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About Gemelli's Restaurant

Ristorante Gemelli is a unique dining experience in Italian dining, bringing the best of North and South Italian cuisine in a comfortable, delightful atmosphere.

Ristorante Gemelli is the natural progression from the family's gourmet food market down the street which has been a staple in Babylon since 1988 and has been a Mecca for fine Italian food on the South Shore. Gemelli Fine Foods and Ristorante Gemelli is family owned and operated.

Ristorante Gemelli opened its door in 1997. It is tastefully decorated in the Mediterranean style with subdued lighting, cream colored walls with sea foam green and brick accents, and atrium with high ceilings and gracefully draped curtains. Candle lit tables and Italian music softly playing in the background add a romantic touch to this comfortable, airy dining room, one of the prettiest on Long Island. Both the quality of the food and the restaurant's atmosphere combine to ensure that guests have a positive experience.

175 East Main Street
Babylon, NY 11702
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 10:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(631) 321-6392

Website:
http://www.gemellirestaurant.com/gem-rest/

Gemelli's Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (19)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Special Occasion (14)
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Good for Birthdays (13)
Romantic (11)
Cozy (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Authentic (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Business Meals (6)
Notable Wine List (5)
Casual (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Fun (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
Healthy (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

First, coat check was not attended. Second, MaitreD was dressed to sweep the cellar. Room was lovely, nicely decorated for Christmas. Caesar Salad was great. Oysters were old and dreadful. Ordered six, ate one. Paid for six. Bronzino good. Fillet Mignon ordered medium rare, served RAW. Steak was poor quality. Did not eat. Asparagus were good. Mashed potatoes were awful. Did not eat. Pasta special was a bowl of inedible mush. Did not eat. Decent Tuscan red at a fair price. Great waiter, Giuseppe. But, he failed to notice that we did NOT eat the food except the Caesar and the Bronzino. We paid for a lot of poor quality, inedible food. Will NEVER return.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 9, 2017

It was great !

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

We went for our 20th Anniversary. Restaurant was beautifully decorated for Christmas. Gave us the table by the fire place we requested. Everyone took great care of us! Love their food! My favorite is the grilled artichokes with the hot antipasto. Perfect place for a special occasion.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Excellent service and staff is very friendly and personable. Food was very good and I would go back again

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

A night out with friends was a very nice evening. Food was very good and service was top notch. Everyone enjoyed their meals.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

We have been customers for years, but Saturday night we sat at the bar for 15 minutes and the bartender ignored us. Other patrons were complaining that they were also being ignored. We went to our table , out of the four dinners ordered two of them were wrong. My husband and his friend ordered fish and they brought out the wrong fish. So we all had to wait a half hour for them to make new meals. We won't be coming back..

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

My server was outstanding. The rest of the staff however when thy walked by the table never stepped in to help out. The cuisine is phenomenal here. You will never have a bad meal. The fireplace is great when its on, it wasn't that night that's why the 4 stars.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food is amazing, service is great, wine selection is fantastic. The specials are a must order.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

We ordered Grouper for the restaurant week special, very surprised how "small" the dinner plate was, even another dinner guest at the next table made a remark (thought is was the size of an appetizer). Salad was good, nothing special, dessert was very good. Disappointed with our choice of grouper, it was tasty but would not order that again. Not a good value... Service and setting is always great!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

We went here during Restaurant Week. The meal, the ambiance, everything was first rate. The discounted dinner came to $162 for 2 with cocktails, a modest bottle of wine, tax and tip. It was worth it.
Looking at the regular menu, though, I estimated that a similar meal would cost around $250. It's not that good.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Gemelli's is a definite winner! The service was fantastic and very attentive. The food was amazing! From the appetizers right through to the desert! Will definitely come back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Service was excellent. Wonderful waiter and buss staff. Food was prepared exactly as ordered and was fantastic. The best lentil soup in NY.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

WE had not been to this restaurant in a long time.. We brought friends who had never been before. Our dinner was great and the service was excellent. Will revisit another time.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 13, 2017

Great ambiance, relaxing atmosphere, friendly and courteous hosts and servers, engaging bartender, and wonderful menu all make Gemelli's one of my favorite restaurants. All the food is farm fresh, beautifully prepared, and tastes amazing. Nice wine list with fair priced bottles and excellent desserts. Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

One of the great places to seek out on Long Island for those who don't mind paying a little more for great food, wonderful service, and at a venue neither out in the Hamptons or in the middle of Manhattan.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Great food and service!

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·Dined on September 10, 2017

We thought the food was good and service was excellent. We were pleased.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Food was excellent. Stuffed zucchini flowers were great. Excellent & friendly service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 8, 2017

Love the interior of this restaurant, so cozy! Food was excellent and so was the service. You could tell everyone in the restaurant was enjoying themselves. First time here for my girlfriends...we'll be sure to be back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Casual, Good for Groups, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We come here often. The service is great, the food is good and the dining room is warm and cozy.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Excellent dinner for six of us! Definitely plan to go again.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Romantic, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Casual, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

The waiter and staff were very attentive to our needs. The waiter knew the menu very well and make an excellent recommendation for my dinner choice which was delicious. This was my second time there and would most definitely go back for more.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

We were at Gemelli's for as rendez-vous with another couple that we only see infrequently. They like excellent food, which we certainly got. We also had very personal and elegant service, a friendly reception, and a lovely quiet atmosphere in which to enjoy catching up. People came and went but we did not feel the place ever got loud, and there was no pressure for us to hurry. Before we knew it, three hours had passed, and we had worked our way through many courses. You can expect to pay a little more, but the quality is really top-notch, while the place is comfortable and relaxed. Great place to enjoy a little pampering!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on August 8, 2017

Food was very good, service as as even better.. Nice setting and quite.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on August 8, 2017

I have been going to Gemelli’s for some time now and the food and service is always 5 star rated. One of my favorite restaurants

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2017

The food was delicious! The staff attentive. Overall experience was top notch!!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

This dinner did a lot to restore our opinion of Gemelli's.
The hostess was charming although we were not shown to a desirable table.
Our waiter. Ozzie, was attentive. The wine was fairly priced. The complimentary olives were a bit too spicy. The bread was fair. The baked clam appetizer was dreadful, dry baked, flavorless bread crumbs. . Do not order the clams. The fillet mignon w asparagus and mashed potatoes was excellent. The beef was first quality and cooked to order. The main course could not have been better. $40 was a fair price for such fine beef. $8 was absurd for two tiny scoops of ice cream. We will be back for the wine and the beef💞

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Very tasty Buratta. The pasta special with shrimp, mushrooms and sundried tomato was very good but the pasta was a bit pasty.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Once again, had a wonderful meal here. If you're in or near Babylon Village and want a good Italian meal, I suggest giving Gemelli's a try. ☆☆☆☆ across the board.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

We have been coming to Gemelli's for about 8 years. We've tried several other restaurants, but always end up coming back to Gemelli's. The food is always fresh and delicious. The wait staff is always friendly. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Wonderful food but pricey! Excellent pasta dish with pesto and shrimp although a bit pricey for 25. We asked the waiter the price of the blue point oysters which were a special and he said he would check. He came back and told us $1 each! My husband loves oysters so he ordered a half dozen. When we received the check we were charged $2 each so $12 for 6. We told him and he said he made a mistake is that ok? We said please adjust the bill please. He rushed off and came back clearly throwing the check at me in disgust. He was one of the rudest waiters I have ever encountered in all my dining experiences. Unfortunate ending to a wonderful meal.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Live Music, Authentic, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 7, 2017

lovely décor fair service food was good very friendly

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Really enjoyed the gift card from our children. Hostess very accommodating, when asked to move from a loud group of 4 people, she moved us without hesitation. The rest of the evening was great! We will definitely be back!!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 11, 2017

We always enjoy this restaurant. They have very good waitstaff, good drinks & delicious food. I would recommend this place.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Great service, good authentic Italian Cuisine. Only issue was they do not have IPA Beer. Other than that our server was really attentive.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Caring service, never an empty water glass, great food.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2017

If you're looking to spend $140 (including tip)at an Italian restaurant you've come to the right place. The food was great but dinner for 2 at this price is outrageous

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 (Key West)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Already left a review on the website. Very disappointed. We have been here several times before and we do not know what has changed but it was awful! Mushy pasta to a ravioli special that was absolutely horrible and the chicken pasta special , the chicken was dried out and hard. Special occasion for us and we couldn't have been more diappointed Waiter tried so hard to satisfy us we all felt the chef was the problem. Sorry but can't give this a good review at all.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 31, 2017

Service was great and friendly. Food was prepared and presented exquisitely.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Excellent meal with friends

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