Agio Italian Bistro

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$30 and under
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Italian
A truly authentic Italian Restaurant, Agio Italian Bistro in Palatine is your place to unwind and relax after along day in adult setting that’s perfect for a romantic dinner or catching up with friends.

The menu features fine Italian dishes with traditional pastas, meat and fresh fish.

The centerpiece of the dining room features a wine room with 3000 premium bottles of wine.

Available for private parties, business events and family gatherings

Come enjoy lunch or dinner and a fine bottle of wine in our elegant dining room or intimate outdoor patio.
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J
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always we thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Agio. We had a quiet table in the corner in the room behind the bar and the noise level was perfect for having a conversation. Food & wine were excellent as was the service.

EW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All was great, very attractive service, food delicious, atmosphere very nice.

OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The food was good but the service was very slow, had to wait 20 minutes for a table and had to push to get seated. Our waiter was not very attentive, actually went to the bar to get a second drink after the waiter did not check back with us.

GT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

I thought it was overpriced. Dinner did not even come with a soup or salad. I saw a salad being served and I am glad I did not get one, it was very small and would not have been worth spending the extra money.

KC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The lamb chop special was amazing. Leo our server was fantastic!

AD
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yummy. Loved it. And decor was great

SB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and food. My wife has gluten issues and they are always willing to adjust recipes for her.

D
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I went for lunch and ordered the beef tenderloin salad. It was very tasty. The beef was cooked to my preference and very tender. I would definitely try dinner there. I was pleasantly surprised. I did not experience slow service as others indicated.

OI
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

The food was good but the service was terribly slow.

M
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Agio is an outstanding restaurant. Everyone there is welcoming. Their servers are second to none. As an Inverness resident, we frequent Agio and have never been disappointed. Outstanding food and service.

NW
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous as always! Everything about Agio is simply excellent. Friendly, warm, comfortable, and excellent food and service!
Please dont change a thing!

PC
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service. The food was very good as always. The breading on the baked clams could be much better.

s
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food, our favorite place to dine.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Solid experience all around

LE
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a great time. Good food. Good friends. What else can one ask for?

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was excellent! We sat outside on a beautiful evening and Leo was our server. We had a bottle of wine, salads, entrees, and dessert and everything was fabulous!

FK
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food served professionally. The atmosphere is quiet and your not crowed. Very good value for your money. We will be back

MB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went on a first date there. Great ambiance, nice an quiet. Our server was excellent and was always around when we needed something and out of the way when we didn't. Spectacular cocktails! We kinda lost track of time and they were very subtle about closing up and not kicking us out till the very last minute. Highly recommended. I've also been there for a casual dinner with friends, just an all around great place

JM
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food-portions are hearty. Kudos to our waiter, Patrick! Very helpful, attentive on a busy Saturday. We will be back and we will request Patrick to take care of us.

B
Chicago
173 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The food was excellent, fresh, arrived at the table hot and prepared wonderfully. We had a beautiful table outside. Our server, as was the entire staff, very busy. I don't know if people did not show up but it was a crazy Saturday night. The hostess and management were delivering food to the tables. Everyone hustled to make it a great night. We were celebrating our friend's 50 wedding anniversary and it was a lovely evening.

CV
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Our server seemed a little flustered. He had a big table of 12 next to us kept asking us to orde before he put their order in or we'd have to wait a long time.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 4

Took over an hour to get our entrees, either understaffed or just plain slow. While the food was very good, I expect much better service for 2 entrees and 2 glasses of wine for $90.

RC
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

My friends and I really enjoyed our visit to Agio. Oswaldo, our server, was attentive - I will ask for him again. We were not rushed, we were able to enjoy our food at our pace. I had the Penne Mushroom Marsala with the steak option, I would order the dish again but with the chicken option. The flavor was marvelous but the beef portion was indistinguishable from the mushrooms. The noise level was difficult at times, but that seems to be the norm any more.

WB
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wife & both loved it!

BM
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Drinks were very expensive. Food was good, while waitress was very nice and helpful.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Service was extremely slow

PM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was perfect sitting outside on a beautiful summer night celebrating birthdays. Everyone enjoyed their food, and our waiter Patrick was fantastic. Highly recommend getting there before the summer ends.

OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love, my new favorite place! I love the ambiance, the quiet and patio. Delicious food and great service!

M
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoy Aggio. It is our go to place for a nice meal. Service is wonderful, especially Patrick. I felt the music was too loud this time so it was hard to talk. Next time we’ll ask for outdoor seating where it’s quieter

J
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had tried Agio when they first opened and weren’t impressed. Friends encouraged us to try again and it was much better. The appetizers and main courses were all very good and the service attentive. Glad we tried it again.

C
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent homemade Italian cuisine and very friendly service!

SC
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been there several times and it's always great. Great staff too!

BM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service were great. This is the second time I've eaten at Agio and will plan on coming back again. One minor thing... the prices they list on the online menu are much lower than the real prices in the restaurant.

R
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is always such a treat to go here. Sat out in garden area with Rosie as our perfect hostess. Oysters, caprese and whitefish special to die for. Wine was pretty great also

i
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We frequent Agio’s often. Always great service , atmosphere and food.

CV
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server Rosie was the best. Sat outside. Great night. The martinis are the best in town.

d
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service was great, the best. Atmosphere, decor superb. We were there on a Monday with only a few tables occcupied so it was quite and lacked a vibe but that wasn't bad.

MK
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dining experience !

A
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

APPRECIATE THE EXCELLENT SERVICE AND FINE DINING EXPERIENCE.
THE SPECIAL OF THE DAY IS ALWAYS DELICIOUS. THE MENU CHOISES INCLUDE MANY FAVORITES.
THE DESSERT A MUST HAVE FOR EACH PERSON: CHOCOLATE TORTE WITH WARM CHOCOLATE CENTER, TOPPED WITH GALATO, GARNISHED WITH RASPBERRY AND CHOCOLATE SAUCES.
OUTSTANDING!

DK
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at Agio on high recommendation and it lived up to every accolade. Veal Saltimbocca was the best I've had since leaving NY 30 years ago. Chicken Marsala equally awesome. Service was outstanding. Carrot cake was exceptional with one slice that could feed a hungry family of four. We dined inside but the outdoor patio was very private and looked wonderful. We will definitely return!

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