Dario's in downtown Palatine opened Memorial Day weekend and
has quietly built a solid business over the last few months.
The menu features signature sandwiches and panini’s, flatbreads, fresh salads and homemade soups, along with dressings and aiolis which are made from scratch by chef and owner, Dario Dominguez.
Dominguez, along with his wife and co-owner Andrea, take a very hands-on approach to the business, and one or both are always there during hours of operation.
The restaurant is open Mondays from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday
from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Dario's is closed on Sundays.
In addition to eating in, carry-out orders are also
available. Ordering ahead of time is suggested, especially around lunchtime.
The menu is described as a fusion between Italian and Mexican flavors.
Popular items include the Fiesta Panini-a classic combination of hearty Italian bread with roasted pork-fused with habanero aioli, Chihuahua cheese and roasted peppers. Specialty flatbreads, with a spin on the traditional pizza-like offering, also have been a big hit.