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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
food

4.4

service

4.1

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (62)
Good for Birthdays (59)
Good for a Date (59)
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Good for Groups (46)
Good for Anniversaries (45)
Casual (42)
Comfort Food (36)
Business Meals (32)
Neighborhood Gem (31)
Authentic (28)
Romantic (27)
Pre/post Theatre (26)
Cozy (23)
Great for Lunch (23)
Creative Cuisine (23)
Fun (21)
Bar Seating (20)
Great for Brunch (19)
Notable Wine List (18)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Seasonal (13)
Happy Hour (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Kid-friendly (11)
Hot Spot (9)
People Watching (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Healthy (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Great Beer (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Vegan (2)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

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

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·Dined 2 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!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Casual, Romantic, Comfort Food
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·Dined 4 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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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 4 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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

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

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 4 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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

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

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 5 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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·Dined 5 days ago

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

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

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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 (Chicago)·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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 (Chicago)·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.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Fantastic restaurant and had a wonderful anniversary celebration

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·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).

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Poor service. Mediocre food. Restaurant is slipping.

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vip
 (Chicago)·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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vip
 (Chicago)·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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 7, 2018

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

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Great Food Great Service makes for a great combination.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·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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vip
 (Chicago)·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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 (Chicago)·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.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·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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 (Chicago)·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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Food was amazing and so was our server Jamie. However the host at the front door, tall Caucasian red head lady was not nice at all. She completely ignored my husband and I when she saw someone she knew.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Amazing cucumber martini w/ a zip of citrus. Braised Beef Ravioli is a favorite dish.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Great location and ambiance. We enjoyed our business lunch. Food was delicious and service is always impeccable. I recommend this restaurant for any occasion.

Tags: Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

It would be beneficial to have some training for servers on how to bring out birthday treats - as a surprise. :) I also had to get up a couple of times to grab a water pitcher and refill it for our table.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

The brunch is a hidden gem. We love it. We have treated three different groups of friends- all love it. PS everyone is so very welcoming.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Arrived 45 min before reservation, extremely busy and disorganized. We were prepared to wait, checked in and went to bar. Hostesses were running around screaming guest names to seat vs having the right technology to let guest know tables are ready. Reservation time arrived and was not seated, when we inquired we were told table was getting ready,would be seated within minutes. 20 minutes passed and nothing! Manager tried to fix issue after we started physically walking out which we appreciate however we will not go back anytime soon

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

While we enjoyed the food that we eventually got, service was extremely slow and erratic. It took way too long for us all to get glasses of water, then our drinks were not brought out together. The salads came at the same time as the main course. And, they were out of chocolate ice cream. Rich Melman would not have been pleased.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food and service were impeccable. The best fettuccine pasta I ever had.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Very good food and drinks; waiter was attentive to a fault, especially for a busy Saturday night. Have dined here a few times and will continue to do so and recommend this restaurant to folks who ask.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We are always happy with Lettuce restaurants. They know how to train staff. Food always delicious and well presented and atmosphere very pleasant. Disappointed with my dish for first time ever. Ordered Zupe de Pesce which I expected to be a fish/seafood stew/soup. It was mostly a pasta dish. Very light on the seafood, a lot of pasta, and no broth or saucey base.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I think they did great by accommodating our last minute party of 6, originally it was suppose to be for a table of 2. We did not have to wait and was immediately seated. Our server was ok, I believe we could have received a bit better service, but my mom was enjoying and her birthday so we stayed and glad we did because the food was really good! I totally recommend the trout ! It was fantastic! Great ambiance and dinner crowd was busy a sign of good food!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

late lunch probably was not the best choice, the place was somewhat slow and understaffed, took us about 2 hours to lunch.
The choices for family style meals became quite limited, too.
But still, the ambiance and overall experience OK

Tags: Business Meals, Kid-friendly
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