Coarse Italian

4.4
125 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
*NOTE FOR OUTDOOR SEATING*
To make a reservation for outside, after selecting your desired time and party size, select the "find a table" icon. You will be prompted to select a time and "Standard" or "Outdoor" seating. The "Outdoor" option is for outdoor reservations and "Standard" is for indoor. If the "Outdoor" option does not appear, we are fully booked for outdoor seating at that time. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee outdoor seating if you have selected the "Standard" option. If you would like an outdoor reservation, please try selecting a different time.

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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wish I knew it was at a golf club. Almost got a sugar daddy tho. The fries smacked

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vipPatW
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Although a reservation was made requesting a high chair - no table was set up for us on arrival. We were pointed to the gazebo area of the outdoor dining - which was empty - and told to pick a table. Had to pull chairs together to accommodate our group of 6 and waited some time for a high chair. Waiter was friendly but service was sloooow. Not great with 2 young children. Food was good (stuffed chicken breasts, arugula salad, caprese/grilled fruit salad & kid meals). Maybe a bit over-priced considering the whole experience.

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vipRoeSushi
Grand Rapids
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Personable staff who go above and beyond. The food was tasty. Top faves are cacio e pepe wings, arancini rice balls, calamari, and salmon. Thanks for making our mom’s birthday extra special.

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vipLadieswholunch
Chicago
80 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service
Highly recommended

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vipSuburbandiner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service. Homemade food that tastes delicious.

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vipDinnerwithfamily
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The view from the patio was wonderful. They had heaters, but not at the table we were at. As the evening went on the heater was a must have, but that wasn’t an option. While the food was good there was a problem getting fries that were hot. After the second serving of cold fries I chose to pass on them. After a bit of a defensive conversation with the manager they offered to comp a desert.

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vipEateat
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

I made res for 6 people for my birthday. All of our dinners were cold. They had to remake still not hot. 1 meal was dairy free and had cheese on top. The second try had cream sauce. The third time they got it right. They didn’t offer anything. The only explanation the manger gave us is that it was outside and that’s why the food was cold. That night October 14 was in the 70’s. Anyway I had heard a lot of good about this restaurant and the view is pretty but the food and service were awful. I felt the restaurant management could have done something. We also ordered all the desserts on the menu for my birthday and you would think they maybe could have picked that up. Bad bad management.

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vipRichardF
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoy sitting out on the deck. Food consistently good.

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vipMardon2
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

First visit, pleasantly surprised at how good the food and service were and the moderate price point.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Our waiter Fidel was very nice and helpful. Beyond him, our experience was less than enjoyable. Nothing horrible, just not a friendly greeter, tried to seat us at some high top when we had a reservation. Then placed us at the end of their patio when we thought we’d be seated somewhere else. Let’s just say we were looking for reasons not to be disappointed. Food was not bad.

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RASt
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance. Start of dinner was a bit loud with the golfers hanging around after their round but after they cleared out it’s a great setting. Nothing wrong with golfers having a few post round beers they just happen to be louder than your normal dinner crowd. Don’t pass up the arancini, they were amazing.

JF
vipJohnF
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Good food and service.
Will be back.

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vipStephanieS
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside for dinner. There were heaters so it wasn't bad on a chilly, rainy night. Food was outstanding. My son ordered a burger and truffle fries and he loved it. My husband ordered a spicy pasta dish and I ordered the stuffed chicken breast, which I split with my other son and was perfect for sharing. We ordered the aracini for an appetizer and my kids wanted the brownie sundae for dessert. They were delicious. The donuts were good, but not sure I would order again. I think we will be back again next weekend though to try different dishes, although the stuffed chicken will be hard to pass up to try something new. It's fantastic. The owner and then the general manager came by to talk to us and ask how everything was. It was a very nice personal touch to customers to show they care and thanked us for coming.

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vipJohnW
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good spot for outdoor dining during covid. One of our dinners was interesting, one was "meh" but ok. Service, ambiance, and safety were all very good. Good place to stop and dine safely, and the food is workable.

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vipglenfoodie
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I ordered the same food items this time as the last time we went, however the seasonings and flavors were not quite the same. It seems the dishes were tweaked a little, and I preferred the way they were prepared the first time😉

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vipLadieswholunch
Chicago
80 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent chicken and salmon
Superb service
Atmosphere beautiful overlooking golf course

JT
vipJT13
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The ambiance was great- loved everything about the patio overlooking the golf course. We had the grilled caesar, lasagna and crispy chicken. All very good.

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vipDinnerforDads81stBday
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Five friends (who haven't seen each other since February) met for dinner and loved the outdoor patio space. Three of them had charred cesear salad with salmon or shrimp and ABSOLUTELY loved it! The others had Chicken limone (very tasty) and Summer gnocchi (delicious). I have had the arancini as an appetizer before and LOVE it (but wasn't as hungry this time). I also heard they have some great cocktails (but we chose wine).
There are heaters on the porch so it will be a GREAT place to go when the weather gets cooler.

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vipJimdine
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Nice outdoor venue. Food was very good. Nice menu selection for a golf course restaurant. Recommend the Veal meatballs with spaghetti!

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vipABO1
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Fidel who was our waiter, he is great. Food is fantastic

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vipThomas
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food is excellent. However the service is a little slow. The servers were very very busy and I think Course is understaffed. Also, the drinks were very slow and very inconsistent. The location is superb and the food itself is outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lasagna was excellent!

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FoodieLis
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great outdoor seating at the Glenview Golf Club. Good service, and really tasty food.

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KerryF
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible service and food. Manager not even present

Coarse Italian
Responded on September 6, 2020

Kerry, As a small, local business we work faithfully with our guests to ensure they have an excellent and memorable visit at Coarse Italian. During your visit we can assure you our management is present with any guests that may have concerns. If we had known about your experience on Sept. 4th, we would have been glad to remedy any issues you encountered in person. Feedback is valuable to us and we encourage you to share more information with us, email to Info@coarseitalian. Kind Regards, Franco

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vipMargaritaB
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dined here two times in e last three weeks because we couldn’t wait to eat their food again! The restaurant is in the club house and has outdoor seating on the porch or under umbrella-covered tables in the patio overlooking the course. (No seating inside because of Covid.) We’ve had the following and all were delicious: arancini balls, seasonal caprese salad, lemon chicken breast, lasagna, and bombolini donuts w/ chocolate sauce. The service was efficient, friendly and prompt. As I said before, I’m happy to go there any time. Highly recommend it!

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vipjimt
Chicago
57 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Golf course view and food were great. Being outdoors is safe and relaxing

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vipglenfoodie
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Food and ambiance were very enjoyable! Our service was very slow, with both drinks and food items:(

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Service slow

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viprcw7
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have never been there but will definitely go again. Had the salmon picatta, very delicious. Other diners had lasagna, rigatoni, eggplant Parmesan & stuffed mushrooms. All very good. The best for me was the charred Caesar salad which had an unbelievable flavor to it. Will go back for lunch sometime & add protein to that. Bill was around $50 pp but a couple of us had drinks. Beautiful scenery of golf course if you sit outside, watching the sunset.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian food in a relaxed atmosphere with spectacular views of the golf course.

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Sanjay
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The ambiance is great, good views. The food portions are inconsistent, ordered same dish I got previously but the portions were half the size. The wine pour was also very light (inconsistent). Don’t mind paying and supporting our local business but expect consistent food portions. Had a snack when I got home as I was still hungry.

Coarse Italian
Responded on August 18, 2020

Hi Sanjay, We are sorry that your experience fell short from your prior visit. Please pass along the details via email to our info@coarseitalian email address. Please include the dish that you ordered. We want to make this right and see if we can get you to come back for another try. We appreciate you supporting us!

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ThomasL
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting. Delicious food. Attentive wait staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely time

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vipglenfoodie
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful night outside in the patio! Highly recommend the roasted vegetable panzanilla for an appetizer, and portobello Romano for an entree! Wow, so delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was great, but service was very slow - probably due to the limited staff that evening. I would go back and try it again though...the ambiance was lovely with the sun setting over the golf course, and we loved our salads and entrees.

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Anonymous
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious, Crispy Chicken was a notable favorite. Beautiful view of the golf course.

Good social distancing-- masks and gloves in use by servers and staff on their beautiful covered outdoor patio.

DG
DerekG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent seating overlooking the golf course. We went during the middle of the week, so it was quite and peaceful sitting outside with hardly anyone around. Service was quick and friendly. Food was top notch. I would recommend for anyone.

DM
vipDannyM
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first experience and we loved it !! Thank you

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vipABO1
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my Moms birthday dinner and the food, ambiance and service was superb! Our server, Fidel was the best! All the food was so tasty, we had a party of 10 and everyone raves about the food!

KP
vipKenP
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience with lovely outdoor views

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You can order delivery directly from Coarse Italian using the Order Online button. Coarse Italian also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (847) 657-3200.

Coarse Italian is rated 4.4 stars by 125 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.