Trattoria 225

4.5
318 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Trattoria 225 is a full service restaurant and bar featuring rustic Italian dining. We offer wood-fired pizza, fresh salads, house-made pastas and a variety of artisan gelato. We strongly believe in supporting local producers and using organic products whenever possible. Our entire menu is available Gluten Free including our signature pizzas.

Our mission is simple... to provide you, your family and friends with a fantastic, affordable meal that incorporates quality, organic, local and sustainable products in a space that is warm, inviting and fun.

We look forward to seeing you.
What 318 People Are Saying
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JJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!!

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W
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

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TT
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

The food was bland even the salad. We both ordered from the specials menu, not special. The soup of the day was tasty.

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JW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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OT
Chicago
170 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

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.

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ES
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great space, good food, good service. Definitely in our dining rotation.

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SV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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GP
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a great choice for a Monday night. Uncrowded, quiet. Good service, excellent food and wine, no rush. Everyone was happy.

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j
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great staff never disappointed. we have taken many friend for dinner and they love 225.

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OP
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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OT
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and food!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easy to get Valentines reservation on Open Table app. Great dinner, great service

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A
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

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.

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MB
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, wine, ambience and service. One of my favorite restaurants.

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a
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

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.

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c
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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n
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Sam, was awesome. She’s great with kids, fun & professional personality & on top of everything. Great service & food!

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M
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service!

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j
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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VS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

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.

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RJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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.

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JS
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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JL
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service never disappoint. So lucky to have this gem close to home.

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g
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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JC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love eating here! Never a bad meal!! The service is friendly and quick and they are kid-friendly!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

The food was really salty and doesn’t taste fresh. The meat in the spaghetti was tough and very dry. Horrible!

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j
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great place to dine

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m
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the bartender makes the best perfect rob roys in town.
The food and service is consistently good!

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TS
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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KL
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Comfortable ambiance. Great find and convenient for us. Downtown quality restaurant in a neighborhood location. We'll be back.

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MS
Key West
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

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OT
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Trattoria 225 is now firmly among our family's go-to neighborhood restaurants!

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R
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

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.

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SN
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

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.

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OT
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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.

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SM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

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.

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C
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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TB
New York Area
138 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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OT
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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