Pacino's Classic Italian

4.5
145 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 145 people are saying
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4.6
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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!!

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MieshaW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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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DonPedro
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 2 days ago

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
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We weren’t greeted properly I believe there were understaffed but the food was not like the first time my pasta was not made the same as the last time and I got the same thing. Overall they tried .

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at the restaurant. Beautiful space and very friendly staff. Due to covid, very few people in the spacious restaurant. The food was delicious! I will definitely go back!

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vipNicoletteL
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, fantastic service and wonderful food.

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vipJanette
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just discovered this spot next to Icon theater. Excellent fish soup, chicken vesuvius, meatballs,, salad very fresh and plentiful. Great service. Free parking with validation.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 3rd visit, the server was great!
Will definitely go back.

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vipMsgr
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding. the service and the food was so great, we all had a great time, highly recommend Pacino’s !!!

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DebraB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is the BEST!

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Mimi5562
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, service and ambience! Last minute decision to go out for dinner - this was a great spot to enjoy being out to dinner! Large dining rooms and an extremely attentive server.

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vipdeannak
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent!! Server did a great job despite being short staffed. We will be back!

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KellyT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved my experience at Pacino's. Half of us ordered off their Restaurant Week menu- huge portions for an amazing price (<$40). The other half ordered off their regular menu, which also had great options. The service was amazing and food came out right away. Will definitely be coming back!

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vipLudka
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with amazing service

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AnthonyR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Nothing special. Nice ambiance though. I ordered meatball starter. Waiter said they were being prepared fresh, because they ran out. Yet when they arrived at the table they were lukewarm. Guess I look stupid. Gotta work on that. Had the seafood risotto, that tasted like tomato sauce, but not at all like seafood. I suggest you peer into the window at the beautiful dining room. Skip going in.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Courtney was amazing! Thank you for making my best friends birthday dinner awesome!

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Jayy
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had the Sicilian risotto & the chicken Parmesan. The risotto was great & flavorful. The breading on the chicken Parmesan was good but the chicken itself could have had more seasoning. Our server was friendly & knowledgeable & when we arrived we were seated right away.

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LaurenT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant. Great attention from the staff. Food was delicious. I went with my boyfriend to have our Valentine dinner and we were more than satisfied with our choice.

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RiaEia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Overall the environment is very nice! The waitress are very friendly , nice, and quick . The food could have been season better . Only thing that was very tasty was the bread and broccoli. The shrimp was very hard , pasta sauce was very thick so it became overwhelming, the string beans was half done. If the would have cooked it longer they would’ve been better . The filet mignon could have used more seasoning.
The drinks from the bar was good .

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jame
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance. Food was great and staff was quick and courteous.

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vipTiffanyW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend Pacino’s. We went for my birthday and Valentine’s Day. Our first time there and everything was delicious and the ambiance was amazing. Also they were about to accommodate my 7 people and we were still social distancing. Will definitely be eating there again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We selected Pacino’s as part of our Valentine’s Day staycation and we are so glad we did. The atmosphere is more modern with an open air kitchen, large wrap-around bar area and very large dining room. During warmer months, they also have outdoor patio seating. The owner, Michael warmly greeted us and we were seated within minutes. The service was impeccable and the food was excellent (although we did find the meatball appetizer to be more dense than expected). We both opted for pasta dishes, mine was a special (chicken and peas with farfalle and a light tomato sauce) while my boyfriend’s was the standard spaghetti and bolognese. The portions were huge - we took what amounted to a standard portion of each home. Michael made it a point to stop by our table towards the end of our meal, a nice touch that showed he cared and appreciated our patronage. We look forward to a return visit and highly recommend Pacino’s!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was overall good portion size was good waitress had too many tables and charged me for 2 salads although I sent one back to the kitchen because it was very tart

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MrsZim
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s dinner for two couples, they had rose petals scattered throughout the restaurant. The service and food were great! My friend and I were each given a rose as we walked out, super unexpected and nice :)

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Jason
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I found a new favorite spot. Great feel and friendly staff.

JC
JosephC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Received orders quickly. Food was hot. Wait staff responsive.

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StephanieA
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Dined on the Saturday of Valentines weekend, restaurant was decorated so cute! We had a great time!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

We came here wanting to support a neighborhood restaurant, and with high hopes that this will be our neighborhood go-to for Italian. The menu has plenty of options for everyone, as my family of 5 has varying dietary preferences. The artichoke was misrepresented in the menu, and when we asked for clarification from the server, she couldn’t provide an adequate description. Reluctantly we order it and it came out not as expected (as we expected some kind of a spread), instead it was a whole grilled plant with breadcrumbs thrown on top. Some of the petals were not fully cooked. On the menu it’s listed as gluten free, but the bread crumbs on top wouldn’t make it as such. Kinda scary for those who are gluten sensitive. Also we ordered a side of brussel sprouts, tasted OK but it had an sliver of a metal shaving. Luckily we spotted it and no one ate it and injured themselves. The manager did comp us for both the dishes and brought out dessert & coffee for us. We also ordered a bunch of other dishes. Lemon chicken pasta, shrimp Alfredo, salmon, beet salad, caprese salad, calamari, lentil soup. All the dishes are a solid 2.75 out of 5 for flavor and presentation. The space is great, the ambiance as well. Service is sort of 50/50 as well. The manger did do his best to right the wrong. I don’t blame him or his staff.. it’s a tough situation that all the restaurants are facing right now. With closures and reopening, they may hav lost staff, and a new crew may just need more time to be trained properly. We really hope this place survives, and the management and owners take note to do better.

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vipChrisChi
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pacino’s always offers an amazing experience!

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vipMeggie
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time out to dinner in 8 mo. Really liked the atmosphere and the food was great. The staff was extremely attentive and super nice. We had dinner at the table and decided to move to the bar for a couple more drinks... so fun to be out. They even brought over a lighted tiramisu and sang happy birthday to me! We will be going back!

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vipScottie
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Our server was lovely, however the person who seemed to be the manager was often interacting with customers and walking without a face mask.

Pacino's Classic Italian
Responded on February 7, 2021

We sincerely apologize if this incident occurred, but will ensure regardless this does not happen again. We take our customers' and employees' safety during Covid-19 very seriously.

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PatrickS
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food and great service. Our waiter was very helpful in recommending food and portions which were large. We walked there and back which made our evening even nicer. I believe there is parking close by.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! Will be back again!

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CarolineS
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enough food, decent price, beautiful environment and very nice waitress. She was helpful and let us eat on our own time. Other restaurants had a time that you can stay, they don’t do it. So you can have a nice time outside of your home in a safe environment from Covid

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was just wonderful, and the food was delightful. It’s very classy and great for date night, birthday dinner etc.

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KamS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A party of 6 celebrated New Year eve at this restaurant. The chef was amazing. He made something that wasn’t even on the menu! The guys loved the steak and us girls loved the pasta! Our waiter (Maria) was amazing and made the night for us perfect!

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vipaglimomom
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are dinner here for NYE. It was lovely!! Great food, great service and a free champagne toast!! Thank you!!

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JoshuaC
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow what a wonderful experience. We made online reservations, which was super easy. Our server was Michael and he made the experience great. The lighting was spot on, the music wasn’t too loud. They have a great wine selection and the pasta portions were huge. Highly recommended!

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 145 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.