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About Palermo's 95th Fine Italian Cuisine

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!

4849 W 95th St.
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Pizzeria, Sicilian

Hours of Operation:
Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday: 11am - 10:30pm: Friday and Saturday: 11 am - 10:30 pm; Sunday: 1pm - 10pm. Closed Tuesdays.

Cross Street:
1/2 block west of Cicero Ave.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(708) 425-6262

Website:
http://www.palermos95th.com/

Catering:
Please call for details.

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet and private parking is available.

Private Party Facilities:
Please call for details.

Private Party Contact:
Maureen: (708) 425-6262 ext. 321

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please call Dorothy Bauer our Banquet Manager at 780-425-6262 Ext.321

Palermo's 95th Fine Italian Cuisine Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.5

service

4.1

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4.2

value

4.2

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Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (17)
Comfort Food (16)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
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Good for Birthdays (15)
Authentic (14)
Good for Groups (13)
Casual (12)
Special Occasion (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Cozy (10)
Romantic (9)
Business Meals (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Fun (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Hosted our office holiday party - entire staff enjoyed the food and wine!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Always delicious! Favorite for outstanding pizza and Italian dishes!
Soups are awesome!

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

We ordered 2 appetizers and the were very good. My son and I ordered pizza that was also good. My wife and daughter ordered chicken vesuvio and another chicken dish. My wife's chicken was cooked to long and her potatoes weren't cooked enough.
We brought this up to the waitress and she said "yes those potatoes are hard" but didn't do anything to help us out.
My wife was not very Happy with her experience at your restaurant

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

My favorite pizza. Always a great place to meet with my friends and family when I come to town!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

When we lived closer, we ate here pretty regularly and always were pleased. Great pizza, tasty Italian specialties and great service. We had a chance to return recently and found that it was exactly the same and just as popular- be prepared for a wait without reservartions. A reliable local restaurant.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Server forgot to bring us our salads - had to request it be taken off the bill. Bus boy decided to reach across the table to clear the table and thusly spilled water and soft drinks on my mother - she was soaking wet. Food was lukewarm. It appears Palermos is resting on its reputation from bygone years.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Always great . The only thing that would have made it better is if Tony would have waited on us.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Authentic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great choice for an Authentic Chicago-style Italian meal. Close to Midway Airport! Great meal after landing at airport on our way to points south. Can't wait to go back. The stuffed banana peppers were the BOMB! Also ordered a regular crust specialty pizza with extra sauce.

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·Dined on October 30, 2017

The food is always excellent as is the service and the ambiance

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Pizza was delicious as usual! Favorite go to for a great pizza!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Family there for a Birthday and Anniversary dinner. Great food, as always. Waitress did a great job.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

A long time favorite. I always enjoy a meal at Palermo's.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Delicious Italian fare, their pizza sauce is superb, as is the Italian sausage!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great dining experience. One of the best restaurants in the area.

Tags: Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Normally I enjoy this restaurant but this time was really not good. I recommended it for a family and friend gathering of 7 (the table was too small, no space to eat, the service was not good, a few of the dishes were awful). The trade-off for two meals being inadequately prepared was to remove one drink from the check, and it wasn't even the drink of a customer with the inadequate meal. I was disappointed and embarrassed. I will not go to this establishment again.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 13, 2017

One of my favorites! Was seated on time per my reservation. All in our group enjoyed everything!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Casual, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Food was great... service was excellent... everybody was very accommodating... thoroughly enjoyed our night

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Only complaint was the size of the dessert plate. They were way to large for the size of the table, way to had to fit coffee and plates. Way, overkill.

Tags: Casual, Quick Bite, Afternoon Tea, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

It was fun. We had pizza, antipast, and spaghetti. Food was good, service was good, and much space. Delivery was long, but otherwise great

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Food was delicious as always, service was very good, environment was very nice and cozy, we were there celebrating my mother's birthday with friends and family, always pleased.

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

We had pizza today. Palermos sweet sauce is really unique and just pairs perfectly with their regular-pastry-type crust, cheese and sausage. We special ordered extra sauce and light sausage and it was perfect! The service was excellent and the hostess even asked if I'd like to be in the bar area, but at a low, comfy table to watch football on TV. Thank you!! The bread is always warm, crusty and flavorful. We drive over 60 miles to get to Palermo's, and all the friends we introduce to the place wind up addicted to the place as well!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Tasting Menu, Disabled Access, Romantic, Good for Groups, Authentic, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Quick Bite
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Our group of seven ladies was seated close to the kitchen where the servers were going in and out of, sometimes accidentally bumping into the ladies chairs who were seated on that side of the table. Our server was busy, but should have made an effort to visit us more often to check on the food and our beverages. Parking is horrible, two of the ladies used the valet which they appreciated. We will return but will never sit in the same area again.

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

The pizza was very very good....our waitress was very slow.....
We had a 630p reservation, and we walked out at 950p..
There was only 2 of us, and we waited fifteen minutes to get our 2 glasses
of wine.....

Tags: Casual, Tasting Menu
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 27, 2017

We go to Palermo's as many times a year as we can. Love it each time!

Tags: Seasonal, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 24, 2017

I arrived at 10 to 6 seated in a couple of minutes. It took 25 minutes to get a cup of soup another 25 minutes for the pizza to come and another 25 minutes to get our entree..we order everything at one time. Bad service and on top of that we asked to talk a manager and he never came to our table I seen him look but nothing.. there a very busy restaurant but not that night ..

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 19, 2017

This has been my absolute favorite Pizza for 45 years!!! I am Never disappointed when getting pizza. The Palermos cosmo was also really tasty!! Overall, I was very pleased with service, food, drink and company.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Good south side Italian joint, good service too.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Palermos is out of our way but any time we have an opportunity to go we will definately go! we ordered a large pizza & it was just ok; it hardly had pizza sauce on it. We will definitely go again; it might of been an off day!

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 30, 2017

I love the Penne Portofino!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Food and service were good. Our water and beverage glasses were kept full and service was quick and attentive. We had the Sicilian grilled shrimp and calimari appetizer which was great. One of us even ordered the swordfish prepared the same way. The Pizza was great as usual. I love the sauce and the crispy crust! The only bad item was the romaine salad appetizer we split. It was overloaded with balsamic vinegar ! So much that the lettuce came to the table wilted! We complained and it was removed from our bill, however the server said that was how it was always prepared. Good to know, I won't get that again. Interestingly enough, the salads we saw being brought out as part of other people's dinners did not look like the one we were going to pay $8.95 for. They just looked like normal salads. Have been here before and will return. I have learned that you must always make reservations, if not you will wait almost an hour, which is not worth it. We had reservations and we're seated immediately. That was terrific!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Kid-friendly
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 1, 2017

The food is always good. The service is always good. You usually need a reservation.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Casual, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Service was beyond slow. W waited for water for 20 minutes and the bar drinks took forever

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Overall our experience was terrible. Our waitress (Ester) was very inattentive. Food was slow in coming out and dirty dishes sat on table until we finally picked them up for waitress ourselves so she would finally take them away. At one point she even suggested that we pick them up and put them in dirty bowl so she would take them. The mussels had lots of broken shells in the sauce. My daughter's pasta was cold. The restaurant also was really cold. Based on this, we will not be back.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Great Cosmos and cold Peroni on tap. Pizza is consistently very good. Have the anti-pasta salad to start.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Palermo's is one of my favorite Italian restaurants. The food is always fresh and flavorful.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Disabled Access, Fun, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Service is starting to go down hill. The host and hostesses must be family because I wouldn't think a business man would tolerate having the three of them standing around on their cell phones with customers waiting. Checked in and told them I was stepping around the corner to use the restroom. Came out and sat with the rest of my party for another 15 minutes. They were seating everyone except us. When I asked if there was an issue with my reservation, was told you "were in the bathroom". I am bigger than a bread box and hard to miss. Cell phones should not be allowed in service positions because our server was also on hers too. No wonder we couldn't get a refill on our drinks.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Food was very good. Our server was excellent. She was very attentive and offered us plenty of options. Our special seating request was honored and we appreciate that.

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on April 29, 2017

I eat here every time I'm in Chicago. Great menu with something for everyone.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Very poor service. Slow and unattentive

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 22, 2017

We go here, because my husband ate pizza here since childhood. The consistency of quality has never changed and that's a bonus! They use quality meats and cheeses for their pizzas and you can selected the crust from deep dish to Neopolitan-style. We can also trust that they will have Peroni on tap and by the pitcher! Their menu boasts of many Italian dishes too numerous to comment on here, but our family loves them on a regular basis!

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Great Beer, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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