Osteria Ottimo

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$30 and under
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Italian
You’ve never tasted Italian food like this before. Pasta made by hand every morning; fruits and vegetables sourced from a local farmer - just for us; fresh fish flown in daily and our meats aged to mouth-watering perfection. We have taken old school Italian and added a modern twist.
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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is always amazing & the food is consistently great! Love the atmosphere. We did go on the early side so a number of young kids/families so a bit loud. Still a wonderful experience.

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food5service3ambience3

Our reservation was at 6:30 wasn’t seated till 7:05PM, We didn’t even end up getting Acknowledged about the birthday notation that was given. Bar far the worst experience but overall the food made up for everything. We’ve had over 10 birthday party’s here and I was very disappointed.

SQ
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great night with awesome food and great service!

G
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

DG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

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.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

DG
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

C
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.

PB
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing and so is the staff !

DL
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

B
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & outstanding service

BW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

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.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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.

U
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

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.

LC
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

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.

J
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

#1 Italian Resturant for us to go to now.

M
Chicago
340 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family has been dining here for quite some time
The food and service is top notch

RG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food is always good. Our server was great. It’s always a good place to go

l
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As usual, the food and service was very good and prices are reasonable.

F
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

KK
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Good food but expensive for what you got!

H
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Delicious food, excellent cocktails and wine; noise level high but not uncomfortable; server was courteous and friendly; everyone was very helpful and efficient.

e
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

They bring the main entree too fast. Always feel rushed otherwise great place

M
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

M
Chicago
340 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

DM
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and service. The menu contains many options for whatever you taste is but also remember to ask for the specials.

OT
Chicago
82 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very tasty. Half price wine night (Tuesday) always great. Service very attentive. Highly recommend.

JM
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

t
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time here, my new favorite place!

t
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

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. :)

K
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

OT
Chicago
82 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as expected.

LM
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and fantastic food!

SQ
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve was very busy at Ottimo! The atmosphere was festive and the food and the service was great as always!!

PB
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Austyn was a great waitress and the food was a 10! Awesome food great ambience

N
Chicago
288 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.