurant and we have definitely added it to our favorites list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely Birthday Dinner
    Mammo
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We enjoyed the food and had plenty of left overs to enjoy it again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Excellent food, great atmosphere,very friendly staff
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Veal dishes
    fussy
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The waitress was excellent(party of ten). She was quick, friendly and attentive. Veal Parm, Veal Marsala was loaded with mushrooms, also the Filet was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing dining experience
    millmeisterVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    A totally underwhelming experience. Food was not very good (less crab than filler in the crab cake special), dry lasagna with no sauce and not edible, service that was erratic. Noise level quite high for such a somber interior. Will not go back.
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  • Still Very Good!
    DemetriVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Changed hands, but did not change the atmosphere, or the food. Almost the same menu as before (Rosebud Old World Italian), at higher prices, but you get a cup of soup or side salad now. The on-line menu on OpenTable needs to be updated. The portions are large, the taste is bold, the wine selection is great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • wonderful
    alwaysabouthefood
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Celebrated friend' s birthday...her comments were wonderful, good food, good wine. We always enjoy the eggplant salad
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    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad Service can Kill a restaurant
    BobCVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    After taking over the old Rosebud site one may think the owners would strive to surpass or at least maintain the level of service of the previous owners. Food alone does not make a 5 star restaurant, there are hundreds of Italian Joints in Chicago.
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  • One of our favorites for Italian
    Sharon
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Sat in main dinning room, where noise level is better then bar area. Ordered some specials on menu and enjoyed a lovely meal. Chef prepared item not on menu, that was on Rosebud's menu before being sold.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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  • Chicago Prime Italian
    Gberg19OpenTableReviews
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Chicago Prime Italian catered to my special request for patio. I had a party of 11 of my favorite people, and the servers were so accommodating, friendly, and wonderful. We were able to sit & talk, not feeling rushed to open the table for another party. The food was a nice blend of Italian dishes, which everyone enjoyed (lasagna could be tweaked). Would not hesitate to refer Chicago Prime Italian, and plan to go back. Thank You! G Bergstrom
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    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    You need to try the eggplant salad. It was a wonderful surprise. It can be shared with four people. All pasta and meat was cooked perfectly. I would definitely recommend this place.
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    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Love it!
    Jeanne
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The food is great here - fish salad is my favorite. Pastas are wonderful. The service was terrific! My second time here and I will definitely be back. Our waitress was so accommodating as people kept joining our party during the evening.
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    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just OK
    BBCHI
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We went here with a group of 11 for Father's Day. Our table was a bit small for the amount of people we had, but it was ready on time. Service is SLOW. Our waitress was nice, just in no rush. I had the shrimp risotto which I thought was decent. Husband had the chicken vesuvio and he thought it was not as flavorful as other's he'd had. Overall, nothing special.
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  • GREAT Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    This was our second time at Chicago prime Italian. We ordered all different things and the food was delicious. We truly enjoy the great flavors and large menu.
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    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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  • Fantastic food as usual!
    CN29
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    This is the 4th time we've dined here and it never disappoints. The appetizers- shrimp and eggplant salad- were outstanding. The grouper fish special, skirt steak, and pasta dishes were amazing as well. Attentive staff and great outdoor eating. We will be back!!
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    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JesseK
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    This was our first time back since it was rosebud, and wow what a change. They did an exquisite job renovating the restaurant. The also have a beautiful patio that has full service dining. We were promptly sat our reservation time. We started with the shrimp dejogne, a dish that is simple to overcook, but they NAILED it. We split the eggplant salad, big enough to share, very tasty. For emtrees we did the veal saltimbocca and the pork chops calabrese. Both outstanding dishes, and generous portions. For dessert went standard tiramisu, however it was one of the better I've had. Clearly made in house, and a must for any tiramasu fan. Great time, will be back
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    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Spot!
    kroxs
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    So, this was the first time for us at this little gem, and we were not disappointed at all! The food was prepared well, and our server Kelly was great! My tilapia was huge, as are all the portions. Great night at a great new spot!
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    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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  • Fabulous
    lucky
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Was a great dining experience. Four of us dined and all had different meals. All four meals were fantastic and enough to bring leftovers home for a second meal for all of us. The service was also excellent and a great dessert menu as well. Totally and completely satisfied and would definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    WOW, lovely place, good service, would highly recommend.
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  • Hhhz
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    The dining room was lovely and the food was excellent. One of the owners came over and we mentioned that we were celebrating our daughter getting into grad school in a very competitive field. To our surprise he sent over a free dessert to share. It was a very nice and totally unexpected treat. I also love when the waiters take your leftover food away from the table and wrap it for you. We would definitely go back.
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    great for lunch
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