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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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food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (38)
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Good for a Date (28)
Authentic (26)
Cozy (26)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Casual (16)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Comfort Food (14)
Bar Seating (14)
Fun (13)
Worth the Drive (12)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Business Meals (9)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Notable Wine List (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Healthy (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
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Kid-friendly (2)
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Live Music (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Absolutely excellent as usual. Love Frankie's 💖💖💖

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·Dined on August 19, 2017

It was our first time there and our meals were FANTASTIC. based on our experience, I will assume that every thing on the menu is fabulous!! Def going back

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Always enjoy dinner here. Great old school Italian with friendly service. Food is excellent.

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·Dined on August 17, 2017

I went here for a date night. The staff was friendly and welcoming. The food portions were big and very delicious. Would come back and recommend to others!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Frankie's was everything I heard it was, especially on the service side. I loved how everyone made you feel welcomed. Our server (Travis) was so attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. The food..... (sorry had to pause for reflection) great! Fresh pasta, I haven't had since Italy so I was so happy to get it here. I had the paperdalle with truffle sauce (soooo good!) I'll will be back!

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·Dined on August 13, 2017

Exceptional good. Awesome desserts and great service. The banana cake is divine!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Healthy, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Food was good but not nearly as good as we had heard. Was somewhat disappointed in general after all of the rave reviews. Might have been what we ordered but it was just ok, especially for the prices. Palermos in Oak Lawn is far superior.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Frankie's is a hidden neighborhood jewel with a downtown flair for everything from food to ambiance. Never disappointed!

JoAnn

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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Very Good Choice for a date night with my wife, cozy and not too loud. Specials were right on and very extensive menu to cover all types of patrons. Frank was out walking the floor making sure our experience was up to our expectations. We will definitely be back. Thanks

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Cozy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Too loud music in the alcove we were seated, told waiter, said he'd take care of didn't. In fact, seemed louder. Had to yell to each their to be heard. Talked to manager, said sorry, but it goes in and out of volume ,but basically it is what it is. Apparently they like Frank Sinatra better than their customers. So, play it loud, I won't be back and I'd been there several times before

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Another fantastic night at Frankie's. Always great service and excellent food/cocktails!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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·Dined on August 2, 2017

This is the quintessential South Suburban Italian tablecloth eatery with upscale stylish decor. As you might expect it has a nice playlist of Sinatra, Dean Martin & other Italian crooners. On weekends it's a great place to meet up with friends for a special occaision or on weeknights with your relatives for a family get-together. Service varies. On weeknites when they feature inexpensive specials it can be somewhat rushed. Wine specials sometimes good, but wine list is rather ordinary. Desserts, especially gelato are good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 29, 2017

We try to get to the restaurant as much as possible. The Italian food is always out of this world and we plan on returning as much as we can.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Love this place! Love the food! Love the owners!! You will love this restaurant!!!

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·Dined on July 26, 2017

Excellent service and food. We got to meet the owner, Frankie and we was personalible and pleasant.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Great place!
Will go back!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Our table was ready when we arrived, but it was located right by the open doorway to the kitchen staff area. One person in our party was a little later. Service was very slow apparently due to a large party on their catering side. We were told there were other staff issues that night as well. We definitely would not return without checking if there is a large party again.
Our waiter came by after about 10 minutes of being seated to say he'd be right back. After another few minutes the other member of our threesome arrived and the waiter again said "I'll be right back". Upon the third time of saying he'd be right with us I reminded him this was the third time and we'd been there almost 30 minutes without even a drink being ordered. He apologized and promised he would make it up to us with a special dessert. He took our drink order which then took another almost 15 minutes to have the drinks brought to the table.
Then he wanted us to order our appetizers, salads and entree's at once.
Was not a pleasant experience for a first experience at this restaurant.
I had put in my open table reservation that it was a birthday celebration. We said we wanted to enjoy our appetizer with our drink without everything coming out together. He was obviously taxed but also seemed to be greeted by many regulars seated in his area. All of us definitely felt he was catering to his "regulars".
All the food was very good!! Two diners had the same entrée and felt the description didn't indicate how "spicy" it would be. Entree's were served by the bus boy and the waiter did not ask if everyone was satisfied with their entree's. Technically we were but make sure you do not order the "little ear" pasta entrée unless you love very spicy food!
The waiter did bring the two birthday gals what was probably their "regular" complimentary dessert. He apparently totally forgot he said he was going to do a "special flambe" for us!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 16, 2017

It was a dinner treat for our daughter and son and law on their first anniversary.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Great food, great for casual dinning. Very good staff from the hostess to the bus boys, exceptional waitress. Frankie will stop by your table to chat and see how everything is, very friendly young man. Frankie knows how to run a restaurant and keep you coming back!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Fun, Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 15, 2017

What a great place! They didn't rush us which was the best part. The food tasted so good! They had creative cocktails too. Service was spectacular and the food was unique and made well. Give this place a try! Good dessert too!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Food was excellent, both the specials as well as main menu items. Halibut was outstanding and the pasta with pork short ribs was tasty.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Great staff, owners, atmosphere and FOOD! Make a reservation for dinner or you may have to wait a while.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Always a pleasure to dine there. Wait staff is attentive and friendly, and Frankie always makes you feel welcome.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Great Beer
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Frankie's is a staple here in Tinley park. We have been coming here for years. Frankie & his staff are as good as it gets & the food is always consistent. The vodka sauce here is the best you will ever have. My husband is obsessed with their sausage & peppers. We try and come often but life with kids is busy, but when we do, Frankie's is our go to place!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Great food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Never a bad meal!!! Definitely a hidden gem and is a Can't Miss Restaurant in Tinley Park!

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 8, 2017

I ordered risotto which was awesome. My husband ordered a steak and the server gave him the 5 oz steak that was on the special menu. It was awful. Small as ever and not even good. Grizzle and not good tasting at all. Very unhappy ....

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 8, 2017

I saw the great reviews on open table and decided to make reservations to celebrate our wedding anniversary which I noted on open table when I made the reservation. It was our first time eating here. The food from dry French bread, bland Caesar salad, lukewarm meatballs was fair at best. There was no mention of our anniversary by the wait staff and we left knowing we would not return.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 7, 2017

The service most impressed us. Our server was knowledgeable, friendly, and kept our drinks, bread, and special requests replenished when needed. The food was fantastic! The prices may be a little higher than at some other Italian restaurants, but the quality of the food is well worth paying a little bit more. We will definitely go back soon.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Food is outstanding with realistic pricing-----Debbie or wait person is simply the best. We have had her twice now.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Great dinner before a concert ! Loved it!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Fabulous food and wonderful gluten free menu. The owners know their food. We use Frankie's catering for all our parties as well! Family owned and operated. Feels great to support local and family owned businesses

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Healthy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 28, 2017

It was delicious as always

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Always excellent food and service. Appreciate Frank stopping by to greet us.

Tags: Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Frankie's is excellent in every capacity. Awesome food and service

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Food was good service was excellent. A nice relaxing atmosphere.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Fabulous dining expierience. The owner came to our table and ensured our visit was everything we expected. The wait staff was phenomenal. The daily specials are out of this world and change frequently. I enjoy many different entrees and desserts.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Gluten Free Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Great food and great service. I wish their two for one pastas were good for everyone at the table.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Great food staff is friendly and efficient. Wonderful background music. Would highly recommend Frankies!!!! Will definitely be back

Tags: Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Always get good food, good service and good prices at Frankie's. Highly recommended

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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