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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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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.9

service

4.7

ambience

4.8

value

4.6

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (39)
Neighborhood Gem (37)
Good for Anniversaries (36)
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Good for a Date (35)
Romantic (35)
Cozy (29)
Authentic (27)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Bar Seating (18)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Good for Groups (17)
Casual (17)
Worth the Drive (17)
Comfort Food (14)
Business Meals (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Fun (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Happy Hour (5)
Healthy (5)
Seasonal (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Live Music (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Sports (1)
People Watching (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

This is without a doubt our favorite restaurant in the area. The food is always fantastic. The service is always fabulous and the owner is the best. The minute you walk in the door you feel like you were in a friends home.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

The ambiance of Frankie’s is so beautiful and romantic! The heart-shaped crab ravioli was amazing, as was the crab cake over fresh spinach!!! Travis our waiter was fantastic! Frankie’s Ristorante never disappoints!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent! The table, the food , the service, the ambiance, all top notch. Highly recommended!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent food and service. Very friendly staff. Beautiful atmosphere.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food, great service made for a great Valentine's day.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Once again the service at Frankie's was outstanding. Travis our waiter was friendly, helpful and attentive. We had reservations at 6:30. We were greeted by a friendly hostess and seated immediately. Frankie stopped by the table to say hello and make sure our drink orders had been taken. My wife had the linguine and meatballs. The menu described the meatballs as miniature but they looked full sized. I ordered the sea bass with potatoes and vegetables. Travis recommended I get it with lemon caper butter and he was right, the butter added an extra dimension to the flavor. Frankie’s is our favorite restaurant in the south suburbs.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Everything was wonderful as always. They are friendly and courteous they make everyone feel like family. The food was exceptional

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, People Watching
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2018

It is as great. Food delicious, very attentive service. Tables a bit too close.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food, ambiance, and service all together. Only issue was the delay to order our food and Bill. I would recommend this place to anyone!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

This is our favorite local restaurant. The food is freshly prepared and amazing. The entire staff is experienced, friendly and accommodating.

Tags: Seasonal, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 7, 2018

It’s all good will be going back!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

This is the regular date night place for my wife and I, we love it.
From the owners, waitresses to the bus boys they are all very pleasant and friendly people.
Great place, great food, great service.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

The food and service was great. One of the owners came around to make sure everything was to your liking. When leaving the other owner shook you hand and thanked you for coming. It was enjoyable.

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Good food. Great service

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We are always treated as though we are members of the family here! Food is always well prepared with fresh new choices available as specials.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Fabulous as usual!

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·Dined on February 2, 2018

We had a wonderful dinner at Frankie’s last Friday evening. The food, wine and service were fantastic! We are looking forward to our next visit. I wish they were also open for a weekend brunch as my family enjoys a great brunch!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Spicy, Afternoon Tea, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Great as always!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Frankies is a hidden gem. It is off the main road and you might not know it is there. The food was great and so was the service.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was excellent - Service was pleasant - mixed up who got what filets (medium rare, well done) and brought wrong beer vs what was ordered. Otherwise highly recommend

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We love this place and have never had a bad experiance or meal. Grest good and great people

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Authentic, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Frankie’s is the best! The entire staff treats their customers like family! They are very attentive. The food is amazing and the chef has no problem with changes or special requests. This is our favorite restaurant!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 24, 2018

It was all good !! Debbie was great and the food was good!! Will return!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Frankie’s is a staple here in Tinley. Food is always top notch as well as the service. Specials here are always phenomenal and fresh. I appreciate the scratch kitchen because my wife is gluten free, so they always fix her something exceptional. Frankie, is a great host & Carrie is our favorite server. Ask for her, you won’t be disappointed.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 19, 2018

A must visit restaurant when In the Southern suburbs. Atmosphere is always perfect along with the food and service

Tags: Disabled Access, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Seasonal, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We were seated promptly,but had to ask for water and bread after about 10 minutes. Drinks were brought promptly. Wine service, please train your servers to remove the foil covering the cork before trying to remove it

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

NEVER disappoints! Always love the specials they prepare!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

My wife and I have dined at Frankie’s a number of times and have never been disappointed. The food is excellent and service top notch. At the prices charged, find the dining experience to be an extreme value.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Once again we had a great date night dinner at Frankie’s tonight. We have been trying different dishes the last few times we have been there. Tonight the grilled baby octopus, chicken vesuvio and maiala parmigiana did not disappoint. Of course limoncello is always a great way to end the meal too. Thanks again to Frankie, Travis and the rest of the staff for a great night out.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 12, 2018

One of the suburbs best kept secrets as Frankies restaurant never fails to deliver. Dinner menu is spot on and they also offer nightly chefs specials that are tasty gems. Never fail to impress us.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We try to go to Frankie's about once a month. This time we were seated at a table for 2 in an alcove by the bar. There were people standing behind us and the waitress struggled to get by them with our drinks and food. If they try to seat us there again, we will not take the table.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 5, 2018

As always, Frankie’s provided a wonderful and beautiful atmosphere. Service was amazing. The food exceeded our expectations. I brought two colleagues who had never been toFrankie’s. They loved the atmosphere, personal attention by your staff that we received and the food. Thank you again for a another wonderful dining experience.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We have been here a few times and each time it's been a great. Love the food, excellent service. Friendly staff, highly recommend.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Fun, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The food and wine were amazing and the staff was very attentive. Would definitely recommend and will go back!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The wait staff was wonderful and very knowledgeable, they make you feel like you’re eating at home with the family. Frankie always makes his rounds and is a pleasure to talk to every time we dine here. By far the best Italian restaurant with the best ambiance outside downtown Chicago!

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Frequent it often ,food and atmosphere are great. They make you feel welcome and special

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Highly recommend for a great dinner out.
Food was great and service was excellent.
Would be nice if a soup or salad was included with the entree.
Regardless, I would absolutely dine there again

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We are from out of state and had no idea what Frankie's would be like, but it was one of our best dinners in IL. that we had. Party of 6 and all ages, Frankie's delivered great service, cocktails, and dinner. It will be the first place we eat on our next trip to IL. Thank you Frankie's for a great holiday dinner with my family!
Mary

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 20, 2017

We enjoy Frankie’s whenever we have been there. The food, the drinks and atmosphere is great! The owner, Frankie, makes everyone feel welcome; especially when he visits his customers, which we like to see in a restaurant. We will return!

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 19, 2017

We are regulars here at Frankie's. We throughly enjoy dining here. We usually have Travis, but Carrie has taking great care of us as well. We sometimes dine at the bar with Brittany who is a joy as well. Whoever has taking care of us always does a great job. I have to acknowledge this because you rarely see it, but Frankie is always around making people feel comfortable and welcomed. His sister, Angela setup our baby shower and was just wonderful and accommodating. Great food, beautifully decorated restaurant & wonderful staff makes it a must stop once a week for us. Cheers

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