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Saranello's

4.3
2661 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Pizzeria
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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
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Phone number
(847) 777-6878
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Mychael Bonner
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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.
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Catering
Catering for groups from 8 to 250. We will offer a wide array of family style options that are guaranteed to please.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Milwaukee and Lake Cook
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2661 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.1
service
4.3
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JohnW 
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Been several times. Literally everything has been great.

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vipbarb (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

We were a party of 7 celebrating a friend's birthday. We chose the pre-theater menu and it was excellent. Our server was friendly, patient and very helpful. We will definitely return to Saranellos.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Pasta made in-house. Excellent food and service. Consistently good.

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LauraG 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

we love Saranello's and eat there quite a bit. Our server this time, Deb was really amazing and went above and beyond!

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KimmiG (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Saranellos has a wonderful ambience. Cozy yet fun. We love it.

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MonicaR 
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

Even with reservation we waited 25 minutes. Our table was right in the walkway close to front door. Food was Good but the whole experience was rushed. You shouldn’t book more than you can handle.

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Anne (Chicago)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

It was very noisy but that’s to be expected on a Saturday night. A little mix up with the order but food was all good as usual.

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vippnkinmom (Chicago)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

1st time .. host was very accommodating, our play ran late and we changed reservation but was still late.. seated us immediately.. special was swordfish my favorite.. was a little raw but still very good.. spinach was cold.. didn't realize everything was ala carte.. will be back

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
2.0  Dined 6 days ago

Had to send spaghetti and meatballs because it was too spicy. Ordered ravioli which came luke warm

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vipOpensesam (Chicago)
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

We had an enjoyable dinner. Good food good service but this is the second time we visited a lettuce entertainment restaurant wherein the waitress said she’d issue our points and we left our receipts there. I get home check online and nothing gets posted. I can’t go back but I think the servers say this to get an extra tip. They said both times they’ll add extra bonus points for us and then they didn’t do anything.
Is this a scam the servers do I’ve learned next time to keep my receipt and check the balance on it

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vipMilky (Chicago)
3.0  Dined 7 days ago

Food average however the service was terrible. Hesitant to go back.

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vipdailydiner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

First time I ordered from the happy hour menu. How delicious and what a bargain. The mussels were exceptionally good. We tried them in red and white sauce. The fried calamari is a standout as well.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

The food is absolutely marvelous, but it took an hour for our entree

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Went for my birthday dinner. Started off with unwrapping my napkin and silverware and saw icky stuff on the forks. Brought it to the attention of our server and he removed it all. We took advantage of the pre-theater deal and that was perfect! Lots of choices in each of the three categories. I had to ask for a new set of tools and napkin, as I didn’t get a replacement.I picked a salad while my husband picked soup. I had whitefish and he had trout. Both of us were quite satisfied. Good portions, hot and wonderful side dishes. For dessert, I opted for the chocolate marscapone pie and he got vanilla gelato. A great combo. Beverages were closely monitored so we were never without. We enjoyed our meal!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We've been to Saranellos many times. This Valentines Day was a bit disappointing. A large 8 top table was crammed into an area designed for 4 and is was subsequently very crowded in that area. The servers could not really get around and would bump into our chairs. In addition the rest rooms were not very clean. Food was great, but the other points put a damper on the evening.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
1.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

We sat in a both in the bar area and it was much quieter. Our server Jane was terrific. The food was delicious.

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BQSQ (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

The eggplant parmigiana was excellent! Our waiter JR was fantastic! JR recommended steak prepared with peppers and sausage which is not shown on the menu. This was delicious and we will order next time we go to Saranello’s.

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CynthiaR (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Fantastic restaurant and had a wonderful anniversary celebration

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

We did brunch and it was very good! did not know they had a brunch. Others times I have been there it has been for dinner (very good as well).

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vipexercisedaily (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

We went on a Friday evening after local schools had been cancelled because of snow. I mention this as it was beyond crowded. Apparently whether you lived locally and wanted to head out, or were a guest at the hotel for a girls dance competition, you were at Saranello's at 7pm. I have never seen it so crowded. The staff was weeded but after we sat down our server was beyond attentive and our food came quickly and was delicious. I would go back, but will call first for crowd control.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Poor service. Mediocre food. Restaurant is slipping.

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vipcindyh (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Only problem with this place is the cost of drinks. Mixed drinks are expensive and we like to have a few. Otherwise the food comes out hot and plentiful. Need to work on your drink pricing

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Great meal for a weeknight. We wanted to use our bonus gift cards and had a wonderful evening.

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vipLucy2mason (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Great service, food and ambiance. Nice value for pre theater dining

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Anonymous (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Great Food Great Service makes for a great combination.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

We really enjoy the food! It’s always good & they staff goes out of their way to make dining here a pleasant experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Food was fair at best. Ordered Chicken Vesuvio. The chicken had zero flavor. Roasted pot. were hard and had no flavor either.
Ordered 2 glasses of wine and 2 cokes at bar before being seated. With tip...$40. Rip-off.

Will never go back to this restaurant. Has gone downhill over the last year or so....much like many Lettuce restarants.

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AngN (Chicago)
1.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

First time at this location and was not impressed at all. it took about 30 minutes to get our drinks the booth next to us that was seated way after got theirs before us (same waitress for both tables) and had their order taken before us as well. We had to wave over a manager to take our order because our waitress kept passing up our table.

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vipFamilydiner (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

We had to wait a very little NB time for our food- close to an hour. The waitress kept forgetting things and forgetting to do things she promised. The broccoli rabe was vile.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

We always enjoy our meal at Saranellos The biggest problem is the noise level making it difficult to carry on a conversation

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