We had an excellent experience. It has the feel of a traditional neighborhood Italian restaurant with a broad menu and exceptional service. Friendly, warm, cozy. One of the jewels of Highwood.
Throw back in a good way. Food was good although on the basic side—just the way the clientele want it. Pizza is the best thin crust we’ve had since moving here 15 years ago. We went on a Saturday night and it was packed with regulars. Our table of 50 something’s was on the younger side but everyone in the restaurant seemed lively and the bar was full. Veal dishes were good.
Beth is the best waitress ever and Victor always greets us like old friends! Outstanding meal every time!
We are regulars. Great menu. Outstanding service
Our choices never disappoint
We’ll be back
Chicken Pomodoro and Pollo Basilico both tasted great! Never a disappointment.
Wonderful food & service as always. Our Favorite restaurant.
Food and Service has to be good to keep going back...three weeks in a row. The special family recipe for red sauce perfectly seasoned. Oftentimes, tomato sauce is acidic...AWG recipe is full flavored, well balanced and goes with any protein selection. I've had it with their meatballs, salmon, chicken...whatever selection ...it is delicious. Ample portions. Maria has luckily been our server for the last three weeks...she is pleasant, accommodating, sweet personality offering menu suggestions .
Wonderful authentic Italian food. Lively place, with friendly people and helpful wait staff.
large menu of very tasty Italian food with wonderful flavors. Looking forward to going back to visit again and trying other dishes.
This was our first time to Alex's after driving past it hundreds of times, but seeing the great reviews it gets on Open Table made us decide to finally try it out. And are we ever glad we did.
Every entree was delicious, and each included either soup or a salad. In our group there was two Eggplant Parms and one Chicken...and they were both perfectly done. The portions are decent sized, but certainly not like so many local Italian places that overwhelm you with portion size and lack quality. This is very much a quality over quantity place, and I would highly recommend anyone come for dinner, you won't be disappointed.
The only negative to Alex's was that it was a Friday night and the place was packed, and given that it is relatively small, my chair was actually in a very busy walkway and the people directly next to us were very loud, but it was a small price to pay for an excellent dinner.
Consistently great food and service. The salmon Oreganato and
salmon Lorenzano are excellent, the pizza is the Best anywhere.
We are regular diners here.
We have never had a bad meal nor bad service. The current owner is celebrating his 11th anniversary of buying the restaurant from the prior owners and has kept the consistently good, freshly made pasta and rest of menu the restaurant had 35 years ago when it first opened.
Washington Gardens never disappoints! The eggplant parmigiana is the BEST!
Very good. Nice servic
Always wonderful food, fantastic servers, superb bartenders!
as always, we found everything to our liking at Washington Gardens. Go there often and we are always satisfied. Nice place on Saturday night. They honor reservations
We all enjoyed our meals, whitefish was quite tasty as well as the gnocchi!
Comfortable, cozy place. Great service and fantastic food. Reasonably priced. Will definitely be back.
I love Washington Gardens and their pizza is to die for. As a teenager I frequently went to scornavaccos and had pizza, and it is still delicious. Love love love it!!
Our server was great, she knew the wines and was very pleasant.
Always a wonderful spot!
It was hopping by 6 pm and I highly encourage people to make reservations! The place is so popular, even "early" and it was busy with carry out and dining in.
The wait staff and bus staff are consistently good and we definitely love seeing our favorite servers. The staff does an outstanding job of supporting each other when it gets busy and it was wonderful that our busy server had backup when needed.
We ordered the Jim's favorite salad and pizza, both were quite good. We usually order the Chicken Pomodoro "to go" for a second meal for the next night but forgot to... Thanks again for another great night!
Wash-Gard, as we call it, delivers a great neighborhood feel, wonderful servers, tasty italian food and a "heavy pour". We love it and it always comes through.
Food gets better each time we dine there.
Took our Uncle (and Aunt) for his 92nd birthay to Alex's Washington Gardens for a nice, quiet dinner. There was a great selection on the menu, with baked ravioli and other pasta dishes being the generally selected fare at our table. Got a nice bottle of Chianti, Caesar salads, fresh bread. They kept our water glasses full and helped us move our meal right along. It never felt like we were waiting forever for food or a waitstaff person to come by. It is a popular place on a Saturday night. We got there at 6 pm and it filled up to capacity right after we sat down. it emptied out and then filled up again. They are doing something right! Would definitely go there again......
This restaurant has been around for many years. It is consistant in its's service and good food. The pizza is one of he best around; and all ldinners come with generous house salads. If around the North Shore - Highwood area, it is a go to place for a really good meal.
Food was good, as always, and the chef and waitress were wonderful about making accommodations.
Food is great. Pizza is the best thin-crust we've every had. We keep coming back because we can't find anything like this closer to home.
Always exceptional service and superior food!
Great food ,friendly people, great restaurant,
Love this place, we never had a bad meal and I always feel appreciated!!
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
Washington Gardens never disappoints! The host/hostess always remember a familiar face and the food continues to be fabulous.
Linguini with clams was excellent. Salmon special was also delicious. Salad was crisp and fresh. Very crowded and noisy. Service a little slow but it was a packed Sat night. They honored the reservation.
Delicious food, great and friendly service, cozy atmosphere, and complimentary chocolate cake because it was our anniversary. We'll be back!
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!
Food is always great at Washington Garden's. The scotch glass gets filled up, the steak comes prepared as asked, and the staff is so friendly.
Great food. Awesome waitress. Love this place!
Great, Food and Service were outstanding!!!!