Di Benedetto Trattoria

4.5
95 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for Birthdays
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
If you Love Italian Food...Come!
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Pork, Steak
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 1:30pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Kitchen closes at 9pm
Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
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Phone number
(847) 496-5016
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, DiBenedetto Trattoria can accommodate all your special event
needs.
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Private party contact
Private Event Coordinator: (888) 965-1972
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Catering
Offsite Catering is available upon request.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Huntington Blvd
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Entertainment
Enjoy local entertainers providing live music and dancing Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights.
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Special events & promotions
DB's provides a very personalized approach. We customize our services to fit the needs and budget of each of our clients. We invite you to contact us for more information regarding our event coordination services.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 95 People Are Saying
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4.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Food was great. Server was distracted and messed up our meal but gave us 40
For our next visit. But also charged us for the meal they messed up and an extra glass of wine. We didn’t argue because everything was messed up already we figured it would take too long for them to fix it.

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4.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Been there a few times though last night seemed a little slow service by waitress and salads seemed smaller too

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4.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Service and food is always great. The thing that can make or break a night can sometimes be the other guests and it's hard for the restaurant to really do anything. No fault of the establishment.

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3.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Whereas there was nothing particularly wrong with the experience, there was nothing outstanding about the service or food. It seems like a local favorite, attracted an older crowd, and had a dated feel. The menu was o.k., but not inspired. The rankings on OpenTable were very good, so I was expecting more. I'm sure they have a loyal following, but I feel there are better options for Italian food.

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4.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Service was excellent as was the food. Atmosphere very inviting and comfortable. Price was a little on the high side although the food was excellent both in its presentation and preparation.

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Birthday dinner..Had the 2 specials, neck bones and soft shell crab..Both were outstanding. Service was great. Will be back soon.

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4.0Dined on June 23, 2018

A great choice for Italian cuisine. Authentic entrees made with care and and quality ingredients. I have recommended this for my friends on many occasions !!!

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

I have been here a few times now and have never had a bad experience.

Highly recommend it.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

This is one great place for Italian food...Great service, our server was friendly, knowledgeable, the food was outstanding,,,,This is a place where if you call ahead with a request they will do everything possible to provide it,,,good place for anyone who wants great Italian food...A real neighborhood gem,,,

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

We have been here several times but not in a while. Some things have changed. I miss the owner coming around to the tables to greet the customers. I miss the complimentary limoncello after dinner. I miss the nice Dean Martin, Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra and the like music they used to have. We fell in love with the atmosphere in our early days of dining here. The music was not to our tastes this time. That said, we had good service and the food was very good. The prices seem a little high but maybe that’s always been that way. Anyway, not sure if we’ll be back since it just doesn’t have the same vibe as it used to.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Went to our favorite restaurant for our anniversary. Excellent as always.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Great host. Good entertainment on the weekends. Wine was reasonable by the bottle but most important is the quality of food. Will be back many times with friends

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

The food here is fantastic. We went for lunch and were disappointed that one of our favorite items was not on the menu. We asked the waiter and he said it was a dinner item but they would make it for us. He carefully explained that they would have to charge the dinner price which was fine with us. We have found that they will go out of their way to make you happy.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Food was great and live entertainment was wonderful.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Wonderful service. Felt like a family restaurant where they take a lot of pride in giving you a great experience.

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2.0Dined on April 12, 2018

The Eggplant parm tasted like it had been in the freezer for a long time. Had to go find server to pay bill. Very disappointing experience.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We were seated as soon as we arrived. The hostess and wait staff were welcoming. I ordered a house specialty, grilled scallops with sun dried tomatoes and angel hair pasta. It was very good. My husband had the chicken Milanese which he enjoyed. The atmosphere was pleasant. There aren’t many good Italian restaurants to choose from in the Northwest suburbs. I would recommend this one.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Great food, great wine list, great atmosphere. Always a pleasure to dine with them.

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4.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Nice place to take clients for business dinner. Very good food and excellent service.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We always enjoy our meal, service and entertainment every time we’re there. It is just like being with your whole family!!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

It had been an extended time since I had visited Di Benedetto Trattoria, so I approached the evening as a new guest. We were greeted warmly by the owner and promptly seated at our reservation time. We had a professional and perfect server who was there at all the right times, yet allowed my wife and I to have uninterrupted conversation. We had pre-dinner cocktails that were well made and allowed us to relax. We had a difficult time picking from an enticing, yet not overwhelming menu. The owner returned to see how we were doing and we asked for his recommendations on entrees. I also asked our server as well. They both pointed us in the right direction. My wife enjoyed one of the evening's specials, a pounded pork chop served Saltimbocca style, and she substituted cheese risotto for angel hair. It was fabulous. I opted for the Veal Napoleon, which offered layered veal, eggplant, gorgonzola cheese and mozzarella cheese. To their credit they inquired if I truly liked gorgonzola prior to my selection. It was beautiful, rich and cheesy with delicious layers of goodness.
We enjoyed a nice bottle of Italian wine for dinner that complimented our meal choices perfectly. We had dessert of bread pudding and were provided with complimentary crema di limoncello as an after dinner digestive, that provided a perfect finale.
Both our dishes were prepared with care and originality, but also to provide satisfaction and comfort versus only originality.
The ambiance of a restaurant in a strip mall is always an interesting conundrum, but once inside, I was reminded of a old time supper club back in the day. Warm, inviting and comforting. There was also a pair of singers who serenaded all the diners without being obtrusive or too loud. A very nice touch as well.
All in all it was a great experience, and clearly the food will bring me back in the near term, as I felt I had renewed a relationship with an old friend.

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3.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Food and service were terrific, however the electronic band and singer were annoying! It was amateur karaoke night but, no karaoke!

Bologna’s were genuine and the minestrone soup was fantastic, nothing was hot, it was all warm. I would go back for sure on a night without the music!

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Excellent service! Great food, great family atmosphere.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

This place is adorable on weekends. The singers they have perform are phenomenal and whether you are there on a date or with friends, it is a vibrant atmosphere. The servers are attentive and the food is good. While you can hear the music well because the space is small, you can still easily have a conversation at your table.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

We were in Schaumburg for a volleyball tournament and didn’t want to dine at a chain. We found this on Open Table and estatic that is was amazing! We loved the gods, our waiter and the entertainment! Wo

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines dinner was very nice! Thank you for an enjoyable meal

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Valentines Day dinner. A day early to avoid the crowd. Service is always awesome as well as the food. My wife and I agree that this is our favorite restaurant.

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

They have entertainment starting at 7PM

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2.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Very overrated! My husband and I arrived on time for our 5:30PM reservation on New Year's eve. We were greeted by the hostess with "Can I help you" which was not a very warm welcome. The place was empty except maybe 4 tables one of which was a loud table of 4. So where do they seat us, but right next to the loud table of four. Not exactly a romantic dinner for two when we could not even hear each other speak. Service was okay as was the food, but not worth the price or the drive. Not a good first experience.

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4.0Dined on December 28, 2017

Turn off the TV pictures or position them so they only impact the bar area, and my experience here would be nearly perfect. This is true for so many restaurants I visit these days, and at least they had the volume turned down. But the classier the restaurant, and I'd put D's in that category the more a TV cheapens it for me.

Other than that, the food is great from quality to portions, the owner clearly shows he cares about his patrons, and the service is very good too. The atmosphere is a little 20's jazz club feel and there a nicely understated elegance to the decor.

It's tucked away a bit in strip mall, and other than that taking away a good outside seating option, that does not detract from the experience unless it keeps you away. Don't let it.

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

One of our regular 'go to' places. Always a good meal.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

We love this place. The food is delish! The entertainment on Saturday night is outstanding. This time we saw the SInatra singer and he was amazing. Will go back again and again.

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5.0Dined on November 26, 2017

As usual the Di Benedetto experience was good. Good food, good service and good ambience ... No complaints ☺️

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

One of our favorites! Food is always great. Owner is very nice and sociable.

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

My friends and I celebrated an early Christmas and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Once the music/singing starts the noise level rises but at least we could still hear each other. Food was good and a little pricey but worth it.

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5.0Dined on November 4, 2017

Great night, service good food delicious. There was a singer singing various Italian songs, lovely voice!
Will be back here again fun evening.

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5.0Dined on October 21, 2017

Our table of four each ordered a different item and they were all incredible. Very generous sizes. The calamari appetizer was also very good. And they had a nice selection of wine. For dessert we tried the cannoli and tiramisu and both were delicious. All in all a five star night.

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5.0Dined on September 2, 2017

We enjoyed the ambiance as a family & the food was great. Service was prompt & friendly.

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4.0Dined on September 2, 2017

Took friends to Di Benedetto for their anniversary celebration. All our entrees' were very different and very good with everyone taking lots home. Seafood was very fresh and tasty as was the veal etc. Our server was attentive without being in our face. The wine selected for the evening was also very good.
There is live music during dinner which was lots of fun and entertaining. The volume made it difficult to hear conversations with our friends.
Would definitely come back.

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5.0Dined on September 1, 2017

Food was fantastic! Great atmosphere and live music to boot. Service was excellent.

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