Frankie's Ristorante

4.8
1454 reviews
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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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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

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WS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect evening.

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JD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great service, just a little bit loud.

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L
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

EXCELLENT food, GREAT service, WONDERFUL atmosphere. Owner is friendly, involved, and cares about his patrons. DEFINITELY recommend.

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L
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were originally seated by the front door and asked to be moved. And they did.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

The food was good but the table was in a dark corner of the restaurant. People that came in behind us had better seating.

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JS
New England
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, excellent service. Noise level not too high to preclude conversations. All told, a most pleasant evening.

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SP
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

My husband and I love Frankie's. It is by far one of our favorite restaurants on the south side. The food was phenomenal, but this time our service was not what it usually is. We never got bread or water, I had to ask for both, and the bread still never came, our server was slow and not very attentive.

We won’t let it stop us from coming back but it was definitely a disappointment

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S
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The service was great! We had a hilarious waitress who made some great wine and food suggestions! Food and dessert were AMAZING! I would definitely go again!

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DM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time there and it was FABULOUS! We will definitely be dining @ Frankie's again in the near future!

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect as it always is.

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

The waiter and other staff were very courteous and would return to the table to ask if everything was and if we needed anything. Frankie's has a very nice menu with many selections ,whether you like fish,pasta, meats or salads. We had lobster/shrimp soup which was great, we also had the veal medallions with mushrooms and marsala sauce, and it was truly great. Frankie's was very busy that evening and all the staff did great at taking care of the customers. We had a nice evening and had great meals.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentines Day

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VC
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was awesome as usual. However, because it was Valentines Day the service/meal delivery was rushed.

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MR
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an absolutely wonderful experience for my husband and I. We have been searching for a unique local place for our "date" nights, and Frankie's fit the bill perfectly. Incredible service, food, and a cozy atmosphere that makes you feel at home. We will definitely be back!

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SJ
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delish as always! After being here a half dozen times and always eating the gnocchi with vodka sauce I changed things up and had the veal limone and was equally satisfying! The dish was very flavorful. Service was top notch as always. Thanks for another wonderful night out!

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

Always good, food and service is excellent. Pride in ownership come through at every meal

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D
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food! Travis our waiter was the best. Love going to Frankies. Always a wonderful time.

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N
Chicago
264 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Two of us went for dinner. We started with the blue cheese/pecans/cranberry salad that was very good. The complimentary bread was good but not served hot. For the main entrees, one tried a fish special of the day, mahi-mahi over zucchini pasta noodles & the other entree was the salmon with lemon & capers served with potatoes & vegetables. Both dinners were delicious & good portion sizes. The cocktail selection was very good. The service was attentive & paced out well.

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EL
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good food, ambiance was nice and service was exceptional!

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LM
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated a birthday and had a successful and enjoyable experience. I had asked for 'quiet' seating and we were accommodated. The food was delicious and our waitperson was just doting enough. A great time!

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CC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is our favorite restaurant. The food is always so good. We have always loved everything we tried. This weekend we tried Frankie’s special as an app. It was ridiculously good. The service is always very friendly and prompt as appropriate.

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K
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and warm friendly service. This is our “go-to” restaurant for all special occasions.

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RM
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Only “concern” was that I was told when I had to finish dinner and leave because of another reservation? Never happened to me before which was a little discouraging but other than that, it was great.

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S
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Impeccable service. From the host to the owner.Had special chicken marsala. Salad with beets and asparagus. Flourless chocolate cake. Out of my neighborhood, Naperville but will go again.

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NP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food are consistently outstanding!

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WK
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian restaurant in the Chicago Metropolitan Area and I have dined at Rosebud, Tuscany and others.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Moms’ night out was spectacular thanks to Frankie’s Ristorante. Fantastic menu, ambiance, Service, FRESH food-pasta and fish, wine selection. It’s like a heaven. Definitely planning to return.

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G
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal/experience I’ve had in quite a while! Drive 1 hour in a snow storm and would do it again!

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DC
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went with friends and we had a very enjoyable evening. Food and drinks were great. Service was excellent.

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C
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such great gem authentic Italian restaurant in the neighborhood! The food is delicious, the service is always fast, friendly and so personable. Nice wine list and the best lemon cello!

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PL
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just love this place. Amazing food.

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N
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints! Whatever the occasion the food is always consistently delicious and we’re treated special. Love that we have such a special place on the south side.

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LC
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely one of my favorite restaurants! Love the atmosphere and food and service. I also love the decor. They have plenty of attentive staff and are always busy. My favorite dish is the salmon.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love this place! The owners are phenomenal! It has a classic Italian atmosphere that you’d expect from a great Italian family!

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RO
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal and fantastic service.

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HM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is absolutely one of my favorites! The atmosphere is beautiful, food amazing, and service is hands down the best around! Frankie himself is the best! He treats his customers like family!!!

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JF
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Frankie's many times and have never been disappointed. The food is wonderful. The server makes you feel as if you are their only guest. Frankie visits every table and makes every guest feel like family. It is definitely a top-rated experience!

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M
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The decor, atmosphere and food is outstanding. The staff is wonderful and the owners are very hands on and friendly.

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PV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were introduced to Frankie’s by friends and now we introduce Frankie’s to more of our friends!
The food is always freshly prepared and the chef will customize any dish to your exact liking!

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