Gemelli's Restaurant
Gemelli's Restaurant

Gemelli's Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.gemellirestaurant.com/gem-rest/
  • Phone: (631) 321-6392
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 10:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Gemelli's Restaurant
Ristorante Gemelli is a unique dining experience in Italian dining, bringing the best of North and South Italian cuisine in a comfortable, delightful atmosphere.

Ristorante Gemelli is the natural progression from the family's gourmet food market down the street which has been a staple in Babylon since 1988 and has been a Mecca for fine Italian food on the South Shore. Gemelli Fine Foods and Ristorante Gemelli is family owned and operated.

Ristorante Gemelli opened its door in 1997. It is tastefully decorated in the Mediterranean style with subdued lighting, cream colored walls with sea foam green and brick accents, and atrium with high ceilings and gracefully draped curtains. Candle lit tables and Italian music softly playing in the background add a romantic touch to this comfortable, airy dining room, one of the prettiest on Long Island. Both the quality of the food and the restaurant's atmosphere combine to ensure that guests have a positive experience.
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Gemelli's Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
31 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (18)romantic (17)fit for foodies (14)neighborhood gem (12)good for groups (8)notable wine list (7)hot spot (2)great for brunch (2)great for lunch (2)late-night find (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Out with friends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Great place for Itallian. Can get crowded but you can still have a conversation. Fantastic time...waiter was a little goofy, but a great place for 2 to 10 people
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good
    Sonny
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We booked a last minute Saturday night reservation and were pleasantly surprised. The food was great, particularly the seafood dishes and the hot antipasto platter. The place was packed but with a warm neighborhood atmosphere. It was last minute so our table was not great. The service could use some refinement in that we had to ask what the specials were and they were sometimes hard to find. Despite this, the food is the standout here and is well worth a return visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best menu in town
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Ernesto was a great surprise. His knowledge of the wine list and recommendation for the stuffed veal chop was an added bonus. George and his family have a winner in the nice village of Babylon. I hope to visit both again soon. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • go to spot
    Foodster
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    food and service were excellent. the atmosphere of the restaurant is very warm and cozy with the fire place, reminded me of being in Italy. I would absolutely go back. definitely a recommended place to go! loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed Diner
    enjygoodeats
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Our Food Week experience was a disappointment. The service was very slow, it almost seemed that there was only 1 waiter in the whole place. 3 of our 4 orders of Osso Bucco were good, but the 4th was nothing but grizzle. We've eaten there before and where delighted with the food and service, but not this time.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • always wonderful food was great an
    BFD342
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    the food and service was wonderful everything is great at this restaurant
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First time
    CookieMonster
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Beautiful restaurant; good assortment of choices on the menu plus specials. Started with Blue Point Oysters - very fresh. Waitress taken aback when we asked for extra horseradish and hot sauce (?). Stuffed baby artichokes were excellent. My halibut special with autum vegetables was not good - asked for lemon wine sauce with it but there wasn't any and the vegetables were hard - not roasted enough at all. Husband had the branzino which he said was very good but could have been hotter when served. Dessert was the usual italian specialties - love to order zabaglione but the review describing it as berries and whipped cream turned me off. A neighboring table had it and that is exactly what it looked like.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and friendly service.
    Mitch
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We met friends at the half way mark. And we were treated nicely by both the owner and waitress. The food was very good and I will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waiter
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Giuseppe was excellent and very funny. A gem of a waiter.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never again!
    LoriVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The Pollo Marsala was tasteless, the rigatoni and shrimp was equally tasteless and the portion was tiny. The berries that were supposed to come with mascarpone cream, did not. It was simply a small portion of berries and whipped cream. We had to wait a very long time for our food, or to even get our waiters attention. I've had a better meal at a pizzaria. The prices were exorbitant for a meal that was almost inedible. Never again!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, but...
    lifoodie
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Good food, but the service left a lot to be desired. For a Friday night, it wasn't overly full, but the way the wait staff was moving, it seemed like they were packed. Additionally, at the table we sat at, everything could be heard, including the management yelling at waitstaff.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Old world charm and elegance
    Tablefour2
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Every time we eat here we we are made to feel that we are at home with a slice of Italy as a back drop , great staff ,service and food all rolled up into one .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • one of my favorite restaurants
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    I cannot say enough about how good the food is. Its been a while since I went there and plan to go back many times over. Service and ambiance are excellent as well but again, nothing can compare to the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sue-review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Always great food and service! A little bit of Italy in Babylon. The staff is friendly and accomendating in an authentic Italian setting with excellent menu of food and wine choices.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time won't be last
    DWBB
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We met friends that we hadn't seen in a long time at Gemelli's and it was a perfect choice. Large but not noisy. The waiters were attentive, served shared appetizers for us, but not intrusive. Very professional staff. Great menu choices and specials.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KMT4841VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We had a lovely dinner which was marred by a incident that should not reflect negatively against the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dissapointment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Seated quickly at our scheduled time, got our Pellegrino and first round of drinks rather quickly then nothing for the next 45 minutes. We did have bread but no butter or other accoutrements. Finally another waitress came to the table and asked if we had been served and said she would get our server. An hour in and we ordered an appetizer (Cheese Antipasto for two) and dinners which were Veal Saltimbocca and a Rigatoni with Chicken. Butter and Olive Oil for the bread were eventually delivered. The Veal was way over seasoned and the chicken in the Rigatoni was cubed. I have never been to a respectable restaurant that served cubed Chicken breast it was baffling, though the taste was good. Presentation was lacking all around.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best service
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    A great dining experience begins and ends with great service. We very lucky to have had Ernesto as our waiter. Along with the service the food was great also. From the appetizer through dessert.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional as always!
    Rafael
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Gemelli's was bustling this Friday night. They had a private party in 1/2 of the restaurant but the service and food was great and usual. The seasonal stuffed zucchini flowers are always a special treat. The branzino with risotto was delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 12 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 129 reviews are from the Gemelli's Restaurant reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Found it to be very pricy and not worth the money for what you received
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • excellent
    BFD342
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    excellent, the food, service was wonderful. The Veal was fabulous.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not what you think
    MLauria
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    I went to this restaurant on a thursday evening expecting a romantic night. there was only on other table occupied. The lights were extremely bright and I had heard the food was very good but I ordered Gnocchi and it was green and tasted like grass. My overall experience was not good at this restaurant. I had hoped for something better :(
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent!
    JRPC
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    I have been to Gemellis three times now and each visit is better than the one before. Come hungry and enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    This was our first visit to Gemelli's. In addition to providing excellent service, our server was a stand-up comic. The restaurant was lovely, the food very good, and the server made dinner a surprising and enjoyable experience. Unfortunately, we do not recall his name, or we would highly recommend him. We would definitely go back to Gemelli's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wrong Entree
    DrMMVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Restaurant was ok. Wrong main course arrived. Had to wait 15 minutes for the correct order while my wife ate. No apologies. The gluten free "linguine" were noodles. Food and service were otherwise satisfactory.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Excellent - but need bigger tables
    PopPopCooks
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Food was excellent, service impeccable. Only problem was table size - there were 4 of us and the table (not just ours) for 4 would be better suited for 2 only - very cramped.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always superb!
    LynnGuini
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    I have been a frequent diner at this wonderful restaurant from the day it opened. The food is consistently excellent. There has never been a single dish that I have not enjoyed. Everything is always cooked and seasoned to absolute perfection. The staff are super attentive and friendly. The atmosphere is wonderful. I never hesitate to recommend this gem to family and friends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Experience didn't match price
    1kidfamily
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    When seated you are given bread and and olive/garlic dish. The bread was very crusty and difficult to eat. The olives were delicious. My caesar salad ($8) was very fresh and definitely did not have store bought dressing. The chicken marsala ($22) was very tasty, but felt that there should have been a bit more chicken for the price. I had the apple sfoliata dessert ($8.50) which was delicious. The service was a bit slow and we noticed one table that was there about the same time as we were and did not get their main course until we were having dessert. Overall the food was delicious but we didn't feel the price matched the experience. We felt we could have had just as delicious Italian food elsewhere for less than half the price.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time
    Rico
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Service was great and attentive very friendly. Food was very good, pricing going rate. We had a favorite Italian restaurant but have been disappointed of late. We have found a our new place to go.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Spirited atmosphere
    Appreci8GoodFood
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Excellent food, Excellent service. What more could I ask for? Oh, yeah. Excellent wine selection too. It was a bit noisier than I expected but there were large groups and it turned out to be just people talking, laughing and having fun. I had a great time. I couldn't ask for anything more.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lantana50
    Lantana50
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Great food and service... Very noisy . A large party needs to be blocked off from the other patrons.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely evening!
    JRPC
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We went for Restaurant Week and thought the food, service, ambience were all very good and we will definately return!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • restaurant week
    KarenSq
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    we went during restaurant week and the menu was great. Everyone enjoyed their dinner. Presentation was very good. We added another person at the last minute and they were very accomodating. Desserts were also excellent. Loved the martinis! my sister had the martini flight. all good. i had the pear martini. Delicious.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • IT'S BECOME OUR FAVORITE!
    Kaidie
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    This restaurant is really a gem. It has wonderful service and excellent food. My frients and I meet there often to have dinner and sometimes we sit at the bar area for after dinner drinks. I love this restaurant and would recommend it highly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gemelli's is a Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    We went on a friends recommendation and were so pleased with our dinners; we decided to book Gemelli's for an upcoming event. We didn't find it overpriced for the quality and portion size of food. The staff was such great fun and really added to our dining experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely amazing!!
    Justine2404
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    This was our second time here and there is nothing bad to say about this restaurant from the delicious food to the wonderful service everything was just perfect!! I had the penne bozanzio which was absolutely delicious with the fresh mozzarella on top and the plum tomatoes. It was mouth watering to the very last bite. My boyfriend had the cavatelli which I had last time which is also delicious. We has the stuffed artichokes as an app, by far the best!!! Definitely would recommend and brag about this place because it's beyond amazing!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My dinner was delicious, but
    Lizabeth
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    My dinner was delicious, but my husband did not like the veal. He did not like the taste as well as the spinach. Also, we had a waiter that was catering to various tables but not to ours! The service was not as good as usual.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gemelli's 2-22-14
    bigeater
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Open Table system worked great. Restaurant sat us immediately. Food was outstanding and wait staff was very efficient and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We go to Gemelli's often,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    We go to Gemelli's often, the food is always excellent. The veal chop special is great. Our favorite waiters Ernesto and Guisippi are attentive, friendly, and always provide great recommendations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Italian
    MIXITDOCVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Classic Italian with many wonderful choices. Waiter was an older well seasoned gentlemen that was very efficient and helpful. You can easily order too much, but take it home and enjoy it the next day. Food was well prepared and presented nicely. Seating by the fireplace in the winter was charming.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate