Gemelli's Restaurant
Gemelli's Restaurant

Gemelli's Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.gemellirestaurant.com/gem-rest/
  • Phone: 6313216392
  • 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
29 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (18)neighborhood gem (10)notable wine list (10)romantic (10)fit for foodies (7)good for groups (6)great for outdoor dining (3)great for lunch (3)hot spot (3)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (2)great for brunch (1)late-night find (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
  • 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 2007
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 12 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 117 reviews are from the Gemelli's Restaurant reviews archive.
  • 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
    MIXITDOC
    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
  • packed
    dine42
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    The food was good, service was very good. But they pack to many tables and you're so close to people you have no space even the waiter couldn't get get though between the tables. The place has a nice look very cozy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    The attention and constant awareness of the waiters was exceptional, very professional. The food from the appetizers to the desserts chosen for the table were very tasty. Notably, the owners are very proactive in their concerns and comfort of their patrons.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • The best italian food in the area.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    We go to Gemelli's often. The food is always excellent and the service is impecable. Daily special stuffed veal chop is always great, Pastas are freshly made.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Last man standing
    SteakLoverVIP
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    We checked in for our reservation at 8pm at 7:50pm and were left standing at the front door for 5-7 minutes with no one at the front bar or door. We ventured out to the main dining room where a waitress gave us a strange look and told us she thought the kitchen was closed. Again we were left standing there waiting for an answer. After 5 additional minutes (which seemed like a half hour) we left...without anyone telling us whether the restaurant was indeed closed. If the restaurant was closed then why did it allow up to make a reservation...very disappointing.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My Favorite Restaurant!
    ClasActVIP
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    This is the place where you cannot beat the food, ambience and service. A must if you've never been!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dinner for 2
    Candycj99
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    Went for a birthday dinner for my husband. Food and wine was wonderful. The specials were amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Fantastic
    Italianquassolo
    Dined on 12/16/2013
    Loved the food and our server was excellent. Being we had two in our party with hearing issues our server was a bit difficult to understand and everything that was said had to be repeated. However, he was an exceptional server. One person in the party dropped a utensil a split second later it was replaced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Festive!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    Great place to go for a Holiday dinner. Atmosphere is very festive and decorated beautifully!!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Father-in-laws Birthday
    KarlajeanieVIP
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    Arrived 45mins early. No problem we were seated right away. Waiter came over soon after that. House cabernet very good. I ordered broccoli rob and sausage ravioli excellent, my husband and father-in-law ordered the veal chop special excellent. Over all we really enjoyed ourselves. Will be back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 12/3/2013
    Food was good, service was a little slow as the restaurant was not crowded.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Everything!
    MariaC
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    I love this place! My husband and I often go here for dinner because the food is out of this world. The staff is amazing and friendly. They make it a point to greet you and remember who their regulars are.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A wonderful place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    A wonderful place for that special dinner with a loved one or friends. Service is top notch and food exceptional. Atmosphere is comfortable, although it can get a bit loud in a full seating. Great recommendation.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Timer!
    NicoleVIP
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    My husband and I recently had our very first Gemellis experience. We read the reviews and heard the great things but wanted to see for ourselves. We picked an earlier timeslot on a Saturday night. The restaurant was relatively quiet and the ambiance was beautiful. We shared a tomato/mozz salad, a chirzo ravoli and had two entrees (Salmon and Filet). Top that off with a good merlot, NY cheesecake and some coffess. Overall, the meal was delightful. Not sure we'd have any suggestions to change. This is definately a must on our list for the future. Hope you all enjoy it as much as we did.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely setting, great food
    Foodnana
    Dined on 11/12/2013
    Our second visit to this restaurant closed the deal for us. It's now on our short list of excellent Italian restaurant on Long Island. Food, service and ambience are great and we will be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.