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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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Frankie’s never disappoints!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down best Italian restaurant around!

EP
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were seated in a corner table which was very nice. They had a card recognizing our anniversary and comped our dessert. My only complaint was that I did not know the entrees came with potatoes and vegetables so I ordered side dishes. I wish the waitress would have pointed that out to me. Everything was very good though overall.

l
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The service, food and atmosphere was awesome. Love this place.

r
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only thing bad was the CHICAGO weather. Our server Karen was the best! Food was awesome!

MR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Frankie's is always a favorite of my husband and I. We don't get to go out very often, but when we do, we always come here. The food is exquisite, the staff is kind and welcoming, and you feel like you are eating with family.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good and service!

LH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Could not have asked for better service or food preparation. Excellent all the way around!

KN
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, fantastic food and service!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were on a double date and had a wonderful time. Excellent service, Frankie even stopped by and the food was delicious!

SA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always. Fantastic food and service. Frankie is always a cordial host and makes sure ALL of his customers are satisfied.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience2

Food is very good - pasta especially but it took a long time for the food to come out. it’s not a big place and it is very loud.

m
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food, and atmosphere
Would highly recommend

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good value Wednesday’s 2 for 1 pasta with plenty left over to take to work for a delicious lunch!

CB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff are always so welcoming and friendly. We were seated right away but had an issue with one of the people in our party arriving very late. This delayed our dinner significantly, they were very understanding and accommodating.

K
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go to Frankie's regularly because the staff is wonderful and the food is consistently great! We would recommend to anyone who likes good Italian food and seafood.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful NYE dinner at Frankie’s. Fantastic menu, specials were varied and superb. Service was outstanding.
Staff from owners to servers were extremely attentive.
Highly recommend for any occasion, weeknight to special, always the best restaurant experience. 5 star Highly recommended.

L
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was beautifully decorated on New Year's Eve, the service was good and the food excellent (as always). Both of the hosts, Frankie and Vincente, came by the table to say hello and wish us Happy New Year. It was a wonderful dinner and experience.

MR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a good time at Frankie’s the service is great
And the food is so delicious

WK
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, outstanding service with just the right personal touch

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautifully decorated dining room for New Year’s Eve. Our wait staff was very good. I ordered the Special 16oz Rib Eye. Yummy! Overall, we couldn’t ask for a better dining experience.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always

BL
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service was poor.

S
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ALWAYS a great meal. Everyone is so pleasant & helpful waitress gave great suggestions
Owner visited our table to make sure everything was perfect love going to Frankie’s
My family catered for Christmas Dinner It was fantastic everyone enjoyed a fabulous meal

JT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we come here, we get excellent service, the owners are very friendly and the food is always prepared perfectly. Especially loved the Lobster Bisque! We will definitely be back again and again!

KS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding! Travis was our server and he gets it perfect every time!

CB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a family dinner as part of our Christmas celebration. We had a party of 6 adults. This would have been a 5 star review across the board but the table we were seated at was too small for 6 adults. My niece had to sit off the corner edge of the table because if we placed her on the end she would have been in the way of servers. Most tables are set for groups of 2 or 4. We couldn’t move closer because we were against a wall.
Food was excellent. Server was exceptional. If we had a little more space it would have been perfect.

DK
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything about Frankie's

DB
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have asked for Travis to be our server many times and are never disappointed by him or the food. One of my favorite restaurants.

NN
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great friendly, family atmosphere where you always feel welcome. The food is some of the best Italian food around.

m
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Frankies is a wonderful family owned Italian restaurant The menu has a lovely selection to choose from with daily specials. The wine and beverage menu is guaranteed to please
Our food was delicious!!! The staff are so attentive and friendly!!! I highly recommend this restaurant!!

I
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Overall excellent experience. Our waitress had too many tables in two different locations so she was having some trouble keeping up; that wasn’t her fault and we really enjoyed her. We love this place; a fantastic place to spend Christmas Eve dinner!

BM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always outstanding. The service is perfect. Never feel like Ive been rushed there.

MW
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As we close out the year and welcome in 2020 there are many options to eat but there is no other place we would rather be than Frankie's . Special Thanks to the Santoro Family for the magnificent hospitality, delicious food and service. And while we truly love and appreciate the entire staff of Frankie's Carrie is the one who takes our dinning experiance from amazing to spectacular.

If you haven't been to Frankie's you truly need to go. And go more than once. I assure you each and every time will be better than the last.

NH
New Orleans
25 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have only recently discovered Frankie’s through an acquaintance’s recommendation. We have now been twice and are eager to return. Our first visit was the day after Thanksgiving. Many regulars were in attendance and we took that as a good sign. When we told our server it was our first visit, we immediately felt like we were being treated as regulars too. Very warm and welcoming. Besides great service, we greatly enjoyed the food. We shared the pulpo for a starter. My husband enjoyed the lemon chicken and I loved the lasagna. I brought half of it home! We also enjoyed a bottle of wine and found the wine list attractive and fairly priced. We met Frankie as we were leaving and he apologized for not having come to our table. Friendly and personable. Our second visit was just as enjoyable. Travis was our excellent server that evening. We began with the special flatbread that included butternut squash. Took most of it home for lunch the next day. I enjoyed the pillowy gnocchi with vodka sauce while my husband opted for the short rib pasta special. We have yet to try dessert because we have been too full! Our second visit was right before Christmas, so we bought a $100 gift certificate—for ourselves. Merry Christmas to us!

M
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful family atmosphere. The food and service is outstanding.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent as always. The owner is very friendly and personable. I highly recommend you enjoy an evening at Frankie’s

TS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at Frankie’s is always a great experience. The atmosphere, service, food and drinks are always five star! I highly recommend Frankie’s to everyone I know!

j
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall , one of the best restaurants and best Italian dining spots in the Chicago area. Fresh, innovative, nice atmosphere, friendly staff and owners. I can't say a bad word about this place. Frankie, the owner's con, was working in the kitchen Saturday night.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience!