Palermo's 95th Fine Italian Cuisine
Thankfully we were out for a leisurely dinner since it was extremely busy. A party of 16+ came in at the same time as us and our server got assigned to them in addition to his full section of tables. I felt bad for the guy because as a former server, that is a situation where either your section or your large party is going to suffer. If you’re being assigned to a large party like that, you should only have the large party or MAYBE 1-2 extra tables. Our server was able to keep his cool and get things done, even if it was a little slower than most would like. Most tables noticed and cut him some slack, thankfully.
The food - he recommended a creamy chicken dish that was out of this world delicious. The portions of everything are huge, kids meals included! I’m looking forward to my leftovers later today!
We had a wonderful time. We had a table where we were away from other people by the washrooms. We were able to communicate with each other and the food was excellent. Our server was very helpful and available.
Son was in from out of town and have to have pizza!!
Palermos never disappoints. That’s why we chose to celebrate my wife’s birthday here with the family.
My only problem is the bathroom situation. It’s seems like when we go there there’s always a woman’s bathroom that is out of commission. A good size restaurant only have two women’s stalls and now you have one not working! I think they’re more concerned about the new gambling area they built.
Good food, reasonable priced. Relaxed atmosphere. Enjoyable experience.
Food and drinks were excellent. Mellinzana Nona is fantastic.
Clean, elegant atmosphere. Waitress Ms. Ann very attentive. Lots of parking in the rear. Bathroom was clean. Drinks are VERY GOOD! Yahoo to the mixologist (bartender).
Great food. Great waitress. Love this place.
It was a friends get together. We all live in different directions so we always pick here. Haven’t been since Covid. It was great.
First time here. Love this place and the food and the service.
Exceptional food and service.
The food was good but not great. The service was very good though and the drinks were good too!!
I was very disappointed in the dinner that we had at Palermo's. The service was good, our waitress was working her butt off - that was about the only good thing. My husband had two drinks and they were so small! The two of them together would equal one drink somewhere else. We ordered an antipasto salad which I will say was very good, and I think the waitress prepared that. We ordered a pizza which was probably one of the worst pizzas I ever had. I know some people like a "well done" pizza, but I do not. I did not ask for it to be "well done" it is just the way it was. It was pretty much just burnt, and NOT GOOD at all. I was not about to send it back and wait for a new one because we had already waited 40 minutes for that piece of crap one. I did complain to the waitress and she took off a round of drinks from the bill. I would not recommend this restaurant for pizza and drinks at all!
Good thin crust pizza, fried calamari and antipasto salad. Good food all around.
Nothing to rave about. It’s a neighborhood staple. The food was mediocre. I had chicken calabrese. It’s basically chicken and potatoes over a bed of angel hair pasta. The food was swimming in the spicy sauce. I ended up having bread and wine for dinner. I’ll stick with pizza next time.
The calimari and fettuccine Alfredo were pretty good. My soup -chicken broth with angel hair pasta and meatballs - was TERRIBLE. I also ordered the Radiatore Pasta with Vodka Sauce and if I wasn’t on a date I would have 100% sent it back. I do not recommend! There was no vodka sauce, it was a regular tomato sauce and poorly done at that. Their pizza is excellent so next time will just be ordering that. Very disappointed!!
The best pizza in the history of pizza!!!!!!!!!!!!!
As always, the food and service are very good. My complaint is being seated right next to a table where the occupants seemed to be shouting instead of talking in a normal tone. The restaurant was not crowded when we arrived and we would have preferred a more separate set up.
Always a good time at Palermo’s.
had a great time celebrating my sister in laws birthday will go back the pizza and Sicilian calamari is amazing!!
Birthday dinner - pizza was great!
Kelsey was our server and she was very attentive and funny.
She was very busy but still managed to serve all her tables well.
Very Good Service
Our Server was excellent :
Very Cordial and efficient
Food was excellent
Water: Hot Bread : She made sure we had it all !
We were very Pleased we choose Palermos
Waited for almost 2 hours for our pizza to get to the table.
Excellent Food and Service both the Best highly recommend
It was great. Pizza was good, service was fine.
My family loves to come here for dinner!
Food was delicious - especially their Capellini Christina and their Mellizana ala Nona. Atmosphere is great too!
The waitress- Kelsey was not very good, did not pay attention to what we ordered and had to come back several times to ask what we ordered. She basically ignored us and only when we got her attention did she come over . She spent a lot of time talking to the bar tenders instead of doing her job.
Best service around! Amazing food ! Excellent place for family and friends to gather!
We had a great dinner on our way to the airport on Friday night! The antipasto salad was great and the pizza amazing! Kelsey had a lot of tables but was attentive to all our needs! Great service and awesome food!
The waiter forgot about us multiple times. At first I thought they were busy but upon me walking to the bathroom I noticed he was only waiting my table. The food was bland to me my date enjoyed the plating but felt the same on the taste . I ordered pizza to go and ate a slice while it was still hot and that was ok overall 4/10 wasn’t terrible at all but wasn’t to enjoyable.
I put in the notes of my reservation that we were celebrating a birthday and nobody paid attention to the comment. The service was slow, we were there for 2.5 hours and didn’t get our food until we’d been there for an hour and a half. The food tasted good, but they didn’t have enough staff to make it a positive experience.
Excellent service, my server Kelsey R made my Experience delightful, she recommended best drink & food selections 😋, thank you.
Good food and good service.
Nice ambience. Good prices for the food. The pasta items could be more flavorful. Food and drinks are ok for the price.
Been out of IL for several years and decided to meet up with some friends when I was back in town to visit family.
The service was great, but the quality of the food went down hill drastically. The Shrimp was mushy and the Calamari was rubbery and the fries... They must be using the same distributor as Burger King because the battered fries are gross and remind me of BK.
Stick with the Pizza
Didn't have to wait long to be seated. Food was great, first time I had something other than their pizza and I was amazed. I'm definitely going back again.
Pretty good short staffed just like everyone else. Usually a lot better.
Palermo's 95th Fine Italian Cuisine offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (708) 425-6262.
Palermo's 95th Fine Italian Cuisine is rated 4.4 stars by 948 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.