Chicago Prime Italian

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$31 to $50
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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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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Open Thanksgiving Day - Call for Details 847-240-1414

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Open for all Holidays lunch and dinner - Please call for details. 847-240-1414

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Open for all Holidays - Please call for details 847-240-1414

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Open for the biggest night of the year - Please call for details 847-240-1414

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 2581 People Are Saying
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JW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was great except for the desert. I had the Tiramisu and it was half frozen. They say they make it homemade but they must freeze it and thaw it out the next day or the refrigerator is too cold. This is the first “fine” Italian steakhouse I have eaten at that doesn’t have “fresh” tiramisu. The waiter passed it on to the chef and took it off the bill so I hope the chef gets it.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service

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YY
Chicago
123 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant did not disappoint and it never does. Great food as always.

EB
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent. Service was very good, though we had to ask for utensils several times as when they would clear one course and take the utensils, they wouldn't replace them. Ambiance is good, there was a live musician which added a nice touch. The waiter was attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. We celebrated our anniversary and received our choice of dessert, which was nice. Overall, it was a very good dining experience and we would definitely go back.

OT
Chicago
69 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Schaumburg. AJ treats everyone like family, my wife and I brought our 3 daughters and everyone had a great meal . Food is awesome and the service is great. We go there every chance we get.

R
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Love the food and the service. I had a business meeting there and the host and owner, Andy John, could not have been more gracious and friendly. Our server was superb and the food was well prepared and tasty. Love it and love Chicago Prime steakhouse!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our 30th anniversary. Fantastic food. Great service/ waiter kept our glasses full. Owner Andy-John Kalkounos greeted us with a smile. Highly recommend this establishment! Try Chicken Parmesan with an Argentine Malbec. Bravissimo!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The waiter was amazing as was all of the food.

CP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dinners we have ever had. Sergio was our waiter and when we come back another time we will definitely ask for Sergio. We had a wonderful time.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience friendly staff and well run restaurant

TG
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good Italian restaurant I will come back again.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely my favorite place. Went out of their way to make my birthday special.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food wasn’t hot and wasn’t good

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food was mediocre for the price.

a
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was a little off putting to have a band in the background while trying to have a romantic dinner with my husband.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Bunch of obnoxious children running around restaurant. Mostly the parents of today’s fault

CP
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Disappointed. I was expecting luxury and superb service. While I waited for my date to arrive I waited in the bar. They have a happy hour so it was full (understandable). However, I waited at least 15 minutes at a table and was never greeted. It just so happens the bartender is also the waitress so happy hour comes at a price. Many of the tables were getting up to ask the bartender for service. Anyway not what I expected or wanted so I went to the restaurant and of course I could order a drink but the delivery was delayed due to the bartender. I expected more.

ST
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had reservations for birthday dinner, got seated right away. Service was above average but not outstanding. Food was incredible, pricey but well worth it. We ordered apps, had drunken filets, strip steak, and pasta. Staff all very friendly!

OT
Chicago
69 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just wanted to say thank you for making our daughter’s birthday dinner perfect

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

j
Chicago
56 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our meal was excellent, thanks for helping celebrate my wife’s birthday.

c
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here. Celebrating our 41st Wedding Anniversary. The shrimp dejonghe was amazing! Not overpowered by breadcrumbs. Very light and tasty! The sea-bass melted in my mouth. Had to try the spumoni cheesecake. Mouth watering delicious! Looking forward to trying other dishes.

OT
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Took way too long to get served food
This was a business dinner and server kept staying away from table - apparently since she knew food was taking way too long to serve

Address the issue - probably a training issue someone in leadership needs to address

I will think twice before bringing clients to this rsuaurant

I
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We had a nice time with friends, but we had 3-4 different waiters...all nice but that was strange.
We had a party of 6 but had to ask to have the 7th chair removed.
Food was just ok, and so were the cocktails.
Overall an average place.

HH
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, outstanding service, overall fantastic ambience. Love it!!

LR
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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
17 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. I highly recommend them.

DQ
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

RJ
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience...friendly staff

JM
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great! Christian and Terrie rocked it per usual!

TL
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

Z
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The filet trio was a major disappointment

SB
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
69 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, chicken parmigiana was perfectly cooked and tasty.

E
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience3

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
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.