Di Benedetto Trattoria
Our family-owned Italian restaurant, located in the Forest View Shopping Center, in Hoffman Estates, is just minutes away from Woodfield Mall and several hotels. It’s an ideal location for lunch, dinner, a social gathering, or meeting. Our intimate 100 seat dining room attracts people celebrating their love of good food and good times with family and friends, so reservations are highly recommended.
Whether you join us to savor a classic Italian entrée, a modern signature dish or one of our incredible USDA Prime steaks, your taste buds will not be disappointed.
The restaurant is also known to honor customer requests for off-menu dishes, provided the necessary ingredients are on hand.
Enjoy live music and dancing Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights.
An additional private dining room is available for about 50 guests.
Excellent food. We had 4 different dishes and we all agreed they were each one of the best we had tasted. Well worth a visit!
Restaurant was excellent, great food and service. Our waitress was great, very helpful in recommending dishes. Believe her name was Cher.
We went for father’s day. We wanted to try a new place out and we all love Italian. Unfortunately we were really disappointed. Our waitress was fabulous and very attentive but the food was a total flop. Everything was greasy .. and the pasta was overcooked. Our table ordered chicken Vesuvio with potatoes, chicken Marsala with pasta, Angel hair with AGLIO E OLIO and angel hair with Alfredo sauce. Everything was very bland. There was a ton of olive oil at the bottom of the pasta and the vesuvio. The Marsala gravy was very watery with no taste . The chicken didn’t have any flavor either . We will not be going back.
Amazing food. Prompt, courteous and attentive service.
Thank you - we do our best to make sure everything is perfect! Hope to see you again soon!
Horrendous service & food experience. I have been vegetarian/vegan for almost 10 years, and when my pasta came out, it had chicken in it. Not a big deal - things happen accidentally in kitchens - tickets get misread, things get made wrong, and that I completely understand. I have worked in fine dining restaurants for 15 years. I didn't take a bite so I wasn't totally freaking out - I simply wanted it remade because I was hungry. But when the server comes back to the table 10 minutes after it was very politely sent back by the guest, only to rudely bark at the vegetarian that she definitely ordered chicken, it's flat out insulting. The icing on the cake was that she then said they were currently "RINSING THE NOODLES OFF and remaking the sauce". And I quote, it's "what we do". I couldn't even believe it. After in her table intro, she boasted how everything is made from scratch and to order? Please. We were given a $60 check and both left hungry after my partner pushed his pasta to the edge of the table because he didn't want to eat without me. Such a bad experience.
Katie - I'm sorry there was a misunderstanding with your order and the server. We never rinse off food and I'm sure they were going to remake the entire dish. Everything is fresh and made to order, I'm sure it was just a misunderstanding and we apologize.
Always a great meal. We love this place.
As always everything about the restaurant was excellent 😁
Delicious food, fabulous live entertainment, great owners. They make you feel like family.
We usually go there at least once a month. this time I was disappointed on the bill. We ordered DB's Vodka martini's - a big sign on front door says DB's Vodka MARTINI Rocks, Mix, $6, yet when bill came we were charged $10 for each. we paid the bill thinking we must have misread the poster. But the food and service are great and we will go back as usual.
My guests and I had an enjoyable experience. Thank you.
We enjoy going to Di. Benedetto trattoria. Our choices this time were not to our liking. We always have nice service and will continue to dine there.
Great food! Vittorio always welcoming!
Loved it all! Olgabwas very nice and attentive.
Birthday, good service and food.
We enjoyed our meal, everything was very tasty. The restaurant was very busy so pretty noisy. Our waiter was very friendly and efficient. Will definitely be back again. They had a female singer who sang throughout the whole meal.
Unfortunately could not really hear because of the noise level of diners.
First time at this place and I will return. Good food, good service and good ambience that's reasonably priced!
Active yet relaxing, welcoming restaurant. Good vibes, server attentive and helpful in explaining favorites. Worth trying and we will be back.
This is a wonderful dining experience! The food is excellent and the wait staff attentive. Highly recommend.
Jennifer - Thank you! We look forward to seeing you again soon!!
Our waitress was very good think her name is Cher. Very attentive and I ordered something off the specials because of her recommendation. Pork tenderloins carmelized onions in cream sherry sauce. Delish. Was our first time there and the experience was great.
Chose place at random for business dinner. Everything was first rate from service to
food. All in our party raved about their selection. Would highly recommend!!
Our server was the bartender, Mary, and she was fun, attentive and overall just great. The Osso bucco, aka pork shank, was tasty and delicious and cooked perfectly. The pork fell off the bone without a knife. The lobster ravioli and caprese salad were made similarly well. We enjoyed the Friday night live music. You really need a reservation here as the place is busy. Enjoy!
We went to Di Bennederto’s to celebrate our wedding anniversary. I was looking for a new place to go close to home and found it on the internet. Wow we’re we extraordinarily happy with finding such a great restaurant without any recommendations or previous experience here. We walked in the door and were greeted by the owner. He was very nice and welcoming and wished us a Happy Anniversary right away. Our server came to the table soon after we were seated and he too was very kind and polite. He helped us with the menu choices and went out of his way to provide a special soup for our special needs daughter. Our food was delicious. I had the special, orange roughy with a potato encrusted breading. Delicious!! Husband had chicken Parmesan which he orders often at restaurants and said this dish was one of the best he ever tasted. They treated us to limoncello liquors and desert. Wonderful experience all around. Have already recommended it to friends. We will be back!!!
We are fairly regular customers of Dive retro's, it is by far the best Italian restaurant around. We have never had a bad meal and if want a deviation from the menu it is never a problem.
our first time having dinner at Di Benedetto and I must say, we had an incredible time! food was delicious! my boyfriend was excited to order Osso Buco, and he was not disappointed at all. He finished every bite!
our server, Brian, was very attentive with a delightful personality.
we are definitely coming back!
Great food great ambience and a great bar
Always a fun time. The owners are very personable and take care of all your dinner needs. Making you feel special.
Excellent food, wonderful atmosphere. A delightful evening was had by my husband and I.
Good food but pricey for basic Italian menu. Great service.
The food was really outstanding. Service was fine. Menu was diverse and thoughtfully displayed. This could be a five-star dining establishment if: (1.) The lighting was dimmed (feels way too much like high school gymnasium lighting); (2.) The music was more traditional (Sinatra, etc., not like now, a mixture of things and too edgy, OR maybe even better, go all the way into Italy and do famous opera arias).
One great place. Outstanding food and service..Came for not wife's birthday. I Had neck bones over rigatoni,just like my mother made. She had amazing veal picata..
I made my reservations through open table and checked that this was a birthday. They had my reservation so I assumed they had passed on to the wait help that it was a birthday celebration. This was not the case so no one mentioned the birthday. I was very disappointing as I did not want to mention it at the table. It was to be a surprise. The food was very good but their neglect to follow through on the reservation instructions put a damper on the evening.
Service and hostess very friendly. It was New Years Eve and very busy,so waits weren't concerning . Did not know there would be a special menu AND 2 drink minimum. Too expensive for what we had.
Food was very good. Bar drinks too expensive.$12 for vodka and tonic. Bartender needs to ho to bartending school. I ordered a Scotch Old Fashion with extra bitters and seltzer.
He made it with Jack Daniels, sent it back, replacement was NOT made correct. Will not order mixed drinks next time.
Wonderful service and great entertainment.
Restaurant lacks ambiance but rewards with delicious food and presentation.
Staff is friendly and very attentive.
We went to Benedetto Trattoria on Christmas Day. Did not expect to have a such a good time!!!!! Food was out of this world, the best waiter we ever had, music was AMAZING!!!!!
Thank you for an awesome time!!!!
Terrific meal service and ambiance. There’s something special about dinner with live music. Gianna Casale has a beautiful voice and was so enjoyable to listen to throughout our meal. Our server was very attentive & made great recommendations. The escargot was uniquely prepared and delicious. The OSSO BUCCO with risotto was perfect with ample leftovers for the next day.
Let me start by saying that I struggle giving any restaurant a 5-star review…not so with Di Benedetto’s Trattoria (DB’s)!
First, this is not our first visit to DB’s; we have been dining at DB’s ever since Vittorio opened the doors many years ago. I’m also convinced: Vittorio is never satisfied with status-quo; he continues to set the bar higher.
Tonight, we opted to order our appetizer and entrées from the “Daily Special” menu. For our appetizer, we shared the seasonal Melrose Peppers Ripieni. When available, the Melrose Peppers (stuffed with Italian sausage) are an absolute must! The tomato sherry wine sauce that smothers the peppers is second to none! You’ll use several pieces of bread to soak up every drop of it.
DB’s “regular menu” offers endless choices…and then there’s the “Daily Specials”. We opted to try a new item for our entrées and each had a slight variation of his “Costoletta Di Maiale Pizzaiola”.
When the entrées are delivered to your table, it will take a minute or two before you can pick up your fork. The food looks magnificent…truly a visual feast! My wife preferred her entrée served over mushroom risotto, while I opted for DB’s angel hair pasta. Both exceeded our wildest expectations! The pounded, bone-in pork chop covered the entire plate and was topped with peppers, onions, mushrooms, a touch of tomato and provolone cheese. I’m happy to say that the portion size will allow us to continue enjoying these meals for another dinner!
Bottom line, DB’s continues to serve creative, outstanding meals at reasonable prices. DB’s remains at the top of our list of “go-to” restaurants.
Steve & Carol
This was our first time at DiBenedetto's. Nice ambiance for a strip mall location. Service was very good with a knowledgeable attentive waitperson. Services was neither rushed nor slow, bread and water replenished without asking. We had the minnestrone soup that was excellent and chicken marsala and eggplant parmigiana. Both plates were steaming hot and excellent. We didn't dessert, but the choices looked amazing--next time the chocolate cake or the cheesecake!
Diva is Midwest America’s best female vocalist , but placing her in front of the kitchen door is absurd.
Our server, Bill, was great , but somebody told him a $3.00 up charge as a substitute for salad is ludicrous!