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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.

9501 West 171st Street
Tinley Park, IL 60477
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:30pm
Monday: Closed

Cross Street:
171st Street and 94th Ave

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(708) 226-6996

Website:
http://www.frankiesristorante.com/

Entertainment:

Live Music With Blake Alexander on Friday, February 10th at 6:30pm

Catering:
For Off Site Catering Events, Please Visit WWW.FRANKIESCATERINGIL.COM For Menu And Information

Executive Chef:
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

Additional:
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

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (39)
Neighborhood Gem (33)
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Good for Anniversaries (31)
Good for a Date (28)
Authentic (26)
Cozy (26)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Casual (16)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Comfort Food (14)
Bar Seating (14)
Worth the Drive (13)
Fun (13)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Business Meals (10)
Notable Wine List (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Healthy (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
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Kid-friendly (2)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

We were seated promptly,but had to ask for water and bread after about 10 minutes. Drinks were brought promptly. Wine service, please train your servers to remove the foil covering the cork before trying to remove it

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

My wife and I have dined at Frankie’s a number of times and have never been disappointed. The food is excellent and service top notch. At the prices charged, find the dining experience to be an extreme value.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

One of the suburbs best kept secrets as Frankies restaurant never fails to deliver. Dinner menu is spot on and they also offer nightly chefs specials that are tasty gems. Never fail to impress us.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 7, 2018

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.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Fun
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

We have been here a few times and each time it's been a great. Love the food, excellent service. Friendly staff, highly recommend.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Fun, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

The food and wine were amazing and the staff was very attentive. Would definitely recommend and will go back!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 27, 2017

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!

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Frequent it often ,food and atmosphere are great. They make you feel welcome and special

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Highly recommend for a great dinner out.
Food was great and service was excellent.
Would be nice if a soup or salad was included with the entree.
Regardless, I would absolutely dine there again

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

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!
Mary

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

We enjoy Frankie’s whenever we have been there. The food, the drinks and atmosphere is great! The owner, Frankie, makes everyone feel welcome; especially when he visits his customers, which we like to see in a restaurant. We will return!

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 19, 2017

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

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Service was very slow. We had to wait a while even for a refill of water.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 13, 2017

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.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Food was good we enjoyed

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

It was our Anniversary and we wanted something close to home but nice, Frankie’s was perfect! The staff welcoming and friendly and the food was amazing! Definitely will be going back.

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great food. A little expensive for Italian food

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Always excellent food. This night had a particularly loud group of people next to our table for two. Not complaining, but very hard to hear my spouse.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Enjoyed Frankie's many times...both for dining and showers. Never disappoints!!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Always a great experience

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 6, 2017

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

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great Italian food in a delightful restaurant housed in a strip mall in Tinley Park. We had the evening’s special (mushroom risotto) and gnocchi with meatballs. Both were delicious. A bit pricey, but worth it.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 1, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Fun, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Had an absolutely perfect evening at Frankie’s. Ambience was perfect, food was DELICIOUS. Great value, 4 people ate and a bottle of wine for under $100! Will definitely be back and highly recommend for others

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Incredible food in an outstanding atmosphere. The restaurant was beautifully decorated for the holidays.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Decorations were beautiful, food was awesome. Frankie came by and was great with the kids. Wait staff were friendly and prompt. It was a perfect evening!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

One of our new favorite places! Can’t go wrong with anything on the menu but my staple is the gnocchi with vodka sauce. So delicious....come hungry! You won’t be disappointed!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

This is our favorite restaurant for any special occasion. The food is amazing and service is exceptional. I've been to Italy several times and I feel like I'm back there when I walk into Frankie's. Highly recommend.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great food, great people.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Frankies was awesome food delicious!! Would recommend improvement on receipt took 30 minutes for that. But I did love the food and ambiance!!🍷🍷

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Chose Frankie's for our 10 year anniversary. Setting is lovely. Food was great! Service was great. Really enjoyed ourselves and will definitely come back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Lobster Ravioli special was amazing! As always wonder dining experience!

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

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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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Loved it! Everything about it was wonderful!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Frankies is the best around. The food, service, & it’s always decorated beautifully. We love it here.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We do not live in the area but had a wake close by. I booked it purely by the Yelp reviews which were great. Our server was awesome and so knowledgable. We were greeted right away by the host who was very nice and friendly and went around checking on everyone's table. We got the chef recommended appetizer (sausage and peppers) which was delicious. My husband had a venison dish and I had a sea bass dish. Both were fantastic! I appreciated not being rushed, I felt that it made the dining experience that much more enjoyable. Sadly we were too full for dessert. Maybe next time we will skip the appetizer and save room for dessert!

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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