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The food and the service were outstanding. The salad was so fresh and my salmon dish was THE best. We will be going back at least once a month. Great Restaurant!!
Server was excellent, attentive, and didn't quibble about my ordering a starter as an entree. We have been here before and always find good food and decent prices. This time the polenta I had was too salty. Otherwise everything else was fine.
The food was bland even the salad. We both ordered from the specials menu, not special. The soup of the day was tasty.
Very good food and enjoyable ambiance for conversation- three of us shared a pizza and two entrees. All were delicious. Service was pleasant, competent and patient.
Friday evening, 7:30. Restaurant about half-full. We liked the open feel of the dining room. Service was very good. Prices are less than comparable area restaurants.
Their house version of a Manhattan is called a "ryes up." Good cocktail but, in my opinion, should have been served with a cherry. Portions are generous. Food was good -- but some misses. The grilled mozzarella and prosciutto appetizer picked up the flavor of the grill and tasted burnt. My wife like the special, stuffed chicken breast entree. I had the special swordfish and calamari entree. Swordfish was perfectly cooled - but the calamari was tough and chewy.
Disappointing first visit but we'll try them again.
Great space, good food, good service. Definitely in our dining rotation.
I’m not the biggest fan of Italian food, maybe because I always feel too full with all the pasta. Not a problem here, with at least 6 choices of salads. I had the Brussels sprouts salad with goat cheese and not only was it delicious and satisfying (great portions!) but we were served within 5 minutes of ordering, on a Friday night! The ambiance was great for kids, we had 4 in our party and they colored all over they paper on the table after they finished with their kiddie page. I also had then minestrone soup and the veggies in it were SO fresh. Everyone at the table loved what they ordered. My husband had the butternut squash ravioli and I stole a taste and the sauce it was in was so flavorful.
Plus on tons of vegetarian choices, good for kids, good value and great food.
This was a great choice for a Monday night. Uncrowded, quiet. Good service, excellent food and wine, no rush. Everyone was happy.
Great food and great staff never disappointed. we have taken many friend for dinner and they love 225.
Great menu, including gluten free options. Service is excellent, handled a group of 11 very well.
Only one suggestion: very few, if any, single malt scotch selections from the bar.
Great service and food!
Easy to get Valentines reservation on Open Table app. Great dinner, great service
Despite making reservations, we had to wait 10-15 minutes to get a table. They said they're reservations were all backed up. They had a special going on for V day, with very reasonable prices. Food was decent, but nothing to rave about. The ambiance and service were great. Another nice perk, they wrapped our wine bottle to go since we didn't finish.
Excellent food, wine, ambience and service. One of my favorite restaurants.
Food here is really really good. Service is a bit slow but friendly and helpful. My kids really like this place also and it is one of the only places they both agree on. I'm a fan.
The food was fantastic and our server was wonderful. From fish to pasta everything was excellent. I had asked for a round table if available and they delivered on that as well. We will definitely be returning.
Our server, Sam, was awesome. She’s great with kids, fun & professional personality & on top of everything. Great service & food!
Outstanding food and service!
We alway love the place great food and great service The meals alway have an extra touch that makes them different for other restaurants
Every time we bring someone new they comeback with other friends.
Disclaimer: I cook a lot and have very high standards but this is in my village so decided to try it. Pleasantly surprised at the food. 4/6 entrees were very flavorful including gluten-free options. Steamed mussels and chicken special were delicious! Gnocchi with short rib was very salty but tasty. Gluten-free linguini with Frutti di mare was spectacular when paired with Montepuliciano wine.
Enjoyed our dinner as always. Busy New Years Eve but everyone seemed to be having a great time and enjoying the food and service. One of our favorite local spots to eat.
My wife and I went there for New Year's Eve dinner. They had a fixed menu. The food was adequate but not great. Service was fine. The price was less than other places we were looking for dinner but the food was lacking also.
The food and service never disappoint. So lucky to have this gem close to home.
My daughter and I went to Trattoria 225 for Christmas Eve dinner. Luckily, we made a reservation, because everyone in the neighborhood seemed to have the same idea. Despite the fact that the restaurant was full, we had impeccable service and the food was outstanding. We will definitely return.
Always love eating here! Never a bad meal!! The service is friendly and quick and they are kid-friendly!
The food was really salty and doesn’t taste fresh. The meat in the spaghetti was tough and very dry. Horrible!
Always a great place to dine
the bartender makes the best perfect rob roys in town.
The food and service is consistently good!
My wife and I have only been to Trattoria 225 a few times. Each time we have dined it has been a wonderful experience. The food and service has always been great. We had the BLT and Three Little Pigs pizza on our last visit which were very good along with some Querceto Chianti. We will keep coming back knowing that we will have a great time. This is a neighborhood gem!
We love 225. It’s been a local favorite for years. This last visit I had the Halibut special and it was the best piece of fish I’ve ever had in a restaurant. The servers are consistently great, and the noise level allows you to have a nice conversation.
Comfortable ambiance. Great find and convenient for us. Downtown quality restaurant in a neighborhood location. We'll be back.
My pizza (3 Little Pigs) was terrific while my wife's baked penne was very good. Our server was wonderful: attentive without being intrusive.
I really enjoy the decor and noise level of this spot. Kudos to the owner who is involved, not just a passive observer.
Trattoria 225 is now firmly among our family's go-to neighborhood restaurants!
The server, actually not the waitress, was kind of clumsy. He would come and pour water, and drip it all over. When serving the bread in a bag, he placed it on top of the dish with oil and cheese! He definitely needs some additional training. He appears to be a high school kid, and maybe, just maybe would need that training.
This Italian restaurant is great because they offer options beyond the typical spaghetti + bolognese. The atmosphere feels very “neighborhood restaurant” which is great. The service was meh- my party was never offered a wine list and the waiter disappeared for quite a long time between dinner and dessert. But overall I quite liked this restaurant and I think I’m likely to return.
Nice but quiet Trattoria, we ended up sitting at the bar and dining which was preferred. Fairly quiet but food was very good. Mussels and rustic pizza were satisfying. Limited wine selection. Overall a great place to visit, very comfortable.
I love the ambiance of this restaurant. It is warm and comfortable. My husband and I usually go here for pizza , salad and a nice bottle of wine and we sit at the bar. Dave the bartender is very personable. The owner is very nice and the servers are always very helpful. At this visit we sat in the dining room and ordered dinner. Unfortunately the meal was not amazing. We started with the shrimp romesco, which was delicious. The kitchen staff was also very helpful to make us a special meatless appetizer for our daughter who is vegetarian. The linguine and clam sauce was very bland and the chicken dinner that my husband was very juicy but had no flavor. The bottom line: stick to the pizza and appetizers and enjoy a cozy night out.
Really good place for a group - has something delicious for everyone. Everything tasted great. Salads came with entrees. Attentive service. Hosts were happy to see us. It's been awhile since we came here - we will be back again soon.
Trattoria 225 is my favorite Italian restaurant in Oak Park. The prices are reasonable, portions are ample, and the food is well-prepared. One of my favorite dishes is the Shrimp Risotto which was creamy, just the way I like it. You cannot go wrong with any of the specials. My father enjoyed the Stuffed Chicken Special. Thank you, Lex for your fine service.
Wonderful place for a family gathering. Our group of 10 thoroughly enjoyed each of the appetizers, main courses and desserts. Excellent and attentive service. A genuine neighborhood gem!