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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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4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (23)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Good for a Date (16)
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Romantic (15)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Authentic (13)
Good for Groups (13)
Live Music (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Notable Wine List (10)
Business Meals (9)
Bar Seating (9)
Casual (9)
Fun (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Comfort Food (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Cozy (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Healthy (2)
People Watching (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
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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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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Food was great....we are very appreciative of the gluten free menu. GF is very tough at most Italian restaurants and they are probably the best. Staff and mgmt. are always happy and attentive.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 15, 2017

We have been to both Chicago primes and both had wonderful service and great variety on the menus. If you leave hungry it was your fault.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 9, 2017

It is one of our favorite places to eat. appetizers, wine and a meal.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Live Music
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Was very tasty! Incredible cuisine! Nice atmosphere! Great waiters, very helpful! Fun! Music very good!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Great for Brunch, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Healthy, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Our first time here meeting friends from out of town. The food was great and so was the service. We will definitely come back!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 29, 2017

I highly recommend ordering the chicken prosciutto. Yum!

Tags: Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 29, 2017

I picked Chicago Prime Italian because it was our 25th Wedding Anniversary and we wanted to try somewhere we had never been before. What a GREAT choice!! The waiter we had couldn't of been any nicer. He explained everything to us, came back on occassion to check to see if we needed anything.

My wife ordered the Lazagna and couldn't eat all of it, it was HUGE, she took the rest home and ate it then for two more days, that's how big it was. I ordered the linguini with white clam sauce. Wow, loads of linguini great white sauce and lots of clams. It we included about 8-10 clams still within their shells. I am a big guy, so of course I ate the whole thing while I was there. My wife and I ordered a side of spinach with garlic to split. That was a large order as well and it tasted SPECTACULAR!!! I forgot to mention my wife had a cup of Navy Bean soup with Bacon and I had the wedge salad. She loved the soup and said it was very tastie and my salad was loaded and I mean loaded with Blue Cheese crumbles it was AWESOME!!!!

We can honestly say we loved Chicago Prime Italian, definitely will be going there again soon. Highly RECOMMEND!!!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Service was slow! Dinner was good but took a long time before we got it. Ordered Tiramisu for dessert it was frozen in the middle.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 24, 2017

This was my first visit to CPI and I was impressed. Service was top notch and our waitress took excellent care of our part of 6. Portions were plentiful and our entrees were all done as requested. Sufficient beer selection and huge wine selection as well. It's a bit noisy, but not more so than any other restaurant that is full of patrons. While not in the bar area, it is large and inviting and had live music the Thursday night we dined. Overall, definitely worth a try!

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 23, 2017

This was my first visit and I have to say I wasn't overly impressed. The staff was very friendly and accommodating so no complaints there. The food was average at best unfortunately. For appetizers we had shrimp de johnge and an order of calamari that we had ½ fried and ½ grilled. The shrimp was good but nothing over the top. The calamari that was grilled was too thick and not pleasant to eat while the fried was ok but again, nothing special. Everyone in our party ordered a pasta dish and seemed pleased with what they had chosen overall. I picked one of the specials which was a mix of tortellini, ravioli, gnocchi and cavatelli. The sauce was a mix of white and red topped with parmigiana cheese and I added crumbled sausage to spice it up a bit. This too was an average dish. The hit was the lasagna that someone in our party ordered as it was about six inches tall and four inches across from side to side. It was a monstrous dish which we were told was very good.

I am hoping it was perhaps just an off night but fear that it may just be their style which didn't appeal to me as much as other Italian restaurants around the area have.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 21, 2017

I think it is a great place. I always enjoy going to Chicago Prime Italian. Very great menu and a great place to take friends. They also thought it was great! The dining room is great and the staff always greats you like family.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Waitress was not attentive, table outside was rocky, did not have silverware/ plates once we received appetizers, not happy with overall service

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·Dined on August 20, 2017

The overall feel of this place was incredibly refreshing. The food was amazing here. I ordered the Chicken Caprese, and it was simply fantastic. Perhaps the only thing better than the food was the service. We were welcomed by very pleasant people, who showed us to our table in a timely manner. Our waitress was friendly, courteous, and diligent to make sure we had a nice evening. Definitely five stars in my opinion.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Live Music, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 11, 2017

The food was excellent and service couldn't get any better. After dinner decided to go into the bar for the entertainment. Wonderful experience. The atmosphere and staff were great - a lot of fun. Thank you.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Fun, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Phenomenal service. Food was excellent!

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