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About Saranello's

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.

601 North Milwaukee Ave
Wheeling, IL 60690
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Pizzeria

Hours of Operation:


Breakfast: Daily: 6:00am - 11:00am;
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 8:00am - 2:00pm;
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm;
Dinner: Daily: 3:00pm - 12:00am

Cross Street:
Milwaukee and Lake Cook

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(847) 777-6878

Website:
http://www.saranellos.com/

Catering:
Catering for groups from 8 to 250. We will offer a wide array of family style options that are guaranteed to please.

Executive Chef:
Mychael Bonner

Private Party Facilities:
Private dining facilities also are available for holiday parties, business meetings and other gatherings. A larger space accommodates seating for 50 while two smaller dining rooms each offer more intimate settings for 25 guests.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Saranello's Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (60)
Good for Birthdays (56)
Special Occasion (53)
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Casual (49)
Good for Anniversaries (48)
Good for Groups (47)
Authentic (38)
Neighborhood Gem (34)
Comfort Food (32)
Fun (32)
Romantic (31)
Fit for Foodies (29)
Pre/post Theatre (27)
Worth the Drive (27)
Business Meals (27)
Bar Seating (22)
Great for Lunch (20)
Great for Brunch (19)
Cozy (17)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Hot Spot (13)
Notable Wine List (13)
Sunday Lunch (13)
People Watching (12)
Happy Hour (11)
Kid-friendly (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Healthy (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Disabled Access (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Seasonal (4)
Quick Bite (3)
Spicy (3)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 17 hours ago

Able to get a reservation at last minute through
Open table!
Very crowded due to a dance show in the hotel.
Overall- nice experience!

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·Dined 4 days ago

Superb food, good sized portions, and excellent service

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The service was not so good, our calamari appetizer was an embarrassment. The server proceeded to let us know the Chef was having a bad night, he would buy us another one. We were insulted by this comment as anyone could look at it and see the portion was ridiculous. He brought us another appetizer, and when we were finished eating, brought us a third.

Something was off at the restaurant.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Fantastic meal, be sure to try the chicken gardinera, it was great. The service was excellent

Tags: People Watching
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This was a very disappointing meal. The food was mediocre at best (after finding out more than an hour after we sat down that they were out of what 2 of the 4 of us had ordered-- eggplant parm. We were surprised-- not sure I have ever been to an Italian restaurant that ran out of eggpalnt parm.) Service was SLOW and spotty. Well meaning, but was not a well paced meal. Won't be back. Don't think this is a restaurant one goes to for a well prepared meal-- it is more of a big box restaurant.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Love this place- made a reservation for a Saturday night - 5 days prior - requested a booth near the bar. The four of us were celebrating a wedding anniversary and a birthday .We arrived on time and waited at least 20 minutes before we were told our table would not be ready. We asked if there were any other booths available. No dice- we said we would wait and have cocktail at the bar. Took the bartender 15 minutes to acknowledge us. We asked for a wine menu. He never came by to take our order and by that time the maitre d' found us a table. Although the food was delicious I will not chance this place again for a special occasion. Disappointing.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This was our 6th time at this restaurant. The food is always good - excellent. We had a problem with a very badly placed crack on a water glass. The manager was appropriate in his reaction and comped us on drinks. The specials were super, but mispriced by $8 in the billing system. Management took care of this also.
We love this restaurant and will be back.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We were seated on time for our reservation which was great. The server was very nice but we think he had too many tables as we had to wait for several things during our meal.
Everyone liked their food very much. My chicken Parmesan Was excellent.

We will definitely come back again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I have been a frequent diner at this restaurant as the food is consistent, excellent and a good value. However, this was the worst service I have ever received at a LEYE restaurant. They sat us at our reservation time and we waited almost 10 minutes for someone to greet us. I had to grab a busboy to ask where our waiter was. We then placed our drink order with a woman who told us she was doing a favor for her coworker as he was busy...another 10 minutes....our food order was placed and then no one checked in on us if we needed anything almost until the food arrived. After the meal, no one cleared our plates and we received the check before the plates were gone. I mentioned to the waiter that it would be nice to have had the table cleared. He replied, "That's for the bussers...(or something like that)" We left the table with plates and remnants of dinner on the table. Very Bad!

Tags: Happy Hour
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Consistently bad service. They did try to make it right by giving free entrees and free dessert, but super annoying.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food and great staff. The waiter was spot on with his recommendations. It’s always a great dining experience at Saranello’s.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Two of us tried the short ribs entree and really liked it; fork tender. However, our waitress kept asking us if we wanted to order and we felt rushed by her. She also presented the appetizer specials as if they were one appetizer. We ordered and were charged for two separate dishes. She also pushed the expensive entree special which we ignored.
Love the restaurant but won't be seated with that waitress again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 9, 2017

One of my local favorites! Always fresh, consistent , good service.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Waiter forgot one of the entrees. Screwed up one of the salads. Food was lukewarm.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great food, friendly service and great vibe! Definitely recommend!

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Romantic, Business Meals, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 8, 2017

As always, food is delicious. Service was great. It is now our #1 choice for our pre theater dinner.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Casual, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 6, 2017

We are regular diners here food was good, but service was unusually slow. Waiter was not attentive.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Saranello's has always been one of my favorite restaurants. It is our "go to" for special occasions. We have been to the Sunday brunch several times and it's been outstanding. Yesterday was a huge disappointment. The food was cold and/or overcooked. However, our waitress was absolutely amazing and she did everything possible to make our experience better. I will avoid brunch in the future.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We've been a few times before, the food is always good/prepared well. Enjoy meeting friends there or sitting at the bar with family but on this night the service was HORRENDOUS! Arrived early so sat at the bar. Bartenders ran all around; was a busy time but not one said, 'oh, sorry for the wait, I'll be just a moment'. They ran around. avoided eye contact...getting served was delayed. Sat down at table...same thing. Had a waiter, then another woman took over mid-service. It'll be a long time before I feel like going back.

Tags: Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Good food at a reasonable price.
Our server was very attentive and took care of our two birthdays that we celebrated.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We normally enjoy dinner at Saranello's. On this evening, however, the service
was awful. We waited 20 minutes before our water glasses were filled. From that point on, we did not see our server for what felt like an eternity. Finally I went to flag down a manager and
told him that we were being sorely neglected. The manager rudely took our order as if we were
disturbing him. After our salad course was served, we did not see our entrees for almost one hour, at which time my chicken was served lukewarm at best. The entire evening was upsetting. It will be a long time before I go back there.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Very good food choices. Stuffed mushrooms for the app. Rib eyes and the trout for entrees were awesome.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Our service was outstanding. However, the noise and ambience is not my thing. On top of that my wife got the chicken and peppers and the white meat was very dry. She actually could not eat the 2nd piece of white meat. I had the chicken parmagian. They service it on a metal plate. Not only did it smell metallic but tasted that way as well. Recommend they serve it on plate in the future. It will be awhile until we go back.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Staff goes out of their way to make certain total satisfaction is meet. What a great place for food and atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Romantic, Tasting Menu
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Food & service were very good; noisy at times but a fun time. Great place to celebrate a birthday! The lasagna was exceptional!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Fun, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 2, 2017

My husband is on a row. I wanted to cook and he wanted to go to Saranellos. How can service get any better than the last two nights. It did. Jake in management made sure it was a great evening and it was better than great. We had a romantic booth and service by Britt. She was not only delightful, but handled us like guests in her own home. Just beautiful. My husband had a Chardonnay with his steamed Mussels and grilled Octopus with Arugula. I had the Beet salad which he loved too. Then we had the Rib Eye steak with Vesuvio potatoes. He had a Hess Cabernet with the steak. Finally the Pumpkin cheesecake. Amazing dining experience. Thank you Jake and Britt. What a great Birthday weekend! It’s Thursday night.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Tommy, our server was amazing!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Pretty much all of the food was amazing and the service was wonderful. The housemade pasta was to die for, it really does tastes better than regular pasta. I only had a bite of my son's and I'm sorry I didn't order it myself and will have to go back to get it sometime. The brussel sprouts with bacon side dish was excellent and would recommend as a must-have side dish. The only thing I didn't care for was the trout entree. My husband had the salmon, which was so succulent and delicious, but my trout was dry, slightly overcooked and had way too much black pepper on it. I like black pepper as much as the next guy, but it was a little much and all I could taste. Overall it was a great experience and I will definately go back.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

What a huge disappointment. We've been to Saranello's probably a dozen times and have found it adequate if never exceptional. Service was extremely poor, with a half-hour wait for initial drinks to be delivered. Waiter was either new or disinterested; dinner took 2 1/2 hours. But I would never leave a bad review just because of poor service. What was really disturbing was the food. The waiter talked up the nightly special: "Viking" scallops. Three of our party ordered this dish, only to find a plate with copious risotto and a few dinky scallops nestled on top. My plate had 5 scallops; two were quarter-sized and three were nickel-sized. Literally just two good mouthfuls washed down with the abundant risotto. Price: $35. It will be a long, long time before we return to Saranello's.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Food great! Service not so much! Started with no open table reservation for us- which I had made. Then manager wants to seat us at high top in bar - my 85 yr old Mom and 89 yr old Aunt, really?? Do you think they could even manage that or would you risk seating them there? Server did her job but not happily. Thinking this is the training place for Lettuce Entertain You, never have this problem at their other restaurants.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

3 pork chops, chicken maleness, chopped salad. All delicious and Dave provided excellent service. Lovely evening with friends.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Our waitress was knowledgeable and friendly. We sat in a quiet corner booth in the bar so it was nice for conversation. The bread came out warm but we needed to ask for more , we needed to ask for water refills and had to wait for both. My husbands eggplant came cold (and he NEVER complains). My sauce free pizza came hot and good but the runners thought it was an appetizer we were to share. We were worried that the other entrees were not coming --but they did. We were not rushed as we were in the first seating so that was a plus.
Would I go back?? If we were dining with friends who had to go then yes but it would not be my first choice

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on October 26, 2017

It was a wonderful dinner in a beautiful setting!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Everything was very good! Each of us had something different to eat and each person really liked their food. The waiter was great! He was really, really nice, very attentive and did a great job!

Tags: Fun, Healthy, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 25, 2017

This dining experience will be the last for me at Saranello’s. Over the past few months, I’ve dined here with my 3 year old son close to 8-10 times. First few visits were actually nice. Warm hospitality and a accommodating service. Last 3 visits, not great. Why do i comeback? Everyone has a bad day right? The valet guy recognizes from the second we pull in. The experience on the inside totally different. Maitre d / manager, nice enough always shoves us in the bar at a high table in which we receive very indifferent and poor service. Does this make sense? No bread and olive oil, sometimes no silverware, no water. Why do we have to ask for these basic offerings? Oh, probably because it’s a dad and a 3 year old. The 6 top of business guys next to us gets good service because the check is seemingly more money per guest? Timing not good on food, drink and over all poor experience. I will not come back. Please let your valet guy know we thank him for the warm hospitality. At least he pays attention.

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

The best part was our amazing server!! Absolute perfection!

Tags: People Watching, Hot Spot, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Celebrating 50th birthday

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food was delicious. Service was great!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We went this visit for our daughter's anniversary celebration. Our table had a flower centerpiece and our server immediately wished a happy anniversary as she approached the table. The calamari and bruschetta were delicious. The eggplant parm was light and flavvorful. The chicken lim one and chicken with sausage and peppers were also enjoyed.
The restaurant went out of their way to create a wonderful, memorable evening.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Authentic, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Late-night Find
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 20, 2017

The food was mediocre at best. The calamari and shrimp were overcooked. The linguine dish was simply too rich. It tasted good, but I couldn't eat much because it was so rich. Our wine was very good and the bread and olive oil were excellent. Dinner arrived before we finished our salad and appetizer. Ambiance was very nice.

Tags: People Watching
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