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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
  • Email: palermos95th@aol.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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Diner Reviews
    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
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "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
  • "Food & service were good. Always can count on a great meal."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "You can never go wrong with a Palermos pizza. They are larger in size than most. A medium feeds four people with no problem. Sauce is a bit sweet but a nice change. Pasta dishes are great and large enough to share. Good food and good prices. The service is always top of the line and quick."
    Dined on 11/13/2013
  • "We live 45min-1hr away but we always find an excuse to drive out for a good meal, esp with friends. This time we had a party of 6. We particularly look forward to the stuffed escarole and the homemade pasta squares. It's always an enjoyable evening at Palermo's!"
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "Pizzetta bruschetta was out of this world. Enough to share with four. Bruschetta on a very thin crust. We would make a special trip from Oswego for that and the best pizza around."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "I guess my taste buds like a certain type of pizza. Although the pizza was good, i can say that it lacked seasoning."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "My husband and I visited Palermo's on Saturday. We made reservations because we know how packed this place gets. We got right in. I had the pasta con ricotta, which I can't say enough about and my husband and kids had pizza. Everything was absolutely delicious! The service was awesome! This is definitely one of our favorite places."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "The best pizza you will EVER have. All other Italian dishes are fantastic too, but you should always get the pizza here first before anything else. Famous on the south side and south suburbs."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "We went to Palermo's in Oak Lawn knowing the food would be good. Our expectations were met. I had pork chops with sweet peppers that were nicely seasoned. My dining partner had the eggplant lasagna; her comment was it had almost no cheese and she would not order it again. Our server was friendly and efficient. We both had two glasses of wine and our bill was reasonable."
    Dined on 10/23/2013
  • "We tried it after seeing people going in all the time, every day of the week. I assumed the place was popular and had good food. I was half right. Every table was full when we went. But the food was such a let down. It wasn't bad, really, just bland. I don't recall the lasagna I ordered being described as meatless, but that's what it was. Noodles layered with a lot of ricotta cheese. Very little flavor. Even the noodles seemed off, and to my surprise, my wife said the same thing about her dish (Pasta Squares...yes, we probably should've just left after seeing something called "Pasta Squares" on the menu. Sounds akin to "beef cubes" or something, right?). For the price, we won't be back. Might order the pizza to try, though."
    Dined on 10/20/2013
  • "The food and service was excellent! Loved all of our entrees. Just a very good dining experience."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "After patronizing this restaurant for years, I can attest to the taste and quality of the food. It's simply one of the best moderate family type Italian restaurants in Chicago. Great pizza!"
    Dined on 10/10/2013