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“Consistently outstanding ethnic Greek fare in Chicago suburbs” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Periyali Greek Taverna

Periyali Greek Taverna
9860 Milwaukee Ave, Des Plaines, IL 60016-1818
847-296-2232
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Ranked #17 of 148 Restaurants in Des Plaines
Cuisines: Greek
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Chicago, Ilinois
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366 reviews 366 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
“Consistently outstanding ethnic Greek fare in Chicago suburbs”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

This evening we returned to Periyali, which is one of our favorite haunts. It was quite hopping, which is always great to see. We started with a traditional saganaki flaming cheese appetizer and Greek salad. Both my wife and daughter had the grilled skate wing, which used to be an unlisted special; but, has now been added to the specials menu list. Tender delicate and flavorful. I had the lamb shank with artichoke hearts in avgolemono dill sauce. Positively outstanding. The owner, hostess, chef and waitstaff are all ethnic Greek and the product they produce is most authentic.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Chicago, Ilinois
Top Contributor
366 reviews 366 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 90 cities Reviews in 90 cities
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
“Excellent food, good service, authentic Greek fare, modestly priced”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Our family has been going to Periyali for years. The food is consistently excellent, the service attentive and the prices reasonable. Be sure to ask the server about specials not listed on the menu. For example, my sister in law and I both had the skate wing, which was superb. When the weather is nice, they have a nice patio open, which gives a very pleasant experience. They have recently refreshed the decorating in the dining room which makes the place all the more cheerful

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
“Awesome place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Periyali is authentic, the service is extremely hospitable and being Greek, I am positive you won't be disappointed. If you're in the area, please check out this place! Our family has been coming here for years and it only seems to get better. Food is excellent, and it's probably my favorite Greek restaurant in the U.S. that I know of.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Palatine, Illinois
2 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“When you want to go Greek”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

We have been going to Periyali for years and it has stayed consistently delish.
No matter what you order you will never be disappointed.
They have specials every month and 1/2 off on bottles of wine on Tuesdays.
Check out their Facebook.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Fantastic food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

I asked for Greek and my friend said "only one place: Periyali 's." It was wonderful. We pigged out on appetizers. Grilled squid and lamb riblets were delicious. Next Spankikopita one of the best I ever had. Yummy shrimp with tomatoes and gets followed. And last was a garlic lover's dream called scordalia. The desserts are all superb too. The wait staff was really attentive and very commited to our eating pleasure. Worth the trip. Don 't be turned away by the construction. They are renovating the outside. Hope to return in nicer weather and sit in the garden.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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