Chicago Prime Italian
Chicago Prime Italian

Chicago Prime Italian

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.chicagoprimeitalian.com/
  • Phone: 8472401414x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday 11am - 10pm
    Friday - 11am - 11pm
    Saturday - 3pm - 11pm
    Sunday - 3pm - 9pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Javiel Villalobos
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, 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: Katie Popnick 847-240-1414x
  • Entertainment: Live Entertainment Tuesday Through Saturday in the lounge starting at 7pm till late.
  • Special Events: Please contact Katie 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 WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Chicago Prime Italian reviews from OpenTable diners
107 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (55)good for groups (49)great for lunch (46)neighborhood gem (36)great for outdoor dining (35)fit for foodies (32)romantic (28)notable wine list (20)vibrant bar scene (13)kid-friendly (13)hot spot (3)late-night find (3)great for brunch (3)Show More
  • Food was fantastic. Will
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    Food was fantastic. Will definitly recommend to others and we will revisit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner was fantastic as always.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/24/2008
    Dinner was fantastic as always. My husband requested his food be wrapped up and when we arrived home we discovered not all of it was there. He has pasta and meatballs and only the meatballs were given to us. Alot of the pasta that was left was not given to us. All in all though a nice evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lasagna was waaaaay oversalted.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/24/2008
    Lasagna was waaaaay oversalted. Waitress rushed us throughout the meal and was obviously disappointed that we were not ordering "extras" (bottles of wine, appetizers, etc.).
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • IT WAS A GOOD TIME, BUT WHEN
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/20/2008
    IT WAS A GOOD TIME, BUT WHEN MY WIFE BIT INTO HER PASTA HER CROWNS (ALL FOUR FRONT TEETH) FELL OUT SO IT RUINED THE EVENING AND THE DINNER - IT WAS ASHAME BECAUSE WE WERE CELEBRATING OUR SONS 26TH BIRTHDAY. THERE WERE FIVE OF US. SO IT WAS SORT OF A WASTE OF MONEY.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was excellent, the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 4/19/2008
    The food was excellent, the service was superb. A great dining experience. Nothing bad to say about Rosebud.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • There were 6 in our party,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/19/2008
    There were 6 in our party, I was happy that we got a round table. What I was unhappy about was that we were practically in a door way between rooms. I felt like we were in everyones way. I also felt very rushed, like they wanted our table shortly after we sat down. Food was enjoyable, but not outstanding, or memoriable.
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  • Even though Rosebud is becoming
    TravelQueenVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2008
    Even though Rosebud is becoming somewhat of a 'chain' the food here is fabulous. It's nice that we don't have to drive to the city to get the same wonderful quality of food. We also like the fact they carry our favorite brand of gin called Hendricks. It is very find in restaurants here in the midwest. Our server Kay was excellent. SHe was very professional, and anticipated our needs. I would highly recommend this place to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our lunch was very enjoyable.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 4/18/2008
    Our lunch was very enjoyable. Service was particularly attentive without being obtrusive. The lunch menu was extensive with several very good salad choices, and the prices were quite reasonable. The outstanding element of the meal, though, was the excellent service provided by Helen V.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rosebud's made my birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/13/2008
    Rosebud's made my birthday a very enjoyable and pleasurable experience; my guests have never been to Rosebuds. But I know they will return. Thanks
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had a great time dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/12/2008
    We had a great time dining with out of town guests. The restaurant was very busy and a bit loud, but the service was great and we were not rushed at all. The server was very patient with special requests and made our dinner a wonderful experience. Everyone commented on what a great restaurant choice it was! We will definitely be back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I enjoyed this branch of Rosebud,
    Disorganized
    Dined on 4/12/2008
    I enjoyed this branch of Rosebud, I have been to several others. I thought it might be a little pricey for the location, suburban, but the food and service were very good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food & bar; waiter was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/12/2008
    great food & bar; waiter was a bit overzealous and was constantly interupting and reaching across table; host very accomodating as we asked to stay in bar for awhile instead of sitting exactly at reserved time
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We have been looking for a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/12/2008
    We have been looking for a good Italian restaurant. Our favorite one closed. I think we may have found our new favorite. The food was excellent, the ambiance deliteful, the service was good. Overall - an enjoyable evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We took my mother there for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/11/2008
    We took my mother there for her birthday...it was perfect. The server was the best, great sense of humor, right on top of things, she made the experience wonderful. A birthday my mom will never forget. The food was also excellent, we met the corporate chef who happened to be in Schaumburg that evening. We sat in the dining room at the second table away from the bar area, and it was rather loud and we were there early evening. I would not want to sit right outside that area if it were busy. We would definitely go back again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our service was absolutely
    Cindyslp
    Dined on 4/11/2008
    Our service was absolutely fantastic. Our waitress, Char, and the other servers and staff were so wonderful with our children. Food was excellent and the portions were huge!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Was there on a Sunday night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/6/2008
    Was there on a Sunday night and the noise was loud and disturbing but the food and service made up for that Enjoyable experience and would return
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful dinner and staff,
    Sharon
    Dined on 4/5/2008
    Wonderful dinner and staff, warm and friendly best describes the restaurant. Great food done to perfection, with generous portions.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food! Great service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/5/2008
    Great food! Great service! Warm, charming atmosphere.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I have been to rosebud a few
    susanVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2008
    I have been to rosebud a few times, this time things were off. Food was cold, service was slow, and my cappacino was slightly cold. Not my best experience
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The server recommended the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 4/2/2008
    The server recommended the Whitefish Milanese which was absolutely one of the best prepared pieces of fish I've had in a very long time. The portion was huge and still fairly priced.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The wait staff was excellent.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/1/2008
    The wait staff was excellent. Service was like a much more expensive restaurant. Prices were reasonable and the Italian dishes were good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was terrific and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/29/2008
    The food was terrific and we had a good time. The only problem was the server. I wanted a bottle of Chianti in the $30-40 dollar range, but he was fairly insistant about the more expensive Ruffina wines (said he would not recommend the Frescobaldi). So I went with the $50 Il Ducale. It was probably my fault for not noticing, but he brought out the more expensive Tan Label. It was a wonderful wine and we certainly were not going to make a fuss, but we ended up paying about $25 more for a bottle of wine than we had anticipated. There are a lot of excellent Italian restaurants in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs . . .
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The only negative was that
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/29/2008
    The only negative was that the waiter seemed to be in a hurry to "turn" the table. We felt rushed throughout dinner and there were empthy tables around us.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • first time for us and we loved
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/29/2008
    first time for us and we loved it. The food was very good and the service was great. We will return.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • With the reputation of Rosebud,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/29/2008
    With the reputation of Rosebud, I have to admit, I was a little disapointed in the food. I am Italian, so I am rather picky when it comes to the food, the baked clams were excellent, the main corse was just ok. I had the square noodles, that were slightly mushy and the gravy was on the border of spaghetti'o's sauce. Not a favorite.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Tiramisu I've ever eaten
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/28/2008
    Best Tiramisu I've ever eaten in my life. Later on, we spoke with a couple at another bar and discovered that every one of their desserts is to die for. Nice job Rosebud
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food tasted good but the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/28/2008
    The food tasted good but the food including the soup seemed a little too cheesy and creamy for our standards. Very nice atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was really wonderful.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/28/2008
    The food was really wonderful. The coffee was the best we have ever had. I only had one drink and it was never refilled. We asked the waiter for a few things and they were overlooked. He was very pleasant however. The place was just too noisy they need to install some sound baffles the main room ceiling is acoustic mistake. We liked the food so much we are bringing friends next week.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was great and the
    Gunnerbun
    Dined on 3/26/2008
    The food was great and the portions were very large. This is our second time at this location and both times the service has been disappointing. We ate early enough that there were very few other customers and we seemed to be our server's only table for quite awhile. One member of our trio ordered an iced tea when we ordered our appetizers. He did not receive it until we reminded the waitress when our dinners arrived and a glass of wine was ordered.
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  • No Easter specials. Very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/23/2008
    No Easter specials. Very heavy choices for a noon reservation on Sunday. The white sweetner holder was spotted with dirt and ketchup stains --very unappetizing and unclean.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our party of 6 came to celebrate
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/22/2008
    Our party of 6 came to celebrate my 12th anniv. w/ my husband. We were seated in a room with high ceilings & three gigantic family parties where the noise level was DEAFENING. We joked about having to text each other in order to communicate. It was that bad. I chose this Rosebud location b/c we had always enjoyed our experiences at the Napervillle Rosebud, but knew parking for 3 separate cars would be impossible there. Although the food at the Schaumburg location was just as good, I was dying of embarassment to bring my in-laws to this place because of the noise in our room. It was ONLY due to the outstanding, attentive service of our water Jeff that we didn't leave. He was worth his weight in gold.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very attentive staff beginning
    DSBA1970
    Dined on 3/18/2008
    Very attentive staff beginning with the hostess who greets you, to the bartender, to the wait staff. I had a party of 8 adults people I was entertaining for dinner. The food & refreshments were served in a timely manner. I was more than satisfied with this restaurant's overall performance. I would not hesitate to go back & will be recommending Rosebud Old World Italian to my Family & Friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • After having a reservation,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/15/2008
    After having a reservation, and still waiting well over 45 minutes for a table, We decided to leave. The drink we ordered from the bar, wasn't even what we asked for, and WAY over priced. I really don't think they have very much organization going on there. I wouldn't even think of returning, a huge waste of my time.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Everything was great! I couldn't
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/15/2008
    Everything was great! I couldn't of asked for a better experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good, but a bit pricey. 3.50
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/15/2008
    Very good, but a bit pricey. 3.50 for a coke 7.50 for ice cream no salad with your dinner
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were rushed through the
    Danny
    Dined on 3/15/2008
    We were rushed through the meal. Courses were overlaped and the meals did not come on at the same time, one was over 5 minutes after the three of us were served and it was not hot, barley warm.
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  • The food was great but pricey.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/14/2008
    The food was great but pricey. We've had great Italian food at other restaruants (not the Olive Garden) and we would go back to those other places. We went because my staff gave me a gift certicate for my B-day. Service was great. The wait staff were very attentive.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We went here on Valentine's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 2/14/2008
    We went here on Valentine's day, so of course it was crowded. We were put in the back room where they put as many tables as they could in there, so it felt kind of cramped. On to the food... it was VERY good. Definitely one of the better Italian restaurants I've eaten at. The service was also good despite the crowd that was there. I recommend going here, but not on a day like Valentine's...
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • They have great food. Their
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/9/2008
    They have great food. Their Rigotoni ala Vodka and Fettuccini carbonara are great. They have great service. Definitely enjoyed the experience and look forward to going back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate