Love this place. Some of the best food around. Everyone is very nice and prompt. Would recommend this to anyone and everyone.
My lamb came out so peppery that you could not taste anything but the pepper. My server was happy to replace it with an amazing veal chop. Everything was delicious and the service was perfect!
This is undoubtedly the best Italian restaurant in Indiana. Family owned and operated but elegant and beautiful. I never travel to Indiana without dining at Gamba Ristorante !
Wonderful dining experience. Staff is courteous and informed.
It was a date and Gamba was the perfect setting for a night of good food and good company!
Drinks could be better for is good
Per usual, we had a great dining experience at Gamba! The food, the service and the ambiance are all exceptional! We were there for a friend’s birthday lunch and a delicious chocolate raspberry torte was brought out gratis. It was large enough for 5 people to share. Gamba is the top restaurant in Northwest Indiana and we have enjoyed eating there everytime we go.
Excellent food, atmosphere, and service! We love this place and go for special occasions.
It’s a wonderful experience and fantastic dinner!
Very enjoyable night out
Took my wife out for valentine’s day lunch. Warmly greeted by the owner when we arrived, seated promptly and our server immediately came to our table. The food was amazing, as always. Definitely our favorite restaurant in the area.
It had been a while since my last visit to Gamba's so I was looking forward to our dinner. After I made my reservation I heard that their chef passed away which made me a little concerned about the food. No worries. The former chef must have done a great job of training his staff; the food was great! Make sure to try the veal tenderloin, awesome.
All of my guest said that Gamba was a nice place to have business dinner and also it was very good & delicious Italian food. We had very good time in this Ristorante. Thank you.
Some of the best food I've had in Northwest Indiana.
Excellent, every time!!
Food was excellent!! Michelle is a great host!
Always delicious food, wine, and the best service! We always order the special or a steak and savor every bite. The shrimp cocktail was awesome.
We have been visiting Benito (Benny) Gamba's restaurants for 25 years. Never, have we been disappointed. Always, have enjoyed the food and service. Nowhere else in the area can you find Elk, Rabbit, Lamb, & Duck on the menu. Not to mention the amazing steaks & pasta options.
The host and staff were very friendly. As usual, the food was OUTSTANDING
Absolutely love this restaurant!! I love that they know their frequent customers. Food is GREAT !!!
Always an incredible meal. Beautiful atmosphere & impeccable service. The owner, Benito & his personal touch make the whole dining experience even more special.
Cant complain about the food or the waitress. But when I contacted and sent my situation to the restaurants email, they never even responded and acknowledge my complaint. Below is my email sent to them to receive no response. I would love to return but if they cant even acknowledge my concerns I wont return and wont recommend to friends.
"To whom it concerns,
I want to start off by saying I am not looking to try to get any free meals out of this email, just to inform of a couple things i wasn't too happy about for my visit.
First off, I made reservations for my girlfriend and I for 7:15 for an anniversary dinner. We arrive 10 minutes early because I never like getting to places late. We weren't seated until 15 minutes after our appointment time at 7:30. If I make reservations and Im on time i would think i would not have to wait for another 15 minutes. Not a huge deal, just my opinion.
Secondly... My New York Strip that I ordered medium rare, and my girlfriends Filet Mignon (She ordered Medium). That being said when they come out they switched the cooking of them So hers was medium rare and mine was medium. No big deal, mistakes happen. They gave me a whole new steak they cooked. But for hers they just through it back in the grill. Im no steak connoisseur, but I do know when cooking them you NEVER want to puncture it. Which hers was completely sliced in half with a bite eaten off of it. Would not be a big deal if I was at a local cheap steakhouse, but if I am paying $50 for a steak I think it should of been handled a little differently.
Needless to say, the food was still awesome and our waitress was great as well. No complaints besides the two i stated above. I do plan on returning again soon, great atmosphere and drinks were good too.
Thanks for reading."
They gave us a free delicious piece of cake for birthday
The food never disappoints. And the service....impeccable!
the staff were exceptional! food and drink were excellent.
Lots of people and the staff was a bit frazzled and lacked attention.
The service was impeccable as always.
Dined there for lunch and had another enjoyable experience. The food, service and atmosphere are superb. This is the premiere dining destination in Northwest Indiana.
We met family at Gamba's for a lunch during the holidays. Service was outstanding...no complaints at all. Food was ok to good...but not great. Given the prices, I was expecting a little bit more. the lasagna special was simply layers of pasta on pasta with tomato sauce on the very top - disappointing. my chicken scallopini was super sweet...not what I expected or wanted. scallopini is supposed to be lemony with a briny quality in the background from capers. I couldn't detect any lemon flavor at all. they must have used a sweet wine in the recipe. I have to say again that the service was extremely good...but for the price, I will go somewhere else with more authentic and tastier dishes.
Although our seating area was full, it was very comfortable and easy to maintain a conversation. The service and the food was very good. We did not feel rushed.
The brussel sprout and stuffed pepper appetizers were great. Everyone also enjoyed their entrees and dessert. The service was impeccable.
Service was great. Our server Josh, and the owner Benny, made sure that our experience at Gamba was memorable. We enjoyed the ambience, and the menu selections. Special place, for special occasions.
Had a fantastic dinner at Gamba. Service was amazing. Everyone left smiling.
Wine selection is amazing! The staff is polite, knowledgeable of the entire menu. I have never left there dissatisfied with anything. The best fine dining in NWI.
I gave only 3 stars for service because of the hostess---she was not very cordial. The restaurant was busy and the men who brought the food to the table were gruff. The waitress was pleasant and efficient but the rest of staff seemed hard-pressed. The food is quite good and well presented, cocktails were great.
OVERPRICED for at best, MEDIOCRE food! This was the same reason when we at here about 6 years ago, but it we as the place the person hg acing a birthday wanted to try. Their U4 prawn was mushy and seemed like it had been refrozen before. The $30-Paeia was quite salty leaving your mouth always thirsty along with very tiny mussels and clams. The lobster ravioli was so expensive for such a very small amount of pasta with a cream sauce that was not very good tasting. And the only thing good was the OVERPRICED veal and the very basic balsamic vinegar brussel sprouts. We would've had money for our money at CIAO BELLA in Schereville, Indiana just 10 minutes away from Merrillville, IN. Warning---just save your money and go elsewhere!
We ate at this restaurant in celebration of my wife's birthday. This was the second time that we have eaten at this restaurant. The food is excellent and the service is very good. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a nice meal.
Went strictly for the Elk chop and was not disappointed It was great and I would recommend it
We used to have to drive to Chicago to get this kind of service & quality.
Always the best in food & service.
Service was impeccable. Request Derik if you can. Fantastic dishes, superb cuisine, especially the foie gras. Will definitely return