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Saranello's Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.saranellos.com
  • Phone: (847) 777-6878
  • Hours of Operation:

    Breakfast: Daily: 6:00am - 11:00am;
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 8:00am - 2:00pm;
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm;
    Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 12:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizzeria
  • Executive Chef: Mychael Bonner
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Catering for groups from 8 to 250. We will offer a wide array of family style options that are guaranteed to please.
  • Private Party Facilities: Private dining facilities also are available for holiday parties, business meetings and other gatherings. A larger space accommodates seating for 50 while two smaller dining rooms each offer more intimate settings for 25 guests.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Milwaukee and Lake Cook
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
A word from Saranello's
Inspired by his travels and passion for Italy's culture, Executive Chef Mychael Bonner has created a broad menu of Italian-fare utilizing the freshest ingredients to create the fullest flavors to bring homemade, hand-crafted pizzas and pastas, as well as prime steaks and fresh fish dishes to the table.

Feel the energy while dining in a casual and rustic 6700-square-foot setting. Dine at natural reclaimed wood tables with seating for 175, surrounded by inviting darker woods, exposed brick and beams, subtle filament lighting, and accented with muted chocolate and caramel tones throughout.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "We enjoyed our lunch and service. As one of our group was gluten intolerable it was suggested that you improve and extend the gluten free menu."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "excellent service, fine wine, and great food. would definitely dine here again."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "All of our dinners were tasty. The server was friendly and accommodating. Portions were just the right size. Apple tart was delicious!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "We were coming from a play at the local high school and didn't arrive until after 9:30 p.m. Hostess was accomodating and took us right to table, took a few minutes before someone acknowledged us. Once the waiter came over Jay everything was on track. He made great recommendations, took care of all of our needs, was helpful but not obtrusive. He did a great job. Made the overall experience. All of our entrees arrived hot and pasta entree's were well cooked and seasoned. Great job by all, I would go back and would recommend to friends."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Greatly enjoy Saranellos every time. The service is perfect- so good that I would request Jacob as our server upon our next visit. The food is consistently good. Small issue with the grilled calamari appetizer this time. Very small and a little bit chewy but still good. The stuffed mushrooms are excellent. All entrees made exactly as ordered. Spinach gnocchi with homemade chicken sausage was wonderful as was the chicken limone and veal parmesan. Cant believe that we even found room for dessert! We did and the apple crostanta (might be spelling that wrong) was served ala mode and worth every calorie."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "We aways enjoy the food and ambiance & great service. Thanks!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Food was very good as usual. Sevice is very good. This is a noisey place due to the open floor plan"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Very good food and good service. A bit noisy but a good time."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We celebrated several special occasions last Saturday. The waitress was wonderful. The food was excellent. We had a great table because it was in the back near wine bottles. Was less noisy there and we had a person who was hard of hearing. We will definetly return again. I was under the impression that the restaurant was very fancy to our surprise it was warm and friendly and not stuffy."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "This was our second experience at Saranello's and both have disappointed. I expect more from a Lettuce Entertain You operation. The place is nice enough, situated at the end of the Westin Hotel. The food, however, is not up to the standards I expect from LEYE. The salads were OK. Our veal was dull, tough and expensive. The service was adequate, although a busboy dropped a stack of glasses that shattered near our party - no injuries, thank you and he was very apologetic. Servers did bring a complementary anniversary dessert, which was very nice of them (and SOP at Lettuce). I suppose if you're out with friends and have a few drink with dinner, all's well here. But for us food lovers, Saranello's was ordinary and pricey for what's offered."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Very good lunch and great service. The salmon was very good."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We had to ask for the used plates and glasses to be removed from the table. Service was not great. Food was good."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "My husband and I were celebrating our 12th wedding anniversary & thought we'd try someplace new. A friend had given us a lettuce entertain you gift card - so Saranello's was our choice. Excellent food - mouth watering pasta dishes! Fantastic wine -- delicious dessert - banana tiramasu & chocolate gelato (as well as a complimentary dessert for the occasion & complimentary coffee liquer) Overall ambience was relaxing, festive & comfortable - loved the lighting! We enjoyed Nicolette our amazing waitress who was just the right combination of attentive, kind & informative - not hovering. Overall, we were delighted with our first visit & will definitely be back bring our friends. Thanks for a wonderful dining experience!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Saranello's has quickly become a favorite and I recommend it to friends and family all the time. Excellent food prepared and presented well. Wait staff is attentive but not overbearing. Positive atmosphere with cheerful staff. Can be a bit noisy at times, but not to the point where conversation is impossible."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "We had great service. Very attentive and the food was tasty. The manager stopped by and wished a Happy Annivesary and took a picture and then framed it and gave it to us along with two flutes of champagne. We will definitely be coming back."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Our waitress had a terrible attitude. We waited 15 minutes for water and finally poured our own witha water pitcher we found behind us and we told her that and she said "well, I only started at 5:30 and transtition takes time." She said she didn't know the soup special yet and was not the least apologetic about the wait."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Great food...but no barbeque sauce for the kids and their chicken fingers...they need to stock that!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "we had a group of 6 for a business dinner and the restaurant put us in a little private screened off section. It was awesome!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We had such a lovely night. It was a special birthday, and the host, Brian really accommodated us. The wait staff was wonderful. Our reservation time was honored. The food was hot and we were not rushed."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "i was so disappointed in the service you had to wait a while before the server came back to the table and never asked how are meal was and when she saw my plate full of food and didnt want it wrapped never asked if something was wrong. i ordered the chicken visuvio so dry that you could not even swallow it. my husband told me not to complain that we will never go back and it was my birthday as well... they did honor our reservation on time"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "WE celebrated my sister in law's 40th birthday here and it was GREAT!!! The food, the service were outstanding!!! I would definitely come back - i would like to try the Brunch on Sundays!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Wonderful food and service.. Hope to go back soone"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Service was a little over bearing. Cleared too quickly, one course followed the other too fast. Food was very good."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Not so great. Nice atmosphere, but the service was lacking and the food banal."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The food was very good and the service was great. We have eaten here a few times before and have had a very nice time. It was crowded on the night we were there and it was a bit noisy and hard to hear across the table. I think the next time we go there we will plan on an off peak hour to be a bit more comfortable."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "This was our second visit to Saranello's and it has become quite a hot spot. The first time the music was not as loud, it was easier to converse and the service was excellent. This time it was super busy, the music was VERY loud and the service was good. The food was excellent both times, that's why we came back. We felt a bit rushed this time no fault of the server other than it was extremely busy and he was really hopping, running from table to table. The wine was very good and the homemade gnocchi is definitely a MUST have.. so delicious. The chopped salad was very good also. We will try it again, but perhaps at a different time of the evening to see if it's a little less hectic.."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Lunch on patio was perfect. Our server, Marco (I think) was the best. Congenial, accommodating and overall a great addition to your staff. Looking forward to next visit."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Was there for Father's Brunch, great food especially the dessert station."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "This restaurant is VERY noisy. 3 people couldn't converse. The tables were set up so close together that it was difficult to get in and out. We were seated and not taken care of until we had to get up and tap someone's shoulder to ask for service. It was a busy night, Sunday and Father's Day - but perhaps they should have not tried to fit in so many people. We would never go there again."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The staff was very friendly and helpful. The Chicken Parmesan and Eggplant Parmesan were both excellent."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "It took quite awhile for a waitress to come to the table to take our order. We had to ask a bell boy to find one. The food was excellent once it did arrive. The Russian Trout was excellent as well as the lasagna and chicken limone. The pre theater menu was affordable, but we had to ask for it. I would definitely return."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "If you crave Italian, this is an excellent choice. Big portions and delicious at a reasonable price."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Food very average to below average. Overall a poor dining experience."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Great food and great atmosphere. Service was very good, feels very upscale and everyone was very friendly. Lots of wine bottles everywhere and it looks beautiful. Lots of different spaces for parties"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "We enjoy this restaurant very much. The food is always excellent and the staff is prompt and attentive. Saranello's is an ideal place for a business dinner when you want to be assured of a great meal and atmosphere."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "my husband is a Lettuce Entertain you gold member, probably the best Italian restaurant in the group. Staff is excellent with the exception of the host the first time we were there and the hostess the second, they where both not friendly and actually rude!"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Great food!!! Tables too close together - felt cramped and it was a bit loud."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Having dinned here many times great food was as expected - excellent. I'd reserved a table of 7 for my wife's birthday and they set us up in a curtained corner for semi-private, which was great. Unfortunately bus staff was not helping our server so we had looong waits between courses served and sat for a good bit with empty plates and then had more of a wait for desert and after dinner drink service. I generously rated service here but in reality, based on past service, it was a D this night, which staff would probably rate out 15% tip"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Great food, we had the chicken parm and the short rib for lunch. Both were excellent. Wait staff was excellent."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "The tasting menu was a great experience. The food was wonderful, The service was outstanding. We had a Great time!!"
    Dined on 6/4/2014