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Tony Spavones

4.3
232 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem

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Where Tony Spavone travels, music cannot be too far behind. Tony Spavone's Ristorante is proof enough. Food is served - excellent food, infact-but music is also a star on the menu. Spavone's restaurant is one of the few in Chicagoland where the owner regularly serenades his guests with a song; where a restaurant full of people cheerfully sing along to whatever tune catches their fancy; where a roomful of diners routinely gets up to form a giant conga line.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Italian
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(630) 529-3154
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Business Casual
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4.3based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.2
service
4.1
ambience
4.1
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Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on April 30, 2017

The food was very good and the price reasonable for what you got. The waiter was enjoyable. The only negative was that the restaurant didn't have my reservation which I booked through Open Table and it was for 10 people. Good thing they weren't busy.

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2017

It was our first time there. The service started off slow but the owner noticed and sent over a waitress. I am hoping that she was new because she wasn't the best. Very slow to bring things and kept trying to take our dishes that we were still using. She only had two tables so hopefully she is new or just having an off night. The owner sings through out the evening. It was pretty loud in there due to a couple large parties that sang along. We did not mind that but would not suggest if you want a more intimate type dinner. The food was Delicious with the exception of the arancini balls. They were pretty dry, definitely have had better. The portions were large. We would definitely go back if we are in that area again.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2017

Food was good as always. The server was mediocre at best. We had to repeat ourselves many times. She asked 2 at our table what they would like as a side and listed the sides but didn't bother mentioning they were extra. Both were chicken dishes and each time we'd been prior we were not charged extra for our side dishes on chicken dinners. Now I got pasta and knew my meatballs would be more but not for the chicken giambotta or the chicken frances. When I asked her about it she said she told us they would be an upcharge but she didn't nor did she offer to take the fee off. Poor service on her part, highly disappointed!!

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2017

Can't say enough good things about this place . The folks working are the nicest and the service is great as is the food. My wife and very good friend enjoy neck bones and Tuesday they have a special - they were very meaty and the gravy was very good. The baked clams and fried calamari also were well prepared as was the lamb chops which I had. Next time get the full order for eight chops ! Asked to be away from the door entrance and the table selected was perfect.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2017

What a great restaurant. Good food and great entertainment. My whole family enjoys hearing Tony sing!

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2017

Been coming to Tony's for almost 20 years, but haven't been here in a few years. This was the first time I was honestly a little disappointed.
The food is outstanding, and it's a definite attraction when Tony comes by to sing live! Service was always great too... which is why I am a bit disappointed.
The pricing for the food has gone up, which stands to reason service would go upscale too. But the food took way too long, and server couldn't remember who got what. We had some kids with us, and they were absolutely starving by the time their food came... which happened to be the last meals to arrive. Have you heard hungry, crabby kids before? The server only came by twice to check on us in a two hour span, and when we ordered some cokes, she brought them out and set them down at one end of the table. We had to pass them down ourselves.
I have to assume she is a bit new to this job, and even with these small problems, I love this restaurant, and I'd still give them another try!

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2017

Red meat sauce was very disappointing....it also drowned out the pasta.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2017

My group went to a play and then came to Tony's Spavon's for dinner. They were one of the few restaurants in the area who accommodate our group of 15.
Always the best food and service.
My wife and I have been coming here for twenty five years.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2017

Wonderful staff, service and food. But the best was Tony himself visiting our table, interacting and serenading our group! Will definitely go back and one of the best, most authentic restaurants I've been to in a while!!

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2017

Just love this place. Good and service are equally outstanding.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2016

Great food and fun for New Years Eve celebration! Dancing, live band, and of course, Tony singing.

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2016

Have been here numerous times over the tears. Have booked several special family gatherings, birthday parties, etc. They are very accommodating in helping plan special occasions and never disappointed. Tony is always happy to sing at the parties as he is during the evening dinner hour. Reasonably priced, good menu & food is good. Some things are great and some average so I have to rate it as good. Great atmosphere for special occasions and to impress friends & associates. Having Tony sing to your wife, mother, or any special guest is priceless.
We will continue going there and I would recommend it.

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3.0Dined on December 31, 2016

They had trouble finding the reservation from open table. Once they did find them, we were not given menus right away when we sat down. The food was good. The baked claims a little too oily. The Calamari was good. The pasta sauce was ok - not great.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2016

Great place to eat and listen to tony sing!! Never know who you will meeet there!

#1 on our list.

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3.0Dined on December 24, 2016

IT is usually a lot better, the food was not the best, two meals had to go back. ONE meal came 20 minutes after the others and it was suppose to have a cream sauce and it came out with a red sauce.cI Think because it was Christmas eve they did not have enough people working with such a large crowd, would not recommend going on a holiday

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2016

Great food & lovely room for a co-workers retirement luncheon.
We will be back!

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4.0Dined on November 19, 2016

Enjoyed the singing and atmosphere of a true Italian restaurant. Good food, perfect angel hair. Overall experience was good enough to plan on coming back.

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3.0Dined on November 18, 2016

We're local and hit Tony's once every couple of months. I think the quality of the food is very good and the menu is broad. Service varies according to how busy they are - Friday and Saturday are obviously biggies. The entertainment (Tony) is fun and the crowd gets into it. Occasionally , there is some small time name that sings a couple of songs to add to the festivities. All in all, a nice fun meal. Not the place for a quite or romantic dinner.

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4.0Dined on November 12, 2016

Be sure to ask the prices of specials. We forgot to, and though the food was very good we had an unpleasant surprise when we got the bill.

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5.0Dined on November 6, 2016

Excellent foods as always. Great service and ambiance. Dining here is always a treat.

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5.0Dined on November 4, 2016

This was my first time to the restaurant and the atmosphere, food and service were outstanding! I already booked Christmas Eve with the rest of my family here. We truly enjoyed the food and the experience!

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4.0Dined on November 3, 2016

We love it at Tony's . Feels like home and the food is always fantastic!

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5.0Dined on October 17, 2016

I have been coming here for years. I love the food and the service! Mitch is great! customer for life!

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5.0Dined on October 12, 2016

An all time favorite that has maintained its high standards over the years. The food is excellent and the staff is always friendly and helpful. Whether for lunch or dinner, they always exceed expectations!

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5.0Dined on September 24, 2016

Great food. And entertainment enjoyable.

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5.0Dined on September 17, 2016

We celebrated my parents 61st anniversary - was their first time there and they DEFINITELY want to return. The Drifters was a nice surprise ! Food , service and atmosphere was excellent ! Well done!

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4.0Dined on September 7, 2016

Awesome food and service! Great choice to celebrate my husband's birthday!

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5.0Dined on August 29, 2016

As always outstanding meal no rush sat for three hours.
Always a pleasure

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4.0Dined on August 6, 2016

We enjoy this restaurant, but it can get a bit loud when Tony and others begin singing. Actually, that's kind of cool and make this place a bit unique. But the main dining room is fairly large and wide open, so that can contribute to higher noise levels due to many table conversations.

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3.0Dined on July 23, 2016

Great neighborhood restaurant with a long history, great food and friendly staff. While we enjoyed our experience, the wait staff was assigned too many tables with several large parties so us parties or 2 or 3 were often neglected.

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3.0Dined on July 1, 2016

Lasagna was cold. Rest of the good was good. Service was very good. Girl was polite and very nice.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2016

We all had a wonderful time and the food was fantastic!

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2016

Food was very good. Great appetizers, and the entrees were very good. Lots of choices. Service was also very good.

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2016

The music was great. The vocalist was the hit of the evening (along with the food)

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3.0Dined on May 27, 2016

The music was way too loud - could hardly talk to one another.

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2016

My wife and I accidentally discovered this place on a Friday evening. Boy were we thrilled and excited by our find. We took our close friends to this place on my wife's birthday and they were thrilled too.

Tony is an amazing vocalist and keeps the whole place rocking with his tunes. We also had one of his staffs also sing a few songs and boy were they rocking. Love the service and the food is out of the world.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2016

My husband and I always enjoy the ambience at Spavones. It's not to many places you can go where the owner sings to you, and Tony does it well. The food is excellent and the service is great as well.

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3.0Dined on May 7, 2016

Average. Had reservation & was seated promptly. Service slower than in past. Food luke warm

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4.0Dined on April 30, 2016

a unique delight where the genuinely welcoming serenades of the owner provide complementing backdrop for well executed italian-american favorite dishes.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2016

We went to Tony's for my fathers 100th birthday on April 1st. Our waiter Mitchell was a gem. Very attentive and he had some great stories about Chicago. The food was excellent as always. Everything was ready for this s when we arrived. The portions are very generous. Tony sang to my Dad which was so nice. I will be going back again when we go to visit my Dad.

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