Frankie's Ristorante

4.8
1582 reviews
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Italian
The Santoro Family has been in the food service industry since 1988 through their casual restaurant Frankie’s Beef & Pasta in Oak Lawn and Frankie’s Catering for off site events. From our famous robust homemade Italian sausage and meatballs to our house-made pastas and sauces to our decadent imported Italian desserts, we strive for perfection in our kitchen and have raised the bar high for our service standards. Our customers are treated like guests in the Santoro family’s home and our purpose is not only to make them feel wined and dined, but also pampered. Our chef - born, raised and schooled in his homeland of Italy and with experience in some of the most renowned fine dining establishments in the US and Europe, has found his passion in life in cooking and has brought this passion to each one of his dishes. He maintains a consistent authenticity which has won us rave reviews in the local news media as well as a following among our guests.
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PS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great food our waitress was awesome
Had an after dinner drink at bar before leaving listening to some Frank Sinatra

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DL
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, excellent service, Travis was our waiter and he’s great! Always enjoy our evening at Frankie’s 💕👍🏼

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K
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the whitefish and it was outstanding! It had the most wonderful lemon cream sauce. My husband had the pork chop and that also was tender, juicy and had a wonderful mushroom sauce. Our waitress was a delight and did not rush us at all.

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M
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is always great as is the service. Unfortunately on this visit there was a wedding in the main dining room. They were using the overflow, banquet room for seating. The acoustics were terrible. Too noisy, dinner conversation was very difficult. We will be back, but will probably check what the seating arrangements are prior to going.

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m
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent food & service!!

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L
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Frankie's is one of my fav's. Food, servers and service, and clientele is always top notch. Very friendly environment. Sarah rocks!

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T
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tammy's Birthday

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RN
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful!

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P
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good place.

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KN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary- food, service and ambiance was perfect

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P
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome ,Awesome,Awesome!
This was our second visit We only drive out this way once a year, but this is a must stop
Wonderful wines , a nice selection of food that is well prepared and impeccable service what more could you ask for.

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JA
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Frankie's is home away from home, where the Frankie's family greets you and makes you feel welcomed. Servers and bartenders are also friendly which makes for a fun experience. The food is very good and the ambience is perfect for family, friendship or a romantic evening. I've been a customer for years and I look forward to each visit.

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M
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The server was attentive without being intrusive. The food was excellent.

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MA
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Food good...kind of expensive...way too noisy for conversation...were 6 of us at a long table...round table may have been better for conversation

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BO
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Sara our waitress was great! Chocolate orange mousse was delicious. The homemade noodles were all so good!

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PE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good drinks, good food, good service! The Tuesday special also made it a good value.

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OT
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time trying Frankie’s and have found a new fav! The owner spent time talking with us, had complimentary lemon cello for my husbands birthday, which was fantastic (I’m usually not a Fa). The molten lava cake for dessert....now THAT’S something incredible! We will definitely be back!

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L
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice ambience, good food and service. Frankie is an especially gracious host who stops by the table to make sure everything is going well and chat a moment. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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M
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect as usual. The outdoor patio area is beautiful!

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v
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Frankie's is a must when in the area. A family owned restaurant that truly takes pride in your overall experince.

When you go also request "ABC"...a regulars only item

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OT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I love going to Frankie’s! We feel like family coming for Sunday dinner. The food is so fresh and delicious. The new homemade pasta is to die for. So light and flavorful. My husband loves their sausage and peppers, he says it’s the best ever. Frankie, the owner is always making us feel so welcomed. He does a nice job with everyone I notice. Ask for his limoncello! It’s the bomb!

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M
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite restaurant. When I asked my husband, Bill,where he wanted to go for his birthday there was no doubt it would be Frankies!

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TJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed our experience as always Frankie’s the best

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D
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent as always. Chicken piccata special was fantastic. On tuesday nights they have
a soup or salad, one of 5 chosen entrees and dessert for $19.95. Such a deal!!! We all loved it!

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MS
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food quality and menu choices
Now making fresh pasta in-house!!

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MR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific Frank is great!!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great personal touch! Frankie’s never disappoints! Fabulous food, drinks, atmosphere, service, and detail!! All the beautiful lights make the ambiance so warm and special. Thank you for always being so attentive and delicious!

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BB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love this place! Frankie, the owner makes you feel like family. Delicious food, great cocktails. Highly recommended.

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LM
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy the delicious meals at Frankie's Ristorante. It's a little challenging because of the noise leverl - mostly on weekends - but it doesn't keep us from coming back. Wait staff is delightful.

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YK
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

It took so long to get the food after ordered.
One of the orders (7 people total) was not what we ordered. You replaced it with correct one upon our complaints, but we had to ask to wrap it because we had to leave due to the next schedule.
You charged full price with 20% tip, which I was not happy about it.
Service is not what I usually get at Frankie's.

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LD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food. Frankie made our experience one to remember, through his conversation and superior customer service. I would recommend Frankie’s Ristorante to anyone.

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F
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

quaint , neighborhood restaurant with great food, drink and wait staff

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CJ
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You always feel like family here. It's a welcoming Italian "home". Always great food and service.

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SF
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Brittany was amazing and was attentive but not overbearing. Food was on point and her recommendations were wonderful. Really enjoyed the salmon and octopus.

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BC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at Frankie’s is awesome! We had a wonderful prix fixe dinner, which was absolutely delicious at a very reasonable price. Service was outstanding, ambience was great too. We were able to talk easily as it wasn’t too loud. We enthusiastically recommend Frankie’s.

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RJ
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent across the board; even though it was our first time, we we’re treated like family.

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MC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always Fantastic! Highly recommend!! It is our regular Friday , Saturday go to for a delicious outstanding meal and Santoro hospitality!!!

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MB
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good food and great staff

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OT
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A perennial favorite. Since Sabatino’s on the north side has closed, Frankie’s has the best Italian food in the city. Chef Caladrini host Frankie and Travis our favorite waiter make each visit a special treat

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WK
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not just the best in the southwest suburbs, the best in the Chicago Metro area.

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