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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 Dining, Bar/Lounge, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Three Course Prix Fixe Meal for $19.95

Tuesdays from 4:30 PM - 8:30 PM

2 for 1 Pasta Wednesdays From Special Pasta Menu

Wednesdays from 4:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Be Happy From 4:30-6:00pm Weeknights At Frankie's!

Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Tuesdays from 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Specials

Three Course Prix Fixe Meal for $19.95

Tuesdays from 4:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Details

Three Course Prix Fixe Meal for $19.95. Excludes Tax and Tip. Dine in only. House Salad + choice of 4 popular menu items + gelato or sorbet. Special valid Nov 7, 2017 - Nov 28, 2017 on Tuesdays from 4:30 PM - 8:30 PM.

2 for 1 Pasta Wednesdays From Special Pasta Menu

Wednesdays from 4:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Details

Enjoy one of our five delicious pasta entrees up to $17.50 & get one compliments of the house. With the purchase of a alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverage per person. Dine in only. Limit two free pastas per table. One pasta allowed per guest. Excludes Tax and Tip. Up to 17.50. No to go orders allowed and no seafood pastas included. Special valid Nov 1, 2017 - Nov 29, 2017 on Wednesdays from 4:30 PM - 8:30 PM.

Be Happy From 4:30-6:00pm Weeknights At Frankie's!

Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Tuesdays from 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Details

Join us at the bar weeknights Tues-Fri in September from 4:30pm-6:00pm $5 small plates of our most popular appetizers* $5 Select Wines, Rose, Prosecco, Absolut & Chopin Martinis* *Must be ordered & put in computer by 6pm to qualify*. Excludes Tax and Tip. Small Plates Shrimp Cocktail Bruschetta Mini Meatballs Sausage & Peppers. Special valid Nov 1, 2017 - Nov 30, 2017 on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Tuesdays from 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM.

Frankie's Ristorante Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.7

service

4.7

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4.7

value

4.5

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Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (37)
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Creative Cuisine (15)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Fun (13)
Business Meals (12)
Comfort Food (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Healthy (7)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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

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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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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 3, 2017

If you want outstanding food, great atmosphere, and amazing people/staff to be around then go to Frankie's Ristorante. They never disappoint.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Casual, Business Meals, Cozy, Happy Hour
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Food was fabulous as always. My wife and I love Frankie's. Our server Travis was wonderful, attentive and spot on with his recommendations.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Fabulous food and atmosphere! Family owned and operated and everyone is treated like family from the moment you walk in!

Tags: Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Fantastic! All-around wonderful experience with truly great food. A beautiful room with delicious cocktails and a enjoyable ambiance. Service is extraordinarily personal and professionally friendly. I keep going back!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Casual, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 26, 2017

We four had a great time celebrating a friend's special birthday.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 25, 2017

The risotto special was very good. The chicken parm not so much. It took a while to get bread and the waiter forgot to order our salad. Desserts were delicious.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food was excellent. However, it was very crowded and it took 4 times asking for them
to bring us bread. All in all though, it was very good.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great place
Exceptional food
Nice authentic atmosphere
Homey original taste and recipes

Tags: Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Love the service and great food at this Italian restaurant.

Tags: Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Frankies dining was Fantastic. tHe owner is person who impresses me. He talks to the customers, suggests dinners and makes you want to come back.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We love Frankie's and this date night dinner did not disappoint. Our waiter Travis was wonderful and Frankie is always a great host. This is a great neighborhood restaurant for drinks and dinner. Our dinner choices were delicious and ended the evening with some limoncello. Looking forward to doing another cooking class too here hopefully. Give them a try for catering too -- we have always been pleased with the food for parties at our home too.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 12, 2017

I took my cousin here for her birthday. Staff was wonderful and food was good but pricy, they charge city prices and I would say while the overall quality was good, it's not quite up to city standards. Would go again for a special occasion. Also I consider this place very traditional American Italian food.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great food, excellent service. Would definitely recommend.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great meal, the staff goes the next mile to make sure your satisfied

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Authentic
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

Food is always delicious here. Love their calamari. If you go ask for Travis he is an excellent waiter. Missed him this time.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fun, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Excellent , the owner does a great job making sure everyone feels welcome and special. Great staff and they make a great cocktail .
I highly recommend

Tags: Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Frankie is the best. Always treats you like family. The whole staff does. Debbie and Travis always remember us and give us great service. Love the place. The only problem I would have at all is the prices are getting a little high for an italian restaurant. it is very good so I guess it is worth it but there are a lot of really good italian restaurants in the area that are not as expensive. I go to other italian restaurants but still always comeback to Frankies even with the prices. It feels like home and that is how you are treated.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Excellent, as always!! Already looking forward to our next visit!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Cozy
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

The gnocchi is always amazing. The environment is always romantic.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Frankie's was delicious as usual. My husband had the chicken Vesuvio and I had the chicken Parmesan. Yum, Yum. Don't forget to try Insalata Frankie. It's the best.

We won't go anywhere else for Italian food.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Every time we go to Frankie's it is always enjoyable. I dine out often & Frankie and his staff treat you like your family. We love the specials but their vodka sauce is so good you want to drink it. The limoncello is a treat. We always come back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Simply the best restaurant in the southwest suburbs. This is a family run venue and they take the time to make you feel like you are part of the family. Even the staff is very friendly and very attentive to your every need. The bar is fun and they have a nice sized banquet room for small groups. We had our 25th wedding anniversary party here a few years ago and everyone loved it. Simply the BEST!!!!!!!

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Casual, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 14, 2017

When your server is the best part of the meal, you know you are in trouble.
Chicken was tough, sauce too heavy and soup tasteless.
It was a " hot and a lot" type meal.
Prices were reasonable.
Appears overrated.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on September 13, 2017

Superb food. Homeade pasta & sausage to die for. Calamari was PERFECT; lightly breaded, non-greasy, not tough, but not TOO tender (like some places, which then have no flavor), with VERY fresh flavor. Banana cake w/ cream frosting was oh-so-good.

Tags: Authentic, Healthy, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Fantastic evening, with excellent food and cocktails and even better service. The specials are always fantastic, but if you're looking on the main menu, my go-to items are lasagna with vodka sauce or chicken parmesan with vodka sauce, baked. Great atmosphere, always leave happy!

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 12, 2017

Loved everything! Ambiance was great, as was the service! Most of us ordered off of the specials, as Chef Gaetano always has something great prepared! Finished the evening with complementary limoncello. All of my guests raved about their meals! We will continue to have our girls nights here!

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Quality of the food and cocktails was excellent. Great service too.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Wow fantastic family that loves to see you! Just like dining with family and great food with stellar service

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Frankies is a wonderful restaurant with delicious food and a friendly helpful staff. The owner is always around making sure everything is running smoothly. I would highly recommend this restaurant !!!

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Perfect food and service!!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 8, 2017

The food, staff, atmosphere could not be any better. The owners treat their customers like family. I have many food allergies and they always prepare something amazing for me!!

Tags: Casual, Healthy, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on September 7, 2017

We absolutely love Frankie's! It is our go to for any special occasion and the food is on point every time! They have such great specials, that we hardly ever order from the regular menu. My father turned us onto Frankie's and we've been eating there for a couple years now. Frankie is a wonderful host, we feel like family from the minute we walk in the door.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Good food for a great price!! The service was a bit abrupt. Just sat down and felt pushed for a drink order. The value was good for the quality of the food. Good wine for. Reasonable price

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 31, 2017

The food is outstanding and the service is better. They make you feel like part of the family!

Tags: Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Always enjoy Frankies, especially for special occasions.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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