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About Trattoria 225

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.

225 Harrison Street
Oak Park, IL 60304
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Vegetarian / Vegan, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:
Dinner:Monday - Saturday: 5:00PM - 10:00PM

Sunday: 4:00PM - 9:00PM

Cross Street:
S. Harvey St

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(708) 358-8555

Website:
http://www.trattoria225.com/

Catering:
Our Dining Rooms Accommodate From 20 to 130 Guests, and are available for company parties, fund raisers, rehearsal dinners, retirement parties and wedding receptions.

Parking Details:
There is ample street parking near by.

Public Transit:
Two blocks from Blue Line Austin Exit.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Trattoria 225 Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

3.8

ambience

3.8

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (6)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Romantic (4)
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Authentic (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Business Meals (2)
Casual (2)
Cozy (2)
Healthy (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Great Beer (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Fun (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Found this little gem by accident and don’t know why more people haven’t discovered it yet. The service is always attentive. The food is good and rarely disappoints although could benefit from a few more vegetarian options. Since the grills are open to the dining area it can get a bit “greasy” smelling but a table closer to the window helps. Unfortunately the creme brûlée was either tempered incorrectly or was overheated and although the flavor came thru the custard was too eggy. Will definitely keep coming back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Disappointed with restaurant overall. Expectation was that it was a warm and cozy Italian restaurant, but instead we were seated in a long hall type room. It felt like like the waitstaff were at the level of a casual pizza joint. Our specific server was nice, but we had not even finished our salads and our entrees were brought out. My husband ordered a steak which was rather chewy and they paired it with what was supposed to be augratin potatoes - unusual taste and not very good. I had the lamb shank and risotto- it was fine but not great. Risotto should not be so sticky and dense. Felt like it was plated like in a lunch line instead of a fine Italian restaurant.

A few ideas to help this restaurant- need to partition into a few areas using drapery ceiling to floor. Have more intimate seating in the window areas would help.

Partition kitchen area so everything is not viewed by guests. Felt like a large banquet hall with little thought to ambience.

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Favorite neighborhood spot! We always order a bunch of food and are never disappointed by the flavors or the service. Relaxing place filled with art as well.

Tags: Authentic, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Slow service. We waited 15 mins for a waitress. Once we ordered drinks, it took another 10 mins to get them. We were charged $6 as a separate fee for ice in our drinks. Simple requests seemed to be a challenge.. Food was ok, not great. Caesar salad was bland and served as a wedge. The Au Poive sauce was excellent, but the meat was tough. We had a birthday celebration. Most restaurants comp a birthday dessert, they did not. All I n all, a big disappointment. Do no t recommend. We won’t be back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Nice place for diner with friends. Very good menu, and also excellent pizza's.
Kid friendly. Our son especially liked watching the pizza's baking in the oven.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We have been coming to Trattoria 225 for a number of years and the food is consistently very good. Great value too!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Casual
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

My husband and I stayed in Oak Park for a week while we visited the Chicago area. Trattoria 225 turned out to be one of our favorite restaurants. We liked the broiled octopus so much we had to return for more. We are sorry we missed getting pizza here because it looks great.

Tags: Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Food was mediocre and the male waiter needs a lot of training. Perhaps he should consider a different kind of employment.

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·Dined on September 22, 2017

A friend recommended this restaurant to me for a first date a year ago. We came back for our first anniversary. I’m am sure it will become an annual event. The food was excellent! The service was perfect. It’s classy, but not overpriced. We highly recommend it. BTW: we have now been married for 7 months!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Authentic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We continue to love the food, but this was the second time where there was far too little wait staff, resulting in slow service. It wasn't our waitresses' fault given the number of people she had to serve at several tables, but it will be many months before we return, if not a year.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Great food, but service was slower than usual. They looked to be down a server or busser and had several larger parties going on.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Amazing food and service. One of our best dates. Highly recommended.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Romantic, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

The salmon was cooked a little crispy, don't think it needed the added butter on top-was a little greasey.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Reserved a table Trattoria 225 for me and my guy. We chose outdoor seating as the weather was perfect—right on the sidewalk, so you have to enjoy the occasional car going by. (The host was totally open to us changing tables and moving to one in their tasteful and inviting indoor dining room if we wanted to.) I can't attest to the noise level, as we were outside.

The bread tasted very good—warm and crisp, served with olive oil and parma cheese. I ordered the salmon (crispy on the outside, perfectly done on the inside) and was allowed to substitute roast potatoes for the rapini. All good. My fella had one of the specials: striped bass and green beans (I think) and he enjoyed his meal as well. The bartender made a great old fashioned for me and I believe the delicious wine was a sauvignon blanc.

This is my first time at Trattoria 225. My friends had highly recommended it, and I will certainly recommend it to others. The service was prompt and friendly, all the food was well presented. The prices are very reasonable for this neck of the woods. No complaints. I can't give 5 stars because, well, it takes a lot for me to call a restaurant exceptional, but maybe after a few more visits I'll change my mind!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 2, 2017

The food was mediocre. Not sure what has happened here as their pizza used to be quite good. Maybe they have made some cuts impacting the quality. Maybe it was just a bad night. Service was pleasant and quite good!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 22, 2017

My favorite place in Pak Park. Nice people and great food. It's consistent and relaxing

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 15, 2017

I took my girlfriend to dinner for her birthday and the food and service were as great. I had the Braised Beef Ragu and I would highly recommend it. Just a wonderful dining experience.

Tags: Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Went for Mother's Day 2017. Great Italian food. Conversation friendly, good, friendly service and great food at a reasonable price. Attractive decor in a nice Oak Park neighborhood.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 14, 2017

My daughter and I were there for Mother's Day Brunch and found it wonderful! A number of trips back to the buffet were required. This is my current favorite restaurant.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Mother's Day brunch was well received by both adults & kids in my household of 4. Not too fancy, plenty of fresh veggies & fruit, small seafood & carving station items.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Healthy, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The was excellent, and the service crisp and professional. But we came for mother's day, and were placed at a table right up against the buffet. We had to physically move our table because people kept bumping into the back of our chairs. Still we were frequently blocked in on two sides by buffet traffic. Just give your buffet a good amount of space next time around please.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 13, 2017

We've dined here a few times and have been overall satisfied. The food is a little better than good. This time our mussels were overcooked and that's the dish that keeps us coming back, so that was a little disappointing. We'll probably give it another shot, but were definitely disappointed this time around.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Wonderful place to dine. Friendly, food is delicious....great experience.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Easter brunch, too much food in steam pans for the sternos to keep warm, French toast burnt, bacon so undercooked, chicken pecatta was so dry it was inedible. My mom did like the roast leg of lamb, but wished they offered a mint jelly, the penne pretty good. Server was attentive, reservation seamless no waiting at all. This isn't the regular menu, so I'll give them another chance, but if you are going to offer a brunch, lower the portions and refresh more often

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Seating was timely. Staff was accommodating. Wish I had seen a menu before ordering so that I knew the price of "extras (drinks)" in advance.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Trattoria 225 is a neighborhood gem. We feel so fortunate to be within walking distance. We love stopping by for pizza and cocktails at the bar, getting carry out, dining in for a special occasion or just a simple date night. We have enjoyed Easter brunch several times and each time it has been terrific. The selection, variety, quality and freshness of the food is top notch. Love this place!

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 1, 2017

The pizza is poor. Not the worst I've ever had but pretty poor. Of about ten Neapolitan-style pizza places I've gone in Chicago, it's probably only #9 on that list (the best is Spacca Napoli in Ravenswood). Trattoria 225 pizza looked nothing like in their online photos. The servers were cheerful and attentive and the place wasn't very crowded and was quiet (on a Saturday night, if that tells you anything). The salad came out with pepperoni in it. We asked for vegetarian and they brought it back . . . with pepperoni hidden in it. They comped it, but it made the vegetarians nervous. Overall, I had to pay $15+tip for a mediocre pizza margarita pizza that I could've made a better version of myself in my electric oven for about $3.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 28, 2017

The signature pizzas are AWESOME! The salads were good but definitely order to share - one salad per person is far too large and I would have loved if the server would have recommended sharing (a lot was wasted.) Lovely service though, really pretty art installation in the window, and the staff was great with my toddler. We will definitely be back for pizza!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 4, 2017

The food was tasty, the drinks did the job and the waitress was the best. The problem was with you,Open Table. When we got there they didn't have our reservation,despite my receiving your acknowledgement #1438669168. Fortunately they were able to seat our party of six.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Have been here a few times before and have always been satisfied. Rustic italian and my wife loved the ahi tuna and I was pleased with the braised short ribs....very tender.

Service was courteous and timely and the owner Bill made a point to ask how we were doing. Will come back in the future.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2017

I had a few questions regarding the Valentine Special offered by the restaurant, and called for clarification. The person I spoke with was gracious, friendly, and helpful. We truly enjoyed the ambience and the food was good (not spectacular, but solid).
The waitress was either having an off day, or needs a little more training. The restaurant was not busy, but she was spacey and seemed rushed, did not offer suggestions or explanations of food (or specials) choices, had to be asked for clarification when she did respond to a question, and was most definitely not attentive. She was nice enough, leading us to the conclusion that she may have been a newer staff person.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Outstanding Value
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2017

Just OK. Dinner served before appetizer was finished. Brick over pizza soft not crispy. Bisque watery. Expensive for pasta.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2017

The food was very tasty, the waitress was more than helpful and the cocktails were splendid. We all had a very nice time.

Tags: Vegan, Handcrafted Cocktails, Outstanding Value, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Always a pleasure to dine here. LOVE the tilapia with capers and artichokes when it is on the menu. Great manager (Bill). He makes the place. I've been here to dine, for drinks, and for a reception / catered party over the years. Consistently nice.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2017

The food was delicious! It was our first time there. The server was very attentive and made sure that we had all we needed. The salad was lacking since it was iceberg lettuce and the house vinaigrette dressing was bland/non-descript. Even though the place was pretty full on a Friday night, we were able to carry on conversations without difficulty. The ambiance was rustic and rather Italian like. The wine list is not extensive, but it has a nice variety. I would recommend this restaurant, and we plan to o back again.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 31, 2017

On Tuesdays the pizzas are 2 for $20. We shared four different offerings, each unique and tasty. There is a full bar including draft beer ( which was our choice that evening). We topped off our dinner with pumpkin gelato. A very enjoyable evening, and we had pizza leftovers to take home!

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 23, 2017

The salmon was delicious. Service was attentive. Perfect rob roys...just right.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 21, 2017

It was our first time there, but it won't be our last. I had the beet ravioli in pesto cream sauce. It was delicious, along with my salad, the warm bread, and the pumpkin amaretto gelato. My daughter loved her gnocchi with butternut squash and spinach, and my husband raved about his spicy sausage pizza. Prices are quite reasonable and it will be our go to place in Oak Park. The only down side was an odd smell in the restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 17, 2017

Very good food, but unfortunately not good for families - which is too bad! It's right around the corner from us, so would have made a great Friday night spot. Unfortunately it is often pretty empty/quiet, so kids stick out like sore thumbs, and the noise just echoes. In fact, we were told that another table was bothered by our five and three year olds being well, five and three. So fine for date night, but leave the kids at home! Better family place is Avenue Ale House, or Obsessed, over on OP avenue.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 4, 2017

Terrific neighborhood gem. Food is quite good, staff is pleasant and efficient.

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