Chicago Prime Italian

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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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LR
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was really good and the personal service was excellent. Half of bottle of wine night made it easy to try something new.

R
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. I highly recommend them.

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

Super good food! Our compliments to the chef! Like the live music. Could be a little less dark or use different lighting.

LA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Entrees are flavorful and delicious.
Very pleased with our Server and attentiveness received. Definitely coming back again.
Enjoyed it !

RJ
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience...friendly staff

JM
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great! Christian and Terrie rocked it per usual!

TL
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the first time my boyfriend and I came to Chicago Prime Italian and we were both very impressed with the selection of food and the attentiveness of our waitress! We will be back soon!

EV
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Fried calamari was excellent. Both entrees were good even though they messed up an order and forgot to put sausage in.

Z
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The filet trio was a major disappointment

SB
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Service was excellent and the food was amazing. Every morsel from apps to entree cooked perfectly for our party of 4.

GG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and excellent service! I highly recommend trying this awesome Italian restaurant out if you haven’t been there yet.

SM
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I recently met someone who recommended Chicago Prime Italian who told me everything was made from scratch. Since I have an Italian Daughter In Law who is an excellent cook I decided to go there for an upcoming event. I ordered the Chicken Marsala and the Minestrone Soup both were excellent! My son and grandson both had steaks New York and Filet which were done perfectly and delicious. They chose sides of asparagus and garlic mashed potatoes (my son is still raving about the potatoes). My daughter in law had the salmon which was she said delicious. Our service was wonderful and we will be back to try the Lasagna next time.

OT
Chicago
66 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food, chicken parmigiana was perfectly cooked and tasty.

E
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

We were a party of four. Three of us ordered their $55 veal steak. One of the people in our party
sent it back because she could not even cut it with the steak knife. The other people said it was tough
but they ate it reluctantly. My dish was supposed to be their sea bass that was advertised to be
"filleted and de-boned at table-side. All I received was half of a whole fish that had more bones in it
than I could ever imagined. I was able to eat a little more than half of it. We had no deserts, but we had coffee. All of us complained that the coffee was cold. I agreed. The band was pretty good, though.

SR
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Shrimp with broccoli pasta special was excellent and loaded with large shrimp. It did need more broccoli which was pretty sparse. Caesar salad which came as a side with the entree was a very healthy-size portion and very cheesy. The tiramasu dessert was very average and did not taste homemade.
One member of the party ordered the fish special which was a full sea bass. It was filleted in the kitchen, but the waiter indicated it was a bit overcooked so when it was served, it looked messy and still contained pin bones. The guest was not impressed, but the host provided a complimentary dessert. The other guests also had pasta entrees and were satisfied with them.
If you like lemon-drop martinis, they are delicious but extremely strong. One and you're done.

There was some frustration as the reservation was booked and confirmed through Open Table but when we arrived, it was not in the system. Don't know what happened but it appeared the restaurant inadvertently cancelled it. Luckily, we arrived at an early time and were seated anyway.

OT
Chicago
66 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and great service. One of the best restaurants in Schaumburg

TB
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was very nice. We enjoyed our 27th Anniversary

JN
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food friendly staff

DS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a birthday dinner, party of 6, at Chicago Prime and had a wonderful experience. The wife and I have passed by it often and commented how we had never been, so I made reservations for her birthday. Staff was VERY attentive, food was excellent and of large portions, and they even comped a piece of tiramisu for dessert because of the birthday, even though we had ordered 2 other desserts for the table to share.

I had read reviews online, and because of my line of work I always go to negative reviews first and vet out why people did not like something. I will say, that though we had no contact with him at our meal, AJ makes a point of responding to nearly every negative Google review for this restaurant. Because I got the impression that someone cared, I felt confident booking a reservation here.

Needless to say, at least the 2 of us will be back. We felt we had an excellent meal and an overall excellent experience.

EB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

On Saturday evening we dined at the Schaumburg location.
When the bread was served it was sa hard as a rock!
Our server brought us some fresher bread.
The veal chop did not come with any sides (potato, pasta, or vegetables)
Our server did not tell us this nor suggest a side.
I never see the same personnel twice, suggesting to me that there is a high turnover.
It appears there are no bus boys so the servers pour water, clear tables and set up for the next guests.

CC
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening with friends

R
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Once again, most pleased with the dining experience. For a week night, it was rather busy thus resulting in somewhat slow service. It took almost 10 minutes before we were able to order a cocktail. The food was very good as always and the entertainment in the bar area was outstanding...Sam Savage.

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 on August 15, 2019

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
35 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Was great
Excellent service

J
Seattle
16 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
14 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
10 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
7 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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