Frankie's Ristorante

4.8
1280 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
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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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Our server was amazing very attentive without being intrusion. The food was also great! A very nice evening

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

As always, service and quality of menu items were outstanding.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Very good service. Price was a little steep but I felt it was worth it.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Very good place to dine. One of best in area. Main courses were fantastic. House salad dressing was too oily needed vinegar. Vesuvio potatoes were lacking of flavor

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Awesome food and service!! It's a must try if you haven't done so already!!

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

What else can you say about Frankies?! It’s the staple for Italian food on the south side. Chef Gaetano will make you whatever you ask him too. The servers here are all so personable and friendly. The food is always on point, great wine list (had the new juggernaut tonight, PHENOMENAL!) and the limoncello (Frankie makes his own) comes out in the awesome ice bucket. In conclusion, if you want to eat good and be treated like family, this is the place.

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Awesome food and service,Great family owned
Neighborhood restaurant ! Ask for the Lemoncello to finish your meal.

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Outstanding food served by a super attentive staff in an awesome atmosphere that feels like family! I’d go there a thousand times more!

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Excellent dinner experience tonight. Beautiful decor at this Italian gem. Can I hire them to decorate my home?! Overall, food was delicious and flavorful, and the service was impeccable. You can’t find many places that treat you like family making sure everything you have and need is perfect and available when needed. Looking forward to going again soon. Side note- highly recommend the seafood pasta (frutti di mare) fresh fish, light sauce, perfect pasta.....two thumbs up.

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3.0Dined on July 10, 2018

Service was only fair---restaurant seemed to be understaffed

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Every time we come to Frankies whether it’s date night for myself & the wife or when we bring friends it’s always enjoyable. The service no matter who we have, since we’ve had every server. Last night we had Carrie and she was superb. Some of the dishes were the salmon special over a tomato cucumber salad which was sooooo good. Gnocchi in vodka sauce for the wife of course, risotto (one of the best I’ve ever tried) & chicken parm which is as big as your head. Frankie always takes time to stop by and always make us feel like family. This is why we come back! Great service, food, and the beautiful decor.

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4.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Sitting under the pergola outside was a treat on a warm summer evening. Frankie stopped by to check on our table and we had a nice chat with him about the restaurant and his focus on food and family. Generous portions, seasonal ingredients, dishes made with care.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Always great!!!

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Have been dining at Frankies for a few years now & have always had a excellent experience! Highly recommend it!

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

We had a party of seven and everything was perfect as usual.

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4.0Dined on July 6, 2018

My wife and I really enjoyed our dinner at Frankie’s. The food and service exceeded expectations.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

The staff was warm and welcoming. Service was excellent and we weren’t rushed in any way.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Ambiance was amazing!! Food was incredible. Have not dined at Frankie’s for a while..but will be back soon. Absolutely loved it!

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Frankie's is our usual go-to-spot for excellent Italian fare. This time was no different. My husband had the appetizer of Italian sausage, peppers and roasted potato wedges. It was both substantial and delicious. I had the spinach and ricotta ravioli-fabuloso! For dessert, we split a vanilla gelato. Service was excellent, despite being crowded on a Saturday night.

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4.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Friendly atomsphere, attentive helpful service made a hot long day a wonderful night.

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Never fail to impress us, impeccable service and outstanding food choices

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3.0Dined on June 29, 2018

It's been several years since visited Frankie's so we decided to try again.
While we had reservations for 7:15, our plans changed & we decided to stop by at 6:15 to see if we could be seated early. We were thankful that the host was able to find a spot for us. While there were several open tables, I assume they were reserved. Once seated, it took several minutes, maybe 10/15 for the waiter to finally come to our table. When I ordered my drink, my husband was still looking. When my drink arrived several minutes later, the waiter then took my husbands order for his drink. Again, it was at least 10 min before the waiter brought his drink. As I mentioned above, there were several o[pen tables. Busy??? At that point we figured we'd better order, otherwise it may be several minutes again before he came back. Our dinner was just ok. All in all, we were very disappointed. Probably will not be back.

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4.0Dined on June 26, 2018

Chosen by Birthday girl for her celebration. We were offered the special fish of the night and after having ordered it, waitress came back out and said not available. Appetizers were good (Shrimp Cocktail and Calamari). Evening started on positive note but then the Service was much too slow - even though it was busy on a Tuesday evening, no one was waiting to be seated and there were open tables. Took way too long for our entrees to come out. Food was good, nothing special - Salmon, Sausage Pasta, Chicken Limone, Rigatoni Vodka.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Excellent food and service as always. You feel like family while here.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

The food and service was wonderful as usual! One of the best spots for Italian anywhere!

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Frankie’s is one of our favorite places to eat locally. I had the braised lamb ravioli on special and it was divine! Staff always welcoming, friendly and attentive. Much better than any chain Italian restaurant.

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5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

The food was fantastic!! We started with the sausage and peppers appetizer which was so good - better then any other that we’ve had at other places. We shared a Cesar salad which also was very good nice flavor. The meals were very good. I had the seafood risotto which was very tasty and we also ordered a chicken dish which was so delicious. Our waiter was very friendly and went above and beyond. It was our first time at Frankie’s but we’ll definitely be back. Also loved that it’s a family restaurant and even the owner stop by the table and help where needed not too many places where you see that happening anymore. All around great place to go for a delicious meal in the burbs

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4.0Dined on June 16, 2018

I have been twice. Liked it. My only complaint is that the table for 2 was a bit cramped.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

The food was wonderful. The service was great and we really enjoyed celebrating a birthday there.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Great dining experience for our first time. Exactly what we expect from a fine dining establishment.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Perfect as always!

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Perfect as usual! Outstanding food, service and atmosphere! The outdoor patio is beautiful!

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

The evening we had was excellent. From the amazing food to the excellent service, it was top notch. Debbie was our server and she was so pleasant and attentive she made our night. The food was outstanding, my compliments to the chef. I would highly recommend this for any occasion.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

This was a Birthday celebration for my 86 year old Mom. The wait staff was wonderful! I’ve been to Frankie’s many times, but this was her first. They made feel welcome and special. We really had a great time.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

The food was great -Travis our wait staff was fantastic !!! Thank you for making this special dinner wonderful -

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Still the best Italian restaurant in the southwest suburbs and really the best in all of Chicagoland.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

We celebrated our wedding anniversary amid the warm and lovely surroundings of this Italian restaurant. Savored their drinks, appetizers and hearty entrees!

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Debbie, our server, did a great job taking care of our group. She made the experience extremely helpful. The owner accommodated our request for a group of 15. Thank you!

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Everything was fabulous as usual! Loved our waitress!

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Out to dinner with good friends. Waitress was outstanding. Enjoyed the atmosphere. Food was very good. What made this experience excellent was the waitress.

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