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Palermo's Italian Cuisine

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4849 W 95th St, Oak Lawn, IL 60453-2521 (1/2 block west of Cicero Ave.)
(708) 425-6262
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Description: For outstanding Italian cuisine, look no further than Palermo's 95th. This...
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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  • 34
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 7
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  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nice atmosphere & good food

Palermos is reliably good. I have lived in Oak Lawn for 22 years and have never had a negative experience at Palermos. Also often order their pizza to go & it is the best pizza in the south suburbs. We had a great time on our last visit. Friendly servers, reasonably priced food & wine. I definitely... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Eileen N
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Palermos is reliably good. I have lived in Oak Lawn for 22 years and have never had a negative experience at Palermos. Also often order their pizza to go & it is the best pizza in the south suburbs. We had a great time on our last visit. Friendly servers, reasonably priced food & wine. I definitely recommend palermos!

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Thank Eileen N
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I have not ate here in several years. This place is a neighborhood favorite and is known for its pizza. The pizza was probably the best part. Our server seemed annoyed we were a party of 7. Never cracked a smile. Our pizza order was messed up so they gave us the wrong one for free but we still had... More 

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Thank emmaretto
Oak Lawn, Illinois
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can't speak for the rest of their food, but they have the BEST pizza around. The sauce has fennel in it, so it's sweeter. Either something you like or don't. I LOVE their sauce. And if you want sausage on the pizza, their sausage is homemade. I only wish they offered fresh basil or roasted red pepper as a pizza... More 

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Thank TLH374
Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family has been going here for years! Pizza is phenomenal. Great service. Their sauce is sweeter than the typical but you won't forget it! Love, love, love this place!!

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Thank Pisan2509
Chicago, Illinois
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151 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really good Italian food and the pizza is wonderful as well. Very good tasting sauce and a great choice for lunch if you're in the Oak Lawn area.

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Thank warch1
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

I have lived and visited loads of areas and Palermo's pizza is the best there crust and sauce combo is great...

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Thank Steve S
Oak Lawn, Illinois
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We've been going to this local Oak Lawn favorite for more than 30 years, and we've never been disappointed. Known for their pizza, they also have a full range of excellent Italian dishes. If you're tired of getting the standard chicken breast served at most restaurants, try the baked chicken at Palermo's. It's chicken on the bone, moist and tasty.... More 

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Thank dcostel1
Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Yum, yum and yum! I love eggplant parm and after I had it here for the first time I can't eat it anywhere else because there is none better. Everything in this place is delicious! A few months ago I was there and decided to have something I haven't tried yet, the gnocchi and was so glad I did. It... More 

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Thank hockeymomchicago69
Chicago, Illinois
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61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

Palermo's is an excellent southwest suburban Italian restaurant. My husband enjoyed his pasta with shrimp and broccoli that had a light garlicky sauce. I had a lovely veal marsala with lots of mushrooms. The pasta side dish had a terrific marinara sauce. Terrific fresh warm bread to start. The wait staff was excellent, coming back several times to see how... More 

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Thank PamplonaBound
Burbank, Illinois
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

The special Italian tomatoes make this pizza special, both the thin crust and deep dish. Décor is funky murals but the space is large. I live in the area so usually do carryout or delivery. Area flyers offer coupons for pizza.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4849 W 95th St, Oak Lawn, IL 60453-2521
    (1/2 block west of Cicero Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Oak Lawn
  • Phone Number: (708) 425-6262

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children

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!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?