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Gamba Ristorante

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455 E 84th Dr, Merrillville, IN 46410-6640 (Connecticut St.)
+1 219-736-5000
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food and staff were great. This place is nice for an elegant evening. Food was excellent. Staff was extremely respectful and courteous. Most definitely worth the experience!

Thank brianjA997ZK
Munster, United States
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere is really nice for both lunch and dinner. The entrees are superbly crafted and the food is delicious. The pasta fagioli is to die for and the deserts are hand crafted. This restaurant has an excellent wine and spirits selection with many top shelf brands. The restaurant is family owned with many family members always part of the... More 

Thank Thomas J
Dyer, Indiana
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

Lived here 12 years and we just found about this restaurant. Absolutely amazing, atmosphere is very chic. Our server was friendly and very knowledgeable. The food was soooo good!! The calamari was truly one of the best we've had. Yes a bit pricey but worth every penny! Definitely going back SOON.

Thank Annette K
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

My friends 40th birthday dinner was here. We reserved the wine room it seats 10 at most but it's a cute area. I had leak mushroom soup it was very good and mushroom ravioli that had a funny taste. Also desert I had pistachio chocolate cake that was delicious. When I got home I got very sick a vomited. I... More 

Thank Patty D
MikeRueth, Executive Chef at Gamba Ristorante, responded to this review

Patty, My name is Mike Rueth and I am the executive chef at Gamba. I am sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectations. We are meticulous about our sanitation practices and take reports of possible issues extremely seriously. Like most of our menu, both the mushroom-leek soup and the porcini ravioli are menu items that small amounts... More 

Crown Point, Indiana
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Went with my husband to celebrate our anniversary. Our server Josh was wonderful. He walked us through every meal choice from appetizer through dessert and every recommendation was perfect for us! The veal tenderloin was amazing. By far the best restaurant in NWI and better than many fine dining restaurants we have experienced in the city. Truly a hidden gem!!... More 

Thank tsm1308
Crown Point, Indiana
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100 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Great food served with an artistic flair. Staff treats you like you are family. Could go to this restaurant everyday of the week!

Thank LFA11111
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

I love fine sea food but on the night that my wife and I decided to go out for dinner (it was friday) all of the fine restaurants like cooper hawk were full with at least a hours wait so I googled sea food restaurants on my phone and Gamba's was one of the restaurants that came up. the staff... More 

Thank Charles G
MikeRueth, Executive Chef at Gamba Ristorante, responded to this review

Charles, I am glad you gave us a try and enjoyed everything, please let me know the next time you are in so I can come out and introduce myself. Sincerely, Mike Rueth Executive Chef More 

Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Went here with my company and the food and service was excellent!! The most delicious juicy turkey breast I've had in my life!!!

Thank Bj1219
oak lawn
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went with another couple. The service was very excellent. Every table was filled yet we were never rushed. The bread was warm and fresh with nice spreads for a change from the oil and cheese other places give. I had the brick chicken with the truffle potatoes and it was cooked to perfection. My husband had... More 

Thank fastcarsaen
Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Atmosphere blah. Not much spizazz in the banquet area. #''s on the tables were a huge turn off, although I understand important for staff. Super crunchy bread good, cracker not so much. I right away asked about splitting bill, he mentioned on busy nights they avoided that, but said frustrated & with hesitates he could do it. 16.00 2inch round... More 

Thank Nikole R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?