Made in Italy Trattoria

4.5
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$30 and under
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Italian
As of December 2018, "Made in Italy" is under new management.

The Cavallino Family welcomes you to experience their newest addition to their family of restaurants, "Made in Italy Trattoria". Our family has been in the restaurant business spanning decades and numerous generations. More recently, the Cavallino's are the former owners of "Enzo & Lucia's" in Long Grove, IL. As our family continues to grow and expand into new suburbs, so does our network of family restaurants.

"Made in Italy Trattoria" is located in Glen Ellyn, IL. Our Italian style restaurant provides a romantic and quaint atmosphere while offering a menu made of authentic Italian family recipes prepared by actual Italians. We invite you to come and experience great Italian food which our family has perfected through decades of experience.

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Mon - Thu 4:00PM - 5:45PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM

What 45 People Are Saying
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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good food
Very good service
However we sat by the window and there were/are a few spotlights shining down on us. I felt like I should have sang a song. Otherwise nice people good food and good service. I would go back.

D
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

this is our favorite restaurant-everything is scrumptious

D
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The food was wonderful and the staff was friendly. However, be prepared to wait. We had reservations and still waited 45 minutes for a table (6:45 reservations, actually seated at 7:30).

SA
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

..another great meal..service was great..baked clams for a starter..yum..my wife had the osso buco..the gnocchi's and meatballs for me...outstanding..very busy and that did not effect service ... they let us eat at our own pace..we tend to space our courses out..food was hot coming to table..nothing but praise for this neighborhood gem..we will return often...

Made in Italy Trattoria
Responded on October 13, 2019

Thank you so much! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed everything so much! We can’t wait to see you again soon!

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VP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Excellent service! Good food. Very warm in Resturant , needs improved ventilation and air movement. Acoustic need improvement. Difficult to have conversation

Made in Italy Trattoria
Responded on October 13, 2019

Thank you so much! We hope to see you again soon!

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JB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

We were here celebrating our 14th wedding anniversary tonight. The service was subpar and the food was nothing special either. No acknowledgement of it being first time there or our anniversary. Ended up sending the chicken parm back because it was tough and not edible. Our server must have been new, she didn’t seem overly friendly or worried about making anything enjoyable.
In order to have a successful business you have to go above and beyond. No one did that tonight. We will not be back or recommend to others.

Made in Italy Trattoria
Responded on October 13, 2019

We sincerely apologize for falling short in our service. We aim to provide a pleasant and welcoming experience to each and everyone of our guests. We would love for you to give us a second chance to provide you with a much better dining experience. We wish you both a very happy anniversary and we hope that we will have an opportunity to better serve you and your family. Thank you for your review.

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AJ
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food at a reasonable price!

Made in Italy Trattoria
Responded on September 30, 2019

Thank you very much! We hope you come back again soon!

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W
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service and food was excellent
How they wrapped take out food in plastic so
it would not leak carrying it was fantastic

Made in Italy Trattoria
Responded on September 30, 2019

Thank you very much! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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AS
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely little family owned Italian spot, great date night. Children and babies are welcome there although it’s more of a smaller setting it has a really nice authentic ambience to it. Very good service.

Made in Italy Trattoria
Responded on September 30, 2019

We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for taking the time to write a review! Come visit us again soon!

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TB
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really excellent dinner. We highly recommend Made In Italy. Our new favorite spot!

Made in Italy Trattoria
Responded on September 30, 2019

We are glad to hear it! Thank you for taking the time to review. Come back and visit again soon!

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l
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was delish, service impeccable. It was a little noisy is our only issue.

Made in Italy Trattoria
Responded on September 30, 2019

Thank you for your review! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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N
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

1st time visiting and we will be back. Food was excellent as was our server, Shelby!

Made in Italy Trattoria
Responded on September 30, 2019

Thank you so much! We are glad to hear you had such a wonderful time! We can’t wait to see you again soon!

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CD
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great homemade food and delicious tiramisu! We can’t wait to come back with friends and family!

Made in Italy Trattoria
Responded on September 30, 2019

Thank you so much! We are so glad you had a great time! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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k
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were excellent! Pumpkin ravioli was amazing!

Made in Italy Trattoria
Responded on September 30, 2019

The pumpkin ravioli is a fan favorite for sure! We are glad you enjoyed it! Come back again soon!

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pumpkin ravioli out of this world!

Made in Italy Trattoria
Responded on September 30, 2019

We are glad you enjoyed it! We can’t wait to see you again soon!

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S
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It felt like home! Friendly greeting, excellent food, service was above and beyond! I wish it were closer as it would be my new go-to place.

Made in Italy Trattoria
Responded on September 30, 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We can’t wait to see you again soon!

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PG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

Great food and service, but the restaurant was very loud and could use some work in the acoustic department.

Made in Italy Trattoria
Responded on September 30, 2019

Thank you for your review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your dinners! Come back and visit us again soon!

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S
Chicago
63 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great as usual. Delicious food, warm welcome, authentic atmosphere. We love it!

Made in Italy Trattoria
Responded on September 30, 2019

Thank you so much! We are glad to hear that you had such a great time! Come back and see us again soon!

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OT
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really lovely evening, great service and food.

Made in Italy Trattoria
Responded on September 30, 2019

We are glad to hear you had such a lovely time! Come back and visit us again soon!

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SR
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing all around. Being in downtown Glen Ellyn the size is perfect !!!! U do need rsvp due to the size but worth the wait. They asked us if we like a drink while we waited for our table. That’s a bonus. Everything is homemade & Dlish

Made in Italy Trattoria
Responded on September 30, 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We’re glad you had such a great experience! Come back and visit again soon!

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Pasta was undercooked and broccoli was way overcooked. Too cold in restaurant.

Made in Italy Trattoria
Responded on September 6, 2019

We apologize for your experience. We make everything to order and we are more than happy to cook any of our dishes the way that you would like them. Just ask your server and we will do whatever we can to accommodate you! We hope that you visit us again soon and give us another try to make it right! Thank you!

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KF
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Review in one word DELICIOUS! A gem in Glen Ellyn & we will be returning.

Made in Italy Trattoria
Responded on September 6, 2019

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We can’t wait to see you again!

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L
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was as described in their web site - Italian food made by Italians. The food was like Sunday supper at Nona's Everyone was warm and welcoming. We enjoyed the gnocchi and the Osso Bucco and the dessert cannoli nd expresso were perfect. We will be back!

Made in Italy Trattoria
Responded on September 6, 2019

Thank you so much! We’re so glad that you enjoyed it so much! Come back soon!

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j
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we ordered was Great! The sausage and pepper appetizer and the baked clams were both awesome! As well as the Grouper Special and the Lasagna.

This 12 table restaurant was quant and awesome! The menu has many mouth watering choices to choose from.

Definitely will return when I can.

Made in Italy Trattoria
Responded on September 30, 2019

Thank you so much for your review! We are thrilled to hear you had such a great experience! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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SB
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated our 38th Wedding Anniversary with an incredible dinner at Made in Italy. The service and food made for a wonderful evening!

Made in Italy Trattoria
Responded on September 30, 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review! Happy Anniversary! We cannot wait to see you again soon!

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I
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great family dinner on a warm Saturday night in August! Everyone was so accommodating. Previous reviews mentioned there was not a children's menu, there was an extensive one and our little ones were treated wonderfully. Food was delicious, service was great and we would highly recommend
this family restaurant!! Thanks for a wonderful evening.

Made in Italy Trattoria
Responded on September 30, 2019

Thank you for a wonderful review! We are so glad you had a great time! Come back and visit again soon!

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KS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very traditional Italian- great food. Definitely try the Lemon Marscapone Cake!

Made in Italy Trattoria
Responded on September 30, 2019

Thank you so much. We’re glad to hear that you had a great time! Come visit again soon!

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TB
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The Cavallino Family does a great job of serving excellent Italian food in a warm and friendly environment. We are fussy about Italian food and Made In Italy is excellent!

Made in Italy Trattoria
Responded on September 30, 2019

Thank you so much! We appreciate you taking the time to write us such a nice review! Come visit again soon!

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S
Chicago
64 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place!

Made in Italy Trattoria
Responded on September 30, 2019

Thank you so much! Come back soon!

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UJ
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Great if you like garlic, but skip the sole. We decided to check out this place as a potential location for a sibling reunion dinner. It was ok, but nothing special. The greens with the carppachio were somewhat battered, not going bad, but definitely quite limp. Minestrone tasted like cabbage soup (I guess a minestrone can have a wide range of appropriate ingredients); my wife's lentil soup was way too salty. And the garlic? The oil in the cruets on each table had garlic cloves and the garlic flavor was strong....so we stuck to butter on the bread instead of oil/cheese/pepper I prefer. The side vegetable with the sole had a lot of garlic. I know that sole is tricky to cook, but the fish itself was overcooked and broken up and the breading had soaked up a lot of oil making it a greasy mess. Dessert was good (limonchello cake). Anyway, we're still looking for a good spot for the family dinner.

Made in Italy Trattoria
Responded on September 30, 2019

We apologize for falling short in meeting your expectations. We do have plain olive oil available for our guests. We also make all of our food to order and we always aim to make our dishes to your liking. All of our dishes can be made with little to no garlic upon request. We hope that you will visit us again and give us another chance to meet your expectations!

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LR
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best hidden gems in the western suburbs. The menu is varied and each dish is prepared with skill and made to perfection. The veal piccata is especially delicious. This is one of my favorite places to dine and will continue to return.

Although we were late for our reservation, our table was waiting. The service is excellent as well as knowledgable. The wine list is good and fairly priced. Can't wait to return.

Made in Italy Trattoria
Responded on September 30, 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review! We cannot wait for you to visit us again!

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P
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Felt like I was actually in a neighborhood restaurant in Italy!!

Made in Italy Trattoria
Responded on September 30, 2019

Thank you so much! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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KI
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent and reasonable prices for Italian cuisine. It’s a small place so reservations are a must. Wait staff was very courteous. A wonderful little hidden gem!

Made in Italy Trattoria
Responded on September 30, 2019

Thank you so much! We are glad you had a lovely time! Come visit us again soon!

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e
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I picked this trattoria at the last minute for a mini-reunion, I wanted Glen Ellyn as it’s where we grew up and wanted Italian because, Italian! We are a loud group, and we are also a group who make and enjoy good food, especially Italian, which is part of our heritage. So this place did check all the boxes. We took up about half the room, and it was like being in Nonna’s kitchen! The service was superb - friendly, efficient, paced just right. And I must say the food was excellent, even the meatballs which I am so very picky about, they were tender and tasty, not at all chewy like you get in so many places. We all tasted from each other’s plates, and it was all good, no complaints whatsoever. Just a really pleasant surprise, and exactly what we were looking for. With all of the Italian restaurants in the Chicago area, some being better then others, this is a definite winner.

Made in Italy Trattoria
Responded on September 30, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review! We are thrilled that we could provide you with everything you were looking for! We can’t wait to see you again soon!

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OT
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and ambiance. Worth the trip.

Made in Italy Trattoria
Responded on September 30, 2019

Thank you so much! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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NC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

Made in Italy Trattoria
Responded on September 30, 2019

Thank you so much! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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SA
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A MUST TRY IF YOUR LOCAL OR NOT..BAKED CLAMS..VEAL..PASTA...TIRAMISU..ONE OF OUR FAVORITE MEALS TO DATE..

Made in Italy Trattoria
Responded on September 30, 2019

Thank you! We are delighted to hear that you had such a good time! Come back and visit us again soon!

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S
Chicago
64 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best authentic Italian food in the area. All four of us found our dishes delicious.

Made in Italy Trattoria
Responded on September 30, 2019

Thank you so much! We are thrilled to hear that you all enjoyed your food! Come back and visit us again soon!

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S
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good. Great little restaurant.

Made in Italy Trattoria
Responded on September 30, 2019

Thank you so much! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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SC
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we walked in for our reservation, we were transported back to the old country! Appetizers were delicious and made to order. Seafood was fresh as could get. Truly an amazing dining experience! It was our first time, butt definitely not our last visit. Tutti a Tavola a Mangiare!

Made in Italy Trattoria
Responded on September 30, 2019

We are so glad to hear that you had such a fantastic time! Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Chi mangia bene, vive bene!

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