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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

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4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (36)
Good for Anniversaries (34)
Neighborhood Gem (34)
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Romantic (32)
Good for a Date (30)
Authentic (29)
Good for Birthdays (27)
Cozy (25)
Casual (22)
Good for Groups (17)
Worth the Drive (16)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Comfort Food (14)
Fun (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Business Meals (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Notable Wine List (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Healthy (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Music (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Food was good we enjoyed

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·Dined 3 days ago

Great food. A little expensive for Italian food

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·Dined 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

Always a great experience

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

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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 (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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