Passero

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$30 and under
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Contemporary Italian
Passero is a trattoria-inspired American restaurant located in downtown Arlington Heights. It is the collaboration of Italian-American heritage over many generations and the culinary interpretations of Chef Matt Peota. By sourcing ingredients from the surrounding areas the dishes also reflect the seasonality of the Midwest.

Passero translates to “sparrow” in Italian, and like the sparrow this neighborhood eatery symbolizes joy, creativity and hard work. Passero serves as a reminder that busy hands and minds promote a happy and full life.

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vipJeannette
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Good local, casual dining. Responsive service, good value for the money. Ample portions.

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CindyB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was very informative on the
Menu and helped us decide.
All choices were excellent

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winendineme
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

I read great reviews so I was a little disappointed with our experience. We had a reservation for dining on the patio due to COVID. The table was unfortunately setup on a very uneven part which made it uncomfortable. Had to sit in a folding chair which was also not great and I would overlook that if everything else was spot on.
I was most unhappy with our server who just about every time he approached our table he had an armful of dirty dishes that he was carrying. I would rather have a server take care of the bussing of tables and then give us the attention we deserve rather than stopping by on his way to dispose of dirty dishes, etc.. Also made it clear that there probably wasn’t a whole lot of hand washing going on by him. In a pandemic that is a turn off and potentially dangerous. I hope this is helpful

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vipKarenB
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Food and service were outstanding. Ambiance of outdoor downing not the greatest but they are adapting the best they can with the pandemic.

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Skatergirl
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven't had a chance to eat at Passero's new location until now. Can't say enough about the food! Ricotta/honey app was amazing. Lobster risotto was another win. The gnocchi melted in my mouth. Cheesy garlic bread was very garlicky and piping hot from oven. Guitarist on Friday night gave a nice ambiance and server Ross was great! Can't wait to work my way through more of the menu soon

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vipSteak
Chicago
71 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. One if the best if not the best restaurant in the area.

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vipGaryP
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful drinks and food, and excellent service. We thoroughly enjoyed the general tsao cauliflower appetizer and the shroomin’ pizza!

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Buckeyekick3
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent, menue a bit limited, Nice outdoor area---
only dissapointment--was after stating "birthday" with reservation and telling mgr. and person who seated us--waitress forgot/was not told.

Still, I would definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined in for our Anniversary and had a good time. The food was delicious. The service was really good and the waitress even brought out a little dessert with a sparkler for our Anniversary even though we were too full to order dessert. Very nice place. The pickup line for food was really busy so that tells you the food is good.

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GaryH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and atmosphere. Meal cooked perfect. Burger and Red grouper. Very delicious. Had a great cocktail that was delicious too.

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vipsushigal5
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

My food was completely burnt! But yet... they still gave it me! And they were completely out of the fish for the rest of the night at a 7:00 reservation. The server was fantastic. he handled the situation so well. We all loved the rest of the evening and would return again.
also-- open table is sucky-- they told me I receive no points for this reservation! Really??? Why???? not cool.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. The food was wonderful and they have a good system for outdoor dining.

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JoshG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my wife to Passero for her 40th birthday. We had never been and were more than pleasantly surprised at the quality of food, service, and attention to safety details. The fresh made cocktails, appetizers (try the whipped ricotta) and our main courses - A Nice Piece of Fish and the Lobster Mac - was absolutely delicious.

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GeraldK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there to celebrate three August Birthdays. The food was outstanding especially the grouper and the carne asada. Our server Olivia was fantastic. We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience! Fantastic service. I loved my chicken Parmesan and the garlic bread. Overall we had a very nice time.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor experience. Live music. Friendly waiter.

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vipDebbieZ3
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall2food5service3ambience4

We are frequent diners at this wonderful establishment, however this was the first time that we experienced not what usually comes out of this establishment. I lost my credit card, We were the last customers in the restaurant, I called the restaurant Friday as soon as I noticed that I lost my credit card, I was told she did not see my card, a manager would be in at 1o’clock to look further and no one else had access until this manager came in. Given this, I gave my phone number my name and it is now Saturday at 4:30 in the afternoon and no one has returned my call. I called the restaurant just now to hear only excuses of how they are training people, “I am sorry ma’am”, is one of the worst ways to speak to someone in this situation. My situation was completely negated, no care that I had to cancel my credit card, she didn’t like my tone when she said there was no way to see who worked yesterday. Really????no more needed to be said here! Along with good food, good service, exceptional customer support is expected.

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Gianetta
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Passero staff are perfectly attentive and respectful. They know when to check on a customer and when to stand back.

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JulieS
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love how fresh and savory the food is at Passero.

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DevinR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at passero. The food was amazing and our server Sam was outstanding. He took such great care of us. Would definitely come back.

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dpach
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a beautiful day to go to Passero and enjoy the most delicious dinner ever!! There was a live musician playing a guitar and singing soothing tunes while I was enjoying the Passero must have signature dishes. Thank You Passero for making my mom 73rd birthday so memorable.

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vipRachel
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Key West Shrimp salad was amazing! Tables were appropriate distance and service was great!

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Nick
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is outstanding! A little pricey however it was worth every penny!

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vipAmyC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Very personable and fun for brunch.

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FayeK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was great. There was no wait, we were seated before our 11:15 reservation time slot. Our entree was just barely warm and the short ribs were not moist. (Short rib eggs Benedict) portion size was great as well as the Parmesan potatoes!!!

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CherylM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable experience. Everything we had tasted very homemade.our server Olivia was excellent. The gnocchi was just like your Noni would make. Excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Homemade pasta very good.

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Casey
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, very accommodating and the Covid standards were very high.

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RickR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Passero's. Our appetizer, main course and dessert were all excellent. We have eaten at Passero's before they moved to their new larger location and my wife & I did not notice any change in the flavor and quality of their food and their service remained "spot-on".

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Gianetta
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was fantastic. Wait staff very attentive. We sat outside, as one is apt to do these days, and seating was comfortable.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Wouldn’t change a thing!

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Carie
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Girls night out was terrific at Passero! We love the food here and the service is wonderful. There was nice music and the evening was just wonderful. We will be back for sure!! Thanks!

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vipABAB
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ample outside seating, felt safe at all times. The food was delicious, the cauliflower appetizer is the best!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service!

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vipFrankM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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TMRH
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and very attentive to the guidelines set forth by the state due to the pandemic. We enjoyed our food and felt safe...

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Passero’s food is always so delicious. The patio was great as well.

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wineandfoodguy
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They always do a great job!

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VickiW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Food was amazing and our service was great.

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AHEater
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, fun drink selection, and well managed spacing of the tables. A good place for getting back into the dinning out scene.

FAQs

Passero does offer delivery in partnership with Toast. Passero also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (224) 857-8900.

Passero is rated 4.6 stars by 983 OpenTable diners.

Passero does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/passero-5-west-campbell-st/giftcards.

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.