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Palermo's Italian Cuisine

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

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Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings


Palermo's Romaine Salad
Crispy Romaine lettuce, cucumbers, purple onions, red vine-ripe tomatoes and Kalamata olives in a balsamic vinaigrette dressing.
Agrigento Salad
Fresh Roma tomatoes and Mozzarella cheese diced and mixed with garden-fresh basil and chopped purple onions, dressed with a balsamic vinaigrette.
Chilled Calamari Salad
Tender calamari, roasted red peppers, celery and sweet purple onions.
Bruschetta di Roma
Toasted old-world bread topped with chopped fresh tomatoes and Fontanella cheese, dressed with fresh basil, garlic and olive oil.
Pizzetta Pesto
An eight inch gourmet style pizza with a paper thin crust, fresh basil sauce and topped with a quatro formaggi (four cheese) blend. Serves one.
Pizzetta Margarita
Our eight inch gourmet style pizza with a paper thin crust, topped with fresh tomatoes, fresh basil and a light sprinkling of mozzarella cheese. Serves one.
Pizzetta Bruschetta
Chopped fresh tomatoes and Fontanella cheese, dressed with fresh basil, garlic and olive oil, served on a thin and crisp crust. Serves one.
Polenta con Salsicce
Fresh-cooked corn meal, with marinara sauce, and our own broiled sausage baked to perfection. An old-time Italian treat!
Tennder veal steak stuffed with prociutto ham, two types of imported cheese. Rolled and braised in our famous Tomato sauce.
Eggplant Rollintini
Rolled eggplant with a Ricotta and Parmesan filling.
Sicilian-Style Grilled Shrimp & Calamari
Large, tender and juicy gulf shrimp or Calamari, butterflied, marinated and grilled to perfection, served with mouth-watering sweet roasted red peppers, fresh garlic and olive oil.
Sicilian-Style Grilled Shrimp
Large, tender gulf shrimp, butterflied, marinated and grilled to perfection, served with mouth-watering sweet roasted red peppers, fresh garlic and olive oil.
Entrees are served with your choice of soup or salad. Entrees are cooked to order, please allow 25-40 minutes for preparation.
Radiatore Pasta with Vodka Sauce
Fresh-cooked radiatore (radiator-shaped) pasta with a mildly spicy vodka sauce. The vodka gives the sauce a nice, sharp bite.
Pasta con Ricotta
Bow-tie pasta laced with fresh ricotta cheese and cream sauce. An old world favorite.
Spinach Stuffed Gnocchi Alfredo
Macaroni Carina
Curly tubed macaroni pasta, strips of sauteed chicken, peas, mushrooms and broccoli, served in a rich pink tomato sauce.
Chicken Ravioli San Remo
Stuffed chicken ravioli sauteed in a light wine-flavored sauce, with sun-dried tomatoes, broccoli and mushrooms.
Cavatappi & Chicken with Pesto Sauce
Curly, tubed pasta sauteed in a basil pesto with mushrooms.
Chicken Marsala
Plump, boneless breast of chicken sauteed with mushrooms in a delicately spiced wine sauce, served with a side of pasta.
Sicilian Style Grilled Swordfish
Prepared in the same fashion as our famous Sicilian style grilled shrimp.
Grilled Swordfish Vesuvio
per person 10.95
Antipasto for Two
Italian meats, cheeses and relishes.
1/2 dozen $8.95
Baked Clams
Breaded Cauliflower
Breaded Cheese Ravioli
Breaded Cheese Sticks
Breaded Mushrooms
Breaded Veggie Combo
Breaded Zucchini
1/2 dozen $8.95
Fresh Clams
Fried Calimari
Cup $2.95
Bowl $5.5
Minestrone Soup
Cup $2.95
Bowl $5.5
Pasta e Fagioli
Salad Dressings: Italian, French, Thousand Island, Ranch, Creamy Garlic, Lo-Cal Italian, Garlic Pesto, Bleu Cheese (add $0.45 extra).
Tossed Dinner Salad
Lettuce, cucumbers, and tomatoes, with your choice of salad dressing.
Antipasto Salad
Lettuce topped with salami, Cappicola ham, cheese, tomatoes, and relishes.
Grilled Chicken Salad
Grilled, marinated chicken breast, served over a bed of assorted lettuces with Mozzarella, fresh basil, tomatoes, red onions, roasted red peppers, and olives.
Soup & Salad
All sandwiches served with cole slaw and your choice of fries or a side order of pasta. Any Sandwich with Mozzarella Cheese - $1, Fresh Grilled Sweet Peppers or Hot Gardinara - $0.65, Any Sandwich on Garlic Bread - $0.65.
Rib Eye Steak
8 oz. rib eye steak on Italian bread, garnished with lettuce, tomatoes, and onions.
Grilled Chicken Pesto
Grilled chicken breast topped with garlic pesto sauce and Provolone cheese, served on grilled Italian bread with lettuce and tomato.
Grilled Vegetarian
Grilled zucchini and eggplant brushed with olive oil, served with lettuce and balsamic vinigarette.
Baked Submarine
Salami, Cappicola ham and fresh Mozzarella cheese baked on French bread and garnished with lettuce, tomatoes, and cucumbers.
Chicken Parmigiana
Boneless chicken breast lightly breaded and baked in a red sauce, topped with fresh Provolone cheese, served on toasted bread.
Italian Beef
Served with natural or red sauce.
Italian Breaded Steak
Italian Sausage
Served with natural or red sauce.
Italian Meatball
Served with red sauce.
Italian Combo
Sausage & Beef.
All pizzas are individually prepared and baked to order. Pre-Cooked (or partially baked) pizzas are available. All Palermo's sausage is made fresh daily to insure the highest quality and freshness.
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!
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Italian, Pizza
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
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All reviews pasta italian bread thin crust pizza best pizza sweet sauce low carb diet cooked perfectly great sauce just the right amount the wait staff well worth the trip my entire life high school well worth the wait old school north side full bar
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were SO pleased with the entirety of our visit! At the “Welcome to the Departure”, it was such a nice reminder of good family dining. The ambience is maintained by a most gracious staff. White linens, comfortable atmosphere, simpliy uniformed wait staff; a delightful...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 799
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Palermo's is our go to place for special occasions. The food is amazing and the service is excellent. I'm not the biggest pizza eater but their pizza is awesome. Pasta Con Ricatta and the Chicken Ravioli San Remo are my favorites. Yum!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Jen L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They treated us so kindly and were great with the five kids who were with us. Food is delicious too.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Kwill1981
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

First of all, the pizza is the best in the city. The secret is the sauce and you could drink it out of a glass. Second, the pasta dishes are great, old school dishes your nonna would have served. The Pasta squares is unique and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ubjafe
Reviewed 21 November 2018

My favorite pizza in the whole world!! They have a sweeter sauce, but it's so good. if you get anything more than cheese, do ask for more sauce. The toppings can add up, so be mindful, but a really good pizza place. Also, they give...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank MonroeWise
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Went to a class reunion here. Great service, although folks had to park on the street if they didn't want valet. Calamari was good if a bit overcooked & so was the eggplant appetizer. Pizza was thick & greasy.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Gerri B
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Palermos is the best pizza on the South side ! I try to order it once a month but that's still not enough

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank thg812
Reviewed 20 July 2018

We were told the kitchen was having issues, and that we could only order pizza. I was disappointed up until the pizza came. The sauce was awesome and the toppings and crust were, as well. Our server Ann was very nice and her service was...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank wheatonnitz
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Friends from high school that like to meet for lunch on Saturdays.We like places with round tables. Palermo's on 95th in Oak Lawn fits the bill plus their food is always very good. Their service is great.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Marianne K
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Had a very nice tine. The service was good for being new place and the food was very good as well. Have only gone a few times but was consistently good each time.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Dan H
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gail s
10 May 2017|
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Response from boltsnnuts | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I am sure they have stuffed shells as well as manicotti.
19 November 2016|
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Response from kawljs22 | Reviewed this property |
Yes and yes
Craig S
30 January 2016|
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Response from skibran | Reviewed this property |
I don't think it is. The Palermo restaurants in the area all have different recipes. Not sure the grocery store pizzas are even from any of them. 95th street is by far the best.
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