Pacino's Classic Italian

4.6
127 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 127 people are saying
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4.5
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4.6
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4.7
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4.5
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Jayy
Las Vegas
2 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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TiffanyW
Chicago
1 review
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
7 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.

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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
23 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pacino’s always offers an amazing experience!

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vipMeggie
Chicago
9 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
2 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
10 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!

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DebraB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary, the reason we went for our anniversary is because we have dine here before and it is now our favorite Italian restaurant. From the time you are greeted at the door, eating the best calamari ever while having great cocktails, the staff and the owner all making your dining experience special. Every time we have gone we have never been disappointed!

Please go and try this place its beautiful, comfortable, friendly, and above all GREAT food!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the waiter was great and so was the experience! the restaurant was beautiful and in a great area. everyone loved their food and the cocktails were amazing. will visit again!

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TaraK
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Fresh, great quality, good portions.

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RachelA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

We had to wait +30 minutes for an outdoor table even though we specified it in our reservation. Regardless, the staff was extremely friendly, especially the manager and our server Jack B. who was excellent. They also covered our drinks because of the delay. The food was very good and not too expensive. Would definitely recommend, but I would recommend they change their open table settings based on the new dining rules in Chicago.

Pacino's Classic Italian
Responded on November 7, 2020

Rachel, we are so sorry about your experience last night and very much appreciated your patience. We were understaffed with the unexpected warm weather, but thank you for the continued support and thank you again for your understanding.

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vipJohnS
Chicago
208 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A new favorite. Lovely space, classy. Generous portions of great food

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vipTaylorM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Service was great! Food and drinks were just okay. I had the drink called Cloud Cover and my boyfriend got the candied bacon oldfashioned. The ice spheres in the glasses were so big that I felt like there wasn't much of the actual cocktail in there for it to be worth $12-14 each. I got the filet with brussel sprouts. Steak was just ok - a tad underdone and under seasoned. The steak also came with a red wine reduction and it wasn't the best thing in the world. Brussel sprouts were also under seasoned. Portion was a great size at least! My boyfriend got the special of the night which was the whole branzino. It was supposed to be de-boned but there were several bones still in the fish that was served. We also both split the cacio e pepe which was very good! If I come back, I would probably try another pasta dish since I was a little underwhelmed with the rest of our food.

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VictoriaT
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great Italian place! Everything we ordered was fantastic and the service was great!

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vipJPaz
Chicago
72 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Comfortable outdoor setting-- until the weather changes. Hope they can do pods.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal! A real treat at an exceptional value. The interior is beautiful and we were fortunate to have a warm night to dine outdoors. Fantastic service.

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vipJohnS
Chicago
208 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A new favorite restaurant. Can’t wait to go back. Fabulous food, lots of choices, generous portions in an elegant setting

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vipCarolK
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going to Pacino’s. The food is always great and the service is fabulous! Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Overpriced and under-flavored

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vipJustinJDub
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Jack was kind, efficient, and very friendly! It's my first time going since it opened (I live in the S Loop) so I'm excited to have this as an option, I really hope it can survive the Pandemic

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LindaC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Now on my regular dining list. Awesome on all levels.

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vipchigirl34
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience once again. The food and service was amazing!

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vipVFoodie
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

very nice outdoor sitting especially good during the pandemic.

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vipmo2ma2il
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with a friend. Great place.

FAQs

Pacino's Classic Italian does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar and 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 4.6 stars by 127 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.