Palermo's 95th Fine Italian Cuisine

4.7
909 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
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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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BEST piz

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Linda
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always consistent, great tasting, freshly prepared food! Has been a go to place for us for over 30 yrs.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wedding Rehearsal

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I live in St. Louis Mo, every time I come visit my mom we go to Palermo’s, I love the bread and sausage and tomato pizza 🍕.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The hostess advised for future reference that reservations made within the hour will have an hour wait added to the reserved time. Perhaps OpenTable/Palermo’s should not accept the reservation if within the hour and just show a later time available since there’s no way the customer would know that.

Server service was great! It was understandably slower than usual due to COVID and the restaurant was actually quite busy. Food was good and so were the drinks. The gelato is delicious.

Thanks!

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vipKirkV
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very nice time and excellent service

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vipSteakman
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great neighborhood spot. Have been going there for years. Food was as good as ever & the service was very good.

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vipLindao
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience2

A little disappointed that we were stuffed in the back banquet room. Service was very slow.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
68 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This establishment has been here for as long as we can remember, and always a pleasant experience to dine here. The food and service is outstanding our server Esther is very attentive and informative with what is good. A must try if ever in the area, and bring your appetite.

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Rosalynn
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food tasted great. Staff was very friendly. A little pricey.

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KateG
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We were there for my son’s 3rd birthday. We were taken to a table that was right next to another big table. Our server was nice enough, but her suggestions were not very helpful. We were told that there are no more clams, which was very disappointing, because that was one of the reasons we were coming to Palermo’s. My mother ordered a Cosmo and I ordered a French martini the server filled each class up to the rim to the point where it was dripping and we were not able to pick up the glasses. When the server asked how my mother enjoyed her Cosmo, my mother said she didn’t like it and the only thing The server said was, “Oh, I like that drink, but I like stronger drinks.” It seemed as the dinner went on, we were more forgotten about. Our table was dirty, we had a request for it to be cleared, water glasses were filled but only once where we asked if we wanted refills on anything. We did not get refills on bread or olive oil, and no check back on the table to see if we liked anything.The dinner took so long we took our Desert home. Our server’s demeanor was nice enough, but the service itself was not good at all. I appreciated her asking the other server next to our table if they were going to sing happy birthday. Our food tastes salty and quite frankly, not the same as it used to. We will always have fond memories but I doubt we will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Food was great. Took 45 minutes. Was full on Bread appetizers and salad by the time food came.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The pizza is amazing! (Extra thin- sausage, garlic and spinach) good thin crust is hard to find on the south side that isn’t a lame chain.

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AngelCake26
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Always an enjoyable experience at Palermo's.

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RobertaS
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Katie was a fabulous server. We initially had a different person who seemed a bit harried. My sister joined us and my mom who hadn't been out in a while really enjoyed herself.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Great food Terrible service

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Kathy
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

We were quite surprised at how crowded it was and that there was really no social distancing between the tables. Also, our waitress left us shaking our heads a couple of time with some rude comments she made. I’m sure she thought she was being funny.....she wasn’t.

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Diana
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was excellent and our waitress was very attentive and had a great attitude. She continuously checked on our table. All in all, excellent choice for dinner. On a separate note, I accidently left my purse hanging on the chair and did not realize that until the next morning. As you can imagine, I was mortified. I went to the restaurant prior to them opening at 11 in hopes someone would be able to check, and I was shocked to see that they had the purse and everything, I mean everything was in it. I am so grateful. For this reason alone, they have my commitment to continue to patronize. Thanks to their entire staff.

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JohnS
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good Lenten menu for observers. Our choice was a basic cheese and mushroom pizza which was very good.

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vipAmyp
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Wonderful service.

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TangerayM
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

And great customer service will be back soon thank you

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience and wasn’t crowded

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JeffL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

I have been coming here for years. Best pizza around. However, the service continues to degrade. Bar has always taken long, now it takes forever. Took 20 mins just for a server to come to our table. Another 20 mins to get our drinks and bread. Never got silverware. Took a very long time, or the waitress forgot to tell the bus boy to fill up our water. Lastly, the pizza was under-cooked. Sadly, the pizza has been coming out under-cooked the last few times we have ordered from there.

Hopefully this isn't a trend because we love the restaurant so much.

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vipMike
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there. Delicious food! Will go back!

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vipKirkV
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice meal.... will return

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Brenda
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food in a nice setting. Server was very attentive to our group of 7.

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GregJ
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Taking mom out for lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great as usual Palermo’s is always a go to!! Thanks for the service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience - amazing service - outstanding food. Above and beyond!! So great to get out and enjoy this special place in our neighbor!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything was very good and service was excellent, a lot of families and a little on the noisier side but not an uncomfortable amount. we enjoyed it so much!

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NICHOLEW
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The hostess was very rude to myself and guest, what was supposed to be an evening for a wedding proposal was ruined within 5 minutes of arrival. A booth was requested with the reservation; she seated us at table by the staff area. I asked if a booth was available, which was requested at the time the reservation was made. She replied, no, that's all we have. The other seats are assigned to others. We canceled our reservation and exited the establishment.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great evening with really good food.

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vipNancyJ
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! I felt very safe, tables spaced far enough apart etc.

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vipDonaldD
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful have been coming here for 40 plus years and I love the food the service there is always outstanding. There is a reason they have been in business for so many years ... people vote w their feet and this place is still a treasure Don Dean

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vipRobertaS
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Bree was an awesome server. First time dining in. We were surprised we could get in. We will be back. Fresh and flavorful.

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Vell
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good food , wait time between ordering food and receiving dish was long! Server was great and restaurant is extremely careful with cleaning and sanitizing.

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PatyA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great! We had the shrimp portifino and ravioli. The service was great, our server was very attentive and awesome! We would definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service

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AmyT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Excellent Food! Restaurant clean, fresh

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Rodney6
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Palermos is outstanding and the best pizza in Chicagoland!

FAQs

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 4.7 stars by 909 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.