Chicago Prime Italian

4.7
2905 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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Cathy
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience4

I indicated online reservations we were celebrating an anniversary however it was never acknowledged by the hostess or waiter. The food was good not great. The service was good.

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GrandmaP
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent.

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phaty
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service, food and drinks. Our waitor Alejandro was excellent.

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vipSharon
Chicago
101 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Ate outside and enjoyed great food with friends. Veal dishes were great and great wait staff. Quality food.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Service was very slow

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MCat
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, nice outside dining atmosphere, although we had to switch to inside because of rain. The eggplant tower appetizer was phenomenal. One of our favorite places.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! We had an anniversary dinner on the patio and it was lovely. Nice music, great food and service.

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WallyW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Italian food, great service, excellent choice to enjoy a meal with friends.

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KellyL
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food, salmon was cooked perfectly. Also, the outdoor patio was really nice with the live music as well

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food was meh - pasta was salty and fish had an odd texture. Outdoor seating was adequate but close together. Server was awesome and kindly honored our request to be reseated.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

It wasn’t that busy and we waited quite a while to even order our drinks. The steak was very bland. Didn’t taste like anything. The side of sautéed mushrooms I had taste like their weren’t washed. Like dirt and butter. My steak was cooked perfectly but it didn’t not taste like anything. It was super loud and very dark. I will probably not be going there again.

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ParthuP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Love the outdoor seating at the Schaumburg location !!
I would definitely recommend taking Advantage of patio seating while the weather is permitting.
Food was also excellent.

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vipSamG2
Chicago
58 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very nice time last night at Chicago prime Italian. Our server, John, was excellent and took very good care of us and gave us a nice surprise at the end. Christen our bartender yeah we went and hang out with at the end of dinner and had an after dinner cocktail was also extremely nice, helpful, and generous.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the food. The very attentive service was wonderful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was friendly and attentive, and the food was delicious. Will recommend this restaurant to other people.

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KathyR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect thanks for asking will go back love the desert

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ElizabethS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Seemed like a lack of staff, but still love the place.

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vipFoodieFan
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were very accommodating. We needed to push back our reservation and they were able to get us in. The food was fabulous. From the kids pizza to meatballs, spaghetti and fillet. If we are ever in Schaumburg again we will definitely be back. Thank you.

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RobB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Karen was excellant! Food was outstanding but portions could be bigger to match pricing.

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DinnerOut
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good atmosphere, Attentive wait staff, live dinner entertainment a nice touch.

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JackSellsChicago
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All-around fantastic place for dinner or just cocktails.

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vipfoodieman
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a Birthday occasion and it was booked on open table
They never brought the Birthday celebration. Our food was wonderful . Our server was good but seemed to rush us at times . We had a nice evening and look forward to returning

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Sammy
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Went there for our anniversary dinner. I had the Zappa de mare and it was soooo good! Fresh seafood in it with perfectly done spaghetti. The sauce was so tasty. Very large portion and was a great value for the price.
Will be back soo. To try out the prime steaks.

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geni1124
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place! We go quite often. We came to celebrate our son's 26th birthday. And boy, they did not disappoint. Food is always outstanding! Our server, Karen is an angel straight from heaven. Many MANY thanks for a great time and wonderful food,. We love you!

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vladf
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great place top have dinner everyone should try it

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vipvinoooooo
Chicago
181 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful here. Great food and Isabella was wonderful

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

The food needed salt and we didn’t order entrees for 45 minutes. Appetizer took 45 minutes.

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ArlingtonHeights4
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always get a great meal. Service is outstanding. Our favorite place to dine.

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JohnG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our server, Alejandro, was wonderful, very pleasant and attentive. The food was great, except for my chicken parmigiana which seemed like it had been kept warm for a while…overdone on the bottom and a bit chewy….didn’t taste as fresh as everything else we had. Also, I noted it was our (30th) anniversary on the res, but that was not acknowledged. Other tables were getting sparklers etc. Also, because of other tables getting sung to and made a fuss over by the wait staff, we had to wait quite a while to pay, making us late for another appt. Overall, wonderful experience, but those details would’ve put it over the top.

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vipBasicfoodie
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined outside and Jonathon was our waiter again and he was outstanding. The restaurant was short staffed all the way around and Jonathon did a great job of keeping things moving for us and providing updates. We went with friends who had never been there before and we had an incredibly relaxing night out.

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Veggielover003
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and staff was incredible. We had a great time

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WarnerE
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was out first time to Chicago Italian Prime with the entire family of 5. Reservation was for 6:30 on a Saturday and there was some delay due to a party running late so we didn’t sit down till 7pm. Not the way we wanted to start the dinner but our waiter was awesome, made us laugh and made us quickly forget about the delay. Calamari was good and so
Was the soups and salads. My son had the 8oz filet, the other had the scallops, my daughter had the penne alla vodka and my wife and I had the drunken filet. The food was excellent and everyone finished their entire plates. We now have another go to place for a great meal.

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vipSherryC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic! The service was beyond great!!! We dined outside on the patio and It was wonderful.

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vipMBeaster
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best! Delicious food, excellent service, fun people!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
129 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and great time. Best Italian restaurant around

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vipTrueFan
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Our server gave us excellent recommendations. We ordered wine and were so excited to find it was half price bottle of wine night. Bonus. We had an amazing bottle with a fantastic meal. Love this place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The live music at the bar made our night.

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vipTippy
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was one of the best we’ve experienced in years. He was fluent with the menu, his descriptions were very artistic and detailed and he was very responsive. We ordered veal parmigiana, chicken Marsala and the stuffed chicken special with dinner salads and a couple glasses of house wine (one merlot and one Pinot noir). The house wines were very good. Their balsamic dressing was delicious. We all enjoyed our meals very much. I’d say my Marsala was a bit salty (and I enjoy salty food a lot). We then splurged on the Italian bread pudding to share for dessert. I wish it were more moist, but the salted caramel gelato on top was to die for! I’ll get a dish of only that next time. We are very much looking forward to going back!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fabulous!! Our server Alejandro was wonderful! Cant wait to return and request him

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vipBillW
New England
11 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were 3 couples looking for a great meal and Chicago Prime Italian did not disappoint! Alejandro was fabulous and made several great suggestions! For appetizers we had Bruschetta which was perfect, and Calamari which was lightly breaded and as it should be, and Baked clams which were made in house and delicious! We had filet oscar (prepared perfectly and super tasty), penne arrabbiata which was well portioned and just the right amount of spiciness, the veal chop which was super tender and delicious, and a lobster special. I would 100% recommend this restaurant! Alejandro even brought the chef out after the meal because we were so pleased, and he was super cordial and answered a few questions regarding the preparation. Well done Chicago Prime Italian!!!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Chicago Prime Italian using the Order Online button. Chicago Prime Italian also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (847) 240-1414.

Chicago Prime Italian is rated 4.7 stars by 2905 OpenTable diners.

Chicago Prime Italian does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.chicagoprimeitalian.com/Millionaire-Membership-Club.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.