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“Best pizza in Chicagoland ”

Palermo's Italian Cuisine
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Ranked #2 of 141 Restaurants in Oak Lawn
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$30
Cuisines: American, Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 1/2 block west of Cicero Ave.
Description: 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!
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Granted I am bias!!!
Been going here since HS in the ‘60.
Along with great pizza and Italian cuisine , Palermos has Wonderful charm and friendly staff.
Gets crowded... suggest making a reservation.
Enjoy!!!

Thank H0wardL713
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Reviewed 21 June 2018

You don't have to go downtown or to the north side of Chicago to get good pizza. Why deal with that hassle. No where to park, and difficult to get to. Just go to Oak Lawn and Palermo's on 95th Street. This pizza is the best. This sis the original Palermo's not to be confused with other locations in Tinley Park and Orland Park that have the same name but not the same pizza. Love the sweet sauce of this pizza and the little bit thicker crust.
You will not be disappointed.

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Thank pickles143
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Reviewed 15 June 2018

Chose this based on TA reviews. Sometimes we choose well and other times----- Ordered the Chicken Marsala, a salad and the garlic bread. The chicken came with "pasta". We were a block from the restaurant so when they said over an hour for delivery??? We went to pick up. We were right on time. The food was waiting for us, bad sign. Chicken was kind of warm. Salad was old. Garlic bread seemed to be sort of a hotdog bun with garlic butter on it.

Just assumed the "pasta" would be something you could have the chicken with-but no, it was in a marinara sauce???? Strange.

Should have ordered the pizza other reviewers raved about!

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Thank 52,761
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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Having moved from the Chicago area nearly 7 years ago we wanted to return to an old Oak Lawn standard in the Italian category: Palermos on 95th! How thankful we are that we did! This is one of those faves from yesteryear that continues to create memories for customers today.

From the warm authentic Italian bread and oil through the salads with that distinctive House made Ranch to the thin crispy pizza that simply is divine to the pasta with broccoli this place is wonderful!

No one has better Italian sausage on pizza or more vibrant sauce. It was a great night and from the looks of the crowd on a busy Saturday night is going to be around for future generations.
We sure hope so!

Thank Kevin U
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

The most incredible, mouth watering, delicious pizza I've ever had in my entire life! Well worth the wait and payment. Will definitely be coming back to Oak Lawn just to get a little slice!

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Thank morganzapimp
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