Chicago Prime Italian

4.6
2880 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
FAMILY OWNED - Chicago Prime Italian stands alone as the brings a taste of Little Italy to the heart of the Northwest suburbs. The restaurant’s elegant décor captures Chicago Prime's rich history and presents the perfect backdrop for its celebrated Italian cuisine. Multiple dining rooms provide a warm and inviting atmosphere from over-sized windows framed by lush curtains, a cozy fireplace in one of two private dining rooms and a magnificent chandelier in the main dining room, each space has its own unique character. The extensive dinner menus feature the most beloved, best selling dishes including fresh salads, seafood, chops, and of course generous portions of renowned house made pastas. Join Chicago Prime Italian to celebrate a special occasion or escape for a quick bite with specials in the lounge.
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  • Contactless payment available
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  • Extra space between tables
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  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 2880 people are saying
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vipJeanneD
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food! Our server Isabella was wonderful; we'll always be back.

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vipSteve
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Staff did not ask about the special occasion (anniversary) we had on the reservation …no problem. Their seafood carbonara is the reason my wife picked this place, and their first plate was very disappointing. The seafood was over cooked and pasta was gummy like it had been sitting awhile under the lamps. However, credit to the waiter for taking it back and rushing a replacement. The 2d try was excellent. Surprised we didn’t get a visit from management, but they seemed a bit understaffed that night.

I won’t hang this on staff because I know enforcement causes fights, but the guests in the waiting area showed very poor mask compliance. Virtually no one was masked until we asked the hostess about it.

Let’s sum it up with, we’ll wait a while to come back until pandemic enforcement is less of an issue and staff levels return to something normal.

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Soa4
New England
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and staff. Round table for 10 was perfect. Menu had a wide variety of food choices. Our ten meals were all served at the same time. Everyone loved the appetizer. Just perfect service, hope to go back soon.

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GregoryF
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was excellent, service impeccable and they even had some live music

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service. Great owner. Andy took care of our party of 20 like no other. Would come back again for sure.

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BillB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait time was minimal. Server was attentive, very experienced and engaged in a playful way in interacting with the mood of the party. Food was excellent and will bring us back in the future.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Our waitress left a little bit to be desired.
She seem to be struggling with her mask most of the evening and although our food came correct she just seemed not all there. Or not interested

It was my husband‘s birthday and we had mentioned that in our reservation. She never asked if we were celebrating. Table next to us had a birthday which they celebrated.

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MrsDR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The service was very good; however, the food was expensive. Filet with no side of vegetable $50 and lamb chops $57- no vegetable. It was very loud and difficult to carry on a conversation amongst our table of four.

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Jeff
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and good service!

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vipJeffB
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was the best, she took extremely good care of us, didn’t hang around, came when she thought we might need something, very very personable.

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JamieT
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful, warm, inviting place to dine. Delicious food, generous servings, professional and courteous staff. Nice wine selection, easy to find, and prompt seating; no wait time.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience1

The evening started out great! We had a great waiter and we’re seated by the fireplace. Around 8:00 a group of women and two very small children were seated next to us. One of the children proceeded to scream at the top of her lungs on a pretty constant basis for the next 90 minutes. Needless to say the entire room was incensed, with reason. I was with three of my closest friends for a birthday celebration and it literally ruined our evening. We don’t get together very often and when we do this is not what we are looking for.

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vipLisa
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Chicago Prime Italian is one of my favorite places typically and I was too exhausted from health issues with my mother to say anything. The crabcakes tasted terrible. The eggplant was cold and tasted like it had been sitting for all day in the refrigerator all day on the salad. Usually the eggplant salad is a fresh warm crispy eggplant and it was absolutely disgusting and I could not even eat it I had the tomato off of it and threw out the rest. The prosciutto plate also seemed like the meat was not fresh. I was completely disappointed in everything that I ate. The waiter was the only good thing about the experience

Chicago Prime Italian
Responded on November 4, 2021

First I am sorry to hear about anything related to family health issues. That's far more important that anything we could discuss. But I get it, the one time you take a break to go out and treat yourself...and, well, disappointing. I am SORRY! I spoke with the server, he said you two were delightful and generous. Please let us make it up to you, email/or phone me with your home address. In the meantime, I'll take this up with culinary staff tonight. Chef and I are on it!

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PatrickM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was our first time and nice restaurant and good service.

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AngelaF
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the drinks to the bread to the main meal was excellent!!

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vipJosephS
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Whether you're looking for a steak or pasta, this is the place to go! Half price wine bottles on Tuesday were amazing!

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chrisg
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great with superior service

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TomN
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time dining there. Excellent service. Delicious food. Looking forward to my next experience there.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super fantastic. The server Jason was wonderful and very friendly.

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BrianM
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious, our waitperson was great: great suggestions on what to order, intuitively seemed to know when to come by and when to let us visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was very very nice she made the experience worth while and the food was exquisite

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the staff were friendly and the food was great.

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JeremiahC
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

awful noisy couldnt hear our selves. food was great service was great.

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viproger
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service large selection on menu

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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AdrienneR
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

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vipSherryC
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat on the outdoor patio. Food was marvelous— kudos to the Chef! Patio was lovely with the outdoor lighting. Service was stupendous!!! Thank you for a lovely evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alejandro is an excellent waiter, I am never disappointed when I ask for his advise on what I should get.

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Garrett
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience5

Friendly staff, great atmosphere very poor food. $60 strip was the most tastless, tough piece of meat I've ever eaten. Cooked to temp requested just fine but it either didn't rest or rested too long cause it was dry with the juices beside it on the plate. The seasoning was absent too. Everyone else I went with thought their food was low quality. Pasta probably was better than the meat we had but at the menu prices for the meat it looked as though they would know how to cook it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Was there for an anniversary. Service was great! Food was fine. My mushroom ravioli was really good. wife had surf and turf: lobster was over cooked, steak was perfect.

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vipMulley526
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Luis, our waiter, was terrific!

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Cathy
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

I indicated online reservations we were celebrating an anniversary however it was never acknowledged by the hostess or waiter. The food was good not great. The service was good.

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GrandmaP
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent.

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phaty
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service, food and drinks. Our waitor Alejandro was excellent.

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vipSharon
Chicago
108 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Ate outside and enjoyed great food with friends. Veal dishes were great and great wait staff. Quality food.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Service was very slow

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MCat
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, nice outside dining atmosphere, although we had to switch to inside because of rain. The eggplant tower appetizer was phenomenal. One of our favorite places.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! We had an anniversary dinner on the patio and it was lovely. Nice music, great food and service.

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WallyW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Italian food, great service, excellent choice to enjoy a meal with friends.

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KellyL
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food, salmon was cooked perfectly. Also, the outdoor patio was really nice with the live music as well

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You can order delivery directly from Chicago Prime Italian using the Order Online button. Chicago Prime Italian also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (847) 240-1414.

Chicago Prime Italian is rated 4.6 stars by 2880 OpenTable diners.

Chicago Prime Italian does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/chicago-prime-italian/giftcards?utmCampaign=onlineOrdering.

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.