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Gianni's Cafe - Palatine

4.2
501 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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About

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.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Saturday and Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Monday: closed, Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(847) 991-1416
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Payment options
Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
We have one private dining room that holds up to 32 people in our Palatine restaurant.
The Palatine location can be reserved in its entirety and accommodate parties of up to 160 people.
We also have two semi-private rooms. The semi-private room in Palatine can accommodate up to 50 people and Kildeer up to 90.
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Private party contact
John Kutrubis: (847) 991-1416
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Catering
Our entire menu is available for on-site and off-premise functions. We can customize any menu to fit your catering needs. We also can provide a serving staff & bartenders to work your catered events.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Palatine & Plum Grove Rds.
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Parking details
General Public Parking.
Complimentary Valet Wednesday through Saturday.
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Public transit
2 Blocks East of the Metra Station in
Downtown Palatine.
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Entertainment
Gianni"s Cafe in Palatine features weekly live entertainment on Wednesday evenings. The entertainment schedule does change, so please check our website for updates. gianniscafe.com
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.2  based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.2
service
4.0
ambience
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDKTHEPROMOTER (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on June 2, 2015

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!

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vipDuanesworld (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on May 30, 2015

Found this place on Zomatoe and what a find it was!! Great food and service! Definitely will be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on May 24, 2015

I've tried just about everything on the menu and it's all been amazing!

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vipMyopine (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on May 17, 2015

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).

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kevinfodor (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on May 10, 2015

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.

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julieb (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on April 18, 2015

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.

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UniversityGuy (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on April 9, 2015

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.

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Loveofmylife (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on April 8, 2015

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!

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whtb (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on April 4, 2015

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on April 4, 2015

Fabulous This is my new place to go with friends and family ..... Our server was fantastic

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DOORCLOWN (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on March 29, 2015

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.

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wheelingtraveler (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on March 28, 2015

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.

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emiller (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on March 15, 2015

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.

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dhm1234 (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on March 14, 2015

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.

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wheelingtraveler (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on March 8, 2015

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.

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