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Trattoria 225
Trattoria 225

Trattoria 225 Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.trattoria225.com
  • Phone: (708) 358-8555
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner:Monday - Saturday: 5:00PM - 10:00PM

    Sunday: 3:00PM - 9:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Vegetarian / Vegan, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Our Dining Rooms Accommodate From 20 to 130 Guests, and are available for company parties, fund raisers, rehearsal dinners, retirement parties and wedding receptions.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: S. Harvey St
  • Public Transit: Two blocks from Blue Line Austin Exit.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is ample street parking near by.
A word from Trattoria 225
Trattoria 225 is a full service restaurant and bar featuring rustic Italian dining. We offer wood-fired pizza, fresh salads, house-made pastas and a variety of artisan gelato. We strongly believe in supporting local producers and using organic products whenever possible. Our entire menu is available Gluten Free including our signature pizzas.

Our mission is simple... to provide you, your family and friends with a fantastic, affordable meal that incorporates quality, organic, local and sustainable products in a space that is warm, inviting and fun.

We look forward to seeing you.
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Diner Reviews
  • "A family visit in Oak Park is not complete without a meal at Trattoria 225. Their ample pizzas are outstanding. In my experience, we have always brought home a few slices because we wanted to save room for dessert, which should not be missed. Some people think that locavore and organic are synonymous with an expensive meal. Not at Trattoria 225. Great food, reasonable prices, attentive service, and rotating selection of craft beers will bring me back the next time I visit family in Oak Park."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "The food is great. The atmosphere is artsy. The pizza uses a flatbread crust which is to die for...and many other things are really, really yummy! The wait staff is not attentive enough. Great art on the walls."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "It was a Saturdau night and a friend (who I haven't seen in 15 years met for dinner at 7:00) We have both worked in the restaurant business and when they started putting the chairs up around us at 9:30..,we thought it was very rude. It was a Saturday night and we asked what time they were open until and they said 10. I'm sorry, but in the restaurant business, if you're open until 10, you don't close the kitchen or put up the chairs until 10. It's important as a customer to feel welcomed. No wonder why it wasn't busy...we won't be going back. Pizza was ok ...not worth being thrown out."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Trattoria is just a terrific reliable spot for couples, friends, or families. Varied menu, something to please everyone. Truly incredible bread, the grilled Caesar is amazing, and the flatbreads are creative, flavorful, delicious. Lately we have tried more of the entrees - all outstanding. Reasonably priced, nice small wine list for an unpretentious neighborhood gem. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We love this place! Great food with an ever changing list of seasonal specials. Warm, inviting atmosphere with friendly staff. A comfortable place to eat and catch up with friends. Save room for their scrumptious desserts!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Lovely dinner and great, attentive service. The food was well prepared."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Great food, plenty of room for groups. Delightful."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "First....the best gluten free pizza ever! Try the BLT pizza. And the shrimp on polenta with greens appetizer was generous enough for a meal. The service was just right. Attentive but not intrusive as we enjoyed a reunion of sorts. Thanks again for another great dining experience."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Wonderful food, excellent service and would go there any time again. Had a very good meal and were entertained afterwards by an awesome band. It was John Kimsey and The Twisted Roots Quartet. Catch them playing soon; they are wonderful!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Great food and service. Enhances the neighborhood!"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "When confirming the reservation,I was told that groups of more than 20 should not order from the alacarte menu for purposes of efficiency of service.When we arrived at the restaurant,we were seated promptly.We had a party of 23 and ordered promptly.The portion sizes were extremely small and we were not full when we left the restaurant.It appeared as if the portion sizes were adjusted because of the prices on the graduation menu.When the waitress did not hear what I said to her,her response was always WHAT?The settling of bill was a fiasco.We were told that we could either pay in cash or only on 3 credit cards.Lastly,when dessert menus were requested,the waitress brought out 2 for the entire party and stated pass them around."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "We have dined at Trattoria 225 a number of times, and have always had a pleasant dining experience. Great service, fine food, and a cozy atmosphere."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Great experience! This was my 1st visit and I will absolutely be back. Food tasted very fresh and inviting, wine was fairly priced (We liked the choice of 3oz or 6oz pour.) and the service was attentive without being smarmy. Nice décor."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We had our Mother's Day dinner here and were somewhat disappointed. Food was OK, not great and service was so-so. Ambience is poor because you are seated in a large storefront room at a smallish tables on banquet stack chairs, which got to be uncomfortable after 90 minutes. The food was good, servings size OK, didn't like plain iceberg lettuce salad with vinaigrette. Coffee cream was curdled and it took a while to get someone to replace it. Service was so-so but we tipped our 20% anyway. Good local restaurant but I would not travel the distance again to go there . "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Was there for brunch on Mother's Day. Food was good and lots of it. Our waiter had to be beckoned to get anything. Never came to the table otherwise."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Two moms in our party and two hungry guys --everyone enjoyed the special brunch with enough choices and volume to satisfy the most particular and the most ravenous. This is a bright cheerful place that also doubles as a great dinner venue. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I chose Trattoria for a few reasons; it was a local restaurant, when I'd pass by there was always a line out the door (insinuating that it was something special), and last but not least, the great reviews it received. Upon arrival, I was seated immediately. Leslie my waitress was really nice and attentive, and the food was delicious and I didn't feel stuffed after eating all of my food. I will be returning very soon!!!!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Good selection of dishes, desserts were mostly home made and tasted wonderful, interesting art from local artists on the walls and available for sale. Staff were friendly and helpful. Will try it again just for dinner"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We were looking for venues for our wedding dinner and the manager was helpful when we called for information. We decided to have dinner there to check out the food and ambiance and I'm so glad we did. My girlfriend's chicken was cooked on the top but completely raw (pink, white, and wiggly) on the bottom. It was almost like the broiled it. The chicken was presliced into 3 parts so the raw chicken was obvious from the start and had the kitchen even looked at the plate they would have known. Poor quality control.The waitress responded with "oh" when we finally got her to the table. The only time she apologized on behalf of the restaurant was when she let us know they took off a drink because the chicken was bad."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "One of the best places around for artisan pizza. Fun place for kids (early in the evening) or date night."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This is a wonderful restaurant. Accommodating charming wait staff & owner. They remembered us from our party last summer!! Italian menu included great pizza, pasta dishes and fabulous chicken parmesan--They were happy to serve the pollo parmesan over spinach instead of pasta, and sauce on the side....a fabulous dish! Thank you! My nephews loved the chicken piccata and the pizza. We had a table for 10, and remarkably we could hear all conversation...Lovely place for dinner conversation..not too loud. I'd go there for a dinner for 2 or 10! Beautiful decor, exposed brick walls, Warm & friendly, Also great wine. Our family loved it. A dinner gathering our family will remember."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "A good place with great food at a reasonable price"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "A trip to visit family in Oak Park would not be complete without dinner at Trattoria 225. The food has always been outstanding, in particular the pizzas. The service is attentive, without being overbearing. I like the variety of micro-brewed beers that are on tap. On the most recent visit, Carissa patiently answered questions my father had regarding the beers as he was having trouble deciding. I am looking forward to returning the next time I am in Oak Park."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Great food and atmosphere and great for an intimate dinner!!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Good menu, great non-standard Italian choices, along with the staples. Good beer menu as well. Seated quickly, good service, a great overall experience by all."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Wait staff-Waitress was terrible. She took orders-7 of us- in a rushed manner,after repeating initial orders when given, came back and asked what was ordered. She began serving us the wrong entrees. .She reached over 3 diners to serve plates to others, Several members tried to tell her it was a birthday celebration and she never acknowledged. She had to be reminded about cocktail orders. We had to call her to the table and she did not come around to inquire how things were. Food- 3 diners had short ribs and they were not good.. 2 had pasta which was ok, 2 had steak which they reported as good. Cocktails and wine-good. Bread--great, Salad-ok-very vinegary.-needed oil for balance, desserts-ok. Location- great for us locals."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "My food was not served hot. Otherwise all was great."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My husband and I have dined at Trattoria 225 a couple of times now. Food and service are usually pretty. However, this time we had the house salad. Wow. It had the blandest, worst vinaigrette on it we'd ever tasted. For that reason, I barely ate mine. Definitely need to work on that. Their dessert was decent. We had the (triple) creme brulee. We've had better creme brulee, that's for sure; but for the price, the amount they gave us alone was a bargain. We'd definitely would go back, as overall the food and pricing is good and reasonable."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Trattoria 225 would be a fine restaurant in a small Midwestern city, but for a foodie-centric place like Oak Park, it disappoints. Pizza was forgettable. Antipasto plate was tired. Service was attentive, but not sophisticated enough to know the right times to check on us. We felt rushed even though only 3 other tables were occupied."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "This is a great place! We'll be returning again, and again!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We have been there many times and love it. The staff, the food, the atmosphere are great. Enjoyable trattoria decor in a neighborhood setting. Great for large and small parties. We will continue to go there!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "New Years Eve - service was excellent, thanks to Allison. Both of us enjoyed entrees, butternut squash ravioli and braised shortribs. Desserts were so-so. Good value, neighborhood place."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We enjoyed the New Year's Eve special menu, which is a great value, but we also enjoy going there or ordering the delicious pizzas during the year. Staff is always friendly, and the owner always greats the patrons."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "SO glad we tried this little gem. The food was delish and the service was lovely. Everyone was very friendly and accomodating. Try the carbonara!"
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "I experienced my first meal @ Trattoria 225 on Saturday after Thanksgiving. Good crowd in restaurant, however we received excellent attention from our server. Calamari appetizer and bread very fresh. Dinner salad good, but could step it up a little with selection of greens and other components. Proportion on main course enough to send leftover package home. Although I finished my mushroom ravioli dish without any trouble. The ladies @ our table enjoyed gelato and bread pudding deserts. Coffee was rich and hot. I often eat on Madison St. in Forest Park when visiting family in OPRF area. Tried Trattoria 225 on recommendation from a relative. Completely satisfied with choice and will have to make Harrison St. a regular stop."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "Had Short-ribs of Beef NO FLAVOR! risotto was bland, not worth the time of leaving my home to travel to Trattoria; when the waitress gathered my plate she asked if I wanted a to-go container and I expressed NO! I discarded 80% of my dinner. Date had jumbo shrimp and risotto AND again, no seasoning and only 4 shrimp that were over cooked.. The best about Trattoria was the waitress but that's not what I want to enjoy; it's the food we look forward too. I could not in good faith recommend Trattoria for any reason, BLAND, BLAND, BLAND FOOD!"
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "The restaurant looks great and the owner is very friendly, however the service leaves a lot to be desired. We were still eating our first course when the waiter brought out our entrees and we had to ask him twice to remove dishes and glasses. The burnt brown butter sauce ruined the butternut squash ravioli appetizer. The Chicken Piccata did not have that bright lemon pop to it and the vanilla creme brulee was curdled. The one good thing was the wine, the Camenere was outstanding and a great value. Unfortunately it couldn't save the evening."
    Dined on 11/13/2013
  • "Brought my mom there for her birthday...we had a big group, but were seated fairly quickly. Food & wine were great, they were even kind enough to alter a menu item for someone in our group. It was a fine noise level that we could take across a large table & still be able to hear each other. Classy ambience, but not stuffy or pretentious @ all. Great experience!"
    Dined on 11/7/2013
  • "Trattoria is fast becoming a staple of our dining repertoire. Good food with a strong bear and wine list. I love the ambience, which feels spacious and full of energy without being too loud. Very kid friendly. Always something on the menu to fit anyone's taste. Italian influences without being too basic/traditional. We've also done special events here, both special requests and organized by the restaurant, with great results (brunch after confirmation, Easter brunch, etc). My only complaint is that the menu does not offer salads for the less adventurous among us. I'm not a frequent salad eater, but when I have wanted one, the options are a little to exotic for may taste."
    Dined on 8/30/2013
  • "Sorry to say that I really didn't like this restaurant very much. Close to my house but the food was okay at best. It wasn't bad but it wasn't terrific either I really didn't like their tomato sauce. In a place with lots of good Italian restaurants this one is mediocre"
    Dined on 7/22/2013