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$29 - $31
Italian, Pizza
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Reviewed 24 May 2022

Chicago is a restaurant town but I didn't realize how much the phenomena stretched to the suburbs until my wife and I began sampling the culinary skills in west suburban Oak Park. Why did Ernest Hemingway ever leave this town? There are at least a...dozen restaurants of note, not the least of which is Trattoria 225. Located at 225 Harrison Street, west of Columbus Park, at Harvey Avenue, it is open from 5 to 9 Tuesday through Sunday. It covers 4,700 square feet of space with 14-foot ceilings, hardwood floors, live music and local artwork in a rustic setting with a full bar. The family friendly atmosphere is highlighted by delicious Italian fare that includes house-made pasta, seafood, wood-fired thin crust pizza, salads and gelato. We started with bowls of minestrone, grilled fresh mozzarella wrapped with prosciutto and pesto sauce and a grilled Caesar salad with romaine wedge drizzled with house-made Caesar dressing. For a main course, my wife chose crab stuffed whitefish with baked lump crab, lemon cream sauce and fresh green beans. I opted for spaghetti carbonara with grilled chicken, mushrooms, bacon, house-made spaghetti and garlic cream sauce. With meatballs. For dessert, we shared a large portion of vanilla creme brulee and a large slice of chocolate gelato layer cake with chocolate and vanilla gelato layered with brownies and ganache. No, we aren't counting calories.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 18 February 2022 via mobile

This is our “go to” Italian restaurant in Oak Park and has been just about weekly for nearly 10 years. Owner Bill Quick works hard to recruit servers who really care. His business partner/chef runs a very consistent and disciplined kitchen. The menu is interesting,...with frequent updates. The pizzas are imaginative and very tasty. The wine list is also regularly updated and reasonably priced. The dining rooms and bar are airy and spacious. They always display interesting collections of art from local artists. We really cannot recommend Trattoria 225 too highly.More

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 19 February 2020

I returned here after 3 months. The spaghetti & Meatballs are still wonderful. The salad is very good and drinks are as ordered. My friend loved the salmon.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 22 December 2019

Friends introduced us to this Italian restaurant in Oak Park (Chicago western suburb). The food was superb. Great potions in formats I did not imagine - for example the wood-roasted portabella mushroom was served in a bowl smothered in cremini mushrooms, and large spinach leaves...and garlic/herbs. Gigantic portions of every dish we had (I suggest that appetizers and main courses be shared. Service was prompt and very attentive. I do not know whether there is music every night (or just Saturday) but we has a jazz duo (Andy and Morry) who were sensational. The perfect end to the evening was the baked apple pie a la mode.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 12 October 2019

I've loved this restaurant for years for its warm atmosphere, fantastic food, its moderate prices and superb service. Little did I know how accomplished the chef and wait staff present themselves for groups! Ten of us arranged in advance for a prosecco toast for an...80th birthday gala. We arrived to glasses on the table and a chilled bottle. Individual orders? No problem --- and our waitress didn't miss a single order. Our own cake? No problem -- for a small fee, it was served with a scoop of gelato. Separate checks --- really --- for 10 people?? No problem --- and not a single error. How fortunate are we to have such a terrific restaurant in the neighborhood!More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 16 September 2019 via mobile

I had the food delivered. It was my birthday and my son ordered it from California. Pear salad, Spaghetti Carbonara with Chicken, and Apple Crostata with gelato. Fabulous. Simply fabulous.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 6 August 2019

I have been here a few times in the last couple of years. My wife loves their grilled Caesar salad with chicken, but last week she had it with grilled salmon. It was excellent. I usually order the grilled salmon entree but this time I...ordered the goat cheese, pesto, tomato, and fennel sausage pizza. OMG it was awesome.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 29 July 2019

We just held my daughter's bridal shower at Trattoria 225 and everyone had a lovely time. Everything was top-notch. The food was delicious (lemon chicken, roasted vegetable risotto, beet salad and arugula salad, and apple crostada with vanilla gelato). The servers were efficient and friendly...and the restaurant was very accommodating with set-up and decorations. The owner, Bill Quick, is easy to work with, gave us good advice and made us feel relaxed and welcome. We had over 50 guests and the restaurant actually holds a lot more, so it's a great place to hold a big event.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 29 May 2019 via mobile

Trattoria 225 in Oak Park was at one time a place to which I didn’t want to return, but that’s changed greatly. My last visit, with family, was one of the most pleasant dining experiences I’ve had. We were welcomed as we entered, and the...table service continued the welcoming experience. Our waitress was very friendly but professional, very helpful, and very accommodating without being fawning. The house Chardonnay was very pleasing. We took advantage of Tuesday’s 2 pizzas for $20 deal and thoroughly enjoyed them. We ordered the three little pigs and the goat, which complimented each other nicely. The dining rooms may be decorated in a quirky manner, but they’re comfortable and pleasing. I’m looking forward to my next visit already!More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed 19 May 2019

I enjoyed my dinner at the Trattoria 225 so much with an old college friend. It's quiet, the food is excellent and the service is good.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Trattoria 225 is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5