Palermo's 95th Fine Italian Cuisine

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$30 and under
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For outstanding Italian cuisine, look no further than Palermo's 95th. This family run, award winning restaurant specializes in authentic veal, steak, pasta, and fresh seafood creations for lunch and dinner. Established in 1961 by Ben and Nina Calderone, the family tradition still continues thru their sons, Anthony and William. Sherman Kaplen of WBBM radio says, "Palermo's 95th is a true diamond among the southwest side Italian restaurants!" The grilled shrimp and calamari and the 8-finger cavetelli are outstanding. Plus check out their extensive wine and martini list. Featured on WTTW Check Please!
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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

LK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been loving deep dish from there for longer than I even want to mention. Left my purse there once with $500 cash and the staff secured it for me for pick up hours later. Wow!!!!!!!!

LE
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food....great service...always the best bar none!

FG
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated promptly and our waitress was at our table within a few minutes. Drinks were ordered along with a small thin pizza for an appetizer. Our waitress checked on us frequently and we ordered our dinner selections. Everything was served hot and all the food was delicious as always. Wednesday night also has a special on wine, half price on a bottle.

RG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Palermos is always good. We will return soon. The food and service is great

JR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is awesome. Great food and great value. Been there many times and never had a bad meal and didn't have to go to the bank ahead of time to get lots of $$$.
Very reasonable and excellent food.

D
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FANTASTIC!

C
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Italian restaurant in all of Chicagoland. Great food and friendly service keeps people coming back again and again.

H
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The overall dining experience was very enjoyable. The pizza is very good and the Lasagne is
excellent. The servers were pleasant and attentive. We've been there many times and it
never disappoints.

L
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Being at Palermo's is like being in a restaurant in Italy! I love the decor, the arched doorways and the ambience. The food is very good, I love the Margherita pizza. All in all, it's a very enjoyable place to dine.

K
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Palermo’s, their pizza is the best , but my favorite is the chicken Marsala. It’s fork tender and the sauce is exquisite. Service is always good. I have trouble hearing, especially in restaurants. When I book through Open table, I ask for a table next to a wall or in a corner and they always follow through. Can’t say how much that helps my dining experience.

KW
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Enjoyed .. need to get those busser to not look and walk .But to look and pick up .. We’ll be back

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Unfortunately...after waiting 12 min for a server....we left

G
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Over crowded. You are packed in like sardines and the service is slow. Not enough people working. I wouldn’t go back. 63rd location needs a facelift. It smells like the basement flooded throughout the entire restaurant.

GM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, we had a wonderful meal and time at Palermo's. Both entrees were very good, and took my favorite soup to go for lunch during the week Service was timed perfectly and courteous as usual. Parking wasn't even too hard. Love dining here and will return in the futore.

b
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

the prices on the web site are lower than the price on the menu, also i notice smaller portions.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food is very good. Just got seated at a table that was located in a high traffic area and got bumped a few time by the staff.

AS
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best pizza on the South side! We had a great time!

R
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Slowwwww service had to go to bar to get our own drinks! Three hour pizza dinner! Need to hire way more waitstaff

GE
Chicago
206 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We travel far for this outstanding pizza!

FG
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had former coworkers who live in Cincinnati and Naperville get together with us for a delicious pizza and entree dinner. The waitress was very good and as usual the food came out hot for everyone. Roy the pizza man came by and asked how everything was and my answer was excellent as always.

M
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always very consistently great food. There is something for every palate on the menu. Beverages are great too!!

CK
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner!

EP
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are always great!
Highly recommend, especially for family events

DM
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy going to Palermo's. Great food in generous quanties always.

RA
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Not up to their usual standards, kind of disappointed.

g
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pizza excellent, if you love perch give it a try, great assortment of pastas also. Love this place. great place to bring family and friends. Gluten free is a plus too.

GF
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best everything! Pizza outstanding! Sausage & Peppers, wonderful! Lake Perch is as good as it gets! Service and Staff working hard to keep your table happy.

MG
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall3food1service2ambience5

I was served the wrong meal and even that was terrible. The waitress insisted it was the right one even when it didn't match the explanation in the menu.

BR
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always great especially the pizza regular customer.

JC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyable dinner, food was tasty and ample servings

SM
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service,fabulous food ,lovely atmosphere,we had company from Ireland and they loved it too ,we will be back

PG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been enjoying Palermo's pizza since the 70's, and though I have tried many other pizzas, none is as good. I don't live in the area anymore, but make an annual visit with good friends, one whom is from out of state and looks forward to it each year.

RG
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb pizza, other great dishes, generous portions. Very good marinara sauce, excellent chicken marsala. Good for groups or special occasions.

R
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best Pizza around. Love it! We always return and feel it is the best!

LB
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Terrible service, took 59 minutes for us to order.

LO
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Wonderful service. Food and cocktails good with competitive pricing.

JF
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The service was excellent after having 2 less then positive visits in previous weeks. The food and drinks were up to there usual quality again . Mario made certain that our visit was enjoyable and that we didn’t regret giving the restaurant another chance . We’ll be regular customers again . Thanks

MC
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been ordering the same dishes for the last 20 years and they are consistently delicious every time.

LH
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I had wine and so did my mom. Her pour was much larger then mine. Dont think that is fair. Waiter seemed preoccupied. Could have been present more. Also, I am gluten free. Asked if i could have gluten free pasta with my chicken marsala. He said they could not accomodate that. Also not good. I think all restaurants should at least accomodate a food allergy to keep the business and we go there alot. Probably not anymore. Not even gluten free bread.