Gibsons Italia

4.8
696 reviews
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Steakhouse
Gibsons Italia is a modern steakhouse featuring a world-class tour of beef and authentic Italian pastas and risottos.
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Mexico City
8 reviews
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nos encantó todo!!

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M
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service is exceptional. Very crowded bar and waiting area to be seated.
Food was awesome except the Brussels sprouts were raw and unflavored.

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FP
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic, view is perfect, service was accommodating to our orders.

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p
Indiana
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing experience. The staff and food was above our expectations. The wine list was spot on.

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KF
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 5

Great view and service. food was mediocre at best.

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time. We came in on a Friday at 1pm, under a reservation. We specifically asked for a table by the window through our online reservation and it only took about 10 minutes extra to wait on one which was no problem— we had a drink at the bar. Most of the other customers seemed to be on a business lunch. Food and drinks came out beautifully. Everything was really Our server was very professional and helpful when it came to the menu, and was very patient when we needed more time. We will be coming back again!

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R
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gibson's Italia is set on the west banks of where the Chicago River branches North and South. The views are outstanding. Our waiter and Sommelier Robert Woodford took great care of us. It is a pricy but well worth it. The summer nights on the top floor are a great way to finish off a great meal.

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MK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Besides great food, the views really make Gibsons Italia spectacular!

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e
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

It's great food, service, view... Only challenge is the noise level. If you're there on a business dinner - it makes it really hard to hear the person next to you or across the table. There is a certain exuberance that comes with dining at any Gibson's, but you have to be prepared to really talk loud to have a conversation.

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RO
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

I expected a better experience, my meal was not properly cooked, we had to pour our own wine, had to ask for water and didn’t receive drinks we ordered. This is not what I expect from a very upscale and high priced restaurant. I don’t mind paying more for great food and excellent service. Gibson’s under delivered on this occasion. It was my sons birthday and I refused to let this damper the party.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing host! I don’t know her name but she had short dark hair and acknowledge the wait and treated us with a window table and appetizers. We felt very special and cared for. We didn’t even complain about the wait. It was nice to be recognized for being patient. Well done!!

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YC
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first time in Chicago and I’m super glad that I visited Gibson’s on my first day. Service was outstanding, very nice scenery and the food was delicious and came out surprisingly fast. Our waiter made sure to check up on us, refill our champagne glass whenever low. Super happy can’t recall her name but she deserves great credit for making it an extraordinary evening for my wife and I. Will certainly revisit the next time we are in town.

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m
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Food and service were wonderful; however, the noise level was a bit high. Also, the valet service needs improvement. We waited over 20 minutes to get our car while others that arrived with tickets following us got their vehicles prior to ours.

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VO
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful location. Perfect after opera dinner.

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H
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Literally the best Steakhouse in Chicago! Not only was the steak perfect, but just simply the view is worth paying for! Scott was our server and he really went above and beyond for us the whole time. We will absolutely be back!

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NJ
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience and food is sublime. I’ve especially enjoyed a crab bisque, it’s actually a reason we’ve chosen this place for our anniversary. A crab bisque gives create a tasting experience I could only compare to what I tasted in France, Paris. Go to place for an unforgettable evening!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and excellent, knowledgeable staff and service. Will definitely be coming back.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 1

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SK
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, beautiful view! Will definitely be back!

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BC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Would go back 10/10. Food, service and experience all a home run

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K
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Only one complaint . Waiter did not ask how my son wanted his burger cooked it came out well done!! Was not good !! Everything I got was Fabulous!! Beet salad delicious and cauliflower side Best I ever had !!!!

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L
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

beautiful view, great food. Perfect!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Our complete experience was so so. Upon arriving we checked in on the first floor with a very pleasant hostess who invited us to the second floor bar. Once there we met up with another hostess who was rather snippy and seemed bothered. We told her we needed a table in a quiet area since we were there on a business meeting/dinner. When we were finally seated about 40 min after our original reservation, everything seemed to go well. Food was great! Our waiter was overall attentive. Towards the end things got a little sour. It seemed like we were being rushed. Someone from our table heard one of the busboys commenting that”they just won’t leave”. Apparently our waiter had made some comments as well. When we left we brought this to our waiter’s attention and he offered to “make it right” by “discounting our meal”. That’s not the point, we spent enough money that night with liquor at the bar, 2 expensive bottles of wine and dinner for 5 people. We shouldn’t be rushed, I don’t care how busy you are. This is the reason we go to nice restaurants, to get top notch food and excellent service. We would gladly pay for that. Otherwise I’d rather just go out to Applebees. I typically don’t post but I hope their management sees this and corrects the staff to get their customer service in order. All in all, we won’t be coming back here. There are too many great restaurants with excellent customer service in Chicago.

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R
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not the seating we wanted, but everything else was exceptional!

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R
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

Food was ok, ambience was amazing. Sadly the service was just so slow. The server was nice, I just don’t get why the incredibly slow service to greet us and even bring drinks. It wasn’t super crowded as we went for a 2pm lunch. We won’t be back.

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d
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the most beautiful dining experience I have ever had

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely time. The food was amazing and our server was great. Everyone was very helpful.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it!

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VE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Michael, was great. It was my son’s 10th birthday and he made sure that it was special!

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Las Vegas
173 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding!!! Awesome spot!!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best service I have ever received at a restaurant

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MI
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here, incredible view.
We enjoyed a shrimp cocktail for starters, very fresh and colossal.
A double porterhouse was a fine steak to share, rare plus as ordered.
Had the gnocchi and brussel sprout sides to complete the feast.
Highly recommend!

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a
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

Hostess at the door wasn’t too welcoming! Server was amazing ! Food was mediocre! Ambience was amazing.

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S
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic view & excellent service!
The only minus is the extreme noise level. The restaurant is slightly better than the bar but conversation is difficult.

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KC
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top notch, well done, bravissimo!

Steak done exactly to request, pasta perfectly al dente, special request creamed spinach super, John our server one of the best we have ever experienced.

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NJ
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Deeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee-licious

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner with friends after Broadway play

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1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, steak was perfect, get a pasta dish to share as a middle course. Request a table by the window. Incredible view.

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s
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Ate on second (bar floor) which was nice but understand that 3rd level nicer. We had called earlier and were told lunch and dinner were on same floor. Nice ambiance and views. Service was friendly.
Scallops and filet were excellent.
Rigatoni with sausage was ok.
Sides (garlic mashed and brussel sprouts ) were also average.
Value IMHO on mid to low side.
Just too many better choices around River North to recommend highly.

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WW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

The building and view of the river was wonderful. I was not too impressed with the food. The Australian filet was not a winner at any price and the price was steep.
The view of the river at night was the best part of the visit.

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