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Gianni's Cafe

18 W Station St, Palatine, IL 60067-5099
+1 847-991-1416
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good23%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“veal” (7 reviews)
“giardiniera” (2 reviews)
“bread” (7 reviews)
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18 W Station St, Palatine, IL 60067-5099
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service was excellent. I had the veal marsalas and my wife had the linguini with white clam sauce. They were both very good. The bread was also very good. I thought the prices were very high for italian food.

Thank Robin K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was here for party , so we had set menu of house salad, chicken picatta, mosticiolli with supreme sauce. Supreme sauce is absolutely divine.all at table also commented on how fresh and tasty bread is.

Thank lesyukon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Simply, everything went well on the several times I have been there for lunch or dinner. Service and food were exceptional, particularly on a busy night

Thank Lawlen
Reviewed 13 December 2017

I live in UK and come and stay w family in Palatine once a year. When I am here it's always multiple trips to gianni's. Large cocktails, prompt service and delicious food. Last time we had the short rib pasta-omg, and a breaded chicken cutlet...More

Thank karenk58
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

I had the chicken giardiniera with sausage. So amazing. They have a good wine selection as well. You won't be disappointed. Kid friendly too.

Thank johnmod
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Food is excellent and staff is great. Owners come around to say hello and make certain all is prepared and serve as expected!

Thank Moneysal
Reviewed 20 August 2017

We were a group of 10 and had a reservation. The table was ready when we arrived. The staff was super friendly and very efficient. Food was great. The best compliment I can give is that our group will definitely come back.

Thank rbw8461
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Now and then a friend and I attend Tuesday night special with a bottle of wine and appetizers. This doesn't happen more than once and month and not every month. I was shocked when the bartender remembered the exact wine I ordered in the past...More

Thank MAry Z
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Even though I live in Palatine I will never go the this restaurant again. Some may say I hold a grudge - I say management gets rewarded for their actions. Some years back a group of us waited over an hour for a table. Even...More

1  Thank Mr_Raphiki
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

A family atmosphere with a menu to match. You would expect good Italian and you surely won't be disappointed. Wine list is sparse. Service is conventional.

Thank Chaucer39
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Questions & Answers
29 June 2016|
Response from MAry Z | Reviewed this property |
I haven't noticed a private room, however it wouldn't hurt to call both locations. The deer park location is very small. Maybe they can shut the restaurant down to accommodate the party.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
4:00 PM - 10:30 PM
4:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 W Station St, Palatine, IL 60067-5099
    (Palatine & Plum Grove Rds.)
  • Public Transportation: 2 Blocks East of the Metra Station in Downtown Palatine.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Palatine
  • Phone Number: +1 847-991-1416
  • E-mail
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