Agio Italian Bistro

4.6
726 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 726 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.7
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipHelloisanyoneinthere
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Slow service. Food was just Okay.

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vipsteven
Chicago
54 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the service with Leo and Rambo was terrific and the food as well!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great atmosphere
Good service with nice wine recommendations
Food was good. Steak overcooked but still quite good. Desert (lava cake) was just okay. Presentation was blah and taste was nothing special.
Would definitely return

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DebraZ
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always delicious. Staff is friendly and personable.

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vipAnitaandNick
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant!! Always a solid 10⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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vipsteven
Chicago
55 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always terrific. Michael did a great job. Our server was Leo who usually takes care of us. And they were kind enough to save us a booth. From our location, we could see that they were turning away people who came by (we had a reservation).

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vipBrianB
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

New year’s.

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vipGalenaLover
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is always outstanding and the food is absolutely delicious! I highly recommend the filet with red wine sauce but all of their traditional pasta dishes are also amazing. Lovely setting, intimate, and a great wine selection.

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viplovelyn
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful meal here and excellent martinis!

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Engineer
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The best part of our dining experience at Agio's was that we could dine inside the restaurant even though it was Christmas Eve. The restaurant had a very festive atmosphere and was quite busy that evening. We would dine there again.

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sueb
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

With a reservation my party awaited over 2 1/2 hours complaining every 30 minutes for our meal. We were told many times the manager will stop out, then when he never came out we were told he was on the line. When the food did come it was dry and un edible. An unfortunate Christmas eve dinner with family. All the tables around us complained and had the same outcome leaving un satisficed. Lack of management, poor chef sending out food without reviewing was not acceptable for this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Guys loved the martinis and food is always outstanding

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vipMarvinS
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been going to Agio for several years and always enjoy the food. Excellent!

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vipsteven
Chicago
55 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always terrific. Leo is an excellent food server and Rambo is a great assistant!

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RW430
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambience and wonderful food. Nice and quiet

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vipStubbedToe
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Typically great place with top notch food. Lobster ravioli was awful; big disappointment. Service was excellent - took back the dish and tried again. Still wasn't good - was not charged for the food and was given complimentary desserts. The chefs need to return to their typical, authentic style Italian cooking.

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vipSusanB
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent - never disappoints!

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vipsteven
Chicago
55 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Leo is an excellent food server. The food was terrific and Rambo is an excellent assistant! We enjoy eating there and sitting in the bar afterwards.

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vipjaneR
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, it was a wonderful dinner with a friend at Agio! Food was delicious, service was amazing. Thank you for remaining open so we can enjoy eating and seeing friends.

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vipMattC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Dinner was great, service spectacular. Only issue was the very loud and obnoxious party of 8 that had no regard for any of the other tables surrounding. Other than that very good.

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vipsteven
Chicago
55 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent. Leo, our server, is always spot on. We sat at the bar afterwards and Jimmy was fun to talk to.

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vipjaneR
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful dinner at Agio!! I love that we are able to eat inside and feel comfortable with the atmosphere they've created given all the protocols. I bought a friend that had never been to Agio and he loved it! We sat in the small, private room and our server was amazing. *I don't remember his name but he was incredible. Thank you for staying open and allowing us to feel comfortable while enjoying great food and friends.

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vipMarvinS
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have had a great dining experience at Agio Bistro.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great

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vipMarvinS
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent experience at Agio’s. Food is wonderful and ambiance is perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Subpar overpriced food.

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JohnW
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Agio is excellent Italian cuisine with extensive menu and an inviting ambiance . Seasonal specials and great wine list.

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vipKate
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner as always!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and our server was very sweet. I recommend the eggplant parmigiana

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Agio never disappoints. Outstanding food, service and ambiance. Lasagna is the best!

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vipsteven
Chicago
55 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always great. The service by Leo and Rambo is always right on. We enjoy being there!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! Service was excellent and the food was too. Highly recommend Agio😄

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Diercovic
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice outdoor seating, with very attendant waiters and waitresses. Food came out quickly and was still the correct quality for its value. Only criticism would be that indoor seating was seemingly limited.

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adnil5
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always feel 'safe' when dining at Agios. They do an excellent job of social distancing their tables and staff. In spite of the hard times that restaurants are experiencing, the food at Agios is just a delicious as it always has been. And eating on their patio, whether open or closed is always a treat! I heartily recommend the grilled salmon on top of risotto and a fabulous white sauce.

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vipAnitaandNick
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent!!!

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vipValerie
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Surprised restaurant has diners indoors and the bar was full

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vipsteven
Chicago
55 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Leo always takes good care of us and the food is always good.

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vipJoyola
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy dining at Agio’s whether it is a special occasion or a date night. Authentic Italian cuisine & it never disappoints. Seafood stuffed pumpkin is a seasonal favorite and we also had the braised lamb shank that was cooked so perfectly it fell off the bone. The dessert trio is also one of our favorites and last night featured a pumpkin creme brûlée, chocolate mousse, and a mini cannoli. Take out or dine in you won’t be disappointed. Quality, consistency, great food, and great service.

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vipjaneR
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We love Agio and fully understand the current C19 situation. I’m a frequent customer. Our lunch wasn’t our usual great service and quality as the past. Out bread was delivered burned, the salad had little to no goat cheese and our server (who I’ve had many times before) wasn’t quite able to get the bread replaced quickly, etc. I also realize he may have been the only staff there at that time. I will return and know things will go a bit smoothers.

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vipTimS
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Place was nice. Martinis were good. Steak was a bit dry. Mashed Potatoes were awesome.

FAQs

Agio Italian Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (847) 991-2150.

Agio Italian Bistro is rated 4.6 stars by 726 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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