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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Chicago Prime Italian reviews from OpenTable diners
110 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (54)good for groups (50)great for lunch (42)great for outdoor dining (41)neighborhood gem (35)fit for foodies (35)romantic (29)notable wine list (19)vibrant bar scene (16)kid-friendly (12)great for brunch (4)late-night find (4)hot spot (4)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Never go back
    luvgoodfood
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The service was absolutely terrible. We had a party of 7 people. We had to ask for someone to come clear are dirty dishes. The waitress was terrible. The manager could see we were all disgusted and came over to ask. I would not recommend this restaurant and will not return. Unfortunatly it was my mom's 80th bday that we were celebrating and the experience of the restaurant put a damper on the evening.
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  • Wow! Huge portions!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    My husband and I stopped in midweek for lunch. There was a fantastic lunch buffet at a very reasonable price of $15 for several appetizer, entrees, veggies AND dessert. We opted to order off the menu. The veal parmesan lunch was so large and included pasta. We took home two containers and had lunch for the next day. We tried the cheesecake and cannoli for dessert. The cannoli was delicious. The cheesecake was not your typical cream cheese recipe, rather it seemed to be made of a sweetened ricotta cheese. Being a NY dense cheesecake lover it didn't hit the mark for us. But to it's credit... it was a good light version! Service here can be hit or miss. I've had a very good server and a "meh" server at different visits.
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    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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  • Buffet is a Good Value
    HappyCamperVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This is my 3rd visit and every time the items on the buffet have varied. They always have fruit and caprese salad but the main courses have differed. My husband said the ribs were delicious. I had the Caprese Flatbread Sandwich which was good, and too large to eat in one sitting. Our friend had the Flatbread with Tomatoes & Cheese and said is was excellent as well. It is hard to beat a $15 lunch that includes a beverage and dessert!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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  • You will love this restaurant
    Lunch
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Been here for lunch several times and can only say the the food, service , location are great. Great interioro area and the bar area is very inviting with rich warm woods. Great place to try and enjoy your favorite Italian specialities. Desserts are very good too.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • soup was awesome
    ally17
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Yes, it was the eggplant soup. it was amazing. our bartender, L, recommened it and she was absolutely right. crabcakes sandwich was awesome as well.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good eats
    Davecamaro
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Dined there for lunch recently and had the chicken prosciutto. Delicious only complaint were the noodles were a bit too al dente. Looking forward to exploring their menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience!
    Signo
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Food was excellent, service was great, would definitely come again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Had a good lunch experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Stopped in for lunch and had a very good overall experience. The service was quick and friendly. I wanted a fairly light lunch and had a great seafood fish salad. Will most surely be going back for lunch and dinner at some point. The service and food were both better than expected
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Haven't been for dinner, but if it is as good as lunch was, that's great. Good service and broad menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Eggplant Salad was Exceptional
    HappyCamperVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    I love Eggplant-and I know not everyone does! However, I recommend you try their Eggplant Salad. It looks like a BLT, but instead of bread, they use thinly sliced fried Eggplant, along with tomatoes, mozzarella cheese and arugula-what a divine combination! I was told that the Blackened Chicken Caesar salad was just OK so I guess I picked the right item to order for lunch.
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    great for lunch
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  • terrific
    Jimschoices
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Raised in an Italian household, I am critical of most Italian restaurants not really filling the bill. I now have a new lunch favorite ! ( I haven't had the chance to try dinner yet ) The service was friendly and efficient. I tried the lunch buffet.....each item I tried was so tasteful and perfectly prepared. I will return...again , and again.
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    great for lunch
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  • Buffet lunch
    Buffet
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    We enjoyed our lunch. The food was very tasty but because we came in after 1pm the buffet was not hot. It was only Luke warm, other than that, it was very good. Buffet is a good idea for neighboring working people because their lunch time is limited. Will definitely go back again.buffet
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous experience...
    FrekyjineJuneCleaver
    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.
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    great for lunch
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  • Great for lunch!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I haven't been here for dinner, but the lunch is fantastic. They just started having a $15 lunch buffet that is worth every penny! Always a nice selection of entrees and there is always fried calamari on the buffet which is DELISH (and my favorite)! The outdoor patio is nice too. Staff is always friendly. You can't beat it!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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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    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.
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    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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    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.
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    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    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.
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    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.
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    great for outdoor dining
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    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.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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  • 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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    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.
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    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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  • 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.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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  • Lovely Birthday Dinner
    Mammo
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We enjoyed the food and had plenty of left overs to enjoy it again.
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    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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    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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    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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  • 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.