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About Chicago Prime Italian

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.

1370 Bank Drive
Schaumburg, IL 60173
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday 4pm-10pm
Friday & Saturday 4pm-11pm
Sunday - 4pm-9pm

Cross Street:
Meacham Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(847) 240-1414

Website:
http://www.chicagoprimeitalian.com/

Entertainment:
Live Entertainment in the lounge starting at 7pm till late

Catering:
Carry-Out / On-site / Off-Site available
Call Lisa Lucarelli: Event Coordinator 847-240-1414 or Events@ChicagoPrimeItalian.com

Parking Details:
The restaurant has a spacious, free parking lot and street parking is also available.

Executive Chef:
Drew Tate

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cigar Room, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please contact Lisa Lucarelli at Events@ChicagoPrimeItalian.com for info on private/special events 847-240-1414

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Private Dining

Family Owned - The elegant décor of multiple dining rooms provides a warm and inviting atmosphere and the perfect backdrop for Chicago Prime's celebrated Italian cuisine. Extensive dinner menus feature fresh salads, seafood, chops, and generous portions of our renowned house made pastas.

Chicago Prime Italian Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (27)
Good for a Date (18)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
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Romantic (16)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Good for Groups (13)
Authentic (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Live Music (11)
Casual (8)
Fun (8)
Business Meals (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Cozy (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Healthy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
People Watching (3)
Hot Spot (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Tasting Menu (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Best area Italian restaurant that doesn’t cost a fortune! I highly recommend!

Tags: Comfort Food, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Overall experience was outstanding. We have some favorite Italian restaurants that are a 30 to 40 minute drive, but not anymore. We have found a new favorite only 10 minutes from our house.
Our server Ariel was absolutely amazing. She took care of us like we were family. Very polite, professional, and attentive.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Just great food and better people

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Pleasantly surprised.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Each time we go we never have the same server. The past times we went it was a new server again.
Once again failed to mention the special menu items.
Like to go to a restaurant that the server knows us and they know us.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

This is the second time we were there in two weeks and the food was not good. We were very disappointed. In addition, it was so loud we could not hear at all. There were only four of us and we should have been able to hear each other.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was delicious. Would easily go again for the food. My braised ribs ravioli were delicious, and my husbands Marsala was outstanding. However waitress forgot to bring our appetizer so we never received that. We had to ask for more bread, water, and a fork (to eat our dessert!) several times; waitress told us there was new bussing staff which caused problems. Doesn’t explain appetizer goof.
Our reservation was at 5:45 pm and noise level was ok. By 6:30 pm we couldn’t hear and were repeating a lot of our conversation.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Attended restaurant on Open Table Reward program. Chicken Aflredo and
Cheese Ravioli were very good for my wife and I. Because of situation
we could not have our usual wine. It was very loud for a couple who
asked for a a cozy quiet spot, but maybe there was no room in the
restaurant that allowed for that.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 30, 2017

We frequently come here because of everything about it. Great food and service is always top notch. This time we sat in bar area. Great place

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Quick Bite
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Waitress was great. Was there for a business meeting and she had perfect timing with everything. Great food, never disappoints!

Tags: Business Meals, Happy Hour
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

First off the restaurant called me at 5:22pm the day of the reservation which was at 6:00pm to confirm our reservation. Then when our party arrived at the restaurant the gentleman thought it would be funny to say that our reservation was for 6:30 pm. NOT FUNNY! The server was good but the seating was so close together she had to walk around two tables to serve one side of our table. No the restaurant was not busy but they decided to seat everyone into the same area which made it difficult to move in between tables for the servers and the customers. Overall the place is overrated.

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Delicious food!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Fabulous food and services. Like family from the beginning to end. Loved every thing

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We really like this place, outstanding food with large portions, and great service. We will be back in the Chicago area in January, going to eat here again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Service was a little suspect. Slow with the water and bread. Server did not explain menu options or ask if we had dined there before. Would probably not go back.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Made reservation on open table for 7:30. We got out of a play early so I called to see if they could seat us early. Hostess said it was busy and she would let us know when we got there. Without our knowledge she changed the reservation to 6:30. When we came at 7 she said we were late. She said to have a seat by the bar and she would call us soon. When we went to check on the seats after 45 minutes I believe she forgot us.
Food was also delayed due to a party we were told.
This was an off nite. We’ve had good experiences on previous occasions but Saturday was not one of them.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Always good. I tried something new and it was delicious.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Live Music, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 8, 2017

This is a favorite spot of mine for business meals. The owner AJ and his staff are attentive and make everyone feel like family.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Brick chicken was overcooked. Pasta arribata was ok. Appetizers were fine, if uninspired . Drinks were generous.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great experience. Had a little long of a wait but the host AJ took Care of us. Great restaurant.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Our first time dining there, we weren't disappointed. Our server Becky made a stellar recommendation on their Saturday special which my wife rated as her favorite pasta dish she's had in quite some time.

Good spacing between tables helped the experience; it was nice not to be seated on top of the other tables. We will be heading back.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I want to thank AJ and his entire staff for a great evening. Food and service are always top notch. Thank you

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

The food was mediocre at best. Clams as an appetizer and in entre were inedible. Overall completely not worth the price.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Overall, the experience was OK. We ordered a variety of dishes. Mine was what I expected. My daughters ordered two different pastas with Bolognese sauce but neither sauce was Bolognese. It was more like marinara. Not bad but not what was expected.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Slow service

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

We were able to get a reservation for a friend get together on Sat evening. Great service and excellent food!

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great Food

Fantastic waitress....best !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tags: Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Outstanding service. Very nice atmosphere. Food was very good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great food, friendly servers (Katie was fabulous!). I had a reservation for 8 people at 7pm and they had it all ready for us on time. We will go back!

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 11, 2017

This was an off night. We were sat at a table and no one came to attend to us. Then they apologized but the service continued to suck, they forgot bread even after we asked for it, the host apologized and said our drinks would be on the house and the bill came back with the charges. Not sure what or who was missing or if they did not want us there.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We have never been to this restaurant and I had a taste for Italian. Very impressed! Good food, good ambiance, very friendly staff. We would definitely go back.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Authentic
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Our meals were overall very good, although my linguine with red clam sauce had some clams that didn't taste very good. The restaurant was VERY noisy. Out table wasn't in the bar area but the noise coming from the bar was incredibly loud. Great service

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Made the reservation and indicated it was to celebrate my husband's birthday. I was disappointed that it was never acknowledged by any of the staff . Food was good

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Service was fantastic, food was very good. I had the New York strip and my wife had the Lamb, both came out as ordered and were very tasty. Will definitely return and recommend to friends.
Only problem was the noise level was very high.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Portions seem to be a little smaller than last few times I was there. Still very good food.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 29, 2017

First trip to Chicago Prime Italian, and it didn't disappoint. Owner/host Andy-John made us feel like family. He regularly checked on all the guests in the room. The drinks, food, and service were all top notch. Favorites were the meatballs and the Tiramisu. Definitely want to return for the live music in the Lounge next visit!

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Live Music
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We had a time limit and even during a Saturday night busy time, our server was very conscientious and we made it. Food was great. Would come back

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 23, 2017

I loved teh fact that when I made the reservation, I said it was my Fiancee's birthday and without any prompting, they brought out a piece of tiramisu with a candle on it. What I didn't like was that we had to ask for a bread basket. I ordered the Chicken Vesuvio and there was literally a TON of oregano in the sauce. I took it home and took it out of the sauce in order to eat the remainder. The lasagne my Fiancee ordered was pretty good tho a little dried out. Not sure if we would go back for dinner again.

The music in the bar was fantastic tho!

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Romantic, Bar Seating, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Great food, Great staff, Great restaurant

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 19, 2017

This was a taste test for a possible baby shower. Service was slow and I had to ask for bread. Food was very good but potatoes were cold even though they were under chicken. We'll have to look for another location.

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