Pacino's Classic Italian

4.3
195 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 195 people are saying
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vipSahara18
Chicago
59 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Good food and solid, attentive service.

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Angel
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service was top notch. Very nice ambiance.

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Reject
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful for anew Years Eve! Great food and amazing service.

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vipIndustryVet
Chicago
79 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oak Park gem for Italian cuisine. Friendly, professional, great location.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

We were very disappointed in our food. The fettuccine alfredo tasted like a frozen meal, the whitefish piccata was very fishy, and the calamari was rubbery.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Annual girls Christmas dinner

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vipMidagegirl
Chicago
91 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

This restaurant is directly adjacent to the movie theatre. I went with a friend right when they opened. Careful with the inner door; it's heavy. Like most restaurants, they seemed to be low on serving staff. Things took a bit longer but we were not in any rush. I had a glass of the cab and ordered the linguini alla asparagi. It was light on the sauce which made it a bit bland, so the grilled flavor of the chicken was a bit strong. For desert we had the limoncello marscapone cake, which was delightfully lemony without being too sweet. I would come back and give them another try.

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MirkoM
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

To start with, hostess let us and two other people to wait at the door for almost 15 min., even restaurant was not busy at all. Once, we were seated at the table service was very slow. Once we were served our food, fish was very undercooked and the rest of the food was not good. In general very disappointing. I used to work as a server and have full understanding for situation our server was last night. It looked like he was only one working last night. There were two hostess and four cooks and about 10 tables at all to be taken care at the time in restaurant. There is no excuse for service we received last night. Quality of food not good.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

best italian food i’ve had and the workers were all very nice!!!they’re under staffed as many places are so please be kind and patient!!

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vipDarnellM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

My last experience was quite poor. It took about 20 minutes to receive our drinks and we had to remind the server about them. Our meals were also not very tasty. We tried to catch the server to discuss, but all of the wait staff were MIA for about 10 minutes.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing mushroom ravioli, great conversation with owner/chef

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vipEbonyM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing!! Definitely will be back.

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RyanO
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Solid food. Wait staff was attentive

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vipRandy
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, the. service was great, and the ambiance was very comfortable.

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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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gale
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Okay food bit on the bland side. Decent tho with a nice vibe on the inside. shame it closed

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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
14 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
44 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

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 4.3 stars by 195 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.