Frankie's Ristorante

4.7
1344 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Tuesday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:30pm
Monday: Closed
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Phone number
(708) 226-6996
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Gaetano Calandrini
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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.
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Private party contact
Angela Santoro: (708) 226-6996
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Catering
For Off Site Catering Events, Please Visit WWW.FRANKIESCATERINGIL.COM For Menu And Information
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
171st Street and 94th Ave
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Entertainment

Live Music With Blake Alexander on Friday, February 10th at 6:30pm
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual our dinner at Frankie’s was great. Brittany was our server and was great! We enjoyed the bruschetta and chicken Marsala from the specials menu as a slight change from our usual choices. The rustic apple tart was a new dessert for us and amazing. Thank you for the birthday tiramisu too!

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P
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very good experience. Pumpkin soup was not so good but everything else was very good. Service was a bit slow yet restaurant was not very busy when we arrived

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K
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great spot for everyday dining or a special occasion! Delicious food, awesome service by a friendly staff and a wonderful ambiance! Love Frankie’s!

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M
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This our favorite restaurant anywhere!!! It is always fabulous!

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JD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been regular guests at Frankie's for 5+ years. We find the quality, variety, service and ambiance to be very consistent. As well as being able to count on delicious, beautifully presented Italian and American dishes, this is the best place in our area for the freshest seafood, perfectly prepared. Overall, they make you feel like family. This is a place that never disappoints.

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LS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Italian food. I was in Italy a few weeks ago and most of the restaurant we visited there could learn a lot from Frankie’s. Went with a group of friends for a birthday dinner. We were greeted warmly and sincerely by the owner as he socialized with each table. Great drinks, mussels, caprese salad, lasagna, and limoncello shots ladled at the table from a giant container made of ice. Service was perfect - attentive and genuinely friendly. First of many more meals to come at Frankie’s!

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Like walking into the family kitchen. Service is outstanding. Atmosphere puts you in Italy. Frankie treats you like family.
The chef fantastic! Worth going over and over, it gets better and better

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DH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic place! Food was beyond. Going back as soon as I can! So many more plates to taste! Love love! Service topnotch!

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PV
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were recommended to Frankie’s by friends! What a fantastic place to enjoy a superb meal and a “crusher” glass of wine!! The service is excellent too!!

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DS
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We had dinner here with some friends. It was nice to finally be in a public place where the music was good and low enough that we could have conversations without yelling. I had the lemon chicken. It was delicious. My husband had the chicken Vesuvio and said the chicken was a bit dry, but good.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Good food, good price, excellent service - very attentive to our needs

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You can't go wrong with Frankie's.

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R
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated a 93rd birthday at this establishment. The staff couldn’t have been more gracious. There was even a card welcoming our guest of honor at the table. Excellent food and drink options, The food was very fresh and piping hot. Great value! The owner is on site checking how your experience is as it is a family run restaurant. We definitely WILL return!

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BD
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I brought my fiancee there for her birthday. She loves Italian food and of course I had to research the reviews of the place and found it to be nothing short of a elegant experience, a wonderful waitress by the name of Karen and a great staff that made us feel right at home.

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CJ
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food, service, and friendship. You feel like family here.

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V
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we ordered tasted fantastic. The swordfish pasta with vodka sauce special was astounding. The salmon was cooked to perfection, mussels had amazing flavor and the tomatoes used on the bruschetta were fabulously fresh. The service was impeccable - kudos to the waiter and the manager. We were the one ones seated outside and it was very cozy and quiet with scarecrows and the fall atmosphere all round. Music was Frank Sinatra, befitting of the atmosphere indeed. Just wished we lived a lot closer to return.

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JG
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

This was my first time at this restaurant. The food was just OK. We all three of had a Ceaser Salad and the Veal Marsala. The universal impression was that both were on the bland side. There was, in my opinion, none of that great Marsala flavor in the veal dish. The restaurant was full and noise was very much of an issue. Service did not live up to the 20% tip I left. Initial contact took more than 10 minutes and we were asked if we were ready to order. Our drink order was presented to each of us individually over a period of 6-8 minutes. There was no butter on the table for bread and my request for some went unfulfilled until, after a second request, we were almost finished with the meal. The waiter returned with the credit card I used for payment stating it had expired at which time I pointed out to him that the expiration was 2022.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful. Food was fresh and authentic.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, good service.

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SD
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far one of the best restaurants in the South Suburbs.......it’s a family owned business where the owners come over to your table, make you feel special and thank you for coming! Highly recommend.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Frankie’s never disappoints! This is some of the very best Italian food in and around Tinley Park, Orland Park, Mokena and Frankfort IL. The service is always top notch. It’s a rare occasion to not find one of the family members of this restaurant on site making certain everything is perfect and everyone is happy.

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CL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, friendly wait staff, wonderful ambiance! Would highly recommend Frankie’s to friends and family!

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L
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Frankie's Ristorante in Tinley Park is by far the best restaurant in the Southwest suburbs. And maybe one of the top restaurants in Chicagoland. The food is top notch and the service is impeccable.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience. Great food.

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b
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was GREAT however the server was not attentive. We had to try several times to get his attention. We went early to avoid having to wait to be served. I am sure this was just a one time happening. The service is normally outstanding.

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JH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent food and service. Real Italian food. Can’t say enough. They always make every dining experience special. Amazing specials too.

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BK
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good service, Great atmosphere, and outstanding service.

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GD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was impeccable! The Octopus appetizer was a bit overcooked but tender. The wine recommendation was very good. We really enjoyed it as we had no experience with a Cab. The remainder of our food was extremely good. They greeted us a the door acknowledging info provided with reservation and even had a "Happy Anniversary" card on our table. We will return soon.

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JK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place. Great atmosphere Greek food. Great service and classic Italian dishes done well. A little pricey but well worth it.

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CR
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have dined here on several occasions and always have a great meal. The food had always been fresh and served hot (that is important to me). The Chef’s specials have allowed us to try different tastes and keeps the menu from looking stale.

The portions are hearty and unless you’re a big eater (that’s okay) you’ll be able to enjoy leftovers the following day.

Service is always good, and servers are friendly and attentive. We’ll be back for more!

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M
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

THE best! Food, atmosphere and service were five star as always!

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G
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my friend’s Birthday and they helped to make it special

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EZ
Naples
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding restaurant....great family behind it.......chef know what he is doing. Great value.

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DM
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

2nd tine we were there. Food & service are very good

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TM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service.

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KB
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was amazing, food specials were what I went after and they didn't disappoint.

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CC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great restaurant with great food and service. The Wednesday specials were a wonderful surprise.

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R
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Our experience overall was great. My niece had the veal and it was excellent. I had the whitefish. One filet was fine and the other was fishy and not edible. I guess I didn't over eat that night. I did tell the waiter so he could tell the kitchen. I really didn't want or need more food.

We had a bottle of 7 Moons wine. It was delicious and my niece took the last of the bottle home.

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CS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was outstanding as usual. We tried the flourless cake for dessert and it was a great selection.

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DL
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent, Travis is a wonderful waiter and very personable fellow! Food was outstanding as usual. Love any opportunity to dine at Frankies💜

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