Frankie's Ristorante

4.8
1541 reviews
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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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M
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always delicious at Frankies!
Frankie always remembers you to and says hello!

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OT
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A perennial favorite. Specials menu had risotto with short ribs. Superb. Travis’ our waiter wine rev outstanding

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JJ
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Frankie's Is Family! The food and atmosphere is The Best! Particularly this Mother's Day when Frankie personally took care of us and squeezed us in after we missed our reservation.

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F
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Service was a little slow. Travis had a large party after we sat and most of his attention was there. He offered to bring my wine before dinner was served to allow it to breath but he forgot to bring it. I love the food and Frankie’s it was just a busy day.

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VC
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife really enjoyed her Mother's Day celebration at Frankie's. We always have a great time. From the greeting at the front door, the service, food, wine - everything was a real pleasant dining experience.

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JF
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a perfect experience at Frankie's Ristorante in Tinley Park. Great food and great service, even when the place is busy.

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RN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was great, unfortunately the music was way to loud. Multiple tables including our group
Stated the same.

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AV
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience, you are treated like family!

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TK
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is amazing!!! The food was amazing and the owner took the time to come to our table to see if we needed anything. We will definitely be going back!!

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DC
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The calamari was very tasty we loved their breading. Everyone enjoyed their food and the waitress was very nice.

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S
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and the service is good. Everybody who works there is super nice

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OT
Cincinnati
27 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This was our first time here and we were celebrating a graduation. The service was wonderful! Every person made our experience so positive. Everyone loved their entree (5 different items) as well as the appetizers and salads. They surprised our graduate with a Limoncello toast for us all. It was a lovely ambiance and perfect spot for our small gathering. Can’t recommend it highly enough if you are in the area.

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DM
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal, they do a fantastic job!! Everything was wonderful

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CS
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love dining at Frankie’s. They always make you feel special and appreciate your business. The food, drinks and service are always excellent.

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TS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner at Frankie’s is always a great experience- a delicious meal, exceptional service, and a wonderful time. The staff is always warm, welcoming and attentive.

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

Anniversary

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MR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place to eat

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

Open Table keeps asking me to rate Frankies. Seriously ? You haven't figured out we love this place yet ? Homemade pasta, home made sauces, Great Chef, Great Owners, Great staff (ABC) The question is why isn't everyone going there. CALL TODAY and make your reservations

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KH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Frankie’s to celebrate a birthday. Brittany took care of us and provided excellent service. All of our meals were amazing! We can’t wait to go back for dinner.

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

Love the place, loved the food, loved the owners ! Great night !

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BB
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Took my son and daughter-in-law and their 15 month old along with my daughter here for a dinner to celebrate their 6th anniversary. We were all very pleased with everything. We had three cocktails and two glasses of wine (total, not each) and the restaurant gave us all (not the baby) a free shot of lemon-cello after dinner.

We started with a dozen of the baked clams, which were good. One Maiale (pork) parm, one Vongole pasta and two Linguine Frutti de Mare, all of which were excellent. Portions were very good, plenty for even the big eaters. Not inexpensive but worth the price, although I wish a salad came with the dinner. Our bill totaled $172 after tax and before tip.

Service was excellent as well, as they all seemed to love the baby. No complaints at all from any of us and I would definitely recommend Frankie's.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I don’t usually write that many reviews, but I have to comment on this restaurant. It’s been a while I’ve been here for whatever reason. The food, service, & New decor is wonderful. We had the grilled octopus for a starter and it was probably the best I’ve ever had. I had the Gnocchi in vodka sauce (vodka sauce was the best I’ve tasted) & my fiancé had the salmon. She said it was outstanding. We met Frankie, as he was walking around greeting patrons as I noticed. Very welcoming and personable. We enjoyed him telling us his family story. Then he brought over his homemade limoncello. Ummm wow! Soooo good. Needless to say, we will be back!

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J
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easter special menu

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EJ
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

It was a first time for my wife, myself and 4 friends. They all enjoyed their meals tremendously. I ordered a pasta/seafood dish and asked for substitute ingredients. None of them were added and the pasta was undercooked, even after asking for a redo. I decided to take my meal home and doctor it up myself. Honestly, no garlic? Really? No white wine or butter? Really?

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L
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and wonderful ambiance. Love this restaurant!

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l
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A little Noisy but the Lasagna Bolognese is outstanding!

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M
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They just purchased a pasta machine and now make ALL of their pasta. It was absolutely amazing!!! Frankie’s is not afraid to spend money to better serve their customers!

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CR
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service, Wednesday 2 for 1 pasta deal, and a special card and treat for our birthday girl! It made for a delightful experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful
Best in the south suburbs

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a
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, reasonably priced. Atmosphere is nice. Great date night place. 5oz filet mignon that you don't usually see at restaurants. Perfect size for the ladies.

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M
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wait staff is always friendly and informative. Food is always exceptional! Service is very attentive but not overly attentive.
Frankie’s is our go to place for a wonderful meal!

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CJ
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food. We loved this place for 11 years and hope to do so for many more.

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TK
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

All was as expected and anticipated. Enjoyed the evening!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Frankie and Chef went above and beyond as always!

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MH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place never fails to meet my expectations. Food and Service is outstanding!!

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TO
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place

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

Travis was our waiter and was fantastic. Attentive but not overly bearing. We had the grilled octopus for appetizer and it was amazing. It was fresh and not chewy. The char on the fish was perfect and the flavors just burst in your mouth.
The chicken limone and the risotto with Scottish scallops are fantastic as well. The scallops were so fresh. They just melted in your mouth. The chicken was tender and flavorful.
We finished with the chocolate lava cake. It was average .
Always a great dining experience and enjoyed it.

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RO
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Experienced unbelievable seafood and a very well curated and not pricey wine list.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food
Great people
We’ll most certainly be back

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

I keep saying it but service is second to none. We eat hear every friday at 5 but tonight we have a reservation for 6 Frank obviously knows this as I get a phone call just to make sure we didn't mean 5.

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