We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Gamba Ristorante

455 E 84th Dr, Merrillville, IN 46410-6640
+1 219-736-5000
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good13%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“gambas” (39 reviews)
“veal” (7 reviews)
“bread” (10 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
455 E 84th Dr, Merrillville, IN 46410-6640
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (112)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 110 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

This is a wonderful restaurant where you can experience a truly elegant dining experience. You are greated by one of the Gamba family members and seated at a table with elegant appointments. There is a great selection of wine and several different beers. The bar...More

Thank ckramer4077
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

So I started off being impressed with the wide variety of unique dishes, everything from elk to rabbit to skate fin. Add to that a extremely knowledgeable waitstaff that took the time to go through some key dishes on the menu , with more elaborate...More

Thank Christine D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A. Absolutely. We were greeted by the owner with a smile and "Buono Sera"! When you arrive at Gamba, you can feel the relaxed elegance of the ristorante. The surroundings are beautiful and the people even more so. We were there for our office Christmas...More

Thank PartyOnIndy
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

This place is very nice. And the food is very good. I wish that the owner would be a little nicer. Unfortunately he can be quite condescending at times. The service was good from the wait staff and from the bartender.

Thank AnaTravelsForWork
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

I was dining with colleagues from work. They have a very extensive menu and wine list. The atmosphere is great. Request a second bread basket, you are you going to enjoy it!

Thank John T
Reviewed 27 October 2017

I had the 14 oz New York strip steak medium rare. It was perfect. The whole dinner was exceptional with attentive staff and relaxing atmosphere. My expectations were exceeded and I will return!

Thank Tine37255
Reviewed 15 September 2017

I have eaten at Gamba Ristorante several times over the years as well as having been a regular patron of its predecessor restaurant, Cafe Venezia. I have rarely been disappointed by the food quality and the service is always excellent. I most recently visited with...More

Thank Tula K
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Heard many good things over the years about this restaurant. Sure do not know why we waited so long. The architecture of this building is remarkable. The food, cocktails and ambiance are second to none. This is a must for everyone!

1  Thank unknowndiner
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Held a shower here in January and couldn't have been happier with how everything went. The atmosphere, service, and food were excellent. The tomato orzo soup was spectacular and the entree of pecan chicken, hasselback potatoes, and asparagus was wonderful. The hazelnut torte/cheesecake desert was...More

Thank Judy B
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Great food. Beautiful ambiance. Definitely a must try if your in Merrillville... the food was so good me and my husband loved it. We have been in twice this month And our servers rick and Austin were great too... I worked in restaurant business way...More

Thank candace a
Nearby HotelsSee all 22 hotels in Merrillville
Knights Inn Merrillville
8 reviews
.59 km away
Holiday Inn Express Merrillville
62 reviews
.62 km away
Hampton Inn Merrillville
423 reviews
.63 km away
Red Roof Inn - Merrillville
219 reviews
.70 km away
Nearby Restaurants
429 reviews
.65 km away
166 reviews
.70 km away
Old Chicago
142 reviews
.86 km away
Nearby Attractions
Albanese Candy Factory
419 reviews
5.24 km away
Star Plaza Theatre
97 reviews
1.01 km away
Chicagoland Popcorn
23 reviews
5.18 km away
Southlake Mall
28 reviews
1.83 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
5 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from LFA11111 | Reviewed this property |
There is no children's menu. They are very accommodating and can modify the foods served to make them acceptable for children. When my kids were young it was not unusual for one to have pasta with butter and cheese... More
Richard M
22 July 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from KarenInMunsterIN | Reviewed this property |
No dress code. It is an upscale restaurant with impecable decor so no cut offs or swim gear. Outdoor dining is available in season.
13 February 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from KarenInMunsterIN | Reviewed this property |
I think the food is wonderful. If you have special needs, ask and they will accommodate.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 455 E 84th Dr, Merrillville, IN 46410-6640
    (Connecticut St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Merrillville
  • Phone Number: +1 219-736-5000
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing