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Permanently Closed - Philly G's

756 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Italian, Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
LUNCH 11:30AM – 4:00PM
DINNER 4:00PM – 9:00PM

LUNCH 11:30AM – 4:00PM
DINNER 4:00PM – 11:00PM

DINNER 4:00PM – 11:00PM

LUNCH 12:00PM – 4:00PM
DINNER 4:00PM – 9:00PM
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Phone number
(847) 634-1811
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
Near the corner of Route 45/Old Half Day Rd and Milwaukee Ave
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Parking details
Optional Complimentary Valet Parking on Friday and Saturday Evening
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Entertainment in our lounge Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening along with nightly specials Sunday through Thursday in the lounge.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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OpenTable Diner (Key West)
5.0  Dined on September 3, 2016

Had a lovely time and enjoyed the food. Unfortunately this past Saturday was their last night open. Will be missed!

Phil (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on September 3, 2016

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).

NewCustomer (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on September 2, 2016

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.

vipIFIgourmet (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on September 2, 2016

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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on September 2, 2016

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.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on August 29, 2016

waitress refused to issue separate checks until management stepped in.

gc916 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on August 27, 2016

Consistently delicious food. Calamari appetizer is a great value. We've never been disappointed at Philly G's.

RichardM (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on August 14, 2016

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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on August 13, 2016

Good was fair

vipellenmn (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on August 9, 2016

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

vipTurquoiseGirl (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on August 6, 2016

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?

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on July 29, 2016

The terrace view is lovely. Tyler our service did a great job. Food was very good. Very nice evening

MaryG (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on July 27, 2016

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.

vipALR1 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on July 27, 2016

Dinner was delicious. Ross, our waiter, was helpful, honored our requests and attentive. We had seafood dishes. They were outstanding.

Terese (Milwaukee)
4.0  Dined on July 26, 2016

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!