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For 2
Date
Thu, 2/22
Time
8:00 PM
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Alex's Washington Gardens

4.7
609 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Dinner:
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
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Phone number
(847) 432-0309
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Jose Briseno
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Catering
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.
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Street parking with valet parking Tuesday through Saturday. Complimentary Valet Parking Tuesday through Thursday.
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Public transit
Metra North Line is two blocks away.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wine
What 609 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.3
ambience
4.6
value
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vipkgnstan (Chicago)
4.0  Dined 2 days ago

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.

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viperga (Chicago)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Food was good, as always, and the chef and waitress were wonderful about making accommodations.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Always exceptional service and superior food!
Thank you!

Robin Mosca

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IreneD 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Great food ,friendly people, great restaurant,
Thank you

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines Day

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Love this place, we never had a bad meal and I always feel appreciated!!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines Day

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GaryW (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Washington Gardens never disappoints! The host/hostess always remember a familiar face and the food continues to be fabulous.

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vipFoodie (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Delicious food, great and friendly service, cozy atmosphere, and complimentary chocolate cake because it was our anniversary. We'll be back!

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vipaperrella (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

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!

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HighwoodDave (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

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.

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KJPowers (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

Great food. Awesome waitress. Love this place!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Great, Food and Service were outstanding!!!!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Love Washington Gardens! Always great food and friendly atmosphere--thank you to Victor and Judy!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

Great restaurant. Exceptional food, we had Pizza and Veal Parmigiana, both were great and the portions were good for another meal!

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vipHPdiner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 15, 2018

Excellent Food & Service

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