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About Frankie's Ristorante
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.
Tinley Park, IL 60477
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:30pm
171st Street and 94th Ave
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live Music With Blake Alexander on Friday, February 10th at 6:30pm
For Off Site Catering Events, Please Visit WWW.FRANKIESCATERINGIL.COM For Menu And Information
Chef Gaetano Calandrini
Private Party Facilities:
The Old World decor, authentic Italian cuisine and impeccable service make Frankie's Ristorante an excellent choice for your upcoming special occasion. We believe food and celebration go hand in hand. We will put all our expertise to work for you to make your event remarkable.
Private Party Contact:
Angela Santoro: (708) 226-6996
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Frankie's Ristorante Ratings and Reviews
Once again we had a great date night dinner at Frankie’s tonight. We have been trying different dishes the last few times we have been there. Tonight the grilled baby octopus, chicken vesuvio and maiala parmigiana did not disappoint. Of course limoncello is always a great way to end the meal too. Thanks again to Frankie, Travis and the rest of the staff for a great night out.
We try to go to Frankie's about once a month. This time we were seated at a table for 2 in an alcove by the bar. There were people standing behind us and the waitress struggled to get by them with our drinks and food. If they try to seat us there again, we will not take the table.
As always, Frankie’s provided a wonderful and beautiful atmosphere. Service was amazing. The food exceeded our expectations. I brought two colleagues who had never been toFrankie’s. They loved the atmosphere, personal attention by your staff that we received and the food. Thank you again for a another wonderful dining experience.
The wait staff was wonderful and very knowledgeable, they make you feel like you’re eating at home with the family. Frankie always makes his rounds and is a pleasure to talk to every time we dine here. By far the best Italian restaurant with the best ambiance outside downtown Chicago!
We are from out of state and had no idea what Frankie's would be like, but it was one of our best dinners in IL. that we had. Party of 6 and all ages, Frankie's delivered great service, cocktails, and dinner. It will be the first place we eat on our next trip to IL. Thank you Frankie's for a great holiday dinner with my family!
We are regulars here at Frankie's. We throughly enjoy dining here. We usually have Travis, but Carrie has taking great care of us as well. We sometimes dine at the bar with Brittany who is a joy as well. Whoever has taking care of us always does a great job. I have to acknowledge this because you rarely see it, but Frankie is always around making people feel comfortable and welcomed. His sister, Angela setup our baby shower and was just wonderful and accommodating. Great food, beautifully decorated restaurant & wonderful staff makes it a must stop once a week for us. Cheers
We were seated right away for our reservation. Our table was ready with a card wishing us Happy Anniversary. Server was prompt for drink orders and bread arrived right away Salads arrived promptly and were both well prepared and fresh. I had Caesar and prefer it prepared with more garlic. For the entree they accommodated my wife's request for Capilini instead of Linguine for the pasta and I ordered the lasagna. Both orders were delivered promptly. My wife's was huge as so many Italian restaurants serve. My lasagna was a good portion, but a little dry and the noodles slightly pasty. The sauce was robust, but again light on garlic. We ordered cappuccinos and a special desert. A smores tart with Graham cracker crust and house prepared chocolate gnash. WOW! glad we only ordered one. Very good and very rich. The cappuccinos were good but lacked body. Although they acknowledged our anniversary, no effort was made to bring a special desert, comp the one we ordered or offer it for half price as so many other establishments do to recognize an event. With a couple small lapses in service and the minor issues with my lasagna I would rate the experience a B, but would definitely eat there again.
Frankie's has a very extensive regular menu including pastas, meats, and seafoods. In addition there are always daily specials that add to the variety. Every time we eat here we are greeted with a friendly welcome by whoever is working the desk. Our server Debbie was friendly and and attentive. She remembered what my wife and I ordered for drinks from previous visits and she knows our tastes so she knows what specials to recommend. Frankie's is a family run restaurant that takes pride in putting their name on everything they do.
We love Frankie’s! Food here is the bomb. Their Basil martinis I can drink all day. My favorite is the gnocchi in vodka sauce. My wife loves the chicken limone. Frankie always is checking on guests making you feel welcomed. This place is a gem. Check it out
The delicious food and beautiful atmosphere coupled with Frankie and his wonderful staff make this restaurant one of my favorites. A true gem in the south suburbs. In an area where lousy chain restaurants are the only thing around, it is really nice to have a place like Frankie's around.
This was our first time here. The food was excellent. The server was very attentive but not intrusive. She explained the menu and told us about the chef and they're food. It was lively but quiet enough for conversation. Very cozy and festive with decorations for Christmas. We had a 6:30 reservation and were seated immediately upon our arrival. We lingered over coffee and dessert and had a lovely night. Can't wait to go back soon.
Had a family and friend dinner here recently. Couldn’t had a better experience. Amazing ambience! Nice size eating area and cozy bar nestled within. Staff is very friendly and supremely attentive. Drinks and food outstanding. Can’t say enough about this place... PERFECTION!
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