Vince and Nina Santoro immigrated to the United States from Italy in 1969. After many years in the restaurant industry, Vince and Nina decided to take a risk and open their own restaurant in 1988, Frankie's Beef & Pasta in Oak Lawn. Thankfully, as the years passed, Frankie's Beef & Pasta became a success. It quickly became known for quality and tasty homemade meals. And gained much popularity with their famous beef, meatball and marinated chicken sandwiches. Customer's requests for large orders intended for special events launched the catering business, Frankie's Catering a few years later. The next step for the Santoro family was to continue pleasing the taste buds of the local families of the Chicagoland communities using their family recipes; however, that new adventure was a casual, fine dining experience opened in 2008… Frankie's Ristorante. Vince, Nina and their children, Frank & Angela and their son in law, Orazio look forward to serving the loyal clientele who have continued to support them throughout the last thirty years, as well as the new individuals they look forward to meeting.