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25 Old Frankfort Way., Frankfort, IL 60423
(815) 806-9989
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • 8
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Enjoyable with friends and family!

Good food and drinks in a comfortable, non-pretentious atmosphere. The fish special was grouper and delicious. One person had a veal dish and was very satisfied.I will definitely return!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Michael O
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Denver, Colorado
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25 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Denver, Colorado
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Good food and drinks in a comfortable, non-pretentious atmosphere. The fish special was grouper and delicious. One person had a veal dish and was very satisfied.I will definitely return!

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Frankfort, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is my favorite restaurant in Downtown Frankfort. I like the atmosphere and the food is always very good.

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Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

My spouse and I have visited La Dolce Vita many times and have always been more than pleased with our meal and service. The Pasta Prima Vera and the Linguini Con Vongole are superb. The wine selection is very good and there are several good wines also available by the glass. The waitstaff and host are always very friendly and... More 

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Orland Park, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

To start the restaurant is cozy and busy. The menu had many choices but no gluten free pasta. The prices were too high considering the largest portions on the plate was the pasta. Refills on soda are full price (which they don't tell you) and they won't make substitutions even though they don't have gluten free pasta so we had... More 

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Chicago
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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Food used to be good. Don't know anymore. Left before food on 2 trips this summer. Drink orders wrong, and took forever. This time just listened to the host mistreat the couple in front of us, so just turned and left. Wont be back.

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Frankfort, Illinois
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79 reviews 79 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Finally tried this cozy Italian eatery near downtown and had a good meal in a tasteful atmosphere. The calamari alone will bring me back. Plenty of choices for pasta, fish, chicken, etc and specials written on a large chalkboard. Decent desserts. Try the Italian margarita!

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Frankfort, Illinois
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I have to say that this used to be our favorite restaurant. Unfortunately the extremely rude male manager ruined it for us. I'm sure he's related to the owners somehow because there is no other reason he would still have a job with his attitude. He has always been questionable in terms of friendliness, but after speaking with him on... More 

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Frankfort, Illinois, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Have not been there in awhile, but everytime we have been there the meal was excellent. The wait time is ok,but I still dislike that places overbook. Last time we were there we met with 6 other friends,we waited about 20 minutes for table,but once we were seated we never felt rushed to leave. We all enjoyed ourselves.

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Frankfort, IL
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72 reviews 72 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We love this friendly, authentic Italian restaurant close to downtown Frankfort. The food is excellent, with good variety and reasonable prices. Pasta dishes are creative, as are shrimp dishes. Nice bar within the restaurant also.

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Been eating here for 10 years and swear I won't go back as long as the rude front house manager remains employed. As a restaurant manager for many years and an investor in others, service like the rude and foul mouthed manager will prohibit loyal patrons from continuing their service. If you want good food and treated like crap by... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 25 Old Frankfort Way., Frankfort, IL 60423
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Frankfort
  • Phone Number: (815) 806-9989

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza
Open Hours
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?