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- 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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Palermo's 95th Pizza & Rstrnt
Palermo's 95th Pizza & Restaurant
Palermo's Italian Cuisine
- Pizza, Caterers, Banquet Halls & Reception Facilities, Italian Restaurants, American Restaurants, Take Out Restaurants, Restaurants
- Other Information:
Cuisines: Mediterranean, American, Italian, European, Continental, Pizza
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Alcohol: Full Bar
Parking: Lot, Private
Bike Parking: No
Good For Groups: Yes
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Average
I have ordered hundreds of pizzas from this place over the years. They would not honor a promotion for me and TWICE explained why I was wrong and they were right! They said the ad I had was a printing error that was out for just one hour? Instead of putting the customer first, they chose to put me dead last. I wrote a letter to the owners of the business and they did not even respond. I am the official RANKIN/BASS PRODUCTIONS Historian/ Biographer (creators of the TV Classics RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER, FROSTY THE SNOWMAN, etc.) and I will continue to spread the word about this place and their total disregard for the customer. I am reading some other reviews that mirror my experience.
03/05/2010Provided by Citysearch -
If you like pizza and a sweeter red sauce here is your ticket. The pizza here is my family's favorite. Once in a while if you dine in they might have bracioles. Wonderful rolled-up pounded- flat -beef- steak in a red sauce. We often order dinner for delivery and the chicken in white-wine sauce is excellent. Chicken scallopini is rich and loaded with noodles and mushrooms. Finally, the tiramisu is outstanding. Have some for dessert if and I mean if ...you have room.
The $23.00 pizza was fine, but to charge $15.00 for a pitcher of Miller Lite was ridiculous. Our party of four ordered two pitchers and we were all shocked at bill total. They should list their beer prices in their menu or at least have the waitperson inform customers of the exorbitant price for a pitcher of domestic light beer when ordering.
01/22/2009Provided by Citysearch -
chicago is obviously known for its amazing pizza with names like giordanos, lou malnatis, ginos east....but palermo's definitely holds its own! there sauce is absolutely delicious, one of a kind! they can be pricey but you have to pay for quality like this!
I love this joint! The food is second to none. Wether you get pizza or pasta dishes the food is alway hot and fresh. We visit as often as we can and when we can't get there we order in. We have never had less than perfect service from the waitress/waiter. Service there is on spot every time. Even when we come with 18-20 of freinds. Tipicaly we order wine when we dine but on rare accasion we have a pepsi with lunch and have never been charged for a refill. This is a great place. Infact we are heading there now!
10/13/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Food wasn't bad, pizza has been good in the past. However, I will never again eat here! Bottom line, watch your credit card statements here as I suspect shady business is going on.
Last Saturday went with a group, all paid with cash except me (I bought the wine). I asked them to put $50 on my card, which they did and I signed for. Later in the week I checked my credit card transactions and they had charged the ENTIRE bill to my card! I wasn't initially upset, I just called and left a message with a dining room staff person to have a manager call me back. The manager never called me. Finally, over 24 hours later a ""Tony"" calls me, purportedly one of the OWNERs, and is indignant from the start. He tells me his accountant would look into it early the NEXT WEEK and get back to me IF they would refund me. I still have not raised my voice once (get more bees with honey you know) and I replied this was not an acceptable solution. He started YELLING at me! ""Don't tell me how to do my f**king job"" and such and so forth. I was shocked, I have NEVER been treated as such by a business owner. I replied ""Tony, do not take such a tone with me. I am not accusing you of anything and simply suggesting you have somebody on your staff who is stealing from YOU. I could have just as easily called my credit card company and disputed the whole charge."" And then, I am not exaggerating one bit, he shouted ""F**K You"" so many times I couldn't count and hung up the phone on me.
I called my credit card company and reported them for fraud.
Their pizza is good, I admit. I used to have it all the time when I lived around there. But WATCH YOUR CARD STATEMENTS if you charge something there and keep your receipts until you verify them! I encourage anyone with a similar experience to report them as well.
08/31/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Do not go to Palermos is you want anything remotely resembling Italian food. Their pasta is obviously the dried variety from a box. They do not have any concept of chicken parmesan. Was basically a previously frozen chicken breast with a slice of cheese on it (not provolone) on top of awful spaghetti noodles and very watery sauce. Eggplant parmesan is not fresh. It resembled round slices of paper, and any idiot could tell they took it out of a box found in the freezer. I suppose this is more our fault for thinking you get ever get good Italian food on the south side. Barracos a little further east on 95th street has really come around to more authentic Italian food. Atleast, Barracos uses FRESH ingredients. I will never order anything but pizza from Palermos. That is really all they have going for them. And when we crave fresh pasta with fresh ingredients we will glady take the dirve a little north to Rosebud, Pompei, Cafe Biondi, or Firorentines which are all outstanding for anything you order.
04/15/2008Provided by Citysearch -
By mistake I made my business flight arrangements from Midway rather than O?Hare, when I flew back I remembered from Check Please few years back that there is good Italian restaurant that specializes in pizzas, vesuvio dishes so I made my trip further south. I have learned now?..
I sat down at the bar, first I was asked if I will eat there when I said yes, it was a surprise answer on my behalf?I was ?assigned? a server. Not sure why bartender is not capable of taking care of his guests?but OK.
When server came up I already set for few minutes, I ordered Palermo Special with fresh garlic as extra ingredient. So I waited and waited?after 15-20 min server comes up and says that the more ingredients the more wait time it requires?.so I waited little longer then I asked hostess to check on my check in a computer to see what time it was placed. She by the way, was so busy eating herself that didn?t have time to check on her surroundings and maybe check on customers to see if they are satisfied with a service, what a novel idea?! It turns out that it was entered at 8.07 pm (please note it took some time to place this order) and clock next to the service bar area was showing 8.55pm!!!!!!!!
I got so frustrated at the fact that for a place that specializes in pizzas it takes 50 min plus to deliver the food to the table. I mean pizzas can be ordered as appetizers as well, who heard in the city of Chicago for an appetizer to arrive 50 minutes after order? I was frustrated and upset about this incident for the rest of the evening/night. There are too many good Italian places in Chicago so there is no reason why I should go back.