Frankie's Ristorante

4.8
1422 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
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C
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such great gem authentic Italian restaurant in the neighborhood! The food is delicious, the service is always fast, friendly and so personable. Nice wine list and the best lemon cello!

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PL
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just love this place. Amazing food.

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LC
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely one of my favorite restaurants! Love the atmosphere and food and service. I also love the decor. They have plenty of attentive staff and are always busy. My favorite dish is the salmon.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love this place! The owners are phenomenal! It has a classic Italian atmosphere that you’d expect from a great Italian family!

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RO
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal and fantastic service.

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HM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is absolutely one of my favorites! The atmosphere is beautiful, food amazing, and service is hands down the best around! Frankie himself is the best! He treats his customers like family!!!

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JF
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Frankie's many times and have never been disappointed. The food is wonderful. The server makes you feel as if you are their only guest. Frankie visits every table and makes every guest feel like family. It is definitely a top-rated experience!

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PV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were introduced to Frankie’s by friends and now we introduce Frankie’s to more of our friends!
The food is always freshly prepared and the chef will customize any dish to your exact liking!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Magnificent!

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M
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Frankie's is a neighborhood restaurant. The owner stops by each table to greet patron's and ask how they meal is. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming.

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P
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Frankie's makes you feel that you are part of their family with a home cook authentic Italian food, excellent personal service, great Italian warming atmosphere with a complementary service at the end of your meal. A very relaxing and enjoyable experience.

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KJ
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always get a great meal, specials are wonderful especially the Sea Bass. Great hosts and exceptional service. What else could you ask for. Btw the price is a bargain
Love Frankie’s.

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T
Chicago
239 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Frankies' is a nice place to enjoy a traditional Italian meal. We like the quaintness of the restaurant and the food is quite good.

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MM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a larger group for New Year’s Eve. It was wonderful! Our waitress was very sweet despite the busy night. We ordered lemonchello at the end of the meal and she voluntarily brought two lemonades for the two in our party who were expecting.

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LR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Italian restaurant on the South Side. I have never been disappointed with the service or food. I would highly recommend this restaurant

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WK
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian restaurant in the Chicago Metro area period!

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OT
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Frankie’s is our go-to for authentic Italian in the suburbs and their specials are always unique and incredible! Best service around and the owners are fantastic!

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K
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We love Frankie's. We dine there quite regularly, but this time I had the whitefish and it was dry. I guess it is not a good idea to order fish from a Italian restaurant. I have had their fish off of the evening "special menu" which was wonderful. I guess I should have mentioned it to our server.

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VN
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a nice evening. Great menu, impeccable service; presentation are first rate! This is a very special gem of a neighborhood eatery.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a restaurant that you won’t forget. Everyone working here makes you feel like you’re company in their own home. The amazing ambience and always beautiful decorations never disappoint. Frank and his family truly care about everyone in that building whether they’re employees or customers.

The food is always delicious and they have great daily and seasonal specials. I’ve never heard anyone complain about their food and they make it scratch so it’s always the way you order it. They will always go the extra mile to make your experience one you’ll enjoy and actually remember!

Thanks again Frankie!

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P
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have always enjoyed dining at Frankie’s due to the consistently excellent service and food. We always look forward to going there. Also, the family that owns it are very involved in the business, are welcoming, and take pride to ensure that their guests have a great experience.

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OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect as always. Staff is friendly and helpful. Food was delicious. Highly recommend!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Frankie’s service & attention to detail is always top notch. The food & atmosphere is outstanding. We frequent Frankie’s for every occasion & even weekday dinners.

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A
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 4

Our service was terrible. It took awhile for the waitress to take our order. After we got our food she never came back to see how we were doing. We were long done eating when she finally appeared and even apologized for having ignored us. Our entire party was drinking water, and our water carafe was empty and neither she nor the busboy came to refill it during dinner until we had to flag down the busboy to get more water. It's not a huge place, so seeing our empty water carafe would have been hard to miss. The food is good but poor service.

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LV
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

frankies has a nice atmosphere, owners very personable. love the food.

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LB
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food, Travis is a great waiter, Susie is a good bartender & Frankie always makes you feel as your family.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great atmosphere. One of our absolute favorite restaurants.

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MS
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We love Frankie’s! I would give it a 5 all around but that would mean their food was better than mine;). After cooking for 22 years for a large family Frankie’s is my place to go for family friendly, ambiance and good food. They treat you like family which means a lot to our family! Thank you Frankie’s.

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CB
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good food and service, reasonable as nice restaurants go. We keep coming back over and over, it's just that good!

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening great food, service just great!

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as usual, food and service. Travis was our waiter. He knows the customers and the menu and is most welcoming. Frankie is a fantastic host and circulates among the tables. Very well run restaurant.

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F
Chicago
174 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you want great Italian food and service, then this is your place. It’s always decorated so beautifully, especially so this Christmas. Frankie is always there converslng with his customers and always make you feel welcomed. Great small family business

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k
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good Italian food! Travis was a gave us great service!

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BS
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful evening out with our daughter and her fiancé. The ambiance was lovely, food-excellent and the service perfect. The only issue was the noise level was moderately high but it was a Saturday night. A definite repeat dinner is coming.

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S
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great place to celebrate. Beautiful christmas decor. Food was phenomenal, and the Basil Marini's were amazing.

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CJ
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service. Frankie’s is a wonderful restaurant.

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K
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Frankie’s is a very special place during the holidays. Beautiful decor along with the fabulous food and excellent service!

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WS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very nice evening. Travis was a great server. Delicious meal.

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KK
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place, food is fantastic and Christmas decorations were beautiful 🎄

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service

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