Legacy by Giovanni's
Elegant restaurant with excellent food. Owner even stopped by to say hi. Not busy but was weds durning this crazy covid-19 hysteria.
Our server was very friendly and accommodating
We have been here a couple of times and this was by far the worst. The service was just ok. The food was a total miss...my husband medium steak came out still mooing and my chicken massala dish wasn’t anything to write home about.
Everything was wonderful! The Ribeye was cooked to perfection as well as the chillian seabass! We completed dinner with the 815 cake and that was delicious!!
The service was not good. We had to constantly flag our server down. When we flagged other servers because we could not locate ours, they would not come to just see what we needed to tell our missing server. Now, when we found a hair in our food, they replaced it. But, it seemed like with the response, it was normal thing. Now, in those situations (the hair), you would expect an apology by the manager. That did not happen. Our overall experience was not good.
Everything was great service was good. My only compliant is the water was warm and had no ice. But if that is my only complaint I would think the whole experience was exceptional. Thank you for making our night special
The food was amazing. Our server was attentive, professional and kind. It was a perfect experience
Angel was our waiter and did a great job. Mia is the best bartender! She is always so personable and makes you feel right at home! The dining room was beautiful and the ambiance was perfect. The noise level in the bar was a bit extreme but I know there was a holiday party going on so it’s understandable. We will definitely come back! This will be our new go to place for cocktails and amazing food!
Excellent drinks, food and service. We’ll be back to further explore the menu.
Rap music didn't suit the restaurant very well. Table was wobbly. 2/3 bread plates were chipped. One of the first bites of the shrimp-pasta dish had a shrimp tail in it that I had to spit out. The others liked their entrees. Large but not exactly deep wine selection. Bar crowd was loud even though we weren't near them.
Very pleasant experience.
We had filets and salmon both were outstanding. The side dishes are generous - we had 4 people and ordered 4 sides and there was lots of leftovers. Augrautin and mashed potatoes. spinach and asparagus all were excellent. 7 layer cake and ice cream for dessert was wonderful. The cake was very moist and tasted as good as it looked . The interior is beautiful and lots of cozy dining spots but also dining for larger groups and private rooms. Angel was our waiter and he did a fantastic job. It was our first time since the remodel and we will definitely be back!
Free introductory cocktail was a nice perk. Everything about the evening was great. And even free ice cream for dessert because we were celebrating my birthday. Wonderful evening!!!
Rockford FINALLY has a fine dining restaurant!!!! Before Legacy, my wife and I would drive to the Chicago suburbs or Madison. The food I might add is absolutely AMAZING and if you're lucky enough to ask for a table waited on by Angel, he will NOT disappoint!!!!
Pretty nice atmosphere. Drinks were good although a bit overpriced. Oyster Rockerfeller were delicious. Steaks were tender but felt that since they are not serviced on hot platters, they went from perfect temperature to barely warm very quick. Key lime pie tasted more like a cheesecake than a key lime pie. Service was VERY good though.
Biggest dissapointment was the lack of ANY dress code. I understand Rockford is more of a casual area but when you are out at what is supposed to be a nice restaurant and you see people in shorts, baseball caps and slider sandals it kind of kills the experience one might expect for a special occasion out when they are going to spend $300.00 on a meal experience.
I think if I went back I'd probably just sit at the bar and have drinks and appetizers, not in shorts and sandals though.
Service was excellent. Food delicious. Best steak of anywhere in Rockford.
Excellent experience. Seafood Tower was ample enough to share. Excellent service by Angel.
Top notch dinning in Rockford
Just a great Place! Enjoyed the cocktails, the food, service, and free cocktail to kick the night off. Just a great night!
Such a great vibe ! Christian always takes great care if everyone !!
We had a delicious, beautiful and fun birthday dinner. Our waiter Angel was outstanding in every way.
Highly recommend for a special evening!
Anniversary Dessert was given
The food was outstanding, and the wait staff knowledgeable and professional. The waitress was kind and easy going, and did not push us to make decisions about food and drink selections.
While we enjoyed our food at Legacy, the service was not great. At the beginning our meal, the service was fantastic, however as the meal progressed the service grew slower and slower. In the end, we ended up waiting over 30 minutes for our bill.
One of our steaks was also not cooked to our liking. We did send it back to the kitchen, however when it returned to the table, it was still not cooked the way we wished.
The Spanish octopus was fantastic however, as was the chocolate cake :)
We went there for the first time and thought everything was way overpriced. I ordered a fillet med rare and it had looked like it was charcoaled way too long. We will not be going back. The amount of money we spent we will find somewhere else to go and eat with our friends.
This restaurant dinner was for our 47 wedding anniversary. My wife wanted to see this new restaurant. The décor was very nice except for steer skull. Seating was comfortable. The service was great. The food we ordered was good but my medium steak has to be sent back for reheat. Very pricey for Rockford, IL but compares with Chicago prices. Would we come again? Yes for special occasions.
They managed to totally ruin 2 Wagyu steaks and our night. No attempt to make it right. Just awful.
Great night out! Service was great (forgot the young lady's name), good wine and excellent food. We can't wait to go back. Suprised it was very busy on a Thursday night.
They opened the restaurant for us on a day they were supposed to be closed. Was a great experience, as it always is at Legacy.
First time here, great drink menu and fantastic food.
Nice dinner. The ambiance, service and drinks were Wonderful and it has potential of being a real gem in Rockford. However, for the prices, I was expecting to be Wow'd but the food was just OK. They are almost there but it felt they were trying too hard to be overly fancy but then couldn't deliver the product when it came to the food. The menu is confusing and needs to be explained to a newcomer which seems odd. When ordering a $50+ steak it should include a side or two and not force the purchase of a large bowl of side that needs to be shared like at a buffet. That concept works fine if everyone is ordering steak or seafood but in our case some were ordering entrees that did come as full meals so the sides were over the top. All in All. I will go back for the beautifully romantic feel and impeccable service but am hopeful they consider revising the menu layout and offerings to items that will make my mouth water.
We had a party of 12 for dinner. They put us in a separate room with a square table which made conversations easy. Kim was our server and she was fantastic. The appetizers were great. They were many unique options. I had the tomahawk pork chop which was fantastic. Everyone else raved about their main course. Most of us are from out of town and Legacy is our new favorite spot for dinner when we come for business!
The food and cocktails justify the higher prices. Or 3rd visit and only one glitch with a side dish. Wait staff is very professional.
Excellent food; excellent atmosphere. Our waitress was very attentive as well!
This is our second visit to this new restaurant and w will definitely be back!
Been there twice now and AMAZING .... TRULY THE BEST RESTAURANT IN ROCKFORD!!
We ate there on Sat. 3/16 for our anniversary! The food was excellent. The reason I would not recommend it is that my husband and I both ordered steaks. His came out over cooked. So we ended up not really eating together since he didn't want mine to end up cold so I ate while he sat there. Since you order the sides separately, by the time his steak was brought out, the sides were cold. I had also ordered a sauce for my steak, which they brought out when I was half way through it. They did give us a free dessert, but still a little disappointing for the money spent. Everything is priced separately...break, salads, steaks, sides, etc.
We had a group of 8 people for a birthday dinner. Angel was our waiter and was vigilant to the end and handled our eccentric and diverse ordering.
Christian, the GM, was also gracious and very accommodating with inquiries on sourcing of meat and wine.
All in all, a welcome addition to Rockford and worth a trip and I would encourage Legacy to remove the sirloin from the menu...it just isn’t up to par with the other offerings.
Snake River Farms beef...winner winner!!
Thank you for the experience and we will be back!!
Do splurge on the wine list...Christian will provide great recommendations within your budget.
815 cake can be shared with 6 people easily!!
Good meal, my wife and I both the the filet and it was prepared perfectly. We will go back
My husband and I went to Legacy for our anniversary. We had drinks at the bar first and then a wonderful meal. The staff was very friendly and professonal. Everyone was very accommodating. We will most certainly be visiting this restaurant frequently!
Legacy by Giovanni's is rated 4.4 stars by 94 OpenTable diners.
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