Phenomenal food. I recommend it to everyone I know who loves to eat, haha! Anyway, I've never been disappointed by a single experience here.
Food was wonderful. Great flavors in Brussels sprouts as well as the salmon. We had a noisy table of ladies next to us so we had to move. Staff could not have been more accommodating.
Great food and cocktails. A must visit
We arrived early thinking we could have a drink at the bar before dinner but only 4 stool bar. They were nice enough to seat us early so we had our drink at our very small table. Service was a little slow and drinks were very good but our drinks. And in 2 different size glasses ( 1 being a Manhattan, the other a Old Fashion) delicious but 2nd drink came without the fruit and when your paying $12 per cocktail I’m expecting everything I should get. We ordered appetizers, excellent and dinner was good. I ate there the first time last February and everything was top notch and had tried several times to get in but they were too busy and could not get a reservation. So finally able to get in and just not as good as my first experience.
Amazing food in a cozy setting.
Food was just OK . We were seated 15 minutes after our reservation . We tried to use a Passero Gift Card and we told they could not process the card. If that were true they should have added that note when the card was purchased at their restaurant.
Once they move to their new location in early 2020 they will be a better restaurant.
Had a great time as always my date and I both love this place. The food and service never disappoint. Will be back for sure!
We had never been here before and it came highly recommended. We liked the bread with cheese appetizer. The chicken parm had an unusual spice which we did not care for. The pasta with it was underwhelming. The chicken needed to be thinner. The gnocchi had too much sauce and was a very small portion. The short ribs pasta took a microscope to find the short ribs. The sausage was ok.
For no alcohol, no deserts and no salads we spent too much for this dinner. Sorry but we won’t be back.
excellent as always. afraid with the move it will lose its charm, but i think the noise level will be better. i will continue to go because the food is wonderful and the staff is above average
Second visit because first visit was so delightful. Both times everyone liked their pasta entrees. The Brussels sprout small dish/appetizer was amazing. The disappointing entree was the Nice Piece Of Fish. 2 months ago it was amazing. This time the menu had changed. And.. not so good. The walleye itself was flaky and tasty but the breading was not very nice. Too thick and way overcooked bottom layer to the point of not being able to cut through it easily. I was so disappointed!
We will wait for the menu to change again so I can try another Nice Piece Of Fish. Because I know for sure the chef is capable of creating something truly delicious. Just not this time.
Birthday! Great spot
Food was fresh and delicious. We all had a hard time deciding what to eat because it sounded so good. Portions were generous. Drinks were great. We enjoyed our brunch.
Food was great and very good service...City prices so adds up quick. Cheesy Garlic pull apart was amazing and very filling.
We have been there a few times and I love the menu. Our waiter, Joe, was excellent and made great recommendations. I asked the waiter to choose between to meals for me. I just wanted it spicy. and it was perfect. I asked him to pick and surprise me.. I cannot wait to go to the new locations.
The food at Passero was incredible! Service was great/fast and I will definitely go back!
My wife and I dined here on a Friday evening. Each of our choices were presented to us demonstrating an understanding of proper plating. Each of our choices tasted incredible as well. Our dessert was incredible too! Our meal was outstanding.
My friends and I had a wonderful dinner at Passero. The food and service were great. I can't wait to come back!
Favorite restaurant in downtown Arlington, have been many times and will continue to go back. The food, service, and ambiance are just outstanding! Love this place
This place is great
Food delicious, a little tight for seating but a totally enjoyable meal. Would go again!!
Outstanding meal. Italian food with local improvement
Maybe this restaurant will expand in ALL aspects when it relocates. Passero’s inability to provide its customers with a dining experience is their biggest failure. People can eat anywhere, but choose to dine out for the overall experience.
We always enjoy coming here. It’s my husband’ and mine favorite Italian place. Food is always amazing but our service this time was less than desirable. The drinks were made wrong. We complained to our server who was also the bartender. He mentioned it’s how he makes them all the time. It might be that we’ve had other bartenders make our drinks in the past. My food came without shrimp which, I requested. They took back the dish to add the shrimp but left my husbands plate on the table. He waited for my dish to come back so his food was cold by the time it did.
Apps and dessert were great! (Ricotta honey, arugula salad, tempura cauliflower and peanut butter pie$. Main dishes, so so as they lacked flavor (braised beef and gnocchi).
The food is excellent every time and the staff is very helpful.
Great food and great service. Looking forward to trying more dishes!
Lively place. We had a wobbly table. Most of the food was tasty, though there were some unusual flavor combinations for my taste. I would recommend it to those with an adventurous palate.
It is what we come to expect from Passero, exceptional food, and outstanding service. We were seated up front and it was a perfect spot to celebrate our anniversary. Passero is one of our favorite restaurants in Arlington Heights and we look forward to returning soon.
The food was fresh and delicious. We were celebrating 2 birthdays and had a great evening.
WAY too expensive for what we ate. Service was very slow. Ambiance was non-existent. Food was good, not great.
Had a fun evening at Pasero. The cheesy pull-apart garlic bread is amazing, and now a must for any future visit!! It takes 15 minutes to make and arrive at your table, so make sure to order as soon as you are seated! The two Old Fashioneds were perfectly poured! The Mediterranean Salad was nice. 2 of our 3 main entrees (all pasta) were very good. The third was unsatisfactory though as it was not al dente like the others, but hard. Our chocolate peanut butter tart dessert with gelato was perfectly delicious/incredible! So all in all a very good experience and we'll plan on enjoying this spot again!
Can’t wait to go back! We went for brunch and loved everything!!! The quality of the food was exceptional!! Our server was attentive and very friendly...
Date night with wife. Food was excellent as always, and we love the ambiance. It was a bit crowded when we arrived but we were seated within just a few minutes and right on time with our reservation. Service was initially slow, probably because of the crowd, but picked up as the meal progressed. We had the burrata and Brussel sprouts for our app—our standard—and it was delicious. The Joe’s Old Fashioned was okay, but didn’t wow me. It was a bit on the sweet side for my taste. The Chianti-braised short rib was amazing and my wife really enjoyed her Ragu Napoletana. We capped the meal with the apple cobbler and I had a “Unicorn Blood” espresso. Both were excellent. Passero remains one of our favorite restaurants in Arlington Heights and I’m sure we’ll continue to be regular customers. Looking forward to their new location in the former CPK.
We went here for our Anniversary. I have to say after eating in most of the restaurants in Downtown Arlington Heights, and I can say Passero is the best restaurant in Arlington Heights. Great food, great service and a fantastic staff.
Excellent tastes with freshest of ingredients! Great waiter .
Food is always great.
As always, the food and service were wonderful!
Food was very tasty. Service was just OK.
We came for the Calamari and were disappointed that they were out of it. Most memorable part of the evening was the gnats that we were constantly bothered by.
Very pleasant lunch. Many good choices.
Great food, drinks were a small pour.