Great neighborhood restaurant.
Great neighborhood restaurant. Very good Italian food. Try the carrot cake for dessert.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Never dissapointed great food
Never dissapointed great food .So easy to make reservations through open table very convenient. This is how I will make future reservations
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
the create your own pasta
the create your own pasta is a great option, 12 different sauces (gravies)to choose from, the Crimosa is fantastic, the olive oil with basil and bread is the best
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food, nicely presented, great service. Maybe 2 too many tables in a small area inside the restaurant. This caused backing into/being backed into neighboring guests and a noise problem. Since we were visiting the area, we do not know if outside service would be available during late spring-summer-fall thus helping the crowding and noise inside. In spite of this, we would not hesitate to go back when in the area; the food/service is THAT GOOD.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Still one of my favorite Italian
Still one of my favorite Italian restaurants. Love the bread with olive oil, fresh garlic, parmassean, and basil.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great alternative to the
A great alternative to the abundance of chain restaurants in the Deer Park area. Even on a Friday night the service was prompt and the food excellent. I'm usually drawn to my favorite spaghetti and meatballs and I was not disappointed with this option at Gianni's. The homemade meatballs were particularly outstanding. I thought the entree prices were a little high, particularly for pasta, but everything was very tasty and of good quality. We will go back.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Gianni's is always very busy
Gianni's is always very busy on the weekends so make certain you place a reservation via Open Table.
We've been going there for 3 years and have never had a dissappointing meal. The food is always excellent. You could easily fill up on the oil,parmesan,garlic dip and bread they bring to the table before your main course! Serving sizes are large and I always bring home leftovers. I highly recommend the Chicken Picatta.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place for date night
Great place for date night with your spouse. Service was fantastic.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food and service
Wonderful, creative food choices including several ways to build-your-own pasta dish. The veal is amazing and the daily specials are clever. Service was outstanding. The atmosphere leaves a bit to be desired... the restaurant is packed on Friday and Saturday nights, and some nights during the week, with no place to stand and wait. Few chairs at the bar and the place simply gets too crowded and too loud to be relaxing.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food, service, evening
As someone who is very choosy about Italian food I was very impressed with this little restaurant. Great service, nice affordable wine list, good food in good portions. They put some thought and creativity into the menu items and use fresh ingredients. Been here a few times. WIll continue to come back. Great option for the Deer Park area.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Italian food
I can always count on Gianni's Cafe to deliver delicious food and great wine. It is one of my go to places in Kildeer. You absolutely need to make a reservation though since it is so popular! I recommend this place to all my friends and family.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
My experience at Gianni's
Great food, great wait staff! Enjoyed my leftovers the next day! We'll be back soon!
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
I visited Gianni's Cafe for the first time, and I was very impressed. It is a small place, but the service rivaled any large restaurant. We sampled several different dishes, and all of them were amazing. The waiter helped us pick out a wine, and even let us sample a few to try first. Items are priced a little higher but you get your money's worth in the portions they serve. We took home doggie bags of the appetizer and both entrees. Will be visiting again.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
A lot packed into a small
A lot packed into a small space. Althought rather noisy, the room was not uncomfortable. The service was very good and the food was excellent. Had a drink at bar after dinner, bartender was gracious and friendly. we had a most enoyable evening and plan to return soon.
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good little Italian gem in
Good little Italian gem in Deer Park. After shopping.....stop in for a bite to eat
Or a cocktail.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
A neighborhood Gem
Gianni's never disappoints. Great menu- great food, good service
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed our dinner, just very
Enjoyed our dinner, just very loud. We were fortunately in a corner so it was a little better but even there it was hard to hear one another.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful to have in the neighborho
The food never disappoints. The service is generally very good. Outdoor seating on a nice summer eveing is wonderful. Indoors the noise level can get elevated as noise bounces off the walls and hard surfaces.
Sausage and peppers are the best in the area.
Gluten free pasta is really good, never gritty.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing made to order pasta
The pasta was amazing, all made to order fresh. You also have the option to create your own pasta dish. The only negative on the pasta is the amount of food you receive for $15-20... you get WAY TO MUCH! For the price it is a good thing, but when you and your wife both order something you end up with leftovers for 3 days. Highly recommend splitting the main course and save room for the homemade gelato that comes in a the "shell" of the fruit flavor ordered. (ex: ordered lemon gelato and it came inside a frozen hollowed out lemon).
Overall the place is small, intimate and the small is very friendly. Great place, can't wait to go back!
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fall favorite is back...
...Pumpkin Ravioli with brown butter & sage! It's a hit!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always Fresh & Delicious
We've dined at Gianni's Cafe several times and always had a wonderful meal. We especially like the Sausage & Peppers appetizers. The bread and olive oil is awesome, too!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great night out
This is a favorite local spot that never disappoints. I've Ben here many times and never had a bad meal.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quality Italian in a cozy spot
Real quality Italian food in what seems like a nondescript location facing Rand Rd. But the interior is nicely painted to look like an Italian piazza scene and the food is really fresh. My wife and son had pasta entrees and I had chicken. I thought prices were just fine for the Long Grove / Kildeer crowd and considering there is enough for lunch the next day it's even a better value. Will definitely come again
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Seven of us were on a business trip and I chose this place for its location and Open Table rating. Everyone said their dinner was excellent! Several people ordered seafood dishes, one ordered veal, and a few others ordered "create your own pasta" where you choose the type of pasta, sauce, and meat/vegetables. Portions were large and the service was great. I will definitely go back the next time I'm in the area.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love Gianni's and we go there quite often. Service is good, food is excellent!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Friendly neighborhood Italian place
We're taking family when they come. Great staff. food and wines. The piccata and the saltimboca were fabulous.!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and ambience were very good. I only have one critical comment. I felt like we were being rushed out the door as we stood up to put our coats on. They began bussing the table while we were still standing next to our chairs putting our coats on.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of my favorite local places.
We have been going to Gianni's for several years now. Usually the Deer Park one but sometimes the Palatine location when meeting friends. The food is consistently excellent and the service top notch. The food is fairly priced for what you get. I usually get the Eggplant Parmesan or the Lasagna but the "make your own" pasta stir fry is very food also and can get you exactly what you want.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a favorite of ours. We ordered way too much food. By the time our entrees came we were full Keep that in mind when ordering, perhaps order one less meal. 1 amazing thing about this fantastic restaurant is we have NEVER had great service from the wait staff. The bartender was not the most pleasant and the waitress always seem to forget things like drinks,napkins silverware; the obvious things that are needed. If you want great food & are willing to sacrifice on the service Gianni's is a do not miss! I have been there at least 8-10 times so I wasnt "unlucky" getting sub par service. They are consistent in that department. Service is NOT awful just not what you expect on a night out.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Better than average
My wife and I shared the Zuppa de Pesce. Not really a Cioppino or Boullabaise but tasty. Very generous with the contents but the price also required us to split it. I would try something else next time we go.
Nice server, fun atmosphere.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a Good Place!
We love Gianni's, and have loved it for years. The food is always good, the service is great, and the owner always personable!
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM