Saranello's

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$30 and under
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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.
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined 11 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and fabulous food. Perfect spot for a celebration

TV
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Brittney is an engaging, energetic, attentive server.
Derek is visibly proud of the food he is carving and the waffles or omelettes he is preparing. The buffet is fresh and expansive even if the eggs Benedict were a little overcooked. Impressive and sumptuous Sunday experience in Wheeling, Illinois.

B
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Drive past if it's a Saturday morning. Very poor service

f
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

We went to welcome my son home from college for winter break. Service was the worst I have had. No one to take our order, flagged someone down, then took 45 mins for our omelets to show up. The omelets were rubbery and cold. No one to ask for hot sauce or more coffee. Simply a terrible experience. We will not be going back.

f
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top notch food and service. JD is the best server ever! Menu has great variety and everything is always delicious.

B
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Pre- theatre fixed price menu is a great bargain with excellent choices in each category. Only downside at Saranello’s is the noise level, not from music, but the patrons. It gets very loud.

JG
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We definitely did not appreciate sitting next to a table with 3 Women talking loudly. Considering the restaurant had on 3 small groups in total! Why would we be seated right next to that table? Very poor judgment on the older Gentleman seating us! And it was a Birthday celebration too! I’m very disappointed in your seating placement for us!

Sincerely,

James G. Long

T
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service in a friendly atmosphere! The food was good and the waitress was very attentive!

SD
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The mussels appetizer was plentiful, enough for a dinner. Whitefish and shortrib dinners fabulous. Always great service.

L
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family and I had had their Sunday brunch. The service was great, the waiter was very attentive. They were 8 of us. All of us were happy with the variety, presentation and taste of everything we ate. Plenty of food. The best part was unlimited Mamosa’s!

DZ
Chicago
63 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a wonderful brunch to celebrate my husband and daughter’s birthdays. We love Saranello’s brunch. Everything is delicious! Unlimited Mimosas are included in the price which makes it a great bargain.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We came for our anniversary, and weren't disappointed. The food was great, but our waiter Bobby was awesome, very knowledgeable and attentive. Definitely will come back, especially if we get the same level of service, thank you again Bobby for making our anniversary a very special evening.

MF
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

SERVICE IS ALWAYS INCREDIBLY SLOW. TONIGHT WAS NO DIFFERENT. THEY JUST CANNOT HANDLE A BUSY SATURDAY NIGHT; SAT OUR 6:00 RESERVATION AT 6:15; SERVER WAS VERY NICE BUT TOO BUST. TOOK A LONG TIME TO PLACE ORDER AND GET DRINKS; SHE THEN PICKED UP THE PACE AND WE GOT OUT IN TIME FOR THE THEATRE WHICH WE TOLD SERVER WE HAD TO GET TO. NO TIME FOR COFFEE OR DESERT; WON'T BE GOING BACK ANY TIME SOON.

r
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a booth in the bar. Much better for the noise level. Our waitress was fantastic.

CF
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mary Beth, our server, was very attentive, especially considering how busy Saranello's was that evening and the fact she had to deal with the guest with all the allergies. Of course, you can't beat those garlic rolls!

l
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

yes, it is consistency good with a nice variety on the menu

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was excellent. The food was good. The noise level was a little loud because we were seated next to a party celebrating a one year old’s birthday. The bread, the drinks and the desserts were the best parts of the meal.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious!!

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M
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Good variety. Some food choices were excellent; some mediocre. For the money, all food choices should be top notch. Chris the bartender was our server. Outstanding!

KK
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent menu!! Wonderful service and atmosphere!!!

LK
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and generous portions. Seating was very nice in an alcove so low noise level.

c
Chicago
113 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Really slow service. After order was taken waitress came back about 30 minutes later to clarify an order. We had a 3 year old with us and the meal was way too long

JW
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server was excellent. Our food was very good.

JE
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good service. Great food. David’s the best.
Thank you to Shane the manager. Great place

r
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

This would have been yes after my last visit and the rating would have been higher. but came out of the restaurant with another lady who agreed that yesterday was a disappointment. I usually have fish...the whitefish if it is on the special menu...but the whitefish was mixed with broccoli so I had walleyed. It was loaded in crust...couldn't find the fish. Now for the waitress...was she new...don't know but we had to ask for the special menu. She didn't seem to know how to make an Arnold Palmer as it was mostly water. She did not check in on us to see how things were. however, she did suggest we could pay ahead as I was worried about time...we were going to t he Marriot Theater. Not sure I am coming back

a
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server Patty was outstanding, went out of her way to make sure we had a great meal.

PW
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable evening! Best food as always!

SP
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great! Will definitely be back!

LP
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came for girls’ night, and we were seated right away. Service was prompt. We had both grilled and crispy calamari for apps, both were amazing. I had salmon - perfectly cooked! All the girls loved their food and we had a great time. Our server was friendly and took great care of us. The manager was charismatic and handsome to boot. 10/10 experience!

OT
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was very attentive and the kitchen was kind enough to make chicken gardeners. This has been my favorite since my first visit to Saranello’s. I’m not so certain I would be as regular a customer if they stopped making it.

LC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating 2 birthdays. We had a reservation and they seated us promptly. Jane was our server, as always, she took the best care of us. Food was delicious, served at the perfect temperature and the Birthday dessert was over the top!
Thank you Jane for the best service.

JR
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

It was an extremely busy Friday night. The food order didn't come out right the first time. The server was more than accommodating and the item that was prepared incorrectly was (much to my surprise) taken off of the bill, at the request of the chef. What more could one ask of this wonderful restaurant? The food and service at this restaurant are excellent -- even on the busiest night when everything doesn't go exactly as planned. I would recommend to a friend, without hesitation.

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We always enjoy coming here. Everything was very nice until a member of our party ordered off the ‘speciality” entree. They were shocked to get a plate that we called ‘space’. Almost laughable.
The sever was excellent and offered another choice of entree but my guest declined. This entree is not consistent with the other menu items. Not to say more is better but
this was noticeable. Call it an appetizer!

SH
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

The server was very attentive to food restrictions my friend had

ML
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

We have been to Saranello's several times before; always enjoyed the experience. Yesterday was unusual;
the food was terrific once again, but the service was atrocious. We have already talked to the general
manager at Saranello's; he was understanding and helpful.

c
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

We had a 7:30 reservation and didn’t get seated until 8:00.

They did give us two appetizers at. I charge but it took almost 30 minutes for the appetizers to be served

T
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love going to Saranello's . The food is great and the best part was that our request for a quiet table for 6 people was honored!!!!
We let the management know how appreciative we were for the QUIET table!!!

w
Chicago
175 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Dinner at Saranello’s was very good. Very comfortable seating. Food was good as was service.

S
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had outstanding service tonight! Our server, David, made our dining experience exceptional. The food was fabulous as well. Our favorite dishes were the calamari, baked chicken parmigiana and the banana tiramisu.
Thank you Saranellos and David for making my daughters birthday a success!

JL
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the prices were very affordable. We thoroughly enjoyed our meals.

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