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Gianni's Cafe - Kildeer
Gianni's Cafe - Kildeer

Gianni's Cafe - Kildeer Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.gianniscafe.com
  • Phone: (847) 550-8872
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: Our entire menu is available for on-site and off-premise functions. We can customize any menu to fit your catering needs. We also can provide a serving staff & bartenders to work your catered events.
  • Private Party Facilities: We have one private dining room that holds up to 32 people in our Palatine restaurant. The Palatine location can be reserved in its entirety and accommodate parties of up to 160 people. We also have two semi-private rooms. The semi-private room in Palatine can accommodate up to 50 people and Kildeer up to 90
  • Private Party Contact: Jen Chanda (847) 550-8872

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lake Cook
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Large mall parking lot w/additional parking in back.
A word from Gianni's Cafe - Kildeer
For the past 10 years we have been serving some of the freshest seafood, pasta and other Italian entrees in the Chicagoland area. Our mission is to present authentic Italian dishes from all parts of Italy. Our families origins span Italy from Bari in the south to Siena in the north. We bring our family recipes to your table for you to enjoy just as our families have enjoyed for generations.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "Gianni's was just the place to catch up with some friends. The food was tasty and quite filling."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "We have been here several times and the food is always good. It is very small so the tables are close and it can be loud. During this visit the food was good as usual and the service started well but once we got our food we could never find our server and it took forever to get the check."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Gianni's Cafe is awesome as usual. Food is outstanding and service is excellent. Seated promptly and the wait staff does an excellent job of knowing their menu and repeat customers. Capped off an excellent meal by stopping next door in their cafe for gelato, which was out of this world."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The food was delicious, the wine was too, and the garlic/olive oil dipping sauce for the bread was fantastic! One of the specials sounded good to me other than the sauce, but then the waiter happened to mention that you can order most dishes with one of a number of sauces, so I did that and it was really good. The restaurant is a little noisy, but nothing that will keep you from being able to hear your dining companions"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The food is excellent whether you select from the specials, the menu or design your own creation. Service is outstanding. The only complaint is that it is a little noisy."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We've been to Gianni's cafe in the past and I really enjoyed my meal. This time, our meals we just so-so and they came out luke warm. I don't know if it was the specific evening or the food we chose, but it was good, but nothing special this time. I will go back, but will probably stick to their speciality pastas and meat dinners."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Great food !! Great service!! We have been coming here for years and it is always always perfect!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We were very disappointed in this restaurant. The ambience was terrible. The tables were too close together and the noise level was way too high. The food was fine, nothing special. Not a romantic place at all if that's what you are looking for."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "I had the country rigatoni, which was very tasty. The chicken was moist, the peas were sweet, the crumbled sausage in there had just a hint of spiciness and the sauce was very creamy. My husband created a pasta dish, which he enjoyed being able to pick what when into the dish. The waiter was attentive and yet not hovering. Our salads came quickly and the entrees came reasonably after we finished the salads. We took part of our meals home because we knew the carrot cake was amazing to eat. It is moist, with raisins, carrots, nuts, and of course you can't forget the wonderful cream cheese frosting! The slice is so huge, four people could share it. Our dining partners had the chocolate cake and said that it too was a mouthful of heaven"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Decided to try this place out by accident after browsing for new restaurants on yelp. Was a bit hard to find from the outside as it seems like an ordinary corner bakery, but once inside it is a completely different world. The food itself was great and I will probably be back for more just to try out some of the other items. Service was also great with fast workers."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Gianni's never disappoints, still my favorite place for lunch, business & personal. Great atmosphere, excellent service, but the food stands on it's own. "
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "I love this restaurant, but the night we were there the service was horrible. Our waitress was not very attentive and we waited a long period of time until we had our drinks refilled. I was really disappointed overall. The food was good, not great. I had the chicken milanese and the potatoes that came with the entree were very dry. They tasted old, not moist or fresh. My salad was doused with dressing which made it very hard to eat. I would suggest getting the dressing on the side."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "The food is fabulous, as well as cocktails and wine list. However, even though we were able to get a last minute reservation we ended up waiting about 35 minutes. This is a very energetic place inside, but great fun, and if the weather is good and you can get a table on the patio it's less noisy. Service was pretty rough because the restaurant was very busy (Saturday night at prime time), but the restaurant made it up to us. If you can hit this place at a less busy time it would be 5 stars all the way. The great food makes up for any flaws. Worth the effort!! Prices are reasonable. Martinis are top notch! Wine list is quite good. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Always great food and service. One of our favorite Italian Restaurants. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Absolutely love this restaurant -- been there several times and have never had a negative experience or poor food choice. Menu additions regularly and wonderful wait staff!! "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "We came to Gianni's in Kildeer for Mother's Day brunch with a group of 8. We accidentally made the reservation for 7 but they were able to accommodate an extra problem with no problem. The food was a great variety and delicious. The prime rib was perfectly cooked and we also loved the bottomless mimosas. We would definitely come back for a special occasion brunch in the future. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The food and service were excellent! Our entire party thought the same. Would recommend Gianni's Café in Kildeer to everyone. I will be returning for sure."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "I live in Lake Zurich and didn't even realize this restaurant was there. It was suggested by a friend. Awesome food. Will be back."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "The food was delicious and plentiful; there was enough left over to take home in a 'doggy bag' and enjoy for dinner the next night. However, the service was just a bit rushed and we were out of the restaurant in less than an hour. As we were leaving the hostess did not acknowledge us to even thank us or wish us a good night. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Food was perfect. I live in crystal lake and love driving out to this little gem. Palatine is closed on Mondays so we had to go to the Killdeer location this time. Service was a bit better than palatine, which is still pretty great. I own a restaurant myself so I am very critical when dining out...These guys NEVER disappoint! You can't go wrong dining here."
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "We had reservations this past Saturday night, and arrived at the restaurant a few minutes before our reservation. It took a half hour after our reservation time to be seated. Once at our table, our food service was rushed. Despite the fact that there were no other patrons waiting to be seated, and most tables had emptied out by ten o'clock, I think that the waitress and cleaning crew had other plans for the evening, and wanted to move us out as quickly as possible. Very let down by this experience."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Gianni's has never disappointed us and we know that we can always count on exceptional service, wine and food. Best to have a reservation or you will be waiting, but so worth the wait. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "We discovered this gem of a place tucked away in Deer Park Shopping Center. WOW, if you haven't tried this place, it's a must. Authentic Italian cuisine at it's finest. Jaime was our server and she was outstanding. Thanks Gianni's Café -- we'll be back! "
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Food was great, large portions for lunch, good selection of wine, nice and quaint. During lunch was quiet. Service great."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Delishous pasta. Great chicken Parmesan. Nice night out for a couple."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Favorite spot for Italian food. Consistent quality and service. Great place to take clients because you know the food will be top quality as will service. Great atmostphere."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Everything about Gianni's is outstanding. Absolutely love the food, wine and atmosphere."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Went here to celebrate my birthday. Had drinks at the bar first then sat down for dinner. The waitress was very polite courteous and precise with our orders. Everything went perfectly. Thanks Gianni's! Will definitely come back again."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "I have been going to Gianni's for years and I love it. small cozy and the food is fabulous. I love their sauce supreme! This Sunday the wait staff was short and our server lacked nay type of personality. There we 2 servers and no bar tender and the manager seemed like he was floating through the restaurant without a car in the world while the 2 servers were killing themselves. She was accommodating and sent over lovely delicious birthday cake for my sister in-law. The food is as usual very outstanding. They had large parties and no one seemed to be bothered by the lack of attention they were getting. We never had to wait a half hour for our order to be taken. All in all it was delicious. Maybe they should hire amore competent manager."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Excellent food, Great service. Only drawback was the noise level. Hard to hear at your own table, but the food outweighed the noise! Im going Back!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "We went to Gianni's on Sun. @ 6:15 p.m. We had a reservation, but there was ample seating available. Friendly greeting & our server was very helpful & efficient. Bread was hard to pull apart & not heated. Oysters were fabulous. Manager(?) stopped by at table after the apps were served to check on things. Stuffed pepper soup was colorful and piping hot which was good, but it lacked flavor. Fried goat cheese app was tasty, but the arugula w/ it was bland. The Seafood/pasta dish we ordered(special?) was delicious. Ample helping that we split & still brought home. Overall, a very nice dining experience. Only real complaint was that the restaurant was very chilly inside (We were not near a window). But would def. throw on warmer attire & return."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Small restaurant, with great food. Not the place for conversation."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I tried the chicken special (scicillian style ). I like spicy but this was a little too much. Too oily too. My wife got the chicken francesse sp?) which is my usual fav. She loved it. My brocoli was oily."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "This was my 3rd time visiting Gianni's and enjoy coming here for great food. I have enjoyed the veal dishes and have had their lasagna (with meat sauce) and all has been delicious. When busy it can be crowded, but if you're looking for a grat meal this is a place to go!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Love this local restaurant. Always have a great meal there. Portions are big enough to share or to take home for a second meal!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "We keep coming back, love this restaurant. The server was great as well as the food. For the price you can't beat it. Will definitely go back."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Food good, esp grilled calamari starter. Server quite rude and rushed, couldn't be bothered to explain any of the menu choices."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "It is always a pleasure to introduce someone to a restaurant you love and have them enjoy it to. I booked on Friday morning for Friday night within 15 minutes of the time I wanted and we were seated fairly promptly. I had planned on the tilapia franchese but was lured away by one of the specials. My dining companion, having heard me rave about the tilapia, ordered that. Both entrees were wonderful -- we shared -- and each took home enough for lunch the next day."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We have never had a bad meal here. The pasta, the seafood, the chicken and the beef all top notch."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "A favorite spot for lunch, dependable and consistent, always great!"
    Dined on 2/25/2014