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Gaetano's & Ristorantino Mediterraneo

4.7
947 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Authentic (21)
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Chef Gaetano Di Benedetto is a native of the lush coastal town of Bagheria, located near Palermo, Sicily. He began as a kitchen apprentice in Palermo in 1978 and is a graduate of the prominent IPAS professional culinary school in Italy. His cooking career spans three decades, maintaining the title of Executive Chef since 1989 at restaurants throughout Italy, as well as France, England and the US.

While still in Sicily, Gaetano served as Chef at the oppulent Villa Paino, where he was accorded the honor of preparing state dinners for the Presidents of Italy, Francesco Cossiga, and Oscar Luigi Scalfaro. After leaving Sicily, Gaetano worked in such culinary capitals as London, Paris and Milan.

Chef Gaetano is a recent recipient of "Ospitalita Italiana" from the Italian Gov. This award signifies Gaetano's as an authentic Italian restaurant, 1 of 600 in the entire world! You will only find fresh, natural and homemade dishes at Gae
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:30pm, Closed Sunday
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Phone number
(708) 366-4010
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Gaetano DiBenedetto
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Catering
Call us for Details (708) 366-4010
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Cross street
Ashland
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Special events & promotions
See our website for Information, http://www.gaetanosforestpark.com
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 947 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.5
value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

We've been here a dozen times. It is always the best meal in the OPRF area

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4.0  Dined 7 days ago

My spouse and I both had pasta dishes. Personally my taste is smaller amounts of garlic. I love how garlic adds to the overall flarvor of a dish but when it is the main star I get a bit disappointed. I'm sure I missed some other delightful tastes because of what i consider to be excess. My two daughters would have loved my pasta..they love their garlic! I will go back and simply request a smaller presence to aby future dish and hopefully I won't offend the chef. It was an excellant meal and we will certainly return. My wifes pasta was the boar dish and it was excellant...she won!
Food was 4.5 and Overall was also 4.5 but we cant give half stars!

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vipILdiner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

My wife and I have been regulars at Gaetano's for many years. We went on Saturday night with two of our children and we all had great food. The chef accommodated my wife's special request for ribs with scallops, I had tagliatelle with lobster. The children had chitarre with seafood and rigatoni trasteverina. All dishes were excellent as usual. The service was prompt and courteous. I definitely recommend.

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vipSusan (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Always an amazing meal! Knowledgable servers. Very attentive staff. Delicious food!!!!
Can’t wait until our next meal at Gaetano’s!!

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RobertK 
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

My Girl friend and I enjoyed our meals and time at Gaetano's immensely.
We will definitely recommend to family and friends looking for a nice adult dinner.

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

Another excellent experience. Tried the barramundi and it was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
2.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

I have visited Gaetano's three times now and have not been disappointed. This time, however, was a different story. Valentine's day dinner; $85/plate: Service was as good as past experiences, until a hair was found in my fiance's dish. Server offered to replace the dish, we declined. He left the plate of food--with the hair--on our table for us to look at while I finished my meal. (gross!) Needless to say we lost our appetite. When I asked why he left the food on our table he blamed it on the fact that they are "exponentially busier" tonight than any other night. He ended up (reluctantly) giving us half-off our bottle of wine to make up for the hair in her dish after I asked that something please be done on our bill. Again, I've been to Gaetano's multiple times and the food/service have been outstanding until this visit. Now I am debating whether or not to recommend to friends. I hope Gaetano places an emphasis on customer service to match the food quality (typically) found here.

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

Simply phenomenal. The waiter was most accommodating and fun. Food incredible flavors!

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

Our waiter was wonderful and recommended a great wine to go with our Valentines Day meal. The meal was outstandinf and more than enough food for the two of us. All around a great experience. Will be back.

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

Gaetano’s never disappoints. Magnificent food. Attentive service by whole staff, esp. Bela!

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