Chicago Prime Italian

4.3
2533 reviews
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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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Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening with friends

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 2

Very mediocre. Would definitely not go back. Plenty of nearby better choices.

Chicago Prime Italian
Responded 4 days ago

Please call us 847-240-1414 ask for AJ and mention your review on open table. We want to hear everything about your experience. We appreciate direct feedback so we can improve. Mistakes happen, it's how we respond that counts. Give us that chance. Thank you!

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JN
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great value. Attentive wait staff. Very tasty and flavorful food. Nice ambiance.

LB
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Was great
Excellent service

J
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Calamari and bruschetta appetizers were good as was the steak Diane and filets.

LD
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of just a handful of family owned restaurants left and they do not disappoint The good is always consistently good but what keeps us coming back is Andy John and the staff at Chicago Prime Italian always go above and beyond with their service.

TS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

They ran out of the special ribeye which I was looking forward to. Instead I received a complimentary cocktail

TF
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was great. Had a kids menu, which I hadn't expected. Decor is a bit dated, but overall a great experience. Had indicated it was our anniversary and they brought out a nice dessert and sparkler.

KT
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was good and served in a reasonable amount of time. The Server was lovely and attentive; though she got pretty busy with more tables near the end of our meal. The Manager came by - always a nice touch. It started to get a little loud as the space started to fill. This was a great 'date night' for us and we would definitely go back.

RC
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 1

Service very good. Sausage and peppers, the best. But the spumoni cheesecake topped off the dinner.

K
Palm Springs
21 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my best friends birthday and we had a fantastic meal. The service was incredible, the food delicious and we loved dining on the outside patio. They sang happy birthday, brought out a complimentary desert and a sparkler in a wine bottle. Thank t added to an already special night. I would definitely go back.

HH
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food, service, atmosphere! We loved it!!

I
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a family owned gem in an area full of corporate restaurants! I had the rigatoni with vodka sauce and it was great... service was on point and prices were reasonable. If you're in town on business, like me, don't miss this one.

JR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service. Overall experience always top shelf.

z
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 3

Food tastes ok. Prices too high. Band outside is right next to diners. Too close. Won't go back.

DL
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I did not give The highest ratings because I made the reservation through open table in the restaurant sent information to open table that I was a no-show. I responded to open table that that was not the case but I am still very unhappy with the restaurant for doing that that is not right when you make a reservation through open table at the restaurant has a responsibility to make sure and give you credit

BL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal was tasty as always. Great music tonight

JS
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went with our grandson and his wife. They had their engagement party there. A pleasant evening

JR
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food and Bar. Worked well for a client dinner meeting.

OT
Chicago
64 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were great

MD
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and drinks are excellent. The music was great too. Thank you for a great evening !

AT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Gaylon is a top-notch server. Good food and great main course portions. Keep it up!

n
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fried calamari was outstanding.

MJ
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely outstanding food and service. My guest from Denver said it was the best restaurant he had experienced in a long time.

OT
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Really enjoyed my linguine with red clam sauce. Lots of clams, rich red tomato sauce and great pasta. After linguine was gone, lots of chopped clams and sauce left in bottom of dish that I gladly soaked up with bread and finished with a spoon. I recommend trying the linguine with red clam sauce.

CS
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love this restaurant. Neapolitan eggplant is out of this world. Freshest fettuccine noodles ever. Don’t let the name fool you. The seafood and steak selections will satisfy those wanting American cuisine. Very versatile menu. Don’t miss the tiramisu!

DR
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our dinner. A great selection and we had an amazing waiter that was very attentive and was always there if we needed anything. Great first time experience

WO
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very happy. We will be back!

R
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time at the restaurant, as well as my guest! We were pleased from the moment we walked in the door. We were immediately seated and the service, food, and entertainment afterwards at the bar.was fantastic! I can’t say enough about the service that we received from our waiter as well as the food. It was outstanding! A special touch was when the owner and the chef came to our table to greet us later in the evening. Again, it was our first time there and we will definitely return.

g
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Father’s Day - the food was SO good. Everyone in our party (5 of us) enjoyed their meals. The portions were on the big side (chicken parm was HUGE)-but definitely worth the $$. Also-we went on Saturday so there was a Saxophone player in the bar that evening, that was really good. Overall we had a great nite and will definitely be back!

G
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved this restaurant! Dining for 1= 1 when on business is sometimes awkward for me, but Chicago prime made me feel extremely welcome, from the minute I was greeted at the door. Service was superb --my server Cezar B. made it really enjoyable, and gave me a ton of attention. On top of that, the veal piccata was just divine, and is one of the best I've ever had! Plan to return again when back in the area.
The menu was nice too, the ambience good ( though a bit noisy), but it was the team, and the great food by the chef that made it a Top Spot in Schaumburg!

TA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

We were seated right away and the room wasn't super busy. We got water and bread then didn't see any one for over half an hour when we asked about our server. The hostess approached a waitress about it and there were words between them, in a spot where we witnessed it.

The food for 2 of our party was a disappointment. We both got a supposedly Spicy Seafood Pasta and asked for extra spicy. It came out with the fish over cooked, the calamari was burnt and the sauce was bland at best. The waitress and manager both agreed on that point.

OT
Chicago
64 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was perfect and service was quick and friendly. Thank you

GT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Food was average (typical Italian dishes, pretty greasy) but the prices were above average. The outdoor seating was nice since the weather was so perfect.

s
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

My wife's food was taken off the bill, because it was so bad. (like someone poured half the black pepper bottle in it). My Eggplant was fair at best. (like they made it 2 days prior and reheated it. They certainly won't last long with the food they serve.

D
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service! Tina was amazing as was the food and cocktails!

J
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Not sure why we had to wait almost 40 min to be seated. We had a reservation for only 2 at 7 PM. Not seated til almost 7:40. I noticed plenty of empty tables. Led me to believe they are short staffed. After we were seated, no one came up to us for over 5 minutes. Finally, someone came and dropped off some bread with parmesan and olive oil. 10 minutes later, he comes back and pours us water. (He got more on the table than in the cup). It wasn't as clean as you would expect for a restaurant. Croutons on the floor next to our table. And some kind of powder on the carpet as you walk in to the dining area. I noticed 2 couples who were seated, and whose food came out before we were even seated. We chose that place to eat for our 18 year wedding anniversary. A.J. did try to make up for it by sending us a bottle of champagne, and a slice of tiramisu for dessert. But overall I expected a better experience. Won't go back. I wouldn't recommend to anyone I know.

MZ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chicago Prime Italian is where we chose to celebrate our one year wedding anniversary. Food, service, and atmosphere were 10/10 per usual! Thanks for making our day so special!

OT
Chicago
64 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, and great service. Perfect birthday, thank you

j
Cincinnati
41 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great place for a good Italian meal. I had a business dinner here and were able to have a great conversation without a lot of background noise. The food and wine selection was perfect. Something for everyone.

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