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Stefani Prime

4.7
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919 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Stefani Prime (Italian) brings Chicago dining; experience to Lincolnwood in a modern and comfortable environment. It offers prime cuts, the freshest seafood, signature Italian dishes and more. More than just a steakhouse, the name Stefani Prime is a nod to offering the best of everything from premium fare to top notch service. Stefani Prime is a collaborative effort between famed restaurateur Phil Stefani, wife Karen (owner of Inspired Catering & Events), and their children Gina and Anthony, the next generation of the Stefani restaurant group.

Right off the Edens expressway, Stefani Prime is the ideal meeting place where the North Shore meets the city with guests enjoying a “city dining” experience without having to battle the downtown traffic and parking challenges.

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
Social Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 919 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipFoodLover
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the place. So solid.

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PaulineY
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love the grilled squid. It is the best in town.

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JenniferJ
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious!

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DanL
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here on a Sunday night to celebrate a life event. There were plenty of parking spots but they made you use the complementary valet, which with COVID seem not safe. We were promptly seated and served water. Our server was great. Attentive, but not pushy. We ordered the kale and apple salad, short rib ravioli, Dover sole, broccoli and some wine. Bread served while we waited was good. My guest loved it. Overall the dinner was fantastic. Timed appropriately. Served kindly split for the two of us. Everything was delicious. And they comped us dessert for the occasion.

I’ve always wanted to come here since my parents live in the area and finally glad I did. Will be looking forward to taking them to dinner here sometime soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tent to keep warm. Lots of seating options. Food was INCREDIBLE. Fantastic service as well

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vipcarols
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great! The chicken Vesuvius was very good. The patio bead lovely and the service good.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the valet to the wait staff - great, friendly and professional service. The food is delicious, drinks are refreshing and we always enjoy our time at Stefani Prime.

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vipTeddy
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants I’ve ever been at. Great food, staff, and ambiance. Will definitely go back

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SheriP
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stefani Prime is warm and inviting every night and the food delicious, but on Ladies Night, there is a certain energy that makes the evening tons of energetic fun. We loved it!

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner excellent restaurant our waiter was amazing I do not remember his name but he told us when Covid hit he came back to work early so he could do deliveries and help with to go orders who is very attentive and one of the best !! My steak was out of this world it was cooked perfect!! Chicken Vesuvio was incredible definitely would recommend having dinner or lunch at this wonderful restaurant!!

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AnthonyF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome.
Service prompt and helpful.
Special night out!

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KenA
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience1

Have been there before and it was wonderful . It was disappointing . Slow service!! Had to send back some of the food . I know things are difficult for all of us but they need to figure it out or close till they do .

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chilira
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Super fun evening with close friends, al fresco next to a heat lamp. Was comfortable. Exceptional service and very, very good food. We've been to Stefani's several times -- consistently awesome.

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LisaE
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration perfection

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vipMike
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to have down town restaurant right here in the neighborhood.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant experience, food was excellent, as was the service.

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vipKristineJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent experience. Our waiter, Alfi, was terrific.

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NormaZ
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, from greeting to table to server, was superb! Food selection and presentation and quality were all first rate. COVID restrictions were followed, so we all felt safe.
Very enjoyable evening, we will return soon.

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jeff
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great outdoor patio with social distancing. Good food and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience and great food. Excellent service. As good as the restaurants downtown.

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vipIndiangal
Chicago
55 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had such a relaxing and wonderful dinner at Stefani!
Our server, Juan, was the best!
Our cocktails, appetizers, and dinner were delicious.
We will be back for sure!

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Donnieboy
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have an outstanding menu making a dining decision difficult. Appetizers, we could have made an entire meal with those options.
Entree were ample and worth the price tag.
It's a great spot and we will go again soon. The service was very good and the entire experience was positive.
Try it, you'll thank me later.

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AnneE
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dining during pandemic is challenging but staff did everything in their power to make it enjoyable. Great suggestions on sharing sides. Impeccable service. Beautiful patio

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JeffreyS
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent dining experience, felt very safe and secure, even though you have a 2 hour limit never felt rushed. The food was outstanding, the drinks were good in a very comfortable space even sitting inside. The portions are very good especially considering the prices–none of this high priced minimal portions that a lot of the high end restaurants used to do. Wholeheartedly recommend them.

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vipMarshaS
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The patio was lovely, service great, food was meh. Not worth an almost 300 tab with tip.

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vipMilenaB
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Food was terrible

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stefani Prime is a diamond in the rough in the sense that the level of service and the quality of the food far outshines most of the restaurant experiences that are out there. Our server Nick went way above and beyond in order to provide us with the best dining experience possible. The manager came by our table numerous times I morder to make sure everything was ok. The whole entire staff is truly special and super attentive to the needs of the diners. They will keep me coming back over and over. Truly excellent!

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WalterP
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was very good. Large lamb chops, veal chops. Service was very good. Wish we had dined outside, but I was voted down.

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vipJill
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Our favorite local fine dining spot!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was a little forgetful but it wasn’t anything huge a simple reminder and he was right on it. Overall the food, service and experience were great. We will definitely be going back. Feels like downtown dining and we are steps from home.

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MoniAdo
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love SP. Always solid and always a great evening. Since quarantine, this was our first dining experience out at a restaurant. SP made us feel safe, which in turn made for a wonderful worry-free evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place as an option when meeting customers that live in the north shore and I’m in the city.

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AndyP
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

At these prices, expected downtown ambience, food quality and service. Lacking in all three. Steak quality was supermarket grade. Sides were unsalted and I suspect too many days old. Fish soup for two at $66?! and another $8 for two scallops? C'mon!

Don't expect Capitol Grille, Chicago Cut or Maple and Ash quality at equal prices.

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Kjforshaw
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE Stefani Prime! We have celebrated numerous birthdays and special occasions at Stefani and it never disappoints. The cocktails, food, and service are spectacular. The fettuccine stirred in a cheese bowl is amazing. Some of my other favorites are the chicken parmesan, chicken vesuvio, bone in filet perhaps with a small lobster tail, and the lamb rack. Always reliable and the atmosphere is extremely friendly. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!

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NatalieL
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greetings and good food; all above and beyond! The steak was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stefani Prime has seriously stepped up to the plate as far as adapting to the COVID-19 crisis. They have made the dining experience which was already stellar practically perfect. Some of the changes include wrapped silverware, disposable menus, social distancing, two patios. Excellent as always.

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DonnaR
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time, we loved the service food and patio seating. Waitress was very attentive. Veal dishes were great ! We will be back.

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vipParachuteFan
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoy your restaurant. You were the last venue we visited before everyone closed on 3/17. We were happy to be back and see that you were busy.

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ltmo
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my husbands birthday. Food drinks and service was amazing

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LarryR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb as always. Great Dover Sole! And great Ravioli. Never disappointed with this restaurant. Hope you get a chance to experience a great hapoening.

FAQs

Stefani Prime does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. Stefani Prime also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (847) 696-6755.

Stefani Prime is rated 4.7 stars by 919 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.