Frankie's Ristorante

4.8
1631 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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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They have meticulous attention to detail.. The food is phenomenal. You feel like you are in your grandmother's kitchen and she is cooking just for you!

VM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Frankie’s never disappoints! Amazing food and service. Tonight special was a veal chop which was perfect. Celebrating a birthday and they came out with a special desert and said happy birthday the moment we arrived.

CN
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service ALWAYS great!

LH
Naples
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 1

Music is WAY TOO LOUD. Hard to have a conversation. Food is good; need more wait staff; slow service. The loud background music ruined our dinner. Unless this is toned down, will definitely not be back.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved this place. Great food, great staff, great service. We live 25 miles away and we will most definitely be back.

MS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you Frankie’s for another awesome dinner with great desserts and drinks. 😘

DG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal. Enjoyed the night. We will be back.

MP
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food as always. Great service. Friendly staff

JJ
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So good! I had the lobster-filled raviolo. Moscato to drink. Fried calamari and marguerita flat bread for appetizers. For dessert, it was banana-fudge giloto with those cookie log things. Everything was just fantastic. Frankie came to our rable to visit for a little while. He is too funny. At the end of our dinner, we received free shots of lemoncello from Frankie to show his appreciation for our visit. Our waiter Travis was so kind. We also received visits from waiters Carrie, Jeff, and Karen. They are all so friendly and hilarious. Did I say the food is so good! Chef Callandrini is a superstar chef.

LV
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love frankies. Food is always very good. Service is excellent.

OT
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Frankie’s. We come here as often as we can. Whether with friends, family, or date night. We have a few favorites that we get, but the SPECIALS are where it’s at! Lol. Last time I had the mix grilled fish and it was one of the best things I’ve ever tasted. My husband had the veal chop (licking the bone) my friend had the gnocchi in their vodka sauce which is my favorite. Her husband had the chicken parm which is as big as my head lol. He said it was very good. Couldn’t finish though. Frankie, stop by to chat as always and brought us limoncella. Sooo good. See you next time!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious as always.

OT
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Everyone was super friendly. Sarah was our server and she was top notch!! Her recommendations for food and wine were excellent. Our first time there. We will definitely be back.

CN
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Frankie’s is a beautiful restaurant with a wonderful, friendly staff and the most delicious food!

BC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful Anniversary Dinner. The staff really made it a nice evening!!!

KK
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVE THIS PLACE. Best Italian restaurant outside of Chicago!

WK
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still the best restaurant in the Chicago metro area, hands down.

CK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Frankie's, it is a wonderful place to dine!

LB
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place...great service...great food !!!
It quickly has become one of our most favorite restaurants in the area !!!

DF
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as usual!! Everything was terrific.

HK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy going to Frankie’s. Whatever entrée you order is excellent .

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We have been here a few times and unfortunately our last visit was not great. We were a party of 6 and the service was poor. Don’t waste your money on the lobster ravioli. There is hardly any filling to the point that the ravioli looks flat. We felt like we were eating pasta squares with sauce. We did not mention it at first and the owner overheard us talking about it. He said he wished we had been honest (which we should have been) but he did nothing to make up for it. Oh well. Looks like we will cross this place off our list.

F
Chicago
176 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Frankie’s! Great food, great ambience and Frankie is a great host.

l
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Frankies is a great place to celebrate! We celebrated my husbands birthday. The staff made our experience special.

GE
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We having been going to Frankie's for quite a while and have never been disappointed.

MS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful as always!!!!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brought an out of town guest here and as always a great experience with the freshest food !

OT
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another amazing meal here. Had the special- halibut topped with lobster over mashed potatoes and vegetables. And the risotto with braised short ribs. Portions are huge! Enough to share. I split and still had leftovers. Besides the great food, ambiance and service is perfection. They sure do know how to take care of their customers here. Will definitely be back soon.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great visit. Great and always consistent food, great ambiance and outstanding owner interaction with guests! We always feel appreciated and are treated like family.

RM
Nashville
11 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, friendly staff. Just a great place for dinner.

FT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a nice little local Italian place. I recommend it!

GW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is fantastic, I also love the wine selection. I like to dress for dinner and Frankie's gives me the ambiance and service to make you feel like you ate in a elegant establishment and the staff treats you like you are royalty. It is one of my favorite restaurants. My granddaughter said she forgot how much she liked it there. I cant say enough about the food because it is excellent. Had a birthday party there, with about 16 people and it was perfect. I really cant wait to go back.

JJ
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our family's favorite dining place. Frankie and his family are the coolest. Frankie makes sure everyone is pleased with their meals. All the servers are polished and incredibly nice folks. We've had them all. We do miss seeing Angela more often but she's busy and enterprising. Chef Callandrini does it all. He is a superstar chef. I wish they would bring back the incredible s'mores tart for dessert. That was my favorite and so delicious!

CD
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at Frankie's restaurant in Tinley Park is absolutely delicious. The service was excellent!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian food in the south suburbs of Chicago!!

DF
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wondering as usual!!

a
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I love to eat out as it is one of our favorite pastimes. Frankie’s is the top of the list of our restaurants for its outstanding service, friendly and attentive waitstaff as well as the delicious food from the scratch kitchen. We have never been dissatisfied with the food nor the service. Special shout out to Frankie and Angela for running such an outstanding restaurant. Thank you to Travis and Kerri for taking great care of us. And to Chef for the mouth watering dishes!

KG
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to celebrate our 20th anniversary and it was wonderful! We were greeted at the door as soon as we got there with 2 complimentary glasses of champagne. Everything was great throughout our dinner. The staff were friendly and helpful, and the food was excellent as well.

PD
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ambience perfect , servers friendly make you feel like family. Food exceptional
Great place to gather with just a few friends or a large group
thank you

F
Chicago
177 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Frankie’s!!! Whether we come with our family, friends, or date night, it’s always phenomenal. Karen is the funniest server ever. Frankie is the best host. Always checks on us and of course, the limoncellos. Susan and Nick are great at the bar also for after dinner drinks. Overall, Frankies is a staple here in the south suburbs.

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