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For 2
Date
Thu, 6/21
Time
7:30 PM
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Frankie's Ristorante

4.9
1253 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
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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 2 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

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

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

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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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Incredible food combined with awesome service, what's not to love?!

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Every time we come to Frankies, they never disappoint. Food, service, personal touch from Frankie, doesn’t get much better.

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4.0Dined on May 20, 2018

The place is family friendly. Food is out of this world. Love their wine selection. Would highly recommend this place.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

The food was incredible and was only surpassed by the awesome service. Really enjoyed meeting Frankie, who came to the table and made wonderful suggestions. The whole experience was great! We will return and recommend Frankie's to all our friends as well. Thanks for a great evening !!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Everything was wonderful I would highly recommend this restaurant to all friends and relatives

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Went for Mother's Day and found the spinach appetizer to be very good, the beef short rib risotto was excellent as was the lobster ravioli. We will definitely go back to explore more items on the menu.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

I love this place!! They make you feel like they’ve known you forever! The food is fantastic, the service is amazing! I couldn’t think of a place that I’d rather be on Mother’s Day!!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We loved Frankie’s! All of the fabulous reviews we read were all true. We were celebrating our 30th anniversary and had an anniversary card waiting for us at our table. And our waitress served us a delicious chocolate mousse with raspberry sauce for dessert with a “Happy 30th Anniversary” message written on the plate in chocolate! Everyone was extremely friendly and service was outstanding. Food was sensational! Best vodka sauce I’ve ever had. And my husband had the veal t-bone, which we never heard of, which was delicious too!

Only negative it’s a little loud. Also, when we arrived early before our reservation, we wanted to have a couple drinks at the bar before dinner. Most people at the bar, which is not very large, were eating their dinner. We had to wait for a larger party to be seated for dinner before we could find a seat at the bar, and we arrived early at about 6:00. When we sat down we were the only ones not eating at the bar. But neither one of these negatives would keep us from going back! It was an awesome experience and we look forward to trying other things on the menu! Thank you Frankie’s! We can’t wait to come back!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Thank You for a wonderful dinner. We had a great time as always. The food and service were great!!!!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Great food
Waiter awesome
Food outstanding and creative
Quiet without screaming kids
Romantic

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

very good food. prepared excellently. Great service. very good choice of specials. great dinning experiance

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

From the minute you walk in you're treated like family, long lost cousins if you will. Wait staff talk to you, not at you and are extremely knowledgeable regarding mene items. All of the saff act very much like they enjoy working there. During the meal you will be visited by Frankie and after a few words you realize that these owners are totally committed to the customers. Last but not least,the food is outstanding.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Enjoyed a wonderful Italian dinner. Angel hair pasta with their incredible meat sauce. Host is top notch and servers are always so nice.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Greeted by Cathy at the front and introduced to Brittany the bartender. Brittany set us up with water (quickly), identified discounted beverage offerings, and guided my wife to an Absolut 6 dollar HH martini. I went dirty with blue cheese olives. Drinks at the counter, very courteous attention to details by Brittany. Ordered the Mini Meatballs and Sausage with Peppers on the HH menu. Brittany further guided my wife to a Pomegranate Martini with Absolut (still HH) and that one fit the bill for higher sweet flavor profile, with a lower alcohol bite for my wife's preferences. The meatballs were very tasty, cooked through out and come in a flavorful marinara sauce. The sausage and peppers were fantastic. Super flavorful, cooked properly throughout, and in an almost au jus style gravy. Simply put, WOW. Placed an order for Chicken Tortellini soup, which is broth based. Another solid choice, soup's hot, lots of veggies, chicken and cheese stuffed tortellinis. The whole time, Brittany maintains her attention on our needs and gets us anything that comes to mind. We were still kind of hungry, so ordered a glass of red wine and the Spinach, Ricotta, Mozzarella and Mushroom flat bread (11 dollars, not an HH offering). Asked the kitchen to accommodate half of it no mushroom. Arrives to the table. The crust is firm, not bending in the middle, but yet has the old world chewiness that makes flatbread so addictive. Spinach was plentiful and spread about. The mozzarella was layered fairly thick and resembled a quality pizza. That means you have to bite through a solid layer of cheese to reach the awaiting ingredients underneath. The ricotta lends a tangy twist to the overall flavor profile. As for the mushrooms. Thinly sliced, sautéed in something to increase the flavor and lightly spread about only one half of the flatbread as per request. Finished with an amazing Gelato (Mint Chip/Sea Salt). The staff and owner are tops in the area and treat all patrons like family. Enjoy.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Fabulous food & friendly staff make this a great place!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Everything was perfect! Can’t wait to come back when the patio is finished!!! Even the outside flowers were beautiful!

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Amazing as always!

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Memorable evening starting with the beautiful outdoor floral pots stepping inside we were greeted warmly by the man at the podium and a cozy lovely atmosphere. He directed us to our table and we were greeted with an engraved Happy Anniversary card sitting on our table
We started with a delicious glass of wine and ordered the Bruschetta Caprese and the Gamberi, a fresh shrimp cocktail. A nice start
I ordered the meat special, rack of lamb served with very tasty vegetables cooked to perfection The waitress suggested the fresh lobster ravioli for my husband. Both dishes were amazing
We finished with a wonderful wedge of spumoni that was very flavorful and a chocolate flourless torte.
The portions were just right and the service was impeccable
They also had Frank Sinatra music playing that evening. How delightful.
We are looking forward to go again when we travel to Tinley Park

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

The chef originally from Rome really knows how to make fabulous sauces and dishes. They have very appropriate background of selected music that enhances the dining experience. We shall return!

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Food and service were great. Will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Outstanding service, food, wine and owner involvement.
I will be going back again

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Food is great, nice ambiance and service very good. Frankie, the owner, is very accessible and friendly. Would definitely recommend.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Everyone in our party enjoyed their dinner. I had the risotto special with shrimp, asparagus, and grape tomatoes which was delicious. Healthy wine pours.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

We went in for a glass of wine and a few appetizers. The flatbread special was out of this world as well as the bruschetta.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Another great meal at Frankies. Great service, excellent food as always. Don’t change a thing Frankie!

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