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Raffi's Locale puts extra high importance on choosing the right members for the team to provide an exceptional dining experience for every customer. The philosophy is to create a place where everyone feels welcomed, accepted, and appreciated. Every customer is significant to us. Therefore, we are ready to go the extra mile to create a warm and cozy environment with fresh and delicious traditional Italian dishes. Raffi's Locale is where you can relax after a long day.

Rafael Argudo  - HEAD CHEF


Raffi is a chef with all his heart and soul. He has over 20 years of experience in the field of Italian Cucina.

Raffi is one of the people who had worked his way up the complex and traditional way, starting as a dishwasher and watching the best leaders in the Italian Chicago Restaurant market. All his experience and passion for Italian cooking led him to a vision to create a local hang-out spot that will serve fresh, delicious Italian food in a rustic, cozy interior, all wrapped up with excellent service that will treat you as if you were a part of the family. Raffi's Locale is a dream that finally came true.

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