Saranello's

4.5
4066 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Inspired by his travels and passion for Italy's culture, Executive Chef Mychael Bonner has created a broad menu of Italian-fare utilizing the freshest ingredients to create the fullest flavors to bring homemade, hand-crafted pizzas and pastas, as well as prime steaks and fresh fish dishes to the table.
Feel the energy while dining in a casual and rustic 6700-square-foot setting. Dine at natural reclaimed wood tables with seating for 175, surrounded by inviting darker woods, exposed brick and beams, subtle filament lighting, and accented with muted chocolate and caramel tones throughout.

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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 4066 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.4
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipdavid328
Chicago
204 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Food is not what it used to be. Really disappointing
Server-Rafael was very good. Thanks.

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vipLindaS
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food2service2ambience3

Their menu was very limited. What they served was good, but not outstanding.

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vipDebraG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service and food. Followed covid protocols with masks and social distancing.

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CatherineS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Rafael, was perfect! Attentive without hovering, friendly and helpful. His suggestions were delicious! It was a relaxing evening with scrumptious food and pampering service. Thank you!

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Hwasse
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and service.

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vipMaryPat
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner, atmosphere and service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

We arrived at 7:15 and received our drinks at 8:00. The calamari appetizer was cold and hardly any calamari(more arugula.) 3 out of the 5 dishes we received were cold, and when we got them back after letting the server know, some parts were burning while others were still cold (microwaved.) our plates were burning as well, which means they were sitting in the warmers. The prices do not match the quality of the food, although the atmosphere was great and our server was friendly and removed the cold food from the bill. Unfortunately won’t be returning :/

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Debbie
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant. Banana Tiramisu is a must!!

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PanagosP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saranellos has absolutely amazing food and great service. I would highly recommend Saranellos to anyone looking for a place to eat.

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Phoebe
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Literally the worst meal I’ve ever had out- we wore winter coats through the entire meal, used our iPhone flashlights to see the table and waited over an hour for our food. It was horrible.

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VallerieW
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

This was NOT what we were expecting especially for Valentine's Day. We did not even get to sit in the restaurant we were sat in the overflow area of the banquet hall while playing loud electronic music. They were out of most the beer and the one we asked for. They were unwilling to accommodate us with simple requests about their menu. The people who seated next to us were at a 10 person table and there were only 4 of them. Parents and 2 kids it was laughable and even they were in shock. The people to the other side were 4 at a table for 6 and everything they requested they were out of and they too were appalled. It was FREEZING and i had my scarf draped over my arms to help, other people around us were in their jackets. My husband was cold. Our total was close to $200 and for what? We drove over an hour to get there and then we handed our waiter the gift card and he loudly asked , "how much is on this?! $200? Okay!" We were appalled. NEVER will I ever go back nor recommend anyone here which is shocking after seeing the reviews. Even walking back through the restaurant to leave, seeing the dim seating areas and the ambiance and here we were shoved in the banquet hall.... so disappointing.

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

We had a great meal last night! The eggplant parm and the gnocchi w/vodka sauce was great.

Also, Kyle is an awesome server!

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vipElizabeth
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. The service and ambiance were wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice and I would highly recommend

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vipsharif
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and good.

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vipjohnw
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines lunch. Felt very comfortable in the restaurant as this was our first time inside since September. Tables were far about and staff was great in assuring the healthcare guidelines. Food and service was incredible as always.

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BobC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience dining on a Friday night. Tables were space adequately, taking advantage of their large indoor space. Service was top notch, food delicious. Great to be out dining!

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vipOtis
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both the food and the service were outstanding

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vipMichelleK
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went to Saranello's after they had reopened and sat inside. We had practically a private room and it was a lovely atmosphere. We celebrated a birthday and really enjoyed our time there.

They are charging a 5% surcharge for Covid and frankly I think that that is and should be not necessary. They have 2 HUGE takeout businesses and the fact that folks want to return and are returning should be enough. It turned me off to be honest. I know restaurants have suffered but people have as well and it just seems like they should be happy we are going back instead of charging us extra for being brave enough to be there!

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AnaM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last night open and my bday. I ordered items not on the condenced covid menu because I basically have the real menu memorized from how often I go there. The waiter didn't object and it was delicious, as always. :)

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vipricala
Chicago
94 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From A to Z, Everything was great. The service, the food, Even the extra side of sauteed spinach was great.

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vipRemy
Chicago
342 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Too many people.. not spaced properly. service was very slow.

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vipEatoutalot
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience1

Hundreds of ladybugs ruined our dining experience 😳

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service with safe procedures.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipHappycustomer
Chicago
146 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our server Damon. He is fabulous. Sorry outdoor seating is ending.

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ThomasK
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food great service I would highly recommend as a top dining place

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vipSusieR
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank u for another fantastic experience. Nona’s Lasagna and the spaghetti and meatballs were our faves!! We’ll be back soon. Excellent social distancing. Thank u!😊

PS: The desserts were increíble too!!

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DuaneH
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience3

The only good thing was the waitstaff . Food was terrible. Small portions higher than average prices . Spaghetti was sticking together in one blob. Lasagna was lacking .

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

They did a good job, good date night spot

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vipruth
Miami
50 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best food!

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vipJimmyGL
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was good, we definitely will go back!

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vipSpider
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food & service excellent, Outdoor seating is adequate

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vipSusieR
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank u!! Very good in terms of social distancing & amazing food as always. I’ll be back again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fabulous job that Saranello’s did with the physical distancing and COVID precautions in their restaurant. We felt very safe and cared for. Extensive menu and wine list. Great service. We will be back!

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vipJoeH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating a birthday. Waiter was extremely nice, service was great! Highly recommend!

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

We ate inside, tables nicely spaced out and service was timely. Food was great, salads then seafood(salmon, whitefish)/chicken parm/ squash ravioli plus deserts. We have dined here before (pre covid) and will certainly return.

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VickiM
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose to go to Saranello's during Restaurant Week for the pre fix dinner. We don't go out much during the pandemic, but we found that the tables were well spaced and we felt very comfortable. The staff was masked and the restaurant is very clean. There was music playing at a level where it did not interfere with conversation. The food was amazing!
I will defiantly go again.

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vipricala
Chicago
94 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant excellent food and service. What more can I say one of my favorite places to eat.

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vipcobra
Chicago
62 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

- Service was very bad.
- Party of 5 but a server gave us only 3 menu and 3 bread plates.
- Restaurant was very sparse at the lunch time (almost 2,3 other small groups) but took
so long to come to take order.
- I requested to bring salt but took another long time.
- Very limited menu and 4% COVID-19 surcharge.
- Server was not at all friendly.
- Took almost a week to get the Opentable point.

We used to like Saranello's but no longer Saranello's is our favorite.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Saranello's using the Order Online button. Saranello's also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Saranello's also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (847) 777-6878.

Saranello's is rated 4.5 stars by 4066 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.