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About Alex's Washington Gardens
Made from scratch, family recipe Italian cuisine in Highwood since 1932, and at it's current location since 1982. Serving a selection of Fresh Seafood delivered daily including Salmon, Whitefish, Ahi Tuna, Mussels, Calamari, Frogs Legs..... All the classics are here, homemade pastas, hand carved and pounded out Chicken and Veal Parmigiana, Limone, Piccata, Calabrese, and of course Lasagnas, Meatballs, Osso Bucco, Chicken Vesuvio, and many more, and of course homemade desserts. Also, we offer some of the best thin crisp crust pizza, which was the first pizza served on the North Shore at Scornavacco's since 1944.
Highwood, IL 60040
Italian, Seafood, Steak
Hours of Operation:
Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00 pm
Closed Only Six Evenings a Year: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Years Day, Super Bowl Sunday, 4th of July, Labor Day
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Our entire restaurant and bar are available for private lunch or afternoon gatherings as we open at 5 PM for regular business. For off-site catering, we can provide food only, or servers and bartenders as you wish. Call Jim, the owner, at 847-980-1954 to discuss party and catering options.
Street parking with valet parking Tuesday through Saturday. Complimentary Valet Parking Tuesday through Thursday.
Metra North Line is two blocks away.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wine
Alex's Washington Gardens Ratings and Reviews
Had a fantastic homemade dinner with my girl on Valentine’s Day. Nice table was ready when we got there, food and wait staff were fantastic , and even though it was busy being Valentine’s Day, we were not rushed by the staff and had a wonderful, relaxing meal at a truly reasonable price. Will be heading back very soon. G. Weiner
I love this little neighborhood place seemingly treats everyone like family. Even though we arrived 15 minutes late for our reservation the host still accommodated us with a cozy table and the service was on par as usual. Best place for pizza in the area for sure!
The place was packed and we had to wait about 15-20 mins for our table although we had a reservation. The food was excellent. Our waitress was not the best. Not very chatty. Didn’t really check up on us. But the rest of the staff was great. Highly recommend.
Here's the dilemma when dining at AWG. What to order? Is it pizza, pasta, seafood, chicken, or steak? You really can't go wrong with any of these options, but it's still a tough choice. The solution, sharing! The three of us each choose a different chicken, pasta, and seafood entree. Delicious! And great cocktails and service as well.
Washington Gardens is a Highwood, IL landmark restaurant. I have eaten here since my late teens and always enjoy the food and the atmosphere. Offering a warm environment, not pretentious (which is hard to find these days), reliably good to excellent food and warm service. Plus, adding to this, it is often filled with people that seem equally happy to break bread with each other and eat here. Pizza delicious, chicken parmesan yummy, lasagna, classic Italian fare. Give it a try with a warm heart and good cheer. Guarantee you will enjoy yourself.
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