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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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
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4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

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Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (57)
Special Occasion (56)
Good for Birthdays (54)
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Good for Groups (44)
Good for Anniversaries (43)
Casual (40)
Comfort Food (35)
Business Meals (31)
Neighborhood Gem (31)
Fun (27)
Pre/post Theatre (26)
Romantic (26)
Cozy (26)
Authentic (24)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Great for Lunch (21)
Bar Seating (20)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Great for Brunch (17)
Notable Wine List (17)
Worth the Drive (17)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Kid-friendly (12)
People Watching (12)
Happy Hour (11)
Hot Spot (11)
Seasonal (10)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Healthy (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Food was fabulous as always! Waitress helpful and attentive.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Our server, Patti, made the evening special every step of the way! We were celebrating a “50” Anniversary & all the suggestions , from wine on were wonderful.!
Food was great & they didn’t rush us al all. Took pictures for us, too!!!

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·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent Brunch! All you can eat buffet, flavored mimosa, and excellent service. I thought it was a great touch that the server offered to create a Mimosa for us with the assortment of flavors/ purees they have. If the food didn't speak for itself, she offered great suggestions.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

great Sunday buffet. there were many parties going on the day we were there but the staff replenished the food constantly and always fresh. great mimosas which was included in the price. staff professional and courteous. I don't think there is abetter place for a Sunday brunch (buffet style) in the north suburbs

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·Dined 4 days ago

Great dinner and they put us in a side room which was perfect. Very busy but we were never made to feel rushed. Awesome waiter, great drinks, great food!

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Waited 30 minutes with a reservation. Waited 30 minutes for soup, entree arrived before soup. Very “unlettuce” like experience.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Saranello's is a solid option for fresh, flavorful Italian food and friendly attentive service. Vegetarians only have a handful of options: 1 pasta dish, eggplant parmesan, a pizza and salad.

Dining room is large and open with many tables, so it's not a quiet, intimate environment. Bathrooms are inconveniently located at the far side of the restaurant and up a long, narrow stairway - unusual for a newer suburban location.

I've eaten there with many others and everyone always enjoys the food and has a good time. I'll continue to be a repeat customer!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Server was just there to take order, ordered appetizer and took over a half an hour. Manager did come by and explain delay, but was still charged for it. Also, I wanted to replace my potato for another vegetable when I ordered it, I was give the vegetable charged for it, and I still had the potato on my plate I didn't want. This visit was disappointing. Not sure if I will return.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Great food and excellent service too !

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on January 7, 2018

While overall our experience was very good, the restaurant was very warm. In fact it was uncomfortably warm. Management didn’t seem interested in the issue. It put a damper on what otherwise was a pleasant experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

They never disappoint. Great food (home made pasta, scallops, chicken parm), superb service and comfortable atmosphere.

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food was not terrible. Service was a little too enthusiastic. Tables are a little too close together.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great food and great service. Their eggplant Parmesan is the best round.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We had great service and wonderful food. I ordered off the menu and my wife did a order from scratch with the chef. We were not disappointed. Our server was top notch and we had a drink at the bar ahead of our meal. Just overall great service.

Tags: Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 5, 2018

My friend and I had been to Saranello's before and really enjoyed it. The service was excellent and so was the food. This most recent visit was beyond disappointing. Horrible service and attitude from our server. We ordered a glass of wine and my glass had lipstick residue on it. We didn't bother with ordering food. We left and ate at another restaurant. Definitely expect better from a LEYE restaurant.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 4, 2018

A Thursday night and every table taken. Saranello’s is very, very good. On the spur of the moment we decided to go to Saranello’s. It was outstanding. The moment we walked in and we were greeted by Nate, Mark and Matt. Service by Brittney. It doesn’t get much better. The beginning of another outstanding dining experience. We started with the warm, crusty bread and delicious oil. We love the grill Calamari with arugula. My husband asked for more arugula to go with the calamari. It was there in a blink of a eye. Then a cup of Minestrone soup that we shared. Just to have a taste. I had the Burrata cheese ravioli and he had the House Favorite Pork Chop with apples and pomegranates. Add a side of the grilled Brussels Sprouts and you have perfection. For dessert the Creme Brûlée with berries. Outstanding dining experience. The crowd around us were happy and we felt the same way.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Great!! Service and food excellent!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We spent New Years Eve dining here and everything was top notch as usual!!!
Awesome place!!!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Authentic, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Bar Seating, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Casual, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Cozy, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We were greeted and seated immediately upon arrival (we had a reservation). Our server was beyond spectacular. We wanted to order a bottle of wine and despite how busy it was (New Years Eve) he brought our table a glass of each for us to taste. He was prompt, friendly, and tentative. The food was delicious and the pasta was to die for. I will be back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Casual, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great food and great, friendly service in a nice atmosphere. One of the best restaurants on the north show

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Always great service and food is consistently good

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fun, Hot Spot
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

That was the Best brunch I have been to in years! Food was hot! Many dishes to choose from! Variety was just spot on! And the employees where very happy and helpful. Plus the bonus of mimosa’s topped it off

Tags: Romantic, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent champagne brunch! We will go again. Food was delicious and servers were very friendly!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Casual family dinner easy atmosphere great drinks solid menu enjoyable easy area option.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Paleo Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Light flavorful eggplant parmigiana. Delicious short ribs. Really great, consistent neighborhood restaurant. We highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Another great meal, started out with the stuffed mushroom caps. Had the eggplant parmesan, ricotta and spinach gnocchi, whitefish, and the special bacon stuffed scallops. Everything was delicious, but there were only 3 scallops for a 28 dollar serving. That is not good. The warm apple crostada and bamboloni desserts were excellent as well. Service was spotty, had to ask multiple times for bread and olive oil. Not as great an experience as we have had in prior visits.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We just ate at Saranello’s on Friday and my husband wanted to go back Saturday. He loves Saranello’s. Especially with Brittney and Jake. I’ll agree with him. Their service is the best of any restaurant I’ve ever been to in Chicago and many other cities. Last night Michael came over and said hello. We love his food and the concept of his restaurant. My husband and I enjoyed the moment. We started with grilled squid and arugula with that delicious dressing. I had the Pork Chop with apples and pomegranate and he had the Scallops with bacon surrounded by sweet potato purée and Brussels sprouts. We shared our entrees. Incredibly delicious. For dessert we had gelato with fresh berries. Perfect dining experience. Saranello’s was full of life and looked beautiful.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Always great food. We were disappointed that at 5:45 when there was plenty of seating in the main dining room we were seated in the bar area. Because of the freezing temps, every time the door to the restaurant was opened we felt an arctic blast. I sat with my winter coat on during the meal and even mentioned to the waitress that it was freezing. Not a single managercame over to check or ask us if we were ok.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

So good. Food and service. Don’t miss the Eggplant Parmigiana or the potato gnocchi with tomato vodka sauce. To die for. They pour a nice drink too.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great spot for a little Italian treat. Fresh home made pasta adds to the quality of the dish. Crispy calamari which was nice and crispy with a kick. The meat balls are some of the best I have ever had - good and meaty!

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We were a family of seven that went to Saranello's to celebrate a special occasion. A small private room was available for us, which turned out great.

Our waiter was awesome. He was friendly, polite and very attentive to our needs. His suggestions led us to the group family-style dining, which is an incredible bargain for the quality and quantity of what everyone had.

Food was excellent and prepared very well.

Great food, great time, great place to go.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The food was excellent, the service was fantastic and the ambiance was very good. The banana tiramisu was amazing The staff was so kind to our granddaughter who is 4 1/2. It was our 47th anniversary and we hope to do 48 there too

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We had a new server whose name is Dino. Very good addition to Saranello’s. Very prompt and knowledgeable. We started with the bread. I don’t say this too often, the fresh bread is so good. Next a delicious salad and bowl of Minestrone soup. Delicious. Chicken parmigiana with a side of angel hair pasta. Very delicious. We have to share the entree because it’s huge. Just a outstanding restaurant at a excellent price.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Just a little bit loud for our crowd...but we did have a lovely evening. Good food and wine with friends.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Amazingly clean and I speak of what people don’t always look at.
Service was attentive and food was excellent

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Decent food, somewhat cold sitting near the door. Low key atmosphere.

Tags: Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2017

It was Christmas Eve but we had a 7:45 pm reservation and the restaurant was not overly crowded. BUT, we waited for over 45 minutes for our meal and I could tell that other tables were experiencing the same issue. Our waitress was VERY NICE and did her best, but I suspect the issue was in the kitchen where they must have been understaffed. We have been to Saranello's several times including a Christmas eve 3 years ago ( when our experience was much better ) but given the frequent misses I have experienced -especially as of late, I doubt I will be coming back.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Very disappointed with the food and service. Food served was cold. Chicken with the chopped was not edible. Fish served was very ordinary and potatoes were full of butter. We dine frequently at Lettuce Entertain You restaurants and this definitely did not measure up to the standard we have been accustomed to.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

THE FOOD AND SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT AND ESPECIALLY THE PORK CHOP

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Food was really good with good choices and the service was very good and served at a good pace.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays
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