Frankie's Ristorante

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$30 and under
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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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B
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Having just visited Rome a couple months ago, this is as authentic as it gets! Will absolutely be coming back! If it's possible, the service was even better than the food!

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

This was our first visit. The food was very good. My husband had lasagna which was a good mix of pasta cheese and sauce. I had the lobster ravioli the flavor was very good but could have been hotter. The bread was a bit stale to us. Our server brought over limoncello at the end of our meal compliments of the owner...that was delicious!

F
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely dinner. The food was delicious, we were not rushed, and the service was very good.

RS
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 3

Unfortunately they placed our table for 8 right next to their live music and that made conversation impossible. You almost had to yell to be heard and could not hear the response. They didn't tell me in advance and could not change the location. Our main purpose was to get together and converse as well as have a fine dinner. That didn't happen. Very disappointed.

M
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Frankie’s Ristorante is the best of the best! They make their own pasta in house. Incredible food, staff, owners, atmosphere! Our favorite!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

On this particular night my husband and I came in so we could dine and listen to music. We normally do not go out to eat on a Friday night but I had received the email about live music and we were excited about this. We made our reservations and arrived at 5:45. The hostess sat us at a table at the far back of the main dinning room. I told her we came in to eat and listen to music. She said we would be fine because the music was so loud we could hear it back where we were sitting. So let me tell you, the entire hour or so we could not hear anything. Upon leaving, I approached the hostess with our disappointment, and rather then apologize, she came up with every excuse under the sun why it was not her fault. The music was played in your other dinning room and yes it was her fault. It was a expensive evening for us, we enjoyed our dinner but unfortunately NO music!

MW
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great time, great food and best staff anyone could ask for.

a
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful dinner & Travis treated us like royalty!!!!

MR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best

GC
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An overall excellent experience and I intend to dine at Frankie's more often.

b
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

For the first time had not so good meal pasta was hard along with 2 of my daughters dishes waiter took them back but at that point dinner was over maybe just a bad night but definitely disappointed

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always great

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

Was great food as usual and the staff was outstanding!! They always make you feel like your eating dinner with family!

JM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

food was good and service was excellent. food was hot when served. would recommend to family and friends. will be back soon

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely dinner, the food was very good and the Owner came around a couple times to make sure everything was going well. I really appreciated that.

KN
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, service . The entire meal was an experience. Highly recommend this place.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great time. Excellent food and great service!

K
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious as always, love the lasagna with vodka sauce!! Karen our waitress was great! Love Frankie’s Ristorante!!

F
Chicago
179 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time here with our group of friends. Our server Karen was hilarious! Everything was so good! Those basil martinis tho! My husband and I come here often and glad our friends enjoyed it as much as us. Thank you for the limoncello Frankie

KF
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy dining at Frankie's. Our server Karen was outstanding.

WS
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service. Great company. Never a bad meal here. Highly recommend ❤️

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Frankie and the servers are so kind. Awesome food and cute ambiance.

SB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I usually don’t write reviews, but our server made the meal outstanding. I eat out a lot and appreciate good service. Karen was the best! Great recommendations on the menu, friendly and fun. Food was very good. Restaurant was nice. Nice start to our evening out.

JW
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Frankie’s! Favorite go to with my husband. Went with friend this time & as usual amazing!!!

CB
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I can not praise the customer service enough. The host, waiter, and bus staff were outstanding. The owner, Frankie, worked the room like a well oiled machine. And the food? Two thumbs up! 👍🏽👍🏽

MB
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been going there for years. Never changes. Always great.

JF
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & atmosphere. Our server was personable, attentive & fun!

t
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Haven't been to Frankie's in a while . . gotta get back soon!!! Our reservation with Open table was 7:15 and got there at 6:45. The Maitre D asked if we could wait a bit outside for the table to be available. I had checked the box for the reason for the dinner was a "date". He came outside where we were seated and waiting with Two Glasses of Champagne!! He then stated congrats on your anniversary . . . I fessed up later and admitted that we were just on a date and he smiled. What a classy move on his part!!
Well, the dinner and service was excellent and had gluten free pasta with vodka sauce. Great tasting and will get back there soon!! Ciao!!!

l
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite Italian restaurant in the area. It’s a breath of fresh air to enjoy authentic cuisine. Unfortunately there’s mostly chain restaurants in the area. Frankie makes everyone feel like family.

JD
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are regulars at Frankie's. The food is consistently excellent. The menu varies and the specials are something we look forward to. We were there with our son and his wife. They make every member of your party feel like family.

MC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Frankie's for our first date and now it’s where we celebrate every anniversary! As well as just going there for amazing food anytime!

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

As always, my wife and I had a thoroughly enjoyable dining experience at Frankie’s.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They have meticulous attention to detail.. The food is phenomenal. You feel like you are in your grandmother's kitchen and she is cooking just for you!

VM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Frankie’s never disappoints! Amazing food and service. Tonight special was a veal chop which was perfect. Celebrating a birthday and they came out with a special desert and said happy birthday the moment we arrived.

CN
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service ALWAYS great!

P
Chicago
55 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

First time here and was greeted nicely and owner did welcome us at the table. Waitress did nice job considering only two wait staff that night for a full restaurant. I'm a bread guy and this crusty bread just did not do it for me. Seems a little stale but that's just me. Our pasta dish and chicken dish were good.

LH
Naples
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 1

Music is WAY TOO LOUD. Hard to have a conversation. Food is good; need more wait staff; slow service. The loud background music ruined our dinner. Unless this is toned down, will definitely not be back.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved this place. Great food, great staff, great service. We live 25 miles away and we will most definitely be back.

MS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you Frankie’s for another awesome dinner with great desserts and drinks. 😘

DG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal. Enjoyed the night. We will be back.

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