Frankie's Ristorante

4.8
1442 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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DM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect as it always is.

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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
262 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
6 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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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Magnificent!

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M
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Frankie's is a neighborhood restaurant. The owner stops by each table to greet patron's and ask how they meal is. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming.

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P
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Frankie's makes you feel that you are part of their family with a home cook authentic Italian food, excellent personal service, great Italian warming atmosphere with a complementary service at the end of your meal. A very relaxing and enjoyable experience.

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KJ
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always get a great meal, specials are wonderful especially the Sea Bass. Great hosts and exceptional service. What else could you ask for. Btw the price is a bargain
Love Frankie’s.

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T
Chicago
239 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Frankies' is a nice place to enjoy a traditional Italian meal. We like the quaintness of the restaurant and the food is quite good.

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MM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a larger group for New Year’s Eve. It was wonderful! Our waitress was very sweet despite the busy night. We ordered lemonchello at the end of the meal and she voluntarily brought two lemonades for the two in our party who were expecting.

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LR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Italian restaurant on the South Side. I have never been disappointed with the service or food. I would highly recommend this restaurant

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WK
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian restaurant in the Chicago Metro area period!

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OT
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Frankie’s is our go-to for authentic Italian in the suburbs and their specials are always unique and incredible! Best service around and the owners are fantastic!

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K
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We love Frankie's. We dine there quite regularly, but this time I had the whitefish and it was dry. I guess it is not a good idea to order fish from a Italian restaurant. I have had their fish off of the evening "special menu" which was wonderful. I guess I should have mentioned it to our server.

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VN
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a nice evening. Great menu, impeccable service; presentation are first rate! This is a very special gem of a neighborhood eatery.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a restaurant that you won’t forget. Everyone working here makes you feel like you’re company in their own home. The amazing ambience and always beautiful decorations never disappoint. Frank and his family truly care about everyone in that building whether they’re employees or customers.

The food is always delicious and they have great daily and seasonal specials. I’ve never heard anyone complain about their food and they make it scratch so it’s always the way you order it. They will always go the extra mile to make your experience one you’ll enjoy and actually remember!

Thanks again Frankie!

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