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Gatto's Restaurant

5123 Main St, Downers Grove, IL
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Ranked #20 of 146 restaurants in Downers Grove
Cuisines: Italian
Most recent review
- May 28, 2014
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English first
WESTMONT
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This place has a nice touch. It's family oriented and has a very large menu on the wall. There is something for everyone in your group. I had an office across the street from here so I had the pleasure of eating lunch and dinner here several times a week. You won't be sorry that you tried it, I guarantee... More

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Ridgway, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Great service, large portions. Calamari was delicious and reasonably priced. This has a family atmosphere with sports channels on the Tv. Not for a romantic evening.

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014 via mobile

Family-friendly, amazing food, super nice staff & service, cool exposed-brick open warehouse ambience, great value, and a well stocked bar. Intimate enough for a first date or anniversary, and casual enough to bring the kids or watch a game at the bar. Order the Chicken Milano... it's sometimes on the specials board, but they'll make it for you "off the... More

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WESTMONT
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

If you are in to top shelf Italian food then this is the place. It's packed all of the time. Huge variety of dishes. I never had a bad meal hear. I bring my grand children all of the time. Don't misunderstand me, most families have their children well mannered. It's a family place.

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Downers Grove, Illinois
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

They do not have it on the Menu but if you ask for this dish they will make it for you. It has the best taste and they give you plenty of chiken over angel hair pasta.

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
138 reviews 138 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Started out with great calamari and bread and all downhill from there. First time in many years I failed to finish a meal. My wife could not eat her meatball and I ate less than 20% of the main. Think the waiter would have given some indication that their meatball and meat sauce was spicy, but he was strictly an... More

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Downers Grove, Illinois, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

We live around the corner and wanted some pizza. It was a busy Friday night, so we put our name in and then noticed two seats at the bar. A bartender with smiling eyes greeted us, and then kindly informed us that they did not have the ovens to make pizza (but he'd understand if we needed to make a... More

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Darien, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

We went to Gatto's this week with a large group. Everyone at our table said their food was way too salty. The wait staff removed one woman's food while she was talking and she wasn't 1/2 done eating. Definitely pricey for what you get. The restaurant is very noisy. Certainly cannot have a nice conversation with dinner.

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Kingwood, Texas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

A great family joint. They are very nice. They always greet you with a smile It can get busy. It can get noisy But it is a great place for a family dinner. We like to go on Friday nights with my parents. We walk the car show downtown and then we go to Gatto's for a family dinner -... More

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Lowell, IN
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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013 via mobile

We tried this place on a recommendation from a friend and we really liked it. I was surprised when I read some of the mediocre reviews. We went on a Friday night and were able to get a table right away. I was very impressed because I had looked up the menu beforehand, but when we got there, the item... More

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