Great food, service, staff.
Great food, service, staff. Very friendly.Love this place!
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
We took friends from CA...,
We took friends from CA..., great dinner and we had a blast!
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Loved the corner round table
Loved the corner round table for our group of 6; it was just the right size! Only thing was it got really cold in the restaurant towards the end of our dinner, which is funny, because I usually find it hot in your restaurant :)
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Best grilled calamari I ever
Best grilled calamari I ever had. Food and service was great.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
We have always enjoyed this
We have always enjoyed this restaurant and have tried many different dishes. It is one of our favorite Italian neighborhood restaurants.
3/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed our dining experience.
Enjoyed our dining experience. Food and presentation was excellent. Had amberjack, a fish similar to mahi-mahi and grouper that is not often found on menus in the Midwest, had it in Florida but never seen on a local menu.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Ordered 2 entries for 3...More
Ordered 2 entries for 3...More than enough. Fairly large proportions. The combinations of ingredients were great. the past dish was a nice combination. I like my pasta very firm...I should have asked for A'l dente. (It wasn't overdone)
I was pleased and would return again.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Hands down our favorite italian restaurant. I had a special this visit: chicken provolone, it was unbelievably good. We have never had a meal that wasn't wonderful. Lori gave us great service.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
My husband and I enloyed our
My husband and I enloyed our meal very much. This was a pleasant surprise. Service was great.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent service, food, and
Excellent service, food, and lively yet subdued atmosphere--very pleasant. Strictly honor reservations on Saturday nights.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
We've dined at Gianni's several
We've dined at Gianni's several times, and it's our "special occasion/romantic" go to spot. We visited on my husband's birthday and although we had 1 mishap with our dinner, our server was very, very accommodating which is always appreciated. The ambiance is great and the food is good. I'm more of a "healthy" diner and I know I'll be eating tons of cheese here, but the food is tasty enough to where it's worth the extra calories.
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very generous serving sizes!
Very generous serving sizes! Great entree prices that include yummy house salad & bread.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
We always look forward to
We always look forward to dinner at Gianni's. The food is always excellent and the atmosphere and service wonderful!
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Grilled calamari was amazing. The atmosphere is great and food was delicious. We all loved our meal.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was quite good. Pasta portions are enormous. My steak cooked perfectly. Atmosphere is lively with a great mix of families, small groups and couples. Recommend.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
We love this place!
Every time there is a special occasion, or just if we want a good meal, we head to Gianni's. The place is welcoming and the food, well, it never disappoints! There is something for everyone, and you can be certain it will be prepared perfectly! Can't say enough good things about this restaurant!
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a good experience -
Always a good experience - great food and this time particularly good service - we went early so it was not too loud, especially with kids, who don't belong at type of restaurant anyway...
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Italian done right
I have always appreciated a restaurant that honors your reservation by promptly showing you to your table. I have been to this restaurant several times and had their catering as well. They provide consistently good Italian food. Steaks, fish, Braciola are all good. But my personal favorite is the Country Rigatoni. We like to share our entrees, so we have a 'buffet' in the middle of our table and everyone enjoys all the dishes we have ordered. Thumbs up!
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
large portions of good food
the calamari diablo was fantastic, tender fried calamari in a red sauce mixed with mild Giardiniera. Asiago lobster was also terrific, lots of large lobster chunks over pasta in a rich asiago sauce. The tuna steak was just ok, kind of heavy handed on the salt. The wine list is good and the room is very nice. The veal Marsala was good but I don't know why they serve that boring pasta side with the bland nothing sauce, what a waste.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gianni's in Palatine
This was our second time at Gianni's. The food and service was so great the first time when we went with friends that my wife and I went back ourselves. We were not disappointed. The waitress was wonderful. We ordered the Calamari for appetizer and it was the best we had ever had. The meals, quantity of food and quality of food have always exceeded our expectations. We had leftovers and I am looking forward to finishing those off. We will go back again and will bring some friends with us.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and atmosphere
Really good restaurant. Drinks and food are priced above average. Expect to spend $50 per person.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Found a great new dish!
Can't remember the name, but it was chicken, sausage, peppers, onions & black olives -yum!
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is the first time I've
This is the first time I've been to this location(I've gone to the Kildeer location once before). It was just as good as the Kildeer location! The bread and oil is the best I've ever had at any italian restaurant in my whole life! The oil is amazing. Our server was great and friendly. I loved everything about this place. I will be back for sure! The only ''downside" which, I didn't mind, was that it takes a while for your food to come out. This happened at the other location as well. But, I HATE when food comes out really quick, so I don't mind. But a heads up for someone who might be in a rush, that it might take a while. But it's totally worth it!!! I can't wait to come back !
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place to dine
Food was delicious as was the ambiance. What a great restaurant!
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
My son wanted pasta with lobster for his 25th birthday, and it was yummy. All of our dishes were great, service excellent! Our server even brought him a desert with candle lit and 4 spoons without our asking!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
excellent food and competent service; excellent red sauce with the steamed mussels; (Don't be shy. Use your bread to mop up the sauce.); also excellent combination of shredded cheese and olive oil to accompany the bread; wonderful scarpetti (combination of chicken, authentic Italian sausage, peppers, onions, and olives); my wife loved her chicken cacciatore; delicious. Italian ice and chocolate bomba (had to take much of the desserts home; portions too large); will definitely return!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner for Four
Never disappoints - my favorite Italian restaurant. The grilled calamari appetiser is great. One order is plenty for four. The veal chop special when available is perfectly prepaired (medium rare) flavorful,juicy and tender. The Palatine location is larger and a little quiter and the food is the same as Deer Park. We have been there many times over the past years and will continue to return.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great as always
We have been to Gianni's several times. They have an extensive menu, and everything on it is delicious. We have always found the service to be good as well. You really cannot go wrong here!
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
We go there for the food not the ambiance because it is a little too noisy to be considered having good ambiance.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Have gone many times and the food is always delicious. In Love with the bread served with the oil and cheese. Everything I have ordered has been very good.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was the first time that
This was the first time that we were at Gianni's and would definitely go back. Our server was excellent, attentive but not on top of us all the time. Dinner was served at a nice pace. My husband had one of the specials which was chicken breast stuffed with a meatball and giardiniera, which was delicious. Our only criticism was that the pasta fagioli had mushrooms and din't look at all like past fagioli, but they were very accommodating and replaced it with the minestrone. Very pleasant setting and really enjoyed our dinner.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistent food, good service
Consistent food, good service in a vibrant atmosphere.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great New Place (for me )
4 of us dined and enjoyed excellent Italian Food. Needed a GPS due to all the 1-way streets in Palatine.
Chicken vesuvio was tasty but they used boneless chick rather than pieces. Still very tasty w/ excellent sauce. Server (Lynn) was excellent.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a wonderful meal and such a quaint place in downtown Palatine. Great atmosphere too and the desserts were to die for. Will be going back again for sure!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Other than service that was
Other than service that was a tad slow, the experience was great and the food delicious!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner with Friends
This is always one of our favorite places. The food and service are both wonderful.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We really enjoyed our first
We really enjoyed our first visit to Gianni's. I loved the décor and feel of the restaurant. Our server was wonderful and the food was delicious! Will definitely be back!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
First Time Diner
Our 1st experience and wont be our last! Our waiter Marco was so excellent with his suggestions that two people that dislike pasta tried it on his suggestion and we were not disappointed! The pasta was cooked correctly, not too hard or mushy, the sauce was not the typical tomato slop, it was a exquisitely layered cream sauce, for appetizers we had Sicilian Calamari for me and Bruschetta for my husband outstanding. We each had the Tiramisu for desert, melts in your mouth! The wine selection fantastic! The place is very loud, the tables are close together so having a conversation does take work. I would not recommend this place for families with children, for people looking for a mid price great meal you wont be disappointed.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great choice of gluten free
Great choice of gluten free pasta options and knowledgable waitress
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great Friday evening dinner
Had dinner on Friday night, Gianni's was bustling but not overcrowded or overbooked. Though busy, the server was attentive and timely. The wedge salad was delicious-fresh and beautifully presented. The linguini with shrimp, artichokes and broccoli was fantastic (a personal favorite). The trout on special was ok; the fish was cooked beautifully, but didn't think it paired well with the parsnips - too sweet. The spinach was overcooked with unnecessary bacon (particularly if you're a vegetarian); all that's needed is a little sweet onion sauteed in and it's amazing.
Would definitely go back and recommend to friends.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not Bad Considering
We have had nothing but the best food and service with each visit. The only complaint this time was the noise level, but considering it was Sweetest Day and Homecoming....we expected a crowd.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is my go to place in Palatine. They always have great specials! The Pumpkin Ravioli was fantastic this visit. I put myself on their email list to be notified when they have Stuffed Peppers (my favorite!) as a special. The food is very good and consistent from time to time. The staff is very friendly and the atmosphere is friendly and lively.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Last time we dined at Gianni's, our table service suffered as our served kept telling us how busy she was with a large party. It kept us away for a while, but went back last Saturday. Though the restaurant was busy, we arrived on time and were immediately seated. Our server, Melina, couldn't have been better. Gave us time to make selections and service was well timed. Only issue, the salmon was a little "fishy" but not enough for my wife to send back.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Party of 9!
We made a last-minute reservation for 9 people and were accommodated wonderfully. Our server was very attentive and we felt like we were her only table. The food was excellent!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always the best
Ginny and Mary great service. Manager always on duty and attentive to making sure every plate goes out hot and made perfect and consistent. I won't spend my money anywhere else in that town but at this place. I'm a regular. Chris the hockey guy
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
I LOVE THIS PLACE!!!
This was my family's first time at Gianni's and will certainly not be our last. We LOVED everything about this place! The food was very fresh, incredibly flavorful and exactly what all Italian food should taste like. Nothing was oily or heavy, which can be pretty common in Italian cuisine. We had the bruschetta, (AMAZING) the housemade pasta with marinara sauce (AMAZING) Eggplant parmasean (AMAZING) their creamy garlic salad dressing and raspberry vinaigrette are ridiculously delicious! All of their sauteed vegetables were incredible; so fresh and so good! The service was spectacular, the decor was lovely and I cannot wait to go back soon!!!!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM