Coarse Italian

4.6
191 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
The name “coarse” is used to represent rustic in nature.

Coarse Italian prides itself on its Italian-inspired dishes, and promises incredible cuisine.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
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OliviaR
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best date we've ever had! Our server was extremely helpful with answering all of our questions about the options, since me and my partner are terrible at making decisions. The table set ups are so romantic. She loved the food presentations, and I loved the football they had playing on the screens over at the bar.

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vipladybug
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always, we love Coarse! Also great drinks!

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LenoreP
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely ambiance with good friends on a rainy night. Food was tasty and well prepared with some unique dishes like grilled Caesar salad. Just 1 star below a high end restaurant. Loved the conversation friendly quietness. Waitress was spot on with service.

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vipladybug
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coarse never disappoints! Met friends for dinner, everyone enjoyed their meal. I had the skirt steak—excellent! Husband liked his short ribs gnocchi (not the first time he’s ordered it), friends had pasta dish & grilled Caesar with chicken. Wine excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We sat outside overlooking the golf course at sunset. Beautiful setting. The food was great. Thoroughly enjoyed the meal.

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jmgn
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food!! Great service. Highly recommend!!

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vipFinediner
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great find at a public golf course! Wish I knew about this place during the summer, large outdoor dining area. Food was surprisingly good and creative. Service was excellent. Will be back.

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vipjdub
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was very fresh and delicious. I appreciated all of the healthy choices. Server was extremely pleasant and attentive. The atmosphere outdoors on the patio is what makes the restaurant such a pleasant experience; there were no heat lamps, but I am guessing the restaurant must use them when it's colder? I will return next time in the area.

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KCB72817
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Coarse is our go to…we love sitting outside and enjoying a great meal. We especially love the crispy stuffed chicken. Only downside was the midnight margarita which was all ice and little drink.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Appetizers, deserts, and cocktails are great. Main courses are only ok. Steak/short ribs were chewy, pasta was good, not exactly worth the price tag.

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MaraL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor dining and drinks. Very peaceful. Very beautiful.

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vipDeborahD
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Wasn't expecting much when friends asked us to go to Coarse Italian. We had been there when they opened and had an underwhelming meal with even worse service and never planned to go back. Well, the restaurant did a turn around in our eyes and we had a great meal. Dial to pandemic Sept. and we found an entirely different story. Overlooking a lovely golf course, and witness to a sky-on-fire sunset, we dined outdoors and all had terrific meals. While the server was eager, he definitely needed more training as he was a touch too familiar, a pet peeve of mine, but was trying hard--so points for that. He also forgot the salmon that was the entree with a main salad, and when our friend got her the fish was tepid at best. That said, he also ran back and forth to the kitchen for a dietary accommodation question twice, so high marks for that. Excellent caesar salad that we wanted not charred came oddly undressed and not tossed. That would have been a nice thing to ask ahead of time if we wanted it that way. Rather odd for a caesar! The dressing and croutons were great and the salad crisp and cold. Our entrees all used the same pasta. Spaghetti was the same as tagliatelle these days, but it tasted homemade and the sauces were delicious. That said, four small-ish shrimp seemed a little skimmpy for the "seafood". And while it said a tomato sauce with "fine herbs," it was in fact tomato sauce with hot chili. Delicious, but if I didn't like spice it would have gone back. They need to state that component on the menu. Speaking of hot--the midnight marguerita was fantastic and heat was right on point. Fun cocktail menu. Hubby had the "spaghetti" (wide linguine) with bolognese and veal meatballs. Again, delicious but two little meatballs was a major disappointment for the protein component. Desserts did not entice, but interesting to note that they have homemade gelato, and it was strawberry chocolate chip, which was interesting. Lovely, leisurely evening. Hope they get heat lamps!

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vipConsideration
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

This was our third visit to the restaurant. We brought another couple with us who had never been there. Each couple ordered a Caesar salad to share. They were crazy big and we felt the server should have warned us that they’re too large for two people to share. One for the 4 of us would have been perfect. The dressing was way too heavy and garlicky got my taste, but that’s just me. Each entree was absolutely excellent. The biggest problem, however, was that there was an outdoor 40th birthday party with a DJ. The music and DJ were SOOOOO loud that we couldn’t even have a conversation without yelling across the table. I love that the party was happening and that the guests were having a great time, but it made dining outside for those not at the party pretty unpleasant. Maybe there should be a decibel limit for both the music and the DJ who felt the need to yell into his microphone.

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vipKerry
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor view magnificent overlooking 18th hole. Spaghetti best I've ever had

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vipDBDB
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Stayed for dinner after golf on a Thursday afternoon. Good was very good, service was attentive. Nice spot on the porch when the weather is nice.

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LisaE
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful landscape, great good, friendly and helpful staff. Like money places, I think they are struggling with staffing so it was helpful to be patient with a nice staff.

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Thomas
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. The service was excellent and the food was fantastic. The view over the golf course is spectacular.

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vipHarti
Chicago
83 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

You can’t beat the view of the golf course. Dylan our server was very enthusiastic and attentive. The food is better than what you would expect at a golf course, also tasty cocktails and a good beer/wine list.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

Food was terrible. Been numerous times before, however, the meals did not have any flavor. Unfortunate.

Coarse Italian
Responded on August 22, 2021

We're sorry your recent dining experience with us didn't meet your expectations from previous visits. We take great pride in the food we offer, and always aim to delight and satisfy our guests through our menu offerings. Your feedback is important, and we'd love to learn more about your dining experience so we can continue to grow and learn how to best serve our guests. At your convenience, please send us an email to: info@coarseitalian(dotcom) we look forward to hearing from you! - Josh, GM

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been to Coarse twice and both times were a very nice dining experience…beautiful setting as well !

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KCB72817
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We love Coarse Italian- the food is always good. Biggest issue is lack of wait help like most restaurants now, but the food will keep us coming back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday dinner for my wife. Nice view, very good food.

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MegG
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A beautiful gem! Wish we knew about it earlier in the summer as we would have definitely frequented more often. Gorgeous evening on the patio. Felt like a mini vacation that only required a quick 10 minute drive. Wonderful! Will be back =)

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Smokey5110
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Weather happened to be perfect. Food & ambience good, though a member of our party returned a cocktail, calling it "poor". It was graciously accepted & replaced.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience5

Great views of the the golf course. The best part about the night was the bread & olive oil.

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vipTGtheS
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful delicious meal, with a beautiful view of course. Friendly, professional service. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Nice atmosphere with sunset views but mediocre food and service. They were out of a ton of menu options including the spaghetti. Pizza took over an hour to come out. Overall this feels like a better lunch option with tons of potential.

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vipladybug
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always. Beautiful place to dine, we sat indoors, golf course views gorgeous. Summer gnocchi outstanding & Coarse Refresher (vodka-strawberry cocktail) perfect. Thanks for a great dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I’m satisfied with the experience in the Coarse Italian

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vipBethB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience3

Unfortunately, this is another restaurant that is struggling with not enough staff to meet their reputation. My entree had to be sent back twice so that the burger I ordered was actually what was delivered. So, by the time my entree arrived, the rest of our party had finished eating and were ready to go home. I ate my burger with my dog at home. Not the Father's Day meal I imagined when I booked the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Unfortunately, our waiter didn’t do a great job selling what was on their specials menu. When my husband received his main dish, it was pretty much a salad. As we voiced our disappointment, the waiter found it funny, laughed and offered that he did his job selling it. Not the beat way to celebrate Father’s Day... we love course Italian by the way. We are there often and have been for years. We hope this doesn’t happen again.

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vipErika
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I had an outdoor table near the course and absolutely loved it. The view was beautiful and we didn’t have anybody sitting too close. Our server was friendly and we both had amazing food. We will definitely come back.

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vipGooddiningfan
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good Food and service. Table overlooking golf course made it an excellent dinner and evening.

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EdwardK
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nice new waitress, outdoor area was comfortable. Might want to remove outdoor heaters in summer. They obstruct the pretty golf coarse view.

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vipmickeyk
Chicago
56 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view. Outstanding service. Very nice menu. So very pleasant and unhurried.
Going to the Coarse is like being in a different world. Totally enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The service was pretty slow, food was mediocre. Based on my experience I will not be retuning.

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JillK
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting! Lots of outdoor seating. Best dish is crispy stuffed chicken which was superb!

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vipfoodwineDvine
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Even thought the restaurant is at a golf course, they could do something to make it nicer. I have eaten at a golf course in Belville, IL where the atmosphere far exceeded what we experienced here. Food was good, but not outstanding and not worth a special trip.

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vipBMac
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Get the grilled Caesar - wow! Fabulous. Have been here for dinner with a group 3 times and all of the food has been fantastic - very flavorful. Great service, delicious bread. Favorite place.

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margaretS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great place with amazing views. Nice outside set up. Food is average with not too many choices but the outdoor dining is great. We highly recommend it!

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Coarse Italian is rated 4.6 stars by 191 OpenTable diners.

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.