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“Excellent Food and Excellent Prices!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Salerno's di Lucca

Salerno's di Lucca
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
CHICAGO ILL
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69 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Excellent Food and Excellent Prices!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2013

This is one of the best Italian resturants around town. I don't much care for the marinara sauce, or the pizza, but the chicken dishes are outstanding! Especially for the price. The chicken Francese and Chicken Vesuvio are outstanding!! The bruschetta is faboulous! I do have another resturant in town that I go for the marinara sause. On Monday Nights it is half price pizza. We had it last night. I don't care much for the crust. A bit flavorless and not thin enough for thing crust. But that is just my opion, the place is packed all the time so everyone else must love the pizza!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • English first
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English first
Des Plaines, IL
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Terrific food at a modest price”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2013

My wife and I went for dinner based on our son's praise for their catered food. It was a Friday night and there was quite a line (and not much waiting room); we were seated in about 20 minutes. The food was excellent - flavorful, well prepared, and generous portions - as good as you'd get for twice the price or more elsewhere. The atmosphere and service were unremarkable.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mark P
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Chicago, Illinois
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556 reviews
352 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
“Lotsa Pasta”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2013

You can't beat the value of this place. Excellent food at reasonable prices. I have had every chicken dish here. Scallopini is my fave-two chicken breasts, sliced, in a delicious gravy with mushrooms, plus a side of pasta. Try the steak florentine -grilled skirt steak on a bed of spinach with mushrooms and a side of pasta. If you don't want leftovers, share an entree and a riviera salad. Pizza is delicious, especially the ultra thin Italian style. Tuesday night rib special is also a great deal. Restaurant is basic and can be noisy; carry out is always busy. Don't miss the pasta Fagioli on Thursday night. A huge bowl is 3.50 (they'll split that, too.) Good catering business makes parties a snap with huge amounts of food.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank dkm57
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arlington heights, illinois
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Awesome Italian Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

Since we discovered Salerno's, about 6 months ago, we have been dining there at least once a week. There are several other Italian restaurants very close to Salerno's, but we just pass them by and continue to go to Salerno's. Everything we have tried there has been excellent and their prices are very reasonable. My favorite is the lasagna for 9.95. Huge portion and lots of cheese, just the way I like it. My husband's favorite is mussels and linguine. Don't let the fact that it is in a strip mall deceive you. They don't skimp on anything. We love their thin crust pizza. It is probably one of the best in the area. If you don't get there early, you will have to wait for a table. Salerno's is a little on the small side, but it is definitely worth the wait. They only have soft drinks, wine and beer. No hard liquor. This place is a hidden gem. Once you go there, you'll keep going back wanting to try everything on the menu. You won't be disappointed!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank grandmaoftwo
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Northbrook, Illinois
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69 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great food, Great prices.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

Salernos has a lunch special mon-fri. , and dinner specials at dinner. 1/2 price," Yummy" pizza on Mondays. The portions are very generous and very Italian. From sandwiches to pasta , pizza, and outstanding Italian dishes. You won't be sorry if you dine here.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kathleen123000
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