Di Benedetto Trattoria

4.6
148 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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.
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DR
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal. We love this place.

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JE
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always everything about the restaurant was excellent 😁

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LK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, fabulous live entertainment, great owners. They make you feel like family.

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JB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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m
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My guests and I had an enjoyable experience. Thank you.

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K
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

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.

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LC
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Vittorio always welcoming!

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NL
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved it all! Olgabwas very nice and attentive.

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JP
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Birthday, good service and food.

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D
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

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LL
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First time at this place and I will return. Good food, good service and good ambience that's reasonably priced!

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L
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Active yet relaxing, welcoming restaurant. Good vibes, server attentive and helpful in explaining favorites. Worth trying and we will be back.

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KR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

Kathy

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BL
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!!

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AP
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentines Day

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MK
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!!!

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JE
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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C
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great ambience and a great bar

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KL
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a fun time. The owners are very personable and take care of all your dinner needs. Making you feel special.

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VP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, wonderful atmosphere. A delightful evening was had by my husband and I.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food but pricey for basic Italian menu. Great service.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

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).

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GR
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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..

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LR
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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KR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

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.

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J
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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.

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DS
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Wonderful service and great entertainment.
Restaurant lacks ambiance but rewards with delicious food and presentation.
Staff is friendly and very attentive.

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NT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!!!!

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PM
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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I
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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!

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GM
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

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!

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MR
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Was told only upon ordering dinner, it was a (2) dinner minimum due to entertainment that night. It wasn’t brought up during the Special or menu explanation. Nor was it brought up when an appetizer was ordered. We always split a dinner when we go out. We sat down at 5:30 and the entertainment started about 8:00 when we were walking out. Totally scammed.

Di Benedetto Trattoria
Responded on December 3, 2018

Mr. Mark, thank you for taking the time to review us. As a reminder we pay Open table a fee of $2.50 per person, when guest book a reservation from Open table. You are also required to purchase 2 dinner as well, when you book with open table! Also we do required 2 dinner purchase on friday and saturday! Its in print in the Special card ! Thank you, Vittorio Di Benedetto

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SB
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great atmosphere and staff. Food was good, entertainment and dancing was fun. We will be back for sure!

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RO
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was a girls night, first time at DiBenedetto’s, we will be back.
Great server-Tudor!!!!

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k
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food, great service, and great hospitality. I would recommend DiBenedetto's to anyone looking for a great weekend night out as well as for a family meal during the week. It is always great.

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DF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food and were very helpful when we had a dead battery in our car. Kitchen staff came out and jumped the car for us.

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CD
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good service with a family touch, food was prepared and certianly a quality over quantity palce

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