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Trattoria 225

4.3
260 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Vegetarian / Vegan, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Dinner:Monday - Saturday: 5:00PM - 10:00PM

Sunday: 4:00PM - 9:00PM
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Phone number
(708) 358-8555
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
S. Harvey St
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Parking details
There is ample street parking near by.
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Public transit
Two blocks from Blue Line Austin Exit.
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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
What 260 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
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food
4.3
service
4.1
ambience
4.2
value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Lorraine18W411 (Chicago)
4.0  Dined 2 days ago

The food as usual was good. We enjoyed the NY strip steak medium rare with vegetables. Our friends had shrimp scampi with mushroom risotto and another shrimp item. All of us left our plates clean! The sauce with the strip steak was particularly good. The Affogato dessert was also very good. All in all a very enjoyable meal in a quiet setting with excellent service.
The bottle of wine we ordered was opened by the bartender at the bar, so it arrived at the table opened. This is a big nono. The bottle should be opened at the table.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Food was spectacular. Great Cosmo’s too.

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MatthewD (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

We went here to visit with old friends, wonderful atmosphere. Food and staff both excellent. Highly recommend this restaurant as both a place to celebrate special occasions and to spend time with friends and family.

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vipbonbon24 (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

I live 4 blocks from Trattoria 225, but haven't been in quite a while -- it was nice to reconnect with the restaurant. Service was very good, and the pastas we ordered were tasty, but my friend and I had to go on a search-and-rescue mission to find the roasted beets in the salad. It's pretty loud here on a Saturday night, but it's a "having a good time" loud, so it's tolerable.

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NaperS (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Great food. Pleasant atmosphere. Very enjoyable meal

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RJames (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Was there for New Year’s Eve dinner and have been there previously many timed. Food is consistently great. Service friendly. Saw families, groups of friends, and couples. Everyone seemed to be having a good time. We enjoyed the prixe fixe menu items. Great neighborhood place.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on December 3, 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.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  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.

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vipweluv2dine (Chicago)
2.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  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.

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vipPatty (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on September 30, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
4.0  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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
2.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  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!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 2, 2017

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

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Elby (Milwaukee)
4.0  Dined on August 19, 2017

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

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Lorel (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on August 9, 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!

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vipmch110 (Chicago)
2.0  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!

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patti (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on July 21, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  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.

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CarrieL (Chicago)
4.0  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.

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joshv (Philadelphia)
4.0  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.

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vipEmilieC (Chicago)
3.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on May 5, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  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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