Gibsons Italia

4.8
495 reviews
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$50 and over
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Steakhouse
Gibsons Italia is a modern steakhouse featuring a world-class tour of beef and authentic Italian pastas and risottos.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Italian, American
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Hours of operation
Daily:
Monday - Saturday, 11:00am - 12:00am
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Phone number
(312) 414-1100
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Josa Sosa
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Cross street
​Fulton Market
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Wine
What 495 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
service
4.8
ambience
4.2
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The evening was wonderful, spectacular views, food and drinks.

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JG
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

overall great. Service was awesome and Phil was great

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MN
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

What a view!! Noise but good people having fun. Steak not up to Bavette’s

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Had the worst table in the house where the servers continually bumped my chair! It will be a while before I go back there, if at all.

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OT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous experience.

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

Fantastic service!! Thank you!

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gibson's is reminiscent of the old time top end restaurants with attention to detail, fine service, an informed and accommodative staff and an air of elegance in the dress of their staff and manner of accommodative service along with aid in selecting a menu.
It reminds ne of the glory days of restaurants such as La Francais where you went both for the food as well as the experience. A true 5 star experience.

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t
Chicago
63 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience at Gibsons Italia! The food was delicious, so many options to choose from, but it will be great to return and try everything on the menu! The service was really seamless and overall a terrific experience.

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DM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My mom was visiting from out of town, and every time I think Italia can’t surprise me or make my experience better... they do. What an amazing meal. Our server (Alexis if I remember correctly) was PHENOMENAL! She was so knowledgeable, kind, professional.... she felt like family to us. I mean... I can’t say enough. THANK YOU for making my visit with my mom so special. See you soon!

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DW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took out of town business associates to Gibson's Italia and we all enjoyed the venue. There was an issue with our initial seating but the management made changes to accommodate the 6 of us and placed us at a larger table. The service is beyond measure.

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B
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I go out to dinner A LOT so it speaks volumes when he raves about a restaurant for days after eating there. While I was ecstatic over the pasta with truffles, my husband ordered a lobster tail and filet and said they were each one of the best tails / filets he's ever had. Views are great, ambiance is cool and our waiter, Matthew S., was very attentive and made great recommendations

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JM
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here on a date this past Saturday and Nick S was the best waiter I've had over the past few years. He knew exactly when to check on us and provided amazing recommendations, picked out a wine for me that is now my new favorite. He went above and beyond and acted like he knew us the whole meal. Will be asking for him the next time we dine at GI. Best meal I've had in a while as well. Every course was on point. That free bread? Idk what was in it; it was magical. Steak was cooked perfect, I had crab legs that were fresh and very tasty. Nick brought us a dessert on the house and it was not something I ever would have picked myself, but it was SO GOOD; ice cream encased in an Oreo crust with candied bananas and whipped cream with a caramel drizzle. 10/10 would try again.

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OR
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelent place, excelent food, excelent view at the cross river

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M
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I recently went to Gibson's for a ladies lunch and it was fabulous! I ordered the king crab soup, which was not only beautifully presented, but tasted amazing! My meal was the filet sliders and they were perfect. Absolutely perfect! As for cocktails, I had a rose spritzer and it was perfectly light and refreshing. Overall an amazing lunch. I cannot wait to go back!

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MB
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service!!! The location is outstanding!!

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SD
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my son’s birthday last night at Gibson’s Italia.
The service and food were excellent!!!
And the view of the river made the event extra special!
We will be back

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AB
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

My only issue was that we had 5:30 pm reservations and did not get seated until almost 6:30pm

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

As longtime Gibson customers , we were excited to experience Gibson’s Italia . We booked several weeks ahead to celebrate my husbands 65th Birthday.
The restaurant is gorgeous! We were greeted enthusiastically and shown to our table immediately. The wait staff were attentive, informative and kind .
We ordered apps, shrimp cocktail, bay scallops special and an iceberg Gorgonzola salad.
Food arrived timely but failed to wow. Our entrees
Followed, Chicago rib eye, 14oz filet and CASERECCE pasta.
The steaks were good but not great. The pasta was tasteless and was only partially consumed. Gibson’s brought a dessert to celebrate my husbands birthday and we left content but not raving.
After consuming the salad and pasta (which is the only thing i ate that day ) i was violently ill beginning at 1am that evening and for the next 32 hours .
At 2pm the next day my family contacted the restaurant to let them know the situation.

Our disappointment lies in the actions of management! The manager on duty never apologized...denied any responsibility, wanted proof in the form of a hospital visit and claimed he was too busy to look into it. This could happen at any restaurant. It is the managements blatant disregard for
The public’s safety and lack of concern that is appalling !

There are too many fabulous restaurants in Chicago to patronize , why return to one that cares little for its customers safety?

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SM
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food, particularly the steak! Too busy to stick to the reservation time but tried to make up for it by buying us a round of drinks and appetizers for the party. The view is magnificent and service was quite good. Only complaint was being sat 30 minutes late.

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C
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location; great steaks - amazing service!!! Totally recommended!

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c
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

We have been fans since the opening & have sent many over so last night was very disappointing. Brought friends from out of town & looked forward to showing off the great view & venue. Didn’t get coveted window table but the one row away was really squeezed in - we were all bumped into often. Service was not the usual level of communicating & attentiveness. Food uneven - carpaccio, branzino outstanding. Risotto soupy. Rethinking January reservation.

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MT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most excellent meal. Our server Lucas was excellent. A must when in Chicago.

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very tasteful, service kind and a table with a nice view. Good choice of italian food.

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FS
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect! Delicious food, drinks and amazing view 😍

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JN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Reservation seating was 20 min late and our table was in a busy area so one person in our party was constantly getting bumped.

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y
Chicago
56 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is not usual Chicago downtown popular spot which really don't care about customers. THEY REALLY CARE ABOUT CUSTOMERS. That's the best parts I fell in love with this place. We had to wait for the table for a while but the restaurant really took care of the situation sending us 2 free appetizers and dessert!
That makes up for the wait. We live in River North and there are so many popular restaurants don't really care about service because they can still get a customers. Well look, there are so many restaurants won't survive. In this area, they are come and go. I will recommend this place to everyone!

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m
Detroit
24 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best food and service experiences I've had in a long time. Absolutely fantastic.

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j
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniverary

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I stalked OpenTable for weeks for reservations and was able to get some for my boyfriend’s birthday. This place delivers...on every level. The food, the view, and the service were impeccable.
I simply cannot say enough about how wonderful the entire experience was. They made every effort to go out of their way to make our meal incredible.
I will definitely be back. Soon.
Our server Matthew was top notch.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience was taken to another level by our waiter Michael. He is the the crem de la crem. He assisted my wife and I navigate through all the great menu selections and made the best recommendations by uncovering what we liked and what we were in the mood for. He was very attentive and every recommendation was on point. We will be back once again!

Oh and he made my wife’s birthday extra special by bringing a piece of the most exquisite cake. The food was amazing as well!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We went to celebrate my daughter’s birthday. Beautiful setting. We sat at a booth and gazed at the river/city. Food was good. Branzino fish delicious but had bones. Chicago cut ribeye was literally cut for you and became cold fast.

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M
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food & service was outstanding. Only criticism was that the courses seemed a little rushed. Wish there was a little time between the appetizer & entree courses. Highly recommended.

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OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday! Gorgeous view!! Sat next to the fireplace & shared apps & had great conversation.

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k
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Both food and service exceeded expectations.

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PO
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for our anniversary... staff, food, and overall experience could not have been better. Old Fashioned was excellent.

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TH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous, as always.

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p
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In town visiting for the holiday and came to Gibson’s Italia on a friend’s recommendation. Renee, our server, was incredible. The chef who came out to shave truffles over our pasta was full of knowledge and very interesting to listen to during his presentation. Overall, the entire experience was fantastic. Looking forward to coming back when we have more time to scope the dessert menu!

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DC
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday lunch. Outstanding.

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MM
Sacramento
58 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous Italian restaurant!! Stunning views & a beautiful dining room! Pasta dishes are delicious! Great wine list & wonderful service. It was a Monday night & the entire restaurant was packed. Hot spot in Chicago!

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London
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The waitress seemed to be in a hurry to move us out but other than that everything was amazing.

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