Frankie's Ristorante

4.8
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1839 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
The Santoro Family has been in the food service industry since 1988 through their casual restaurant Frankie’s Beef & Pasta in Oak Lawn and Frankie’s Catering for off site events. From our famous robust homemade Italian sausage and meatballs to our house-made pastas and sauces to our decadent imported Italian desserts, we strive for perfection in our kitchen and have raised the bar high for our service standards. Our customers are treated like guests in the Santoro family’s home and our purpose is not only to make them feel wined and dined, but also pampered. Our chef - born, raised and schooled in his homeland of Italy and with experience in some of the most renowned fine dining establishments in the US and Europe, has found his passion in life in cooking and has brought this passion to each one of his dishes. He maintains a consistent authenticity which has won us rave reviews in the local news media as well as a following among our guests.
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vipKathy
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful family owned and operated Italian restaurant. We always receive wonderful service and food. This is our favorite restaurant!

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vegas
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great night out after a long week and Frankie's delivered as always. Our (wife and I) night out could not have been better. Also of note our server, Carrie was right on all evening.

When it was time for dessert I asked for a bourbon recommendation and Carrie was spot on.

Thank you for an enjoyable evening.

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vipMarief
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best ever! Food, staff, owners!

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vipmaureent
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as always!!! Highly recommend!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at Frankie’s was OUTSTANDING as always! The food was incredible. Our server Carrie was super great and always got us exactly what we needed before we even asked! We love dining here for every occasion! Thank you to Frankie and his team for being awesome as usual!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Frankie’s is our favorite Italian restaurant. Food specials are always creative and so good. We have been going for years and have never had a bad meal. Highly recommend.

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vipdoreenv
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a great night at Frankie’s!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on a date with another couple. Always drive by, but it always slips our mind to give Frankie’s a try. Finally was able to try the place. What an amazing experience we had. Good and service were outstanding. The place is really well run. The owner came by our table to make sure everything was going well. We will definitely be back soon!

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vipMarief
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Frankie’s has something for everyone! I follow a plant based diet and I never have to worry that there will be a variety of options for me to choose from! The best of the best from the food to the service!

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LisaE
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Food and atmosphere were great. I would definitely go back. It is really quaint in there. The shrimp cocktail were huge. The chicken lemon rice soup was excellent. The squid salmon raviolis were the best.

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vipThereseO
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding menu and ambiance can't be beat. The host (Frankie) was extremely gracious.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Frankie and his staff never cease to amaze!!

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vipAlisaC
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Service was a little slow, but food was delicious!

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PamelaB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Girls Night Out was a great success because of Frankie’s. The food is always delicious, the waitress was one of the most charming I’ve ever encountered, and we were treated like royalty. Great evening!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming to Frankie’s! Every experience is perfect and they never disappoint! Service is always professional and food is outstanding!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Frankie’s is just good old fashion Italian food, that never disappoints. I think one of the best Italian restaurants in the area. Always very accommodating service is excellent and you can tell the owner cares.

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vipMontanaBoy
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Frankie's is our go-to restaurant for great tasting food, attentive service, and a warm, friendly atmosphere. Restaurant is smaller in size and most often clientele are adults or smaller adult groups. Wonderful Santoro family are always welcoming. Highly recommend.

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ElizabethD
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere, delicious food, and great service

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CeliaD
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was excellent and the service was good. We were somewhat disappointed to not get the requested round table.

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vipFood
Chicago
182 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just LOVE Frankies! The Food, ambiance and SERVICE! By far the best service! Any server whether Travis, Karen or even Carrie! They are all great and lead by Frankie. He’s always there to stop by say hello, make you laugh, or help his staff hands on! We went for date night and it was wonderful as always. Can’t say enough about this place, even when we come with our kids they treat them so wonderful like a real family business. Kudos

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ThoughtsfromaFoodie
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Simple night out with my husband. Our first time at this restaurant. Small place, kind of loud, people were super friendly. I ordered one of the specials for the night which was a risotto with steak, my husband also ordered one he daily specials and he got swordfish with grilled octopus. He said his was very very good, and presentation was very nice; mine was delicious but presentation was blah.

We both ordered dessert, he ordered the crème brûlée, and I ordered the tiramisu. Wow very nice, they were nothing special. Should’ve gotten the S’mores tart, which looked amazing and the people at the table next to us seem to be enjoying it immensely.

Overall we had a very nice experience. Living in the Chicago area we’ve had opportunity eat at some phenomenal restaurants, so while I would not rate this one as five stars, I do believe that Frankie’s Ristorante is a cut above the average Italian options available in Tinley Park/Orland Park area.

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CherylR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our first experience at Frankie's. The service was friendly from the minute we walked in from the host, to our waiter, as well as all of the other staff members. The food was excellent and we loved the ambience. We will definitely return.

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NanetteY
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the staff are welcoming and professional. The ambiance is very nice - the music, lighting, and artwork was right on point and added to the experience. The server was very accommodating, but gave us space. We really enjoy ourselves and always feel like it's a "treat" to dine there.

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NancyS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

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MaryR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely everything on the menu is phenomenal. Wonderful service, beautiful scenery, and excellent food. What else do you need?

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food to share and fun place to meet friends, good red wine selection.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always; outstanding. Food was amazing and impeccable service

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RubenE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went to Frankies for Valentines. The restaurant was fully booked but the service was very good and the food was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were outstanding!

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GeorgeR
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a great meal at Frankie’s. Despite being packed, Valentines dinner at Frankie’s is an annual tradition for us.

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Slemner
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an outstanding experience in dining with fantastic Italian cuisine. Frankie welcomes you with open arm, and begins your experience. Salads, grilled octopus A+, main courses are all good. Desserts are creative traditional. Drink and wine list are great. The wait staff is friendly, helpful and spot on. We had Travis and he is a real pro, with great attention to detail. A must for dates, special occasions or just a great dinner they eat it should be. Cheers.

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DawnM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Food was not as good as friends told me. Risotto tasted like rice mixed cream of chicken soup and the salmon was subpar. Very disappointed as it was Valentine’s Day also.

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PatrickK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is incredible and the staff is completely on point. Very attentive and makes you feel like you are around family. Would recommend for any occasion

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jenwil8
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great restaurant for a special occasion. The food is always good, very pleasant staff and they make you feel special. Would recommend anything on their menu as I have not had anything I did not like. My favorite is Gnocchi Di Ricotta but I always go with the Vodka sauce (also referred to as the little pillows from heaven).

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic experience as usual. Travis is an excellent server and makes one feel welcomed. He is knowledgeable and helps with suggestions. My wife had ravioli stuffed with beef tenderloin and I had the rack of lamb. Both were fantastic. This is definitely our "go to"place.

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SueB
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Way too noisy! Too many large parties and could not hear the person across the table.

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vipM16S
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian Restaurant on Southside

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GailW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant. I have had parties there. The food is always excellent and the service is impeccable. We had a aromatic delicious wine and fabulous appetizers along with a scrumptious dinner. There were 5 of is and we all left very pleased. It's like a little bit of heaven in your neighborhood. Once your inside you feel like your in a swanky downtown restaurant with all the goodness that goes with it. I can't recommend it enough.

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HollyS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always one of our favorite spots. We have never been disappointed with anything we have ordered here. Just a wonderful date night spot!

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vipFool4food
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience2

We had a 7:30 reservation, we waited a bit. Normally we don’t mind, we try to have a drink at the bar but it was super crowded because people were eating dinner at the bar. They definitely need a bigger bar and a service bar tender do that we don’t have to wait for our let’s meet for drinks at the table. Our drinks finally came by the manager completely watered down from sitting so long. Out waitress was MIA. The food was good but I was so cold I could not enjoy it because they sat us in the bar area in a 4 seater where you could feel the draft from the door opening and closing. This was not my best experience and I normally enjoy Frankie’s.