Pacino's Classic Italian

4.5
180 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Your neighborhood Italian restaurant offering a full bar including an extensive wine list, beer, and signature cocktails. Our dishes include a wide range of classically inspired antipasti, pizza, salads, seafood, fresh pastas and more!

Chef Michael Serratore is a native Sicilian with three decades of experience – his passion is transcending guests on an unforgettable culinary journey.

With our diverse cuisine offerings, we strive to please a wide range of palettes, delivering a unique experience every time.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • 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
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 180 people are saying
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HectorG
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very Helpful. We where a party of 10 and they made it possible

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Qtaylor
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was good and came out quickly. We went on a Friday night at 8pm and did not have any problems being seated.

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vipJoan
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wow…I’m am pleasantly surprised and grateful that your team took a chance on putting this restaurant/ quality of good in our wonderful south loop neighborhood. My hope is that you not only keep the quality of fresh seafood as well as ingredients in your food/entrees but not go out of business during these trying times. Bravo!

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ab79
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Food and service were not good. The food was over cooked, or too bland. The Negroni was mostly water.

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CatherineG
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I and my party had a wonderful time. I loved the calamari and one of the guest loved that there was a GF option!!! I highly recommend Pacino's:)

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MauriceC
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

For and service was good. Will return

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vipAnonymous
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I really enjoyed my dinner at this restaurant. The music was random old school but the service was great, the food was delicious and the staff was friendly and helpful.

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vipRunner
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent!

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ChristinaM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend, and if you catch me on Yelp you’ll see I’m very particular. The food here is reliably GREAT, and the waiters are attentive. Outdoor seating is a must do in season, it’s very pleasant. The manager is always there, always trying to make certain everyone is taken care of. The pastas are always delightful but my favorite dishes are: beet salad, Buratta and prosciutto, meatballs, and rice balls. Can’t go wrong with any of those EVER. Had the sea bass last night, was perfect. I’ve had the salmon several times as well. Wine list well curated. Sometimes music can be a bit loud for me but they will turn it down if asked, indoor interior design very modern and attractive. I’ll return again and again. You can’t go wrong, get on over there!

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Bonnie
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The food was tasteful Nor did I get correct sitting as request

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GiaC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Super good food, and friendly staff! Awesome array of menu options!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Overall, it was okay. Our waiter was very absent the entire dinner, but the food was delicious!

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GMoney
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful frutti di mare!

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Tamika
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was delicious and the service was excellent.

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vipFoodlover
Chicago
53 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was very warm, trouble with A/C. The food was okay. There was not enough sauce on the pasta but the pizza was good. The service was decent. I will not go back there are plenty of very good Italian restaurants around.

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vipFoodie7
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

I wanted to like this place, but the food was a chain restaurant quality.

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BridgeportTracy
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two thumbs up!! Will definitely go back. The food, drinks, and atmosphere were fantastic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had an early dinner because of an event later that evening.
Not familiar with Chicago. The restaurant is located in an upscale-ish outdoor mall.
We were greeted by friendly hostess and waiter. The (club/dance) music was unexpected and VERY loud. There is outdoor seating but we chose to sit inside because it was a little too warm.
Our waiter was outstanding and knowledgeable. He was friendly without being overbearing.
Our cocktails were perfect (contessa and classic Negroni).
Our dinner was good. We ordered the special steak to share with the table and it was more than enough— we couldn’t finish it. Also ordered the caprese salad; unfortunately the tomatoes weren’t ripe and the basil was sparse — still we ate it all! The pastas were fine.
We would return, mostly because of the cocktails and excellent service.

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Stork
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best service I’ve had.

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Annalise
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant looks beautiful and spacious. The service was friendly and the food was amazing. One of the best Italian restaurants I have ever visited.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy this restaurant survived the pandemic, but it’s so good (and so close to home). Food was excellent, reasonably priced, and the service was top-notch.

If you’re looking for a great dinner and a movie night idea, Pacinos is a no-brainer as it’s next door to the Roosevelt movie theater.

Thx Pacinos for a great dining experience!

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GelFin
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice spot, great food, and friendly staff. Oh yeah, validated parking for up to 90 minutes.

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vipluv2eatout
Chicago
204 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I had dinner alone and wanted to sit outside - I couldn't make a reservation on Open Table for 1 outside, so I asked to sit outside when I got there and the manager/owner was terrific and accommodated me. I had a very nice Super Tuscan red wine and the chicken Parmesan. I thought I was getting vegetables in addition to the pasta, but apparently it was a choice - one or the other. So, be careful when reading the menu. My server was very nice and was attentive. Of course, the restaurant wasn't crowded either.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Good as f***

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Bela was outstanding

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a gem in the South Loop!! My wife and I tried Pacinos for the first time and had a wonderful experience! A young man greeted us promptly when we arrived (also our waiter). We had a great table outside on their beautiful patio. Our waiter was very friendly and knowledgeable, walked us through the entire menu and wine list. It was clear he was very experienced. The food was some of the best Italian you’ll find in Chicago! We shared a fresh burrata to start with, followed by mussels in a white wine sauce. For entrees we split a massive veal Milanese and an order of the rigatoni Calabrese.

5 star experience from the minute we entered until the minute we left. We were very impressed!!! It’s safe to say we will be back at Pacinos frequently.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time coming here and it didn’t disappoint! Our server Jack was awesome and we were pleasantly surprised to have him again! Definitely recommend asking to sit in his section!

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viprocdoc
Chicago
57 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic Italian cuisine that was well prepared and large portions

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JimC
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful find at Roosevelt Collection - gorgeous rooms with an extensive menu, enthusiastic service and really great food. Perfect for dining before the movie next door, but definitely worthy of dinner any night.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server. Awesome food. Glad to support the owner through the pandemic and beyond.

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vipvalerieo
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place with excellent food and service! First time there and very happy it wasnt taken by covid-

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SusanE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the linguine neri con capesante. Delish! Thought it was going to be a heavy dish but I was so wrong! The pasta was light, sauce was full of flavor and the scallops were cooked to perfection! Pacino’s is my go to for ambiance, amazing choices for food and a great atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing overall experience. The candied bacon old-fashioned is a must try. My personal favorite dish to eat is the Linguini Frutti di Mare which I ordered with Arrabbiata sauce.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!!

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MieshaW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The ambiance is the best part of this restaurant. Everything else is below average. The staff is under trained and clueless. The host and the bust boys were the only ones who knew what was going on. I had a reservation and it still took 45 mins for my server to come back and take our order. The manager and server left for 15 additional mins trying to find answers about the specials that they offered (cowboy steak they assumed I couldn't pay for perhaps). The food was "Italian like" American food. I had to send my steak back(decided on the NY Strip), it came back severely burnt. The manager asked how everything was and wasn't prepared to handle the answer. He offered complimentary dessert. The server then decided to provide better service once the check was paid. She stood awkwardly at our table for 10 minutes giving weird compliments to my children and asking random questions.... eager to see what her tip was. This restaurant won't last at this rate.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing time and the waiter was more than helpful. He knew the orders and drinks just right to the point he basically picked out meals for us.

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DonPedro
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Food quality was not good, lobster ravioli did not have lobster, it was mostly cod or pollack fish mixed in, antipasti meat cuts were on on the way out, smelly and slimy. Pizza was the most generic, nothing to do with Italian traditions. Very disappointed

Pacino's Classic Italian
Responded on May 9, 2021

We are so sorry you were disappointed with your experience. Our lobster ravioli is homemade and we can tell you it is made with real lobster. Regardless of that and the other food, we hold ourselves to a very high standard and would like to make it up to you. Please contact us directly and we hope to serve you again soon.

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JoeC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was very clean. Service was friendly and attentive. The food came fast and was hot and delicious. The malbec and pinot grigio wines were very nice.

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vipVedvatiP
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was just ok.

FAQs

Pacino's Classic Italian does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Pacino's Classic Italian also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 964-5150.

Pacino's Classic Italian is rated 4.5 stars by 180 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.