Philly G's is an authentic Italian eatery set inside a multi-level renovated house. It features multiple dining spaces as well as an outdoor patio for guests to enjoy when the weather is nice. In addition to its traditional dishes, Philly G's offers an extensive wine list for guests to choose from. The restaurant features live entertainment on many evenings.
Begin the meal with a basket of fresh Italian bread along with an appetizer like burrata over heirloom tomatoes with pesto and balsamic vinegar or a hot bowl of minestrone soup. Try classic entrée dishes like eggplant parmesan, salmon puttanesca, gnocchi with broccoli and chicken saltimbocca. Each entrée dish at Philly G's is served with a cup of soup and choice of side.
Had a lovely time and enjoyed the food. Unfortunately this past Saturday was their last night open. Will be missed!
We can always count on above average Italian fare at Phiily G's - we've been coming here since it was Gilardi's - and the food and service was as good as expected. The location of our table near the kitchen door was less than optimal and this particular experience was a bit disappointing because of the ambiance (or lack thereof).
Food is ok. However, service is extremely slow.
Bread wasn't served after our appetizer was finished. After we asked for bread, it took about 10 min for the waitress to serve it.
After we finished dinner, we asked for the wine menu, it then took the waitress another 10 min to get the wine menu. She was busy with a couple of other tables and we finally got the wine menu after we reminded her about it.
We have been there many times. The food was just fair this time and the service was aweful
We think the restaurant needs some refurbushing. It is looking very tired.
The service degraded as the evening went on. We had a similar experience the last time we were there. I found the menu pricey for the quality of the food. We did enjoy the porch setting.
waitress refused to issue separate checks until management stepped in.
Consistently delicious food. Calamari appetizer is a great value. We've never been disappointed at Philly G's.
Let me start with a positive comment. My wife's filet mignon dinner was very good. However, my bacala (sic) dinner was terrible. I ordered this dish with great anticipation because I had it before at Phily G's and it was the best codfish dinner I had ever had--and I've had it many times before in New England. The codfish dinner I had recently at Phily G's was the worst! The codfish was partially raw and the potatoes were undercooked. The whole dish looked like it was made days before and was just warmed up and served. The complimentary dessert really didn't take the edge off my disappointment with my dinner.
Good was fair
I have been here before and always enjoyed the food. This night however my husband complained the there was to much garlic in the Veal Piccata. I had the Seafood Diavola, some of the seafood was cook to perfection but the shrimp and lobster over cooked. We will give them another try because of past experiences
I've dined here several times over the years and always liked the old school, romantic ambiance, menu offerings and quality of food. Things must have gone down hill the last year or so. We dined at 5:30 on the way to Ravinia. The hostess seated us on the indoor terrace, alone, where we were forgotten about for about 15 minutes. A bus boy finally came with water and bread and he said a server would come. I went to the hostess desk to ask for a waiter. They did apologize, but oh well. The waiter was pleasant. The soup was cold and the salad had brown spots, but we were hungry/hurried and picked through the salad and left the rest. When we mentioned something to the bus boy who collected the plates and the hostess who also came back to check, no one seemed to offer an apology. We thoroughly enjoyed the spinach tortelacci in gorgonzola cheese sauce. The Pork Chop Gilardi was butterflied, bone in, breaded and tasty. My boyfriend's steak was average. I've had better meals and better service here years ago, what happened?
The terrace view is lovely. Tyler our service did a great job. Food was very good. Very nice evening
Food not as good as I remembered. I had shrimp which was very chewy. Salad was delicious.
Servers seemed to be in a rush. It wasn't very busy so I'm not sure why they did this. They even cleared the table completely taking my water while I was still drinking it.
I hope this visit isn't a view of future visits. I'm not ready to write Philly G's off yet. I've had too many wonderful meals to give up so quickly.
Dinner was delicious. Ross, our waiter, was helpful, honored our requests and attentive. We had seafood dishes. They were outstanding.
Have been driving by Philly G's so many times and saw the Groupon to finally try it out! Sat on the enclosed porch and enjoyed celebrating our anniversary! The pork chop Gilardi was excellent and my husband enjoyed the meat ravioli... The restaurant is within an 100 year Victorian home, which made it interesting. Service was excellent!
Been to Philly G's many times over the years. Have to say a little disappointed on this visit with the service. Our waiter disappeared for 20 minutes at a time and seemed more interested in other tables than ours.
Restaurant is very good. Olive oil is outstanding. Waitress was very attentive to our table. Enjoyed the food.
Will never go there again. Took 20 minutes for a server to come to our table. We ordered the appetizer special only to have a bug on the plate. When we finally found the waiter, and asked for manager, he was so unprofessional. Said that's what happens when the back door is opened, bugs come in. "you should have seen the spider last week!". the wine my friend ordered was "old". smelled old. The owner never came back! We left! Bathrooms were also unclean.
Reservations on time, check! Service very good, check! Food great, check! Requested seating on the veranda, that was where we were seated. Enjoyed the evening very much. Already looking forward to our next dinning experience there.
The flavors and smells are wonderful. We ate outside to take advantage of the weather. We usually have at least one of the daily specials and have yet to be disappointed.