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1062 Lee St, Des Plaines, IL 60016-6515
+1 847-824-4230
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've been going to Guiseppe's since the 1970's and still love it. Went there again for Valentine's Day and I had the Chicken Francesca, and my friend had the Chicken Parmigiana--both were delicious. We will definitely be back for their other delicious menu choices.

Thank brigim
Des Plaines, Illinois
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79 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You will not be disappointed by any choice from their menu. A must try are their meatballs, just one of the best I've ever tasted. Any of their veal dishes you will Enjoy. Great family Resturant.

Thank dicksayad
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
96 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to Giuseppes for over 30 years and there is no better Home Cooked Italian food or Pizza anywhere. Plus the service and prices are very reasonable. Try their lunch pizza buffet which besides Pizza includes Full salad Bar, Italian sausage and Peppers, Meatballs, Steamed vegetables, ALL YOU CAN EAT for $7.99. Or go for Dinner and order... More 

Thank tuxedofrank
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Celebrated my sons birthday and everything was delicious! From the homemade mozzarella sticks, stuffed shells, pizza and chicken vesuvio! I highly recommend it. Nice quiet and reasonably priced! Would definitely go back!

Thank Julie S
Des Plaines, Illinois
Level Contributor
50 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

I have been here a number of times with my family. The food and services are really good. The breads, fried calamari were great. Main course items were also good, The only concern that i had is that the place needs a renovation on the floor carpets. Once this is done, this place will be great.

Thank Titus T
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171 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

12 of us had dinner and they were generous to give us a separate room as we knew we'd be loud. Pasta prices were reasonable but we did not enjoy a shrimp wrapped in prosciutto despite how excellent the description. it was very salty and the filling was lukewarm. others like lasagna, eggplant parmesan and pesto fettuccini were good, not... More 

Thank MaryAnn W
Wheeling, Illinois
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110 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

It is hard to believe that Giuseppe's, a family restaurant, has been around since 1991. Before that it was Nick's La Cantina, run by the same family. My wife and I took our parents to Nick's La Cantina along with our young children. It was fun being served by Giuseppe's Grand daughter. The entire family history is on the menu.... More 

Thank Steve-the-paperman
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

The pizza price has gone up a bit over the years, but I still crave what I think is one of the best in Chicago. I love the basics and the specials such as Buffalo Chicken or SOB (sausage, onion, bacon with bbq sauce).

Thank Liz B
Lockport, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

Best service we have had at a restaurant in a very long time. Hostess, Waitress and Chef (Owner?) were sooooooo nice and friendly. The chef went around to all the tables and checked on everyone--such a nice touch. Food is very good--we love the pizza! Cannoli is great!

Thank Kim G
Chicago, Illinois
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015

Great food, good neighborhood place. People are always very nice. There is something for everyone on the menu, and it is good authentic Italian food. Always a good choice for a night out.

Thank Aceswithkicker

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1062 Lee St, Des Plaines, IL 60016-6515
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Des Plaines
  • Phone Number: +1 847-824-4230

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?