Frankie's Ristorante

4.9
2222 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2222 people are saying
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vipajw718
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time back inside since the pandemic. I felt very comfortable. They do an excellent job with protocols by taking temperatures before being seated. The food iand service s always excellent. I will be coming back for sure.

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MegC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Travis was wonderful. He made great recommendations and provided wonderful service. The ambience was perfect and food quality was outstanding - thank you Chef!

10/10 recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. The chef outdid himself with the specials. My French 75 was perfect. And the service, as always, was impeccable. Love Travis❤️and the bonus was seeing Frankie on his birthday.

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thomas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was excellent. My wife and I enjoyed the zesty flavors of the pasta dishes. The mixed house salad was also very tasty with great textures.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is always wonderful at Frankie’s. Best calamari and whoever makes the banana cake deserves an award.

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MichaelA
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and excellent service. This is easily my favorite restaurant and is well-worth the trip.

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JDGMR
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding homemade pasta and sauces. Very fresh seafood. We have come to Frankie's regularly for at least 10 years and have never been disappointed. They treat you like family.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Frankie’s is a wonderful place to have an evening out.
From the moment you get out of the car.
Beautiful lighting, flowers and music usher you in.
The host is always smiling and very inviting.
The servers and bartenders almost always say hello and remember your name and what you like.
Frankie.. regardless of how busy the restaurant is .. always takes a moment or more to say hello....
Always acknowledges someone new in the crowd and makes you feel special.❤️
The food is delicious !
And there are always new additions to the menu.
Last but not least desserts are also delicious and there is always a chocolate item !!
All in all...
It’s an absolutely wonderful restaurant !

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Silvy
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Frankies’s never disappoints! From the staff, to the food and the perfect lighting I always have a great time. The authentic Italian dishes are delicious. Special shout out to Travis who does an exceptional job and Frankie for making us feel like family! 5 star restaurant in my opinion!

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JeanC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Karen was our server and she was amazing! I will always request her when dining at Frankie’s!

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vipAllison
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was great! The food was very good as well as the martinis! We celebrated a birthday and would definitely return to celebrate another!

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vipDaveK
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday as well as several other people at dinner. And yet each of us was singled out as if the restaurant belonged to us individually. I don’t know how they do it, but amazing food, outstanding service, and an ambiance for every day or special day. This family knows the restaurant business! Thanks to Frankie and team for another memorable evening!

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MichaelW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Good food and great service.

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vipFood
Chicago
187 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s so nice to see people coming out and dining out again. Frankie’s still practices safety with temperatures taken upon arrival and masks to the table. Frankie and his staff here are the best! We always enjoy our dinner and of course the service. We love coming here!

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LetsDine
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Frankies for my wife’s birthday. Food and service was excellent as always. Frankie has a way of making you feel special every time you visit.

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DavidB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Frankie always does a great job, and is personable and helpful with menu choices. His restaurant has become one of family's favorite go-to spots!

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JohnG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent experience. Great food, great service.

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HollyR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. Our waiter was very attentive and accurate. Our wait time was minimal, our table was ready when we came in. And everyone had masks on and the tables were spaced apart!

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WilliamR
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent choice if you are looking for expert service from all employees and delicious Italian food.

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CatC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were fortunate enough to get a reservation for Easter. We felt very safe as our temperatures were taken upon arrival and with a very friendly welcome greeting. Our server was so wonderful explaining the specials/ answering any questions with the dishes. Everyone loved their different entrees and our shared apps. It is one of our favorite places and every time we are always so happy.

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stevem
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants I’ve been in! Wonderful place for any occasion

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Qreview
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Enjoyable. A bit pricey for the location, but worth it nonetheless. Staff was attentive. Food was tasty.

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vipNancyS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Frankies goes above and beyond to make every visit memorable!!

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Brandong
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has to be the best restaurant I have visited since being in Illinois by far. Thank you for the wonderful experience

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vipJake
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a very good experience. Server was Carrie and she was terrific. Food was very good, fish special was fantastic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Frankie’s is always one of the most welcoming places to dine. The food is devine, the service is top notch, and the atmosphere perfect for a night out with friends, date night, anniversary or whatever your looking for. The risotto is some of the best I’ve ever had and if you love chicken parmigiana try it here you won’t be disappointed.

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vipMitchell
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was a really cute place, with very solid food, nice atmosphere and excellent service. I got the Piccolo Piatti which gave me a choice of a starter/entree/dessert and was a nice value. My husband got the Veal Limonata and he loved his meal. The bread was delicious and the place had a really homey, neighborhood vibe. We were were on our way to another Town, but stopped there in Tinley Park and I am really glad I picked this place!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and food

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RuthW
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have enjoyed Frankies over the last 6 years. I was just as great both food and service
after COVID-19. Thanks for another great experience.

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vipFredG
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as always. Would highly recommend.

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MarieF
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was perfect, as usual. The lentil soup was the best we’ve ever had. The service and atmosphere was perfect!

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LynnW
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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vipFood
Chicago
188 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Frankie’s! The service, whether it’s Travis, Carrie or Karen. They’re all great! Food is always great! We love when we get to chat with Frankie as well. He’s always so welcoming. His limoncello is the best!

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vipBillV
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Proportions are not huge but adequate. All in all a great place for fine Italian dining. I'll be back. Thanks

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the food was great. Tuesday night Prix Fixe menu was perfect. Great wine recommendation by our waitress. Our favorite local date night spot never disappoints. Love how Frankie always make everybody feel like family.

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ChelseaB
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a 10/10 experience at Frankies- we had a small work dinner and had such a nice time. Great Food, even better service. We love coming here!

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Becky
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere, the food, the service were all TOP NOTCH!

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Allie
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I always love to go to Frankies for our kid free date night. The drinks, food, and atmosphere is the best around. Our server, Carrie, was very attentive and we really enjoyed her company and joked! Can’t wait to go back next month!

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RichW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are regulars at Frankie's and it has been a delightful experience every time. The staff is amazing, the food is perfect, and we always look forward to catching up with the owner.

FAQs

Frankie's Ristorante does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Frankie's Ristorante also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (708) 226-6996.

Frankie's Ristorante is rated 4.9 stars by 2222 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.