Graziano's - Chicago
Graziano's - Chicago

Graziano's - Chicago

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://grazianosrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (847) 647-4096
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Everyday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Steven Demet
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Graziano’s features a variety of banquet and catering packages to suit your tastes and budget. We can accommodate parties from 10 to 100 people in our dining room with our family-style menu. Or, we can deliver items from our extensive catering menu direct to your home or office.
  • Private Party Facilities: We can accommodate parties from 10 to 100 people in our dining room with our family-style menu.
  • Private Party Contact: Steven Demet 847-647-4096x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lehigh
  • Public Transit: The Local Pace bus and the Niles Free Bus stop in front of the restaurant. The Metra stations at Edgebrook and Morton Grove provide convenient rail service.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We maintain a large lighted parking lot with over 200 parking spaces. Parking is never a problem at Graziano's
A word from Graziano's - Chicago
Graziano's is a family style Italian restaurant serving handcrafted foods made from fresh natural ingredients.
We bake our pizzas in an authentic wood-fired brick oven. The combination of apple, cherry and oak hardwoods at temperatures of 700 to 900 degrees make for a distinctive flavor and crisp crust.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Graziano's - Chicago reviews from OpenTable diners
67 reviews since July 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (44)neighborhood gem (40)kid-friendly (34)great for lunch (31)fit for foodies (26)special occasion (21)great for brunch (6)late-night find (6)romantic (4)notable wine list (3)hot spot (2)great for outdoor dining (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Highly recommended!
    Maguita
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    I've been a repeat customer and this place hasn't let me down. The ambience, friendliness are great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent
    Gold1
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Food at Graziano's is always consistent in quality and the staff very friendly. Surprisingly busy for a Tuesday night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing more and more
    MellenVIP
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Once upon a time this was the place to go, over the last couple of years the time we have come here we have been really disappointed, mostly with the service more than the food, almost to the point of leaving before our food has arrived because it has just been that bad. This time we chose to come here to support a local school's fundraiser, it is great that this restaurant supports the local schools and organizations needing to raise money on the positive side. From check-in, the host sat my child without me and made an assumption we were a party of four for some reason, we were not and had a reservation which we were never asked for to the young waiter who didn't know what the specials were or the difference between wine types.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Eat here often
    KRM14VIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Eat here often, always enjoy, for business or pleasure
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Service!
    Lindseyfoods
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Food was good and servings were generous. Setting is crowded and noisy, but not too loud to hear your dining partners. Service was great! Definitely will return! Love the vegan options!! Would love to see more options. Received bruschetta on the house for making an open table reservation! Very generous, (wish it had been vegan!)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Decided to eat a lighter portion so I ordered a half size entrée and a bowl of soup. The soup never came before my entree arrived. When the server came around to ask how everything was I mentioned that there was no soup. She offered to bring it or I could take it home. I declined for both. Instead of adjusting the bill or offering complimentary dessert she did nothing. The place was half occupied so it wasn't like it was a madhouse
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a good choice!
    foodgrrl
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I've been going to Graziano's with family and friends for years, and I've never had a bad meal or a bad experience. I love their salad bowl--simple, delicious, with a wonderful creamy Italian dressing. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent !
    Leisurediningfor2
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Great to celebrate special events such as birthdays, graduations etc.. Staffs are extremely courteous and friendly. Love the bottomless house salads. Overall food is yummy and portion is very generous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice
    muki75le
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    It was my first time here and I only have the best things to say. I had pizza from the brick oven and it was amazing, but in the other hand my wife didn't like her pasta dish so much. Within a minute manager was at our table and him and the waitress Andrea did their best to make us happy. We even received complimentary dessert. Stuff is very nice, food is awesome. We will come back to this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious!
    Delicious
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I came with my husband on date night♡ we received a complimentary appetizer,which was very delicious and our main course came out relatively fast. Definitely will recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Good
    Gold1
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Food and service are always spot-on and the portions are large enough to share, and then share again the next day!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always wonderful
    HeyJudeVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Very reliable in giving a wonderful value. So glad to have them in our neighborhood area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just okay
    Glvw0414
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The facility is quite noisy and conversation is difficult. Menu has variety. Food is nothing spectacular but not horrible. Service was a bit slow. Prices seemed a bit high for the overall experience.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My Favorite Restaurant
    Renee23
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Graziano's never disappoints! I love the food and the ambiance. What a nice surprise to receive a free bruschetta appetizer. Service can improve, but I think some of the staff are in training so no big deal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • mediocre
    cclark
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We order carry out on a regular basis. This was our first visit since the remodeling. We were disappointed to see that the interior was basically same, really noisy room. Our waitress, Nicole, was a very nice girl. It appeared that she was fairly new to waitressing and/or Graziano's. We both tried one of the Specials. The pasta with Veggie meatballs was good. The agnolotti with chicken, spinach and mushrooms was OK. The pasta was tough. The filling texture was off putting due to the chicken chunks and large pieces of lemon rind. We will order or visit there again but will stick with our favorites.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • treated well
    mpj7010
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We had a wonderful evening. We were celebrating my brother's birthday and we were treated very well by everyone at the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, pleasant surroundings!
    eatoutmore
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Gracious greeting, wait staff very friendly. Food delicious. Keeps me coming back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Business Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I dined at Graziano's for a business lunch. It's a great place with good food and a good environment. Try it out!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Eggplant Parm salad
    HeyJudeVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Delicious as usual. They had a special of an eggplant parm salad which was really good this time. I hope they make it available routinely!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    I took a (small) group of children to Graziano's as a social group outing. The entire staff could not have been more friendly and helpful. They were so patient and understanding with the kiddos. We have been doing this outing annually for a few years now and Graziano's has never let us down!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently good
    HeyJudeVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I have eaten here numerous times and have also ordered catering trays from them a couple of times. Their food is consistently good at a reasonable price. The place is quite large and rather industrial. There is a large back room area where they can handle large groups easily, a bar with a view of their brick fire pizza oven, and a main dining room with tables and some very comfortable booths. They have a large menu. Individual pizzas are huge, so plan to share. Salads are fresh. Sandwiches are large. You won't go away hungry! They have delicious pasta dishes, great wood roasted chicken and more. Service is good. Accessible throughout, including bathrooms
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food!
    Carrie
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Graziano's is our neighborhood 'go to' restaurant. The food is always delicious, we especially love the salad that comes with the meal. We've brought many out of town guests here and when they come back to visit us, always want to go back to Graziano's. They have a great regular food menu and the daily specials are also great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place!
    luv2eatout
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Loved the food, the service and great parking! During high lunch time a bit noisy, but to be expected as the number of diners increased. We were visiting with someone we hadn't seen in along time. Never felt rushed to order or to finish up in spite of the lunch crowd. Great gathering place!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 44 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 373 reviews are from the Graziano's - Chicago reviews archive.
  • good food
    cjdiner
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We had a pleasant lunch for a friend's going away party. We had great salads and pizzas.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    The house salad is outstanding. We were seated at a round table which was great for conversation. There were six in our party.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My husband Bday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    OMG for my husband Bday I toke him for the first time & our 6 adults kids they loves it,& eta salad all nite, aver all we had a great time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • social1VIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Convenient location, parking, always good food and good service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GOOD FOOD/GREAT VALUE
    Edna09VIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Fresh salads - never ending bowl, great chicken marsala - yumm - great value. You can order 1/2 entree or full order.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dependable
    Gold1
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Graziano's has consistently good food (with very ample serving size) and excellent service. Good value as well.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad food
    RobertVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    If you like over-cooked chicken and very large portions of pasta, this is the place to go. All of our food was terrible. I would definitely not go back.
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  • Great expierence
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    We got there a little before the lunch rush and boy was it a rush!! the service and food was still delivered on time even though the place was hopping. Great food. I got the turkey club which I was worried about because Italian places are not known for their club sandwiches. huge serving sizes we nice size.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Wasn't that thrilled with the food... cesar salad was very bland very little dressing and just lettuce with a few croutons. My pasta was drenched in cream sauce, although it was tasty it wasn't very appealing and I had to scrape off alot of the sauce. Been there before and thought it was good but don't think I'll be back - too many other good restaurants around
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • GREAT FOOD
    Edna09VIP
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    Food was great and restaurant wasn't that expensive since you can order half orders. They also offer the "never ending salad/soup" bowl. Will definately go back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Review from a restaurant expert
    Expert
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Professionally run establishment, excellent food, reasonable prices, good selection and caring service. frequented this restaurant several times and shall continue doing so.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Foodluvr
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    The food was good but rather pricey! The chefs making the pizza were very friendly and even gave my younger brother a ball of pizza dough to play with himself. The waitress didn't know her information very well and said the 16 inch pizza fed 2 people. This was definitely not the case it was huge and could easily feed 4, we would have been fine with the 10 inch pizza. The waitress really made my entire family feel rushed. She came back too often and too quick. She took our plates away without asking quite often. If it wasn't for the mandatory 18% tip for our group size our tip would certainly not have been as high. The service did not warrant it whatsoever.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Can't Miss Graziano's
    KalelChase
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Give yourself a treat and get some grub at this fantastic Italian eatery. The house dressing is addictive and they have great pasta dishes.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Graziano's Always good
    JohnW
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I have been eating at Graziano's since the year it opened and it is always good.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gone Downhill
    Sixpac
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Been eating here occasionally since they opened, because it's near my Mom's house & she liked it. I've noticed in the past couple of years that things have been going downhill in regards to food quality. Their food used to be really good (not quite great), but now it's become bad & bland. Overcooked, dry chicken.- really bland sauce & dry Veal, combined with poor, slow service has now put this restaurant on the "Do not return" list.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun place, good food
    WannabetastyVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Grazianos is always reliable for food and service. If you have kids, go early. If you don't have kids, go late for a quieter meal.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • waitress was horrible
    luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Took 20 minutes for waitress to take our order and another 20 minutes just to get silverware. Noise level was extremely loud. Overall a very irritating dinner
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall