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Palermo's 95th Fine Italian Cuisine

Palermo's 95th Fine Italian Cuisine Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.palermos95th.com
  • Phone: (708) 425-6262
  • Hours of Operation: Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday: 11am - 10:30pm: Friday and Saturday: 11 am - 10:30 pm; Sunday: 1pm - 10pm. Closed Tuesdays.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizzeria, Sicilian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please call for details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Please call for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Maureen (708) 425-6262 x321
  • Special Events & Promotions: Please call Dorothy Bauer our Banquet Manager at 780-425-6262 Ext.321

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 1/2 block west of Cicero Ave.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet and private parking is available.
A word from Palermo's 95th Fine Italian Cuisine
For outstanding Italian cuisine, look no further than Palermo's 95th. This family run, award winning restaurant specializes in authentic veal, steak, pasta, and fresh seafood creations for lunch and dinner. Established in 1961 by Ben and Nina Calderone, the family tradition still continues thru their sons, Anthony and William. Sherman Kaplen of WBBM radio says, "Palermo's 95th is a true diamond among the southwest side Italian restaurants!" The grilled shrimp and calamari and the 8-finger cavetelli are outstanding. Plus check out their extensive wine and martini list. Featured on WTTW Check Please! Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "My experience at this restaurant was hardly remarkable. I started by making a 7:30 dinner reservation for two. We showed up on time, but were not seated for another 30 minutes. In fact, everyone else in the waiting area was seated before we were. I guess a "reservation" at this restaurant is little better than showing up and putting your name on the list. After finally being seated, the service was acceptable and the food was decent. The server did a good job and made sure we were taken care of. Overall, I was not really impressed by this restaurant. I feel like I can get the same food elsewhere for better or similar prices--perhaps at a restaurant where a reservation actually means they hold a table for you."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Good location, good food, the waitress was friendly, and the parking is ample with a complimentary valet."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We love dining at Palermo's! There are so many delicious choices on the menu, it is hard to make a decision. From appetizers to dinners and desserts, from sandwiches to pizza and cocktails and then there is the hot bread, olive oil, and cheese.....wow! Don't forget the daily specials, especially Thursday Osso Bucco night....the best in Chicago. And the wine list offers some nice choices not to mention the martinis. The service is always friendly and attentive. Eating at Palermo's always makes dining out a special occasion......we look forward to every visit!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Had a great time, loved how the martinis were pourd at the table. Esther was our waitress and she was patient and not over bearing. Would definitely love to return"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We were disappointed with the experience this time. The food was not what we have become accustomed to. Upon our arrival they had no clue we had a reservation. I mentioned Open Table and the hostess looked at me like I was from another planet. Upon seating us they sat us at a table literally crammed up against a wall and on top of the tables on either side. The server could only serve us from one corner of the table and when I had to use the restroom the poor girl at the table next to me had to get up and move her chair. The food was average and not at all the quality we have, over the years, experienced. Needless to say we will not visit the Oak Lawn location again."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We have been going to Palermo's on 95th in Oak Lawn for at least 40 years and always have great food and service. Their thin crust sausage pizza with garlic is the best ever. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a great friendly neighborhood restaurant."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Since visiting Rome I try to find great pesto sauce. I finally found one here. Thanks Chef."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "$25.00 FOR A SALAD. $15.00 FOR A PITCHER OF BEER. ARE THEY CRAZY. GO ANYWHERES ELSE FOR HALF THE COST. FIGHT TO PARK JUST TO GET ROBBED ON YOUR DINNER. I RECOMMENDED NEVER GO AGAIN. NOT WORTH THE EXPENSES. OVER RATED. HIGH PRICE. CROWDED . "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "I love the food at this restaurant, particularly the pizza. It is to die for! A childhood favorite - we now drive 15-20 miles to get here. We typically receive good service and great food; however, this particular night was off. I don't know if they were short-handed, so I will put that out there - if this was the case. We were constantly looking for our waitress to refill drinks. Our pizza was served cold and we had an item we didn't order on our bill. It took a while for out pizza to be collected and placed in back in the oven, but all ended well. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Best pizza I've had in the Chicago area, although the rest of the menu is very good as well."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Food was great, but service this particular night was BAD!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Palermo's pizza ranks in my top 3 choices (inclusive of Lou Malnati's and the original Vito and Nick's) in a town with limitless choices. Their other food is good as well and a nice selection when dining with a family - but pizza rules. We were seated promptly which is always a good beginning. I ordered pizza (love the thin crispy crust) and the rest of my part ordered variations of pasta dishes and anti-pasta salads - all very satisfying. I just don't understand how a restaurant runs out of utensils (spoons to be specific). Lacking spoons at the beginning of our meal (really helpful with soup) and then again at dessert time (you need to order the Nina's Cassatta Cake - Delicious) served without spoons ?!? "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "I grew up in area and when I come home, we MUST get a Palermos pizza and baked clams. Get the pizza thin and crispy style! A bottle or wine or glass of beer round out the meal. Service is good. Always nice. I love this place."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "GREAT FOOD AS ALWAYS. NEVER WORRY ABOUT A HIT OR MISS EVENING. GREAT SERVICE AND OWNER ALWAYS ON SITE CHECKING WITH PATRONS."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Food was excellent. The service something else. I guess it because when you try to jam 8 people in a spot for 5 or 6 its no surprise that you get elbows in your face, reached over and expected to pass plates to the members of your party. Oh I forgot to mention that the jam was at the table next to ours and the waitress could not even pass between the tables."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "This place is always a lot of fun to go to and the food and service is excellent. Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Palermo's ha great food, great service and a friendly warm atmosphere. What more can you ask for - except the best thin crust pizza in Chicago land; and they have that too! Don't miss this place, you'll come back again and again."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "In all the times that we have been coming to Palermo's this one was not the best .. It seemed like it took forever to get the pizza and then when we did , it was just warm , not piping hot like it usually is and you need to wait a few to take a bite... So, my guess is that it was left on the counter waiting to be brought to the table... My husband ordered a sandwich , and it did not come out at the same time as the pizza.. he had to wait about 5 min to get his, not sure why... but the pizza is the best..."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Food was wonderful. A bit pricey compared to other local Italian Restaurants, but well worth the extra charge."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Bar to small and when people are waiting between the seats and the bar some people are standing."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The food & service was great. Def recommend using the opentable so you aint got to wait."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I just went there with a first date! Our server was very kind and patient with us as we took far more time than most couples would. We spent a lot of time talking and getting to now one another. The service was excellent and the food was very tasty! My only concern was the noise level. It is VERY loud when they are busy! It is difficult to hear the person next to you. Other than that, it was perfect! Thanks!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "MY HUSBAND AND I WENT TO PALERMOS FOR DINNER TO CELEBRATE OUR 22ND WEDDING ANNIVERSARY. WE HAD RESERVATIONS AND WERE SEATED IMMEDIATELY. THE WAITRESS WAS WELCOMING, FREINDLY AND ATTENTIVE. THEY OFFERED VALET PARKING OR SELF PARK AS WELL. IT WAS OUR FIRST TIME AND HAD BEEN RECOMENDED. IWE WOULD DINE THERE AGAIN. I WOULD HAVE PREFERED A SECLUDED TABLE FOR TWO, BUT THE AMBIENACE AND MUSIC WAS TRADITIONAL ITALIA WHICH I REALLY ENJOYED."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Food & service were good. Always can count on a great meal."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Went for a birthday dinner and had a fantastic meal as expected. They saute chicken and was out standing as always. Would highly recommend for a Fantastic Dinner"
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "A group of 5 girlfriends together for delicious Italian food. I enjoyed the seafood stew and will come back again just for that! My friends enjoyed the Sicilian shrimp and squae pasta. Enjoyed the large circular table, which was wonderful for communication. THe restaurant itself is kind of loud, due to it being crowded! Which shows that people enjoy this place. I would definitely go back!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "We celebrated my birthday tonight. My friends who drove all the way from Aurora enjoyed the experience and the food. We had Mosco Mule for a drink and really enjoyed it. Our server was fabulous, everything she suggested was excellent and up to par! We had friend calamari, chicken parmigiana, rib eye stek sandwich with a side of spaghetti with meat sauce and grilled chicken salad. We also got a nice tiramisu dessert for my birthday with a candle. It was a nice touch and we had a wonderful night with friends celebrating my birthday . . . and simply catching up. Thank you Palermo Team. See you again next time."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "The food was great but the service was slow. It wasn't the waitress' fault. The restaurant overbooked with reservations."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I got a late start deciding what to have for dinner the other night. After he couldn't make up his mind by 7:45 p.m, I jumped on Open Table and made us a reservation for 8:30. Well, it was phenomenal as always. We didn't get their ciabatta bread, but the bread we got instead was still yummy. We both ordered drinks, he got an Old Fashioned which was very well made and I got a glass of Peach Bellini which was great. The pizza came out right after we finished our bread, and it was great. My boyfriend is a pizzaholic and he loved it. Our server Ken was wonderful and our dinner date was great!"
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "You can count on Palermo's to deliver Italian favorites in a friendly atmosphere with great service. The wine list has been updated, with several outstanding selections at moderate prices. Palermo's Cosmo, made w limoncello, was delightful. Of course, Nina's Cassata Cake is always a sweet touch to end the meal."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Having gone to Palermo's for many years but never on New Years Eve, I was still pleased to find that even during such a busy night the drinks, food and service was impeccable. I would definitely highly recommend it."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Best pizza, fantastic service, extremely accommodating and friendly."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "We had decided to try the pizza after seeing this restaurant on "Check Please!". The pizza was delicious and the service was outstanding. Nice balance between topping and crust, not too salty in spite of the pile of cheese on the top. I could actually taste the peppers in the topping, they were crunchy and not soggy. Our server was OUTSTANDING and so was the free valet service. Highly recommended, thank you Palermo's for a great time :)"
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Extensive menu anyone can find something to eat and the servings are generous. The pasta fagioli was delicious. Two in our party had the Sicilian shrimp with peppers, which was fantastic. Another had the pork cutlet and thought it was delicious, while the last person I. Our party had the fettuccine Alfredo and enjoyed. We all thought our meals were better than Mia Francesca's down the street. We will definitely go back."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "I took my 2 coworkers to lunch for Christmas and was pleasantly surprised at the lunch menu; prices were very reasonable and food was good and tasty in just the right portions for midday."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "My favorite Italian restaurant my entire life. Went here for my birthday Friday night. So glad they have valet parking because when its freezing cold who wants to have to search for parking? Service was pretty good for how busy it was. Most of the waitresses are surly older women. Its kind of like getting served by your own mom. The food was delicious!!"
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "We had picked up relatives from Midway and brought them to dinner at Palermos. It didn't disappoint anyone. Everyone was pleased with their dinners and their choices. Pork chops w/ peppers and potatoes were done to perfection, as was the grilled veal chop. Veal parmesan for one of our guests, was as she said, 'to die for'. Nona's eggplant was excellently seasoned with just enough cheese. Everything was wonderful right down to the cheesecake with strawberries!! Great food. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 12/2/2013
  • "It's not gourmet; it's not "haute." It's friendly and crowded, with great pizza and big portions of Italian comfort food. But that's not what makes it memorable. Look around, and you see a dozen multi-generational groups, large and small. You hear someone introduce his nephew, "just back from Afghanistan," to the roving owner/manager. You see the teenage kids jumping up from the big table to kiss "Gramps." You watch the staff cheerfully welcome and carefully seat patrons from the very old to the very young, and you realize that there aren't many places where "friends and family" are so much a part of what the restaurant IS. Come for the food -- stay for the warmth."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "Outstanding as usual. Never had a bad meal or bad service ever from Palermo's. Always a great dining experience."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Best pizza in Chicago. Period. From a happy customer who's been going there for almost 40 years!"
    Dined on 11/16/2013