Trattoria 225
Trattoria 225

Trattoria 225

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.trattoria225.com/
  • Phone: 7083588555
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner:Monday - Saturday: 5:00PM - 10:00PM

    Sunday: 3:00PM - 9:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Vegetarian / Vegan, Italian
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Trattoria 225 reviews from OpenTable diners
25 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (18)good for groups (12)fit for foodies (7)special occasion (7)kid-friendly (5)great for outdoor dining (3)great for brunch (3)late-night find (2)great for lunch (2)notable wine list (2)romantic (2)hot spot (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • You should know about this
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Trattoria 225 has a fine Italian menu with the classics like Osso Buco as well as great specials each week. I had a Veal special which was delicious and my friend had the Osso Bucco which was generous and tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Place for Pizza in Oak Park
    TomBVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Closed early-Sat night, kicked out
    ACN608
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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.
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  • Delightful Local Oak Park Spot
    OakParkRiverForester
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummy
    prdine
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Will come back
    lovegoodfood
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Lovely dinner and great, attentive service. The food was well prepared.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The heart of Oak Parkart district
    Lesleyswc
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Great food, plenty of room for groups. Delightful.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another delicious meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Wonderful Evening
    FromWisconsin
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Great food and service. Enhances the neighborhood!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Graduation Party
    Foodie
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    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.
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  • Always pleasant
    SuzanneVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 12 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 116 reviews are from the Trattoria 225 reviews archive.
  • I'll Be Back
    zooten
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Storefront Fare, $$$ pricing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    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 .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • MikeL
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mothers' Day Delight
    hjk1
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Trattoria Wxperience
    FeDaily
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    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!!!!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • easter brunch
    geodude
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Raw chicken and poor service.
    Mcdaigo
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great italian food in Oak Park!!
    Stew
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    One of the best places around for artisan pizza. Fun place for kids (early in the evening) or date night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for a party of 2 or 10!
    LuvSeasons52VIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night
    Nightonthetown
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    A good place with great food at a reasonable price
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine Dining in Oak Park
    TomBVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!!!!
    Steph
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Great food and atmosphere and great for an intimate dinner!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good menu, great non-standard
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not happy diners
    JanMB
    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.
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  • My food was not served hot.
    BobbiVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My food was not served hot. Otherwise all was great.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, bad salad.
    epicuriaVIP
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    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.
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  • Nothing special
    OakParkParentVIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loved it!
    TheArchives
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    This is a great place! We'll be returning again, and again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Trattoria consistently great!
    RileyGroup
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Years Eve - service was
    may25
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Year's Eve
    Marie
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood gem!
    mamatubsVIP
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First Time Customer
    OPRFVeteran
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the time or money
    Kaydee68
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    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!
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  • Not Impressed
    Chris
    Dined on 11/13/2013
    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.
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  • wonderful evening out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/7/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood treat
    ericpaul2VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.