ALWAYS a great meal and with great service. You won’t find better prices on this quality of food anywhere! Service is top notch. No waiting no wondering where your server is EVER! Best Italian in the area!! Spaghetti & meatballs with salad and garlic bread for $13.99!!! Eggplant is killer. Grilled octopus is great!
The service was slow, the restaurant seemed understaffed. The chicken Parmesan was average. The red sauce was very bland like tomato sauce with very little spices added. The scallop special was excellent with an attractive presentation. The menu appeared to be overpriced slightly compared to others in the area. Probably will not go back unless invited by another party.
Its a shame I couldn't order everything on this menu in one sitting. I guess I'll have to come by again very soon! Austin was very friendly and provided amazing service.
Food, coffee and service was good. I didn’t care for being taken to a table in an empty room (I’m sure it became full later in the evening). I asked for us to be seated in the main room. The young girl that seemed to be new was very nice but the hostess in charge was not friendly. Don’t take people to the empty room until the main room is full.
Had visited the restaurant during the week for lunch and did not realize how crowded it was on the weekends. But the service and food were great! Will definitely return.
The food is amazing and so is the staff !
We were referred by a friend and decided to visit with another couple. It was a Saturday evening; 630 dinner reservation. We arrived about 15 min early. Found four spots at the bar to wait for our table. We were seated promptly. Surprising how many parties there were with children. This didn't come off like the kind of place that would draw families. Most were starting to roll out by 7p. We love well-mannered kids but let's just say we were glad to see some of them go. If you're looking for something a bit more 'adult', I'd go later in the evening.
Our server was fantastic. Good wine list and great menu. They graciously accommodated some dietary food modifications and could not have been more helpful. I had the walleye which was fabulous; chicken vesuvio (warning it IS a whole chicken--plenty for lunch+ the next day) was flavorful (a little lacking in garlic, however our server quickly brought some warm roasted garlic EVOO--which more than remedied the hub's taste); the white fish was a hit with our friend as was the ravioli in vodka sauce. Could not fault a single thing.
Excellent food & outstanding service
Austin our server was phenomenal. Staff was great. Food was great We were seated in what seemed like the banquet room. The main restaurant is much nicer. If seated in there, overall rating would have been higher.
Food was great but entree took quite some time....one entree was one of the specials and another off the menu. Think something got screwed up in the kitchen. A number of other tables came in, got served, ate and left before our entree came.
Was very excited to try this restaurant, but overall it was incredibly underwhelming. The calamari was gummy and garlic aioli had no garlic in it. The pizza was lackluster at best.
We also were celebrating a birthday and it’s not a place I would go for a celebration, we didn’t even get a happy birthday. I wouldn’t recommend this restaurant.
Me and my friends had our monthly dinner meet. And they were angry because we could barely hear our conversations because the table behind was very tipsy and loud. They asked me to tell the manager, which I did, but he said he couldn't tell them to keep it down some. I wish they would be accommodating to all customers, not just some. Incidentally other customers were looking at them also.....to no avail.
Overall the food was very good! I would highly recommend the scallops or grilled calamari. The only complaint we had was service was not too good. We were later told our server was new and training, which made sense. It still took a while to get our drinks and food.
#1 Italian Resturant for us to go to now.
Love the pasta dishes. All of them are wonderful. The risotto is one of the best I have ever had. Changes all the time. My favorite is the chicken with artichoke risotto. Unreal good. Friendly atmosphere and wonderful service always. Just a great neighborhood place that can compete with most Italian restaurants in the city I think.
My family has been dining here for quite some time
The food and service is top notch
The food is always good. Our server was great. It’s always a good place to go
As usual, the food and service was very good and prices are reasonable.
What a delightful lunch! Three entrees each beautifully presented and delicious, each with a depth of flavor profile. Staff is attentive and hospitable, serving with genuine happiness.
They have the most incredible meatball ever! It melts in your mouth! The eggplant parm, whitefish, scallops, and gigantic pork chop are all perfection! Can’t say enough good things about Ottimo! It’s my favorite restaurant in the Southwest suburbs!
Good food but expensive for what you got!
Delicious food, excellent cocktails and wine; noise level high but not uncomfortable; server was courteous and friendly; everyone was very helpful and efficient.
They bring the main entree too fast. Always feel rushed otherwise great place
There is four if us, who have been neighbors and best friends since the 70's. We try to eat out at lesst every 3 to 4 months. We picked ottimos, enjoyed the friendly atmosphere, service was great, and so was the food. We agreed though, it was a little pricey, it was a great night out, great friends, goid food, great service.
Wonderful service and wonderful pasta dishes. The weekly specials are definitely an added bonus. Reasonable prices for food this good. Portions are plentiful to say the least. You will never go wrong at Ottimos!!! A true favorite of mine.
Good food and service. The menu contains many options for whatever you taste is but also remember to ask for the specials.
Food was very tasty. Half price wine night (Tuesday) always great. Service very attentive. Highly recommend.
This place is excellent for any occasion. Great food and outstanding service. They have great food and drink specials along with superior service. The bartenders are friendly and attentive. We will go back soon. Try it.
We always enjoy dining at Ottimo. This time we had Javier for our server. In spite of being super busy, he took care of our every needs and went well beyond the call of duty. We will be back as soon as possible for the Gluten Free Pasta and the Grilled Calamari!!
Thanks to Ottimo for another great dining experience.
Second time here, my new favorite place!
This is our go-to for Italian food. Food is usually great. Today... ech. Could have been better. Almost tasteless bolognese sauce on top of overcooked rigatoni. Oh well. We will be back again anyway. :)
Best Italian restaurant I have tried in the area so far! They even give us a free dessert for being first time customers. Would recommend!
Great as expected.
Wonderful service and fantastic food!
New Years Eve was very busy at Ottimo! The atmosphere was festive and the food and the service was great as always!!
Austyn was a great waitress and the food was a 10! Awesome food great ambience
We came with a group for a NYE dinner. We all enjoyed the complementary bread/herb butter. We each started the meal with a delicious salad. The drink selection is very good ~ a variety of wines, beers & cocktails. We all enjoyed our dinner ~ the scallops on hash & chicken piccata were exceptionally good. We had the fresh cheesecake w/fruit for dessert & coffee. The manager is extremely professional & the waitstaff is attentive.
Had not been to Ottimo in a while and we always go to an early dinner on New Year's eve. We started with Prosecco and the very tasty Zucchini appetizer. Both followed with very generous portions of Veal Parm and sides of spaghetti. All very tasty. Excellent flourless chocolate dessert finished the meal. Excellent service by Austin our server.
Excellent food. Reminded us of our time jn Italy. Nobody liked the seating. Because we were right next to other groups. But honestly the seating was also very similar to Italy
Our server was very good. Friendly and attentive, but did not rush us. They accommodated us by making cocktail sauce for the calamari. Overall, food was good and would recommend to friends.