Gianni�s Caf� in Palatine, Illinois, is a restaurant dedicated to serving authentic Italian food in a casual setting. Pasta, seafood and other Italian favorites made with the freshest ingredients highlight the menu. Gianni�s Caf� in Palatine is family owned and operated, which makes the customers feel at home as they enjoy their food.
If you come for lunch at Gianni�s Caf� in Palatine, you might want to choose from the seafood bar, where you can get oysters, clams, calamari and much more. Those who arrive for dinner will find some excellent entr�es from which to choose, like the tortellini con prosciutto or the stuffed peppers.
Gianni's does a fantastic job with their menu and quality of dishes served. It was packed on a Tues evening...that says it all!
Found this place on Zomatoe and what a find it was!! Great food and service! Definitely will be back soon!
I've tried just about everything on the menu and it's all been amazing!
Joined daughter and her boyfriend to celebrate Mom's bday. Gianni's, in our hometown, Palatine and near the train station (kid commuted from Logan's Square) is just too convenient & offers a scrumptious, diverse menu that more than satisfied all (and provided 2-3 meals worth of leftovers that headed back to Logan Square).
Overall the food was good. Halibut special was fantastic but filet trios were dry and over cooked. Pasta dishes were very good. Service was very slow however. Very little attention to the table and checking back if we needed anything. So overall the experience was fair.
The menu was diverse and the food was good. Everyone liked their pasta. The service was very good and they were very accommodating to my 5 year old. The wine/drink menu was good. They brought out a free piece of tiramisu because we were celebrating my birthday. It was ok but the other two desserts the the table ordered were pretty bad- caramel covered carrot cake and a lemon berry cake that sounded great but tasted like something you'd get from a cheap buffet. Even the ice cream was low quality. The service was really good and when they heard that we didn't like our desserts, they took them off the bill which was nice. I would go back there for food and drinks but not for dessert.
We had a double date, and ordered sea food and wine. Although our table had a low, flickering candle, we rationalized that as helping to promote the mood. There were children there, some of them behaved, but we stayed for three hours, had excellent food, wine and coffee afterward. The wait staff was extremely friendly and courteous and the food was beyond good. We are definitely going back. We also appreciated the valet service since there was a terrible storm, the one that stemmed from the tornados down south, but we didn't notice it at all--just the pleasant hum of conversation and soothing vibe.
We were goinng to be in the palatine area and I wanted to find a place to eat and I was looking for something a little romantic. I found it! Gianni's was perfect, white table cloths, quiet atmosphere, a beautiful bistro-cafe type resturant. The food was outstanding as was the service. It was a beautiful place to share some quiet time with the love of my life.
We will be back!
Service very slow between courses. My wife's Eggplant Parmesan was good and a large serving. Gorgonzola salad would have been better with a more traditional vinegar and oil dressing instead of what appeared to be a commercial dressing from Kraft or some other manufacturer. Cocktails were great. My entree of filet trio with gorgonzola was a disappointment. It had very little cheese and not much flavor. Baked potato was held in a steam table much too long and could not believe the waitress couldn't provide sour cream when requested. Finally, price was very high for quality/value delivered. I will not be back.
Fabulous This is my new place to go with friends and family ..... Our server was fantastic
TOOK THE FAMILY FOR SUNDAY BRUNCH TO GIANNIS IN PALATINE. FOOD WAS EXCELLENT!! HAD A LOT OF ITEMS TO PICK FROM. MADE TO ORDER PASTA AND OMELETTES. SAUSAGE AND PEPPERS WERE GREAT ALSO. $5 UNLIMITED MERMOSAS!! WILL COME BACK AGAIN SOON.
We enjoyed our first brunch there on Sunday and this time we tried it on a Saturday. There appeared to be only one waitress there on that day so I think Saturday is a slower day for Brunch. The food is still good although I suspect if more folks are there on a traditional Sunday brunch, the turn-around will be faster and the food will be fresher spending less time in the buffet pan. Like Sunday, their Saturday brunch has some dinner items as well as breakfast items. The only thing missing is soup and it is no big deal to me.
Had a fabulous time here with family for a birthday bruch. Great little spot in downtown Palatine. Great food and good price for the quality of the brunch selection.
We ordered a small calamari appetizer, it came out very quickly,not completely done. I ordered the baked artichoke. It was super much,soaking in broth and oil. Not very flavorful My husband loved his chicken spedinii,very good! It was very difficult to walK thru to your table. Servers had to take turns to get by the tables.Take a few tables out, and serve the tables with ease.
I went there with my family on a Sunday and their brunch is of excellent value. Except for the chicken tender, I love all the food items I tried on that day. In addition to the usual breakfast items such as french toasts, eggs and beacon, there were several dinner items as well. I am surprised that they even includes some shrimp cocktails as cold cut on the desert table. Custom made omelette and pasta can also be ordered.
The restaurant had a great atmosphere and decent service. For the price I would say that the atmosphere and service were up to par. As for the food, it was not good. I went with 3 other people, not including myself and we all were not satisfied with our meals. Not completely satisfied with food but am willing to try once more.
Went to Gianni's for a special birthday celebration and was thrilled with the food quality, exceptional service, great wine and desserts and excellent ambience. Highly recommended. We'll be back.
We had a great meal here about a year ago but, this time we were very disappointed in the food. We had a group of 5 and each ordered something different. Everything was bland and just OK. Service and ambiance are very good so this it is very disappointng that the food was so blah.
I had a make your own pasta that will be another dinner and a lunch. Huge portion, generous bread and super wine list. Mama Mia!!
I was amazed at the very first time I was here. So busy, had to sit by the kitchen counter. Didn't have a reservation but it was a very good meal.
Second time , day before Valentine's.
Service was stoic. Reservation on Opentable gave us 10pm table time. Kitchen closes at 10....? Called to change time several days before. Person did a good job of really not knowing what to do. Called a second time next day. Left message and they called back and made the time for 9pm. Ok. Another couple joined us by chance. Host was happy but they came at 9:30. Inconvenient for waitress and maybe kitchen. Four entrees and two bottles of wine. No tray of dessert offered after just a menu and no espresso available.
(While we sipped our wine and waited for the other couple, we watched as the wait staff presented the dessert tray and looked forward to that part of the meal. Espresso machine was off when we wanted one because it was time to close.)
Listen, if you are open to serve , the same ambiance should be given to the last paying customer. Even the music changed when they were preparing to close . You crushed our night out which we based our first great experience on and even invited another couple for the experience.
More money , no? We eat out a lot. Manager better understand thats what the job is...service.
Otherwise , don't take late reservations if you're not going to serve them as you would everyone else and can't wait to go home.