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Palermo's Italian Cuisine

4849 W 95th St, Oak Lawn, IL 60453-2521
(708) 425-6262
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Ranked #13 of 110 restaurants in Oak Lawn
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 1/2 block west of Cicero Ave.
Description: For outstanding Italian cuisine, look no further than Palermo's 95th. This family run, award winning restaurant specializes in authentic veal, steak, pasta, and fresh seafood creations for lunch and dinner. Established in 1961 by Ben and Nina Calderone, the family tradition still continues thru their sons, Anthony and William. Sherman Kaplen of WBBM radio says, "Palermo's 95th is a true diamond among the southwest side Italian restaurants!" The grilled shrimp and calamari and the 8-finger cavetelli are outstanding. Plus check out their extensive wine and martini list. Featured on WTTW Check Please!
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53 reviews from our community

66% Recommend
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English first
Winchester, California, United States
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

What else can I say... Absolutely incredible. Thats how I describe this restaurant. Impeccable service and top notch food. The red sauce you could put on a car bumper and it would taste great. Its the sauce that is special. We had meatballs and red sauce for an appetizer and they were amazing, the pizza terrific and the bread they... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This place used to be the best pizza on the south side. It had great staff, and options that you couldn't get anywhere else. But we've had 3 bad pizzas in a row, bad service in the restaurant, and two horrible banquet experiences all in 2014. They need to find who they are as a restaurant again. Back to the... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Had our function in their main dining room around back. Serious smell of urine when you walked in. Enough said. Our contact for the evening was rude and unfriendly. Used to be a regular. Not anymore!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I was told this was the best place to have lunch in Oak Lawn. If so the others must really be poor. Service was ok and place looks like many old style Italian places from the 1950's which isn't bad. But lunch menu is extremely limited with very few pasta choices. My dining companion said she was "full' after eating... More

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Oak Lawn, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I had a really good spinach gnocchi from Palermos that I couldn't finish. Got it wrapped to go and forgot it there. Called up and they said that it must have been tossed in the trash. They prepared some more for me. It was really THAT good.

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Oak Lawn
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

Love their pizzas for years. And now they have glutton free crust which is very good. They deliver, but the only drawback could be getting through on the phone. They are a very busy place. However their delivery is quick.

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The food here is quite good, with a great variety for everyone. The wait staff is very pleasant. I do, however, have a problem with waiting to be seated when I have a reservation. This has happened to me quite often, anywhere from ten to twenty minutes. I do not like to wait when I have reserved a time.

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Monee, Illinois
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

My husband and I decided to dine at Palermo's I am crazy about their pizza. It was a Saturday, so we called to see if we needed reservations we were told 8:30. We arrived at 8:30, were seated. I looked around and couldn't figure out why I needs a reservation, they were crowded. Now comes the fun part. We waited... More

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Burbank illinois
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

I ate a lot of food from Palermo's in the late sixties and the pizza and everything else was excellent.we had a pizza from there delivered the other night and it was terrible. The crust around the edge was like eating stale bread. The pizza was bland,my dog loves pizza and she would not even eat it. Pizza hut or... More

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Oak Lawn, Illinois
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

Good food;reasonably priced, but service is always hit or miss. They have the customer base, I don't understand why they don't have enough servers.

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