Trattoria 225

4.6
372 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 372 people are saying
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vipArmand909
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved the food. KAYA the waitress was awesome. We loved the food. The only thing is that we did not see any entrees or food items with chicken. Other then that, great gem in oak park.👍🏻

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MsBaconLady
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been dining here for years and they've really taken a lot of steps to help guests feel safe and comfortable.

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Superb
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service at the bar, excellent service at the table. A great experience overall!!!

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vipjoeyg
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and service. Sam is a great server

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vipSmrruiz
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed outdoor dining and great vending.

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vipDarius
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really outstanding food and superb service.

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vipMetroGirl23
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Socially distanced tables indoors. One of my favorite places.

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KevinB
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious! Great ambiance and our server was great.

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CeciliaR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Delicious food in a safe outdoor environment!

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vipSmrruiz
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful location in the community. Great food and service following social distancing. Definitely coming again.

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williamC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food very good, service very good, total experience, very good.

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BobN
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered pizza, shrimp scampi and duck. Very happy with each entree. Perfect distancing considering Covid virus and easily able to converse within the relatively quiet surroundings.

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FamilyFromOP
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service were great! We were there on a weeknight.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

We've come a number of times -- pizzas were always good. I would recommend for pizzas and salad, not so sure about entrees.

Disappointed this past weekend (Feb 15,2020). The flank steak entree my husband ordered had very little flank steak and alot of potatoes & tomatoes -- one very small square piece of meat and a few bite size pieces. For the $$ cost was not worth it. The desserts took too long to arrive and my gelato (came with a flourless chocolate cake) was half melted when it got to our table.

It was a bit noisy but maybe a busy Saturday night is always that way.

RJ
RJames
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always friendly service and fine food. A neighborhood favorite.

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DianeM
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Attractive dining room. Great service. Mixed review on the food. The lobster bisque was overly salty, crab cakes were very good. Lamb shank was tender but it and the risotto needed more flavor. The beef medallions were a little chewy. The desserts were great, both the chai cheesecake and the flourless chocolate cake.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing and I highly recommend it for any special occasion. It was Valentine’s Day and the we were seated 15 minutes before our reservation. Food was delicious, and I am looking forward to return soon.

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vipBruceED
Chicago
57 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went with friends to a birthday party in Oak Park and decided to eat after. Booked on OpenTable, liked the menu and thought we'd give it a try. The OpenTable menu was older and different from the actual, but not an issue. Four of us shared the 3 Little Pigs pizza, was crispy, delicious and tasty, we loved it! Salads came with the meals and the ingredients were fresh, crisp and the house salad dressing was garlicky and tasty! I had the chicken piccata with lemon, capers, all over housemade spaghetti! The chicken was pounded thin and tender, lemony and the pasta cooked to perfection! Others had the shrimp scampi over the housemade spaghetti, the stuffed chicken with risotto and the ravioli; ALL delicious. My spouse is from Umbria, Italy, quite picky when it comes to Italian food in America and loved it! Our server, Samantha B, had a great sense of humor and was delightful! The fresh, warm baguette in a paper sleeve was delicious as was the plate of imported olive oil and parm cheese for dipping! This place is DEF worth a visit if in Oak Park or you live there and have not yet been. If we are back in OP, we'd def eat there again. And we loved the idea and gallery of local artists' works! Great job Trattoria 225!

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galap
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pleasant neighborhood eatery with great service, nice ambiance, and good food. The walls are decorated with art by local artists. The paper cut art is especially interesting.
Wonderful place to meet for conversation over dinner with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just delicious! We met with 3 other couples to have dinner before a fundraiser and it was a great decision. My husband and I shared the wise guy pizza & grilled Cesar salad-both were soooo good. I also tasted the duck confit salad and will definitely be heading back to order because it was also delicious. Servings were generous and our waitress was attentive.

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BillG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Trattoria 225 was a pleasant New Year's Eve dining experience.

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DanielC
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very lovely Christmas Eve dinner of crab stuffed salmon.

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vipjoeyg
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good

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Pegm
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous waitress- Marnie was the best who made a nice night a great one! Great dinner!

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vipBigSime
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service as always. Love coming to Trat with family. Spaghetti carbonara was super delicious.

LH
vipLizH
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Goat cheese pizza was outstanding. Short rib pasta was heavy on the garlic. I've always loved the pizza here.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Aunts in town

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent the pasta penne delicious. The waiter had great customer service and was knowledgeable about the food choices and menu.i will recommend to come again

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MaryL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vegan or food allergies they accommodate everyone!

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TS2018
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I am just going to focus on the Beet Spaghetti special that I chose on Wednesday this week. Pass on it. This entree of homemade spaghetti, red beets, walnuts, bitter leaf lettuce was overly dry and the pasta was sticky. There was nothing great about this dish. It is a dish that is more suited as a salad if that. A few of the walnuts made it even more bitter. I ate half of the dish and that was enough. This was a thumbs down night. This was not an easy review to write considering that my wife and I have had great meals in the past in a great neighborhood location.

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vipjoeyg
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great wonderful staff

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MichaelC
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First timer at Trattoria 225. Really good. I will be back again soon.
Salads, gluten free pizza and lemon chicken - all outstanding.

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vipPeto
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything was good. Food was well prepared, tasteful and well presented. Ambiance was quiet and pleasant. Our server, Samantha, was perfect: attentive, personable, helpful and efficient.

Thanks!

j
vipjoeyg
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always interesting choices. Great service

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was great!!! The food was delicious. I had the sun dried tomato pesto pasta. The sauce was garlicky and seasoned well. My son has Alfredo with shrimp that was not on the menu but they made it for him and I thought was very accommodating. Will definitely be back.

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vipPatty
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have always had good service and food when dining at Trattoria 225. Great little local spot that has been there for years!

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LizaB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun Oak Park location. great food. easy to talk with friends. And lots of gluten free options.

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AmyK
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely evening.

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MikeGG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience2

My food (sweet potato gnocchi dish) was poorly prepared - probably had been around for awhile. The gnocchi was rubbery - very unappealing. My daughter was also quite unimpressed with her pasta with sun dried tomato pasta...not so good. Grilled romaine salad was quite good. Gelato for dessert looked like it had been in the freezer way too long. Waitress was very good, as was the support staff. Friendly people, just need to rework recipes and make them fresh.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Boys loved their Big Cheese pizza. There wasn’t a piece left over. The entree dish of the day was good but nothing special. Service was very attentive and promptly. Good spot for a family night out.

FAQs

Trattoria 225 offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (708) 358-8555.

Trattoria 225 is rated 4.6 stars by 372 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.