Aliano's Ristorante - East Dundee

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$30 and under
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Italian
Come and enjoy fantastic Italian made cuisine in a classic atmosphere. You’re forever welcome at our restaurant Aliano’s in East Dundee, IL. Family operated and owned, we’re open every night at 310 N River St Bring an appetite for a wonderful dining experience. We select solely the very best, freshest list of ingredients for every single delicious item on our restaurant menu. Superior Italian cooking has a lengthy and time-honored tradition that our skilled chef and staff members trust in. All of it commences with authentic components and established tasty recipes. Our Head Chef has prepared a food selection of dishes working with the highest quality seasonal produce, meats and seafood. Taking inspiration from Italy, each of the plates on our menu are made to be shared. From appetizers like our old classic Bruschetta and Toasted Ravioli, through our many tantalizing treats. Try out the tiramisu – you’ll indulge in a night out at Aliano’s East Dundee restaurant!

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Special food and drink prices

Enjoy special prices on select appetizers and sprits

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 1, 2019

Ends: October 2, 2118

Availability: Tue-Fri 3:00PM-6:00PM

What 79 People Are Saying
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SF
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love our neighborhood Italian restaurant with high end chicago quality restaurant food

DR
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. Had a wonderful server. Food, service and ambiance was exceptional.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The music was too loud to be able to converse

b
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here...came to see Vito Zatto. Place was nice, service was great, food looked amazing. Definitely will return...

MM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I celebrated our 29th wedding anniversary with an enjoyable evening at Aliano’s.
We look forward to coming back in the near future. What a great hidden gem in East Dundee!

P
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were at Aliano's on 9/28 and found out there was an Oktoberfest right outside the door so it was noisy when the door opened. We did get the best service, however. We were 15 minutes early for our reservation, but they warmly seated us and brought us fresh bread and oil. The wine glasses were well poured too. We've been there several times, and the food NEVER disappoints. I got the chicken cacciatore and my husband got the pasta with sausage and both were very good. All in all, a great dinner experience.

g
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

I have eaten here several times before- always a good experience Octoberfest was on and the stage very near the restaurant- very loud This is the first time the food was disappointing The salmon and potatoes very overdone and very dry It may be because the evening was so busy I will eat there again but was very disappointed,

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great little local place with wonderful food, good wines and friendly service!

B
Chicago
52 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, authentic Italian food. Great service, (Maggie) interior seating is rustic and the outdoor seating has a complete bar and simple but nice atmosphere. We had the special Risotto with beef tips and the shrimp de Nonna - think I have that right. The arranchini is delicious. Meal was served very hot - essential in my book. We have been here about 6 times and it never disappoints. As soon as you walk in the door your senses are awakend to this amazing aroma of Italian style cooking - garlic, tomato sauce which tells you something about the freshness of the dishes.
Definitely recommend this restaurant for date or any kind of celebration.

KA
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place NEVER lets me down! Homemade food, great service.....This is the place you want to try if you haven't been here already.

A
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Really liked the place good service

D
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit and definitely not our last!! We LOVED it!! Everything from the ambiance to the service to the food was amazing and a late evening visit by the owner was such a welcome conversation! This is a hidden gem!

JW
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I like this place because of its come as you are atmosphere. The food is great and the service is wonderful and quick. Their prices are comparable to other restorants.

MB
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food is average to above average depending on the dish. A lot of salt in the Lasagna. Bolognese sauce is respectable. Nothing outstanding but solid food.

DR
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We enjoy coming here and quite often lately. This time must have had new waitress. Mixed up coke and diet Coke. Asked for refills on the diet wasn't offered, got regular when delivered. Our friend was asked if she wanted a fill in lemonade but never brought it back. Then we asked for two checks between the 4 of us and the split was for wrong couples, however only a few dollars difference so didn't ask to fix. Food outstanding, however. Just an inexperienced waitress. Have had outstanding previously.

BR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great! Can’t wait to go back again!

H
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate outside on the newly expanded patio area and it was fabulous. They had heaters which took the chill away. I had been worried that it might be too cold, but it was perfectly warm and pleasant to be outside.

M
Chicago
55 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

This was our second time at Alianos and the food was excellent! Only complaint was we were seated by the door every time Ive made a reservation through Open Table. The noose of people going in and out and getting their table mafe conversation difficult at times

A
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 5

Ambience is good food is just ok.

c
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing local place that is a hidden gem. Highly recommended!

KA
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Aliano's is all around a great place! The food is like eating out of my grandmothers kitchen. The staff is overly friendly and helpful, the ambiance reminds me of a cafe in Italy. This was my third visit, and I brought some very picky friends this time, and Aliano's did not let me down! Three absolutely perfect visits! Can't wait for next time.

K
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We have eaten here several times and was really hoping for a good experience, but from the moment we walked in the experience was not a good one. It literally took over a half hour to get our drinks & that was after we asked where they were. I really can't blame our over extended waitress. It seemed she was being asked to do everything for everyone. I doubt we will go back.

H
Puerto Vallarta
14 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Aliano's is a very nice addition to the dining scene in East Dundee. This was my second visit and my husband's first. The waitress informed us that everything is made from scratch and therefore takes some time. My husband had grilled calamari and a side salad; I had the Mamma Nona's pasta with sausage and bell peppers and a side salad. My pasta was absolutely delicious. The menu described the sauce as a zesty marinara and our waitress said it had a bite to it. It did not. It was rich and a little smoky and very flavorful. The side salads were small, which was fine with me. My husband would have liked a larger salad. He really enjoyed his calamari, and the portion was generous for an appetizer. I had the Chianti, which was o.k., but I would probably get something else next time. We ate outside in the courtyard, which is beautiful and relaxing. I only have a few minor complaints: 1. Some of the servers seem inexperienced and unfamiliar with the menu. One waitress referred to my husband's calamari as fettucine. 2. "Chicken Piccante" listed on the menu is really Chicken Piccata, a classic Italian dish. An Italian restaurant should get that right. 3. My bread plate disappeared while I was still eating. Otherwise, we had a lovely evening and I had enjoyed a lovely lunch there the previous week.

Aliano's Ristorante - East Dundee
Responded on September 5, 2019

Thank you so much for your very detailed and helpful review. I have made the change to the menu thank you for the correction. I am delighted you enjoyed your experience, can't wait to serve you in the near future.

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SB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Great food and cute outdoor seating, friendly staff but it took us over 2 hours to have a dinner when it was only a party of 4. Really slow service but nice if you have the time

d
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went three times in two weeks. The food was great as was the service every time. They have a large patio and when you make a reservation you can pick inside or out. We will be regulars.

DR
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I think we've been there 3 times in last month. Food and service has been excellent, but this was a "Wine Down Wednesday" in East Dundee so quite noisy (not their fault) as we ate outside. Service slower than normal, but with good friends so no hurry.

KS
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite local place- great atmosphere and amazing food. The owners are wonderful- you can't go wrong for any occasion!!!

AB
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

I had been there before and was extremely impressed with the food but we were inside and it was tight and warm .So I booked a table for 4 on the outdoor patio. Got there 15 min early and was immediately seated. Drink order taken quickly and then everything slowed down. The food is delicious but super slow service tonight. Ollie Bolds entertainment was enjoyable but a bit too loud. They do use GrubHub so that maybe the way to go.

CM
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love Aliano’s-we’ve been several times for both lunch and dinner and have been brought many friends who have become fans. The food is superb, especially the chicken parmigiana and every pasta dish we’ve tried. And the warm bread reminds me so much of the Italian bread of my New York days. Efficient and friendly staff, this last time we enjoyed the waiter Nolan. Of course, we're Going back!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Daughters going away to college dinner

JT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Don was great. Gave us privacy to visit with old friends. Sat outside, had our table setup for us and ready when we arrived. Great drinks and pasta. Perfect!

p
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

4 of us sat outside on a Saturday. It was very nice. Our waiter was new or not good, but tried very hard. The food was excellent. They had some nice music - it was a bit loud for conversation, but enjoyable

CD
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

Horrible service! Food was okay but due to the poor service I would not go back.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great service, food and atmosphere!

AM
Jacksonville
36 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed the food and service! We will definitely return!

JT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great atmosphere for outside seating. All tables have large umbrellas for protection from the weather (rained a little the last time I was there, but didn't matter). Also plenty of room between tables for privacy. Food and wine are delicious. I've been there 3 times in the past month and have had different dishes each time. All I would order again, but also look forward to trying something new. See you again soon.

R
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome ambiance and food. Heart of the town square.

DR
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. We sat outdoors on perfect evenings. Of late they have some top notch young servers who were very attentive.

S
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was good, as always. Server was poorly trained, very unprofessional. When she came to take our order, she set dirty dishes from another table onto our table. Disgusting.

M
Chicago
56 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

First time here, excellent menu, small place which can get loud

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