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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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4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (33)
Good for Anniversaries (24)
Good for a Date (24)
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Good for Birthdays (21)
Romantic (16)
Cozy (15)
Casual (14)
Authentic (13)
Business Meals (13)
Notable Wine List (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Comfort Food (10)
Live Music (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Fun (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Happy Hour (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Healthy (3)
People Watching (3)
Seasonal (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Great Beer (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

I’ve been to this restaurant many times. They have great food. Their staff is very friendly. I have a disability and they are very accommodating to you making space for my wheelchair and having the staff cut up my food, because I am unable to do it myself. I would recommend this restaurant for any occasion, even if it’s just a night out.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Vodka sauce and meatballs....so good

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·Dined 5 days ago

Arrived early. Over an hour wait after scheduled reservation. Unacceptable.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Great food and great service,Can’t ask for anything more

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Food is really good and our waitress was nice, but it was very loud. Partly due to loud, live music, and partly due to being seated near the kitchen doors. It was hard to carry on a conversation and there were only three of us.

I also had mentioned in the reservation that it was a birthday dinner and there was no acknowledgement of that. I saw several other tables celebrating that were acknowledged by the waitstaff, so that was a little disappointing.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

This was a good restaurant. Price were decent and not that bad. There were many gluten free options including appetizers. We will go here again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on January 8, 2018

Server was a little rude... said things I wouldn’t, an example she said “looks like everyone else is done, you will be the only people eating” felt like we were being rushed to leave... like she wanted to go home

Food was very good.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

I made a reservation for 7:30 for four people, and we had to wait for over an hour as people with out reservations were able to get seat in smaller parties of two or three. Extremely disappointing, we had friends in that traveled in from out of town, and were not compensated in any way , only thing we got was thank you for your wait. we couldn't even get to the bar area to have a drink.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The food is excellent and our waitress was terrific. Only two problems...


1. They had a DJ playing very loud music and providing vocals to the songs. Really a distraction. Hard to talk. Hopefully, they'll stop that.

2. They overbooked the reservations, so there was a log jam when we arrived. The wait wasn't too bad however.

If they can get their reservations fixed (I'm sure they can) and knock off the loud music the restaurant has great potential.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Perfect evening Chicago Prime Italian. The food to service and the music was excellent. Hats off to Andy John the owner who always does a fantastic job to make you feel like you're right at home.

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Everything was excellent from the calamari appetizer to the desert. The selection of food was great and we had a great meal! We will be back!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great service from the moment we were greeted at the door to the very end greeting from the owner himself. Loved the entire night!

Tags: Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Live Sports, Business Meals, Bar Seating, People Watching, Casual, Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, Live Music, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Afternoon Coffee, Paleo Friendly, Afternoon Tea, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Cozy, Fun, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great food and service. Wonderful wine. Awesome desserts. New place for us, will definitely go back

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The Veal Parmigiana was awful. I literally couldn’t eat it. I like the Chicago Prime Brand, this was one bad meal.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We were very disappointed with our meal this time. The veal Marsala that I ordered was extremely sweet and the meatballs were very dry and lacking in flavor. As a regular at Chicago Prime, this meal did not match what I have come to expect.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Dinner was great and service was even better. Nikki was engaging and willing to put up with us and our goofiness.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Business Meals
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Very disappointing way to share New Years Eve dinner with friends.
A $79.95 to go meal, for a New Years Eve celebration!
I was given the wrong meal, promised the right one, waited and watched my friends eat for 20 minutes, and finally had the manager apologize that my entree still wasn’t done. Coincidently as my friends were finishing their meals our bread basket was finally delivered. Apparently, for an $79.00 meal, bread comes at the end.
Having lost my appetite I gave up and had the kitchen pack my meal for home.
The manager did offer us a round of drinks but laughably mine was not drinkable and had to send it back. The bar did get that one right but when I ordered a second it too was wrong. Not sure how a one ingredient drink is wrong two times.
Save your $$$. Too many other restaurants to choose from that give you your money’s worth.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Years Eve

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Year's Eve menu was outstanding, as was the ambiance and service!!!! A+

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We went for New Years Eve and I was told there was a limited menu so I asked what food was on the menu and specifally asked if there was regular pasta on the menu seeing how I do not like sea food I was told yes so once we drove there from Indiana there was not pasta and no one bothered to mention It was $80a person I went to reorder a drink and waiter stated they ran out of strawberry mix for my martini so I was very disappointed not to mention my steak came to very under cooked and sent It back And It came Back the same way

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Went for an early dinner on New Years Eve. Booked same day through Open Table. Saw nowhere that it was a set menu and price. Was very surprised when we were seated and was handed the menu with an $80 per person price. Wanted to get up and leave because I was with my teenage daughter and elderly mother and husband knowing full well my daughter and mother would not be able to get their moneys worth. My husband overruled. One small glass of champagne in a plastic flute was included. Food was mediocre and definitely not worth 80 per person. Will not be going back anytime soon

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Went for New Year's Eve. Had a pre-fixe menu which turned out to be excellent. Fabuloul service and an incredible value for the price. Beautiful surroundings.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 30, 2017

This is an outstanding place to enjoy a truly well crafted meal. The honest exceptional dining experience. It’s not cheap, but for the value of what we received, it is well worth it. The quality of the food here is second to none. We live across the country and travel here periodically - when we do, we seek this place out. It sounds cliche, but it’s truly a memorable experience. The wine selection is not vast, but every time it has been an excellent choice at a reasonable price. The salads are fresh and great. One of our party tonight had the tomato Florentine soup and couldn’t stop raving. The steaks were outstanding - with and without special treatments. I came here tonight to show one of our party what a “really good steak tastes like” - this place delivered! He now understands. You should have seen the look on his face. The sides we had were great, and the deserts were crafted with care and a truly wonderful wrap up. Service was excellent - quickly attentive without hovering. There are a lot of good restaurants in this town, but this place provides a genuine experience in well crafted food. Thanks for great experience.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Always a pleasant experience. Square Noodles are delicious. Steaks are very good and cooked to specifications. Eggplant Parm used to be my favorite but it has changed over the years. It is still good but not the same.
Service is always great.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The place is amazing and food is very delicious! We had a great time sitting next to the fire place - perfect ambience with great appetizers and dinner entrees! The owner Andy, also stopped by and we all had a great conversation with him. It was perfect overall.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Christmas dinner menu was set and included a choice of appetizers, pastas and sides served family style. Choice of salad, entree and dessert were per person. Everything was delicious.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Chicago Prime is probably an ok restaurant on most days, but not for Christmas dinner. Our family agreed, indisputably the single worst holiday dining experience we ever experienced. The wait service worked hard but they could not overcome management and kitchen shortcomings. I’ve never been more disappointed with a restaurant.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Great food and beautiful decor!
Even though we had reservations, still had to wait about 30 minutes.
Would definitely go again!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas Eve family dinner. Great service. Good food. Reservations held as planned. A+ to kitchen, wait staff and busboy/gals on such a busy night. We’ll be back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Great Christmas Eve menu & experience with the family

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Very good meal, menu is large and food is tasty. OUr server was very good and knowledgeable as well

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We had a visitor from Texas join us for dinner. He loved the food, especially the eggplant salad.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Live Music, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Naples)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We were disappointed. There was nothing distinctive about this restaurant and the food was ordinary. Perhaps the family should consolidate under one roof a to achieve excellence.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 21, 2017

As I always say, one of the BEST places in Northwest suburbs.

Tags: Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Consistently good all around. Great food and generous portions — friendly staff and service — pleasant atmosphere. Chicago Prime Italian is a must stop when we’re in town.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Great server great service

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·Dined on December 18, 2017

Great food

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The service was excellent. The ambiance was excellent. I loved that the tables were spaced out. It provided a more private and quiet dinner with our guests. The food, however was far below what we hoped for and expected. The tomatoes in the salad were too soft and not fresh. Each meal was bland and disappointing. We will not return.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

They don’t follow instructions well with food allergies

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Great tasting food and well paced as we had drinks, appetizers, main course and desserts for a party of four....We never felt rushed and each part of the meal arrived shortly after the previous was finished.
We were there on a Monday night so it wasn't particularly busy.
Only negative comment was the waitress did make a mistake in placing one of our orders and ordered chicken marsala rather than veal marsala. She apologized and owned up to the mistake but we didn't get comped for the error, mostly because we didn't make a fuss because the meal was still very, very good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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