Chicago Prime Italian

4.4
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2622 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
FAMILY OWNED - Chicago Prime Italian stands alone as the brings a taste of Little Italy to the heart of the Northwest suburbs. The restaurant’s elegant décor captures Chicago Prime's rich history and presents the perfect backdrop for its celebrated Italian cuisine. Multiple dining rooms provide a warm and inviting atmosphere from over-sized windows framed by lush curtains, a cozy fireplace in one of two private dining rooms and a magnificent chandelier in the main dining room, each space has its own unique character. The extensive dinner menus feature the most beloved, best selling dishes including fresh salads, seafood, chops, and of course generous portions of renowned house made pastas. Join Chicago Prime Italian to celebrate a special occasion or escape for a quick bite with specials in the lounge.
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.4
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.0
Value
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our first time at this restaurant and service and food were absolutely incredible. The wait staff was very attentive and there was live music! Which was awesome.

This will definitely be a location we will go again.

D
Chicago
299 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

We were not impressed. We have been there many times and service seems to not be as good as it was in the past!
Buss boys work their butts off but waiters not so much!!

JM
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What an awesome experience. We were treated like royalty! That new chef is amazing. Terre was our host and server and was fantastic. Love love love this place.

TR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere, great service. Took some colleagues from work, who were absolutely wowed by this place. Will definitely be back again.

R
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

While we were not disappointed with the overall service, the service was somewhat not up to par. It was a week night and although the restaurant was not full, there appeared to be a shortage of waiters. Also, I had asked for a vegetable on the side for the pasta and it was not presented. I had to ask again. Enjoyed the live entertainment.

S
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience5

I was disappointed with the 1/2 price appetizers. There were no Flatbreads and not that much for vegetarian diners. The ambience was terrific, but once the singer entertainment began, it was extremely difficult to talk to my table friends. Could barely hear what they were saying. Maybe tone down the volume on the microphone.

JL
Charleston
48 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding service, ambiance and delicious food. Entire staff, especially AJ were friendly and courteous. Tremendous place for a great meal with clients, friends or loved ones.

KB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food, atmosphere and entertainment! The drinks were wonderful however the drinks were on the more expensive side even for a larger city. It was almost $50 for 4 drinks but, I would definitely go back.

J
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love coming here and being part of the millionaires club is so worth it! Terry and Christian at the bar are the best! Thanks

OT
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience3

Food is overpriced for what you’re getting. Very basic tasting nothing spectacular

t
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

The food was nothing special for the price. It could have been due to the fact it was New Years Eve but it was our first time and I don’t think we would go back.

JT
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tried the Monte Carlo chicken. It was great! We got a good seat for New Years eve. I recommend getting reservations.

KH
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Only had two small complaints. Service was a little slow and we asked for a quiet corner but got a table in the middle. My wife's chair was on the path to other dinners and her chair was constantly being banged into. Very, very annoying.

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was an awsome night from the FOOD, SERVICE, and DRINKS. But the best sharing with friends

YY
Chicago
132 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Always a great place in the neighborhood. This time it was appetizers and wine. Very nice.

KF
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience5

Wasn’t expecting the long wait times for food. Waited 15 minutes for a waitress and 30 more minutes for bread. We order right away but dinner still took 2 hours.

LA
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very good food - service was outstanding! Will return! Voodoo Shrimp was amazing.

W
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

My food listed as spicy and was tasteless- saved it all for home to fix it up better at home
All rest of food was ok but super overpriced. Two people out of us 7 liked their dish . Soup or salad comes with entree but waiter didnt ask if we wanted any . I had to hunt him down and ask for it. It was super busy because it was Christmas and only a few restaurants open so it was very loud and noisy hard to have a conversation

BG
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Christmas dinner with family

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

It was freezing inside the restaurant.Like no heat at all. Was there Christmas at 12:30 pm.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Short wait for the table. Waiter was a bit overwhelmed due to number of patrons. Food was somewhat slow coming out, quality was very good.

GS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Really great food and atmosphere. A little noisy but it was Christmas Eve. Service was excellent with the exception of having to ask for water refill. My 2nd time there and I would visit again.

CC
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cajun halibut and Salmon San Marino were outstanding. Thanks AJ, Kait, Nicole and Terri

PH
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food from a wide menu. Perfect for a business meal or family celebration. Will definitely return at my first opportunity.

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

We would not want to return. The food was ok at best. Then the cost for the “ok” food was ridiculous. We would have been fine to pay for a great meal. The bartender has no clue how to make a dirty vodka martini & vodka gimlet. To top it off he put the stuffed olives in the gimlet and the martini was not served in the proper glass. Again, one would expect better service for simple drinks and at the overall price.

N
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service by Cessr

F
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

First time visiting Chicago Prime Italian. Two good things: always appreciate complimentary valet and being seated at the time of reservation. We had a nice table in the large, open seating area and promptly greeted by our server. My bourbon old fashion was not great, so I switched to a scotch on the rocks to make it easy. The short ribs ravioli and rigatoni in vodka sauce was good. Service was exceptional and we will be back.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great salads .

AL
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience3

Prior to this visit, I would recommend Chicago Prime Italian, we always had a warm greeting and a welcoming feeling when we came in, unfortunately, this time it was more like a corner breakfast restaurant.
We started our dinner with baked clams and fried calamari, the clams were literally lukewarm and raw only browned on the top, we sent them back and requested fresh silverware since we had raw touched raw clams, the calamari had a good flavor but was over salted.
My son and I ordered the bone in Kansas stake, we both ordered it medium which I would think would be pink warm middle needless to say they were both seared leather on the outside blood red on the inside and raw. In the past, I would have recommended this restaurant to anyone that would enjoy a night of fine dining with friends and family but they missed the mark this time.

C
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you for seating us in the dining room at the last minute. I know you were very busy and we appreciate the accommodation. Food was awesome and service was quick but not rushed.

JL
Charleston
48 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service, food, staff all excellent as always. Great place to entertain friends, family and clients. Truly a must go to place every time I’m in Chicago. Truly a five star plus restaurant with fine dining.

CG
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Place is great we love it and christian the bar tender is very professional and he makes the experience that much better. Craiger.

MG
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Arrived on time for our 7:15pm reservations - had to wait over 30 minutes to get seated! Service slow. Menu somewhat limited - few of us had difficult time making a selection. Wine menu pretty overpriced...eh, not sure we’ll return.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent except for the noise level. Some some damping is required.

SP
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food nice portions and great waiter Brian very attentive and did not rush us at all

C
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

We made reservations for the Thanksgiving dinner and in the reservation I requested it be close to the door because one of our family members has trouble walking. Unfortunately the request was not made and we were seated at the back of the restaurant. Also they ran out of their Thanksgiving special even though everyone had to make reservations so they knew exactly how many people were coming for the day. Also they ran out of their Thanksgiving special even though everyone had to make reservations so they knew exactly how many people were coming for the day.
We all ended up just having salmon and veggies which was OK but we went to the restaurant to have a traditional dinner so it was a bit disappointing.
At the end of the night when our check came in the server accidentally spilled soda on my leftovers and myself. She was great on helping me clean but I wished management would’ve come and apologize directly for all the issues but they never did.

CG
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great time sat at the Bar and the bartender Christian was outstanding and would highly recommend seeing him and cant beat the quality of the food.

A
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

I really enjoyed this restaurant - the ambiance was great as was the service. However, my chicken marsala was oversauced. The chicken was cooked well though and the soup and dessert terrific. My friend really enjoyed her entree. So overall, it was great and I would go back and simply order another entree.

TH
St. Louis
12 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

The service was great. The food was good. They had live music in the bar area that was bad and loud. We could barely hear one another in the dining room.

OT
Chicago
74 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

No matter when we stop in for dinner, it’s always great