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Frankie's Ristorante

4.9
1210 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
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

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Mother's Day reservations are available from 1:00pm until 5:30pm. Our regular menu will be available and Chef Calandrini prepares some wonderful specials as well! Please note, we do not offer a brunch buffett.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

We chose Frankie’s for our 47th wedding anniversary because we have had so many wonderful dining experiences there in the past. We were not disappointed. The food and service was outstanding and Frankie not only had a special desert sent to our table but sat with us to personally congratulate us for our anniversary. This is a gentleman that knows how to make his customers feel special.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The food is always excellent. They have excellent food and nice wine selection. The staff is also very friendly.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

I have been going to Frankie's for years. I have never had a bad meal, the food is excellent and always made to perfection. The chef can cook and meat from filet mignon to swordfish to pork chops and every single dish will melt in your mouth. This is hands down one of the best restaurants in the area to enjoy a meal, whether you are on a date, out with friends, or having a business meeting.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

This was the restaurants 10 yr anniversary, and it easy see why they are doing so well. As an Italian who has been to Italy numerous times, Frankies restaurant gets it right every time!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Excellent food and service. You are part of the family here.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Always an awesome meal at Frankie's plus everyone is so friendly and attentive to every little detail. It's our #1

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Always a wonderful experience all the way around at Frankie’s!!!!

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4.0Dined on April 18, 2018

I have dined at Frankies several times and have not been disappointed. The meal choices are great and has vegetarian options as well. The wait staff has always been friendly and knowledgeable about menu.

I will highly recommend to others.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Very good family owned and you can tell

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Food was great. Dinner did not include soup or salad which was surprising. Service was excellent

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Amazing food, incredibly friendly staff, wonderful atmosphere. We can’t wait to go back! Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Retirement

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

I liked the fact that I could order off the menu. My eggplant parm. Was great

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great service. Great dirty martini . We always have the muscles for our appetizer. Clean restrooms.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Frankie’s never disappoints! We brought it friends for a birthday celebration and everything was perfect!

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

We’ve become semi-regulars and brought neighbor friends for their first visit. We had a great time, the service was excellent and the food was outstanding. The Wednesday night buy one get one pasta makes for a real value.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

This is an awesome place. The service and food were amazing! Thank you Frankie's for making this a very special Birthday for me.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

My husband and I were out and about, running errands, and decided to grab dinner. We're not super familiar with the area so we searched for restaurants and ultimately decided on Frankie's. It's located in a strip mall so we figured it would be fairly causal, but the interior design and ambiance was a little more on the fancy side. Not super fancy, but fancy enough that I felt under-dressed in my yoga pants, t-shirt and hoodie! None-the-less we continued inside and were seated within 10 minutes of arriving. We sat at the bar and had a drink while waiting for our table. The hostess and bartender were very friendly and attentive, but sadly that's where our mostly positive experience ended. The rest of the evening was mediocre at best. Our server was friendly, but not very attentive. In fact, we only saw him two other times after taking our order and one of those times we had to flag him down and the other was to bring us our check. Our food was delivered by runners, which was fine, but I wanted to order a glass of wine to drink with my dinner, but never had the opportunity to do so. In addition, our water glasses sat empty for most of the night as well. We had to keep flagging down runners and/or bussers to come fill our water. By the time our food arrived, I gave up on ordering the wine because I figured I'd be half-way done or done with my meal by the time I'd get it. The food was just okay. I had the Sea Bass special and my husband had the risotto. The texture of the sea bass was mushy, and it was bland. The risotto had good texture, but was also bland. Overall I liked the ambiance, despite being under-dressed, so I might go back to have a drink at the bar for happy hour if I happened to be in the area, but not sure I'd dine there again. That being said I usually give places 2 chances. Everyone else seemed to be enjoying themselves so maybe it was just an off night for us. I'd say try it for yourself, you might have better luck.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Frankie's continues to be the best upscale dining on the south side. The wait staff , bartenders , hosts , chef and the wonderful Santuro family provide a family like feel that can't be beat.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Get together with friends we hadn't seen in some time. The atmosphere couldn't have been better. Service was over the top!! I asked for something that wasn't on the menu and they were able to meet my request.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Food is Very Good! Wine selection...Excellent Italians..love the old school, neighborhood feel of this place. And from the hostess, to the waitstaff, to the owner who stops at your table and asks about your family... you are made to feel very special!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

I really like this restaurant - great food with a lean towards Italian. Really a gem!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Fabulous as usual! Chef never disappoints and the service is top notch!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The food was excellent. This place is way too expensive. $18 for pasta is a little pricey.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

I had the salmon, my husband had spinach ravioli. Both were excellent! We also had salads, and the veggies and salads were wonderfully fresh.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

The food was excellent as was the service. We will definitely be back!! Previously my only experience was with their catering but I can't wair to return!!

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Everything about our experience at Frankie’s was exceptional as always!!

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Always good food and service. Greeted by all the staff during dinner! Like a family dinner. Always happy here

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

We were greeted by the owner as soon as we sat down. The server took our drink and appetizer orders and made sure we had warm bread quickly. Frankie's is our favorite Italian restaurant in the suburbs. My wife tried the rigatoni with Bolognese sauce for the first time and it is one of her new favorites. There was so much meat in the sauce she did not need to add meat balls . Veal Parmigiana was not on the menu the night we were there but the kitchen accommodated me and it was delicious. I was given two veal patties and linguini. Service was attentive without being intrusive. Frankie came by a second time to chat and make sure everything was to our liking.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Frankie’s is our go to restaurant. Whether it’s date night, bringing our kids, or coming with friends. Food and service is always on point. Our only problem is we don’t know what to get sometimes because everything is so fresh and good. Frankie always makes a point and say hello. We always come back wanting more.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

It was all good!!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

First Time there - did not disappoint. Would recommend to anyone and will be back sooner than later. I had the Gnocchi and Wife had the ravioli - both were really good.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Very nice place for special occasions or if you just want a nice night out. Service was good. Food was good and we also met the owner.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We went to Frankie’s for dinner to celebrate my husband’s 40th birthday. Our server, Ryan, was very friendly and courteous and made our dining experience that much more pleasurable. As always, the food was delicious, and so was the ambience. Their chicken parmesan is out of this world! This is one of our favorite spots to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries. We absolutely love Frankie’s! Also, we do appreciate that the owner does walk around and greet his customers and make sure everyone is enjoying themselves. It shows that he truly cares about his place of business and the people he serves.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Food is excellent and plating is attractive. Quiet even though usually packed with people. Great service also.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Great service and wonderful food. Will be going back.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

The owner made an effort to check in on tables. What a nice guy! Food was excellent. Highly recommend. Waitress not the friendliest, but owner makes up for it!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Great place. I've been to banquet events there and sat in the dining room. The food is always excellent and nice atmosphere. One of our favorites.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We made a last minute reservation and were greeted warmly and seated at the reservation time. The food was delicious and delivered hot by a wonderful server. Our service was phenomenal and fun. The food and the great staff keep us coming back.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We love it so much and wanted to bring our friends. They loved it too! I was a big fan of the ravioli special topped with goat cheese. I hope they consider keeping it.

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